The 15 best films to watch on UK TV today: Sunday, 31 January, 2021

Ben Dadds
·3-min read
Bumblebee, Skyfall, The Homesman.
Bumblebee, Skyfall, The Homesman.

As January mercifully comes to an end so does my run of movie tips, I hope you have enjoyed them. So for the last time...

Choose from Mads Mikkelsen as you’ve never seen him before, existential horror (for kids) and fierce, smoldering synthwave scored exhilaration as TopFilmTip brings you their final pick of the best film on TV for Sunday, 31 January, 2021.

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Bullied boy and outcast girl find amity as they dream up an imaginary world in bittersweet tear-jerking wonder Bridge to Terabithia 2:15pm Sony Movies

Aural abuse of aliens and selenium enema administration when freaky foreign fungus forms fiendish fauna in madcap comedy Evolution 2:30pm Channel 4

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Elderly home-invaders discover fountain of youth in neighbouring alien’s Floridian pool in Ron Howard’s sExtra Terrestrial characterful curio Cocoon 2:45pm Film 4

American actors Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn and Don Ameche acting in a greenhouse in the film Cocoon. 1985 (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images)
Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn and Don Ameche in the film Cocoon. 1985 (Mondadori via Getty Images)

Motherless child faces crushing despair of infinite nothingness in morose metafantastic existential horror The Neverending Story 3:05pm BBC One

Boer war veteran faces clash between his duty and conscience after capturing accused and innocent Maori man in grizzled Kiw-estern Tracker 4:10pm Sony Movies

Mechanical misfit and mechanical misfit find friendship between backdrop and subplot of 80s alt-rock and invading robots: Gloriously fun characterful adventure Bumblebee 4:30pm Channel 4

Date-phobic ex-villain finds ginger love while exposing Macho Mexican and saving mutated minions in fart gunning fun Despicable Me 2 6:05pm ITV2

Bond hits rock bottom, chats up bad guy, feeds henchman to reptile, goes old school, tries aqua Ju Jitsu and returns to form Skyfall 8:00pm ITV2

Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in <i>Skyfall</i>. (Sony Pictures)
Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in Skyfall. (Sony Pictures)

An exorcism con artist gets in over his head in Peter Jackson's charismatic comedy The Frighteners 9:00pm Horror Channel

Deity doubting Prince Of Egypt leads his enslaved people to freedom in Ridley Scott's lavish, sprawling epic Exodus: Gods and Kings 11:05pm Channel 4

When his niece is kidnapped, Morgan Freeman uses his dulcet tones to seek serial lady abductor in Alex Cross film Kiss the Girls 11:05pm Film 4

Across bleak and barren old west, compassionate spinster and wayward drifter convey mentally ill women to convalescence The Homesman 12:25am BBC Two

Stoic, sociopathic, scorpionesque stuntman lets his heels and wheels do the talking in romantic, skull crushing, synthwave scored neon-noir Drive 1:05am Sony Movies

After Mafioso’s son is kidnapped, infatuated girl’s obsession with him drives her to cusp of madness. Longing, lyrical, lucid dream meets true tale Sicilian Ghost Story 1:20am Film 4

Sanatorium habituating misfit brothers seek dead father's answers in Mads Mikkelsen starring poultry pummeling uniquely odd eccentric comedy Men & Chicken 2:35am Channel 4

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