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These are the five best movies on TV tonight

By Rory Cashin

September 24, 2020 at 12:18pm


What are you in the mood for? Thriller? Comedy? Oscar-winning drama? Tonight has it all.

Thursday. The weekend is almost here, folks.

While those outside of Dublin can maybe enjoy a drink or a trip to the cinema, those within the capital must find entertainment in other ways.

Regardless, there's a good chance that all of you, no matter what part of the country you're from, are looking for something to watch on the telly this evening. Here are the movie highlights for Thursday night:

A Beautiful Mind - FilmFour - 6.20pm

Winner of the Best Picture Oscar, this tells the story of brilliant mathematician John Nash (Russell Crowe, Oscar-nominated) and his secret work for the US government, which quickly devolves both his life and this life of his wife (Jennifer Connolly, who won Best Supporting Actress for this) into a paranoid nightmare.

The Equalizer - ITV4 - 9pm

Denzel Washington is trying to live a quiet life and put his violent past behind him, but when he encounters a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) under the control of the Russian mob, he finds he can't just stand idly by. It is never not fun to watch Denzel Washington kick ass.

Happy Gilmore - Comedy Central - 9pm

One of Adam Sandler's earlier movies - and still one of his funniest - finds the rage-filled man-child attempt to take on the world of golf.

The Girl On The Train - FilmFour - 9pm

A trouble divorcee (Emily Blunt) becomes entangled in a missing woman case when she suspects she is a the only witness to a violent act. An impressive all-star supporting cast fill out this mystery thriller which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by any fans of Gone Girl.

US Marshals - TCM - 11pm

This movie must be on sale this week or something because it seems to be on the telly ALL of the time. The sorta-sequel to The Fugitive finds Tommy Lee Jones back as the titular marshal, this time hunting down another potentially dangerous fugitive, played by Wesley Snipes.

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