These are the nine best movies on TV for your Friday night in

By Rory Cashin

April 9, 2021 at 9:13am

These are the nine best movies on TV for your Friday night in

Five of them - FIVE! - all start at 9pm tonight. Decisions, decisions...

Superhero movies and Bond movies and Irish actors and big killer spaceships and also a very undervalued comedy.

They're ALL on the telly tonight.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - FilmFour - 9pm

After the Kingsman's headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organisation in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret organisations must band together to defeat a common enemy. Stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, and Halle Berry.

X-Men: Apocalypse - E4 - 9pm

In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender.

Live and Let Die - ITV4 - 9pm

James Bond (Roger Moore) is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate (Yaphet Kotto) armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader (Jane Seymour).

S.W.A.T. - Dave - 9pm

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. Stars Colin Farrell, Michael Rodriguez, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, and Jeremy Renner.

Twilight - MTV - 9pm

When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.

Shooter - Virgin Media One - 9.30pm

A marksman (Mark Wahlberg) living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. After being double crossed for the attempt and on the run, he sets out for the real killer and the truth.

Ted 2 - FilmFour - 11.50pm

Newlywed couple Ted (Mark Wahlberg again!) and Tami-Lynn (Amanda Seyfried) want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

War of the Worlds - BBC One - 12.05am

An updated version of H.G Wells' seminal sci-fi classic about an alien invasion threatening the future of humanity. The catastrophic nightmare is depicted through the eyes of one American family fighting for survival. Stars Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, and Tim Robbins.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - Channel 4 - 12.35am

When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member (Andy Samberg) does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

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