The best films on TV today: Saturday, 1 August

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Fast & Furious 7, Gone Girl, Brawl On Cell Block 99.
Fast & Furious 7, Gone Girl, Brawl On Cell Block 99.

Choose from Scottish musicals, ultra violent prison dramas, epic action adventures and more as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 1 August.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Infanticidal tweens spoil holiday camp and save uncle from serial killer wife in moustachioed baby creepy comedy Addams Family Values 12:45pm 5 Star

Feeling they Should Have Been Loved soldiers walk 500 Miles to Edinburgh to find a Misty Blue Sky Takes The Soul in The Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith 12:50pm Film4

Sky-scraping partiers and residents face death at every turn when a health and safety mishap leads to a disastrous The Towering Inferno 2:05pm ITV4

Circus escapee / fake flying Rooster paper-tigers his way into hearts of desperate Chicks in Aardman animated fun Chicken Run 4:50pm ITV2

Woody Strode (1914-1994), US actor, Kirk Douglas, US actor, and in the background on the balcony, Laurence Olivier (1907-1989), British actor, John Gavin, US actor, and Nina Foch (1924-2008), Dutch actress, in a publicity still issued for the film, 'Spartacus', 1960. The historical drama, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), starred Strode as 'Draba', Douglas as 'Spartacus', Olivier as 'Crassus', Gavin as 'Julius Caesar', and Foch as 'Helena Glabrus'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
A publicity still issued for the film, 'Spartacus', 1960. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Rebellious slave leads gladiator army against tyranny in Kubrick's sex soaked, flame rolling anti McCarthy allegory Spartacus 5:15pm ITV4

Heath Ledger pretends to be noble, jousts it all up and woos girl in intentionally anachronistic sports adventure A Knight's Tale 5:20pm 5 Star

Raptor-daddy and high-heels-sprinter save haircut-brothers from psycho-killer-mutantosaurus in monster chomping fun Jurassic World 6:35pm ITV2

Kidnapped ex-rancher must turn the tables on ruthless ransom demanding newlywed captors in top taut and tense thriller The Tall T 7:20pm Sony Movies Action

A quiet kid falls for prepubescent vampire in brutal and bloody tale of preteen sexual awakening in English Language horror remake Let Me In 9:00pm Horror Channel

The Friends Of Eddie Coyle, poster, US poster art, center: Robert Mitchum, right from center: Peter Boyle, 1973. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
The Friends Of Eddie Coyle, poster, US poster art, center: Robert Mitchum, right from center: Peter Boyle, 1973. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Sprawling talky intricacies of 1970s Boston underworld intertwine in mesh of bank jobs, snitches and murder The Friends of Eddie Coyle 9:00pm Talking Pictures

Killer Saoirse Ronan murders fake Cate, befriends bickering bohemians and enjoys abandoned Cold War amusement park Hanna 8:00pm Sony Movies

Nick named gangsters, punch-ups, milky mayhem, sword stabbing, dubious deals, dodgy diamonds and a squeaky dog Snatch 9:00pm Paramount Network

Car crime crew globetrot for mcguffin in motors and mammaries-montaging, Lykan Hypercar-flying, utter vehicular lunacy Fast & Furious 7 9:00pm ITV2

Obnoxious immature college girl must solve her repeated murder: character arcing gleeful groundhogging mystery fun Happy Death Day 9:00pm Film4

David Fincher de/re-constructs gender power dynamics as seemingly perfect marriage falls apart under savage media's eye Gone Girl 9:00pm Channel 4

Wagner-blaring, safe-surfing, insanity-assassinating, dope-smoking, puppy-losing, cow-chopping Vietnam perfection Apocalypse Now 9:30pm BBC Two

Detective begins back scratching affair with fanny flashing femme fatale in ice-pick perforating killer thriller Basic Instinct 10:00pm 5 Star

Intravenous venom abusing death distributer and pet hyena outsmart and butcher mercs and aliens alike in delightfully dark sci-fi Riddick 10:55pm Film4

Blackmailed laconic convict brutally breaks bodies of prisoners and guards in face peeling, thoughtful rampage Brawl in Cell Block 99 00:55am Channel 4

Escalation, explosions, blood and broigus as regular people fall into vengeance’s trap in gripping dark-humoured anthology Wild Tales 1:15am Film 4

Newlyweds splinter into suspicion and secrecy as Rose Leslie sleepwalks towards enigmatic psychosis: character led curio Honeymoon 2:45am Horror Channel

Moral complications of recognition and respect for emerging artificial intelligence, creativity & life explored in gay marriage metaphor Isaac Asimov’s Bicentennial Man 3:15am Sony Movies

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