One of the scariest films of the 21st century is among the movies on TV tonight 5 months ago

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

It's also arguably one of the best remakes of the 21st century.

Netflix has just added an extremely bingeable four-part miniseries to its library but if that is not for you, here are the movies airing on TV this Monday night, starting with:


Get Out - Sky Showcase - 9pm

While it's not our pick for tonight, this Oscar-winning movie from writer-director Jordan Peele is also one of the best horrors of the 21st century.

First Blood - ITV4 - 9pm

Sylvester Stallone's first outing as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo remains the best in the action franchise thanks to its greater focus on realism and emotional story.


Knives Out - Film4 - 9pm

In this highly entertaining comic murder mystery, Daniel Craig leads a terrific ensemble cast as the gentleman sleuth Benoit Blanc.

Magnum Force - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

The solid first sequel to the Clint Eastwood-starring crime thriller Dirty Harry.


The Infiltrator - TG4 - 9.30pm

This fact-based crime thriller centres around a US Customs special agent (Bryan Cranston) who goes undercover as a corrupt businessman to bust drug lord Pablo Escobar's money-laundering organization.

The Ring

Martin Henderson and Naomi Watts in our pick for tonight - The Ring

The Wolf of Wall Street - ITV4 - 11.05pm

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers one of his greatest performances ever in this brilliant black comedy crime drama from Martin Scorsese that is also based on true events.

The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen - Turner Classic Movies - 11.35pm

A different cut of one of the best horror movies ever made.

The Ring - Film4 - 11.40pm


Last but not least is our pick for tonight - this 2002 horror about a journalist and single mother (Naomi Watts) who tries to find a way to escape death after watching a cursed videotape that kills its viewers a week after they see it.

A US remake of the influential and very creepy 1998 Japanese horror Ringu, The Ring retains the original's great premise and major scares. That said, it stands apart thanks to its great cast, more traditionally beautiful cinematography and in the way that it tightens some of Ringu's loose narrative ends. The end result is one of the best horrors and remakes post-2000.

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