These are the six best movies on TV tonight

By Rory Cashin

January 18, 2021 at 1:57pm


Tonight's line-up features one of the best comedies of all time, one of the best actions movies of all time, and one of the best Irish movies in recent years.

Seriously, your Monday night viewing menu is absolutely PACKED with some great options.

A great way to start off your week!

The Way Way Back - FilmFour - 6.55pm

When he heads off on a holiday with his mother and her overbearing boyfriend, a teenage boy befriends a free-spirited employee at the nearby water park. Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carrell, and Allison Janney star.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy - Sky One - 9pm

Maybe because it is so over-quoted and meme'd, but Anchorman truly is one of the funniest movies ever made. Sure, the plot seems to veer wildly from scene to scene (a mass brawl with neighbouring news teams arrives directly after a debate about sexism in the workplace), but that hardly matters when the comedy is this good.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day - ITV4 - 9pm

One of the greatest action movies (and one of the greatest science fiction movies) of all time, with the one time Terminator Arnie now a good guy, trying to stop a liquid metal machine from assassination the leader of the future human resistance.

The Beguiled - TG4 - 9.30pm

Colin Farrell plays the civil war deserter who winds up at an all-girls school, run by Nicole Kidman and populated by Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning amongst others, and soon a series of lustful encounters turns sour due to jealousy.

Fargo - ITV4 - 11.45pm

One of the greatest thrillers ever made (what a night, seriously!), this Oscar-winning movie from The Coen Brothers sees the heavily pregnant sheriff of a small town attempt to unravel a series of violent murders in the neighbourhood.

Sing Street - FilmFour - 12.5oam

A group of teenagers decide to set up a band, and comedy ensues. That is pretty much all you need to know about Sing Street, one of the best Irish movies of recent years. That, and the songs themselves are actually very good. "Riddle of the Model" is an absolute BANGER.

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