The best films to watch on UK TV today: Sunday, 11 October

Ben Dadds
·4 min read
Airplane!, A United Kingdom, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.
Airplane!, A United Kingdom, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Choose from societal horrors, axe-wielding action and intricate relationship dramas as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on UK TV for Sunday 11 October.

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The Rock rescues gangster's son from Christopher Walken's jungle gold mine in toxic fruit feeding, rebel rousing fun The Rundown 12:35pm Sony Movies

Petty con artist helps fraudster couple go on run amid luscious locales of Greek antiquities in taut thriller The Two Faces of January 12:55pm Film4

John Wayne and a drunk dude hold out against a bloodthirsty rancher trying to spring his criminal brother from jail Rio Bravo 2:00pm BBC Two

Temporal-tuning hat enthusiasts try to persuade Matt Damon to avoid Emily Blunt in Monsters Inc.-esque sci-fi romance The Adjustment Bureau 2:40pm Sony Movies

Driven to insanity by hunger, once proud New Yorker craves his best friend's striped flesh in brine spitting kids comedy Madagascar 2:55pm Film 4

Close-up of the American actors Karen Allen and Jeff Bridges, huhhing on the set of the science-fiction movie Starman: an aching love story will spring out between the sweet human Jenny Hayden and the fearless alien Starman. USA, 1984.. (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images)
Close-up of the American actors Karen Allen and Jeff Bridges, hugging on the set of the science-fiction movie Starman. (Mondadori via Getty Images)

Alien entity assumes Jeff Bridges' human form and hitches across America in John Carpenter's emotive, uplifting cult sci-fi Starman 3:00pm Horror Channel

Faux prince and small time monkey-boy set their wits and wills to do bitter battle for wealthy woman’s fortune Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 3:05pm Paramount Network

Daughter of neglectful cheese-chomper aids bug-eating boy's fiendish friends in delightfully dark, grotesque comedy The Boxtrolls 4:35pm ITV2

Pariah swordsman and outcast samurai overturn usurper's reign and beast slaying, witch shifting, katana chanbara-ing fantasy 47 Ronin 4:45pm Sony Movies

1994:  Actor Kevin Costner stars in the film 'Wyatt Earp'.  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1994: Actor Kevin Costner stars in the film 'Wyatt Earp'. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

A warts and all depiction of an American folk hero when Kevin Costner fills troubled lawman’s shoes in the much maligned Wyatt Earp 5:15pm Paramount Network

After incinerating nemesis, supervillain faces existential crisis, depression and multiple identity disorder in kids comedy Megamind 6:00pm E4

Having saved dinosaurs from volcanic extinction, ex-lovers must save them from humanity: prehistoric-heroic tooth and claw adventure Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 6:30pm ITV2

Watch: The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer

Amnesiac teens brave infanticidal cyborg-spider infested labyrinth in enigmatic, childhood-to-puberty allegory The Maze Runner 6:50pm Film 4

Ungrateful girl enters androgynous wizard's monstrous maze in swamp stenching, head swapping consummate fantasy wonder Labyrinth 7:00pm Comedy Central

Freudian knife games and rugged romance in stereotyping guilty pleasure and canned veg throwing 1980s fish out of water fun Crocodile Dundee 8:00pm E4

After being nervous lots of times traumatised disco dancer saves Clarence, Victor and Roger's Airplane From fish fed red zone doom Airplane! 9:00pm Comedy Central

Telepath is pursued by malevolent government agency in David Cronenberg’s head exploding psycho-sci-fi-horror Scanners 9:00pm Horror Channel

Killer Saoirse Ronan murders fake Cate, befriends bickering bohemians and enjoys abandoned Cold War amusement park Hanna 9:00pm Sony Movies

Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall stand up to greedy land baron in traditional, beautiful and bullet ridden western treat Open Range 9:00pm Paramount Network

Monument demolishing alien's invasion fails due to punchy pilot, quippy shareware scientist and awful firewalls Independence Day 9:00pm Film 4

Black photographer’s trip to white girlfriend’s family descends into quiddity of horripilatiing hypnotic horror in incisive allegory Get Out 10:55pm Channel 4

Betwixt Botswanan tribal expectations and pusillanimous political power of Empire, mixed race couple forge national unity in fires of institutional segregation A United Kingdom 11:00pm BBC Two

Snowbound hulk and alcoholi-dad stave off ruthless drug dealers’ cabin assault in fiery-axe-wielding toxophilic exhilarator Braven 11:15pm Sony Movies

Tooled up trio and baddass babe bludgeon undead deer, strippers and cats in raucous penis pulling fun Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse 11:50pm Film 4

After abandoning family in instant of avalanche induced panic, father faces nuanced ramifications in exquisite drama Force Majeure 1:40am Film 4

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