An incredible action sci-fi flick is among the movies on TV tonight

It has an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

JOE recently published an article about 7 big movies and shows you can check out this weekend.

Sadly, though, it is only Thursday yet.

But for those seeking a film to watch this evening, here are the ones playing on TV.

Upgrade – Film4 – 9pm

Our pick for this evening, Upgrade centres on a technophobe (Logan Marshall-Green) in the near future who is left paralysed after an attack that left his wife dead.

Implanted with an experimental chip that allows him to walk again, he seeks vengeance.

JOE has sung the praises of Upgrade in this column before but we are doing it again.

That’s because a movie like this – that mixes genres so well, achieves brilliant action set-pieces on a low budget and boasts such an unforgettable ending – deserves a bigger audience.

Octopussy – ITV 4 – 9pm

Definitely the Bond movie with the silliest title.

Maximum Risk – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

A French cop (Jean-Claude Van Damme) seeks answers over the death of the twin brother he never knew he had.

The Romantic Englishwoman – Great! Movies Classic – 9pm

Michael Caine is one of the leads in this ’70s romantic drama.

Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House – BBC Four – 9pm

Cary Grant stars in this ’40s American comedy as one half of a married couple who decide to move to the country but find that building their dream house is easier said than done.

The Maggie – Sky Arts – 9pm

This ’50s British comedy centres on an American businessman in Scotland conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal-powered boat.

The Outlaw – BBC Four – 10.30pm

A ’40s Western directed by Howard Hughes.

Gone Girl – Film4 – 11pm

Filmmaker David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) helms this terrific adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel about a husband (Ben Affleck) whose life is thrown into disarray when his wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing.

Get Carter – Turner Classic Movies – 11.10pm

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter (Michael Caine) travels to Newcastle to investigate in this British crime classic.

American Gangster – ITV4 – 11.45pm

Ridley Scott directs this very watchable biographical crime drama with ace central turns by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Bait – Film4 – 2am

If you’re still up, this black-and-white drama about a struggling fisherman in a Cornish village is one of the best reviewed films of recent years.

Clip via Universal Pictures All-Access

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