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These are the eight best movies on TV tonight

By Rory Cashin

September 18, 2020 at 11:35am


One of the picks is a documentary about Irish pubs with a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes!

The weekend is finally here! Two and a bit days off work, and you're probably already thinking of what to do with all of those free hours? We recommend, for tonight at least, that you check out one or more of these:

Den Of Thieves - Virgin Media One - 9pm

Gerard Butler and 50 Cent star in this action thriller that is basically a big cops versus robbers chase movie. Ridiculously entertaining and highly recommended.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer - E4 - 9pm

Better than the first Fantastic Four movie, but still not quite as good as the rest of the Marvel movies. Chris Evans as The Human Torch (before he became Captain America) is always good fun, and the big evil cloud trying to eat the planet makes for some decent action scenes.

Zodiac - TCM - 9pm

Brilliant director David Fincher goes deep into the true story of one of the most famous serial killers of all time, with a brilliant cast - Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo - as the trio of investigators attempting to find him.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon - MTV - 10pm

You either love the Twilight movies and you'll watch this, or you don't and you won't. This is the second one in the series, the one where Robert Pattinson leaves in the first ten minutes and isn't in most of the rest of the movie.

Selma - RTE2 - 10pm

Powerful historical drama involving Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers as they press forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery. Co-stars include Oprah, Common, and Cuba Gooding Jnr.

The Irish Pub - TG4 - 10.55pm

Considering the shaky future of Irish pubs right now, this documentary - with a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes! - about the uniqueness of pubs in Ireland will either put you in a fantastic mood, or make you sad that you can't enjoy them properly at the moment.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - FilmFour - 11.15pm

This is another Jackass movie, complete with injury or gag inducing stunts on the unsuspecting public, but with a sort of plot wrapped around it, as Johnny Knoxville plays an extremely curmudgeonly old man on a road trip with his young grandson.

The Drop - Channel 4 - 12.05am

Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace and more star in this crime thriller, with Hardy playing a bartender who gets roped into a robbery that goes very wrong.


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