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30th Jul 2021

The best movies on TV this Saturday and Sunday

Rory Cashin

Seven movies on Saturday and seven movies on Sunday to choose from.

Mark your schedules accordingly, folks! We’ve got some movies to watch!


Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire – RTE One – 6.35pm

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares. The one with Robert Pattinson in it!

The Mask – Comedy Central – 7pm

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask. Co-stars Cameron Diaz.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – RTE Two – 9pm

When Robin (Kevin Costner) and his Moorish companion (Morgan Freeman) come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman), he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Olympus Has Fallen – Channel 4 – 9pm

Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the President (Aaron Eckhart) from his kidnappers.

I Love You Phillip Morris – TG4 – 9.35pm

A cop (Jim Carrey) turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life (Ewan McGregor), whom he’ll stop at nothing to be with.

Split – RTE One – 12.05am

Three girls (including Anya Taylor-Joy) 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.

The Gift – FilmFour – 1.25am

A married couple, Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), run into Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an old acquaintance. Things take a turn when Gordo begins to drop in unannounced at their house and inundates them with mysterious gifts.


Why Him? – E4 – 9pm

A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) realises that his daughter’s Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend (James Franco) is about to pop the question.

Final Destination 2 – Comedy Central – 9pm

Kimberly (A.J. Cook) has a premonition of an accident killing multiple people including her and her friends. She blocks the cars behind her on the ramp and as a police trooper arrives, the accident happens. Death is stalking this group of survivors.

The Day After Tomorrow – FilmFour – 9pm

Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son (Jake Gyllenhaal), trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Book Club – Channel 4 – 10pm

Four lifelong friends (Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen) have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Cliffhanger – ITV4 – 11.20pm

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. Stars Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow and Michael Rooker.

Disturbia – FilmFour – 11.20pm

A teen (Shia LaBeouf) living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbour (David Morse) is a serial killer.

Downsizing – Channel 4 – 12am

A social satire in which a man (Matt Damon) realises he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendour.

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