Top Film Tip's Best Movies On TV This Week

Ever find that there are hundreds of TV channels you never watch and reams of films you've never seen? Well here's a handy film guide for the week ahead...
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Ever find that there are hundreds of TV channels you never watch and reams of films you've never seen? Well here's a handy film guide for the week ahead...

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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from exhumed grief to surreal mental departures, from treasure hunting foul mouthed teens to coming of age perfection and finishing up with a healthy does of Japanese ultra violence in this weeks Top 5 films on TV.

Saturday 23rd

The copycat murder of a child opens up old wounds for police and victims alike in the breathtakingly beautiful yet solemn drama THESILENCE at 9pm on BBC4.

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An agoraphobic shut-in loses himself in a surreal cerebral holiday in Paul King's eccentric comedy of toxic friends and failed fun. BUNNY AND THE BULL at the unholy hour of 01:50am on Film4

Sunday 24th

A Teenage gang brave operatic gangsters and subterranean booby-traps to find lost pirate treasure in top "hey you guys-ing" 1980s kids adventure THE GOONIES t 5:40pm on Channel5.

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Tuesday 26th

There's a run of Studio Ghibli films on Film4 this week, but if you only get to see one of their breathtaking films, make it this one and prepare to be truly astonished.

A young girl faces her fears and gradually becomes self reliant in Studio Ghibli’s indescribably beautiful, inspiring and immersive coming of age master-work SPIRITED AWAY 6:30pm Film4.

Friday 29th

42 Teenagers are sent to an island to murder each other in a last man standing game of death. Takeshi Kitano's head exploding, stabby, gun-tastic Japanese cult classic BATTLE ROYALE airs at 00:55am on Film4.

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