One of the greatest sci-fi movies of all-time is among the movies on TV tonight 3 weeks ago

One of the greatest sci-fi movies of all-time is among the movies on TV tonight

It received eight Oscar nominations.

Need something to watch this weekend? Well, you've come to the right place.

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In the video below, JOE recommends three movies and shows people can check out this weekend.

However, if you need more options, here are the films on TV tonight.

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Arrival - Film4 - 9pm

Our pick for tonight is this sci-fi drama about a linguist (Amy Adams) who is recruited to work with the United States Army in order to help the military communicate with mysterious alien lifeforms.

Co-starring Forest Whitaker and Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Dune), Arrival features incredible performances and stunning cinematography, while infusing its exciting blockbuster spectacle with a genuinely powerful human story.

Released in 2016, the film earned eight Oscar nominations and has gone on to be considered a modern classic.

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Unforgiven - RTÉ2 - 9pm

Clint Eastwood's final proper western and one of the best ever in the genre.

Venom - Channel 4 - 9pm

Tom Hardy is a blast in this fun if very flawed superhero flick.

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The Expendables 2 - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a villain named Vilain in this action sequel that is actually the best of the trilogy.

The Dry - Sky Showcase - 9pm

This acclaimed Australian mystery thriller starring Eric Bana was a hit in its home country back in 2020.

Scary Movie - Comedy Central - 9pm

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The first entry in the horror spoof franchise.

Wild Men - BBC Four - 9pm

Released in Ireland earlier this year, this Danish black comedy sees a man set off into the forest - armed with only a bow and animal skins - in an attempt to overcome his midlife crisis.

Jackals - Horror Xtra - 9pm

This horror thriller centres around a deprogrammer (Stephen Dorff) hired by a family to retrieve their teenage son from a murderous cult.

Life is Beautiful - TG4 - 9.30pm

This Italian World War II-set comedy-drama won three Oscars, including the Best Actor prize for its director and star Roberto Benigni.

Definitely, Maybe - MTV - 10pm

Ryan Reynolds stars in this well-reviewed 2008 rom-com.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck - Sky Arts - 10.15pm

An acclaimed 2015 documentary about the Nirvana frontman.

Cop Out - Comedy Central - 10.45pm

Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan are the leads of this disappointing buddy cop comedy from director Kevin Smith (Clerks).

Open 24 Hours - Horror Xtra - 10.45pm

In this 2018 American horror, a woman with a dark past gets a job at an all-night gas station.

Outbreak - Turner Classic Movies - 11.10pm

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

The Nice Guys - Film4 - 11.20pm

Another modern classic, this time starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, which JOE has recommended numerous times before.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - RTÉ One - 11.50pm

Paul Newman and Robert Redford star in one of the most famous Westerns of all time.