Top Film Tip's Best Films On TV This Week

This week we take you on a cinematic journey from Hitchcockian suspense to existential comedy.
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London peeps, we will be showing THE BIG LEBOWSKI for free at The Boogaloo in Highgate on Monday the 30th September. If you like White Russians, drinking games and prizes be sure to abide.

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Saturday 31st

Epic set design, riveting plot, extraordinary direction and a murderous neighbour in Alfred Hitchcock’s stunning thriller REAR WINDOW at 1:30pm on More4


A girl cursed with an old woman’s body seeks a magical remedy for her ills from a feisty fire demon in a vain magician's ambulatory house in HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE at 4:30pm on Film4.


After saving a thief's life, man's wife is held as collateral to force him to free the criminal from hospital in CGI-free French taut thriller POINT BLANK at 9pm on BBC4.


Parallel plots chart lives mired in doomed romance, dimwitted debtors and malcontented mobsters when multifaceted drama FEDERAL HILL airs at 00:35am on BBC2.

Sunday 1st

A profiler must track a serial killer using the advice of one Hannibal Lector in Michael Mann’s chromatically emotive MANHUNTER at 10:40pm on ITV4.


Two freedom fighting brothers must weigh their loyalty against their principals after a truce leads to civil war in award winning drama THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY at 01:05am on Film4.

Tuesday 3rd

One of these statements is false- An aspiring gangster rushes to the yayo, pushes it to the limit & lives happily ever after. Find out which when SCARFACE plays at 10pm on ITV4.

Wednesday 3rd

The world's greatest directors share their thoughts regarding the science, art and changing consequences of digital Vs photochemical filming in SIDE BY SIDE at 01:25am on Film4.

Thursday 4th

A man's life falls apart after consulting existential detectives in idiosyncratic, innovative and inspired comedy I HEART HUCKABEES at 9pm on MovieMix.


A superfly air hostess orchestrates intricate table turner on her murderous boss in Tarantino's underrated Rashemonic gem JACKIE BROWN at 11:10pm on Film4.

Friday 6th

A Texan photoshop faking onanist finds a feminist online for a blind New Year's date revealing the layered complexities of life in LA when rare indie treat IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS plays at 00:45am on BBC2.