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13th Aug 2021

The best movies on TV this Saturday and Sunday

Rory Cashin

The best movies available to watch on the telly for the entire weekend!

Eight great movies on Saturday, and seven great movies on Sunday!

Mark your calendars accordingly!


Casino Royale – RTE Two – 8.10pm

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond (James Bond) sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker (Mads Mikkelsen) funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

Red Sparrow – Channel 4 – 9pm

Ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent (Joel Edgerton), threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Airplane! – ITV4 – 9pm

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. One of the funniest movies of all time.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – FilmFour – 9pm

Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Saving Private Ryan – Sky One – 9pm

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers (headed by Tom Hanks) go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper (Matt Damon) whose brothers have been killed in action.

Final Destination 5 – Comedy Central – 10pm

Death returns to claim the lucky survivors of a deadly bridge collapse in this fifth frightening installment in the series.

Green Book – BBC Two – 10pm

A working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Upgrade – Channel 4 – 11.45pm

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey (Logan Marshall-Green), a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.


Bad Neighbours 2 – E4 – 9pm

When their new next-door neighbours turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) team with their former enemy, Teddy (Zac Efron), to bring the girls down.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – FilmFour – 9pm

Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), as a young covert C.I.A. analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

Agnes Browne – RTE One – 9.30pm

The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman (Angelica Huston) and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin.

Hunter Killer – Channel 4 – 10.10pm

An untested American submarine captain (Gerard Butler) teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general (Gary Oldman).

Balls of Fury – Comedy Central – 11pm

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler), is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (George Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father’s killer – arch-fiend Feng (Christopher Walken).

Spy – FilmFour – 11.10pm

A desk-bound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer (Rose Byrne), and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Tully – Channel 4 – 12.30am

A struggling mother of three (Charlize Theron) forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) hired to help with her newborn baby.

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