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05th May 2024

One of the most exciting blockbusters of the 90s is among the movies on TV tonight

Simon Kelly

Movies on TV - Twister

It will blow you away.

If you’re looking to stay in on this bank holiday Sunday, then you’re in for a treat, as there are tonnes of amazing movies on TV tonight.

Our pick of the choices this evening would have to be one of the most exciting 90s blockbusters – Twister.

The disaster film – which is about to get a long-awaited sequel – is a cult favourite and stars a glowing cast including Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour-Hoffman, Alan Ruck and Cary Elwes.

Directed by Jan de Bont, the 1996 flick centres on group of amateur but spirited storm chasers trying to deploy a tornado research device during a severe outbreak in Oklahoma.

Grossing a massive $495 million worldwide, Twister was the second-highest-grossing film of 1996 and received Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.

Twister contains everything you could ask for in a disaster flick – tension, great special effects, a pulsating score and a pacing that will blow you away.

If you haven’t seen it yet and are excited for the upcoming sequel, you can check out Twister tonight on ITV4 at 6.40pm.

If you aren’t in the mood for Twister, here are all the other movies on TV tonight

From Russia With Love – RTÉ2 – 6.15pm
Sean Connery’s second role as 007 sees the famous spy facing off against SPECTRE, who plan to avenge Bond’s killing of Dr. No.

The Predator – E4 – 9pm
2018 sci-fi movie and the sixth film in the overall Predator franchise, set between the events of Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010). Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, and Sterling K. Brown all star.

17 Again – Comedy Central – 9pm
2009 comedy starring Zac Efron and the late, great Matthew Perry, which follows a 37-year-old man named Mike (Perry) who becomes his 17-year-old self (Efron) after a chance accident.

The Green Mile – ITV4 – 9pm
Another beloved 90s flicks is among the movies on TV tonight – starring Tom Hanks as a death row prison guard during the Great Depression who witnesses supernatural events following the arrival of an enigmatic convict (Michael Clarke Duncan).

Jumanji: The Next Level – Film Four – 9pm
It’s very hard to keep count of the Jumanji sequels at this point, but this 2019 flick is the fourth instalment in the franchise. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillen all star.

Senna – Channel 4 – 11.20pm
Critically acclaimed documentary film that depicts the life and tragic death of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines – Film Four – 11.25pm
The third installment in the Terminator franchise and sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) sees Arnold Schwarzenegger return to his role as the T-800 alongside Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken.

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