One of the best films of the 21st century is among the movies on TV tonight 8 months ago

One of the best films of the 21st century is among the movies on TV tonight

It definitely has one of the best soundtracks of the 21st century too.

Those staying in this Saturday evening have plenty of viewing options.


For example, Netflix recently added 12 huge movies to its library, as well as one of the coolest horrors of the past few years.

However, should you still be needing more films to enjoy, we've compiled the following list of movies airing on telly tonight. Enjoy.

Inside Llewyn Davis - AMC - 9pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2013 movie that follows a week in the life of Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac in his breakthrough role), a folk singer in '60s America who struggles to make it as a successful musician.


Written and directed by legendary filmmaking duo the Coen Brothers (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), Inside Llewyn Davis manages to be both an emotionally affecting and darkly humorous portrait of a failing singer.

Its ingenious narrative structure, beautifully wintry cinematography, gorgeous folk music and excellent supporting cast - including Adam Driver, Carey Mulligan, F. Murray Abraham, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake - earned it a huge amount of acclaim upon release - with the movie going on to be voted the 11th greatest film of the 21st century in a 2016 BBC Culture poll.

You can watch a trailer for the film right here:


The Matrix - Sky Showcase - 9pm

Arguably the greatest sci-fi film of all time.

Alita: Battle Angel - Film4 - 9pm

Another very good sci-fi movie, Alita: Battle Angel is set on Earth far in the future and focuses on a cyborg (Rosa Salazar) who awakens in a new body with no memory of her past and sets out to rediscover her destiny.


Shazam! - RTÉ2 - 9pm

With its sequel in cinemas now, what better time to catch up on one of the most charming superhero movies of recent years?

Gemini Man - Channel 4 - 9pm

Will Smith plays a hitman forced to face-off against a younger clone of himself in this flawed but interesting action movie.

So Long, My Son - BBC Four - 9pm


This 185-minute Chinese familial drama has a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Tuxedo - Comedy Central - 9pm

Jackie Chan stars in this American sci-fi action comedy.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout - RTÉ One - 9.20pm

The most recent and arguably best entry in Tom Cruise's excellent spy action movie franchise.

Friends with Benefits - TG4 - 9.30pm

This romcom sees Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis play - you guessed it - friends with benefits.

High Society - BBC Two - 10.55pm

Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra star in this '50s musical romantic comedy.

inside llewyn davis

Oscar Isaac in our pick for tonight - Inside Llewyn Davis

Scarface - ITV4 - 11pm

Al Pacino is drug lord Tony Montana in this cult classic gangster film.

Drive Angry - Comedy Central - 11pm

Nicolas Cage stars in this fun action flick as a man who escapes from Hell with Satan's gun, the Godkiller, to kill a cult leader who murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - AMC - 11.05pm

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley play a pair of strangers in this dramedy who form an unexpected bond as they help each other find closure in their lives before an asteroid wipes out life on Earth.

World War Z - Channel 4 - 11.15pm

The zombie blockbuster starring Brad Pitt.

Transamerica - RTÉ2 - 11.20pm

Felicity Huffman was Oscar-nominated for her performance as a trans woman who goes on a road trip with her long-lost son in this indie drama.

The Doorman - Film4 - 11.25pm

Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2) leads the cast of this 2020 action thriller.

Outbreak - Turner Classic Movies - 11.45pm

Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland are among the stars of this '90s medical thriller about a fictional virus outbreak.

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