One of the tensest sci-fi thrillers of recent years is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

One of the tensest sci-fi thrillers of recent years is among the movies on TV tonight

Domhnall Gleeson stars in the film.

At long last, Saturday is here.

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And for those staying in tonight, there is a packed line-up of movies playing on the telly.

Here are your options.

Taken - ITV4 - 9pm

Liam Neeson stars in this modern action classic.

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Dirty Harry - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Clint Eastwood is the titular inspector on the hunt for a killer in this terrific '70s neo-noir action thriller that launched a franchise.

Ghost - Sky Showcase - 9pm

This hit '90s romantic fantasy thriller stars Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.

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Crocodile Dundee - Comedy Central - 9pm

"That's not a knife... THAT's a knife."

Charlie's Angels - Film4 - 9pm

The recent reboot featuring Kristen Stewart.

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The Resident - Horror Channel - 9pm

In this 2011 horror, a woman (two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank) comes to suspect she is being stalked after moving into a new Brooklyn loft.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Great! Movies Classic - 9pm

This '60s film starring Richard Burton adapts John le Carré's Cold War spy novel.

Righteous Kill - Virgin Media Two - 9pm

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A sadly quite bad action thriller despite featuring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro reunited onscreen together after Heat.

Up in the Air - TG4 - 9.20pm

George Clooney stars in this acclaimed comedy-drama as a traveling corporate "downsizer".

Yesterday - RTÉ One - 9.35pm

In this Danny Boyle-directed comedy, a man (Himesh Patel) finds himself as the only person in the world aware of The Beatles and winds up famous after claiming their songs as his own.

Black Hawk Down - RTÉ2 - 10.45pm

Gladiator director Ridley Scott helms this immersive and tense war film with a huge ensemble cast.

Bloodline - Horror Channel - 10.50pm

A cast against type Seann William Scott (American Pie) stars in this horror thriller as a vigilante serial killer.

Ex Machina - Film4 - 11.20pm

Our pick for tonight follows a programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) who is invited to a luxurious, isolated home by his CEO (Oscar Isaac) to participate in a ground-breaking experiment involving an intelligent humanoid robot (Alicia Vikander).

Featuring characters and a screenplay that constantly keeps viewers guessing, stunning production values and special effects and three terrific central performances, this movie from writer-director Alex Garland (who penned 28 Days Later) is one of the best sci-fi thrillers of recent years.

The Company You Keep - BBC One - 11.20pm

Hollywood legend Robert Redford directs and acts in this political thriller, playing a former activist hiding from the FBI who is forced to go on the run after a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) discovers his identity.

The Great Wall - Channel 4 - 11.30pm

Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal play European mercenaries who journey to The Great Wall in 11th century China just as alien monsters attack.

Tootsie - RTÉ One - 12.50am

This very funny comedy sees Dustin Hoffman play an unsuccessful actor who winds up disguising himself as a woman in order to get a role on a soap opera.