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

By Rory Cashin

July 9, 2021 at 9:09am

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There are some fantastic movies on the telly tonight to get your weekend starting right!

Some properly brilliant action, comedy, romance and documentaries on the TV tonight.

Armageddon - ITV4 - 8pm

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet. Stars Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, and Liv Tyler.

The Client - RTE Two - 9.30pm

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney (Susan Sarandon) to protect him when the District Attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Mission Impossible: Fallout - RTE One - 9.35pm

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Out Of Sight - BBC One - 10.35pm

A career bank robber (George ClooneY) breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal (Jennifer Lopez) he has kidnapped.

Amy - Channel - 11.05pm

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

About A Boy - RTE One - 12.10am

A cynical, immature young man (Hugh Grant) is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy (Nicholas Hoult).

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Channel 4 - 1.30am

A writer encounters the owner of an ageing high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge. Stars Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, and loads more.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith - FilmFour - 1.35am

A bored married couple (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt) are surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

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