One of the most iconic thrillers of all time is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

One of the most iconic thrillers of all time is among the movies on TV tonight

The movie even introduced a new term into the public lexicon.

At last, the weekend is here. So, why not shake off the stresses of the past few days by checking out one of the great movies airing on TV tonight.

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Below are JOE's recommendations for this evening.

The Bone Collector - Film Four - 9pm

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective (Denzel Washington) and his partner (Angelina Jolie) try to track down a serial killer who is terrorising New York City.

Not one of Denzel's best movies, but the cast is good and those who enjoyed thrillers like Seven or Kiss the Girls should have some fun.

McCabe & Mrs Miller - TG4 - 9.05pm

A gambler (Warren Beatty) and a prostitute (Julie Christie) become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

By subverting many familiar Western tropes, McCabe & Mrs Miller makes itself a standout of the genre. Boasting two incredible lead performances, an atmospheric and unvarnished look at life in the past and a gorgeous Leonard Cohen soundtrack, this 70's flick is unforgettable.

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Under Siege - ITV 4 - 10.05pm

An ex-Navy SEAL turned ship cook (Steven Seagal) must stop a group of mercenaries while out at sea.

Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey and our own Colm Meaney as fun villains make this definitely Seagal's best movie.

Fatal Attraction - RTÉ One - 11.15pm

Our pick for the night, a married man's (Michael Douglas) one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover (Glenn Close) begins to stalk him and his family.

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In equal parts sexy, thrilling and terrifying, Adrian Lyne's 1987 erotic thriller is maybe the greatest entry in the sub-genre.

Not only did it go on to inspire a ton of other great thrillers, but it even introduced the phrase 'bunny boiler' into the English vocabulary thanks to a particularly horrifying scene in the film.

Spotlight - BBC Two - 11.20pm

This drama tells the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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Spotlight's important, timely subject matter and incredible performances - including from Mark Ruffalo - made this an Oscar Best Picture winner.

XXX: Return of Xander Cage - Film Four - 11.20pm

Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson).

This third entry in the XXX franchise begins with Diesel's character breaking into a restricted area and using extreme sports to help get local villagers the signal to watch a football match and only gets more gloriously dumb from there. This is a big guilty pleasure movie.

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