A great comedy set in Dublin is among the movies on TV tonight 3 months ago

A great comedy set in Dublin is among the movies on TV tonight

It features an excellent Irish supporting cast.

If the hot weather and long weekend has got too much, then maybe it's time to shelter indoors this evening and stick on some movies on TV.


There's a great selection of flicks on this evening so why not have a browse at the list we've compiled below and get choosing.

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again - ITV2 - 6.45pm

2018 prequel/sequel to the massive musical flick based on the songs of Swedish sensations Abba.

Fun With Dick and Jane - Great! Movies - 7pm


OK comedy about a middle-class couple who resort to a life of crime following bankruptcy. Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni star.

Pitch Perfect 3 - FilmFour - 7.10pm

The disappointing third outing for the Bellas, now graduated from college and reuniting for an overseas tour.

Knight and Day - Virgin Media One - 9pm


Action comedy starring Cameron Diaz as a young woman who gets caught up in the manhunt of a disgraced secret agent played by Tom Cruise.

Those Who Wish Me Dead - RTÉ1 - 9.30pm

A teenage witness to a murder finds himself outrunning two assassins and a forest fire in this 2021 thriller.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - FilmFour - 9pm


The iconic 80's flick about the most eventful school sickie in the history of school sickies is one of the movies on TV tonight.

Bridget Jones's Baby - Great! Movies - 9pm

Renée Zellweger returns as the lovable singleton who must now figure out who the father of her child is in this 2016 flick, the third in the series.

La La Land - TG4 - 9.30pm

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this six-time Oscar winning musical about two artists, an actor and a musician, who try to balance their love for each other with their ambitions.


Pride - BBC3 - 9.45pm

Very heartwarming film based on a true story about a group of gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984.

2001: A Space Odyssey - Turner Classic Movies - 10.50pm

The iconic Stanley Kubrick sci-fi about a spacecraft manned by two men and the supercomputer H.A.L. 9000 as they investigate the planet Jupiter.

The Operative - Great! Action - 11pm

2019 thriller about a woman recruited by the Mossad to work undercover in Tehran, starring
Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman.

Bad Teacher - FilmFour - 11.10pm

Comedy starring Cameron Diaz as an incompetent teacher who returns to work after being dumped by her rich fiancé.

The Eiger Sanction - BBC2 - 11.15pm

Clint Eastwood stars as an ex-assassin forced out of retirement to avenge the death of a friend on a mountaineering expedition.

Animals - FilmFour - 1am

Movies on TV - Animals (2019)

Our pick of the movies on TV tonight is this underrated 2019 comedy drama set in Dublin. Starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat as two partying best friends whose relationship changes after one gets engaged to a tee-totaller.

The supporting cast is made up of some great Irish actors including Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy, Amy Molloy, Kwaku Fortune, Olwen Fouéré and Pat Shortt.

While going slightly under the radar over here, Animals was highly praised upon its release and retains a very healthy 87% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you can look past Grainger's below-par Irish accent, the performances are great all around and it's a moving story about the struggles people face in their twenties.

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