One of the biggest movies of the last decade is on TV tonight
It's a multiple Academy Award winner with one of the best casts in recent memory.
Saturday is here and it's a perfect night to kick up the feet and have a chill evening in front of the TV. If that is your plan for later then look no further than our list of the best movies on the box tonight.
From rom-coms to action thrillers, there's something for everybody on tonight, so you won't be left flicking channels to find something to your taste.
Raiders of the Lost Ark - E4 - 7.45pm
One of the all time Spielberg classics, this Indiana Jones flick is definitely one to watch tonight on E4. The 1981 film stars Harrison Ford in his first outing as Indy, a globetrotting archaeologist vying with Nazi German forces to recover the long-lost Ark of the Covenant which is said to make an army invincible.
Born on the Fourth of July - Film4 - 9pm
Tom Cruise stars in this 1989 flick based on the life of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country for which he fought. Filmmaker Oliver Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director for the movie.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - Channel 4 - 9pm
Our pick for tonight is one of the best films in the last decade. Quentin Tarantino's ode to Hollywood stars Leonardo Di Caprio as an fading actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double, as the two get caught up in the infamous Manson murders that plagued California in the late 60's.
The film was nominated for ten awards at the 92nd Academy Awards, winning two, and received numerous other accolades.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle - RTE2 - 9.50pm
The second entry in the Kingsman film series, this 2017 flick stars an ensemble cast consisting of Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Elton John, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges.
After the Kingsman's headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organization in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret agencies must band together to defeat a common enemy.
When a Man Loves a Woman - TG4 - 10.45pm
This 1994 romantic drama stars Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan as the seemingly perfect couple whose relationship gets tested by alcoholism. Ryan received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role.
A Most Violent Year - Great! Movies - 10.50pm
Despite being a bomb at the box office when it was released in 2014, this thriller is very well-regarded and definitely worth a watch. It stars Oscar Isaac as a fuel supplier who tries to adhere to his own moral compass amid the rampant violence and corruption of New York City in the 80's.
The Shallows - Film4 - 11.50pm
If you're not a fan of what lies beneath the ocean, then maybe give this movie a miss. This horror from 2016 starring Blake Lively reignited the mass fear of sharks and made sure to point out that you are, in fact, in danger no matter how close you are to the shore.
Stranded only 200 metres from the coastline, a medical student and surfer must try to outwit a Great White in order to get to safety.
Going in Style - BBC1 - 11.45pm
Scrubs star Zach Braff directed this heist comedy which stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. The trio play a group of senior citizens who decide to rob a bank after their pensions get cancelled. It's not one of the best reviewed movies out there but for the acting firepower alone it's definitely worth checking out.
Extra Ordinary - RTE2 - 12.25am
If you're staying up late then definitely don't miss this gem of an Irish film. Extra Ordinary stars Maeve Higgins as a driving instructor with supernatural abilities. She mostly ignores her talents but when she meets Martin, she must help him save his daughter from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame.
If you're into horror comedies, then this is not to be missed. It's definitely one of the best Irish films of the last few years and one that's gone under a lot of people's radar.
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