A powerful true sports story is among the movies on TV tonight 1 week ago

A powerful true sports story is among the movies on TV tonight

"I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul."

Oh my my my, July.


How have we reached the end so soon?

There's only one month left of summer, but at least we have the Bank Holiday to look forward to tomorrow.

Which means, it's a great night to stay up late watching the great films that are set to be on the small screen this evening.

Here's JOE's top picks for the movies on your television this Sunday (31 July).


Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - E4 - 6.40pm

Look, we're as confused to why this is here as you are.

Mission Impossible II & Mission Impossible 3 - Film4 - 6.40pm

A double bill of the worst in the series, but still a bit of fun.


The Italian Job - ITV4 - 7pm

The original (and the best).

Baywatch - E4 - 9pm

More like "BAE"-watch, am I right?


Definitely, Maybe - Comedy Central - 9pm

Not an Oasis film, but a romcom starring Ryan Reynolds.

Rocky - ITV4 - 9.05pm

The film that kickstarted Sylvester Stallone's career.

Maze - RTÉ One - 9.30pm


Tom Vaughan-Lawlor stars in this retelling of the 1983 Maze Prison breakout.

Star Trek Into Darkness - Channel 4 - 10.30pm

The second one, or the twelfth one, depending on who you ask.

Invictus - BBC One - 11.30pm

Our top pick for tonight is a powerful sports film centred around two excellent performances.

The film tells the real life story of South Africa during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, where the nation was hosting following the end of apartheid.

Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon were both nominated for Academy Awards for their performances as South African President Nelson Mandela and captain of the Springboks Francois Pienaar.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, this film is a powerful reminder of the way sport can unite communities across countries, and the world. Well worth the watch.