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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.