A scary real-life disaster epic is among the movies on TV tonight 1 year ago

A scary real-life disaster epic is among the movies on TV tonight

A mix of movies to kick-start your week.

It's Monday.


It's raining.

It's Movies on TV.

Here's how it looks on Monday, 15 August...

Fire Down Below – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm


Living personification of empathy itself Steven Seagal challenges pollution-themed terrorism.

The Princess – Sky Showcase – 9pm

Documentary on the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, told through contemporary archive footage – if you've seen Senna or Amy, you know the vibe.

K–19: The Widowmaker – Film4 – 9pm


Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson square off in a tense submarine-based drama.

White House Down – ITV4 – 9pm

Die Hard clone in which buff secret service wannabe Channing Tatum must protect US President Jamie Foxx as terrorists take over the White House.

Not to be confused with the released-around-the-same-time and exact-same-premise Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart.


The Railway Man – TG4 – 9.30pm

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in a patient drama in which the wife of a former prisoner of war attempts to track down the truth about the trauma that haunts her husband.

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde – RTÉ 2 – 9.35pm

Further legal-themed comedy hi-jinks from Reese Witherspoon.

Ocean's Twelve – Turner Classic Movies – 11.10pm


Clooney, Pitt, Damon and friends hit Europe for some more heist-based action in an uneven though still enjoyable sequel.

Hot Fuzz – ITV4 – 11.40pm

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost pay loving tribute to Point Break, Bad Boys II, the cinema of John Woo and plenty more in this highly amusing action comedy.

Deepwater Horizon – Film4 – 11.40pm

Our main choice for tonight kicks off late enough but it's worth your time.

Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell are the star names in a kinetic adaptation of a real-life oil rig disaster that caused American's biggest oil spill.

Peter Berg directs the first half of this as a patient working class drama. Then everything kicks off, and the commitment to the carnage is genuinely impressive and occasionally somewhat frightening.