Here are the best movies on TV this evening 2 years ago

Here are the best movies on TV this evening

Some classics, both new and old, are airing tonight.

Met Éireann has confirmed it will be another stormy evening. Thankfully, there is a lot of great movies airing on TV tonight to keep you entertained indoors.


Check out JOE's picks below.

Manhunter - ITV 4 - 9pm

Five years before The Silence of the Lambs would win Best Picture at the Oscars, Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice) directed this stylish and suspenseful adaptation of another of Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter novels - Red Dragon.

Boasting a chilling performance from Tom Noonan as serial killer Francis Dollarhyde, Manhunter is also noteworthy for featuring Succession star Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter before Anthony Hopkins would win an Oscar for the role.


Heat - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Speaking of Michael Mann, his seminal heist thriller - which saw Al Pacino and Robert De Niro finally share the screen, albeit briefly - is also available to watch tonight.

Robert De Niro plays a professional thief. Al Pacino plays the cop on his tail. The pair's charisma, a stacked supporting cast and incredibly muscular action set-pieces make this an all-time classic.

Wind River - Film Four - 9pm


A must-see for fans of murder-mysteries, MCU alum Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen play a veteran hunter and an FBI agent, respectively, who team up to investigate the killing of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Directed by Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Yellowstone), Wind River also feels like a Western but transplanted into a beautiful but unforgiving snowy landscape.

Jurassic Park - Comedy Central - 9pm

Nearly 30 years after its release, Steven Spielberg's iconic blockbuster still feels as fresh and thrilling as when it premiered.


Also, dinosaurs are cool.

The Mountain Between Us - Channel 4 - 9pm

Anyone currently watching Mare of Easttown has been reminded how terrific an actress Kate Winslet is.

Here, she and Idris Elba play two strangers who must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain after a plane crash.

The Fugitive - RTÉ Two - 9.30pm


Harrison Ford plays a man framed for the killing of his wife and is forced to go on the run to clear his name. Tommy Lee Jones is the US Marshal assigned to track him down.

What follows is one of the best action thrillers of the 90s and maybe ever.

Brooklyn - RTÉ One - 9.55pm

Adapted from Colm Tóibín's novel, Saoirse Ronan was Oscar-nominated for her turn as a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York.

Sicario - Channel 4 - 11.10pm

An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by a government task force (fronted by Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Another Taylor Sheridan script, although this time it's directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), there are moments when this dark, shadowy thriller becomes almost a horror film - particularly its famous nightmarish night-vision raid.

Source Code - BBC Two - 11.20pm

Prior to Edge of Tomorrow and Happy Death Day, Source Code took the premise of "what if Groundhog Day but a thriller" and ran with it.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a soldier who wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he is part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train within eight minutes.