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These are the six best movies on TV tonight

By Rory Cashin

January 13, 2021 at 11:47am

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Horror. Action. Romantic drama. Tonight has got it all. Well... all of those three genres.

This sure doesn't feel like a Wednesday, does it? For a split second, we were filled with joy, because we actually thought it was a Friday. But no. It is Wednesday.

And here are Wednesday night's movies:

Super 8 - FilmFour - 6.45pm

JJ Abrams tries to go full Spielberg in this ET-meets-Stranger Things story about a group of kids who witness a horrific train crash, and are the only ones to see that it has allowed a violent creature to break free and cause chaos in their small town.

Mrs. Brown - BBC Four - 9pm

After the death of her husband, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) withdraws from public life, so the court appoints a former servant of the prince, John Brown (Billy Connolly), to help her recover from her grief.

Ender's Game - Sky One - 9pm

Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley star in this family-friendly science-fiction movie about teenagers recruited into an intergalactic army to defend the Earth from an incoming alien invasion.

Blade II - TCM - 9pm

The just-as-good-if-not-even-better sequel finds Wesley Snipes' daywalking half-human, half-vampire, vampire-hunter team up with the group of vampires who have been training specifically to kill him, because an even worse threat has arrived, with designs on killing all humans and all vampires.

Robocop - FilmFour - 11.50pm

Not the 1987 classic, but the 2014 remake that is actually a lot better than you've heard. Joel Kinnaman is the Detroit police officer fatally injured, but kept alive thanks to a process that replaces most of his body with cybernetics. An impressive supporting cast - Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish - also feature.

The Pyramid - FilmFour - 2.05am

A found-footage (remember those?) horror movie in which a father-daughter team of archeologists discover an ancient pyramid buried in Egypt, but soon they get trapped inside with a monstrous creature.

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