A powerful Tom Hardy performance is among the movies on TV tonight 11 months ago

A powerful Tom Hardy performance is among the movies on TV tonight

"You shouldn't mess with boys that are bigger than you."

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means.


It means staying in, and watching a few films to beat the midweek slump.

If you fancy going streaming, Amazon Prime has added 37 big movies to its lineup.

But if you prefer watching the old-fashioned way, here's JOE's top picks for the best films on TV this Wednesday (5 October).

The Great Debaters - Film4 - 9pm


Denzel Washington heads up a college debate team in this underrated drama. In case you didn't know, we're big fans of his work.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Horror Channel - 9pm

Pinhead is back in this so-so sequel to the original. At least, it's the best sequel of the nine(!) that were made.

Ransom - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm


A remake of the 1956 thriller with Mel Gibson hunting down the terrorists who abducted his son.

13 - Great! Movies - 9pm

Don't bother with this version, go watch the original version instead.

Bronson - Great! Movies - 10.50pm


Our top pick for tonight is an unforgettable action film with a powerful performance from Tom Hardy at the centre.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), the film focuses on the real criminal Michael Peterson, who went on to be known as Charles Bronson, the most violent prisoner in Britain.

As is to be expected with Winding Refn's films, this movie is bloody, violent, and completely engrossing.

Hardy's performance, however, is the centrepiece of the film, with the real life Bronson saying that "If I were to die in jail, then at least I live on through Britain's number one actor.

Whether you needed that endorsement or not, you should really watch this film.


Night School - Film4 - 11.30pm

Not the worst Kevin Hart film, but certainly not the best.

The Imitation Game - BBC One - 11.40pm

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this moving biopic based on the amazing and tragic life of Alan Turing.

February - Channel 4 - 2.55am

Perfect for any night owls looking for a scare before bedtime, this possession horror is actually pretty decent.