One of the best crime films of all time is among the movies on TV tonight 7 months ago

One of the best crime films of all time is among the movies on TV tonight

One of its stars won an Oscar for his performance.

Yes, it is a Monday and the weekend is quite far away.


That doesn't mean, however, you can't relax this evening with a good flick.

Here are the movies on TV tonight.

War for the Planet of the Apes - FIlm4 - 9pm

The third entry in the Planet of the Apes reboot series adds Woody Harrelson to the franchise.


The Outlaw Josey Wales - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

One of Clint Eastwood's best westerns, he directs and stars in this movie as a Missouri farmer who joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Cop Car - Legend - 9pm

In this mean and lean thriller from director Jon Watts (Spider-Man: No Way Home), two young boys come across and hijack an abandoned police car to go on a joyride.


However, they soon find themselves in a fight for survival after learning the vehicle belongs to a corrupt sheriff (a sinister Kevin Bacon).

The Vanishing - TG4 - 9.30pm

Gerard Butler switches gears to play a lighthouse keeper in this critically acclaimed thriller from 2018.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - ITV4 - 10.15pm


Mel Gibson's last movie as the lone roving post-apocalyptic warrior "Mad" Max Rockatansky sees him joined by pop star Tina Turner.

Robert De Niro as Al Capone in our pick for tonight - The Untouchables 

The Howling - Legend - 10.45pm

Legendary director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Innerspace) helms this werewolf flick that was acclaimed for make-up special effects.


The Untouchables - Film4 - 11.45pm

Our pick for tonight is this 1987 film based on real events and set during the Prohibition era in the US, focusing on Federal Agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) as he sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone (Robert De Niro).

Directed by Brian De Palma (Carlito's Way, Scarface), written by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and co-starring Andy Garcia and Sean Connery in an Oscar-winning performance, The Untouchables is incredibly pacy, stylish and well-acted and remains a classic to this day.

2001: A Space Odyssey - Turner Classic Movies - 11.50pm

Stanley Kubrick helms arguably the best sci-fi movie of all time.

Suburbicon - BBC Two - 11.55pm

George Clooney directs this pitch-black comedy crime thriller based on a Coen Brothers screenplay about a seemingly mild-mannered family man (Matt Damon) in '50s America hiding a dark secret.

Co-starring Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore in a dual role, Suburbicon is nowhere near as good as the Coen Brothers thrillers like Blood Simple and Fargo it is trying to emulate. That said, it is an interesting watch.

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