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21st Nov 2021

An underrated Tom Hardy crime thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

Hugh Carr

movies on tv tonight 21 november

The nights are getting colder…

…Which is as good a reason as any to curl up and watch a movie tonight.

With Christmas around the corner, the choice for what to what to watch is getting harder and harder.

But don’t you fret, we’re here to help you make that difficult decision.

Here’s what’s on telly tonight.

Shrek 2 – ITV 2 – 6.10pm

Empire Strikes Back. The Dark Knight. Blade Runner 2049. They all pale in comparison to the TRUE greatest sequel of all time.

The Pursuit of Happyness – Sony Movie Channel – 6.35pm

Will and Jaden Smith play Chris Gardner and Gardner Jr in a feel-good biography about hard work and perseverance.

Men in Black: International – RTÉ 2 – 9pm

The movie itself isn’t the best, but Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson’s chemistry is just as strong here as it was in Thor: Ragnarok.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – E4 – 9pm

Ron Burgundy is back, and so is the original cast in another quotable comedy.

Zombieland – SyFy – 9pm

A horror comedy that is far better than it has any right to be. Well worth it for the Bill Murray cameo alone.

Legend – Film4 – 9pm

Our top pick for tonight is a biographical crime thriller starring Tom Hardy as Ronald and Reginald Kray, twin brothers who ran rampant across London in the 60s.

We hope he got paid twice for the role, because he does an excellent job characterising both brothers, with some deadly fight scenes to boot.

The rest of the cast is brilliant as well, with Emily Browning, Taron Egerten and Christopher Eccleston all playing blinders.

The Man Who Knew Infinity – BBC2 – 10pm

Dev Patel stars as a genius mathematician in a biography based on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Gangster Squad – ITV 4 – 10pm

A crack team of cops band together to take down a 1940’s gangster. Great if you’re a fan of hard-boiled detectives, mavericks, loose cannons, cops who were only two days from retirement, etc.

Face/Off – UTV – 11pm

You can never go wrong with a John Woo action flick, and this one is no different. A film that answers the age-old question; what if Nicholas Cage had John Travolta’s face?

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