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15th Oct 2021

The best movies on TV if you are sitting in this Saturday and Sunday

Rory Cashin

We’ve picked out sixteen great movies for your to enjoy on the TV this weekend!

Nine movies on Saturday. Seven movies on Sunday. LOADS to choose from…


Beauty and the Beast – RTE One – 6.35pm

A selfish Prince (Dan Stevens) is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman (Emma Watson) he keeps prisoner.

Venom – Channel 4 – 9pm

A failed reporter (Tom Hardy) is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

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.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – FilmFour – 9pm

The world’s top bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) gets a new client, a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Fifty Shades Darker – RTE Two – 9.45pm

While Christian (Jamie Dornan) wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

The Blind Side – RTE One – 10.15pm

The story of Michael Oher (Quinton Arron), a homeless and traumatised boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman (Sandra Bullock) and her family.

In The Line of Fire – ITV4 – 11pm

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) couldn’t save Kennedy, but he’s determined not to let a clever assassin (John Malkovich) take out this president.

Total Recall – Channel 4 – 11.10pm

When a man (Colin Farrell) 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?

Crawl – FilmFour – 11.20pm

A young woman (Kaya Scodelario), while attempting to save her father (Barry Pepper) during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.


The Amazing Spider-Man – Sky Showcase (Sky One) – 9pm

After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.

Pitch Perfect 3 – RTE Two – 9pm

Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Instant Family – FilmFour – 9pm

A couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

Jason Bourne – E4 – 9pm

The CIA’s most dangerous former operative (Matt Damon) is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut – Comedy Central – 11pm

When Stan Marsh and his friends go see an R-rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.

The Death of Stalin – BBC Two – 11.15pm

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power. Stars Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine and more.

The Hate U Give – Channel 4 – 11.35pm

Starr (Amandla Stenberg) witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

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