Here are the 9 best movies on TV this evening
A surprisingly good choice for a Monday.
That may well be down to the fact that today is a Bank Holiday in the UK, but we’re certainly not complaining.
And if you’re feeling jealous that they’re getting a day off across the pond, don’t worry, we only have seven days to wait until we get one of our own.
Anyway, here’s the best of a rather decent bunch of movies on the box this evening.
The Man with the Golden Gun – ITV4 – 6.40pm
Roger Moore’s second outing as 007 and despite the promising title, it’s one of the more average Bond movies.
Super 8 – Film4 – 6.45pm
JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg team up for a sci-fi thriller that has plenty of hallmarks of the latter’s most famous work in the ‘70s and ‘80s, with both adventure and charm in plentiful supply.
It’s not perfect, but if you’re a fan of either Abrams or Spielberg, it’s definitely worth a watch.
Paddington 2 – BBC One – 7pm
Speaking of charm, no movie does it better than Paddington and the sequel is arguably superior to the original.
If you’re in need of cheering up this evening, give this a whirl.
I Am Legend – Sky One – 9pm
A movie about a deadly virus that changes humanity completely might be a little close to the bone right now, but if you can look past that, Will Smith is excellent in a compelling post-apocalyptic thriller.
The Inbetweeners 2 – E4 – 9pm
Our heroes find themselves in Australia this time around for a sequel that is not as good as the original, but still has plenty of funny moments from Jay, Neil, Simon, Will and the supporting cast.
The Glass Castle – TG4 – 9.30pm
This 2017 drama delivers excellent performances from an excellent cast – Brie Larsson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson – but the end result is a little meh to be honest.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 – SyFy – 10pm
Truly innovative and inventive and, typically for director Quentin Tarantino, ultra-violent, account of a woman out for revenge against a team of assassins.
Sudden Death – ITV4 – 10pm
Jean Claude van Damme out to f**k shit up like nobody but Jean Claude van Damme can.
Suburbicon – BBC Two – 10.30pm
Despite the heft provided by the director (George Clooney), the writers (the Coen brothers) and the cast (Matt Damon and Julianne Moore amongst others), this film on racism in late 1950s suburbia doesn’t quite work.