A thrilling 70's cult classic is among the movies on TV tonight 1 week ago

A thrilling 70's cult classic is among the movies on TV tonight

It comes from one of the biggest horror directors in film history.

After a simply huge few days of sport, there's no better way than to round out the weekend with a movie or two. Luckily, there's some great movies on TV tonight (and some not so great ones...).


Have a look below at our pick of the flicks.

Shanghai Knights - ITV2 - 5.40pm

Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan reprise their odd-couple roles in this comedy sequel. It's not as good as the original, but it's still got some laughs.

A View to a Kill - RTÉ 2 - 6.05pm


Roger Moore's final appearance as 007 sees him go up again Christopher Walken, whose character plans to destroy Silicon Valley.

Daddy's Home 2 - FilmFour - 6.55pm

God-awful Christmas-themed sequel to the equally bad original starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as co-parenting fathers having to now handle their own fathers (John Lithgow and Mel Gibson) coming to town.

Street Fighter - Great! Movies - 6.55pm


One of the worse video game adaptations of all time, this 1994 flick stars Jean Claude Van Damme as Colonel Guile who attempts to bring down General M. Bison, the military dictator and drug kingpin of Shadaloo City, aspiring to conquer the world with an army of supersoldiers.

Crocodile Dundee - E4 - 7.05pm

In what is probably one of the most unpredictable hits of the 80's, Paul Hogan stars as an eccentric Aussie bushman who travels to New York City. It really doesn't age well and is about as offensive as it gets on all fronts. Crikey.

Pitch Perfect 2 - ITV2 -8pm


The Barden University Bellas return in this all-star cast led sequel to the 2012 phenomenon.

The A-Team - ITV4 - 8pm

Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton Jackson, Sharlto Copley, and Patrick Wilson star in this film adaptation of the popular 80's TV series about a Special Forces team who, imprisoned for a crime they did not commit, escapes and sets out to clear their names.

Hancock - E4 - 9pm

Will Smith stars as a bad-tempered superhero before superhero movies were popular.


The Sum of All Fears - FilmFour - 9pm

Spy thriller based on the Tom Clancy book of the same name, starring Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, a CIA agent on a mission to stop Nuclear War. One of the better movies on TV tonight.

Magnum Force - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Clint Eastwood returns as 'Dirty' Harry Callahan as he goes after a vigilante group of police officers who are killing criminals.

The Mexican - Great! Movies - 9pm

Brad Pitt stars in this 2001 dark-comedy about a criminal who sets off to smuggle a supposedly-cursed gun across the Mexican border with his girlfriend (Julia Roberts).

The Punisher - Great! Action - 9pm

2004 film based on the comic books about vigilante anti-hero Frank Castle, played by Thomas Jane. John Travolta co-stars as crime boss Howard Saint who orders the death of Castle's family. Not as good as the Netflix series starring Jon Bernthal, which itself isn't great.

Assault on Precinct 13 - Horror Channel - 11pm

Movies on tv tonight - Assault on Precinct 13 Assault on Precinct 13 is our pick of the movies on TV tonight.

Our pick of the movies on TV tonight is retrospectively seen as one of horror hero John Carpenter's best works as a director. The thriller stars Austin Stoker as a police officer who defends a defunct precinct against a relentless criminal gang, along with Darwin Joston as a convicted murderer who helps him.

Originally met with mixed responses, the film has since garnered a cult following and has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It even got an OK remake starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne.

Another 48 Hrs - FilmFour - 11.20pm

Very disappointing sequel to the buddy cop flick starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. This time the duo team up to take down San Francisco drug lord The Iceman.

Cash - Great! Movies - 11.25pm

Sean Bean stars as a menacing stranger who forces a couple who find a suitcase full of money to pay him back through a series of robberies.

Bad Company - Great! Action - 11.25pm

Known more so for being the last movie to film inside the World Trade Centre before the September 11th attacks, this 2002 action-comedy has probably one of the worst-timed stories of all time - an extremist plot to attack New York. Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins star in this predictable flick.

Second Act - Channel4 - 12.05am

Rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez as a 40-something woman who pivots career after faking her CV.

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