Here are the best films on TV today 8 months ago

Here are the best films on TV today


You can now get stuck into the advent calendar.

FYI, if you can't resist temptation and feel the need to rip open every single door and devour the chocolate inside, we suggest a film to go along with this gorging session.

Here's what's on the box today...

Stuart Little - 12:50 on Film4

Did you know that the director of The Sixth Sense and Signs, M. Night Shyamalan, wrote this beloved children's film? Well, he did. 

Crocodile Dundee II - 3:15 on Channel 4

"Nah. I don't need a gun. I've got a Donk." Quite possibly the most 'Sunday afternoon film' that has ever been made.

Field of Dreams - 3:35 pm on RTÉ2

"If you build it, they will come." A classic with Costner.

Waterworld - 18:30 on SyFy

Was it really *that* bad? Anyway, not a classic from Costner.

Captain America: Civil War  - 7:10pm on ITV2

Team Cap vs Team Iron Man. The set-piece at Leipzig Airport is sensational.

Back to the Future: Part III - 19:45 on Film4

Anyone else remember Marty's Irish-born great-great-grandparents, Seamus and Maggie? They had questionable accents. However, it's still a very good film.

X-Men: The Last Stand - 8pm on E4

Much better than the recent take on the Dark Phoenix storyline, but still not as good as the first two films that came before it.

Superbad - 9pm on Comedy Central

"Veiny triumphant bastard." If you love the film already, you'll understand what that means.

Spider-Man 2 - 9pm on SyFy

Brilliant sequel from Sam Raimi that brings us Doc Ock, more laughs, and a belting sequence on a train. It's still one of the best comic-books films ever made.

Down With Love - 9pm on Paramount

In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.

Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger have real chemistry in this rom-com that's better than most.

Concussion - 9pm on RTÉ2

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

It's grand.

Bridge of Spies - 9:30pm on RTÉ1

Critics absolutely loved it, but did anyone else think it all went a bit flat when the tension really should have been amping up in Berlin?

This being said, Mark Rylance is fantastic throughout and Hanks is as assured as ever.

Red - 10pm on Film4

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Good cast, good action. It's good.

Bad Neighbours 2 - 10:55 on Channel 4

The other one.

Scary Movie 2 - 23:20 on Comedy Central

The other, other one.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower - 00:15 on Film4

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Logan Lerman and Emma Watson are very good together on screen but it's a brilliant performance by Ezra Miller that steals the show. A little gem of a film.

Snake Eyes - 00:45 on Channel 4

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Nic Cage doing Nic Cage things.