Here are the 11 best movies on TV this evening
Tonight’s picks feature the ninth highest-grossing movie of all time and one with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
No issue on the quantity front this evening and we could have easily picked out more than the 11 films on our list below.
There’s quite a bit to get through so let’s get to it, shall we?
A Room with a View – Film4, 6.45pm
Classic comedy with a cast made up of a who’s who of British talent, including Judi Dench, Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith and Daniel Day-Lewis (who is also an Irish citizen, of course).
32 critics’ reviews might be a limited sample size, but a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is impressive nonetheless.
Fast and Furious 7 – ITV2, 9pm
One of the most popular editions of the series and still the ninth highest-grossing movie of all time. Features a poignant tribute to Paul Walker, who died before filming had been completed.
The Other Woman – E4, 9pm
Below-par romantic comedy featuring Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, AKA Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones.
The Purge: Anarchy – ITV4, 9pm
The premise of the Purge series – all crime is legalised for 12 hours every year – makes for a promising movie, but much like the original, this sequel fails to really hit the heights.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend – Comedy Central, 9pm
Mildly amusing mid-2000s comedy with Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson. Will work if you’re very stuck for something to watch.
The Last Witch Hunter – Film4, 9pm
Vin Diesel and Elijah Hunt in the same movie doesn’t really work on paper and it doesn’t really work on screen either.
The Boss – Channel 4, 10pm
Melissa McCarthy is charismatic enough to carry a movie on her own, but even with the help of Peter Dinklage and Kristen Bell, she struggles to keep this comedy afloat.
Agnes Browne – RTÉ One, 10.15pm
Anjelica Huston stars as the titular figure in late 1960s Dublin, doing what she can to make ends meet for seven children after the death of her husband.
Interview with the Vampire – BBC One, 10.45pm
Casts didn’t come much more stellar in the mid-'90s than Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas and a young Kirsten Dunst. With Neil Jordan at the helm, this is scary and thrilling enough to merit your attention.
The Danish Girl – UTV, 10.45pm
Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander turn in Oscar-nominated performances in the tale of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.
Seconds to Spare – Virgin Media One, 11pm
Consensus on this 2002 movie about a man threatening to detonate a deadly poison that can wipe out an entire city is quite hard to find.
It does feature a train being hijacked, so there is that.