Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

There are more top films than Quentin Tarantino could shake an articulate gangster monologue at this week in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV.
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There are more top films than Quentin Tarantino could shake an articulate gangster monologue at this week in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on TV.

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FIRST BLOOD

Knife wielding pacifist has PTSD meltdown after pushy police try to shave him in forest dwelling, boobytrapping shooter at 9pm on SyFy Saturday 8th.

MILK

Sean Penn portrays life & impact of activist who became the first openly gay elected official in America in Oscar winning true story at 11:30pm on BBC2 Saturday 8th.

JARHEAD

The humour & humiliations, love & loneliness, amity & enmity, experience & exasperation of life in the USMC for a young Jarhead is explored in Sam Mendes' non-war film at 11pm on ITV4 Saturday 8th.

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM 

Robin Williams broadcasts his frenetic, coked up (polka free) charm & humour in music based anti-war film at 9pm on Film4 Sunday 9th.

THE KILLING FIELDS

A photographer witnesses war crimes, mistaken bombing raids & state sanctioned megadeath of political lunacy in horrifying true story at 11:35pm on BBC2 Sunday 9th.

DANCER IN THE DARK

A woman flees life’s iniquities via a world of musical fantasy in Lars Von Trier’s heart-achingly beautiful gem at 01:05am on Film4 Sunday 9th.

MUSCLE SHOALS

Amidst tumultuous times Rick Hall overcame all odds to bring black & white musicians together in this impeccable and uplifting documentary at 00:10am on BBC4 Sunday 9th.

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

Desert drifter plays rival gangs off each other & gives harsh hand-gunning tutorial in samurai inspired, corpse kidnapping classic at 10pm on TCM Sunday 9th.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Pelvic thrusting dance moves & iconic tunes as John Travolta stars in a  gritty tale of self affirmation at 01:10am on Film4 Monday 10th.

SUPERBAD

Three friends come of age in one night of car shooting, penis drawing, menstrual staining, girl chasing, fake IDing fun at 9pm on 5* Monday 10th.

WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP

Hendrix heard & articulate insults hurled as odd couple basketball hustlers evade gangsters & con chumps in (what is rumoured to be) Stanley Kubrick's favourite film at 00:40am on TCM Monday 10th.

BLUE VALENTINE

Unrealistic expectations & an inability to feel joy precipitate love's decay in breathtaking, non-linear heartbreaker at 11pm on Film4 Monday 10th.

RAMBO FIRST BLOOD PART 2

Betrayed by bureaucrat, muddy, stabby, trigger happy, knife wielding snake-grabber re-wins Vietnam war at 9pm on SyFy Monday 10th.

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

Denzel Washington falls into murky underworld when asked to find White woman hiding in Black LA, lesser known narrated noir at 10:50pm on MovieMix Monday 10th.

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Jailed for his revolutionary recipes, maverick chef must mastermind his escape in delicious prison breaker at 10:30pm on ITV4 Tuesday 11th.

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

Atmospheric character driven thriller when a one-armed loner introduces a bigoted backwater town to judo chop justice at 5pm on Film4 Wednesday 12th.

BULLHEAD

Hormone abusing cattle farmer becomes embroiled in mafia, murder & mayhem in cinematographically stunning & intense Belgian drama at 10:50pm on Film4 Thursday 13th.

CAPE FEAR

A lawyer's family is stalked by the cheek-biting, unhinged monster of his own making in Martin Scorsese's queasy, nerve shredding gem at 11:35pm on ITV4 Thursday 13th.

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN 

Filmmaker struggles to work with luminous yet erratic starlet in stunning portrayal of complex vulnerability at 9pm on BBC2 Thursday 13th.

BREATHLESS

A sadistic loan shark finds the hope of redemption in school girl & nephew in Korean exploration of cyclical nature of violence at 01:15am on Film4 Thursday 13th.