One of the best thrillers ever is among the movies on TV tonight 2 months ago

One of the best thrillers ever is among the movies on TV tonight

It is the only movie based on a Stephen King novel to win an Oscar.

With a rain and thunderstorm warning for Ireland in place until Thursday morning, what better time is there to curl up on the sofa with a good film.


As such, JOE has compiled a list of the best movies airing on TV this evening. Check out our picks below.

Pet Sematary - Film Four - 9pm

The first of two movies based on Stephen King novels on this list (if you fancy a double bill), this 2019 film follows a family that discovers a mysterious graveyard in the woods behind their new home.

Amy Seimetz, Jason Clarke and John Lithgow star in this horror with the creepy tagline: "Sometimes dead is better".

Death Wish - ITV 4 - 10pm

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks.

Charles Bronson stars in this 1974 action-drama which became a touchstone for the sub-genre of revenge films.


Das Boot: The Director's Cut - Turner Classic Movies - 10.55pm

Set during World War II, this war film follows a German U-boat and its crew, as they set out on a hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Das Boot is generally considered to be one of the greatest war movies ever made.

Misery - Film Four - 11.05pm

In our pick for this evening, a famous author (James Caan) is rescued from a car crash by a fan (Kathy Bates). However, he comes to realise that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.


An exploration of toxic fandom, Misery is one of the best adaptations of Stephen King - managing to be claustrophobic, darkly funny and horrifying all in equal measure.

Caan deftly conveys the fear of his predicament despite being bedridden for most of the running time, while Bates' Oscar-winning villainous turn manages to feel completely unhinged yet frighteningly human.

You'll never look at a sledgehammer the same way...

Chappaquiddick - BBC Two - 11.15pm


This well-reviewed political drama depicts Massachusetts Democrat party Senator Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist.

Jason Clarke again stars, alongside Bruce Dern, Ed Helms and Kate Mara.