An incredible Western crime drama is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

An incredible Western crime drama is among the movies on TV tonight

The 2016 movie was an Oscar Best Picture nominee.

Saturday is here, a day when people have more time to watch some movies.

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And for those looking for films to watch over the weekend, JOE recommended three new ones in the video below.

However, for more options, here are the movies airing on TV this evening.

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Channel 4 - 8.45pm

The solid first entry in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Hell or High Water - Film4 - 9pm

In our pick for this evening, two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) carry out a series of bank robberies to save their family ranch, while being pursued by two Texas Rangers (Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham).

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Directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up) and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Wind River), this neo-Western crime drama tells an emotional and timely story, while also featuring terrific performances, thrilling action set pieces, stunning cinematography and a beautiful score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Following its release in 2016, Hell or High Water was nominated for four Oscars including the Best Picture Prize.

The Woman in Black - Sky Showcase - 9pm

Daniel Radcliffe leads the cast of this gothic chiller.

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Hard Target - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Jean-Claude Van Damme uncovers a sinister group of wealthy men who hunt the homeless for sport in this action film that was Face/Off director John Woo's first English-language movie.

Spring - Horror Xtra - 9pm

Our second choice for this evening would be this great little indie romantic horror that centres on a young American man (Lou Taylor Pucci) who travels to Italy and falls in love with a woman (Nadia Hilker) he meets there.

However, unbeknownst to him, she harbours a dark secret.

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Sex and the City 2 - Comedy Central - 9pm

In this big-screen sequel based on the popular series, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi.

Hacksaw Ridge - RTÉ2 - 9.20pm

Based on true events, this war drama directed by Mel Gibson focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), an American pacifist combat medic.

Little Voice - TG4 - 9.35pm

In this '90s British musical, a London talent agent (Michael Caine) learns his girlfriend's (Brenda Blethyn) daughter (Jane Horrocks) is brilliant at mimicking singers.

Knives Out - RTÉ One - 9.45pm

With its sequel set for a release later in the year, perhaps now is a good time to revisit this mystery flick centring around gentleman sleuth Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig).

I Know What You Did Last Summer - MTV - 10pm

While watchable, this hit slasher is not as great as its title.

Lone Survivor - ITV4 - 11pm

Another war drama, except this time set in Afghanistan and starring Mark Wahlberg.

Rosemary's Baby - Film4 - 11.05pm

One of the best horror films of all time, Rosemary's Baby follows a woman (Mia Farrow) who finds her life descending into a nightmare after becoming pregnant.

Escape from Alcatraz - Turner Classic Movies - 11.05pm

Clint Eastwood leads the cast of this great 70's thriller which dramatises the 1962 prisoner escape from the maximum-security prison on Alcatraz Island.

Maniac - Horror Xtra - 11.10pm

Elijah Wood is terrifying playing a serial killer in this slasher notable for being almost entirely shot from the murderer's point of view.

Black and Blue - Channel 4 - 11.25pm

In this 2019 action thriller, a rookie police officer (Naomie Harris) goes on the run after she witnesses her colleagues commit a murder.

I Am Not Your Negro - BBC Four - 11.30pm

Samuel L. Jackson narrates this Oscar-nominated documentary exploring the history of racism in the US through the work of acclaimed writer James Baldwin.

The Photograph - BBC One - 11.50pm

This romantic drama centres on the estranged daughter (Issa Rae, Insecure) of a famous photographer who falls in love with the journalist (Lakeith Stanfield, Atlanta) investigating her late mother's life.