One of the greatest war films ever is among the movies on TV tonight
It features one of the most impressive casts of recent years.
It is Thursday and you've got a decision to make. You can either check out one of 2023's most overlooked movies that has just been added to Disney Plus, or you can check out one (or more) of the movies on TV tonight, starting with...
Police Academy - Comedy Central - 9pm
The first (and best?) of this long running comedy series that we're kinda surprised nobody has rebooted yet.
Aftermath - Legend - 9pm
Arnie headlines this serious dramatic thriller about a man who loses his wife and daughter in a plane crash, and who blames the air traffic controller (Scoot McNairy) for the accident.
White House Down - FilmFour - 9pm
President Jamie Foxx finds his home is under attack from terrorists, and only wannabe secret service agent Channing Tatum can save the day! A fun but dumb remix of the Die Hard formula.
Dunkirk - BBC Three - 9pm
Our big pick for the night is Dunkirk, one of the best war movies of the 21st century, if not of all time. Christopher Nolan assembles a stellar cast including Tom Hardy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Mark Rylance and Cillian Murphy to detail the effort that went into saving thousands of stranded soldiers on the French beach before the invading German army discovered them. If you don't happen to catch it tonight, Dunkirk is also available to stream on Prime Video right now.
The walls are closing in for the soldiers in Dunkirk
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane - BBC Four - 9pm
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star in this classic psychological thriller about two actresses who go to great lengths to prove just how much they despise each other.
SAS: Red Notice - Sky Showcase - 9pm
Based on the novel by Andy McNabb, this thoroughly mediocre action thriller actually managed to amass a pretty decent cast including Andy Serkis, Tom Wilkinson, Ruby Rose, Noel Clarke, Hannah John-Kamen and Tom Hopper.
Hellboy - ITV4 - 10.35pm
Ron Perlman is perfectly cast as this demon who tries to use his evil powers for good. Guillermo Del Toro brings his usual directorial flair.
Captain Phillips - BBC One - 11.20pm
An incredibly tense hostage movie based on the real events of a commercial ship taken over by Somali pirates, and its captain's (here played by an Oscar-worthy Tom Hanks) attempts to keep everything under control.
The Last Stand - FilmFour - 11.40pm
Arnie again, this time as the aged sheriff of a small town in Texas, who finds himself suddenly in the middle of a huge gangland war. Decently entertaining.
Maniac - Legend - 12.50am
A truly unsettling horror movie, viewed entirely from the perspective a violent serial killer (played by Elijah Wood). Not for the squeamish or feint of heart.
The Rider - FilmFour - 1.45am
A fantastic western drama about a rodeo rider (Brady Jandreau) who suffers from a brain injury following an accident at a rodeo, but he refuses to let it stop him from doing what he loves. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Area 51 - Channel 4 - 2.40am
We're sure the screening of this found footage alien horror has nothing to do with those aliens suddenly appearing in Mexico this week. Completely coincidental.
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