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29th Jul 2021

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

Stephen Porzio

You may have never seen the movie, but you have definitely heard the score.

Feeling like you have watched everything on Netflix? Not to worry, as JOE has highlighted the best movies airing on television this Thursday night.

Check out our picks for the evening below.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

Three gunslingers (Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) compete to find a fortune in a buried cache of Confederate gold amid the violent chaos of the American Civil War.

The third and final installment in director Sergio Leone’s legendary Dollars Trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the quintessential spaghetti western thanks to its highly stylised gunfights and epic Ennio Morricone score.

Also known as the movie that made Clint Eastwood a star, the film’s climactic standoff has been homaged multiple times, including by Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs.

What Women Want – Comedy Central – 9pm

A cocky, chauvinistic advertising executive magically acquires the ability to hear what women are thinking.

Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt star in this romantic comedy from director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give)

Crawl – Film Four – 9pm

While attempting to save her father (Barry Pepper) during a category 5 hurricane, a young woman (Kaya Scodelario, Skins) finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

This 2019 survival thriller was a hit with both audiences and critics.

Highlander – Horror Channel – 9pm

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize”.

A cult classic featuring a fun supporting turn from Sean Connery, its tagline: “There can be only one” is still often referenced.

Step Brothers – ITV 4 – 10pm

Two aimless middle-aged losers (John C Reilly, Will Ferrell) still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

While Step Brothers does feature the comedic duo of Ferrell and Reilly at their most hilarious, Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision) steals the show in a supporting turn.

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