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26th Dec 2023

Here are all the best movies on TV on St Stephen’s Day

Simon Kelly

Stephen's Day Movies

The best day of the year for movies on TV.

If you’re reading this on the morning of the 26th, you’re still probably recovering from yesterday’s Christmas dinner and you’re looking at a full day on the couch.

Thankfully, the TV gods have answered our prayers and have provided us with a veritable bounty of Stephen’s Day movies.

From drama to family friendly, comedy to action, there’s a movie on today to suit everyone’s needs and wants. So grab your Christmas leftovers sandwich, take a seat and have a look at the list below to choose what you’ll be watching today.

Stephen's Day movies

Here are all the best St Stephen’s Day movies on TV

A Star is Born – TG4 – 9am
If you really want to start your day off watching Bradley Cooper soil himself then the choice is yours.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – BBC1 – 9.50am
A surprisingly really great film and fun for all the family, particularly us millennials.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – RTÉ1 – 10.00am
The Child Snatcher still giving us nightmares half a century later.

Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers – RTÉ2 – 10.50am
Your chance to see one of the greatest TV or movie villains in history: Feathers McGraw

Madagascar – RTÉ2 – 11.25am
“Mauricio, I can’t move it, move it anymore.” – Very fitting for post-Christmas dinner viewing.

Megamind – FilmFour – 12.55pm
Will Ferrell plays a big-headed supervillain

The Great Escape – RTÉ2 – 3.20pm
One for the dads.

Sister Act – FilmFour – 4.35pm
Your dose of mass in case you skipped it yesterday.

The Lion King – BBC1- 5.05pm
Not the good animated one, the bad live-action one.

Paddington 2 – RTÉ1 – 6.30pm
Quite frankly a masterpiece of a film.

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Channel 4 – 6.50pm
Another for the dads, but also the rest of the family.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me – Comedy Central – 9pm
Oh behave! Maybe put the kids to bed for this one.

Con Air – Film Four – 9pm
A perfect action flick for a Stephen’s Day watch.

House of Gucci – RTÉ1 – 9.50pm
Watch Lady Gaga, Adam Driver and Jared Leto do funny accents for 158 minutes.

My Left Foot – RTÉ1 – 12am
What a mad double header from RTÉ1 here. If you’ve finished House of Gucci, why not follow it up with the story of Christy Brown, for which Daniel Day Lewis won an Oscar.

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