26 Sept 2022

What to Watch: Here's 10 of the best movies on TV this weekend

What to Watch: Here's 10 of the best movies on TV this weekend

Friday has rolled around once more - here's your guide to the best movies on TV this weekend.


Shooter (2007) Virgin Media One @9.30pm

A former Marine sniper is coaxed back into action when government officials need his help to prevent an assassination attempt on the US president. However, the intended target is in fact an African archbishop, and the marksman is set up by double-crossing agents to take the fall, forcing him to go on the run as he fights to clear his name. Action thriller, with Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena and Danny Glover.

Another Mother's Son (2017) - RTÉ One @11.25pm

Nazi-occupied Jersey resident Louisa Gould takes in an escaped Russian PoW and hides him during an era when it becomes apparent Britain has no immediate plans to re-take the islands. Tensions mount and while the community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty, Lou strives to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian visitor as if he was her own. Fact-based Second World War drama, starring Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah, Susan Hampshire and Joanna David and featuring Ronan Keating in a supporting role.

War of the Worlds (2005) - BBC One NI @12.05am

A divorced father's rare weekend with his two estranged children descends into horror when alien war machines rise from beneath Earth and begin to systematically destroy every human being in their path - leaving the man with the dangerous task of getting his kids to safety. Steven Spielberg's sci-fi thriller, based on HG Wells' novel, with Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto and Tim Robbins.


A Dog's Purpose (2017) - RTÉ One @6.35pm

A dog is reincarnated as different breeds over several generations, with multiple owners and with a variety of names, but he is fated to be reacquainted, decades later, with his original owner. Comedy drama, starring Dennis Quaid, with the voice of Josh Gad.

Arthur (2011) - RTÉ 2 @9.15pm

An irresponsible billionaire playboy finds his carefree lifestyle under threat when he is pushed into getting engaged to an ambitious socialite. He falls in love with a penniless aspiring writer, but finds following his heart will mean losing everything when his parents threaten to cut him off without a penny. Comedy remake, starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner.

Being Flynn (2012) - TG4 @9.20pm

A failed writer finds new purpose when he volunteers at a homeless shelter, but his life begins to unravel when his estranged father, who has neglected his family all their lives, turns up seeking a bed for the night. As they try to rebuild their relationship, the author fears he is doomed to repeat the old man's mistakes. Drama, starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano and Julianne Moore.

Skyscraper (2012) - Film 4 @9pm

A former hostage negotiator takes a job as a security expert at the world's tallest building in Hong Kong. He finds himself framed for sabotage when the skyscraper bursts into flames. As he strives to clear his name, he must also fight his way back into the blazing tower to rescue his family, who are being held hostage by criminals 225 storeys up. Action thriller, starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell and Chin Han.


Due Date (2010) - RTÉ 2 @9pm

Uptight architect Peter is desperate to make it home before his pregnant wife goes into labour, but an altercation with an air marshal gets him banned from flying. Unlikely salvation is at hand in the shape of an oddball aspiring actor on his way to Hollywood, and the duo set off on a disastrous journey across America. Comedy, starring Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis.

My Cousin Rachel (2017) - Channel 4 @10.55pm

Having sworn revenge against his relative's widow, a young Englishman finds his plans soon change after they finally meet. Drama based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel, starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger.

Logan (2017) - Film 4 @9pm

In the near future, Wolverine cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, the razor-clawed hero's attempts to hide from the world are turned upside down when a young mutant arrives, pursued by cyborg bounty hunters in the employ of a sinister corporation. Fantasy adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant.

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