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28th Dec 2020

Here are some of the best movies on TV this Monday

Keeley Ryan

Disgust, Anger and Fear must cope with unexpectedly being in command of Headquarters in Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out”. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Ah, December 28.

We’re still in that odd post-Christmas limbo, where all the days start to blend together in the lead up to New Year’s Eve.

And that makes the idea of staying in and watching a movie (or two…or three) seriously tempting. Especially if you’ve got a selection box or two on hand.

Thankfully, there are a number of binge-worthy films on the telly today. Here are some of our favourites.

Paddington 2, 10.20am on BBC One

Paddington is now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, He picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

The Breadwinner, 11.15am on RTÉ 2

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is captured, she disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 11.25am on UTV

The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Inside Out, 1.20pm on BBC One

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Murder on the Orient Express, 2.10pm on BBC Two

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Jurassic Park, 2.40pm on ITV2

A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park’s cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

The Jungle Book, 3pm on BBC One

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Alice Through The Looking Glass, 3.50pm on RTÉ One

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Death on the Nile, 4.15pm on BBC Two

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Happy Feet Two, 5.15pm on ITV2

Mumble’s son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home — one that will take everyone working together to save them.

Indian Jones and the Last Crusade, 6pm on RTÉ 2

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Minions, 7.10pm on ITV2

Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Bridesmaids, 9pm on ITV2

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Tomb Raider, 9.15pm on RTÉ 2

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father, Lord Richard Croft disappeared.

Mystic River, 9.15pm on TG4

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Mission: Impossible, 11.30pm on BBC One

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

The Babadook, 0.45am on BBC Two

A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children’s book titled “Mister Babadook” manifests in their home.