One of the best crime thrillers ever is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

One of the best crime thrillers ever is among the movies on TV tonight

The '80s movie was made by the director of The Exorcist and The French Connection.

Need a good movie this Bank Holiday Monday?


Well, Amazon Prime Video just added 21 big ones to its library.

But if none of those are for you, here are the films airing on telly tonight.

Meet the Fockers - Sky Showcase - 9pm

This decent if less funny sequel to Meet the Parents adds Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman to the mix.


Mad Max - ITV4 - 9pm

The first entry in the legendary post-apocalyptic franchise.

Under Siege - Film4 - 9pm

Steven Seagal's best movie by miles, Under Siege recently had its 30th anniversary.


The Condemned - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones star in this violent action flick about ten convicts forced to fight each other to the death as part of an illegal game that is being broadcast to the public.

Vehicle 19 - Legend - 9pm

Paul Walker is the lead of this decent thriller set in South Africa in which he plays a man who unknowingly picks up a rental car that winds up tying him to a web of corrupt local police.


Mara - Horror Xtra - 9pm

Olga Kurylenko stars as a criminal psychologist who, while investigating a murder, becomes haunted by a demon that kills people in their sleep.

Knives Out - TG4 - 9.30pm

In this hit murder mystery, a gentleman sleuth by the name of Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) investigates the death of the patriarch (Christopher Plummer) of a wealthy and dysfunctional family.

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John Pankow and William Petersen in our pick for tonight - To Live and Die in L.A.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - Virgin Media One - 10.15pm

With the fourth entry in the acclaimed action franchise arriving in Irish cinemas next month, what better time to catch-up with or re-visit the series?

Alien 3 - ITV4 - 11pm

This underrated entry in the classic sci-fi horror franchise sees Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) facing off against a xenomorph after crash landing on a prison planet.

The Void - Horror Xtra - 11pm

In this solid H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror, a group of people become trapped in a hospital by a gathering of hooded cultists and grotesque creatures.

To Live and Die in L.A. - Film4 - 11.05pm

Our pick for tonight is this 1985 action crime thriller about a fearless Secret Service agent (William Petersen, Manhunter) who goes to increasingly extreme lengths in an effort to bring down the counterfeiter (Willem Dafoe) who killed his partner.

Based on a novel by a former US Secret Service agent and co-written and directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection), To Live and Die in L.A. ranks as one of the best crime thrillers of all time thanks to its dark and twisty story, its enhanced sense of realism, its gritty yet stylish filmmaking and its great performances - particularly Dafoe's menacing turn.

You can check out an unbelievably cool trailer for the film below.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always - BBC Two - 11.15pm

This 2020 American drama has a near-perfect 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Escape from Alcatraz - Turner Classic Movies - 11.20pm

If you missed this classic last week when we recommended it, you have another chance to catch it.

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