One of the best sports films ever made is among the movies on TV tonight
Welcome to your Friday Night Movie Menu!
There is plenty to choose from at home this evening, including a new Irish movie that has been getting some incredible reviews. As for the movies you can watch on the telly, here are the best, the worst, and the most in-betweeny...
Angel Has Fallen - E4 - 9pm
The third outing in the Has Fallen trilogy has Gerard Butler once again trying to protect the President, but instead of ripping off Die Hard, this one rips off The Fugitive. It's as entertaining as it is dumb.
There's Something About Mary - ITV2 - 9pm
Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon headline this iconic 90s raunchy comedy.
Let Him Go - FilmFour - 9pm
A very good thriller about an older couple (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) who set out to save their daughter-in-law and their grandchild from her dangerous home life.
Four Weddings and a Funeral - RTÉ2 - 10pm
Another iconic 90s comedy, this one fronted by Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell.
End of Watch - BBC Three - 10pm
A pair of Los Angeles cops (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena) discover they've been singled out by a dangerous criminal. Very tense and very violent.
Grown Ups - Virgin Media One - 10.30pm
Adam Sandler gets all his mates round for this almost entirely joke-free "comedy".
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The Way of the Dragon - Sky Max - 11.10pm
Probably the most famous of Bruce Lee's movies, this is the one where he fights an evil Chuck Norris.
Raging Bull - FilmFour - 11.15pm
Our main pick for tonight is Raging Bull, as director Martin Scorsese is in the public eye a lot recently, what with his upcoming movie reuniting him with both Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. So now is as good a time as any to (re?)visit what many believe is one of - if not the - best movie he's ever made. De Niro headlines the sports drama, portraying real life boxer Jake LaMotta, and his ascension in sport while his personal life begins to collapse around him. If you miss it tonight, Raging Bull is also available to watch on Prime Video in Ireland and the UK.
Jackass 2.5 - Comedy Central - 12am
The second outing for the grown men hurt 'n' humiliate themselves series, but this one has some extra stuff that didn't make the cinema cut.
His House - BBC Two - 12.05am
A very good horror movie (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!) about a couple moving into a new house in London, after escaping war torn Sudan, only to discover they might be sharing their home with an unseen entity.
Happy Death Day 2U - Channel 4 - 12.05am
The sequel to the mix of Groundhog Day and Scream isn't as good as the original, but still features some decent kills and gags.
Dancing at Lughnasa - RTÉ One - 12.20am
Meryl Streep and the late, great Michael Gambon star in this decent adaptation of the hit Irish stage play.
Blood Simple - FilmFour - 1.55am
The Coen Brothers' brilliant crime thriller, about a man who sets about killing his wife and her lover, only for the consequences of those plans to have huge ripple effects.
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