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28th Mar 2020

Here are the 20 best movies on TV this Saturday

Dave Hanratty

Sure, what else would you be doing?

You’ve probably heard by now that we’re basically in lockdown.

Home entertainment – and acting responsibly in order to save lives – is everything right now.

Movies offer a necessary comfort. Let’s see what’s on the TV today, so…

Saturday 28 March

Monsters University – RTÉ One – 6.35pm

Nowhere near as good as Monsters, Inc. but still enjoyable all the same.

How to Train Your Dragon – E4 – 7.05pm

Charming Oscar-nominated animation.

Jurassic Park III – ITV2 – 7.15pm

The third one.

Thunderball – ITV4 – 7.20pm

James Bond adventure. The fourth one.

Ocean’s Twelve – TCM – 9pm

The second one.

Mechanic: Resurrection – E4 – 9pm

Also the second one.

Girls Trip – Channel 4 – 9pm

College friends reunite to attend a music festival. Remember music festivals?

Alien Covenant – Film 4 – 9pm

Essential for those who want to see Michael Fassbender flirt with himself.

The Babadook – SyFy – 9pm

Strong horror in which grief manifests as something otherworldly.

War of the Worlds – Sky One – 9.15pm

Tom Cruise battles an alien invasion.

The Tailor of Panama – TG4 – 9.25pm

Pierce Brosnan smoulders his way around a spy thriller.

Race – RTÉ 2 – 9.30pm

Biopic of hugely historically and culturally significant athlete Jesse Owens.

The Other Guys – Virgin Media One – 9.30pm

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg get their hapless buddy cop comedy on.

Safe House – ITV – 10pm

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in a forgettable enough action thriller. Still, it’s got Denzel so it’s doing better than most forgettable enough action thrillers.

The Descent – Film 4 – 11.20pm

Fantastic, genuinely frightening horror in which a team of cave divers find themselves trapped underground with a monstrous force for company.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – Channel 4 – 11.25pm

They sure do!

Margin Call – BBC Two – 11.35pm

Excellent, sobering drama about the 2007 – 2008 financial crash with a great cast.

Fire Down Below – TCM – 11.35pm

Steven Seagal does his bit for the environment by murdering bad guy types.

Old School – BBC One – Midnight

Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn do the ‘back to school’ thing.

Zoolander 2 – Channel 4 – 2.20am

Twenty past two in the morning feels about right for this one.