An underseen crime film gem is among the movies on TV tonight 3 weeks ago

An underseen crime film gem is among the movies on TV tonight

It is based on the life of an Irish-American gangster.

You can close out the Bank Holiday weekend in style by watching this "anxiety-inducing" horror movie on Netflix or by checking out one of the following films airing on TV this evening:

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Midnight Run - Legend - 9pm

This action-comedy - featuring Robert De Niro's most surprising performance - recently turned 35 years old.

Jack Reacher - Film4 - 9pm

Tom Cruise's first outing as author Lee Child's most famous creation is immensely watchable.

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Snitch - Sky Max - 9pm

Dwayne Johnson stars in this decent, gritty thriller as a man who goes undercover for the DEA after his estranged son is framed in a drug deal.

Jaws 3 - ITV4 - 9pm

The second sequel to Steven Spielberg's masterpiece aquatic thriller.

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Sacrifice - LegendXtra - 9pm

This low-budget Norway-set tribute to H.P. Lovecraft is very flawed but not without some fun, including the appearance of cult horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) in a supporting role.

Kill the Irishman - TG4 - 9.30pm

Our pick for tonight is this crime film from 2011 based on true events.

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The movie follows Irish-American man Danny Greene (the late Ray Stevenson - Punisher: War Zone, Thor) through the '60s and '70s as he rises through the criminal underworld in Cleveland and wages war on the Mafia for control of the city.

Featuring a cast full of recognisable faces - including Christopher Walken, Fionnula Flanagan, Linda Cardellini, Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Vinnie Jones, - Kill the Irishman's charismatic central performance and action-packed, twisty story make it well-worth checking out for fans of gangster dramas.

The film is also available to rent on Apple TV, Microsoft and the Sky Store. Check out the trailer for Kill the Irishman right here:

All the Old Knives - RTÉ One - 9.30pm

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Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton star in this decently received 2022 spy thriller.

3:10 to Yuma - Virgin Media One - 10pm

An acclaimed Western remake headlined by Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.

Piercing - Legend - 11.30pm

Starring Christopher Abbott (Poor Things) and Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak), we've recommended this stylish and darkly comic horror thriller before.

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Ray Stevenson in Kill the Irishman, our TV movie pick for tonight

The First Purge - Film4 - 11.40pm

The confusingly titled fourth entry in the very decent Purge horror-thriller franchise.

When Eight Bells Toll - BBC Two - 11.45pm

Another spy film, this time from the '70s and starring Anthony Hopkins.

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