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17th Sep 2020

These are the five best movies on tv tonight

Rory Cashin

Comedies, thrillers, and one of the greatest movies ever made. Loads to choose from tonight.

Thursday. We are one day away from the weekend. We can do this! WE CAN DO THIS!

Casablanca – BBC Four – 8pm

One of the greatest movies of all time. Not much else to say about it to be honest. If you’ve never seen it, you should watch it. If you have seen it, then you’ll probably want to rewatch it.

The Living Daylights – ITV4 – 9pm

This was Timothy Dalton’s first go at Bond, and after the camp, self-mocking nature of Roger Moore’s run, producers decided to go darker and more serious. 007 must chase an arms dealer around the globe before he successfully sells his weapons to the Soviet Union and kicks off WWIII. A-Ha’s theme song is still an absolute banger.

Coming To America – Comedy Central – 9pm

Eddie Murphy plays an African prince who heads to America in order to let loose before settling down for a life of riches and ruling. An iconic comedy that allowed Murphy to play no less than FOUR characters, and is still remembered for the legendary line: “Just let your sooooouuuuullll gloooooowww!”

The Heat – FilmFour – 9pm

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play detectives who hate each other but are forced to work together on a new case. A very easy watch from the director who also gave us Bridesmaids, it is worth it just for the scene where they finally bond in a dive bar, followed by one of the funniest explosions in cinema history.

Scarface – ITV4 – 11.40pm

Al Pacino at his most Al Pacino’y, playing the drug dealer to end all drug dealers. Endlessly quotable, jaw-droppingly over-the-top, with great support by an early-career Michelle Pfeiffer.


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