Top Film Tip's Best Movies On TV This Week

This week on TV, you can catch Mark Wahlberg scrapping it out in the ring and marines investigating an alien world with chest bursting, heart pumping consequences.
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This week on TV, you can catch Mark Wahlberg scrapping it out in the ring and marines investigating an alien world with chest bursting, heart pumping consequences.

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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from innocence imprisoned to adversity overcome, from acidic Aliens to dismembered gangsters and from verbal abuse to linguistic lunacy in TopFilmTip's Top 5 films on TV.

As ever, if you want daily tips for films on TV you can follow us @topfilmtip on Twitter and/or join us @TopFilmChat for a drunken tweetalong on Sunday evening at 9pm using the #aliensTFT.

Saturday 26th

Falsely accused of terrorism, Daniel Day-Lewis endures torture and imprisonment in the harrowing true story of the Guildford when IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER airs at 11pm on ITV3.

Sunday 27th

Crack addict Christian Bale drags his boxing brother Mark Wahlberg down before coming to some heavy personal realisations. Family feuds and inspiring determination in exceptional kidney punching drama THE FIGHTER at 9pm on Channel4.

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A traumatised forklift driver accompanies state of the badass art colonial marines on a chest bursting, maternal instinct driven gun melee in CGI free Sci Fi classic ALIENS at 9pm on Film4. (Join us for a drunken tweet along hosted by @TopFilmChat using #aliensTFT. Game over man, game over......)

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Written, directed and starring Japanese cult polymath Takeshi Kitano, a blind gambling addicted samurai chops up gangsters, helps hot geishas and puts wrongs to right in the wonderfully enjoyable ZATOICHI at 11pm on SkyArts1, repeated on Wednesday 30th at 00:15am.

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Monday 28th

A verbally vicious couple draw a pair of newly-weds into their ominous, self destructive game of malicious marital warfare in the biting satire WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF at 01:10am on TCM.

Wednesday 30th

Three siblings raised in isolation from the world, learn a false language and are utterly ignorant of reality in totalitarian allegory DOGTOOTH at 01:20am on Film4.