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

By Rory Cashin

October 22, 2021 at 9:19am

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Let the weekend begin!

Many, many movies to choose from tonight, so let us just get right to it, shall we??

The Punisher - Virgin Media One - 9pm

An undercover FBI agent (Thomas Jane) becomes a vigilante and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman (John Travolta) who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.

Sully - BBC Two - 9pm

The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Instant Family - FilmFour - 9pm

A couple (Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg) find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

Rambo III - ITV4 - 9pm

Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

The Zookeeper's Wife - RTE Two - 10pm

Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland.

Gosford Park - RTE One - 11.45pm

Set in the 1930s, this movie brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect. Stars Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, and Michael Gambon.

Let's Be Cops - Channel 4 - 12.05am

Two struggling pals (Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.) dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighbourhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

Star Trek - TG4 - 12.45am

The brash James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

13 Hours - FilmFour - 1.10am

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Directed by Michael Bay, starring John Krasinski.

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