Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar-winning clown is among the movies on TV tonight 7 months ago

Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar-winning clown is among the movies on TV tonight

Bank Holiday Movies.

It's Monday.


It's a Bank Holiday – want to know how many of those we have left after today?

Go here.

In the meantime, let's see what movies are on TV this evening, shall we?

Dr No – ITV4 – 6.45pm


Sean Connery's first assignment as 007.

Jack Reacher – Sky Showcase – 9pm

While many fans of Lee Child's novels were vocally disappointed with the casting of Tom Cruise as the tall and stoic former military police investigator, he does an excellent job here.

Jack Reacher is a really strong throwback thriller with enjoyable twists, good bursts of action and a breathless opening sequence that lives long in the memory.


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Comedy Central – 9pm

If you'd prefer the Cruiser in a more conventional spy adventure, you're in luck.

(Rogue Nation is the fifth one, by the way.)

Aliens – ITV4 – 9pm


James Cameron's all-action follow-up to Ridley Scott's terrifying original.

World War Z – Film4 – 9pm

Family man Brad Pitt travels across the globe amidst a ferocious zombie outbreak, desperately hoping to find a cure.

Calendar Girls – TG4 – 9.25pm

The true story of a bunch of middle-aged British women who caused a fair amount of consternation when they agreed to pose nude for a charity calendar. Helen Mirren and Julie Walters star.


Joker – RTÉ One – 9.30pm

Our main choice this evening? Grim, clown-themed melodrama, of course.

Joaquin Phoenix took home Oscar gold for his portrayal of Arthur Fleck; a troubled loner who struggles to make it as a professional comedian and eventually gives in to the boiling pressure around him, with violent results.

Joker broke the billion-dollar mark at the worldwide box office and though no follow-up has been officially announced as of yet, you can bet it's in the works.

Speed Kills – SyFy – 10pm

John Travolta features in a film with the following plot:

"A multi-millionaire speedboat racing champion leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the police and drug lords."

0% on Rotten Tomatoes, you say?

Get Carter – Turner Classic Movies – 10.45pm

The one with Michael Caine in it, which is good.

Not to be confused with the Sylvester Stallone version, which is not good.

Starred Up – Film4 – 11.15pm

Father and son Ben Mendelsohn and Jack O'Connell reunite in prison.

Face / Off – ITV4 – 11.45pm

Gotta be bad for the moisturising routine, that.

Terms of Endearment – RTÉ One – 12.40am

Mother-daughter drama with Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson.

Bullitt – Turner Classic Movies – 1.05am

Steve McQueen oozes cool in this vintage crime classic.

The Taking of Pelham 123 – Film4 – 1.25am

A great train robbery.