A unique modern sci-fi masterpiece is among the movies on TV tonight 4 months ago

A unique modern sci-fi masterpiece is among the movies on TV tonight

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The options for movies on TV tonight are pretty incredible, to say the least. From Oscar-winning thrillers, to horror classics and black comedies, there's no shortage of choice for great flicks.


Without further ado, have a look below at your movie choices for this evening.

The Living Daylights - RTÉ 2 - 6.05pm

The first Bond flick to star Timothy Dalton as 007 sees the spy sent to investigate a KGB policy to kill all enemy spies.

Star Trek Into Darkness - Filmfour - 6:25pm


The sequel to the 2009 reboot of the sci-fi franchise stars Chris Pine as Captain Kirk alongside his crew of the Enterprise who are on a mission capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

The Rundown - Great! Movies - 6.55pm

Dwayne Johnson stars as a bounty hunter tasked with retrieving his employer's son (Sean William Scott) from Brazil in this 2003 buddy comedy.

Crocodile Dundee II - E4 - 7:50pm


The disappointing follow-up to the original 1986 flick sees the Aussie bushman travel to Los Angeles.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - ITV - 8pm

Spinoff to the long-running Fast & Furious franchise starring two big muscly actors Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham doing big muscly actor things in this buddy action comedy.

Unforgiven - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm


Another great offering of the movies on TV this evening. Clint Eastwood directs, produces and stars in this four-time Oscar winning Western about an aging outlaw and killer who takes on one more job. The film co-stars Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris.

A Few Good Men - Great! Movies - 9pm

1992 legal drama following the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine. Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, J. T. Walsh, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Kiefer Sutherland all star.

Arrival - Filmfour - 9pm


Our pick of the movies on TV tonight is one of the best sci-fi films of the modern era. Coming from Dune director Denis Villenueve, Arrival stars Amy Adams as a linguist tasked with communicating with an unidentified alien civilisation that lands on earth.

Everything from the script, to the performances to the incredible score by the late Johan Johansson makes this movie a modern, complex and emotionally deep sci-fi masterpiece.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie - BBC3 - 9.50pm

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley team up to reprise their iconic characters Eddy Monsoon and Patsy Stone on the big screen where the duo are accused of killing real-life model Kate Moss.

Atomic Blonde - E4 - 10pm

Stylish John Wick-style action thriller starring Charlize Theron as a spy who has to find a list of double agents that is being smuggled into the West on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Die Hard - ITV4 - 10pm

A Christmas film at this time of year? We've seen it all now.

Safe House - UTV - 10:20pm

Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington star in this thriller centering on a young CIA agent who finds himself on the run with his fugitive charge after their safe house is attacked.

Hellraiser - Horrorxtra - 10.55pm

Iconic British horror about a supernatural puzzle box that summons the Cenobites, a group of extra-dimensional, sadomasochistic demonic beings.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Channel 4 - 11pm

Martin McDonagh's excellent 2017 crime drama starring the incredible Frances McDormand as a Missouri woman who rents three roadside billboards to draw attention to her daughter's unsolved rape and murder.

McDormand and co-star Sam Rockwell each won the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively for their roles.

Alien: Covenant - Filmfour - 11:20pm

The sixth installment in the Alien franchise sees Ridley Scott return to the directing chair to follow up on his prequel Prometheus. The 2017 film follows the crew of a colony ship that lands on an uncharted planet and makes a terrifying discovery.

Shallow Grave - Filmfour - 1:40am

Last of the movies on TV tonight is Danny Boyle's first film is a 1994 black comedy starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, and Kerry Fox as three friends who discover their flatmate dead and loaded with cash and the morale dilemma that follows.

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