The best films on TV today: Friday, 17 July

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The Ritual, 20th Century Women, Smashed.
The Ritual, 20th Century Women, Smashed.

Take your pick from all manner of dramas, comedies and escapist hits today as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Friday, 12 July.

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Four skilled mercs hired to rescue a rich man’s wife shoot, kill and explode their way across the old west The Professionals 11:00am Film4

Arctic boffins defrost frozen vegetable, feed its children blood and roast them alive in cold war sci-fi John Carpenter-inspiring classic The Thing From Another World 11:15am Sony Movies Action

Petty con artist helps fraudster couple go on run amid luscious locales of Greek antiquities and taut thriller The Two Faces of January 5:10pm Film4

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CoE poet and cosmological genius forge unconventional love in face of MND, fame and temptation in flawless gem The Theory of Everything 9:00pm Sky Atlantic

In honour of their murdered friend's memory four men trek across Swedish wilderness only to fall to hallucinations and horrors of sacrificial Norse monster cult in The Ritual 9:00pm Film4

Army of one Clint Eastwood makes misfit friends as he murders malicious enemies in quick-drawing western The Outlaw Josey Wales 9:00pm ITV4

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

Timid chap becomes axe-wielding gore-soaked deadite destroyer in wrist chewing, flesh-possessing demonic blood bath The Evil Dead (1981) 10:50pm Horror Channel

"The Evil Dead", a 1981 American horror film starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Ted Taimi, Betty Baker and Richard DeManincor. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)
"The Evil Dead", a 1981 American horror film starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Ted Taimi, Betty Baker and Richard DeManincor. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

A south London lad on the run winds up in a Spanish ex-pat crime crew and falls into a world of new wave and murder The Business 10:50pm Film 4

Successful student watches aghast as billionaire bohemian boyfriend and pugnacious father feud over her in Chekhov’s moosing comedy Why Him? 11:05pm Channel 4

1970s bohemian single mother enlists others to assist in raising her teenage son in intricate, intimate, soul searching character study 20th Century Women 11:20pm BBC Two

Tables turn on outlaw gang when they unwittingly kidnap psychopath in jaw-cuffing, man-mulching, crossbow killing fun No One Lives 00:30am Horror Channel

Liam Neeson pursues the man who wronged him meeting mirages, thieves and mystics in metaphysical, philosophical western Seraphim Falls 00:35am Sony Movies

Marriage built on inebriated foundation of fun time alcohol addiction fragments as wife attempts first steps to sobriety Smashed 2:25am Film4

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