An Oscar-winning dark comedy is among the movies on TV tonight 1 year ago

An Oscar-winning dark comedy is among the movies on TV tonight

All based on a true story, to boot.

The weekend is over, and so is the good weather.


A Status Orange Thunderstorm warning has been issued, which means no cans in the park this evening.

But just because you're stuck at home doesn't mean you can't have a good evening.

As the wind howls and thunder cracks, what better way is there to spend an evening than with a great film?

Here's JOE's top picks for the best movies on your television this Sunday (14 August).


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Film4 - 6.50pm

The Avengers, but for English literature nerds.

Meteor Moon - Horror Channel - 7pm

A hilariously bad knock off of Armageddon, with 100% less Aerosmith.


Star Trek - E4 - 8pm

The first in the fancy JJ Abrams reboot series.

The Enforcer - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Only three things are guaranteed in life - death, taxes, and a Dirty Harry film on television every night.


Rocky III - ITV4 - 9pm

Sylvester Stallone fights Mr T AND Hulk Hogan. You couldn't get a more 80s movie if you tried.

I, Tonya - RTÉ 2 - 9.05pm

Our top pick for tonight is an unforgettable sports film with more unreliable narrators than you could shake a stick at.


Margot Robbie stars as Tonya Harding, the star figure skater who was banned from competing for life following an assault on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.

Allison Janney, who plays Tonya's mother, won an Oscar for her performance, and it's easy to see why.

You're on thin ice if you haven't seen this already (see what we did there), so make sure you check it out tonight.

Captain Phillips - RTÉ One - 9.30pm

"Look at me. I am the movie on TV now."

A Star is Born - BBC Two - 10pm

It's no "A Star is Burns", but it will do.

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Atomic Blonde - Film4 - 10.55pm

Charlize Theron stars in this action thriller from one of the directors of John Wick.