A great '80s sci-fi is among the movies on TV tonight 3 months ago

A great '80s sci-fi is among the movies on TV tonight

The movie was renowned upon release for its special effects.

Prime Video has just added one of the best war movies of recent years to its service while 12 big films have quietly joined Netflix's library.


However, for options on what to watch, here are the movies airing on TV tonight.

Military Wives - Film4 - 9pm

From the director of The Full Monty, this 2019 British comedy-drama stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan and centres around a group of women who, while their partners away serving in Afghanistan, form a choir and wind up a media sensation.

Escape Plan - Sky Max - 9pm


Action heavyweights Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone play characters who must team up to break out of the world's most secret and secure prison.

Evil Dead II - Sky Sci-Fi - 9pm

Fresh from the runaway box-office success of Evil Dead Rise earlier this year, why not revisit this iconic entry in the horror franchise?

Role Models - Comedy Central - 9pm


Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in this crude but very funny comedy.

Paranormal Activity - Horror Xtra - 9pm

The micro-budget found footage horror that launched a hit franchise.

Exit Wounds - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm


DMX and Steven Seagal star in this 2001 action thriller.

Black Death - Legend - 9pm

Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean are among the cast of this medieval action horror about a group of men tasked with uncovering the truth surrounding reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Scanners  - Horror Xtra - 10.45pm

Our pick for tonight is this 1981 sci-fi horror revolving around 'scanners', people who in the world of the movie possess extremely rare telepathic and telekinetic powers.


When one of these scanners (Michael Ironside) grows mad with power and begins a killing spree, another scanner (Stephen Lack) - still learning about the depth of his abilities - is tasked with stopping the murderer.

The breakthrough film by horror directing legend David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome), Scanners boasts a highly imaginative story and groundbreaking special effects, particularly one involving a man who finds himself a target of the villain.

It also went on to inspire a series of direct-to-DVD films, while a series remake of the original is also said to be in development at HBO.

You can watch a trailer for Scanners right here:

The Driver - Legend - 11pm

Ryan O'Neal plays a getaway driver pursued by a tenacious detective (an incredible Bruce Dern) in this '70s thriller JOE previously described as "one of the coolest films of all time".

24 Hours to Live - Turner Classic Movies - 11.10pm

Ethan Hawke's Taken but with a sci-fi twist.

Pawn Sacrifice - BBC Two - 11.15pm

Tobey Maguire is famous chess player Bobby Fischer in this well-reviewed biopic.

Baywatch - Film4 - 11.15pm

Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron star in the movie reboot of the long-running lifeguard-focused series of the same.

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