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21st May 2021

Here are the best movies on TV this evening

Stephen Porzio

19 in 90

It is Friday.

Finally, the weekend is here. To kick it off, why not say goodbye to the worries of the week by watching one of these fine films airing on TV tonight.

Here are our picks of the best movies to check out.

The Mechanic – Virgin Media One – 9pm

One of the better films to star action hero Jason Statham, he plays an elite hitman that teaches his trade to an apprentice (Ben Foster) who has a connection to someone he killed.

Terminator Genisys – E4 – 9pm

Despite ultimately being a bland and forgettable (and stupidly titled) fifth entry in the Terminator franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the series that made him famous and some cool nods to the original movie may satisfy some viewers.

Attack the Block – Film Four – 9pm

For those who loved John Boyega in the recent Star Wars trilogy, the actor got his big break in this thrilling UK comedy-horror about teenagers who must defend themselves from alien invaders.

Heat – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

This heist thriller from director Michael Mann saw Al Pacino and Robert De Niro finally share the screen, albeit briefly.

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.

Last Action Hero – Film Four – 10.45pm

Directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and with a script from Shane Black (The Nice Guys), this fantasy action-comedy sees a young movie fan transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character (Schwarzenegger, again).

Fun and playful, the film was a box-office bomb upon its release in 1993 but is now ripe for rediscovery.

The Witches of Eastwick – BBC One – 10.45pm

Three single women (Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon) in a picturesque village have their wishes granted at a cost when a mysterious and flamboyant man (Jack Nicholson) arrives in their lives.

This star-studded dark fantasy-comedy was made by the great George Miller, who also helmed all of the Mad Max films.

A Quiet Place – Channel 4 – 11.05pm

With its sequel set to be released in Ireland once cinemas are safe to reopen, now is the time to catch up on the original horror-thriller about a world invaded by monsters with an acute sense of hearing.

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