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11th Jun 2021

The best movies on TV this Saturday and Sunday

Rory Cashin

Fifteen great movies to enjoy on the telly this weekend!

Yes, the weather is to be glorious this weekend, but for your evenings – or for the sunburned – this is what you’ll be watching!


Pokemon Detective Pikachu – RTE One – 6.35pm

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy (Justice Smith) comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) who seeks to be a detective.

Sweet Home Alabama – Comedy Central – 7.50pm

A young woman (Reece Witherspoon) who’s reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband (Josh Lucas), after seven years of separation.

Romancing The Stone – ITV4 – 8pm

A mousy romance novelist (Kathleen Turner) sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue (Michael Douglas).

The Greatest Showman – FilmFour – 9pm

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

Donnie Brasco – TG4 – 9.20pm

An FBI undercover agent (Johnny Depp) infiltrates the mob (headed by Al Pacino) and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Crazy Rich Asians – RTE One – 9.30pm

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s (Henry Golding) family.

Jack Reacher – Virgin Media Two – 10.15pm

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

Kinky Boots – BBC Two – 11.40pm

A drag queen (Chiwetel Ejiofor) comes to the rescue of a man (Joel Edgerton) who, after inheriting his father’s shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Presumed Innocent – RTE Two – 11.50pm

As a lawyer (Harrison Ford) investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.

Raw – FilmFour – 1.10am

A young woman, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.


Everest – FilmFour – 6.40pm

The story of New Zealand’s Robert “Rob” Edwin Hall (Jason Clarke), who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal), teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Independence Day Resurgence – E4 – 8pm

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defences be enough?

Maid In Manhattan – Comedy Central – 8pm

A Senatorial candidate (Ralph Fiennes) falls for a hotel maid (Jennifer Lopez), thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman’s dress.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage – FilmFour – 9pm

Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson).

The Gambler – FilmFour – 11.10pm

Literature professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s (Mark Wahlberg) debt causes him to borrow money from his mother (Jessica Lange) and a loan shark (John Goodman). Further complicating his situation, is his relationship with one of his students (Brie Larson). Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

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