One of the scariest films of the past 15 years is among the movies on TV tonight 2 weeks ago

One of the scariest films of the past 15 years is among the movies on TV tonight

The movie was a big hit upon release and received a prequel just last year.

One of 2023's best thriller movies is now available to stream at home, but if you're looking for more films to watch, here are the ones airing on telly this Saturday night (16 September), starting with:


Orphan - AMC UK - 9pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2009 psychological horror about a married couple (Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga) who decide to adopt a 9-year-old Russian girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman).

However, the parents slowly come to discover that their new daughter is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

A big box office hit upon release and a movie that has grown in people's estimation in the years since - to the extent that a prequel film was released just last year - Orphan is worth checking out for Fuhrman's incredible performance and for its unforgettable twists.


If you miss it tonight, Orphan is also available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play, Microsoft Movies and Rakuten TV.

Snake Eyes - Film4 - 9pm

This 2021 blockbuster is the third installment in the G.I. Joe movie series.


American Pie - Comedy Central - 9pm

The raunchy teen sex comedy that launched a franchise.

Reasonable Doubt - Legend - 9pm

In this average crime thriller, the life of a District Attorney (Dominic Cooper) spirals out of control when he is involved in a fatal hit and run and another man (Samuel L. Jackson) is arrested for his crime.


Gold Run - BBC Four - 9pm

A Norwegian World War II drama.

Reservoir Dogs - TG4 - 9.30pm

This iconic debut film from legendary writer-director Quentin Tarantino remains one of his best movies.

Downhill - RTÉ One - 9.40pm


After a husband and father (Will Ferrell) fails to protect his family amid what they believe to be a dangerous avalanche, his wife (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) begins to reevaluate how she feels about him.

A remake of an acclaimed Swedish comedy-drama that was co-written by Succession creator Jesse Armstrong, Downhill did not get a ton of love from critics.

The Expendables 2 - Sky Showcase - 10pm

The best entry in the Sylvester Stallone action franchise to date but here's hoping Expend4bles, which is out in cinemas next week, is better.

The 6th Day - MTV - 10pm

In this 2000 futuristic sci-fi, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a man who meets an illegal clone of himself and becomes embroiled in a massive conspiracy.

Olympus Has Fallen - Channel 4 - 10.30pm

A disgraced Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) must rescue the US President after The White House is invaded by terrorists in this solid action flick that launched a franchise.

Desperately Seeking Susan - BBC Two - 10.50pm

Madonna's first major screen role, this comedy-drama centres on the interaction between two women – a bored housewife and a bohemian drifter – linked by various messages in the personals section of a newspaper.

orphanIsabelle Fuhrman in Orphan - our pick for tonight

Jackass Number Two - Comedy Central - 10.55pm

The second movie in the reality slapstick franchise.

Payback - Quest - 11pm

Mel Gibson plays a man out for, you guessed it... payback.

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Film4 - 11.20pm

Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather trilogy) directs this incredible adaptation of the classic vampire novel.

The Hurt Locker - BBC One - 11.45pm

This extremely tense Iraq war drama from the brilliant filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Zero Dark Thirty) won six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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