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31st Dec 2018

Here are all the best films on TV today

Paul Moore

Films on TV

Settle in for the day because here’s the best of the best.

There’s no need to do anything extravagant or extraordinary. It’s the last day of 2018, so just kick back and unwind by watching some films on TV.

On this note, here are the best films for you to enjoy on New Year’s Eve.

Crocodile Dundee -12.35 on RTÉ2

Call that a knife?

Big Hero 6 – 14.40 on BBC

Without a doubt, one of the best animated films of the last decade. We’re praying for a sequel.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug -15.15 on RTÉ2

The scenes at Mirkwood Forest and the Lonely Mountain are very cool.

The Dam Busters – 15.20 on Channel 4

Peter Jackson has been trying to remake this WWII classic for years. Bound to be kept on the TV if your Dad is flicking through the channels.

Goldfinger – 15.45 on RTÉ1

The daddy of all Bond films.

Maleficent – 16.15 on BBC1

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. A very decent take on the Sleeping Beauty tale.

The Wizard of Oz – 18.00 on Virgin Media One

Dorothy. Shoes. Kansas. Scarecrow. Lion. Tin Man. Witch. Toto.

You know the craic.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – 18.05 on RTÉ2

Sort of does what is says on the tin. A CGI spectacular with an incredible fight on a frozen river to conclude the trilogy.

Crocodile Dundee II – 19.00 on Channel 4

I don’t need one. I got a Donk.

Bridesmaids – 21.00 on E4

Is there anyone in the world that hasn’t seen it yet?

50 First Dates – 21.30 on Virgin Media One

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler really should do more films together. Yet again, they’ve fantastic chemistry in this rom-com.

Three Kings – 00.00 Virgin Media One

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

A cult-classic from David. O. Russell.

Basic Instinct – 00.10 on UTV

*That* scene does tend to overshadow just how good Paul Verhoeven’s erotic thriller is.

The Devil Wears Prada – 00.20 – RTÉ2

One of the very first moments when the world fully realised just how good Emily Blunt is in everything.

Goodfellas – 00.30 RTÉ1

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.

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