An off-the-wall post-apocalyptic flick is among the movies on TV tonight 3 months ago

An off-the-wall post-apocalyptic flick is among the movies on TV tonight

And we'll be returning to the dystopian franchise very soon.

If you're thinking of taking it easy this evening and watching a film or two, then luckily for you we've compiled a list of the best movies on TV tonight.


So have a browse and get choosing - there's some great options for whatever mood you're in.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - RTÉ1 - 6.35pm

The fifth installment overall in the Jurassic Park film series and second in the new trilogy starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum. This time the gang are racing to save the Isla Nubar dinos from a volcanic eruption and a group of ill-motived mercenaries.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - ITV2 - 8pm


Fast & Furious spinoff about US agent (Dwayne Johnson) and a British mercenary (Jason Statham) who are forced to put their rivalry side and work together to stop a genetically enhanced supervillain.

Unbreakable - Great! Movies - 9pm

The first in the trilogy from M. Night Shyamalan which also includes Split and Glass follows a man who, after getting hit by a train resulting in no injuries, realises he has superhuman powers.

Let Him Go - FilmFour - 9pm


Kevin Costner and Diane Lane star as a retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, who set out to find their only grandson.

Dirty Dancing - TG4 - 9.30pm

Nobody puts baby in a corner. The iconic 80's flick starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey which follows a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle at a vacation resort.

Mad Max - ITV4 - 10pm


Movies on TV - Mad Max

Our pick of the movies on TV tonight is the original post-apocalyptic adventure starring Mel Brooks as the titular vigilante set on taking down a violent motorcycle group in a dystopian near-future Australia.

Way before Tom Hardy introduced a new generation to the franchise in the excellent 2015 flick Fury Road, Mel Gibson was cruising around the Aussie outback in this off-the-wall George Miller movie.

Miller managed to create some incredible car stunts for the era and on a shoestring budget by all accounts. A sequel, Beyond the Thunderdome, released in 1985 and failed to reach the heights of the first but, fast forward nearly 40 years later and we're desperately awaiting the upcoming spinoff Furiosa, which releases next year.

Bad Boys - Channel 4 - 10.10pm


Michael Bay's directorial debut sees Martin Lawrence and Will Smith star as two detectives assigned to protect a witness to a murder while investigating drugs stolen from inside a police precinct.

Rocky - UTV - 10.15pm

We've seen Sly Stallone run up those steps a thousand times, but, as it's one of the movies on TV tonight, why not give it one more watch.

Westworld - Turner Classic Movies - 10.55pm

1973 sci-fi Western, pre-dating the hit HBO series, about an interactive amusement park containing lifelike androids that unexpectedly begin to malfunction.

The Sun is Also a Star - RTÉ2 - 11pm

2019 American teen drama film about a young couple who fall in love, while one of their families faces deportation.

The Empty Man - FilmFour - 11.15pm

Supernatural horror following an ex-cop who, upon an investigation into a missing girl, discovers a secret cult.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - RTÉ1 - 11.30pm

Second best to the original 2011 flick but still a decent watch is this comedy drama starring Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Judy Dench and Bill Nighy.

The Limehouse Golem - BBC1 - 11.50pm

Underrated murder-mystery set in Victorian London which follows a series of grisly Ripper-like murders being investigated by Scotland Yard. Bill Nighy and House of the Dragon star Olivia Cooke star.

Purple Rain - BBC2 - 12.15pm

Prince scores and stars in his film debut as The Kid, a talented musician who rises to stardom against the odds.

The Last Stand - Channel 4 - 12.30am

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a former LAPD narcotics officer trying to stop an international drug lord from crossing the Mexican border.

A Bronx Tale - Great! Movies - 1.10am

One for the night owls. Robert De Niro directs and stars in this 1993 coming-of-age crime drama about an Italian-American boy, Calogero, who, after encountering a local Mafia boss, is torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his honest, hardworking father, as well as racial tensions in his community.

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