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19th Jul 2022

A steamy comedy drama is among the movies on TV tonight

Hugh Carr

movies on tv 19 july

It may be cooling down outside, but things are heating up on the small screen.

Well, it looks like that’s it.

The sun is creeping away after giving Ireland its hottest day of the 21st century, and thunder and rain is on the way.

You may have been out sea swimming or enjoying ice creams in the park for the past few evenings, but alas, all good things must come to an end.

But those good things can be replaced, and what’s better than a relaxing night on the couch with some great films?

Here’s JOE’s top picks for the movies on your television this Tuesday (19 July).

Bloodshot – Film4 – 9pm

Top tip for film executives – not every line of comics needs a shared cinematic universe.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – Sky Documentaries – 9pm

An insane documentary.

Collateral Damage – ITV4 – 9pm

Arnie goes on a revenge-fuelled trip to Columbia. Chaos ensues.

US Marshals – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

Tommy Lee Jones reprises his role from The Fugitive as hunts down an escaped prisoner.

Death Trench – Horror Channel – 10.55pm

A half-decent horror flick set in the trenches of the First World War.

Magic Mike – BBC One – 11.55pm

Our top pick for tonight has become something of a meme, but there’s a good reason why the world was talking about it when it released way back in 2012 (10 years ago!).

Channing Tatum stars in this loose adaptation of his life, as the eponymous Mike who takes a new male stripper under his wing as he begins his career.

Directed by Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh, the story is engaging and interesting, with an especially exceptional performance from Matthew McConaughey.

It’s not all just lads with their tops off; it’s a great film, and well worth the watch.

The Bounty Hunter – Virgin Media Two – 1.05am

This rom-com is not worth staying up for.

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