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07th May 2023

One the best noughties sci-fi flicks is among the movies on TV tonight

Simon Kelly

Movies on TV tonight - Minority Report

Tom Cruise stars alongside our very own Colin Farrell.

This Sunday night why not treat yourself to a flick before the week starts. Luckily, there’s plenty of brilliant movies on TV tonight, so it won’t be long before you land on the perfect film. We’ve compiled a list of the best choices for this evening – take a look.

Moonraker – RTÉ2 – 6.10pm

Roger Moore returns in this 1979 flick as the slick MI6 agent. This time, Bond is headed for space to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and to recreate humanity with a master race.

Star Trek: Insurrection – Film4 – 6.55pm

The ninth film in the Star Trek series sees the crew of the USS Enterprise-E rebel against Starfleet after they discover a conspiracy with a species known as the Son’a to steal the peaceful Ba’ku’s planet for its rejuvenating properties.

Shrek The Third – E4 – 7.15pm

The green ogre is back again, this time sitting on a throne he couldn’t care less about alongside his wife Fiona as Prince Charming plots to overthrow the couple.

Pitch Perfect – ITV2 – 8pm

Kicking off the trilogy is this 2012 entry about an all-girl university a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, as they compete against another group from their college to win Nationals. Starring an ensemble cast including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Brittany Snow and Elizabeth Banks.

The Equalizer – Channel 4 – 9pm

One of the movies on TV tonight is the first in a trilogy of films starring Denzel Washington as a DIA officer reluctantly returning to action to face off with the Russian mafia.

Taken – ITV4 – 9pm

Liam Neeson is a man with a very particular set of skills in this 2008 action classic. Neeson stars as a retired CIA agent who travels across Europe to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

The Lincoln Lawyer – Film4 – 9pm

Matthew McConaughey stars as a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln called Mickey Haller. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him, but starts to uncover evidence that his new client is guilty of more crimes than one.

Free State of Jones – Great! Movies – 9pm

More McConaughey-ing tonight with this 2016 American historical war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight and his armed revolt against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi, throughout the American Civil War.

Rambo III – ITV4 – 10.55pm

The Vietnam vet is back once again, this time mounting a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan. At the time of its release in 1988, Rambo III was the most expensive film ever made. It’s the last film in the series before its 2008 sequel.

Minority Report – E4 – 11.05pm

Minority Report

Looked back on as one of Tom Cruise’s best performances, 2002’s Minority Report is our pick of the movies on TV tonight. It’s also, in our opinion, Steven Spielberg’s best movie.

The film is set in the year 2054, where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes. The plot circles around an officer from that unit accused of a future murder. Combining a complex plot with some high-octane action sequences, Minority Report has everything you need for a classic flick. Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Max von Sydow all co-star.

Disappearance at Clifton Hill – Film4 – 11.20pm

This 2019 flick follows a troubled young woman who returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls after she inherits her family’s old motel, where the memory of a long-ago kidnapping quickly ensnares her.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Great! Movies – 11.45pm

2013 romantic drama following an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara and Ben Foster star.

The Turning – BBC1 -12.20am

A modern adaptation of Henry James’ 1898 ghost story The Turn of the Screw, this 2020 horror follows a young governess in 1994 who is hired to watch over two children after their parents are killed.

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