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28th Jul 2022

One of the best sci-fi films of all time is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

It had its 35th anniversary this month.

On the hunt for something to watch this Thursday evening?

Well, let us direct you below to your ‘movie on TV’ options for tonight.

Here’s how it looks…

RoboCop – ITV4 – 9pm

Our pick for tonight takes place in a dystopian, crime-ridden Detroit and centres on a mortally wounded cop (Peter Weller) who returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Directed by the great Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Total Recall), the original 1987 RoboCop still holds up thanks to its incredible one-liners, satirical edge and thematic depth.

It also just had its 35th anniversary this month so what better time to watch it than now?

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Film4 – 9pm

Tom Cruise plays the “living manifestation of destiny” in this solid fifth movie entry in the long-running spy franchise.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – BBC Four – 9pm

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star in this ’60s cult classic psychological horror thriller.

National Lampoon’s European Vacation – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

The Griswold family wins an all-expense-paid trip to Europe in this comedy sequel.

Knuckleball – Horror Channel – 9pm

In this well-reviewed Canadian thriller, a young boy discovers his family’s dark legacy when his mysterious grandfather suddenly dies leaving him alone on an isolated farm.

V for Vendetta – Turner Classic Movies – 11pm

Natalie Portman and a masked Hugo Weaving star in this very good adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel set in a dystopian¬†future Britain.

Sirens – Great! Movies Classic – 11.15pm

Hugh Grant and Sam Neill are among the leads of this ’90s comedy drama.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines – Film4 – 11.40pm

The third, and perhaps the most underrated, entry in the Terminator series.

Only You – BBC One – 11.40pm

In this critically adored romantic drama, Josh O’Connor (The Crown) and Laia Costa (Devils) star as a romantic and a cynic, respectively, who start a passionate relationship.

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