Here are the best movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

Here are the best movies on TV tonight

Here's what's on the box tonight.

It's Monday. It's blue Monday if you believe all that marketing malarky.

This being said, any day can be improved with a film and there are some very decent picks on TV tonight.

On that note, here are the best movies on TV tonight.

Knight and Day - 6.50pm

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this action caper involving a young woman that gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.

It's ok.

Mrs Doubtfire - 8.35pm on E4

Mrs. Doubtfire: He was quite fond of the drink. It was the drink that killed him.
Miranda: How awful, he was an alcoholic?
Mrs. Doubtfire: No, he was hit by a Guinness truck, so it was quite literally the drink that killed him.

Genius.

Mission: Impossible - 9pm on Sky One

An excellent thriller in its own right, but it's worth watching just to see how much the franchise has changed since Ethan Hunt's memorable pursuit of the NOC List.

Inside Llewyn Davis - 9.30pm on TG4

An underrated gem from the Coen Brothers which depicts the week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. It also features some very impressive turns from Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake.

Straight Outta Compton - 10pm on ITV4

A damn fine drama and it's also one of the best musicals of the decade. It's impossible not to feel 10 feet tall after that final performance of 'Straight Outta Compton.'

A poignant biopic of N.W.A with passion, drama and heart.

Magic Mike - 10pm on Sony

If you can take your eyes off Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum's torsos, you might be surprised to learn that there's a very good film here from Steven Soderbergh that mixes comedy, romance, and melodrama.

Definitely worth watching if you've never seen it.

The Thing - 10.45pm on TCM

One. Of. The. Greatest. Horror. Films. Ever.

Hostel - 10.45pm on Horror Channel

How about that scene with the Achilles heel, eh?

Chef - 10.55pm on Film4

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Jon Favreau's film is very easy to watch and boasts a stellar cast that includes the likes of John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Oliver Platt, and Robert Downey Jr.

One of those films that slipped under he radar but left its mark on those that watched it.

The Social Network - 11.15pm on Sony

Rightfully regarded as one of the dramas of the past decade. David Fincher's take on the founding of Facebook is Shakespeare with smartphones. It's outstanding.