A great war drama is among the movies on TV tonight 2 weeks ago

A great war drama is among the movies on TV tonight

Brad Pitt leads an ensemble cast.

Since Thursday evening is set to be a windy one, you have an excuse to stay inside and relax on the sofa with a fine film.


Here's the best of what's on the box tonight.

The Eiger Sanction - BBC Four - 9pm

If you ever wanted to see Clint Eastwood direct and star in a James Bond movie, this fun '70s action thriller is as close as you'll ever get.

Escape Plan - Syfy - 9pm

Another entertaining action-thriller, Escape Plan sees Hollywood stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone pair up as co-leads for the first time.

The two play prisoners who must join together to escape the world's most secret and secure prison.

Robocop 3 - ITV 4 - 9pm


Robert John Burke replaces Peter Weller as the title character in this 1993 sequel.

Maximum Risk - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

While seeking answers regarding the death of the twin brother he never knew he had, a French cop (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and his sibling's fiancée (Natasha Henstridge) find themselves pursued by corrupt FBI agents and the Russian mafia.

Mechanic: Resurrection - Film Four - 9pm

A watchable if forgettable Jason Statham vehicle.


The Bank Job - Film Four - 11pm

A much better Jason Statham vehicle is this stylish '70s London-set heist movie inspired by true events.

Here, the action star plays a self-reformed petty criminal whose ex-girlfriend (Saffron Burrows) turns up with an offer to pull off a lucrative bank heist.

Paths of Glory - BBC Four - 11.05pm


An early masterpiece from legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.

The Infiltrator - Turner Classic Movies - 11.10pm

A US Customs official (Bryan Cranston) uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Also featuring Ireland's own Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, The Infiltrator is notable for boasting Nidge, Pablo Escobar and Walter White.


Fury - ITV 4 - 11.10pm

Our pick for tonight, Brad Pitt stars as a grizzled tank commander who must make tough decisions as he and his crew, including an innocent young rookie (Logan Lerman), fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

Featuring a committed cast who spend most of the film caked in dirt and muck and a handful of heart-rendering, tense and violent action set-pieces, Fury is a gripping reminder of the horrors of combat.