Taken And Contagion - The Best Films On TV This Week 8 years ago

Taken And Contagion - The Best Films On TV This Week

There are so many films on TV on a weekly basis, we thought we would draw your attention to some of the better movies that you can check out from the comfort of your own home. Here are five of the best films that are on TV this week.

1. Trance, Monday, Sky Movies Showcase, 8pm.


It seemed like a slightly strange film for Danny Boyle to direct considering his success with Slumdog Millionaire, but Trance was certainly an interesting piece. Revolving around an art dealer who falls in with the wrong kind of crowd, the film had a killer cast and some very, ahem, revealing performances. Definitely worth a watch if you haven't check it out already.

2. Death Becomes Her, Tuesday, ITV3, 8pm.

Arguably one of the greatest scripts of all time, Death Becomes Her, starring THE Meryl Streep and the hilarious Goldie Hawn tells the story of two women who find out the secret to eternal youth. It's one of our favourites.


3. Contagion, Wednesday, RTE1, 21.35pm.

The midweek movie on RTE is definitely worth checking out. Contagion, directed by the brilliant Steven Soderbergh, shows just how the world might react to a deadly virus that could end mankind. Basically, it's not pretty.


4. Iron Man, Thursday, E4, 9pm

Ah, one of our favourite Avengers. Robert Downy Jr stars as Tony Stark, the man behind the Iron Man. The first of the trilogy, Iron Man is witty, great action and just kind of brilliant.

5. Wild Bill, Friday, TG4, 21.35pm.


A really underrated film, Wild Bill tells the story of a wayward father who isn't wanted by his children anymore after he returns from prison. However, Bill faces a decision whether to protect his children and go back to jail or just be a bad father. This is just a lovely film and well worth a watch.

6. Taken, Saturday, Channel4, 9pm.

If you haven't seen Taken, you need to get on that. If you have seen Taken, just watch it again... or Liam will hunt you down, find you and kill you.


7. The Graduate, Sunday, ITV3, 10pm.

Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me? This Dustin Hoffman classic about a young man who is led astray by his girlfriend's mother and it's simply one of the best dramas you can watch. That ending? Amazing.