A star-studded sports thriller is among the movies on TV tonight 2 weeks ago

A star-studded sports thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

From the director of Man on Fire and True Romance, the underseen film stars Robert De Niro.

Staying in this evening? Already watched the brutal horror remake and unsettling murder mystery on Netflix that we recommended?


Not to worry as here are the movies on TV this Saturday night (10 February):

The Fan - Legend - 9pm

Our pick for tonight is this 1996 movie about an all star baseball player (Wesley Snipes) that becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman (Robert De Niro).

Directed with style by the great Tony Scott (Man on Fire, True Romance) and also featuring amongst its cast Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Barkin and John Leguizamo, The Fan puts an entertaining sports twist on stalker thrillers like Fatal Attraction, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and Single White Female.


As well as airing on TV, it is also available to rent on Apple TV+ and Rakuten TV.

The Fan

Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes in The Fan, our TV movie pick for tonight

The Book of Eli - Film4 - 9pm


Denzel Washington plays a nomad in a post-apocalyptic world on a mysterious mission in this solid action thriller.

Blades of Glory - Comedy Central - 9pm

Two rival Olympic ice skaters (Jon Heder and Will Ferrell) are forced to compete in the sport together in this decent comedy.

The Parole Officer - TG4 - 9.15pm


This British comedy sees Steve Coogan play a parole officer who must prove his innocence after a murder accusation.

Scream - Channel 4 - 9.20pm

"What's your favourite scary movie?"

Mary Queen of Scots - RTÉ2 - 9.30pm

Saoirse Ronan stars in this decent historical drama as Mary, Queen of Scots (Saoirse Ronan), with the film detailing her attempt to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).


The Rainmaker - MTV - 10pm

One of two awesome John Grisham legal thrillers on TV tonight, the other being The Firm which starts at 11.35pm on Channel 4.

Shaun of the Dead - ITV4 - 10.30pm

The iconic zom-rom-com.

They Live - Pick - 11pm

Boasting one of the most realistic movie fights ever, this '90s cult classic recently had its 35th anniversary.

Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story - TG4 - 11.05pm

A powerful music documentary about the incredible Irish musician Mic Christopher. Check out our interview with the makers of the film right here.

Midsommar - Film4 - 11.15pm

Writer-director Ari Aster's Hereditary follow-up is just as brilliant (and disturbing!).

Michael Inside - RTÉ2 - 11.40pm

A devastating Irish thriller drama about a Dublin teen (Dafhyd Flynn) sentenced to three months in jail.

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