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These are the eight best movies on TV tonight

By Rory Cashin

December 4, 2020 at 11:16am


Some genuinely brilliant options on the TV tonight.

For the first time in a long time, there are many options vying for your attention tonight.

You could watch the return of Adam King on The Late Late Show after he stole all of our hearts last week.

Or the cinemas are back open, you could check out a brand new big screen release?

Or, if you'd like to watch a movie but remain couch-bound, you've got these eight to look forward to:

Bridge of Spies - FilmFour - 6.15pm

Spielberg reunites with Tom Hanks for this thriller set against the building of the Berlin Wall, with Hanks playing a lawyer for the US government who is trying to negotiate a prisoner exchange with Russia.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - E4 - 9pm

The second (and best) of the prequel trilogy, mostly because it features a big dragon for a lot of the run time. Is there a movie in existence that couldn't be improved by the presence of a dragon? No. No there is not.

The World Is Not Enough - ITV4 - 9pm

Pierce Brosnan's third outing as Bond is a little under-appreciated (much like the title track by Garbage), but it is a slick action-adventure, even if it does feature Denise Richards as a nuclear scientist by the name of Dr. Christmas Jones.

Den of Thieves - FilmFour - 9pm

Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, O'Shea Jackson Jnr., and more star in this very entertaining cops 'n' robbers action-thriller, which takes more than a few notes from classic bank robbers movie Heat.

Florence Foster Jenkins - RTE Two - 9.45pm

Meryl Streep plays this real-life eccentric, a rich socialite with a terrible voice, who dreams of one day performing opera in front of a huge crowd, and only one man in her life (played by Hugh Grant) supports those dreams.

The Hunt for Red October - Sky One - 10.15pm

Sean Connery plays a Russian submarine captain (not that you'd know it from his still-incredibly-strong Scottish accent), with Alec Baldwin on board as cinema's first version of Jack Ryan, in this tense political action-thriller.

The Awkward Moment - Comedy Central Extra - 11pm

Three best mates (Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller) all decide to stay single forever after they've all recently had their hearts broken. But wouldn't you know it, this is EXACTLY when the women of their dreams all arrive into their lives.

Erin Brokovich - RTE One - 11.25pm

The movie that finally nabbed Julia Roberts her Oscar, she plays the real-life lawyer's assistant who uncovers and fights against a giant conglomerate who are wilfully poisoning entire communities.

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