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Here Are The 7 Best Films On TV Tonight

Here Are The 7 Best Films On TV Tonight

Not quite the selection we'd have hoped for of a Sunday evening but there's some decent flicks out there tonight. As always, we've scanned through the lot and bring you what we think are the best of the bunch.

As usual, all of these films are available on non subscription channels, though may not be on all platforms.

Stranger Than Fiction: 6.40pm, TCM (Virgin 327, Sky 315)

Year: 2006

Cast: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

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Plot: I.R.S. auditor Harold Crick suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (IMDB)

Rating: 73% (Rotten Tomatoes)

An original idea and a good performance from Ferrell to pull it off.

 

Welcome To The Jungle: 9.00PM, Comedy Central (Virgin 127, Sky 112)

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Year: 2003

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Sean William Scott, Christopher Walken

Plot: A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (IMDB)

Rating: 69% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Known as The Rundown in the US, this was seen as a breakthrough for Director Peter Berg and star The Rock

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Baby Driver: 9.00PM, Sony Movie Channel

Year: 2017

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey

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Plot: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (IMDB)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Very good film, great ensemble cast, better soundtrack

 

Full Metal Jacket: 9.00PM, TCM

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Year: 1987

Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofio

Plot: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (IMDB)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

A Stanley Kubrick Vietnam classic, it's a film that's basically in two distinct parts, following the training of soldiers and later their time at war. The insane drill instructor would go down as an iconic movie character.

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Hotel Mumbai: 9.00PM, Sky Atlantic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVQpbp54ljA

Year: 2018

Cast: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi

Plot: The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families. (IMDB)

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Rating: 76% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Based on an attack we all remember, the film makers do a great job of conveying the tension and drama.

 

The Flag: 9.30PM, RTE One

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Year: 2016

Cast: Pat Shortt, Moe Dunford, Simone Kirby

Plot: Harry Hambridge (Pat Shortt) a down on his luck builder finds out his father raised the flag in the 1916 rising. The Flag now hangs in a British Army Barracks. He makes up his mind to get it. (IMDB)

Rating: 91% (Google)

RTE continuing their run of Irish films during the lockdown, this is a flawed but decent comedy held together by Pat Shortt's performance.

 

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Fargo: 10.00PM, ITV4 (Virgin 132, Sky 2004)

Year: 1996

Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi

Plot: Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (IMDB)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

A Coen Brothers classic that's always worth a rewatch.

 

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