These are the best movies on TV for your Bank Holiday weekend

By Rory Cashin

April 2, 2021 at 1:30pm

These are the best movies on TV for your Bank Holiday weekend

We've picked out the very best movies that will be on TV this Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday.

The long weekend is upon.

Time to plan it out accordingly, with the best movies we spotted on TV over the Easter Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.


Mrs. Doubtfire - FilmFour - 6.40pm

After a bitter divorce, an actor (Robin Williams) disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife (Sally Field).

Heat - RTE Two - 9pm

A group of professional bank robbers (headed by Robert De Niro) start to feel the heat from police (headed by Al Pacino) when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

BlacKkKlansman - Channel 4 - 9pm

Ron Stallworth (John Michael Washington), an African American police officer from Colorado Springs successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate (Adam Driver) who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

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.

The Pianist - TG4 - 9.20pm

A Polish Jewish musician (Adrien Brody) struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Cliffhanger - ITV4 - 11.15pm

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

Train to Busan - FilmFour - 1.10am

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.



Back to the Future - Sky One - 6.50pm

Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd).

Casino Royale - ITV4 - 8pm

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) 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.

X-Men: Apocalypse - FilmFour - 9pm

In the 1980s the X-Men (including James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence) must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - FilmFour - 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. Stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and Julianne Moore.

Get Him To The Greek - Comedy Central - 11.15pm

A record company intern (Jonah Hill) is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theatre.

The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot - FilmFour - 11.45pm

A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature. Stars Aiden Turner and Sam Elliott.



Men in Black - Sky One - 9pm

A police officer (Will Smith) joins a secret organisation that polices (fronted by Tommy Lee Jones) and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Jack Reacher - ITV4 - 9pm

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

Skyscraper - FilmFour/RTE One - 9pm/9.30pm

A security expert (Dwayne The Rock Johnson) must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals. It is on twice tonight in case you miss it the first time.

First Man - RTE Two - 9.50pm

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 - FilmFour - 1.10am

A former boxer-turned-drug runner (Vince Vaughn) lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

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