10 of the best movies on TV for your Wednesday night in

By Rory Cashin

December 29, 2021 at 11:59am


Yes, today is Wednesday...

Your Wednesday evening movie menu has arrived!

The Bourne Identity - RTE One - 9pm

A man (Matt Damon) is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.

A Star Is Born - BBC One - 9pm

A musician (Bradley Cooper) helps a young singer (Lady Gaga) find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.


Ghost - Sky Showcase - 9pm

After a young man (Patrick Swayze) is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover (Demi Moore) of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic (Whoopi Goldberg).

Role Models - Comedy Central - 9pm

Wild behaviour forces a pair of energy drink reps (Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott) to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Face/Off - ITV4 - 10.25pm


To foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent (John Travolta) undergoes facial transplant surgery to assume the identity of the criminal mastermind (Nicolas Cage) who murdered his only son, but the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.

Dublin Oldschool - RTE One - 11.10pm

Over a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin, Jason (Emmet Kirwan) reconnects with his estranged brother, a recovering addict (Ian Lloyd Anderson) living on the streets.

Tina - Sky Showcase - 11.15pm

Exclusive access to the Grammy Award-winning artist Tina Turner, to celebrate her career.


Midnight Run - FilmFour - 11.15pm

A bounty hunter (Robert De Niro) pursues a former Mafia accountant (Charles Grodin) who is also being chased by a rival bounty hunter, the F.B.I., and his old mob boss after jumping bail.

Withnail & I - TG4 - 12.45am

In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors (Richard E. Grand and Paul McGann) retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.

Vertigo - RTE One - 2.10am


A former San Francisco police detective (James Stewart) juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with the hauntingly beautiful woman (Kim Novak) he has been hired to trail, who may be deeply disturbed.

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