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

By Rory Cashin

January 7, 2022 at 1:24pm


Eighteen great movies to pick from this weekend!

Ten movies on Saturday.

Eight movies on Sunday.

Picking between them all is the tough part!


Jack Reacher - Sky Showcase - 9pm

A homicide investigator (Tom Cruise) digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Goldeneye - ITV4 - 9pm

Years after a friend and fellow 00 agent (Sean Bean) is killed on a joint mission, a Russian crime syndicate steals a secret space-based weapons program known as "GoldenEye" and James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) has to stop them from using it.


The Girl in the Spider's Web - FilmFour - 9pm

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

The Age of Innocence - TG4 - 9.30pm

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer (Daniel Day-Lewis) falls in love with a woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin (Winona Ryder).

Skyscraper - Channel  4 - 9.30pm

A security expert (Dwayne Johnson) must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.

21 Jump Street - RTE Two - 9.50pm

A pair of underachieving cops (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.


World War Z -  FilmFour - 11.15pm

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

Robocop 2 - ITV4 - 11.35pm

RoboCop (Peter Weller) returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool - RTE One - 11.50pm

A romance sparks between a young actor (Jamie Bell) and a Hollywood leading lady (Annette Bening).

Midnight Special - BBC Two - 12.30am

A father (Michael Shannon) and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers. Co-stars Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst and Joel Edgerton.



The Mountain Between Us - E4 - 9pm

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers (Kate Winslet and Idris Elba) must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Quantum of Solace - ITV4 - 9pm

James Bond (Daniel Craig) descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organisation from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.

Rocketman - FilmFour - 9pm

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's (played here by Taron Egerton) breakthrough years.

Anchorman 2 - Comedy Central - 9pm


With the 1970s behind them, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm.

The Sisters Brothers - BBC Two - 10pm

Eli (John C. Reilly) and Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) Sisters, an infamous duo of gunslinging assassins, chase a gold prospector (Riz Ahmed) and his unexpected ally (Jake Gyllenhaal) in 1850s Oregon.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - FilmFour - 11.25pm

When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member (Andy Samberg) does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

St. Vincent - Channel 4 - 12am

A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran (Bill Murray) who lives next door.

I Love You, Man - Comedy Central - 1am


Friendless Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. (Jason Segel) puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée (Rashida Jones), can the trio learn to live happily ever after?

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