Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from Scarlett Johanssen's naked alien horror to the fantastical Wu Xia answer to Sherlock Holmes 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 Scarlett Johanssen's naked alien horror to the fantastical Wu Xia answer to Sherlock Holmes in @TopFilmTip's pick of the very best films on TV.
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DIRTY HARRY

Undermined by liberal lawyers, suicider punching magnum massacring Machiavellian destroys sociopathic ransom-murderer at 10:40pm on TCM Thursday 24th.

TWELVE MONKEYS

Repeatedly scrubbed time tumbler seeks apocalypse averting insight in Terry Gilliam's cyclical Cassandra complex at 11pm on SyFy Thursday 24th.

INVICTUS

Nelson Mandela charges rugger captain MATT DAMON! to unite divided South Africans in rugbyictorious glory in Clint Eastwood's true story drama at 8pm on ITV4 Friday 25th.

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

FO-game-player single handedly saves boxing president from monument circumcising Koreans in ballistic thrillerat 9pm on 5* Friday 25th.

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Wife murdering money launderer convinces gullible prisoners of his innocence in IMDB's highest rated film at 9pm on ITV2 Friday 25th.

BLOW

Perpetually pleasant pot purveyor graduates crime school to become cocaine king in 10 grams a day charismatic true story at 10:55pm on TCM Friday 25th.

SOURCE CODE

Reality skipping military man Jake Gyllenhaal relives final minutes of stranger’s life in Duncan Jone’s train bombing brain twister at 11:25pm on Film4 Friday 25th.

FIRST BLOOD

Knife wielding pacifist has PTSD meltdown after pushy police try to shave him in forest dwelling, Boobytrapping shooter at 11:45pm on ITV4 Friday 25th.

BLACK HAWK DOWN

Elite soldier squad battle warlord's faceless militia in Ridley Scott's unrelenting blood & bullet bathed true story at 9pm on Film4 Saturday 26th.

THE DEAD

Wanderer aids soldier's search for son amid African zombie apocalypse in machete wielding blood-soaked contemplative horror at 9pm on The Horror Channel Saturday 26th.

BIG BULLET

Demoted fiery tempered cop joins miscreant police squad in unrelenting, frenetic Hong Kong car-chasing-exploderific-gun-athon fun at 11:20pm on TCM Saturday 26th.

MYSTERY ROAD

Indigenous Australian detective uncovers cop-conspiracy in impoverished outback in this arid slow burning neo-western marvel at 00:05am on BBC1 Saturday 26th.

CLERKS

Gen-X slacker learns to quit looking backwards & appreciate his GF in Kevin Smith's deftly dialogued, outstanding comedy at 01:40am on Film4 Saturday 26th.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Loyalty & self preservation clash as orphaned teen moves in with criminal cousins in heavy hitting Aussie gangster treatat 01:55am on Channel4 Saturday 26th.

UNCLE BUCK

Top comedy as John Candy’s hatchet burying, dog overfeeding, irresponsible bachelor looks after his brothers kids at 7pm on ITV2 Sunday 27th.

STAR TREK

Emotional cripple & compulsive fight-o-holic lead team of sexy experts against tattooed genocider in top lens flaring fun at 8pm on E4 Sunday 27th.

ILO ILO

Family tensions & maternal jealousy heighten as new maid & wayward son form a firm fun bond in sincere, authentic character study at 10:30pm on BBC4 Sunday 27th.

PLANET TERROR

Testicle hoarding, puss smearing, legless machine gunning sexy grind house gore revelling Texan zombie perfection at 10:45pm on The Horror Channel Sunday 27th.

YOUTH IN REVOLT

Teenager creates suave alter ego to woo daughter of religious family. Ruins property, lives, prospects in process 11:10pm on BBC2 Sunday 27th.

RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II

Betrayed by bureaucrat, muddy, stabby, trigger happy, knife wielding snake-grabber re-wins Vietnam war RAMBO FIRST BLOOD PART II 11:40pm on ITV4 SUNDAY 27th.

HIGH NOON

Forsaken by friends as killers approach, a lawman must fight for his life- revolutionary real-time McCarthyism allegory at 1:10pm on Film4 Monday 28th.

MANIAC

Would Elijah Wood become creepy, scalping obsessed, mannequin collecting, psychopathic serial killer? Elijah Wood Would at 11:45pm on Film4 Monday 28th.

SERENITY

Pursued by sword wielding believer, space cowboys discover conspiracy to cancel Firefly two years too late in Joss Whedon's wonderous fan favourite at 11:25pm on Film4 Tueasday 29th.

RED HILL

Small town rookie faces looming vengeance of returning killer & conspiracy of hate in outstanding Aussie western wonder at 01:40am on Film4 Tuesday 29th.

SAVAGES

Weed harvesting disparate duo must make hard choices when their shared Girl Friend is kidnapped by decapitating-football cartel at 11:10pm on Film4 Wednesday 30th.

HELI

Working-poor family endure the malicious brutality of untouchable drug cartel in breathtaking, powerful, poignant drama gem at 01:45am on Film4 Wednesday 30th.

ZOMBIELAND

Rule writing geek, scheming sisters & Tallahasean Twinkie freak star in phenomenally fun post apocalyptic ZomRomComat 9pm on Film4 Thursday 1st.

8⅟₂

At a loss for new ideas, over worked film director retreats into world of fantasy & memory in search for muse & inspiration in Fellini's masterpiece at 9:30pm on Sky Arts 1 Thursday 1st.

UNDER THE SKIN

Alien succubus's duty to harvest Scottish men for viscera causes existential crisis in beautifully unnerving horror at 10:45pm on Film4 Thursday 1st.

THE DARK KNIGHT

Gravel voiced metacarpi puncher faces off antithetical pencil disappearing anarchist clown in Heath Ledger's most iconic film at 10:30pm on TCM Friday 2nd.

YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON

Wu Xia Sherlock Holmes solves monstrous mystery conspiracy in lavish, colourful forensic fighting fun at 10:50pm on Film4 Friday 2nd.

RE-ANIMATOR

Cat-corpse-flinging, morgue-brawling, skull-sawing, zombifing death-defying fun in 1980s H.P. Lovecraft inspired horror at 10:55pm on The Horror Channel Friday 2nd.

JOY DIVISION

Rare footage and insightful discussion frame exploration of dark & seminal musicians amid decay of 1970s Manchesterat Midnight on BBC4 Friday 2nd.