The best films on TV today: Saturday, 11 July

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<em>X+Y, Monsters University, Retreat.</em>
X+Y, Monsters University, Retreat.

Choose from family fun, unsung geniuses and indie horrors as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on UK TV for Saturday, 11 July.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Women of all walks and ages find familial sisterhood around southern salon in tear-jerking, wry-witted, barbed comedy Steel Magnolias 11:25am 5 Star

After helping women hide from spies a man is left to save the day. Alfred Hitchcock's top man-on-the-run thriller The 39 Steps (1935) 1:15pm BBC Two 

Madeleine Carroll and Robert Donat on the set of "The 39 Steps", directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Madeleine Carroll and Robert Donat on the set of "The 39 Steps", directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Tricky city trader slips in swimming pool, fancies feisty Fanny and becomes smitten with country life in charming romance A Good Year 2:30pm Sony Movies

Family of blue birds transition to wild Amazonian environs amid chaos of unsavoury logging, poisonous love and an evil Nigel Rio 2 2:55pm Film4

Sick of sardines, inventor accidentally initiates culinary catastrophe in intelligently hilarious fun Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 4:00pm SyFy

Les Incompetent abandoned boy becomes self-sufficient learns empathy then sadistically burns/brakes/bludgeons burglars in classic Christmas film Home Alone 4:55pm Film4

Oddball-eyeball and hirsute laurel-rester must work together to become child-traumatising scream harvesters Monsters University 5:15pm BBC One

Forced to fake feeling, raven-haired radical sparks revolt in baboon battling, couture conflagrating adventure The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 6:10pm E4

A scene from the Paramount Movie "The Truman Show" starring Jim Carrey. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures/Melinda Sue Gordon)
A scene from the Paramount Movie "The Truman Show" starring Jim Carrey. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures/Melinda Sue Gordon)

Contented man realises his life's a sham in Peter Weir's prophetic Philip K Dick-esque indictment of vicarious reality TV The Truman Show 6:55pm Sony Movies

Eccentric clown tricks newly-deads around freakishly bizarre afterlife: soup sing-songing cemetery excavating comedy Beetlejuice 8:00pm Comedy Central

Emotional cripple and compulsive fight-o-holic lead team of sexy experts against tattooed genocider in top lens-flaring fun Star Trek 9:00pm Film4

Unsung, troubled genius works through his daddy issues under the tutelage of Robin Williams’ sage advice in powerful drama Good Will Hunting 9:00pm 5 Star

Actor Jason Lively and actresses Dana Hill and Beverly D'Angelo and actor Chevy Chase on set of the Warner Bros. movie National Lampoon's "European Vacation" in 1985. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Actor Jason Lively and actresses Dana Hill and Beverly D'Angelo and actor Chevy Chase on set of the Warner Bros. movie National Lampoon's "European Vacation" in 1985. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Fractious family accidentally win holiday, drink coke in the can, fail roundabouts and repeatedly assault cyclist National Lampoon's European Vacation 10:10pm ITV4

Southern brothers’ childhood twister trauma heals as they foil cash pilfering criminals amid wet & wild weather hell: hubcap-murdering fun The Hurricane Heist 10:50pm Sky 1

Log-schlepping roid-ogre pummels and perforates baddies before showing sexually ambiguous nemesis how to let off steam Commando 10:50pm Channel 4

Austrian-born American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester. (Photo by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Austrian-born American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester. (Photo by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Tables turn on outlaw gang when they unwittingly kidnap psychopath in jaw-cuffing, man mulching, crossbow killing fun No One Lives 11:00pm Horror Channel

Admitted to psych-ward, disillusioned misfit free-loving 1960s teen befriends rebellious charismatic misanthrope Girl, Interrupted 11:20pm Sony Movies

When his niece is kidnapped Morgan Freeman uses his dulcet tones to seek serial lady abductor in Alex Cross film fun Kiss the Girls 11:25pm Film 4

Reticent prodigal synaesthesiac learns incalculability of love on maths Olympiad in astonishing affecting character study X+Y 00:05am BBC One

Amid island isolation and global pandemic, fraying miscarried marriage endures test of trust under yoke of menacing captor Retreat 2:45am Horror Channel

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