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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.

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

Your Offbeat Comedy Pick

Napoleon Dynamite 

  • Comedy Central at 9pm tonight

Source: isthemoviegood/YouTube

A small town, socially awkward, moon boot-wearing teenager deals with the trials of high school life and his dysfunctional family’s antics. He meets a local girl and tries to help a friend win the class presidency. Vote for Pedro!

Your Feel Good Pick

Penguin Bloom

  • Netflix from Wednesday

Source: Netflix/YouTube

A young mother’s world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk. As the family struggles to adjust, an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. Based on the true story of Sam Bloom.

Your Thriller Pick


  • Film4 on Thursday at 9pm

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation begins and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. He soon realises he didn’t know his child at all.

Your Drama Pick

The Next Three Days

  • Virgin Media One on Friday at 9.30pm

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Source: BlockbusterUK/YouTube

When Lara Brennan is arrested, accused of killing her boss, her world is turned upside down. The evidence is stacked against her and when she loses hope and tries to end her own life, her husband John takes matters into his own hands.

Your Superhero Action Pick

Deadpool 2

  • Channel 4 on Saturday at 9pm

Source: 20th Century Studios/YouTube

The unlikely (and foul-mouthed) hero brings together a team of mutant rogues to protect Russell, a boy with supernatural abilities.

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