The best films to watch on UK TV today: Saturday, 7 November

Ben Dadds
·4-min read
Legend, Silence, The French Connection.
Legend, Silence, The French Connection.

Choose from feel good pups, faith in the face of despair, and Lovecraftian horrors and more as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 7 November.

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Jack Frost, Easter Bunny, Sandman, Santa and the Tooth Fairy must stop evil plot to destroy childhood wonder in Rise of the Guardians 12:45pm Film 4

Top musical fun when sailors Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra take 24 hours leave in NYC and get more than they hoped for On the Town 2:40pm BBC Two

Multiple lives of a reincarnating pup trace the life lessons, loves and licks of cross section of society in feel good family fun A Dog's Purpose 2:45pm Film 4

Fiercely independent rebel gets arrested to free incarcerated friend in anarchic Kirk Douglas / Trumbo classic Lonely Are the Brave 4:00pm ITV4

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'. (Credit: Studiocanal)
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'. (Credit: Studiocanal)

Teen Doctor Who duo air guitar through history in time traveling phone box to realise wisdom is knowing they know nothing Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 4:25pm Sony Movies

Fearing abandonment, monstrous hotelier tries to instil seeds of terror in mixed-species grandson: family fun Hotel Transylvania 2 4:55pm ITV2

After 26 years trapped in boardgame, Robin Williams is freed by curious kids in carnivorous creature comedy adventure Jumanji 5:00pm Comedy Central

Kevin Costner makes Ashton Kutcher dripping wet, saves seamen and looks good in a wetsuit in marine rescue drama The Guardian 6:15pm Sony Movie

Due to lack of most basic text messaging to warn the public, a malicious monkey proceeds to liquefy American's internal organs Outbreak 6:25pm 5 Star

Balrog fights, possessed kings, talking trees and Thermopylaen battle in epic WW2 inspired fantasy The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 8:00pm Sky 1

Richard Burton on bench with man in a scene from the film 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold', 1965. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Richard Burton on bench with man in a scene from the film 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold', 1965. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

Caught in intricate plan to ruin Russian opposite, morally devoid Bastard faces nihilism of espionage The Spy Who Came in From the Cold 8:05pm Talking Pictures

A stellar cast bring battle of Stalingrad into harsh relief in totally immersive epic historical action drama Enemy at the Gates 9:00pm Sony Movies

Kitten saving, tentacled deity smashing, horn shaving lovelorn demon leads team of supernatural feds in war on rasputin Hellboy 9:00pm Comedy Central

Harrison Ford mumbles, Michelle Pfeiffer smoulders and Robert Zemeckis delivers in chilly horror creepfest What Lies Beneath 9:00pm 5 Star

Arnie obsessed kid escapes into filmic reality unleashing evil of Charles Dance upon world he left behind in prophetically meta, under-appreciated gem Last Action Hero 9:00pm Film 4

Amid communism’s fall, icy MI6 agent tears through East and West Berlin seeking spy-list in exquisitely brutal neon joy Atomic Blonde 9:10pm Channel 4

American actor Gene Hackman (foreground), as Detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle, stands in the street by an overpass in front of a group of policemen and holds a gun in his hands in a still from the film 'The French Connection,' directed by William Friedkin, 1971. In the background is actor Roy Scheider (first from left) as Detective Buddy 'Cloudy' Russo and policeman and actor Eddie Egan (1930 - 1995) (fifth from left) as Walt Simonson. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Hulton Archive/Courtesy of Getty Images)
Gene Hackman (foreground), as Detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle in a still from the film 'The French Connection,' directed by William Friedkin, 1971. (20th Century Fox/Hulton Archive/Courtesy of Getty Images)

Heavy handed narc Gene Hackman tracks drug dealers in train chasing, Poughkeepsie foot picking, SOB-ing gem The French Connection 10:10pm Sony Movies Action

Icy CIA spy holiday spirals into high rise chases, nuclear cases and punching mustached faces in ladder/broom/stilt/shark fighting double exploding helicopter action Jackie Chan's First Strike 11:15pm Paramount Network

After priests' padre is rumoured to have apostatised, Jesuit travels to Japan to seek truth and minister to persecuted peasants thus mirroring life of his deity in Scorsese’s Silence 11:20pm BBC Two

Liam Neeson: Martin Scorsese didn't take a salary for Silence (exclusive)
Liam Neeson in Silence. (Paramount/Studiocanal)

Grieving widower makes contact with supernatural psychic, nuisance-calling disaster predictor in creepfest The Mothman Prophecies 11:40pm 5 Star

Hospital besieged patients and medics endure tentacled transcendental onslaught in visceral vicious loveletter to Lovecraft The Void 12:50am Horror Channel

Innocent callow natural beauty is consumed by rapacious jealousy of LA’s modelling culture in Hypnotic phantasmagoria The Neon Demon 1:30am Film 4

Perpetual squatter Tom Cruise rescues innocent warbling princess from unicorn hunting goblins and Satan in hyperbolic fantasy Legend 2:40am Horror Channel

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