A little-seen Colin Farrell gem is among tonight’s movies on TV

Robin Williams, Tom Cruise, superheroes and aliens are also in the mix for your Easter Sunday movie menu.

If you’re currently full of chocolate and can’t move and need something to watch, then we’ve got some good news for you…

Here are the best movies on TV for your Easter Sunday.

Mrs Doubtfire – Film4 – 6.30pm

One of the most-loved movies featuring the late, great Robin Williams, he takes on the titular housekeeper persona in order to secretly spend more time with his kids while he and his wife go through a painful divorce. A lot funnier than that description makes it sound, we promise!

Blithe Spirit – Sky Showcase – 7pm

Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher and Judi Dench star in this adaptation of Noël Coward’s 1941 play. It has a score of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, so probably best to give it a miss.

Hulk – ITV4 – 9pm

The director of The Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain took a big swing at comic book movies, and unfortunately, it was also mostly a big miss. But there is still a lot of… not enjoy… appreciate in this weird adaptation, with Eric Bana, Jennifer Connolly and a swinging-for-the-fences Nick Nolte all giving great performances.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Comedy Central – 9pm

Not sure why they keep putting this on this channel, but sure here we are. This is the one where Tom Cruise climbs on the outside of the world’s tallest building. It is definitely one of the best M:I movies.

Midway – Film4 – 9pm

The director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow tries his hand at a WWII movie, with a cast of mostly “Oh yeah, I know them kinda” faces. It isn’t very good, but is still quite watchable.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure – E4 – 9pm

The third and final entry in the Maze Runner series arrives, but the whole YA adaptation frenzy had kinda run its course by then. This is far from the worst of these kinds of movies, but doesn’t hold a candle to the likes of The Hunger Games or Twilight.

The Beguiled – BBC One – 11.30pm

Our main pick for the evening (only because Aliens was already on this weekend).

Set during the American Civil War, a teacher and a group of students at an all-girls school (Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice) discover a wounded soldier (Colin Farrell) on their grounds. They bring himself to help him heal, but his arrival completely disrupts the relative peace inside the school, as each of the women find themselves drawn to him.

A dark, sexy, unsettling Gothic thriller.

Aliens – ITV4 – 11.40pm

One of the greatest movies ever made. It features in our Weekend Watch video, which you can check out below, with some TV options you should also check out over the Bank Holiday.


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