Plenty of non-World Cup options are among the movies on TV today 2 weeks ago

Plenty of non-World Cup options are among the movies on TV today

Avoiding the World Cup? Read on...

FIFA World Cup 22 kicks off on Sunday amidst a host of intense, seemingly endless controversy.


Perhaps you're tuning in. Perhaps you're boycotting. If it's the latter, you might want to know what other, more cinematic TV options are available to you on Sunday, 20 November.

Let's take a look, shall we?

Jumper – Film4 – 4.30pm

A failed attempt at starting a franchise, despite a decent premise. Hayden Christensen plays a man who discovers he has the ability to teleport, subsequently using it for selfish reasons until a group of assassins target him.


Legally Blonde – ITV2 – 4.50pm

Cult favourite law-focused comedy starring Reese Witherspoon.

Bridge of Spies – Film4 – 6.15pm

Chilly espionage drama with Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.


Pitch Perfect 2 – ITV2 – 6.45pm

The second one.

Olympus Has Fallen – SyFy – 7pm

Secret service agent Gerard Butler must save US President Aaron Eckhart when terrorists come calling to the White House.


The Martian – E4 – 7.15pm

Matt Damon is stranded on Mars in Ridley Scott's star-studded, very enjoyable comedy/drama/science fiction blend.

Starman – Sky Sci-Fi – 9pm

Jeff Bridges stars in an alien-themed romantic drama.

London Has Fallen – Film4 – 9pm


The second entry in the 'Has Fallen' saga.

30 Days of Night – Horror Xtra – 9pm

Violent thriller in which a remote town comes under a month-long siege from vampires when the sun goes down.

Wayne's World 2 – Comedy Central – 9.30pm

Rushed but still very funny sequel in which Wayne and Garth struggle to put on a music festival.

Yesterday – RTÉ One – 9.30pm

A jobbing musician (Himesh Patel) is hit by a bus and wakes up to discover that The Beatles suddenly no longer exist and nobody has any memory of the Fab Four apart from him. Cue a fairly unethical brainwave...

Angel Has Fallen – SyFy – 9.30pm

The third entry in the 'Has Fallen' saga.

Holmes & Watson – RTÉ 2 – 10.30pm

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up again in an attempt to re-capture that Step Brothers magic. They do not. 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Perfect Storm – Turner Classic Movies – 10.45pm

George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg play real-life fishermen who venture out into a severe, deadly storm.

The Grudge – Film4 – 10.55pm

Supernatural horror remake from 2020.

War of the Worlds – Channel 4 – 10.55pm

Tom Cruise in a rare 'flawed regular guy' role as a father who must protect his children when an alien invasion occurs out of nowhere.

Bobby – Sky Showcase – 11pm

Documentary about England football hero Bobby Moore.

Escape Room – Horror Xtra – 11.15pm

People try and flee from a killer escape room.

Fantastic Four – SyFy – 12.01am

One minute after midnight will see the much-hated, not that bad 2015 reboot of the Fantastic Four, a movie that was very visibly tampered with by the studio.