Here are the 8 best movies on TV this Friday
Friday night is movie night.
At this point, our perception of what day it is appears to be even more skewed than it is at Christmas time, but we’re here to reassure you that you have, in fact, made it to the end of another week.
Friday usually comes with a more plentiful selection of movies on the box and tonight is no different; there’s enough variety in here that you should be content with at least one of our selections below.
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Film4 – 6.20pm
The seventh instalment in the X-Men series and arguably the best.
Clueless – Comedy Central – 8pm
Park your cynicism at the door and enjoy this now iconic portrayal of spoiled teenagers in mid-90s Beverly Hills.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life – Syfy – 9pm
Angelina Jolie takes on the role of the famed video game heroine with not a whole lot of success.
True Grit – Film4 – 9pm
Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin anchor a stellar cast in a western that’s up there with the best movies of the 2010s.
American Pie: The Wedding – ITV2 – 9pm
Lacks the punch of the first two American Pie movies, but still provides plenty of charm and laughs nonetheless.
Red 2 – E4 – 9pm
Veteran agents coming out of retirement to kick some ass worked to a certain extent the first time around, but the format started to grow a little tired second time out.
Detroit – RTÉ2 – 9.45pm
A harrowing account of the 1967 Detroit riots, released 50 years later, this is a typically brilliant piece of work from director Kathryn Bigelow, with strong performances from John Boyega, Will Poulter and Algee Smith in the lead roles.
Sausage Party – Comedy Central – 10pm
With a title like Sausage Party, you know what you’re letting yourself in for.
Featuring some of the most recognisable funny people since the turn of the millennium – Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride et al – it’s raucous, offensive and a whole lot of fun.