One of the most underrated crime thrillers of recent years is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

One of the most underrated crime thrillers of recent years is among the movies on TV tonight

Its star earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the movie.

Staying in this Saturday night?


Well, thankfully there is plenty of entertainment options on offer.

Two major movies both have anniversaries today, one a 40th anniversary and the other a five-year anniversary.

Meanwhile, Netflix has just added 12 big films to their library.

For more options, however, here are the movies airing on TV this evening.


Jojo Rabbit - Channel 4 - 9pm

Taika Waititi writes and directs this Oscar-winning comedy-drama about a 10-year-old Hitler Youth member (Roman Griffin Davis) who finds out that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

Get Him to the Greek - Comedy Central - 9pm

A spin-off to the hit comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall that turns its attention to British rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand).


War of the Worlds - Film4 - 9pm

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel for the modern era starring Tom Cruise.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Nicolas Cage stars in this World War II-set disaster film based on true events.


Kingsman: The Secret Service - RTÉ 2 - 9.30pm

The fun first entry in the spy comedy franchise.

Carnage - TG4 - 9.30pm

Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Jodie Foster play two bickering couples stuck together in this adaptation of the hit black comedy play God of Carnage.

Evil Dead - Sky Sci-Fi - 10pm


With the release in April of the upcoming Evil Dead movie - which has a strong Irish connection - what better time to check out this solid 2013 reboot of the franchise?

Wild Things - MTV - 10pm

A movie JOE once called "a masterpiece of the grotty erotic thriller sub-genre".


Nicole Kidman in our pick for tonight - Destroyer

Predator 2 - ITV4 - 11.05pm

Danny Glover replaces Arnie in this action sci-fi sequel which moves the setting from a jungle to LA.

Hunter Killer - Channel 4 - 11.10pm

Gerard Butler leads the cast of this 2018 submarine thriller.

A Quiet Place - Film4 - 11.15pm

A mother (Emily Blunt) and father (John Krasinski) try to protect their children in a world full of killer monsters that cannot see but have an acute sense of hearing in this incredibly tense, smash-hit sci-fi horror.

Destroyer - TG4 - 11.30pm

Our pick for tonight focuses on LAPD detective Erin Bell (an unrecognisable Nicole Kidman in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results.

When the leader of that gang, Silas (Toby Kebbell), re-emerges many years later, Erin begins working her way through the gang's other remaining members in order to find him and seek revenge.

Directed by the great Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body, The Invitation, Yellowjackets), Destroyer was a box office disappointment upon release in 2018.

It's a great shame as the movie's gritty noir-like tone; its twisty and time-shuffling screenplay that blends a heist thriller with an undercover cop drama; and Kidman's hugely committed performance should have had a much bigger audience.

Float Like a Butterfly - RTÉ One - 11.45pm

This Irish drama about a young girl (Hazel Doupe) who dreams of becoming a boxer has an 87% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rules Don't Apply - RTÉ2 - 11.50pm

This 2016 comedy-drama is set in '50s Hollywood and follows the romantic relationship between a young actress (Lily Collins) and her driver (Alden Ehrenreich), which is forbidden by their employer Howard Hughes (writer-director Warren Beatty).

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