An amazing crime drama is among the movies on TV tonight

The movie stars Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery.

It’s Saturday.

Saturdays are typically a good day in terms of the amount and quality of movies airing on TV.

Today is no exception so why not chill out with one of these fine films later.

The Untouchables – Film4 – 9pm

Based on a true story, our pick for this evening takes place during the Prohibition era in the US and centres on Federal Agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) as he sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone (Robert De Niro).

On account of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him accomplish the task.

Directed by the great Brian De Palma (Scarface), written by acclaimed playwright David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and co-starring Andy Garcia and Sean Connery in an Oscar-winning performance, The Untouchables is incredibly entertaining, stylish and well-acted.

Evil Dead II – Horror Channel – 9pm

Generally considered the best entry in legendary horror franchise.

Blended – Comedy Central – 9pm

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite for this comedy about two single parents who went on a bad blind date that wind up stuck together at the same African safari resort with their children.

Mission: Impossible – Sky Showcase – 9.30pm

Speaking of Brian De Palma, he also helmed the first entry in the spy film series.

Daddy’s Home – RTÉ2 – 9.30pm

In this hit comedy, a mild-mannered stepfather (Will Ferrell) vies for the attention of his wife’s children when their biological father (Mark Wahlberg) returns.

Gemini Man – Channel 4 – 9.30pm

An aging hitman must face off against a younger clone of himself (both played by Will Smith) in this flawed if fascinating action thriller.

Thor: The Dark World – BBC One – 10.30pm

One of the weaker MCU entries but still watchable.

Adrift – TG4 – 10.38pm

Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star in this survival drama as a couple who become adrift in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after a hurricane.

Deep Blue Sea – Turner Classic Movies – 10.45pm

While nowhere near the quality of Jaws, Deep Blue Sea is one of the better films about a killer shark.

Snatch – ITV4 – 11pm

Guy Ritchie’s hilarious crime-comedy boasts an unforgettable turn from Brad Pitt.

The Witness – RTÉ2 – 11.15pm

Partly made with Irish funding, this action drama centres on an enthusiastic junior officer from the Hague War Tribunal in pursuit of justice.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse – Film4 – 11.20pm

In this zombie-comedy (zom-com if you will), three scouts discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Apostasy – BBC Two – 11.30pm

This acclaimed drama about two sisters brought up in a tightly-knit group of Jehovah’s Witnesses in England earned rave reviews in 2017.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – Channel 4 – 11.45pm

Vin Diesel returns for the third, and for my money best, entry in this action franchise.

In the Heat of the Night – RTÉ One – 12.10am

Widely considered a classic, this 1967 crime drama centres on a black police detective (Sidney Poitier) who is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.


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