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Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.
Jan 10th 2022, 6:30 PM 23,732 9

WE’VE BEEN SIFTING through the movie options available to watch on TV and streaming services over the week.

Your Untold Story Pick

Hidden Figures

  • FilmFour at 6.30pm on Tuesday

Source: 20th Century Studios/YouTube

Three brilliant African-American women working at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Starring Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spence, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Kostner and Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Theodore Melfi.

Your Drama Pick

The Father

  • Amazon Prime Video from Wednesday

Source: Sony Pictures Classics/YouTube

A man (Anthony Hopkins) refuses all assistance from his daughter (Olivia Coleman) as he ages and tries to make sense of his changing circumstances. He begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Your Thriller Pick

Captain Phillips

  • Virgin Media One at 9pm on Friday

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

When the US container ship Maersk Alabama is targeted by Somali pirates, its captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) finds himself in a stand-off with pirate captain Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Directed by Paul Greengrass.

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Your Romantic Comedy Pick

Hampstead

  • RTÉ 2 at 9pm on Sunday

Source: IFC Films/YouTube

Emily (Diane Keaton) and Donald (Brendan Gleeson) live in the same idyllic London neighbourhood of Hampstead, but their worlds could not be more different. When his home is threatened, Emily, who fills her time with charity work, believes she has found her new cause. But gets more than she bargained for when unexpected romance blossoms.

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