The best films to watch on UK TV today: Saturday, 22 August

Ben Dadds
·3-min read
Inglourious Basterds, Gravity, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Inglourious Basterds, Gravity, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

There are more great films on telly today than you can shake a warehouse of popcorn at as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 22 August.

Highlight include Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning VFX wonder Gravity, Quentin Tarantino’s WW2 revenge flick Inglourious Basterds, and Marvel’s unfairly maligned Avengers adventure Age of Ultron.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Unwilling to compromise, duty bound sheriff hunts murderers to morally grey ground of obsession in deconstructionist western Lawman 2:05pm ITV4

In inescapable orbit of facially disfigured boy, friends and family find their lives and hearts uplifted as he self-actualises in the deeply affecting and masterfully emotive Wonder 2:20pm Film4

Leonardo DiCaprio with his mouth covered next to Gabriel Byrne in a scene from the film 'The Man In The Iron Mask', 1998. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images)
Leonardo DiCaprio with his mouth covered next to Gabriel Byrne in a scene from the film 'The Man In The Iron Mask', 1998. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images)

Three musketeers plot vengeance upon wicked king Leonardo DiCaprio with help of secret twin in sword stabby fun The Man in the Iron Mask 3:50pm 5 Star

Wine collecting doctor heads up hunt for web of Venezuelan death spiders in splattery small town fun Arachnophobia 4:00pm Sony Movies

Medal seeking ham-fisted bad-good-guy finds freakish friendship and existential fulfilment in sugar rushing retro fun Wreck-It Ralph 4:30pm BBC One

Freudian knife games and rugged romance in stereotyping guilty pleasure and canned veg throwing 1980s fish out of water fun Crocodile Dundee 4:45pm Film4

Time-slipped boy awakens years after disappearing to inventive engaging alien adventure in mercurial mystery Flight of the Navigator 5:00pm SyFy

Young widow, stalked by her dead and overbearing Irish husband, capitulates to his morbid demands in charming romcom P.S. I Love You 6:25pm 5 Star

Wonderfully incongruous mix of gangsters, outback survival and kangaroos with guns in criminal killing, fish out of water flipped guilty pleasure Crocodile Dundee II 6:40pm Film4

Vietnam vets and sly scientists explore hidden land of MUTO monsters and mega mammals in helicopter hurticane heaven Kong: Skull Island 8:00pm ITV2

Bereaved astronaut finds fortitude and resilience in cosmic catastrophe during soul-stirring, awe inspiring, white knuckle ride Gravity 8:35pm BBC One

Drug lord drowning boss killer Jason Statham trains orphan-man in art of autoerotic asphyxiation assassination The Mechanic 9:00pm

Young L.A. man struggles to escape suppressive cycle of violence permeating his world in meticulous social study Boyz N the Hood 9:00pm Sony Movies

After discovering her husband's adultery, privileged and pompous older lady moves in with council estate sister in hot-stepping character led rom-com Finding Your Feet 9:00pm Film4

Friended by unicorn loving jort wearing jolly giant, school-peaker is thrown into banana fighting conspiracy Central Intelligence 9:00pm E4

Rogues’ gallery of bitter badasses slaughter bloodless bad-guys for helpless homesteaders: bullet bathed fun The Magnificent Seven (2016) 9:00pm ITV4

Maze escapees flee nefarious little finger across crank-infested apocalyptic desert in frenetic, unrelenting YA sci-fi Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 11:15pm Channel 4

Wily bounty hunter outsmarts FBI, mobsters and rivals to deliver affable money launder in characterful, flawless odd-couple fun Midnight Run 11:15pm Film4

Sceptre seeking saviours inadvertently unleash apocalyptic AI android in sad-hulking language minding Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron 11:20pm BBC One

Tarantino uses Cinema as weapon of death and vengeance in ultra eloquent and super stylish WW2 killer thriller Inglourious Basterds 11:40pm ITV4

Pro-life senator, stabby security man and triaging baddass survive night of blood and bullets in gun-law allegory The Purge: Election Year 1:50am Film 4

Everything new on streaming in September:

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