Top Film Tips' Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from the brutality of Martin Scorsese's debut film to the finesse of Jon Favreau's writing and acting debut in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best damn films on free TV.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from the brutality of Martin Scorsese's debut film to the finesse of Jon Favreau's writing and acting debut in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best damn films on free TV.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

Explosions, chases & teenage crushes as a geek Viking learns the unlikely secrets of dragon taming in outstanding fire breathing fantasy at 5:10pm on BBC1 Saturday 31st.

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

School skipping teens realise that "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop & look around once in a while, you could miss it." at 9pm on E4 Saturday 31st.

MEAN STREETS

A small time hoodlum must decide to get on the gangster career ladder or live a quiet life in Martin Scorsese’s "mook" spawning debut at 00:35am on BBC2 Saturday 31st.

CHOKE

Messianic mystery, suicidal fraud & sex addiction as Sam Rockwell seeks belonging in Chuck Palahniuk’s abrasive comedy drama at 01:50am on Film4.

TWISTER

Philip Seymour Hoffman & his eccentric friends chase cattle bemusing, father murdering tornadoes in meteorological fun at 11:35am on ITV2 Sunday 1st.

RETURN OF THE JEDI

Aryan master race lead army of ethnic underlings & musical koalas against religious zealot with Freudian issues at 7:25pm on ITV2 Sunday 1st.

ENEMY MINE

Marooned on baron world, sworn nemeses learn to put aside their mutual malice & form an alliance of amity in character led SciFi at 9pm on Movie Mix Sunday 1st.

HIGH NOON

Forsaken by his friends as killers approach, a lawman must fight for his life in masterful, revolutionary real-time McCarthyism allegory at 3pm on Film4 Monday 2nd.

SWINGERS

Humour & heartache as Jon Favreau navigates promise & pitfalls of LAs singles scene in uncommonly excellent chap-flick and prodigal talent debut at 11:50pm on BBC1 Tuesday 3rd.

KICKBOXER

JCVD kicks drunk people, trees & foreigners whilst practicing box splits to avenge his brother in bare bummed mooner at 11pm on 5USA Tuesday 3rd.

THE KILLER INSIDE ME

Beneath seeming serenity a sadistic sociopath sheriff's brutal love affair devolves into horrific vengeance plot at 11pm on ITV4 Friday 6th

CAPE FEAR

A lawyer's family is stalked by a cheek-biting, unhinged monster of his own making in Martin Scorsese's queasy, nerve shredding gem at 10:35pm on ITV1 Friday 6th.