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19th Nov 2021

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

Rory Cashin

Fifteen movies across the weekend to choose from!

Seven movies on Saturday.

Eight movies on Sunday.

Plan your weekend accordingly!


Inside Out – RTE One – 6.35pm

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

The Greatest Showman – FilmFour – 6.55pm

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary (P.T. Barnum) who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The House Bunny – Comedy Central – 7pm

After Playboy bunny Shelley (Anna Faris) is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls (including Emma Stone and Kat Dennings).

Kingsman: The Secret Service – RTE Two – 9.20pm

A spy organisation (fronted by Colin Firth) recruits a promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency’s training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius (Samuel L. Jackson).

X-Men: Apocalypse – E4 – 10pm

In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – FilmFour – 11.20pm

When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Searching – Channel 4 – 12.40am

After his teenage daughter goes missing, a desperate father (John Cho) tries to find clues on her laptop.


Pacific Rim: Uprising – FilmFour – 6.50pm

Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert (Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old hacker Amara (Cailey Spaeny), against a new Kaiju threat.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Sky Showcase (Sky One) – 8pm

Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Legend – FilmFour – 9pm

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray (both Tom Hardy) terrorise London during the 1960s.

Men In Black: International – RTE Two – 9pm

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson.

Gangster Squad – ITV4 – 10pm

It’s 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Determined to end the corruption, John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) assembles a team of cops (including Ryan Gosling), ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Sabotage – FilmFour – 11.40pm

Members of an elite DEA task force (including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terence Howard and Sam Worthington) find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

The First Purge – Channel 4 – 12am

America’s third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.

How I Live Now – FilmFour – 1.50am

An American girl (Saoirse Ronan), sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

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