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23rd Jun 2024

An incredible, multi-award-winning revenge flick is among the movies on TV tonight

Simon Kelly

Movies on TV - Three Billboards

It retains a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

If you’re planning on taking a little break from the heat this Sunday evening and flicking on the telly, then you’ve got some great choices of the movies on TV.

Our pick of the bunch is a multi-award-winning revenge flick from 2017 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The Martin McDonagh-directed movie was a smash hit upon its release and, along with winning five BAFTAs and four Golden Globes, it also won the Oscar for Best Actress for Francis McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell.

McDormand stars as Mildred Hayes, a grieving woman who rents three roadside billboards to draw attention to her daughter’s unsolved rape and murder, which provokes the local townspeople and police officers in charge of the case.

Like most of McDonagh’s work, Three Billboards uses a large dabble of black comedy to get its point across, all while exploring very heavy themes such as grief, revenge and anger.

McDormand’s Oscar-winning performance is one of the best of the 21st century, and her character’s relentless quest for justice is the standout of the film, alongside very strong performances from Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.

If you’re into any of McDonagh’s other films, like The Banshees of Inisherin or In Bruges, then you’ll love Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, airing on Film Four at 11.10pm

Here are the other great movies on TV tonight

Mission: Impossible 2 – E4 – 9pm
Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, this time teaming up with a professional thief played by Thandiwe Newton)to secure a genetically modified disease held by a rogue agent.

Horrible Bosses – RTÉ One – 9.30pm
Comedy starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis as three pals looking to get revenge on their rather unpleasant bosses, played by Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey.

The Expendables – ITV4 – 10pm
Sylvester Stallone writes, directs and stars in this 2011 action ensemble flick alongside Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis as a team of mercenaries attempting to take down a dictator.

Kokomo City – Channel 4 – 11.55pm
Also among the movies on TV tonight is this award-winning documentary exploring the lives of four Black trans women and their experiences as sex workers in New York and Georgia.

Pan’s Labyrinth – BBC One – 12am
Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 dark fantasy set three years before the Spanish Civil War, centering on a young girl who explores a mythical world inhabited by a strange creature.

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