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.



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


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


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


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.


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.