An excellent superhero film is among the movies on TV tonight 2 weeks ago

An excellent superhero film is among the movies on TV tonight

Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the movie centres on a literal demon who becomes a superhero.

In the mood to watch something this Thursday night? Why not check out one of these movies airing on TV this evening.

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Hellboy - ITV 4 - 9pm

In our pick for this evening, a demon (Ron Perlman) raised by humans after being conjured and rescued from the Nazis grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

In this adaptation of Mike Mignola's comic of the same name, acclaimed writer-director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) brings his giddy love of all things gothic and monstrous to the superhero genre.

The end result: an action-packed romp that is refreshingly dark in places, yet also emotional and sweet in others. Revisiting it tonight should help wash away the aftertaste of 2019's terrible reboot.

Monsters and Men - Film Four - 9pm

Starring John David Washington (Tenet) and Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), this drama depicts the aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball star inspired to take a stand.

Copycat - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

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In this well-reviewed 90's thriller, an agoraphobic psychologist (Sigourney Weaver) and a female detective (Holly Hunter) must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

30 Days of Night - Horror Channel - 10.50pm

This extremely underrated horror flick follows the residents of an Alaskan town beset by vampires as it enters into a thirty-day-long polar night.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Film Four - 10.55pm

Hugh Jackman's first time starring in his own Wolverine film, this 2009 flick is a real disappointment - especially given what came next for the character.

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Ransom - ITV 4 - 11.25pm

This terrifically tense 90's thriller, follows a multi-millionaire (Mel Gibson) whose son is kidnapped.

After initially agreeing to pay the ransom, the dad then decides to use the money as a bounty on the perpetrators of the crime.

Ghost Ship - Turner Classic Movies - 11.35pm

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A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.

While not well-received by critics, this 2002 horror movie does boast an iconic opening scene and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne.