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24th Sep 2021

The best movies on TV for your Saturday and Sunday

Rory Cashin

Seventeen movies for you to enjoy over your weekend.

Ten movies on Saturday.

Seven movies on Sunday.

The decision is yours!


The Shape Of Water – FilmFour – 9pm

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Byzantium – TG4 – 9.40pm

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women (Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton) who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Pulp Fiction – RTE Two – 9.45pm

The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster (Ving Rhames) and his wife (Uma Thurmann), and a pair of diner bandits (Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer) intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Sausage Party – Comedy Central – 10.45pm

A sausage (voiced by Seth Rogen) strives to discover the truth about his existence.

Escape from New York – FilmFour – 11.25pm

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber (Kurt Russell) is sent in to rescue him.

All the Money in the World – Channel 4 – 11.40pm

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom.

The Cured – RTE Two – 12.35am

A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference. Stars Tom Vaughn-Lawlor, Sam Keely and Elliott Page.

My Left Foot – RTE One – 12.45am

Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb – his left foot.


Bruce Almighty – RTE Two – 9pm

A guy (Jim Carrey) who complains about God (Morgan Freeman) too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

White Boy Rick – FilmFour – 9pm

The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. Stars Matthew McConaughey.

50 First Dates – Comedy Central – 9pm

Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a man afraid of commitment until he meets the beautiful Lucy (Drew Barrymore). They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams until discovering she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

Chaos – FilmFour – 11.15pm

Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber. Stars Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes and Ryan Phillippe.

Neil Young: Heart Of Gold – TG4 – 11.30pm

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Total Recall – ITV4 – 11.40pm

When a man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) goes in to have virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars implanted in his mind, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real – or is he?

True Story – BBC One – 12.55am

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.

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