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05th Apr 2024

A brilliantly dark mystery thriller is one of the movies on TV this weekend

Our TV movie pick for this weekend is The Night House, a 2020 mystery horror thriller starring recent JOE interviewee Rebecca Hall.

Stephen Porzio

Night House

Here are the best films airing on telly over the stormy weekend.

Our TV movie pick for this weekend is The Night House, a 2020 mystery horror thriller starring recent JOE interviewee Rebecca Hall.

The Godzilla actress plays Beth, a widow reeling from the unexpected death of her husband Owen (Evan Jonigkeit).

Left alone in the lakeside home Owen built for her, Beth begins digging into her husband’s belongings – yearning for answers.

“What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel,” the plot synopsis reads.

Released amid the COVID pandemic, The Night House deserves a bigger audience thanks to Hall’s phenomenal emotional lead performance, the movie’s gripping and consistently surprising plot, as well as its creepy and tense atmosphere.

Boasting an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score, the film is airing on TV this weekend on Saturday on Film4 at 11.40pm. If that is too late for readers, it is also streaming on Disney+.

Check out the trailer for The Night House right here:

Here are the best other movies airing over the weekend:


John Wick – Sky Showcase – 9pm

Keanu Reeves gets justice for his dog.

Nobody – Film4 – 9pm

From the producers of John Wick, Bob Odenkirk makes for a surprisingly great action man in this very entertaining flick.

Tears of the Sun – Virgin Media One – 9pm

Bruce Willis headlines this war action thriller from the director of Training Day.

The Man From Laramie – TG4 – 9pm

The classic James Stewart-led Western.

Irresistible – RTÉ2 – 10.35pm

Written and directed by Jon Stewart, this political comedy stars Steve Carrell and Rose Byrne.

Riders of Justice – Film4 – 10.50pm

Our Friday pick would be this incredible 2020 Danish action comedy which sees Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal) play a soldier in Afghanistan who returns home after his wife dies in a train crash.

While struggling to look after his daughter, Markus is approached by a group of outcast statistics and probability experts who determine that the crash was not an accident – leading the solider to seek out the people he believes responsible.

For more on the film, see here.

I, Tonya – BBC Two – 11.05pm

Margot Robbie is controversial figure skater Tonya Harding in this very watchable sports biopic.

Ransom – RTÉ One – 11.15pm

In this very solid ’90s thriller, Mel Gibson plays a billionaire whose son is kidnapped.


The Equalizer – Film4 – 9pm

Denzel Washington plays a man with a dark past who reluctantly returns to action in order to protect a teenage trafficking victim from the Russian mafia in this action flick that launched a trilogy.

The Lost City – Channel 4 – 9pm

Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock headline one of the best comedies of recent years.

John Wick: Chapter 2 – Sky Showcase – 9.35pm

Arguably the best of the John Wicks.

The Football Factory – MTV – 10pm

The cult British crime drama about a bored male Chelsea football hooligan (Danny Dyer) and his mates.

The Purge – ITV4 – 10.30pm

The first in the dystopian horror thriller franchise set in a US where for one night a year, all crime is legal.

Don’t Go – RTÉ2 – 10.30pm

Stephen Dorff headlines this Irish thriller a grieving father who discovers he has a chance of prevent his child from dying.

Under Siege – Comedy Central – 11.10pm

Steven Seagal’s best film.

Captain Philips – BBC One – 11.55pm

Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi are terrific in this action thriller about a ship hijacking which is based on true events.


Midnight Special – Sky Sci-Fi – 9pm

Our Sunday pick would be this gripping sci-fi thriller about a father (Michael Shannon) and son (Jaeden Martell) who go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child’s special powers.

The Hangover – Comedy Central – 9pm

“You probably get this a lot. This isn’t the real Caesar’s Palace is it?”

The Equalizer 2 – Film4 – 9pm

Arguably the best of The Equalizer trilogy.

The Silence of the Lambs – ITV4 – 10.15pm

The first and to date only horror film to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – BBC One – 11.40pm

Gary Oldman leads an all-star cast in this incredible Cold War spy drama.

Eternal Beauty – BBC Two – 11.45pm

In this dark British comedy, a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia (Sally Hawkins) encounters new sources of love and life with surprising results.

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