One of Liam Neeson's best ever performances is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

One of Liam Neeson's best ever performances is among the movies on TV tonight

Spies, biopics, Marvel, sci-fi, political thrillers and heartbreaking dramas are all on the menu tonight.

The end of the weekend is upon us, and the only way to celebrate to is to enjoy one or more of the best movies on TV tonight.


Starting with...

For Your Eyes Only - RTÉ2 - 6.05pm

The fifth of Roger Moore's seven entries as James Bond, this is a very average outing for the 007 franchise.

Thor - Channel 4 - 6.50pm


Our first introduction to the God Of Thunder within the MCU had a much stronger Shakespearean angle than his current iteration as Marvel's most loveable himbo.

Eddie The Eagle - Film4 - 6.50pm

Based on the true story of Eddie (played by Taron Egerton) who decides he wants to become an Olympic ski-jumper, somehow successfully roping in the help of a renowned coach (played by Hugh Jackman). A heart-warming underdog story.

Ghost In The Shell - E4 - 9pm


Scar-Jo headlines this eye-popping but not always interesting sci-fi action thriller set in a world of cybernetic subterfuge.

The Longest Yard - Comedy Central - 9pm

A former NFA quarterback (Adam Sandler) winds up in jail, and in exchange for a shorter prison sentence, trains a group fellow inmates to play against the prison guards. 31% on Rotten Tomatoes, in case you were wondering.

Gemini Man - Film4 - 9pm


This SHOULD have been great. Will Smith is a world-class assassin who finds himself being hunted by a younger, faster, stronger clone of himself. Instead, the action isn't great, and Smith appears to be sleep-walking through most of it.

Official Secrets - RTÉ One - 9.30pm

Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode and Ralph Fiennes star in this political thriller set around the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. A decent watch.

Ordinary Love - BBC Two - 10pm

Our pick for tonight tells the story of a woman (Lesley Manville) who is diagnosed with breast cancer, and how that impacts her and her relationship with her husband (Liam Neeson).


It presents the diagnosis and the aftermath in a very matter-of-fact way, with an incredible set of powerful and emotional performances by Manville and Neeson. With a score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, we're warning you right now, you should prepare to cry. A lot.

American Assassin - Film4 - 11.15pm

A young CIA black ops recruit (Dylan O'Brien) and his handler (Michael Keaton) attempt to stop a rogue terrorist group from detonating a stolen nuclear warhead. It isn't the worst film on tonight, but might be the most immediately forgettable.

Footloose - Channel 4 - 12.20am

This 2011 remake can't hold a candle to the 1984 original, but it actually is still pretty watchable. If you'd never seen the Kevin Bacon one, then you might think this is really good.