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20th Apr 2023

A brilliantly tense thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

Rory Cashin

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Your Thursday evening movie menu has arrived!

On top of Netflix added a great new series AND 10 new movies to its library, there are also plenty of options to choose from outside of streaming. If you’re searching for a movie to enjoy this evening, look no further!

Ghostbusters – FilmFour – 6.20pm

The all-female rebootmakequel is funnier than actual sequel Ghostbusters II. Don’t @ me.

School For Scoundrels – BBC Four – 9pm

A 1960 classic comedy with a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hellraiser – Legend – 9pm

This horror icon recently celebrated its 35 year anniversary.

The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen – TCM – 9pm

Unless, of course, you have already seen this version of the legendary possession movie.

Mission Impossible: Fallout – FilmFour – 9pm

One of the best action movies of the last ten years, arguably of all time. We chatted to Henry Cavill about his duplicitious role in the movie at the time, and you can check out that chat right here:

Octopussy – ITV4 – 9pm

Roger Moore’s sixth outing as 007 and widely considered to be one of the worst of the Bond movies.

The Titfield Thunderbolt – BBC Four – 10.30pm

And you thought Octopussy was the funniest movie title on tonight. This one is about a defunct railway line in 1953 Britain.

Cabin Fever – Legend – 10.55pm

Not the gory 2002 original, but the gory 2016 remake. With a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, that should tell you everything you need to know.

Little Fockers – FilmFour – 11.55pm

A big part of the aftermath of De Niro’s career decline, which actually began 15 years ago this week, this comedy threequel is quite bad.

Searching – FilmFour – 1.50am

Our pick for the night is this fantastically tense thriller, in which a father (John Cho) tries to find his missing daughter using nothing more than a laptop and a mobile phone. With the arrival of Searching’s sorta-sequel (and also very good) sequel arriving in cinemas this weekend, now is the perfect time to check the original out.

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