Here are the 10 best movies on TV today 3 months ago

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.