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

By Rory Cashin

December 31, 2021 at 9:41am


Happy New Year's Eve! Celebrate the end of 2021 with some decent movies on the telly!

Since all of the pubs are closing at 8pm, chances are we'll be sitting in looking for something to watch this evening.

With that in mind, here are the best movies on TV for the last day of 2021...

Avengers Assemble - RTE One - 7.30pm

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

The Notebook - Virgin Media One - 9pm


A poor yet passionate young man (Ryan Gosling) falls in love with a rich young woman (Rachel McAdams), giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

True Grit - ITV4 - 9pm

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

John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum - FilmFour - 9pm

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins' guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.


The Aftermath - BBC Two - 9pm

Post World War II, a British colonel (Jason Clarke) and his wife (Keira Knightley) are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German (Alexander Skarsgard) who previously owned the house.

Stan & Ollie - RTE Two - 10pm

Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Hardy (John C. Reilly), the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

When Harry Met Sally - BBC Four - 10.40pm


Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

LA Confidential - RTE Two - 11.50pm

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced (Guy Pearce), one brutal (Russell Crowe), and one sleazy (Kevin Spacey) - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Four Weddings and a Funeral - Channel 4 - 12.05am

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor (Hugh Grant) must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.