Seven of the best movies on TV for your Thursday night in

By Rory Cashin

January 6, 2022 at 9:12am

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A great mix of classics and modern greats to choose from.

Your Thursday night movie menu has arrived.

The Sound of Music - BBC Four - 8pm

A young novitiate (Julie Andrews) is sent by her convent in 1930s Austria to become a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer (Christopher Plummer).

Live and Let Die - ITV4 - 8pm

James Bond (Roger Moore) is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate (Yaphet Kotto) armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader (Jane Seymour).

Mission Impossible: Fallout - Comedy Central - 9pm

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

Venom - FilmFour - 9pm

A failed reporter (Tom Hardy) is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Sherlock Holmes - Sky Showcase - 9.50pm

Detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Jude Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

In the Heart of the Sea - BBC One - 10.35pm

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson.

Raging Bull - FilmFour - 11.10pm

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro), whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

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