A perfectly timed scene for midnight on New Year's Eve is among the movies on TV tonight 7 months ago

A perfectly timed scene for midnight on New Year's Eve is among the movies on TV tonight

If you time it juuuuuuuuust right...

This is it.


The final day of 2021.

What are you going to do to celebrate?

Watch some movies? Good choice.

Here's whats on...


Avengers Assemble - RTÉ 2 - 7.30pm

Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye in their first big team-up movie. Seems almost quaint looking back at it now, compared to Endgame or No Way Home.

The Notebook - Virgin Media One - 9pm

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams made us all believe in love again thanks to their magnetic chemistry in this period romance.


Dumb and Dumber To - Comedy Central - 9pm

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return for one of the one worst comedy sequels of all time.

True Grit - ITV4 - 9pm

Jeff Bridges headlines this western directed by the legendary Coen Brothers, playing a US Marshall hired by a young girl (Hailee Steinfeld) to find her father's murderer. Co-stars Matt Damon, Domhnall Gleeson and Josh Brolin.


John Wick 3: Parabellum - Film4 - 9pm

Keanu Reeves is still on the run from the assassin organisation after he broke the rules in the previous movie, but he's got some help this time around, with Halle Berry and Laurence Fishburne joining the fight.

The Aftermath - BBC Two - 9pm

Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke star in this WWII-set romantic drama which really should've been a lot better than it turned out to be.

Stan & Ollie - RTÉ 2 - 10pm


Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as they embark on their final comedy tour around Britain. Their final ever performance together was in The Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

When Harry Met Sally - BBC Four - 10.40pm

The much-loved rom-com starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

BBC have timed it so that the climactic New Year's Eve scene in the movie should have the countdown right around the same time we, in the real world, will be doing the same NYE countdown! So we can all pretend we're in a great New York party, instead of sitting at home because all of the pubs closed at 8.

Escape From New York - Film4 - 11.35pm

Kurt Russell is the highly dangerous convict Snake Plissken, who is released from prison on the proviso that he performs one last mission from the government: following a plane crash, he must save the US President from Manhattan, which has been converted into a island prison colony in the distant future of (checks notes) 1997.

LA Confidential - RTÉ 2 - 11.5opm

Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito star in this magnificent murder-mystery thriller set against the backdrop of Hollywood in the 1950s.

Four Weddings and a Funeral - Channel 4 - 12.05am

Before he reinvented himself, Hugh Grant was the ultimate rom-com king, kicked off entirely due to his role in this movie, playing a bachelor attending five events while wondering if he has already met (and broken up with) the love of his life.

City Slickers - RTÉ One - 12.15am

Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby are three BFFs from the city who take on a cattle driving holiday in order to inject some excitement into their dull lives. Once they cross paths will a proper old-school cowboy (Jack Palance), they realise how truly unprepared they are for this "holiday".

Frances Ha - Film4 - 1.35am

Greta Gerwig stars as a struggling dancer in New York who always follows her heart and chases her dreams... sometimes to her own detriment. A lovely little comedy.

Rear Window - RTÉ One - 2.20am

And for those still up, Alfred Hitchock's voyeuristic thriller. One of the best movies ever made.