One of the best Irish films of recent years is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

One of the best Irish films of recent years is among the movies on TV tonight

The drama thriller has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

It is Friday, meaning the weekend is here and people should have more time to watch movies.


In keeping with that, JOE recommended a few particular films to watch over the next few days in the video below.

However, if you need more things to watch, here are the movies on telly this Friday evening (5 August).


Dunkirk - BBC Two - 8.30pm

This ambitious and tense retelling of the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II comes from acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy).

I, Robot - Film4 - 9pm

Will Smith stars in this near-future set sci-fi as a cop who investigates a death for which a robot may be responsible.


Dirty Harry - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Clint Eastwood is the titular inspector on the hunt for a killer in this terrific '70s neo-noir action thriller that launched a franchise.

The Punisher - Virgin Media One - 9pm

The 2004 take on the Marvel Comics vigilante with Thomas Jane in the lead role.


It Follows - Legend - 9pm

This modern horror classic centres on a young woman (Maika Monroe) that begins to be followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory - ITV4 - 9pm

Steven Seagal returns as ex-Navy SEAL Casey Ryback in this follow-up that moves the action from a ship to a train.

Shout at the Devil - Great! Movies Classic - 9pm


An American colonel (Lee Marvin) and a British aristocrat (Roger Moore) set out to destroy a German battleship during World War I in this '70s film.

Beautiful Boy - RTÉ2 - 9.50pm

This biographical drama centres around a father (Steve Carell) and a son (Timothée Chalamet) whose relationship becomes increasingly strained by the latter's drug addiction.

Bachelorette - MTV - 10pm

In this dark comedy, three friends (Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan) are asked to be bridesmaids at the wedding of a woman (Rebel Wilson) they used to ridicule back in high school.

Rose Plays Julie - RTÉ One - 10.35pm

Our pick for tonight is this Irish drama thriller that centres on a university student named Rose (Ann Skelly, The Nevers), who was adopted as a young child and seeks out her biological parents.

However, after tracking down her birth mother (Orla Brady), Rose discovers disturbing information relating to her biological father (Aidan Gillen).

Boasting an impressive 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes from its 2019 release, Rose Plays Julie's darkly compelling story, incredible performances and dread-inducing atmosphere should be seen by a wider audience.

Hour of the Gun - TG4 - 11.05pm

A '60s western starring James Garner and Jason Robards.

The Birds - Turner Classic Movies - 11.10pm

Birds begin to violently attack the residents of a Californian town in this classic horror from legendary director Alfred Hitchcock.

The Darkest Minds - Film4 - 11.20pm

Based on a YA book, this 2018 film follows a group of young kids and teenagers on the run from the US Government after mysteriously obtaining superpowers.

Young Guns - BBC One - 11.40pm

Another western, this time from the '80s and starring Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips.

The Runway - RTÉ One - 12.35am

This Irish comedy-drama from 2010 follows the residents of a Cork town in the '80s who come to the aid of a South American pilot (Demián Bichir) who crashes near where they live.

Clip via Screen Ireland