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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.