A really fun Tom Cruise film is among the movies on TV tonight 5 months ago

A really fun Tom Cruise film is among the movies on TV tonight

It is based on a popular series of novels.

Netflix has just added 14 big movies to its library for those looking to kick back with a good film tonight.


For more options to help with this though, here are the movies airing on TV this evening.

Jack Reacher - Film4 - 9pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2012 thriller about a drifter and ex-US Army Military Police Corps investigator named Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) who becomes entangled in a probe into a mass shooting and winds up uncovering a conspiracy.

Based on Lee Child's popular series of novels, Jack Reacher initially received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics. In the years since, however, its stylish action set pieces, zippy screenplay, magnetic lead turn from Tom Cruise and scene-stealing villainous performance by acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog have led to it rising in many movie fans' estimation.


It's no surprise that Cruise wound up later recruiting Jack Reacher's writer and director Christopher McQuarrie to work on his Mission: Impossible franchise, as well as Top Gun: Maverick.

Survivor - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan star in this action spy thriller with a very low 8% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rambo - ITV4 - 10pm


The extremely violent fourth entry in the saga of John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone, who also directed the movie).

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Tom Cruise in our pick for tonight - Jack Reacher

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery - Comedy Central Extra - 10pm


The extremely funny first entry in the Austin Powers series of spy spoofs.

Legend of the Demon Cat - AMC - 10.55pm

This 2017 fantasy mystery blockbuster from China earned rave reviews (91% on Rotten Tomatoes) and was a big hit at the box office.

Lynch/Oz - Film4 - 11.35pm

This acclaimed documentary explores the influence of the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz on the work of legendary filmmaker David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks).


Hellboy II: The Golden Army - ITV4 - 11.50pm

If you missed this superhero sequel earlier in the week when we recommended it, it is on again tonight.

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