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19th Jan 2021

These are the seven best movies on TV tonight

Rory Cashin

Tuesday night is your Choose Day night (geddit?) for movies on TV.

You’ve got a very healthy genre selection to choose from tonight – comedies, action blockbusters, sci-fi, musicals, thrillers – so whatever you’re in the mood for, it is on the TV this evening!

Super 8 – FilmFour – 6.35pm

A group of young kids who want to make a movie accidentally capture footage of a huge train crash on the outskirts of their small town, and also the first glimpse at a dangerous creature that will kill anything in its path.

Click – Comedy Central – 6.55pm

Adam Sandler is gifted a kind of magic remote control by a kind of otherworldly angel (played by Christopher Walken) that allows him to pause, rewind, and fast forward real life. One of the better Adam Sandler movies in his CV.

Armageddon – ITV4 – 9pm

There is a big asteroid heading right for Earth, and only Bruce Willis and his rag-tag team of deep-sea oil-rig drillers can potentially stop it. A massively over-the-top action movie that spends A LOT of time exploding things. And that’s a good thing.

Spy – FilmFour – 9pm

When a world class super spy (Jude Law) goes missing in the middle of a mission, his tech support assistant (Melissa McCarthy) steps up to the plate to try to find him. A very, very funny comedy.

Burlesque – E! Entertainment – 9pm

Christina Aguilera and Cher star in this camp cult classic about a burlesque bar that is facing ruin until the owner notices that her new employee can really, REALLY sing.

Ender’s Game – Sky One – 10pm

In the future, teenagers are used on the front-lines of an intergalactic war because their brains are better suited to match the technology. An impressive grown-up cast – including Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis – dish out the orders.

Oblivion – ITV4 – 12.05am

Tom Cruise and Andrea Riseborough are the last two people on Earth, wrapping up things here before all of humanity jets off to a new life on one of the moon’s of Jupiter, at least until a spaceship crash lands and one of the survivors (Olga Kurylenko) starts to bring back some repressed memories.

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