A terrific '80s mystery thriller is among the movies on TV tonight 2 months ago

A terrific '80s mystery thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

An Oscar winner leads the cast of the 1989 movie.

Looking for something to watch this Friday evening?


Well, Disney+ has just added one of 2023's biggest surprises, as well as one of the best serial killer thriller series in recent years.

However, if none of these are for you, here are the movies airing on TV tonight.

Snake Eyes - Film4 - 9pm

This 2021 blockbuster is the third installment in the G.I. Joe movie series.


The Expendables 3 - Sky Showcase - 9pm

With the release of The Expendables 4 (officially titled Expend4bles) in cinemas today, what better time to catch up with the last movie in the Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone-led action franchise.

From the Dark - HorrorXtra - 9pm


In this 2014 horror, a couple (Niamh Algar and Stephen Cromwell) on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - E4 - 9pm

A reboot of the '90s kids' favourite featuring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart.

The Last Hard Men - TG4 - 9pm


A '70s Western starring Charlton Heston, James Coburn and Barbara Hershey.

The Punisher - Virgin Media One - 9pm

The 2004 take on the Marvel antihero with Thomas Jane as the title character.

The Shape of Water - RTÉ2 - 9.40pm

A Best Picture winner at the 2017 Oscars, this wonderful fantasy romance centres on a lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) working at a top-secret research facility in the 1960s who forms a relationship with an amphibious creature (Doug Jones) being held in captivity.


Sorry to Bother You - BBC Three - 10pm

This brilliant satirical comedy follows a young black telemarketer (LaKeith Stanfield) who adopts a white accent to succeed at his job.

Sea of Love - Legend - 10.35pm

Our pick for tonight is this 1989 mystery thriller about a detective (Oscar-winner Al Pacino) trying to catch a serial killer who finds victims through the singles column in a newspaper.

During his investigation, however, he becomes romantically involved with a woman (Ellen Barkin) who may be the culprit.

Based on a novel by acclaimed writer Richard Price (Clockers, The Night Of), Sea of Love remains immensely watchable decades after its release thanks to its great premise, its noir atmosphere, and Barkin and Pacino's electric chemistry.

As well as airing on TV tonight, Sea of Love is available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play and the Sky Store.

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Al Pacino in Sea of Love

Magic Mike - BBC One - 10.40pm

Loosely based on the actor's experiences as a young man, Channing Tatum stars in this excellent comedy-drama as a male stripper.

Pet - HorrorXtra - 10.55pm

In this twisty horror, a woman (Ksenia Solo) is abducted by a stalker (Lost's Dominic Monaghan) and held captive underneath an animal shelter where her captor works.

Fist of Fury - Sky Max - 11pm

The '70s action martial arts film starring Bruce Lee.

Mrs Lowry and Son - RTÉ One - 11.15pm

Timothy Spall plays renowned artist L.S Lowry in this 2019 biopic.

Patriot Games - Film4 - 11.20pm

Harrison Ford's first outing as CIA man Jack Ryan.

I Saw the Light - BBC Four - 11.50pm

Tom Hiddleston plays country music legend Hank Williams in this music biopic with a lowly 19% Rotten Tomatoes score.

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