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08th Oct 2021

The best movies on TV for your Saturday and Sunday evenings on the couch

Rory Cashin

Fifteen movies to enjoy on the telly over the course of the entire weekend.

Eight movies on Saturday.

Seven movies on Sunday.

Which will you be making the time to see…?


Paddington – RTE One – 6.35pm

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

The Dark Knight – Sky Showcase (Sky One) – 9pm

When the menace known as the Joker (Heath Ledger) wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman (Christian Bale) must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – FilmFour – 9pm

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. Stars The Rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black.

Ocean’s Eleven – RTE Two – 9.35pm

Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Game Night – BBC One – 11.15pm

A group of friends (including Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams and Sharon Horgan) who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

Call Me By Your Name – RTE Two – 11.45pm

In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student (Timothee Chalamet) and the older man (Armie Hammer) hired as his father’s research assistant.

Train to Busan – FilmFour – 1.20am

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.


Casino Royale – ITV4 – 8pm

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, secret agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker (Mads Mikklesen) funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

Friends with Benefits – Comedy Central – 9pm

A young man (Justin Timberlake) and woman (Mila Kunis) decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

John Wick Chapter 3 – 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 Patriot – RTE Two – 9pm

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer (Jason Isaacs) murders his son.

Dodgeball – E4 – 9pm

A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym (owned by Vince Vaughn) from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain (owned by Ben Stiller).

Searching for Sugar Man – TG4 – 11.05pm

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Enduring Love – FilmFour – 1.45am

Two strangers become connected by a tragedy, yet one (Rhys Ifans) dangerously feels that the connection goes much deeper than the other (Daniel Craig) is willing to admit.

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