Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from the infinite, if quivering, love of a mother via lumpy chunky shoot 'em ups to the formative years of an Iranian rebel in our pick of the best free films on TV.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from the infinite, if quivering, love of a mother via lumpy chunky shoot 'em ups to the formative years of an Iranian rebel in our pick of the best free films on TV.

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JOE KIDD

Hired by a wealthy landowner to quell a Mexican uprising, brooding badass Clint Eastwood switches sides in Elmore Leonard's rowdy gem at 4:15pm on Channel5 Saturday 29th.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

A mother's reluctant love for a malevolent son implodes after his ultimate act of hateful admiration for her when Tilda Swinton stars in this abrasive, thought provoking drama at 10:30pm on BBC2 Saturday 29th.

BATTLE ROYALE

42 teenagers sent to an island to murder each other in a last man standing game of death find horrifc ways to survive each other's violence in Takeshi Kitano's epic social commentary at 01:20am on Film4 Sunday 30th.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Morose widower travels to a remote marsh house & encounters an infanticidal ghost in Gothic, fog bound British chiller at 9pm on Channel4 Sunday 30th.

ON THE WATERFRONT

Marlon Brando must choose to stay shtum or blow the whistle after witnessing a murder by Union-mobsters in edgy classic at 10:45am on TCM Monday 31st.

PERSEPOLIS

An Iron Maiden addicted Iranian rebel resists repression, battles depression & finds Herself in this spellbinding, Jasmin flowered marvel at 2:20am on Film4 Monday 30th.

RAMBO

Quick drawing snake hunter rescues missionaries from mortar slaughtering paedo led Burmese militia in lumpy chunky body blasting fun at 10pm on 5USA Tuesday 1st.

SKIN

A black girl born to white Afrikaans suffers through apartheid, familial rejection & state racism by remaining true to herself at 11:35pm on BBC1 Tuesday 1st.

I AM BREATHING

A young British father facing Motor Neuron Disease documents his life for the son who won't remember him in this poignant, heartbreaking documentary at 02:25am on Film4 Wednesday 2nd.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

Heavy handed narcs Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider track heroin dealers in Santa impersonating, el-train chasing, Poughkeepsie foot picking, S.O.B.-ing gem at 00:35am on Film4 Thursday 3rd.

THE BLUES BROTHERS

Adult orphans crash cars, fear nuns, eat toast / chicken, sing a song for charity & somehow save the day in momentously fun classic comedy at 11:05pm on ITV4 Friday 4th.

MICHAEL CLAYTON

A corporate fixer finds his moral compass swayed when spinning a billion dollar legal wrangling in allegorical horse watching drama at 11:05pm on BBC2 Friday 4th.