An Oscar-winning comedy drama is among the movies on TV tonight 1 week ago

An Oscar-winning comedy drama is among the movies on TV tonight

The Taika Waititi film took home the Best Adapted Screenplay prize at the Academy Awards.

If you're not going out this Friday night, it's possible you may be looking for something to watch to relax after the long week.


Thankfully, there are plenty of good movies on the telly this evening, and the rest of the week, too! Here are our big picks for stuff to watch over the whole weekend:

Here are your options for tonight:


Titanic - Film4 - 9pm

The first movie to gross $1 billion at the box office.

Hellboy - ITV4 - 9pm

Guillermo del Toro's action-packed yet emotional first adaptation of the comic book about a demonic beast-turned superhero (Ron Perlman).


V for Vendetta - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Another great adaptation, this time of Alan Moore's graphic novel about an anarchist and masked freedom fighter (Hugo Weaving) who attempts to ignite a revolution in a dystopian future Britain.

Johnny Mnemonic - Great! Movies Classic - 9pm

Keanu Reeves stars in this much-derided cyberpunk flick, playing a man with an overloaded cybernetic brain implant designed to store information.


The Inbetweeners Movie - E4 - 9pm

The beloved British sitcom gets the big screen treatment.

Cellular - Virgin Media One - 9pm

This 2004 action thriller sees a kidnapped woman (Kim Basinger) seek help from a stranger (Chris Evans) who she manages to contact via a broken phone.

Just Go With It - Comedy Central - 9pm


An Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romcom.

The Snowman - RTÉ2 - 9.30pm

A critically-panned adaptation of Jo Nesbo's hit nordic noir novel starring Michael Fassbender, its director claimed after its release that 10-15% of the film's story was never shot.

Once Upon a Time in the West - TG4 - 10.20pm

Following his legendary Dollars trilogy, filmmaker Sergio Leone helmed this epic Spaghetti Western often referred to as not only one of the best Westerns ever, but one of the best movies ever.

Jojo Rabbit - RTÉ One - 10.35pm

Our pick for tonight, this adaptation of 2008 novel Caging Skies follows Johannes "Jojo" Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), a 10-year-old Hitler Youth member who discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

Written and directed by Taika Waititi, who also appears in the movie as an imaginary version of Hitler who talks to the lead character, Jojo Rabbit is the filmmaker's most ambitious work to date, seeing him apply his trademark mix of comedy and tragedy to tackle a difficult subject matter.

For his efforts, he picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay award at the Oscars.

Timecop - Great! Movies Classics - 10.55pm

One of Jean-Claude Van Damme's better movies.

No Strings Attached - Comedy Central - 11.20pm

Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman star in this rom-com as two friends who decide to make a pact to have a "no strings attached" relationship.

Kick-Ass - BBC One - 11.40pm

This hit black-comedy superhero flick centres on an ordinary teenager (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself "Kick-Ass".

The Lost Boys - Turner Classic Movies - 11.45pm

The '80s vampire flick we've recommended many a time.

The Client - RTÉ2 - 11.45pm

Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones star in this '90s legal thriller adapted from a John Grisham book.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - Channel 4 - 12.10am

In this zombie-comedy (zom-com if you will), three scouts discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Gosford Park - RTÉ One - 12.45am

The great Robert Altman (The Long Goodbye, Short Cuts) directs this murder mystery set over a weekend in the 1930s at the titular British country estate.

Gone Girl - Film4 - 12.50am

Filmmaker David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) helms this terrific adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel about a husband (Ben Affleck) whose life is thrown into disarray when his wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing.