Eight of the best movies on TV for your Friday night in

By Rory Cashin

June 11, 2021 at 9:27am


Kick your weekend off the right way with the right movie!

Movie lovers, here are your Friday night highlights.

Hancock - FilmFour - 9pm

Hancock (Will Smith) is a superhero whose ill-considered behaviour regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves (Jason Bateman) helps him improve his public image.

The Italian Job - ITV4 - 10pm

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) and his team (including Charlize Theron and Jason Statham) plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally (Edward Norton).

Once Upon A Time In Mexico - Dave - 10pm

Hitman "El Mariachi" (Antonia Banderas) becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent (Johnny Depp) and a corrupt Mexican general (Willem Dafoe).

Assassination Nation - FilmFour - 10.45pm

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos descends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Hail, Caesar! - RTE One - 11.15pm

A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. Co-stars Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, and loads more.

Phantom Thread - BBC Two - 11.20pm

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Lesley Manville), who becomes his muse and lover.

Dodgeball - Channel 4 - 12.10am

A group of misfits (headed by Vince Vaughn) enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain (headed by Ben Stiller).

True Grit - FilmFour - 12.55am

A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal (Jeff Bridges) to track down her father's murderer.

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