Top Film Tip's Best Films Of This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from exquisite fantasy to flawless Coen Brothers comedy in @TopFilmTip's best films on TV.
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This week we take you on a cinematic journey from exquisite fantasy to flawless Coen Brothers comedy in @TopFilmTip's best films on TV.

And if you can't face ITV4's over generous ad-breaks, we will be showing The Big Lebowski for free at The Boogaloo in Highgate on Monday 30th September.

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Saturday 14th

Dreamlike Labyrinthine adventure when a girl runs away from the circus and discovers an ethereal world in Neil Gaiman’s MIRROR MASK at 11am on Film4.

Sunday 15th

Uncouth atheist alien and anglo-nerd duo flee MIBs and rednecks in geek-nodding, profanity blurting, road-tripping love letter to SciFi PAUL at 9pm on Channel 4.


A mother's agony and her refusal to accept the wrong child is her missing son causes police to abuse power in terrifying drama CHANGELING at 9pm on ITV3.


Helium harvesting Sam Rockwell discovers a doppleganging secret in exceptional high concept identity questioning space dancing SciFi MOON at 10:45pm on BBC2.


David Cronenberg explores the unexpected effects of violence on a family when a midwestern man is mistaken for a mobster in stunning drama A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE at 10:55pm on Film4.

Tuesday 17th

Bitter sweet drama as two brother's plots for quick riches don’t go to plan. Jack Nicholson stars in THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS at 1:10am on Film4.

Wednesday 18th

Deliberately juxtaposing Scarface, Brian De Palma and Al Pacino reunite in a tragic tale of gangsterism and failed dreams as an ex con is dragged into a life he left behind when CARLITO’S WAY plays at 11:20pm on ITV4.

Thursday 19th

A small time hood must decide to get on the gangster career ladder or live a quiet life in Martin Scorsese’s mythos founding film MEAN STREETS at 10pm on BBC2.


After abandoning his family to go native, Tommy Lee Jones returns to help Cate Blanchett save her daughter from forced prostitution in dark western THE MISSING at 9pm on TCM.


An L.A. burn out’s world fills up with nihilists, porn tycoons, delinquent kids, pederast bowlers & verbose eccentrics in the greatest film ever made THE BIG LEBOWSKI t 11:30pm on ITV4.

Friday 20th

Al Pacino stars when lifetime of humiliation leads ostracised man to exact revenge in lavish, powerhouse production THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at 00:10am on BBC2.


Greater than sum of it’s parts, pastiche plot creates vision of immigrants in America- assumption challenging drama CROSSING OVER at 00:15am on Channel4.