Top 9 Movies to watch this Christmas

1: Gone Girl Premiere. A man reports his wife’s disappearance, only to end up under media scrutiny and accused of murder. David Fincher’s crime thriller, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. (2014)

RTÉ1 Saturday Dec 23

 

2: Ted A boy’s magical living teddy remains his friend into adulthood, creating tension with his girlfriend. Comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg, with the voice of Seth MacFarlane. (2012)

RTÉ2 Christmas Eve

 

3: Babe A piglet dreams of being a champion sheepdog but several greedy humans are determined to see him end up on a dinner plate. Family comedy, with James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski. (1995)

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4: Toy Story 3 More adventures from our favourite toys. Animated adventure, with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. (2010)

BBC1 Christmas Day

 

5: The Lone Ranger A lawyer left for dead joins forces with a mysterious Native American fugitive to bring his brother’s killer to justice. Western, starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. (2013)

RTÉ2 Tuesday Dec 26

 

6: The Guard A laidback Irish policeman finds his easygoing life disrupted by a drug-smuggling operation and an uptight FBI agent. Comedy thriller, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. (2011)

RTÉ1 Wednesday Dec 27

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7: Birdman: (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Premiere. A faded movie star wrestles with a personal crisis as he tries to put on a disaster-afflicted Broadway play. Oscar-winning drama, with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. (2014)

RTÉ2 Thursday Dec 28

 

8: Gladiator A Roman general is forced to fight as a gladiator and uses his position to seek revenge for the murder of his family. Oscar-winning epic, with Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. (2000)

RTÉ2 New Years Eve

 

9: Notting Hill A London bookshop owner falls for a glamorous Hollywood film star, but intrusive media interest makes for a tricky relationship. Romantic comedy, with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. (1999)

TV3 New Years Day

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