The best movies on TV this Saturday and Sunday

By Rory Cashin

October 22, 2021 at 11:02am

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Fifteen of the best movies on the telly for your weekend in...

Eight movies on Saturday.

Seven movies on Sunday.

Plan your evenings accordingly!

SATURDAY

Dora and the Lost City of Gold - RTE One - 6.35pm

Dora (Isabel Merced), a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Channel 4 - 9pm

After the Kingsman's headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organisation in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret organisations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Den of Thieves - FilmFour - 9pm

An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. (headed by Gerard Butler) and the state's most successful bank robbery crew clash as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

12 Angry Men - TG4 - 9.30pm

The jury in a New York City murder trial is frustrated by a single member whose skeptical caution forces them to more carefully consider the evidence before jumping to a hasty verdict.

22 Jump Street - RTE Two - 9.45pm

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Comedy Central - 11.10pm

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 Ritual - FilmFour - 11.45pm

A group of old college friends reunite for a trip to a forest in Sweden, Northern Europe, but encounter a menacing presence there stalking them.

Capricorn One - Virgin Media Three - 1.15am

When the first manned flight to Mars is deemed unsafe and scrubbed on the launch pad, anxious authorities must scramble to save face and retain their funding - and so an unthinkable plot to fake the mission is hatched.

SUNDAY

The Bone Collector - FilmFour - 9pm

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective (Denzel Washington) and his partner (Angelina Jokie) try to track down a serial killer who is terrorising New York City.

Austin Powers in Goldmember - Comedy Central - 9pm

Upon learning that his father (Michael Caine) has been kidnapped, Austin Powers (Mike Myers) must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember (also Mike Myers), who is working with Dr. Evil (also Mike Myers).

The Wedding Planner - RTE Two - 9pm

Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom (Matthew McConaughey).

Split - E4 - 10pm

Three girls are kidnapped by a man (James McAvoy) with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Zombieland - Comedy Central - 10.50pm

A shy student (Jesse Eisenberg) trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting bruiser (Woody Harrelson) in search of the last Twinkie and a pair of sisters (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) striving to get to an amusement park join forces in a trek across a zombie-filled America.

Eighth Grade - BBC Two - 11.15pm

An introverted teenage girl (Elsie Fisher) tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Interview with the Vampire - BBC One - 12.05am

A vampire (Brad Pitt) tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. Co-stars Tom Cruise, Christian Slater, Antonia Banderas and Kirsten Dunst.

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