The best films on TV today: Sunday, 12 July

Ben Dadds
·3-min read
Hot Shots! Part Deux, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
Hot Shots! Part Deux, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Take your pick from comedies, thrillers, more comedies, action, even more comedies and foreign language dramas as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Sunday, 12 July.

Vapid high school socialite's matchmaking reveals her naïveté as Jane Austen's Emma gets a 1990s makeover in erudite comedy Clueless 12:00pm Comedy Central

Circus escapee / fake flying Rooster paper-tigers his way into hearts of desperate Chicks in Aardman animated fun Chicken Run 2:15pm ITV1

Two grudging brother-in-laws' family holiday descends into bear baiting, lol-racooning chaos in John Hughes' The Great Outdoors 3:10pm ITV4

Helium toking pilot mounts sleepy weasel in myopic radar reading, jet fuelled BBQ-ing and sexy pizza eating slap-stick Hot Shots! 3:20pm Sony Movies

The Ipcress File, poster, Michael Caine, 1965. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
The Ipcress File, poster, Michael Caine, 1965. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

A gritty and insubordinate Michael Caine investigates when missing scientists turn up with freshly laundered brains The Ipcress File 3:45pm BBC Two

Scouse-wife escape routine and loveless husband for Greek adventure and rediscovers her lost youth and love of life Shirley Valentine 3:45pm Channel 5

Tasked to waste $30M in 30 days, bar-brawling baseballer learns cost of wealth in endearing, cathartic comedy Brewster's Millions 4:55pm ITV4

Affable preteen kids instigate onslaught of abrasive author’s abominations in slappy-scheming, werewolf chewing fun Goosebumps 5:00pm SyFy

Rescue party rescuing, M&M knuckle dusting, broken hearted hero parodies action classics with chicken archery Hot Shots! Part Deux 5:05pm Sony Movies

Bunker hunkering angry archer becomes primary propagandist in information war for freedom The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 6:40pm E4

Teenage time traveler breaks history, visits hoverboarding future / idealised past and dystopian present in flawless sequel Back to the Future Part II 6:50pm ITV2

Time-slipped boy awakens years after disappearing to inventive engaging alien adventure in mercurial mystery Flight of the Navigator 7:10pm SyFy

80s odd couple comedy fun as Arnold Schwarzenegger two-wheels a car and Danny DeVito gets mixed up with small time crooks Twins 8:00pm ITV4

Delinquent becomes bespoke suited gadgeting gentleman spy in swordlegged viscerally violent riotous fun Kingsman: The Secret Service 9:00pm Film4

Determined to bond with family, man slips into madness after corpse roof-racking, dog killing road trip National Lampoon's Vacation 10:05pm ITV4

Family face malevolent onslaught of alien origin in kid catatonicing, bird-confusing, glass-headbutting creepfest Dark Skies 9:40pm Horror Channel

Gay cop Paddy Considine and hard-boiled Jason Statham track serial cop killer in hammer-bludgeoning, crow bar-bashing thriller Blitz 11:00pm 5 Star

Seeking ego massage, two L.A. losers impersonate police in gangster provoking anarchic buddy-comedy Let's Be Cops 11:40pm Film 4

Urgently trying to legitimise his business, Oscar Isaac faces catastrophe at every turn in intense dialogue drama A Most Violent Year 1:15am Sony Movies

Fractious farmers must quell their fraternal feud to save rare and ancestral flock from official cull with their wits and wiles Rams 1:45am Film4

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