Here are the best movies on TV this evening 1 month ago

Here are the best movies on TV this evening

It is Thursday.

Pat yourself on the back. You've nearly made it to the weekend. There's just one more day to go.

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In the meantime, as the weather remains unsettled and cinemas are still closed, why not relax on the sofa with one of these movies this evening?

Citizen Kane - BBC Four - 8pm

Often called the greatest movie of all time. Orson Welles co-wrote, directed and starred in Citizen Kane, which follows the rise and fall of a media baron.

Citizen Kane was in the news recently because of Netflix movie Mank, which centres on the writing of the classic, and because it lost its perfect Rotten Tomatoes score after an old negative review was unearthed.

US Marshals - ITV 4 - 9pm

Tommy Lee Jones reprises his Oscar-winning role from The Fugitive in this spin-off movie, also starring Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! - Comedy Central - 9pm

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Airplane's Leslie Nielsen stars in another hilarious spoof, which essentially does for police procedurals what Airplane did for disaster films.

The Infiltrator - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Bryan Cranston stars as a US Customs special agent, who in the 1980s helped bust Pablo Escobar's money-laundering organisation by going undercover as a corrupt businessman.

Also starring Irish actor Tom-Vaughan Lawlor, The Infiltrator technically features Nidge, Pablo Escobar and Walter White together.

The Eyes of Orson Welles - BBC Four - 10pm

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Those who love Citizen Kane - or the rest of Welles' incredible filmography - will probably enjoy this documentary on the filmmaker made by Northern Irish director Mark Cousins.

Midnight Run - Film Four - 11.05pm

Robert De Niro shows off his strong comedic chops in this terrific action-comedy.

He plays a bounty hunter tasked to track down a bail jumper and former Mafia accountant (the hilarious Charles Grodin), with whom he winds up forming a strange friendship.

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Safe House - ITV 4 - 11.40pm

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds headline this solid, taut spy thriller, which features Irishmen Brendan Gleeson and Liam Cunningham in supporting roles.