One of the best Westerns of all time is among the movies on TV tonight 3 months ago

One of the best Westerns of all time is among the movies on TV tonight

It's the first entry in an iconic trilogy.

Congratulations.

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You made it to the weekend.

To celebrate, why not enjoy one of these fine movies airing on the box this Friday night.

Here's your options.

Alien: Covenant - Film4 - 9pm

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This latest entry in the legendary horror franchise boasts an amazing dual turn from Michael Fassbender.

V for Vendetta - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

This impressive graphic novel adaptation stars Natalie Portman and a masked Hugo Weaving as people living in an alternative future where a fascist totalitarian regime dominates the UK.

Austin Powers in Goldmember - Comedy Central - 9pm

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Beyoncé and Michael Caine join Mike Myers in this spy comedy sequel.

Mystify: Michael Hutchence - BBC Four - 9pm

An acclaimed music documentary about the INXS singer.

Second Act - Virgin Media One - 9pm

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Jennifer Lopez leads the cast of this 2018 romantic comedy.

A Fistful of Dollars - TG4 - 9.05pm

Our pick for tonight, this Spaghetti Western centres on a wandering gunfighter (Clint Eastwood in his first lead role) who plays two rival gangs in a small town against each other to make a profit for himself.

A Fistful of Dollars boasts one of the coolest performances of all time from Eastwood, stylish direction from Sergio Leone and a gorgeous score from Ennio Morricone.

The trio would later collaborate on For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to form the Dollars Trilogy.

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Manchester by the Sea - RTÉ2 - 9.30pm

This incredible if devastating drama earned Casey Affleck a Best Actor Oscar in 2017.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape - True Movies - 11.05pm

Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this '90s coming-of-age drama.

Viceroy's House - RTÉ One - 11.15pm

Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson lead the cast of this British-Indian historical drama.

War for the Planet of the Apes - Film4- 11.20pm

The third entry in the Planet of the Apes reboot series adds Woody Harrelson to the franchise.

Westworld - BBC One - 12.00am

This '70s sci-fi Western inspired the HBO show of the same name.

Coming to America - Channel 4 - 12.10am

The hit comedy starring Eddie Murphy.