Films on TV Tonight, Monday 18 June

Tonight's picks include Lost in Translation, LA Confidential, Airplane!, Something's Gotta Give, The Jacket and Yangtse Incident


Yangtse Incident – 1:25pm, Film4


Action adventure about British warship HMS Amethyst, heavily shelled and taken captive by Chinese communists on the Yangtse River during the 1940s, prompting a daring escape attempt by the ship’s crew. 

Something’s Gotta Give – 9:00pm, ITV2

Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton are reunited in this feel-good romantic comedy about an ageing bachelor who only dates women under 30 before his failing health leads him into the arms of his young girlfriend’s mother.

Airplane! – 10:20pm, Sky Movies Modern Greats

Spoof disaster movie starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty and Leslie Nielsen (“don’t call me Shirley”) about an eccentric assortment of passengers and crew on a flight from LA to Chicago packed with mayhem.

LA Confidential – 11:05pm, Film4

Oscar-winning crime drama about three detectives (the brilliantly cast Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce) who become embroiled in a maze of corruption, intrigue and prostitution as they try to solve a gruesome murder case.

The Jacket – 11:30pm, ITV2

Claustrophobic psychological thriller about Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) whose diagnosed insanity is treated with horrific sensory deprivation therapy, allowing him to travel through time into the future.

Lost in Translation – 1:55am, Channel 4


Bill Murray delivers a masterful performance in this romantic comedy drama about a world-weary actor who falls in love with an unhappily married younger woman (Scarlett Johansson) against a neon-drenched Tokyo backdrop.