One of Tom Cruise's best performances is among the movies on TV tonight
It garnered Cruise the first of his four Oscar nominations.
Need a movie to watch tonight? Well, here are the ones airing on TV this evening, starting with:
Scary Movie 3 - Comedy Central - 9pm
Famous horror movies The Ring, Signs and *checks notes* 8 Mile are among the targets of this very funny spoof comedy.
The 6th Day - Legend - 9pm
In this 2000 futuristic sci-fi, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a man who meets an illegal clone of himself and becomes embroiled in a massive conspiracy.
Mission: Impossible 2 - Film4 - 9pm
While its one of the weaker entries in the remarkably high quality Tom Cruise-led action spy franchise, M:I 2 is quite fun in parts and also inspired this great sketch:
The Enforcer - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm
The third in the legendary Dirty Harry series of action thrillers starring Clint Eastwood, who is currently at work on what is expected to be his final movie.
Knuckleball - Horror Xtra - 9pm
This 2018 Canadian horror about a young boy who discovers his family's dark legacy has an 83% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Tom Cruise and Willem Dafoe in Born on the Fourth of July, our pick for tonight
Out for Justice - Turner Classic Movies - 10.40pm
Steven Seagal plays a cop in this '90s thriller that is... out for justice.
Zulu - AMC UK - 10.55pm
Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom star in this South African-set crime thriller.
The Program - BBC Two - 11.15pm
This sports drama based on true events depicts Irish journalist David Walsh (Chris O'Dowd) investigation of famed cyclist Lance Armstrong (Ben Foster) for doping.
Born on the Fourth of July - Film4 - 11.25pm
Last but not least is our pick for tonight which is also based on true events. It tells the story of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise, earning his first Oscar nomination for the role), a young patriotic American who enlists to serve in the Vietnam War where he becomes permanently paralysed in battle.
Struggling with his paralysis and an uncaring, bureaucratic United States upon returning home, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist.
Born on the Fourth of July's powerful real life story and visceral direction by Oliver Stone (Platoon), as well as Cruise's intense and transformational performance, led to it being nominated for eight Oscars - with Stone winning the Best Director trophy.
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