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One of the best films of the '90s is among the movies on TV tonight

It was made by the directors of The Big Lebowski, Fargo and No Country for Old Men.

Looking for something to watch this Saturday tonight? Well, the second season of the mystery-thriller series Yellowjackets has just premiered on Paramount+.


However, if this is not for you for whatever reason, here are the movies on TV this evening.

Rocketman - Film4 - 9pm


This movie about Elton John (played by a Golden Globe-winning Taron Egerton) is one of the best music biopics of recent years.

Paul - Comedy Central - 9pm

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg reunited for this comedy about two English comic book lovers and sci-fi enthusiasts traveling across the US who encounter an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) outside Area 51.

The Void - Horror Xtra - 9pm


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.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night - AMC - 9pm

Superman Returns' Brandon Routh stars as a private detective specialising in supernatural cases in this action horror comedy based on an Italian comic book series.

Luzzu - BBC Four - 9pm


This drama about a Maltese fisherman who enters into the world of black market fishing has a 98% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Hell on the Border - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

David Gyasi, Frank Grillo, Ron Perlman and Zahn McClarnon star in this 2019 Western.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - Channel 4 - 9.30pm

Terminator 3 is nowhere near as good as the first two in the Arnie franchise but it is still a decent watch.


Barton Fink - TG4 - 9.45pm

Our pick for tonight is this black comedy/psychological thriller from the writing-directing duo the Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country for Old Men).

It focuses on an up-and-coming Broadway playwright in the '40s named Barton Fink (John Turturro) who accepts an offer to write film scripts for Hollywood.

However, after arriving and holing up in a seedy L.A. hotel, Barton struggles with writer's block, Meanwhile, he begins to bond with his cheerful neighbor Charlie (John Goodman), who may be more than he seems.

Released in 1991 to rave reviews - it won three awards at Cannes Film Festival and currently holds an 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes - Barton Fink's incredible dialogue, thematic weight, unsettling tone and unpredictable story make it one of the best movies to have come out in its decade.

Barton Fink

John Goodman in our pick for tonight - Barton Fink

The Shape of Water - RTÉ2 - 9.50pm

A Best Picture winner at the 2017 Oscars, this wonderful fantasy romance centres on a lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) working at a top-secret research facility in the 1960s who forms a relationship with an amphibious creature (Doug Jones) being held in captivity.

The Dirty Dozen - ITV4 - 10pm

Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin are among the ensemble cast of this acclaimed and influential '60s war film.

Replicas - MTV - 10pm

Keanu Reeves stars in this critically panned sci-fi about human cloning.

Game Night - BBC One - 10.35pm

One of the best comedies of recent years, JOE recently published this in-depth article about Game Night to mark its fifth anniversary.

Need for Speed - AMC - 11.10pm

Aaron Paul stars in this middling adaptation of the racing game franchise.

Jackass 2.5 - Comedy Central - 11.10pm

The Jackass crew reunite to discuss their experiences with Jackass Number Two and show off some unused content and ideas.

Hell is for Heroes - Turner Classic Movies - 11.20pm

Another '60s war film, except this one stars Steve McQueen and comes from director Don Siegel (Dirty Harry).

Joy Ride - Film4 - 11.25pm

This well-reviewed horror thriller centres on two brothers (Paul Walker and Steve Zahn) on a road trip who play a cruel prank on a trucker who turns out to be a psychotic murderer.

Mission: Impossible III - Channel 4 - 11.35pm

Oscar-winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman steals the show as the baddie in this solid entry in the great spy action franchise.

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