Here are the 5 best movies on TV this evening
Some excellent choices for a Monday, it has to be said.
For some of you, your TV consumption over the last week or so may have been dominated by all things US presidential election and the seemingly ubiquitous ‘Key Race Alerts’ on CNN.
Now that the dust has (kind of) settled Stateside and Mayo’s won Joe Biden looks all set to be the next man in the White House, you owe it to yourself to kick back and watch some more relaxing content over the coming days.
No better time then, for some good old movies and there is a more than decent selection of good old movies on the box this evening, including:
Zoolander – Comedy Central – 8.20pm
Arguably Ben Stiller’s greatest work.
You thought that too? It’s like you can read minds…
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Sky One – 9pm
It’s been 17 years since it was released so we can say it: the finale to The Lord of the Rings trilogy is way too long (the extended version is over four hours!) and the Academy might have been a tad hasty in awarding it an Oscar in all 11 categories for which it was nominated.
All that said, despite the overdrawn ending, LOTR diehards and casual fans alike can be satisfied at what is a fitting end to a magnificent series.
99 Homes – TG4 – 9.30pm
A real-estate broker hires a man who he evicted from his home, who subsequently faces having to do likewise to others struggling to make amends.
A good cast – Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern – and a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes make this well worth a watch.
Man on Wire – Sky Documentaries – 10pm
We may have said something about more relaxing content earlier, but this isn’t anything of the sort.
What it is, however, is an incredibly tense and gripping account of Frenchman Philippe Petit’s remarkable walk along a wire set up between the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York in 1974.
You won't budge from the edge of your seat throughout.
Inception – ITV4 – 10pm
A plot more complicated than the US Electoral College system, but features a stellar cast and is very entertaining, even if you have no clue what’s going on.