Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from African gangsters to an the history of the electric guitar in @TopFilmTip's pick of the very best films on TV.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from African gangsters to an the history of the electric guitar in @TopFilmTip's pick of the very best films on TV.
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SHOGUN ASSASSIN

Re-edited ex-executioner & son travel Japan relieving ninja of their heads and limbs in stunning synth-scored samurai slasher perfection at 11:05pm on Film4 Friday 17th.

DARK CRYSTAL

Raised by mystic pacifists, young Gelfling embarks on quest to bring order to his world in wondrous fantasy gem at 5pm on Film4 Saturday 18th.

THE WATCH

Quad of Local losers fail to protect neighbourhood inalien molesting, orgy attending, beer swilling SciFi comedy gun-fun at 9pm on Channel 4 Saturday 18th.

THE SIEGE

After terrorist atrocities, US army occupy Brooklyn & instigate racial profiling in #DenzelWashington's prophetic drama at 10pm on Channel 5 Saturday 18th.

THE DEPARTED

Bostonian cop goes undercover & criminal becomes a mole in Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning remake of Asian crime drama Infernal Affairs at 10pm on Sky1 Saturday 18th.

VIVA RIVA!

Congolese criminals rip off the big boss- cue fistfights, lesbian nuns & shoot outs in rare African gangster treat at 02:05am on Film4 Saturday 18th.

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2

Teenager breaks history, visits kitsch future/past & apocalyptic present using hoverboard & banana peel at 5pm on ITV2 Sunday 19th.

COCKNEY VS ZOMBIES

Criminals & OAPs head twist, leg-bludgeon & decapitate the undead hordes in Eastenders shuffle & shotgun comedy at Midnight on Pick Monday 20th.

IT MIGHT GET LOUD

Three generations of world class axe-wielding rockers discuss & explore history & influence of electric guitars at 9pm on Sky Arts 1 Tuesday 21st.

THE RISE

Framed by crime king, Leeds lad orchestrates master plan of poetic justice in innovative, phenomenal British heist treat at 10:45pm on Film4 Thursday 23rd.

DARK SKIES

Family face malevolent onslaught of alien origin in kid catatonicing, bird confusing, glass headbutting creepfest at 9pm on 5* Friday 24th.

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP

Besotted with his neighbour, lucid dreamer's surreal imagination spills into his waking life- #MichelGondry's at 11:30pm on BBC2 Friday 24th.

PLANET TERROR

Testicle hoarding, puss smearing, legless machine gunning sexy grind house gore revelling Texan zombie perfection at 00:30am on The Horror Channel Friday 24th.