Here Are The 20 Best Films On TV Today & Tonight

Here Are The 20 Best Films On TV Today & Tonight
Sean Power
By Sean Power
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After trawling through the listings we have found a plethora of entertaining films on TV today and tonight for you to enjoy.

We have selected 20 great movies across a range of genres, which should keep you entertained from the early afternoon until the late night.

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

Films On TV

The Prince of Egypt: 12pm, Sky One

Year: 1998

Cast: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Plot: Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (IMDb)


Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)


How to Train Your Dragon: 3.05pm, Film Four

Year: 2010

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Plot: A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (IMDb)


Rating: 99% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Big Hero 6: 5.20pm, BBC One

Year: 2014

Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung

Plot: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (IMDb)


Rating: 89% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Dances with Wolves: 6pm, Sony Movies

Year: 1990

Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

Plot: Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (IMDb)

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: 6.20pm, 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)


Bend It Like Beckham: 6.40pm, E4

Year: 2002

Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Plot: The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team. (IMDb)

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)


X-Men: The Last Stand: 6.55pm, Film Four

Year: 2006

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

Plot: The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men. (IMDb)

Rating: 57% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Skyfall: 8.30pm, UTV

Year: 2012

Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris

Plot: James Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (IMDb)

Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Mad Max 2: 9pm, TCM

Year: 1981

Cast: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

Plot: In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits. (IMDb)

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Meet the Parents: 9pm, Sky One

Year: 2000

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo

Plot: Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (IMDb)

Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)



Magic Mike: 9pm, Comedy Central

Year: 2012

Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn

Plot: A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (IMDb)

Rating: 79% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: 9.40pm, RTE One

Year: 2017

Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham

Plot: A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. (IMDb)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Rango: 10pm, E4

Year: 2011

Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant

Plot: Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (IMDb)

Rating: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)


White Men Can't Jump: 10.05pm, TG4

Year: 1992

Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez

Plot: Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament. (IMDb)

Rating: 76% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Philomena: 10.50pm, BBC Four

Year: 2013

Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Plot: A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (IMDb)

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Bowfinger: 10.50pm, Sky Comedy

Year: 1999

Cast:  Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

Plot: When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him. (IMDb)

Rating: 81% (Rotten Tomatoes)


The Nice Guys: 11pm, ITV Four

Year: 2016

Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice

Plot: In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. (IMDb)

Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Gifted: 11pm, Channel Four

Year: 2017

Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan

Plot: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (IMDb)

Rating: 73% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery: 11.10pm, Sony Movies

Year: 1997

Cast: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

Plot: A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place. (IMDb)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Garage: 11.40pm, RTE One

Year: 2007

Cast: Pat Shortt, John Keogh, George Costigan

Plot: A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer. (IMDb)

Rating: 63% (Metacritic)


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