Top Film Tip's Best Free Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from old school classics The Godfather part 1 & 2 to lesser known wonders The Kings Of Summer and Super in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on New Year's TV.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from old school classics The Godfather part 1 & 2 to lesser known wonders The Kings Of Summer and Super in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best free films on New Year's TV.

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HUGO

Two children uncover family secrets & solve automaton puzzles in Martin Scorsese’s wondrously beautiful love letter to cinema at 4:50pm on Film4 Saturday 27th.

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III

Crazy kid emulates Eastwood while mad scientist runs riot in old west, steals train & woman’s heart at 2:30pm on ITV1 Saturday 27th.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

Whiny nasal Viking teen loner befriends wounded winged reptile & learns heretical truth in exhilarating fun at 3:10pm on BBC1 Saturday 27th.

THE HUNGER GAMES

Humiliated by compulsory waxing, teen archer vents her hormonal frustrations via child murder & insect abuse at 9pm on Film4 Saturday 27th.

SNEAKERS

Professional hackers are railroaded into stealing a mathematical McGuffin in utterly engrossing, prophetic heist-athon at 01:25am on ITV4 Saturday 27th.

SUPER

Vigilante burns man alive, busts skulls with wrench while gushy Ellen Page rapes hero & explodes henchmen in James "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Gunn's emotional comedy-drama at 01:55am on Film4 Saturday 27th.

CORALINE

Despondent tween girl discovers a seemingly wonderful parallel world in freaky button eyed coming of animated age tale at 11am on Film4 Sunday 28th.

ET THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL

Abandoned alien brain-bonds to preteen protagonist & flees CIA key-carrier in emotional BMX flying classic at 3:20pm on ITV1 Sunday 28th.

JOHN CARTER

Telegraphed to Mars, Virginian wreaks jumpy havoc on six-limbed aliens & power hungry humanoids alike in unfairly maligned spectacular scifi fun at 6pm on BBC2 Sunday 28th.

LAWLESS

Unbreakable hillbilly moonshiners stand up to cruel corrupt cop in Nick Cave's knuckle dusting, throat cutting true story at 11:05pm on Film4 Sunday 28th.

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Birth of the CIA is explored over a lifetime in LSD dosing, family fracturing, dark De Niro directed delicacy at 9pm on BBC4 Sunday 28th.

FRIGHT NIGHT

Suspecting neighbour is vicious vampire, teenager wields water, wood & crucifixes against him in gooey, so-cool, fun at 00:50am on MovieMix Sunday 28th.

CHINATOWN

Jack Nicholson follows his detective instincts into murky world of water fraud in nose knifing, smart snooping LA noir at 01:20am on Film4 Sunday 28th.

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

Densely layered, dark & deeply developed truly masterful noir thriller of crime, corruption & failed ideals at 11:55pm on ITV4 Sunday 28th.

ESCAPE TO VICTORY

Stirring score & cinematography as Sly Stallone, Michael Caine & Pele team up for career interrupting sports gem at 14:40pm on More4 Monday 29th.

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Malicious madman manipulates miniature minority into making drugs for malcontent misfits at 1pm on 5* Monday 29th.

THE STATION AGENT

Ostracised Solitude seeker Peter Dinklage is befriended by grieving woman & overfriendly Cuban in understated gem at 11:20pm on Film4 Monday 29th.

RAGING BULL

Weight gaining boxer destroys himself & those he loves in pride driven downward spiral of jealousy & underage sex at 11:05pm on TCM Monday 29th.

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

Desert drifter Clint Eastwood plays rival gangs off each other & gives harsh hand-gunning tutorial- corpse kidnapping classic at 9pm on 5USA Monday 29th.

RESERVOIR DOGS

Prosaic penis exposition, tall toilet tales & consequence of violence frame Quentin Tarantino's elegant, eloquent neo-noir perfection at 11:50pm on Channel5 Monday 29th.

THE DEPARTED

Cop goes undercover & criminal becomes a mole in Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning remake of Asian crime drama Infernal Affairs at 9pm More4 Monday 29th.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

Lights in the sky, melodic mystery & mashed potato mountains herald the arrival of aliens in epic and influential SciFi at 1:35pm on Channel5 Tuesday 30th.

TOP GUN

Mini Maverick loses that lovin feeling, spends inordinate time in pants, gets the guy, hits the breaks & flies right by at 9pm on Film4 Tuesday 30th.

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE

Scorned psychotic woman breastfeeds & bullies her way to vengeance in bunny boiling thriller at 1am on BBC1 Tuesday 30th.

THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE

Shane Meadows documents reformation of iconic northern indie legends in narrative free observational documentary at 01:50am on Film4 Tuesday 30th.

FANTASTIC MR FOX

Poultry heisting Vulpes vulpes causes cluster cuss in Wes Anderson's wonderfully wry, delightfully kitsch comedy at 4:20pm on Film4 New Year's Eve.

THE HELP

Emma Stone's ire at treatment of black maids precipitates literary exposure of segregation- emotive poo-pie eating drama at 8:30pm on BBC2 New Year's Eve.

3:10 TO YUMA

Mutual respect grows between an unlikely pair as a rancher ferries a criminal to a prison pick up point in top western at 9pm on 5USA New Year's Eve.

SIN CITY

Machine gunning hookers, putrid paedophiles & hatchet hacking vengeance in Frank Miller's ultra violent noir masterwork at 11:30pm on Watch New Year's Eve.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

Hipster must defeat his Crush's 7 evil exes in vegan-policing, coin-collecting, SexBobOmb-ing marvel at 01:25am on Film4 New Year's Eve.

GALAXY QUEST

Burnt out lacklustre hacks discover they are more than fan fodder in wry, genre nodding, sexy SciFi comedy perfection at 2:50pm on BBC2 New Year's Day.

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

Fleeing their fans, personal pronoun song singers enjoy day of comedy shenanigans before performing epic concert at 09:50am on BBC2 New Year's Day.

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN.

Intrepid, inquisitive reporter & his loyal Scottie aid alcoholic mariner in photorealistic crane jousting KO-fest at 4:25pm on BBC1 New Year's Day.

THE GODFATHER

A good man descends into iniquity as he rises to power in the most iconic & layered character arc ever put to film at 00:35am on Channel4 New Year's Day.

MAN ON FIRE

Unlikely father figure Denzel Washington finger chops & bum bombs his way to justice in Tony Scott's stylish revenger at 11:25pm on Film4 New Year's Day.

THIS IS SPINAL TAP

Death prone drummers & amps up to eleven as England’s loudest band spray masturbatory music at metal fans at 00:15am on ITV4 New Year's Day.

THE DARK KNIGHT

Gravel voiced metacarpi puncher faces off antithetical pencil disappearing anarchist clown in Heath Ledger's iconic final film at 9pm on ITV1 New Year's Day.

UP

Bereaved curmudgeon & over enthusiastic Boy Scout fly house & explore jungle- squirrel shouting, heartfelt affecting adventure at 4:30pm on BBC1 Friday 2nd.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Jailed for his revolutionary recipes, maverick chef must mastermind his escape- delicious prison breaker at 9pm on TCM Friday 2nd.

THE KINGS OF SUMMER

Three teenage boys build woodland home & runaway to seek masculine independence in contemplative coming-of-age-comedy at 11:45pm on Film4 Friday 2nd.

THE GODFATHER PART 2

Revenge & revolution, politics & power as parallel narratives chart the rise of father & son in cinematic epic at 00:10am on Channel4 Friday 2nd.