An Oscar-winning war thriller is among the movies on TV tonight 2 months ago

An Oscar-winning war thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

The 2008 movie won the Best Picture Oscar.

It is Thursday, meaning the weekend is not quite here yet.

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However, to pass the time until the weekend arrives, why not kickback on the sofa tonight with a good film?

Here are your options on the box this evening.

The Hurt Locker - BBC Four - 9pm

Our pick for tonight follows a US Sergeant (Jeremy Renner, in a star-making turn) during the Iraq War who is assigned to an army bomb squad and finds himself at odds with other members of the unit due to his maverick way of handling the job.

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Helmed by world-class action director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days), The Hurt Locker boasts an incredible ensemble cast (including Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes) and some of the tensest sequences captured on film in recent memory.

After its release, it went on to win six Oscars, including the Best Picture prize.

2001: A Space Odyssey - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

This '60s sci-fi from legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick is widely considered as being one of the greatest and most influential movies ever made.

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Terminator: Salvation - Sky Sci-fi - 9pm

Christian Bale headlines this grim and disappointing Terminator sequel.

The Iceman - Film4 - 9pm

An unsettling central turn from Michael Shannon elevates this slightly by-the-numbers biographical crime drama.

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The Loft - Horror Xtra - 9pm

Karl Urban leads the cast of this US remake of a Belgian erotic thriller.

Lone Survivor - ITV4 - 10.30pm

Another war drama, except this time set in Afghanistan and starring Mark Wahlberg.

Minority Report - Film4 - 11.10pm

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The movie JOE recently and boldly declared was Steven Spielberg's best.

A Nightmare on Elm Street - Turner Classic Movies - 11.50pm

This horror centres around dream demon Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) and the teenager (Heather Langenkamp) he hunts.