The best films on TV: Easter Sunday, 12 April

Con Air, Spectre, A Fish Called Wanda.

Taut murder mysteries, survivalist science fiction, long-cons and icy drama as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Easter Sunday, 12 April.

Unlikely sheep-pig befriends animals, learns new shepherding skills, is inducted into secret society of friends and wins children’s hearts Babe 10am Sky 1

After his sub is sunk by Japanese, Captain gains new command and leads antagonistic men on mission of vengeance Run Silent, Run Deep 11:55am Sony Movies Action

Ambitious psychoanalyst falls for amnesiac identity thief / maybe-murderer in Alfred Hitchcock's love-on-the-run thriller Spellbound 12:45pm Talking Pictures

Upon Egyptian cruise, master Belgian detective eventually solves preventable run of monetarily motivated murders in Death On The Nile 1:10pm BBC 2

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Skeptical girl discovers miniature forest civilisation facing putrid apocalypse in exhilarating hummingbird riding fantasy Epic 1:30pm Film4

Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka on the set of the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', based on the novel 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

Tall tales told turn tension to affection for an estranged father and son in shoeless, Siamese twin saving catfish saga Big Fish 2:15pm Sony Movie Channel

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

Truly awful father and his precocious son bond and battle over pugilistic robot in bull-boxing mecha-melee feel good fun Real Steel 7:30pm Sony Movie Channel

Nicolas Cage running through a burning building while holding onto a gun in a scene from the film 'Con Air', 1997. (Photo by Touchstone Pictures/Getty Images)

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

Institutionally abused boy becomes lawyer and masterfully manipulates trial of avenging friends in extraordinary drama Sleepers 9pm Sky Living

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

Suspecting neighbour is vicious vampire, teenager wields water, wood & crucifixes against him in gooey, 80's-cool fun Fright Night 10:45pm Horror Channel

Raucous friends’ plan to relive collage carnage culminates in hen-weekend manslaughter in corpse kissing chaotic comedy Rough Night 10:55pm Channel 4

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

To survive toxic moon and murderous mercenary miners, teen girl forms fractious alliance with her father’s killer in uncommonly atypical sci-fi thriller Prospect 10:40pm Film4

Divorcing couple’s emotional neglect of their unwanted son precipitates heart wrenching anguish after his disappearance in bleak, icy drama Loveless 21:55pm Channel 4

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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