The best films on TV: Saturday, 18 April

<i>The Damned United, 47 Metres Down, The Conversation</i>.
The Damned United, 47 Metres Down, The Conversation.

There are understated conspiracy thrillers, irreverent comedy, allegorical drama and blockbusting sci-fi to get stuck into today as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 18 April.

Vapid high school socialite's shidduching reveals her naïveté as Jane Austen's Emma gets a 90s makeover in erudite comedy Clueless 1130am Comedy Central

Boy For Sale wanting Food, Glorious Food asks himself “Where Is Love?” then Considers Himself to have A Fine Life in Oliver! 4:25pm Channel 5

Tasked to waste $30M in 30 days, bar-brawling baseballer learns cost of wealth in endearing, cathartic comedy Brewsters Millions 5:30pm Sky One

Richard Pryor and John Candy in a scene from the film 'Brewster's Millions', 1985. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
Richard Pryor and John Candy in a scene from the film 'Brewster's Millions', 1985. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)

Faithless father’s rural family endure invasion of crop circling, easily baffled aliens in baseball bat bludgeoning creeper Signs 6:55pm Sony Movies

Wuxia admirer falls through time encountering drunken master and monkey king as Jet Li and Jackie Chan star in fantasy epic The Forbidden Kingdom 1900 5Star

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Caught in intricate plan to ruin Russian opposite, morally devoid bastard faces nihilism of espionage in The Spy Who Came In From The Cold 8:45pm Talking Pictures

Replicant retiring replicant uncovers world-altering truth in identity questioning, ineffably breathtaking wonder Blade Runner 2049 9pm Sony Movies

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

Rule breaking space scoundrels face punch-proof supremacist and incur wrath of Robocop in sexy sci-fi fun Star Trek: Into Darkness 9pm Channel 4

Badass slob and FBI snob partner up for misogynist mocking, drug dealer dropping, drunk dancing, odd coupling cop comedy The Heat 9pm E4

Lude loaded, dwarf tossing, debauched stock market fraudster attains unimaginable heights of wild excess in The Wolf Of Wall Street 10pm ITV4

Tormented by consequences of his work, master surveiller falls into troubling quandary in the unrivalled aurally intense thriller The Conversation 11pm BBC 2

Driven by fear of being boring, two women become become caged on ocean floor, nitrogen narcosised and stalked by sharks in 47 Metres Down 11:35pm Channel 4

Abrasive football manager Brian Clough takes over successful Leeds team only to ruin them in 44 days in sports biopic The Damned United 11:45pm BBC 1

Religiously raised young woman’s sexual awakening coincides with recurrence of psychic seizures in exquisitely engaging, character led psychological horror Thelma 00:55am Film4

Under unnamed totalitarian tyranny, boy is torn between duty to ubiquitous authority and his traitorous father in gripping dystopia The White King 02:25 Sony Movies

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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