One of the best crime films of the 21st century is among the movies on TV tonight 2 months ago

One of the best crime films of the 21st century is among the movies on TV tonight

It was a Hollywood star's breakthrough role.

Staying in this Friday night?


Not to worry, as you have plenty of viewing options - including the 12 huge movies Netflix just added and The Late Late Country Music Special.

If you need more options though, here are the films on TV this evening.

Alien: Covenant - Film4 - 9pm

If you missed this quite good horror sci-fi prequel when we recommended recently, you can catch it again tonight.


Kingsman: The Secret Service - E4 - 9pm

The very fun first entry in the violent spy comedy framchise.

Beverly Hills Cop III - Comedy Central - 9pm


Eddie Murphy returns as Axel Foley in what is generally considered the worst of the buddy cop trilogy.

The Cheyenne Social Club - TG4 - 9.30pm

Gene Kelly (Singin' in the Rain) directs this 1970 Western comedy starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones.

The Vow - RTÉ2 - 10pm


This romantic drama focuses on a husband (Channing Tatum) whose wife (Rachel McAdams) wakes up from a coma after a car accident with severe memory loss. As such, the husband works to win her heart again.

Replicas - MTV - 10pm

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

The Next Three Days - Virgin Media One - 10.10pm

Russell Crowe leads this taut thriller as a man whose wife (Elizabeth Banks) is sentenced to prison for a crime she claims she did not commit. As such, he concocts a dangerous plan to break her out of jail.



Eric Bana in our pick for tonight - Chopper

Re-Animator - Legend - 11.05pm

This legendary comedy-horror centres on a medical student (Jeffrey Combs) who invents a serum that can re-animate deceased bodies and how this impacts his unsuspecting roommate (Bruce Abbott).

Jackass 2.5 - Comedy Central - 11.05pm

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

Prince: Sign o' the Times - Sky Arts - 11.30pm

One of the most acclaimed concert movies of all time.

Chopper - Film4 - 11.40pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2000 crime drama based on the life of infamous Australian criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read (Eric Bana), who wrote his autobiography while in prison. The resulting book, from which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Thanks to Bana's raw star-making performance, the stylish direction from Andrew Dominik (Blonde, Killing Them Softly), the film's dark comedy and its fascinating portrayal of Read, Chopper has gone on to garner a cult following and is now considered by many as being one of the best crime films of the 21st century.

You can check out a trailer for the movie made for its 20th anniversary below.

Pretty Woman - BBC One - 11.40pm

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in this smash hit 1990 rom-com.

Mr. Wonderful - RTÉ One - 11.40pm

Another rom-com, this time starring Matt Dillon and Annabella Sciorra.

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