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07th Feb 2021

These are the 10 best movies on TV today

Sarah Finnan


We’ve rounded up 10 different movies to choose from this fine February Sunday, so you grab the snacks and we’ll find the remote. What’s it gonna be?

Some of us – myself included – have a bad habit of writing Sunday off before it’s even begun. We jump straight into ‘tomorrow is back to work’ mode and often waste the whole day by living in fast forward.

But here’s the thing – Sunday is still the weekend… and I shall be treating it as such from here on out. So, I suggest you join me and do the same. Spend a few extra minutes under the covers, eat a pastry in bed, have another coffee… today is your day so enjoy it how you please.

Here’s what’s on the telly if you fancy a duvet day.

Madagascar – FilmFour – 12:40pm 

Led astray by some mischievous penguins, a group of wild animals escape from New York Zoo and suddenly find themselves shipped back off to Africa. Stranded in the jungles of Madagascar, they must learn to adapt to their surroundings and survive.

What a Girl Wants – ITV2 -1:45pm

Amanda Bynes in her prime (She’s The Man will always be my fave though), here, she stars as Daphne Reynolds – a 17-year-old girl who runs off to England to find the father she’s never met.

Despicable Me 3 – ITV2 – 6:50pm

One for the kiddos, but secretly one for you too… don’t worry we won’t tell. The third instalment in the Despicable Me franchise, this one sees Gru set off in search of his long-lost twin brother.

Groundhog Day – Gold – 6:55pm 

Every day feels like groundhog day, am I right or am I right? While the actual groundhog day fell during the week, the movie is a true classic and can be watched whenever you want really. Rules don’t apply, go wild.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son – Comedy Central – 6:55pm

Martin Lawrence reprises his role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. Known to throw on a dress from time to time, Turner returns to his old tricks and dons his Big Momma disguise for a third time as he goes undercover to investigate a murder in an all-girls school… this time joined by his son, who is also disguised as a woman.

Hook – Syfy – 7pm

Robin Williams stars as an adult Peter Pan, who has long forgotten all about his magical adventures as a child. Now a successful but unimaginative lawyer, he’s forced to return to Neverland after his old nemesis Captain Hook kidnaps his children and holds them captive.

Shrek Forever After – E4 – 7:10pm 

The green ogre we all know and love, Shrek struggles to come to terms with his new life as a family man. Yearning for the good old days when he had his swamp all to himself, he’s tricked into signing a contract that will ultimately allow for him to be erased from existence and cast into a dark alternate timeline where Rumpelstiltskin reigns supreme.

Catch Me If You Can – RTÉ Two – 9pm

A Steven Spielberg special, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen and Nathalie Baye. Based on the life of Frank Abagnale, the movie tells of FBI agent Carl Hanratty’s mission to track down the elusive con man and bring him to justice.

Red – FilmFour – 9pm 

Bruce Willis is a former black-ops agent who reunites with his old team to try and track down an assassin intent on his demise. Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich also star.

The Hunger Games – MTV – 9pm 

Based on the Suzanne Collins book series of the same name, the movie follows the lives of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark – two teenagers from a dystopian post-apocalyptic district in the nation of Panem. Chosen as tributes, they’re forced to compete in an elaborate televised fight to the death known as The Hunger Games.

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