A much-loved Matt Damon sci-fi is among the movies on TV tonight 4 months ago

A much-loved Matt Damon sci-fi is among the movies on TV tonight

It's another entry in the "we have to rescue Matt Damon" sub-genre.

Looking to relax?


Feeling like you've watched everything on the streaming services you've signed up for?

Well then perhaps one of these movies airing on TV this Tuesday evening is for you.

Here are your options.

The Martian - Film4 - 9pm


Like Saving Private Ryan and Interstellar before it, The Martian centres around people coming together to try to rescue a character played by Matt Damon, this time when the astronaut he is playing is left stranded on Mars.

Benefitting from spectacular set-pieces from director Ridley Scott (Alien) and a surprisingly comic script, The Martian garnered a whopping 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes upon its release in 2015.

Its cast is also pretty impressive, featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña, Sebastian Stan and Sean Bean.

Hellboy - ITV 4 - 9pm


This is Guillermo del Toro's beautifully soulful adaptation of the Mike Mignola graphic novel starring Ron Perlman, not the terrible 2019 reboot.

Transformers - Sky Showcase - 9pm

The decent first entry in the long-running sci-fi action saga.

Awakenings - True Movies - 9pm


Robin Williams and Robert De Niro star in this critically-acclaimed drama about a doctor's work in the 60s with a group of catatonic patients he treats in a New York hospital.

The Final Girls - Horror Channel - 9pm

In this well-reviewed comedy-horror, a young woman grieving the loss of her famous horror actress mother finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most iconic movie where she must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Waz - Horror Channel - 10.50pm

In this British horror-thriller, featuring Stellan Skarsgård, Tom Hardy and Selma Blair amongst its cast, a calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.


Hitman: Agent 47 - Film4 - 11.50pm

Last and in this case least, Rupert Friend plays the mysterious titular assassin in this boring video game adaptation.