Here are the 10 best movies on TV today
Five (count 'em) of our selections this evening have a rating of 85% or more on Rotten Tomatoes.
You'll have to wait up late for a couple of them, but if you can last the pace, we’d recommend burning the midnight oil for a certain Quentin Tarantino effort on ITV4.
That and the best of the rest on the box tonight below:
Kong: Skull Island – ITV2, 8pm
A magnificent cast – Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larsson, John C Reilly, John Goodman – with special effects worthy of an Oscar nomination, this is a top notch reboot of a franchise dating back to the 1930s.
Gravity – BBC One, 8.35pm
Reaches a high standard early doors and never drops thereafter…
The Magnificent Seven – ITV4, 9pm
One of the all-time greats.
Iron Man – RTÉ2, 9pm
Marvel fans might argue otherwise, but of all the Tony Stark movies in the Marvel Universe, it’s very hard to top the original. Superb from start to finish.
Entrapment – BBC Two, 9pm
A very meh late ‘90s heist movie starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery.
Central Intelligence – E4, 9pm
Switch off your brain and indulge in some good old fashioned buddy comedy with The Rock and Kevin Hart.
40 Days and 40 Nights – Comedy Central, 9pm
Man (Josh Hartnett) abstains from all sexual contact for the duration of Lent. Dude should have just stayed off chocolate instead.
Licence to Kill – ITV4, 9.10pm
One of the most famous, if not necessarily the best of the Bond movies. Still more than watchable, with Timothy Dalton in the lead role and a young Benicio del Toro making a cameo appearance.
The Squid and The Whale – TG4, 11.20pm
Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney star as a couple in New York going through a divorce, failing miserably to dilute its impact on their two sons.
Very witty and despite the subject matter, very funny too. Well worth waiting up for.
Inglourious Basterds, ITV4, 11.40pm
Uproariously funny, unnecessarily violent (this is Quentin Tarantino we’re talking about) and featuring a host of top performances from a brilliant cast, this is about as entertaining as it gets.