Films on TV tonight, Thursday 12 April

This evening's film picks include Silver Streak, Local Hero, Rocky, Full Metal Jacket, Gladiator, Che Part Two and Dumb and Dumber


Silver Streak – 6:00pm, Sky Movies Comedy


Classic comedy starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor as a pair of murder witnesses attempting to evade a gang of villains while aboard a Los Angeles-Chicago Silver Streak train.

Local Hero – 6:45pm, Film4

Comedy drama from Bill Forsyth, which stars Burt Lancaster as a Texan tycoon who attempts to buy an isolated Scottish village in order to set up an oil refinery.

Rocky – 9:00pm, ITV4

Sylvester Stallone stars as lovable Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa, who wins a shot at the big time when he ends up in the ring with loquacious boxing champion Apollo Creed.

Dumb and Dumber – 9:00pm, Comedy Central

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels star as the titular morons Harry and Lloyd in this comedy caper, which sees the duo travelling across America to reunite a beautiful woman with her briefcase.

Full Metal Jacket – 9:00pm, TCM

Powerful Vietnam War drama from Stanley Kubrick, which follows a batch of recruits through training and into battle.

Che Part Two – 11:10pm, Film4

The second part of Steven Soderbergh’s biopic of revolutionary Che Guevara, which stars Benicio Del Toro in the title role.

Gladiator – 11:15pm, ITV2


Oscar-winning period epic starring Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is drawn into a bitter power struggle after being chosen as the successor to dying Roman emperor Aurelius.