Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from a rare Akira Kurosawa epic, via world changing gay poetry and on to Korean vampire comedy in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV this week.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from a rare Akira Kurosawa epic, via world changing gay poetry and on to Korean vampire comedy in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV this week.

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TOP GUN

Mini Maverick loses that lovin' feeling, spends inordinate time in his pants, gets the guy, hits the breaks & flies right by at 9pm on E4 Saturday 18th.

HOWL

James Franco is speechless & intelligent & shaking with shame, rejected yet confessing out the soul to conform to the rhythm of thought 11:15pm on BBC2 Saturday 18th

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

Computer hacking teen outwits headteacher & parents in one day full of philosophy, art, love & laughter 11:30pm @Film4 Saturday 18th.

A SERIOUS MAN

Professional uncertainty expert, perpetually baffled by life's randomness, fails to comprehend it's unpredictable resolutions in Coen Brothers' drama at 11pm on BBC2 Sunday 19th.

PROJECT NIM

Raised from birth to be human, a chimpanzee is passed from hippies to scientists to animal testing facility in unsettling documentary film at 9pm on BBC4 Monday 20th.

HIGH NOON

Forsaken by friends as killers approach, a lawman must fight for his life in revolutionary real-time McCarthyism allegory at 11:40am on More4 Tuesday 21st.

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

David Cronenberg explores the unintentional effects of violence on family when a Midwestern man is mistaken for a mobster 11:05pm on Film4 Tuesday 21st.

SEVEN SAMURAI

Famished farmers recruit ragged Ronin to battle bloodthirsty bandits in a very rare outing of Akira Kurosawa's tale of strategic victory at 11:10pm on Film Thursday 23rd

RAISING ARIZONA

A childless lawless/lawful couple steal a baby in Coen Brothers' anarchic, desert set, banjo themed comedy & ode to joy at 11pm on TCM Thursday 23rd

THIRST

Korean priest becomes a vampire, is worshiped by his flock whilst he lusts for blood & sex in Chan Wook Park's Visceral comedy horror at 01:35am on Channel4 Friday 24th.

13 ASSASSINS

Blade baring crew commit to kill cruel lord & his 200 fiercest fighters in Takeshi Miike's katana cutting samurai showdown spectacular at 9pm on Film4 Friday 24th.