One of the best-loved comedies of the 90s is among the movies on TV tonight 4 weeks ago

One of the best-loved comedies of the 90s is among the movies on TV tonight

Embrace the weekend.

Daniel Craig is on The Late Late Show tonight but perhaps you're in the mood for something even more cinematic of a Friday evening.


If that's the case, read on.

You could always choose from our round-up of excellent new movies and shows available this weekend, or you could simply leave it up to those who decide what movies wind up on your TV screen.

Here's the most interesting movies available on the box on Friday, 24 September...

Cutthroat Island – Film4 – 6.40pm

A notorious mid-90s blockbuster flop with Matthew Modine and Geena Davis as swashbuckling pirates in search of buried treasure.

Cutthroat Island was so reviled at the time that people predicted Hollywood would never make pirate movies again. That did not last, of course.

Taken – Film4 – 9pm


Liam Neeson unleashes his very particular set of skills.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – E4 – 9pm

The epic conclusion to the Hobbit trilogy.

Captain Phillips – ITV4 – 9pm

Tom Hanks gives an excellent performance in this tense real-life hijacking drama.


Guns of the Magnificent Seven – TG4 – 9.35pm

The second sequel to the famous western. You'll probably be able to figure out what's going on even if you haven't seen the others.

The Full Monty – RTÉ 2 – 10pm

Our especially charming pick for the evening.


Down on their luck, six unemployed men do the only thing they can think of – strip for money. Robert Carlyle and Tom Wilkinson star in what was something of a comedy phenomenon back in the 90s.

Shooter – Virgin Media One – 10pm

Mark Wahlberg stars as the amazingly-named Bob Lee Swagger; a seriously accurate military sniper who finds himself embroiled in a highly dangerous conspiracy.

Mid90s – Film4 – 10.50pm


Jonah Hill steps behind the camera in his directorial debut for what would become an Oscar-nominated drama. The coming-of-age drama focuses on a young boy who escapes a difficult home life by hanging around a skate shop.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross provide a typically strong soundtrack.

A Monster Calls – BBC One – 11.25pm

Liam Neeson is on vocal duties in a divisive supernatural fantasy drama that blends tree monsters with family-related trauma.

Rough Night – Channel 4 – 12.05am

Scarlett Johansson and friends have a very, er, rough night when a hen party goes wrong.

If you've seen Christian Slater's Very Bad Things, this is basically a tamer version.

Blades of Glory – Film4 – 12.30am

Nobody knows what it means but it's PROVOCATIVE.