Films on TV Tonight, Thursday 26 July

Everyone's favourite Jamaican bobsleigh team star in Cool Runnings while Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg rewind to the summer of '87 in quirky romcom Adventureland

The Hunt for Red October – 6:20pm, Film4


Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin head up the cast in this Cold War thriller about Soviet commander Marko Ramius who sparks an international crisis by navigating his undetectable submarine straight for the United States.

Cool Runnings – 7:00pm, ITV2

Much-loved sports comedy, based on a true story, about Derice Bannock – a Jamaican sprinter who is determined to win an Olympic medal. But when he fails to qualify in his chosen discipline, he forms his nation’s first bobsleigh team and heads for the Games.

Adventureland – 9:00pm, BBC3

Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds rewind to the summer of 1987 in this coming-of-age romcom, about college graduate James Brennan whose summer job at a local amusement park offers up the chance of romance with co-worker Em.

Rebecca – 9:00pm, Sky Movies Classics

Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood debut is a suspenseful adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel, starring Laurence Olivier as wealthy widower Maxim de Winter whose new bride is haunted by the spirit of his beautiful first wife, Rebecca.

Midnight Express – 10:45pm, Film4

Scripted by Oscar-winning Oliver Stone, this biographical drama follows an American student thrown into a rough Turkish prison after being arrested for drug smuggling. Through its sympathetic depiction of drug trafficking, the film forces the viewer to consider the wider moral and humanitarian implications of the young prisoner’s situation as he plots his escape, while his family and the US government plan an appeal.

Millions – 11:35pm, BBC1


Danny Boyle’s (director of Slumdog Millionaire and tomorrow’s Olympic Opening Ceremony) comedy drama starring James Nesbitt, about seven-year-old Damian who considers the mislaid robbery loot he discovers a gift from God and determines to use it to help others.