Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week you can find two Philip Seymour Hoffman hidden gems amidst a veritable feast of cinematic variety, there's something for everyone in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV.
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This week you can find two Philip Seymour Hoffman hidden gems amidst a veritable feast of cinematic variety, there's something for everyone in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV.

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THERE WILL BE BLOOD

Faith & feud, honour & envy as an oil-man's pitiless greed sucks him into a self-destructive quagmire of hate at 10:45pm on BBC2 Saturday 22nd

COP LAND

Amidst a seemly idyllic community of police men's families, a partially deaf sheriff must investigate dirty cops in Sly Stalone's acting renascence at 11:55pm on Channel4 Saturday 22nd.

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Brainwashed by card carrying Korean communists military man is incestuously hypnotised into assassination in JFK's favourite film at 12:15pm on ITV4 Sunday 23rd.

NEVADA SMITH

Naive & illiterate mixed race Steve McQueen learns to read & kill in swamp jailed, dirty fighting lesser known revenge western at 5:20pm on ITV4 Sunday 23rd.

THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE 

An Iraqi man is forced into a strange slavery by a perverted psychopath- the decadent, depraved & devious drama at 11:35pm on BBC1 Sunday 23rd.

BRIDESMAIDS

Failed baker's inadequacies ruin best-friendship in designer dress soiling, puppy stealing, cop sexing lol comedy at 9pm on Channel4 Sunday 23rd.

THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY 

MATT DAMON! Accidentally gets a pianist job, a free trip to Europe, a load of cash & some murder skills in Philip Seymour Hoffman's tour de force at 11:15pm on Film4 Sunday 23rd.

HARD EIGHT

A rare and early outing for Philip Seymour Hoffman when a professional gambler teaches an abject loser the ropes until things fall apart in outstanding drama from Paul Thomas Anderson at 01:55am on Film4 Sunday 23rd.

RAISING ARIZONA

A childless lawless/lawful couple steal a baby in Coen Brother's anarchic, desert set, banjo themed comedy & ode to joy at 11:35pm on TCM Monday 24th.

BEGINNERS

Learning from his just-out-of-the-closet elderly father, a functionally depressed man starts to love himself & others in touching comedy-drama at 00:05am on Channel4 Wednesday 26th.

THRONE OF BLOOD

Spurred on by paranormal prophecy, samurai lord & wife's trail of treachery turns their conceit into contrition in Akira Kurosawa's Shakespearean epic at 11am on Film4 Thursday 27th.

HARSH TIMES

A tractable young man & his unhinged, manipulative friend engage in a self induced downward spiral in abrasive, exceptional drama at 11:40pm on Film4 Thursday 27th.

A TIME TO KILL

A black man exacts vengeance on his daughter’s rapists but can his trial ever be fair? Sam Jackson and Matthew McConaughey stars in top deep-south court room drama at 9pm on More4 Friday 28th.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST

Jack Nicholson spurns authority, riles up inmates & yearns for all kinds of freedom in nigh on perfect psychological drama at 11:05pm on BBC2 Friday 28th.

THE SHINING

Terror beyond measure when a father turns on his family in Kubrick's meticulous & reflective Rorschachian masterpiece at 11:25pm on ITV4 Friday 28th.

GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI 

Pigeon enthusiast assassin uses Hagakure to kill gangsters in philosophical, contemplative, Rza scored gem at 00:55am on Film4 Friday 28th.