Loads of options among the post-World Cup movies on TV tonight 9 months ago

Loads of options among the post-World Cup movies on TV tonight

Movies, movies, movies.

Well, what a World Cup final that was, eh?


Can tonight's movies-on-TV selection possibly match it for drama? Defintely not, but let's see what's on anyway.

Here's how it looks on Sunday, 18 December...

The Day The Earth Stood Still – Film4 – 6.55pm

Keanu Reeves takes centre stage in an alien invasion story. Remake of the classic sci-fi of the same name. Sleepy enough.


John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Film4 – 9pm

Keanu again, once more dealing death as the sharpest assassin in the game.

2012 – E4 – 9pm

Disaster movie, and a fairly disastrous one.


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Sky Showcase – 9pm

It's just a terrible title, isn't it?

Assassins – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas play two rival hitmen on a collision course. Fun fact – it's the film that spawned this enduring meme:


The Holiday – RTÉ One – 9.30pm

Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black all feature in a Christmas-themed romance that seems to grow in positive stature every year despite not being very good at all.

Die Hard 2 – RTÉ Two – 9.30pm

John McClane suffers deadlier aviation woes than Dublin Airport saw last summer.


Suburbicon – BBC Two – 11pm

A mild-mannered man (Matt Damon) must face his demons after a home invasion shakes his neighbourhood.

American Assassin – Film4 – 11.30pm

Michael Keaton features in a rote hitman thriller.

Underwater – Channel 4 – 11.30pm

Kristen Stewart in a not-great 'Alien meets Jaws' thing.

Highlander – BBC One – Midnight

There can be only one.

Monos – Film4 – 1.40am

A stunning, beautiful drama about child soldiers. Easily the best film on tonight, so of course it's on at nearly 2am. Nice one, schedule bosses.