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Eight Great Films, TV Shows, And Documentaries To Stream And Watch This Weekend

Eight Great Films, TV Shows, And Documentaries To Stream And Watch This Weekend

With the Champions League back tonight along with some GAA, snooker, and F1 action, this weekend is shaping up to be another good one on the sporting front.

However, if you're looking for a few extra distractions over the weekend, The Rewind is here with a few recommendations of what to watch and stream.

Ok, let's dig in...

The Young Offenders - Friday at 21.35 on RTÉ1

Plot: Mairead has had enough of the lads' behaviour, so she books a therapy session in Dublin. A road trip ensues, leading to bizarre encounters with unsuspecting locals along the way.

The Revenant - Saturday 21.00 on BBC2

Plot: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.


Hacksaw Ridge - Saturday at 21.20 on RTÉ2

Plot: World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Leinster Rugby's Double: Their Story - Sunday at 22.00 on Virgin Media One

Plot: The documentary tells the story of Leinster Rugby's historic 2017/18 double-winning season. Before the 2017/18 season, no team had ever won a Heineken Champions Cup and Guinness PRO14 double. In the feature, Leinster's squad speaks about the highs and lows of that incredible season, starting with the heartbreak of the previous campaign which fuelled their desire to go on and make history.

Narrated by former Leinster Rugby player Niall Breslin, the documentary features never-before-seen interviews from 2018 with the players, coaches, and staff, including Leo Cullen, Johnny Sexton, Isa Nacewa, and many more.

Hume - Sunday at 22.30 on BBC1


Plot: Documentary tracing the life of John Hume, from his early days in the civil rights movement, to when he won the Nobel Peace Prize. With contributions from Hume himself, Tony Blair and Bono.

Shane MacGowan: Live at Montreux - Sunday at 23.30 on TG4

Plot: Shane MacGowan agus The Popes Beo in Montreux in 1995. (Shane MacGowan and The Popes live at Montreux 1995. This show combines tracks from the Snake album including Nancy Whiskey, Donegal Express, and Bring Down with Pogues classics such as If I Should Fall From Grace With God, Streams of Whiskey, and The Irish Rover and with a rousing version of the Hippy Hippy Shake).

Anelka: Misunderstood - streaming on Netflix

Plot: Bad boy of the French football, arrogant, precocious, misunderstood, scorer, unclassifiable, genius, unmanageable... Despite having a career of almost 20 years at the highest level, Nicolas Anelka is still hard to define. From sporting feats to controversies, he remains a mysterious persona for many observers. It's an image that Anelka himself has cultivated.  For seven years, Franck Nataf has followed Nicolas Anelka in his day-to-day life.

Upgrade - streaming on Netflix

Plot: Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey, a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.

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