A very tense '90s action thriller is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

A very tense '90s action thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

This is not one for those who hate heights.

On the hunt for something to watch tonight?


Well, why not check out a movie on telly this evening?

Here are your options this Thursday, 18 August.

Cliffhanger - ITV 4 - 9pm

In our pick for tonight, a former mountain climber and rescue ranger (Sylvester Stallone), haunted by his failure to save someone, is taken prisoner by a ruthless gang of international thieves in the Colorado Rockies.


This is because the criminals are searching for three boxes filled with $100,000,000 lost over the mountains and they need a mountain ranger to help them locate the cash.

Directed by Renny Harlin (Deep Blue Sea, Die Hard 2), Cliffhanger's action-packed story and incredible aerial stunts are guaranteed to leave viewers who fear heights with white knuckles.

Empire of the Sun - BBC Four - 9pm

Steven Spielberg helms this adaptation of J.G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical war novel that stars a young Christian Bale.


Flatliners - Sky Sci-Fi - 9pm

This stylish 1990 horror sees five medical students (including Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts) experiment with "near-death" experiences.

The Perfect Storm - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm


A biographical disaster drama starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

Taken 3 - Film4 - 9pm

Liam Neeson returns as the man with a particular set of skills for the final time.

The Vatican Tapes - Legend - 9pm

A supernatural horror made by one of the directors behind the Crank films.


Breaker Morant - Great! Movies Classic - 9pm

This 1980 Australian war drama has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Humanity Bureau - Legend - 10.50pm

Nicolas Cage stars in this 2017 dystopian thriller.

10 Rillington Place - Great! Movies Classic - 11.10pm

This '70s crime film dramatises the case of British serial killer John Christie (Richard Attenborough).

American Gangster - ITV4 - 11.15pm

Ridley Scott directs this very watchable biographical crime drama with ace central turns by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Saint Frances - Film4 - 11.15pm

After an accidental pregnancy and abortion, a woman in her 30s (writer Kelly O'Sullivan) gets a job nannying a six-year-old with who she forms an unlikely friendship in this acclaimed indie comedy-drama.