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Here Are 12 Of The Best Films On TV Tonight

Here Are 12 Of The Best Films On TV Tonight

After searching through the listings, we have chosen twelve of the best films on TV tonight for your entertainment. There's a romantic comedy starring Steve Martin, a great Will Ferrell comedy, and an action flick starring Tom Cruise among our selections for this evening.

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

Films On TV tonight

Real Steel: 6.30pm, Sony Movies

Year: 2011


Cast:  Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo

Plot: In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. (IMDb)

Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Roxanne: 6.50pm, Sony Movies Classic


Year: 1987

Cast: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich

Plot: The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Moonraker: 8pm, ITV Four


Year: 1979

Cast: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

Plot: James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. (IMDb)

Rating: 61% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Gremlins: 8pm, TCM


Year: 1984

Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

Plot: A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (IMDb)

Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby: 9pm, Comedy Central

Year: 2006

Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Plot: Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. (IMDb)


Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol: 9pm, E4

Year: 2011

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg


Plot: The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Backdraft: 9pm, Sky Witness

Year: 1991


Cast: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro

Plot: Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose. (IMDb)

Rating: 74% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Almost Famous: 9pm, Sony Movies


Year: 2000

Cast: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson

Plot: A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. (IMDb)

Rating: 89% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Bridesmaids: 9pm, ITV Two


Year: 2011

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

Plot: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Viral: 9pm, The Horror Channel


Year: 2016

Cast:  Sofia Black-D'Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope

Plot: Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister. (IMDb)

Rating: 50% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Miami Vice: 11.10pm, Sky Atlantic

Year: 2006

Cast: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong

Plot: Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined. (IMDb)


Rating: 47% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Role Models: 11.40pm, Sky One

Year: 2008

Cast: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Plot: Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program. (IMDb)

Rating: 77% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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