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26th Jun 2022

A feel-good comedy with a Springsteen soundtrack is among the movies on TV

Hugh Carr

movies on tv 26 june

It might just remind you of your own ‘Glory Days’…

Somehow, we are already at the last weekend of June.

If you’re still recovering from the Pride celebrations today, you might be thinking of staying in.

But what to watch? There’s so much to choose from.

Don’t worry, mate. We’ve got you sorted.

Here’s JOE’s top picks for the best films on the small screen this Sunday (26 June).

Star Trek: Insurrection – Film4 – 4.50pm

Basically an extended episode of The Next Generation.

Moonraker – UTV – 5pm

It isn’t a weekend without a classic Bond flick on the telly.

Legally Blonde – ITV2 – 6.05pm

A classic noughties comedy.

Apollo 13 – ITV4 – 7.40pm

This true story was nominated for nine Oscars when it released in 1995.

The Festival – E4 – 9pm

A love letter to the insanity of music festivals from the creators of The Inbetweeners.

Blinded by the Light – RTÉ One – 9pm

Our top pick for the small screen tonight is a feel good film from the director behind Bend It Like Beckham.

Based on the Sarfraz Manzoor biography “Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll”, the film follows a young Pakistani teenager whose life is completely changed after a chance encounter with a Bruce Springsteen cassette tape.

Very funny, very sweet, and a fantastic soundtrack (obviously). Regardless of if you’re a fan of the Boss or not, it’s well worth a watch.

Dracula – Horror Channel – 9pm

The Christopher Lee version is easily the most iconic portrayal of the Count on film, and it’s clear to see why.

The Da Vinci Code – Great! Movies – 9pm

Tom Hanks takes on the Catholic Church in this adaptation of the Dan Brown book.

Lake Placid – Comedy Central – 10pm

Bill Pullman and Betty White star in this horror comedy about a giant crocodile.

The Silence of the Lambs – ITV4 – 10.25pm

The perfect film to watch with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Going in Style – BBC One – 10.30pm

Zach Braff directs this comedy remake of the 1979 film of the same name.

God’s Own Country – Channel 4 – 11.55pm

A fantastic LGBTQ+ romance story set in the fields of Yorkshire.

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