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Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies on this week

From 90′s classics to a family favourite – here are our picks for TV movies this week.

WE’VE BEEN SIFTING through the TV movie options available this week across free-to-air TV and streaming services. 

Your family pick

Shrek the Third

  • Saturday, RTÉ One, 7.05pm

Source: Movieclips Classic Trailers/YouTube

The third film in the series sees Shrek in line for the throne. Unwilling to take up the mantle of king, he sets out on a journey to find a lost heir to the throne.

Your romantic pick

The Mountain Between Us

  • Wednesday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm

Source: 20th Century Studios UK/YouTube

A romantic adventure starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, which sees a photojournalist and neurosurgeon stranded alone atop a mountain after a plane crash. They have to work together to survive atop the icy peak, and manage a blossoming romantic relationship.

Your drama pick

An Unexpected Journey (Miracle Run)

  • Sunday, Virgin Media 3, 9.00pm

Source: Lifetime Television

Zac Efron’s debut on the big screen, An Unexpected Journey stars Mary-Louise Parker as the mother of two autistic children. It chronicles their journey through life and the struggles they face and eventually overcome.

Your sci-fi pick

Star Trek Beyond

  • Friday, Film 4, 9.00pm

Source: Paramount Pictures/YouTube

The third film in the Star Trek film reboot, Star Trek Beyond has a star-studded cast including Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg. 

Your 90′s pick

Boogie Nights

  • Saturday, TG4, 10.oopm

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Source: Movieclips Classic Trailers/YouTube

From director Paul Thomas Anderson, Boogie Nights is a fantastic period drama all about the 70s and the Golden Age of porn. This classic has a great cast, with Burt Reynolds, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore and Mark Wahlberg. 

And finally… One to avoid

The Boy Next Door

  • Saturday, Virgin Media 2, 9.00pm

Source: Universal Pictures/YouTube

A rare misfire from Blumhouse Productions, The Boy Next Door is a cheap horror thriller which will barely hold your attention. Starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman, a recently separated teacher has a one-night stand with a younger neighbour, who develops a dangerous obsession with her.

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