An '80s action classic is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

An '80s action classic is among the movies on TV tonight

Its sequel arrives in Irish cinemas next week.

Staying in tonight?


Looking to kick back and relax after the long week?

If so, you may be interested in what movies are airing on telly this evening.

Here are your options.

Top Gun - Sky Showcase - 9pm


Our pick for tonight, this '80s action drama stars Tom Cruise as Pete Mitchell aka Maverick, a young daredevil pilot ace given the chance to train at the US Navy's Fighter Weapons School.

With its long-awaited sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, flying into Irish cinemas on Friday, 27 May, what better time could there be to watch for the first time or revisit the original?

Deadpool 2 - Film4 - 9pm

Ryan Reynolds returns as the merc with a mouth in this solid superhero sequel.


Dumb and Dumber - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey star in this much-loved comedy.

The Hunger Games - MTV - 9pm

The first entry in the hit YA franchise.


The Five-Year Engagement - Comedy Central - 9pm

In this rom-com, a man (Jason Segel) proposes to his girlfriend (Emily Blunt) but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.

The Changeling - Horror Channel - 9pm

This acclaimed 1980 horror follows an esteemed composer (George C. Scott) who moves into a mansion in a new city that he comes to believe is haunted.

Zombieland: Double Tap - Channel 4 - 9.20pm


The sequel to 2009's hit horror comedy Zombieland.

The Snapper - RTÉ One - 9.40pm

"Hey Burgess, snip snip."

The Magnificent Seven - RTÉ2 - 9.50pm

The remake of the classic Western with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

Crazy Rich Asians - BBC One - 10.20pm

In this fun romantic comedy, a Chinese-American professor (Constance Wu) travels to meet her boyfriend's family only to discover they are among the richest in Singapore.

Desperately Seeking Susan - TG4 - 10.30pm

Madonna's first major screen role, this comedy-drama centres on the interaction between two women – a bored housewife and a bohemian drifter – linked by various messages in the personals section of a newspaper.

The Dirty Dozen - ITV4 - 10.45pm

Lee Marvin leads an ensemble cast in this '60s war film.

Doghouse - Horror Channel - 11.05pm

Another zombie comedy, this time with Danny Dyer and Stephen Graham.

Jason Bourne - Channel 4 - 11.15pm

The last entry in the Bourne franchise to date.

47 Ronin - Turner Classic Movies - 11.15pm

Keanu Reeves stars in this critically panned action fantasy.

Happy Death Day - Film4 - 11.20pm

This entertaining horror comedy follows a college student (Jessica Rothe) who is murdered on the night of her birthday but begins reliving the day repeatedly and sets out to find the killer.

Cal - RTÉ2 - 12.15am

This acclaimed '80s Irish drama stars Helen Mirren and John Lynch and takes place against the backdrop of the Troubles.

Pale Rider - RTÉ One - 12.40am

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this film that became the highest grossing Western of the '80s.

Land of Mine - BBC Two - 12.45am

This 2015 Danish war drama has a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Ghosts of Mars - Horror Channel - 12.50am

Critically panned at the time of its release in 2001, this sci-fi horror from director John Carpenter has its defenders.