Action films

One of the greatest action movies of all time is part of the movies on TV tonight

It’s the movie that Homer Simpson called “The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down.”

The weekend is finally here, which means more time to watch movies.

JOE recommended a few in particular to check out throughout the weekend in the video below.

For more options though, here are the movies on TV this Saturday night (June 18).

Tomb Raider – RTÉ2 – 9pm

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander replaces Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Virgin Media Two – 9pm

This superhero sequel starring Andrew Garfield as the titular web-slinger is widely considered the worst Spider-Man movie.

Men in Black – Sky Showcase – 9pm

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith star in this beloved sci-fi action comedy as secret agents who oversee aliens who live on Earth, hiding their existence from humanity.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Comedy Central – 9pm

For my money, the second best Mission: Impossible movie behind Fallout.

It’s the one with the amazing streak at the Burj Khalifa (aka the tallest building in the world!) in Dubai.

Man of Steel – Classic Turner Movies – 9pm

Henry Cavill’s first outing as Superman.

Kingsman: The Secret Service – Film4 – 9pm

The very solid first entry in the action spy franchise.

Prince of Darkness – Horror Channel – 9pm

This cult ’80s horror from filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) follows a priest (Donald Pleasence) and a group of scientists investigating an ancient cylinder of liquid discovered at a monastery that soon discovers it contains an evil force.

Speed ​​- ITV4 – 9:10 p.m.

Our pick for tonight, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock star in this ’90s action-thriller about a bus that’s rigged by a terrorist (Dennis Hopper) to explode if its speed drops below 50 mph.

Boasting one of the best locations ever, incredible action sets and a terrific cast, very few blockbusters have ever surpassed Speed ​​in terms of tension and thrill.

Taken – RTÉ One – 9:45 p.m.

Liam Neeson plays a man with a very particular set of skills.

Drift – TG4 – 22:20

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

Olympus Has Fallen – Channel 4 – 10:25 p.m.

Gerard Butler must save the US President when terrorists invade the White House in this decent action film that launched a trilogy.

A Simple Favor – BBC One – 22:50

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in this fun and twisty mystery thriller from the director of Bridesmaids and Spy.

You’re Next – Horror Channel – 11pm

This terrific indie slasher film centers on an estranged family who are attacked by a group of masked assailants during a family reunion.

Saturday Night Fever – RTÉ2 – 11:15 p.m.

John Travolta stars in this much-loved drama about a young man who tries to escape his problems by dominating the dance floor of the local nightclub.

The Purge – ITV4 – 23:35

The first in the dystopian action-horror franchise that boasts a rather intriguing hook: what if for 12 hours a year, all crimes were legal?

Ready or Not – Film4 – 11:40 p.m.

Another great horror, Ready or Not centers on a new bride (Samara Weaving) whose wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to participate in a terrifying game.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Comedy Central – 11:40 p.m.

While not quite as good as the aforementioned Ghost or Fallout Protocol, Rogue Nation is another very solid entry in the spy franchise.

Against the Law – Drama – 23:45

This fact-based drama tells the story of two men who fell in love in Britain in 1952 when homosexuality was a crime.

Reversal of Fortune – Turner Classic Movies – 23:55

Jeremy Irons won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in this 1990 film.

Based on a true story, the actor plays a wealthy socialite accused of attempting to murder his wife (Glenn Close).

Chappaquiddick – BBC 2 – 00:10

This well-narrated drama depicts politician Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car crash that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist.

Jason Clarke stars alongside Bruce Dern, Ed Helms and Kate Mara.