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27th Dec 2023

One of the best mystery thrillers of the 21st century is on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio


It recently had its 10 year anniversary.

A new Christmas action movie from the director of Face/Off is available to stream now, but if you need more to watch – here are the films airing on TV tonight (27 December).

Prisoners – Sky Witness – 9pm
Our pick for this evening is this 2013 movie which focuses around husband and father Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) whose daughter goes missing while playing outside during Thanksgiving.

As a detective with his own demons (Jake Gyllenhaal) investigates the disappearance, Dover takes matters into his own hands – targeting a young man (Paul Dano) who he thinks is responsible.

The breakthrough film for now Hollywood A-list director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Dune and Sicario), Prisoners’ stellar performances, dread-inducing atmosphere and twisty thought-provoking screenplay make it one of the best mystery thrillers released in the 21st century.

Having recently had its 10th anniversary, Prisoners is also available to stream on Netflix now. Check out its trailer right here:

Deadpool 2 – Film4 – 9pm
The self-referential merc with the mouth (Ryan Reynolds) is back and he knows he is in a sequel.

Braveheart – RTÉ2 – 9pm
Mel Gibson’s Oscar Best Picture-winning historical epic.

Central Intelligence – ITV4 – 9pm
A buddy action comedy movie with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart in the lead roles.

Vacation – Comedy Central – 9pm
The fifth and final theatrical installment of the legendary Vacation movie series.

Ann – RTÉ One – 9.30pm
This 2022 Irish film dramatises the real-life story of Ann Lovett, a 15-year-old girl who died in childbirth in a grotto in Granard, Longford in 1984.

The Woman in Black – BBC Two – 10pm
A very solid ghost story starring Daniel Radcliffe.

prisonersJake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners, our TV movie pick for tonight

Catch Me If You Can – Channel 4 – 10pm
This Steven Spielberg caper about a young con man (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the ’60s is incredibly entertaining.

Deadly Cuts – Virgin Media One – 10pm
This 2022 Irish comedy revolves around a North Dublin hairdressers as it fights for its survival against a local protection racket and a greedy developer.

The Blues Brothers – TG4 – 10.20pm
The cult classic musical comedy.

American Pie: Reunion – Comedy Central – 11pm
The last in the sex comedy franchise to get a cinema release.

Die Hard with a Vengeance – ITV4 – 11.05pm
The third entry in the Die Hard franchise and arguably the best of the sequels.

Man on Fire – Film4 – 11.20pm
One of Denzel Washington’s most underrated movies which we recently spotlighted.

Mrs Henderson Presents – RTÉ One – 11.30pm
Judi Dench stars in this well-liked biographical musical film as Laura Henderson, the British socialite who opened the popular Windmill Theatre in London.

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