One of the best thrillers of the decade is among the movies on TV tonight
A very decent selection of movies on TV tonight, if we do say so ourselves...
Just two days left in 2021.
Best make the most of them... by watching some great movies, starting with...
Aliens - ITV4 - 9pm
The eternal debate, which is better: Alien or Aliens? The answer is Aliens. This writer's favourite movie of all time, as a matter of fact.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - RTÉ 2 - 9pm
The fourth one. The one where Cruise hangs off the side of the world's tallest building. One of the best ones.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - Comedy Central - 9pm
The fifth one. The one where Cruise hangs off the outside of a plane as it takes off. Also one of the best ones.
Judy - Channel 4 - 9pm
Renée Zellweger rightfully received a lot of awards attention for her heartbreaking portrayal of Judy Garland during her farewell tour.
Good Morning, Vietnam - TG4 - 10.20pm
One of the first outings for the late, great Robin Williams that allowed him to fire on all comedic cylinders, playing a DJ trying to shake things up when assigned to the American's armed services radio station in Vietnam.
Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie - RTÉ One - 10.25pm
Love it or hate it, it is on d'telly tonight.
Ready Player One - BBC One - 10.35pm
This is basically Willy Wonka meets The Matrix, with director Steven Spielberg using modern technology to kind of do a Greatest Hits compilation of the 1980s.
Dirty Dancing - Virgin Media Two - 11pm
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner."
Beverly Hills Cop - Sky Showcase - 11pm
The movie that made Eddie Murphy a hugely bankable star back in the day, the lead role in this action-comedy was actually originally written for Sylvester Stallone.
The Wolf of Wall Street - ITV4 - 11.45pm
Leo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up for this retelling of the life of Jordan Belfort, the infamous Wall Street stock broker with one of the most startling rags-to-riches-to-sort-of-rags-again stories of recent years.
Hell or High Water - Film4 - 11.50pm
Our big pick for the evening is this incredible drama-thriller, featuring Chris Pine and Ben Foster as two brothers who decide to rob a series of banks in order to claw themselves out of debt, only for a relentless law man (Jeff Bridges) to arrive in town and start sniffing them out.
Malcolm X - RTÉ One - 12.15am
Landing Denzel Washington his third (out of eight, so far) Oscar nomination, here to teamed up with Spike Lee to tell the epic (over 200 minutes long!) story of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.