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18th Mar 2023

One of the funniest rom-coms of the past few decades is on TV tonight

Simon Kelly

There's something about mary

It was nominated for two Golden Globes and contains one of the most memorable scenes in comedy history.

If you’re taking it easy this weekend after a big Paddy’s Day, we won’t blame you. Luckily for you, there’s loads of great flicks on the telly tonight to chill out to.

Whether you’re in the mood for comedy, action, sci-fi or horror, tonight has it all, so you won’t be flicking around for too long before you settle on something great. Have a look below at our best picks for this evening’s viewing.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – E4 – 6.25pm

The third instalment of the brilliant Steven Spielberg film series is on the box tonight. Harrison Ford reprises his role as the titular adventurous archaeologist as he sets out to find his estranged father, who has gone missing while searching for the Holy Grail.

I, Robot – Film4 – 6.50pm

It’s hard to believe this sci-fi thriller is nearly twenty years old. It might not be a cinematic masterpiece, but the Isaac Asimov-inspired flick is one of the most memorable sci-fi movies of the last few decades. Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk star.

The Magnificent Seven – RTÉ2 – 9pm

This 2016 remake of the classic Western, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, sees seven hired guns helping a town to fight back against corrupt industrialists.

There’s Something About Mary – ITV2 – 9pm

There's Something About Mary (1998)

Our pick for tonight is a real comedy classic. This 1998 rom-com starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller tells the story of a group of men vying for the affection of one woman. Matt Dillon, Lee Evans and Chris Elliot also star as the various smitten men.

Diaz’s performance was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy. If you haven’t managed to see it, do yourself a favour.

The Equalizer – Film4 – 9pm

It’s a big week for Denzel Washington as the legendary actor is reportedly in talks to co-star in the upcoming Gladiator sequel alongside our very own Paul Mescal. Now’s a good time to watch him in one of his great modern roles in The Equalizer.

The 2014 film stars Washington as a former U.S. Marine turned DIA intelligence officer who reluctantly returns to action to protect a teenage prostitute from members of the Russian mafia. Oh, and if you want to make a night of it, the sequel is up on Film4 right after!

To End All Wars – Great! Movies – 11.50pm

This 2001 war film starring Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland and Sakae Kimura based on Through the Valley of the Kwai, an autobiography of Scottish captain Ernest Gordon.

Halloween (2018) – BBC1 – 11.50pm

One of the better modern horror movie sequels is on the telly later. Probably one of the most confusingly named film series ever made, Halloween is the eleventh instalment of the iconic horror movies. The plot wipes the slate clean in terms of storyline and is a direct sequel to the 1978 original.

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode as she prepares to face Michael Myers in a final showdown on Halloween night, forty years after she survived his killing spree.

Northern Soul – BBC2 – 12.35am

This is a real gem of a film. Northern Soul tells the story of two young Lancashire teenagers whose lives are changed forever by the discovery of African-American soul music and the dance culture that grew up around it in Britain.

Starring Josh Whitehouse and Elliot James Langridge, Northern Soul has a great supporting cast including Ricky Tomlinson, Steve Coogan and Ted Lasso’s James Lance.

Patriot’s Day – Channel 4 – 1am

Mark Wahlberg stars in this 206 film based on the true events of the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent manhunt which followed.

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