Films on TV Tonight, Thursday 19 July

Tonight's picks include Oscar-winner The Social Network, Memento, Training Day and Anne Hathaway (aka Catwoman) in The Princess Diaries


Donovan’s Reef – 4:25pm, Film4


Comedy drama starring John Wayne and Lee Marvin. US sailors “Guns” Donovan and “Boats” Gilhooley settle on an idyllic South Sea island with their friend Doc Dedham, but when his high-society daughter arrives to join him their loutish lifestyle is disrupted.

The Hustler – 6:25pm, TCM

Paul Newman plays Eddie Felson in this Oscar-winning sports drama about a pool hustler whose foolish bravado sees him challenge a renowned champion and lose everything. With the aid of a cut-throat manager, he readys himself for a rematch…  

The Princess Diaries – 6:45pm, Film4

Anne Hathaway makes her debut in this teenage comedy as Mia, a clumsy teenager who discovers she is heir to the throne of (fictional) Genovia and transforms into a princess under the watchful eye of her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews).   

The Social Network – 8:00pm, Sky Modern Greats Movies

Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerburg, the youngest billionaire in history and founder of social networking site, Facebook. The film rewinds to Zuckerburg’s Harvard days, following the project’s much-debated conception with co-founder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). 

Memento – 9:00pm, Film4

Guy Pearce is Leonard Shelby whose wife Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss) is raped and murdered. This complex, jumbled narrative jumps backwards in time to follow Shelby’s efforts to overcome his short-term memory loss and track down the killer.  

Training Day – 10:00pm, ITV4


Edgy police drama set on the streets of LA. Ethan Hawke plays rookie cop Jake Hoyt who joins an elite narcotics squad but is partnered with swaggering commander Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) who considers himself above the law he enforces.