One of the best music films ever is among the movies on TV tonight 2 years ago

One of the best music films ever is among the movies on TV tonight

The nights are getting longer...

It's perfect conditions to wrap yourself up in front of the fire and settle in for a good movie.


There are some great choices on the small screen tonight.

Here's JOE's picks for the best.

The Martian - Film 4 - 6.15pm

Matt Damon stars as an interplanetary gardener who gets stranded on Mars in an adaptation of the Andy Weir novel.


They Shall Not Grow Old - BBC 4 - 9pm

Peter Jackson's WWI documentary shows life on the British front lines via meticulously restored footage.

Assassins Creed - E4 - 9pm

A passable adventure film starring Michael Fassbender in an adaptation of the game series.


21 Jump Street - ITV 2 - 9pm

A brilliant buddy cop comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum going deep undercover in a high school.

This Is 40 - Comedy Central - 9pm

Leslie Mann and recent World's Sexiest Man winner Paul Rudd feature in this Knocked Up spin-off as a couple grappling with ageing.


Unbroken - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Angelina Jolie directs this biographical drama about the Olympian Louis Zamperini who spent 47 days in a POW camp.

Pain and Gain - Sony Movie Channel - 9pm

It's about drive, it's about power, it's about Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg as two bodyguards trying to make quick cash via the criminal underworld.

The Accountant - RTÉ 2 - 10.15pm


A by-the-numbers thriller starring Ben Affleck a math genius who lives a double life as an accountant for a huge criminal organisation.

Vice - BBC 2 - 11pm

Christian Bale transforms himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney in this comedy drama.

Straight Outta Compton - ITV 4 - 11.20pm

In the mid 80's, a rap group emerge from the streets of LA, and change the landscape of American music forever.

This music biography is must see viewing for any fans of hip-hop, with brilliant performances from Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and O'Shea Jackson as his dad, Ice Cube.