An extremely tense true crime drama is among the movies on TV tonight 2 months ago

An extremely tense true crime drama is among the movies on TV tonight

It's from the director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

Looking for a good movie to check out this Monday evening? Well, Amazon Prime Video has just added one of the best dramas of the last decade.


However, for more options, here are the films airing on telly tonight (30 January).

War of the Worlds - Film4 - 9pm

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel for the modern era starring Tom Cruise.

Meet the Parents - Sky Showcase - 9pm


Robert De Niro shows off his comedy chops in this fun movie about the horror of meeting your girlfriend's parents.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Nicolas Cage stars in this World War II-set disaster film based on true events.

No One Lives - Horror Xtra - 9pm


A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnaps a wealthy couple (one of which is played by Luke Evans) travelling cross country only to discover things are not what they seem in this violent horror thriller.

Sweeney! - Legend - 9pm

A 1977 movie extension of the hit UK cop show The Sweeney.

Detroit - TG4 - 9.30pm


Our pick for tonight is this true crime drama detailing how a police raid in Detroit in 1967 resulted in one of the largest race riots in US history.

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty fame, she brings her trademark immersive, documentary-like style to this retelling of shocking and tragic events.

Adding to the naturalism is the terrific cast, including Algee Smith (Euphoria), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Jack Reynor (Sing Street), John Boyega (Star Wars), Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) and Will Poulter (The Revenant).


Anthony Mackie in Detroit

Hellboy - ITV4 - 10.05pm

Guillermo del Toro directs one of the best superhero films of all time.

Rabid - Horror Xtra - 10.45pm

A so-so remake of acclaimed filmmaker David Cronenberg's '70s body horror of the same name.

Nomads - Legend - 10.55pm

Pierce Brosnan stars in this '80s horror that was the debut film of director John McTiernan (Die Hard, Predator).

Phantom Thread - BBC Two - 11.15pm

Daniel Day-Lewis' excellent last movie before retirement.

Dark Encounter - Film4 - 11.15pm

One year after a young girl mysteriously disappeared, strange things befall her hometown in this '80-set British sci-fi thriller.

Outbreak - Turner Classic Movies - 11.45pm

Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland are among the cast of this '90s medical thriller about a fictional virus outbreak.

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