The best movies to watch on TV over Easter weekend

Interstellar, Bumblebee, Zodiac.

Easter weekend is here, so why not settle back on the sofa, crack open a giant chocolate egg and get stuck into some of these brilliant movies on subscription-free telly?

TopFilmTip has chosen the best films to set your clocks for over the extended bank holiday weekend.

Good Friday, 10 April

A neglected orphan begins marvellous adventure with enormous insect companions in Roald Dahl’s wondrous tale of friendship James And The Giant Peach 9am Sony Movie Channel

A young girl discovers Its A Hard Knock Life when she stays with a warmonger and seeks out her lost parents in classic musical Annie 1pm Gold Channel

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Alec Guinness decides to steal three million pounds in gold from his employer in top Ealing comedy classic The Lavender Hill Mob 3:30pm BBC2

James Cromwell with Babe in a scene from the film 'Babe', 1995. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)

Unlikely sheep-pig befriends animals, learns new shepherding skills, is inducted into secret society of friends and wins children’s hearts Babe 3:45pm Sky1

Booby trap-dodging, tomb-pillaging, swordsman-shooting, artefact-robbing, snake-burner achieves absolutely nothing in iconic adventure Raiders Of The Lost Ark 6:40pm BBC1

Apocalyptic lunatic and self-actualising fems fight fanatical clan convoy in unrelentingly insane explosive mayhem Mad Max: Fury Road 9pm ITV2

Tenacious journalist dedicates decades to discovering cryptic killer's identity in David Fincher’s obsessive, atmospheric thriller Zodiac 10pm Sony Movie Channel

CoE poet and cosmological genius forge unconventional love in face of MND, fame and temptation in flawless dramatic gem The Theory Of Everything 10:15pm ITV 1

Saturday, 11 April

One-eyed story telling musical origami magician seeks parent’s legacy in breathtaking myth & mystery fantasy Kubo And The Two Strings 11:35am Film4

Workaholic dad rediscovers childhood adventure and zeal in Steven Spielberg’s swashbuckling insult-battling pirate fighting fun Hook 2:05pm Dave

Marmalade munching ear-brushing self-taping furry catastrophe seeks London home in guffaw inducing immigration analogy Paddington 4pm Film4

Anything goes as relic robber condescends to child slaving death cult in bug-feasting, mine cart mayhem Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom 5:25pm BBC1

Vapid high school socialite's shidduching reveals her naïveté as Jane Austen's Emma gets a 1990s makeover in erudite comedy Clueless 5:30pm Comedy Central

LOS ANGELES - JULY 21: The movie "Clueless", written and directed by Amy Heckerling. Seen here from left, Stacey Dash (as Dionne Davenport), and Alicia Silverstone (as Cher Horowitz). Theyre using cell phones. Theatrical wide release, Friday, July 21, 1995. Screen capture. Paramount Pictures. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

With ambition exceeding ability, indomitable outsider soars ‘til his ability meets his ambition in endearing true story Eddie The Eagle 5:50pm Film4

Teen zombie film makers witness spectacular derailment and alien escape in exceptional, emotive 1980s feel, cubic mystery gem Super 8 5:50pm E4

A lowly Indian clerk forms unlikely friendship with jaded and lonely monarch prompting meaningful cultural exchange and envious resentment of her inner circle Victoria And Abdul 8:15pm BBC2

Amid famine, family's fractious and transcendent love faces relativity for survival of humanity in mesmerising wonder Interstellar 10pm Sony Movie Channel

Easter Sunday, 12 April

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket on the set of the fantasy film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', based on the book by Roald Dahl, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Malevolent madman manipulates miniature minority into making memes for malcontent misfits in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory 1:35pm ITV 1

After a friend is murdered Redford and Newman put a long con on the gangster responsible in outstanding crime caper classic The Sting 2:30pm ITV4

Fish farting ogre and friendless donkey free paradigm smashing princess and live ugly ever after in wry, droll meta-comedy Shrek 3pm ITV2

Paternally provoked penitent nazi schtooper/puncher fails to kill Hitler or recover holy grail in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade 3:35pm BBC1

Mechanical misfit and mechanical misfit find friendship between backdrop and subplot of 1980s alt-rock and invading robots in gloriously fun characterful adventure Bumblebee 4:45pm Channel 4

Shy, unappreciated & egotistical unknowns strive to achieve dream of stardom in uplifting anthropomorphic fun Sing 4:50pm ITV2

After 26 years trapped in board game, Robin Williams is freed by curious kids in carnivorous creature comedy adventure Jumanji 6:30pm Comedy Central

Widow seducing mouse threatener uncovers insidious global crime-spiracy in Sam Mendes' trepanning, breathless beauty Spectre 7pm ITV 1

Nic Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo cause criminal chaos on and off prison plane in human message dropping Michael Bey-hem Con Air 9pm 5Star

Exquisitely sharp humour, nuanced characters and accidental dog murdering as four criminals attempt to double cross each other in uniquely wonderful comedy A Fish Called Wanda 10:30pm BBC1

Replicant retiring replicant uncovers world-altering truth in identity questioning, ineffably breathtaking wonder Blade Runner 2049 10pm Sony Movie Channel

Easter Money, 13 April

Redheaded adventurer discovers world of wizardry precipitating magical mayhem in joyously jaw-dropping wonder Mary And The Witch’s Flower 10am Film4

Self-educated/reliant infant inflicts poetic punishment upon abusive adults in Roald Dahl’s magical marvellous merriment Matilda 10:20am Channel 5

David Lean’s classic PoW epic regarding duty, principles, morale and obsession The Bridge Over The River Kwai 2:20pm Channel 5

Clint Eastwood joins an operation to raid a nazi strong hold as plans within plans start to unravel Where Eagles Dare 4:50pm ITV4

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in 'Jurassic World'. (Credit: Universal)

Raptor-daddy and high-heels-sprinter save haircut-brothers from psycho-killer-mutantosaurus in monster chomping fun Jurassic World 5:35pm ITV2

Delinquent becomes bespoke suited gadgeting gentleman spy in sword-legged viscerally violent riotous fun Kingsman: The Secret Service 8pm Channel 4

Lude loaded, dwarf tossing, debauched stock market fraudster attains unimaginable heights of wild excess in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street 9pm ITV4

Musically-mused oedipal getaway kid defies his killer colleagues in deviously deft, funk-fuelled frenetic wheel spinner Baby Driver 10pm Sony Movie Channel

Everything new on streaming in April:

Netflix UK: April’s new releases

Everything coming to Now TV in April

Amazon Prime Video UK: The biggest April releases

Everything coming to Disney+ in April

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