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02nd Mar 2024

A hair-raisingly tense thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

Simon Kelly

Movies on TV - Sicario

It holds a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Among tonight’s selection of movies on TV is the incredibly tense thriller Sicario.

The 2015 flick from Dune: Part 2 director Denis Villenueve boasts an all-star cast including Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Daniel Kaluuya and Jon Bernthal.

The plot centres around an FBI special agent enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a brutal Mexican drug cartel, and it features one of the most intense scenes in cinema history (you’ll know when you see it).

In addition, the hair raising opening sequence has become legendary and will put you well on track for what’s to come.

Sicario is just another excellent addition to Villenueve’s back catalogue, which includes Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 and Prisoners.

While the sequel – Sicario: Day of the Soldado – didn’t quite live up to the brilliance of the first it’s still worth a watch. And, with a third movie in development, now is the perfect time to catch up.

Sicario is showing on BBC One at 11.55pm.

If you’re looking for something different, there’s plenty more amazing movies on TV tonight.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – RTÉ1 – 6.35pm
Quite possibly the best animated movie of all time.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – E4 – 6.35pm
Considered the weakest Indiana Jones flick, but still a bit of fun to watch.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Film Four – 6.40pm
If you need your Jumanji itch scratched this evening, here you are.

The Godfather – Film Four – 9pm
“Look How They Massacred My Boy”

Bridge of Spies – TG4 – 9.30pm
Decent cold war spy thriller starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance

The Girl in the Spider’s Web – RTÉ2 – 9.50pm
Reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander. It’s….Ok.

Star Trek Into Darkness – Channel 4 – 10.20pm
A very solid modern entry into the long-running franchise, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana.

Extra Ordinary – RTÉ2 – 11.55pm
A brilliant and underrated Irish comedy film starring Maeve Higgins as Rose, a driving instructor with supernatural talents who must save a woman from being sacrificed by a musician played incredibly by Will Forte.

Crawl – Film Four – 12.35am
Creature feature about a hurricane forcing a bunch of massive alligators to invade a Florida home.

Mother! – Channel 4 – 12.50am
One of the most divisive movies of the 21st century – Darren Aronofsky’s drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem is either the worst or best film ever seen, depending on who you ask. Find out for yourself.

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