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Here are the 10 best movies on TV tonight

By Sarah Finnan

January 9, 2021 at 1:04pm


In need of some evening entertainment? We've rounded up some of the best movies on TV tonight so just grab the snacks and enjoy.

First week of January down... and what a week it's been.

2021 hasn't gotten off to quite the start we hoped it would but all we can do is take it one day at a time. Lots of TV time helps too - at least in our experience - and there's plenty on tonight to keep us all entertained

Here are the 10 best movies on TV tonight. Many of them start at 9pm though, so you're going to have to be selective and choose your favourite.

Shrek - ITV2 - 6:35pm 

An anti-social ogre finds his swap overrun with fairytale creatures, banished from their own homes by Lord Farquaad. Determined to get his peace and quiet back, Shrek makes a deal with the unreasonable ruler - promising to rescue Princess Fiona from a dragon-guarded castle in return for his swamp.

Spider-Man: Homecoming - RTÉ One - 6:35pm 

Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker, an ordinary high school student trying to balance normal life while hiding his superhero alter ego Spider-Man.

50 First Dates - Comedy Central - 9pm 

A womanising marine veteran falls for Lucy Whitmore, a beautiful woman he spots at a local diner and pulls out all the stops to woo. Just one problem though - her short-term memory loss means that she never has any recollection of meeting him the next day.

Skyscraper - Channel 4 - 9pm

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is a former FBI agent who must infiltrate a burning skyscraper in Hong Kong and rescue his family, who find themselves trapped inside by criminals.

Ghost in the Shell - E4- 9pm 

Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind - a human saved from a terrible crash and later cyber-enhanced to become the perfect soldier. Sci-fi adventure movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk and Juliette Binoche

The Butterfly Effect - Sony Movie Channel- 9pm 

Evan Treborn is a 20-year-old college student who suffers from blackouts and memory loss throughout his childhood. Later discovering that he can travel back in time, he attempts to change the outcome of former traumas but his meddling has consequences - thus explaining the butterfly effect where small changes or events can cause unpredictably large changes to the wider timeline.

Sherlock Holmes - Sky One - 9pm 

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law star as Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson respectively, an eccentric detective and his companion who find themselves facing a criminal mastermind with links to the occult. Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Eddie Marsan also star.

The Hangover- ITV2 - 9pm 

A group of friends on a stag do over in Las Vegas, wake up on the morning of the wedding only to find that they've somehow lost the group. The first instalment in The Hangover trilogy, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, and Jeffrey Tambor all feature throughout.

The Boss - RTÉ Two - 9:35pm 

Melissa McCarthy takes on the role of Michelle Darnell - a rich businesswoman imprisoned after she's caught insider trading. Released with no family or money to her name, she's forced to move in with her former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell) as she sets about rebranding herself as America's sweetheart.

Rush Hour 2 - UTV - 10:55pm 

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker return as the unlikely detective duo who go to Hong Kong on holiday, only to become embroiled in an international counterfeit money scam.

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