Here Are 14 Of The Best Films On TV Tonight

Here Are 14 Of The Best Films On TV Tonight
Sean Power
By Sean Power
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After searching through the listings, we have chosen fourteen of the best films on TV tonight for your entertainment.

There are two great Hugh Jackman films, a Harry Potter spin-off movie, and a Saoirse Ronan action-thriller 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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: 6.25pm, ITV Two

Year: 2016

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol

Plot: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (IMDb)


Rating: 74% (Rotten Tomatoes)

X-Men 2: 6.25pm, Film Four

Year: 2003


Cast: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

Plot: When anti-mutant Colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him. (IMDb)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)


S.W.A.T.: 6.40pm, Sony Movies

Year: 2003

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez


Plot: 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. (IMDb)

Rating: 48% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Logan: 9pm, Film Four

Year: 2017

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

Plot: In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety. (IMDb)


Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Dog Day Afternoon: 9pm, TCM

Year: 1975

Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen

Plot: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (IMDb)

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Stand By Me: 9pm, Sony Movies Classic

Year: 1986

Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Plot: After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy. (IMDb)

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Fury: 9.30pm, TG4

Year: 2014

Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman


Plot: A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945. (IMDb)

Rating: 76% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Cop Land: 10pm, ITV Four

Year: 1997

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta

Plot: The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. (IMDb)

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Hanna: 10pm, Sky One

Year: 2011

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana

Plot: A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)

American Graffiti: 10.50pm, Sony Movies Classic

Year: 1973

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

Plot: A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (IMDb)

Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Carrie: 10.55pm, Channel Five

Year: 2013

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde

Plot: A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (IMDb)

Rating: 50% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Gremlins: 11.35pm, 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)

Stoker: 11.45pm, Film Four

Year: 2013

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode

Plot: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (IMDb)

Rating: 70% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Ali G Indahouse: 11.55pm, Sky Comedy

Year: 2002

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana

Plot: Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever. (IMDb)

Rating: 56% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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