The best movies on TV for your nights in this Saturday and Sunday

By Rory Cashin

December 3, 2021 at 11:41am

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Fifteen movies across the weekend to enjoy!

Seven movies on Saturday.

Eight movies on Sunday.

Start planning accordingly!

SATURDAY

The Simpsons Movie - E4 - 7.15pm

After Homer pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.

What Women Want - Comedy Central - 9pm

A cocky, chauvinistic advertising executive (Mel Gibson) magically acquires the ability to hear what women are thinking.

Deadpool 2 - FilmFour - 9pm

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) assembles a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable (Josh Brolin).

About Time - RTE Two - 9.55pm

At the age of 21, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams) turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

The American President - TG4 - 10pm

A widowed U.S. President (Michael Douglas) running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist (Annette Bening) fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.

War of the Worlds - Channel 4 - 10.10pm

An alien invasion threatens the future of humanity. The catastrophic nightmare is depicted through the eyes of one American family (fronted by Tom Cruise) fighting for survival.

The Deer Hunter - BBC One - 12.05am

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of several friends (including Robert De Niro) in a small steel mill town in Pennsylvania.

SUNDAY

Behind Enemy Lines - FilmFour - 6.55pm

A disillusioned pilot (Owen Wilson) shot down over war-torn Bosnia is ensnared in the conflict in war-torn Bosnia. In the crosshairs of the enemy and an assassin, the spoiled pilot runs for his life as his commanding officer (Gene Hackman) risks all to save him.

Hulk - ITV4 - 7.35pm

Bruce Banner (Eric Bana), a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - E4 - 9pm

The early years of James Logan (Hugh Jackman), featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.

Last Orders - FilmFour - 9pm

A group of old friends (including Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins and Ray Winstone) reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew.

Gran Torino - ITV4 - 10.15pm

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbour, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Layer Cake - FilmFour - 11.10pm

A successful cocaine dealer (Daniel Craig) gets two tough assignments from his boss (Colm Meaney) on the eve of his planned early retirement.

The Wife - BBC Two - 12.10am

A wife (Glenn Close) questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband (Jonathan Pryce) receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Old Man & The Gun - Channel 4 - 12.30am

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

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