Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from Matthew McConaughey's McConnaissance to heart-wrenching 16th century drama in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from Matthew McConaughey's McConnaissance to heart-wrenching 16th century drama in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV.

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THE STING

After a friend is murdered Redford & Newman put a long con on the gangster responsible in outstanding crime caper classic at midday on ITV4 Saturday 1st.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER

Machiavellian attorney Matthew McConaughey must face the unspoken threat of his dubious client- astute in & out of courtroom drama at 10pm on Channel4 Saturday 1st.

THE MISSION

Musical Jesuit & guilt racked ex-slaver protect jungle dwelling natives from slavery in Ennio Morricone scored poignant & beautiful drama at 11:30pm on BBC2 Sunday 2nd.

THE FOUNTAIN

Three Explorers, one medieval, one medical and one interstellar, each search for the secret of life in Darren Aronofski's exquisitely beautiful fantasy drama at 1am on Channel4 Sunday 2nd.

SILENT RUNNING

Space faring hippy undertakes a one man mutiny when inexplicably ordered to nuke nature in idealist SciFi classic at 4:55pm on Film4 Tuesday 4th.

BILLY ELLIOT

Bed bouncing, Tiger-footed, toe-balancing boy defies his subterranean father & pursues his passion to punch audition rivals at 9pm on BBC4 Tuesday 4th.

THE DARJEELING LIMITED

A colourful, kitsch & charismatic tale as three brothers rekindle their broken love in Wes Anderson’s Indian journey at 01:25am on Film4 Wednesday 5th.

CONFESSIONS

Atypical J-Horror as a teacher wreaks poetic vengeance on children responsible for her daughter’s death in abrasive melodrama at 01:10 am on Film4 Thursday 6th.

SHALLOW GRAVE

Money, murder, frayed friendships & stabbing dismemberment in Danny Boyle’s tearful, Hitchcock-esque thriller at 11:30pm on Film4 on Thursday 6th.