Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from over enthusiastic horror movie sound searching to the breathtaking true story of a man who unknowingly inspire a nation in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best films on free TV.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from over enthusiastic horror movie sound searching to the breathtaking true story of a man who unknowingly inspire a nation in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best films on free TV.

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BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM

A Sikh girl self actualises via forbidden football & a love rivalry with Keira Knightley in cross-cultural coming of age drama at 11pm on BBC2 Saturday 24th.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

A whiny political dissident indulges in incest, yeti slaughter, organic sleeping bags & cryptic swamp training before being reunited with his dad at 5:45pm on ITV2 Sunday 25th.

KICK-ASS

Pain proof hero & tween assassin battle brutal gangsters in baton battering, child punching, ultra violence revelling anarchic fun at 10:05pm on Channel4 Sunday 25th.

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

Vegetable bludgeoning sound engineer's psyche slips south of reality in 70's Italian horror homaging comedy at  00:25amon Channel4 Sunday 25th.

EXPLORERS

Outcast kids discover awe-inspiring technology in geek nodding love letter to teen adventure when Joe Dante’s 1980’s classic airs at 12:55pm on Film4 Monday 26th.

MOTHER

An aurally & visually luscious Korean murder mystery unfolds as an elderly woman tries to prove her simple son’s innocence in atypical, morally ambiguous emotional drama MOTHER at 01:10am on Film4 Tuesday 27th.

ALIEN

Pay homage to the late great H.R. Giger as Ridley Scott gives a master class in 1) genre definition 2) exquisite direction 3) fear induction and 4) twisting expectations at 10:50pm on Film4 Tuesday 27th.

VICTIM

A gay man sacrifices all to expose his dead lover's blackmailer in indictment of anti-sodomy laws & rare, early social commentary at 11:25am on More4 Wednesday 28th.

WILD TARGET

Parrot preserving expert assassin becomes entangled with beautiful mark amidst unrelenting hit man melee in British comedy fun at 8pm on ITV2 Thursday 29th.

THE CROSSING GUARD

Jack Nicholson vows to murder reformed hit & run driver responsible for his daughter's death in dramatic moral quandary at11:35pm on BBC1 Thursday 29th.

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL

Two school kids discover a deep affection for each other whilst working to save their scholastic clubhouse in Studio Ghibli's joyous drama at 11am on Film4 Thursday 29th.

BLACK SWAN

Hallucinatory lesbianism & obsessive compulsion as self destructive ballerina strives for perfection in Darren Aronofsky's delusional drama at 11:10pm on Film4 Friday 30th.

SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN

An unrecognised American folk-rock musician unknowingly inspires anti apartheid resonance in this utterly unparalleled, emotive documentary marvel at 9pm on BBC4 Friday 30th.