These are the best movies on TV this weekend

By Rory Cashin

March 26, 2021 at 4:45pm

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These are the best movies on TV this weekend

We've picked the very best movies on TV for your Saturday and Sunday nights in.

Oh my gosh, there are A LOT of movies to get through this weekend.

Good thing the weather is meant to be kinda mucky, gives us plenty of reason to stay in and watch them all!

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

Sing - RTE One - 6.35pm

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theatre impresario's (Matthew McConaughey) attempt to save his theatre with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.

In the Name of the Father - TG4 - 9.25pm

A man's (Daniel Day-Lewis) coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father (Pete Postlethwaithe) as well. An English lawyer (Emma Thompson) fights to free them.

Rush - BBC Four - 9.50pm

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).

Crank - ITV4 - 10.30pm

Professional assassin Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

World War Z - Channel 4 - 11.10pm

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

Don't Breathe - FilmFour - 11.15pm

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves (headed by Jane Levy) break into the house of a blind man (Stephen Lang) who isn't as helpless as he seems.

Fatal Attraction - BBC One - 11.20pm

A married man's (Michael Douglas) one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover (Glenn Close) begins to stalk him and his family.

Trading Places - RTE One - 12.30am

A snobbish investor (Dan Akyroyd) and a wily street con artist (Eddie Murphy) find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Climax - Channel 4 - 1.15am

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

The Equalizer - FilmFour - 8pm

A man (Denzel Washington) who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him cannot stand idly by when he meets a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters.

Fifty Shades Freed - RTE Two - 9pm

Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) get married, but Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) continues to threaten their relationship.

X-Men: Days of Future Past - E4 - 9pm

The X-Men send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Death Race - ITV4 - 9.30pm

Ex-con Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is forced by the warden (Joan Allen) of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalise and kill one another on the road to victory.

God's Own Country - FilmFour - 10.40pm

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secarenau) for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

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