The best films on TV today: Sunday, 5 July

Ben Dadds
·3-min read
Now You See Me, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Goosebumps.
Now You See Me, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Goosebumps.

So many movies to choose from including a modern sci-fi classic, a magical heist movie, and a family-friendly chiller as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Sunday, 5 July.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Contented man realises his life's a sham in Peter Weir's prophetic Philip K Dick-esque indictment of vicarious reality TV The Truman Show 2:30pm Sony Movies

Sent to remote celtic town to negotiate oil billionaire's interests, company man begins to see mystical wonder of Scotland in heartfelt drama Local Hero 2:35pm Film4

Patrick McGoohan and Ernest Borgnine fight the cold in a scene from the film 'Ice Station Zebra', 1968. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Patrick McGoohan and Ernest Borgnine fight the cold in a scene from the film 'Ice Station Zebra', 1968. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

Spy satellite seeking submariners survive sabotage before battling communist commandos in icy Cold War thriller Ice Station Zebra 3:40pm BBC Two

A man battles the odds as he tries to heal the hatred between European settlers and Apache natives in true story Broken Arrow 4:50pm Sony Movies Action

Hapless inventor inadvertently assaults island after culinary catastrophic, atmospheric accident Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 5:00pm SyFy

Read more: What to expect if you visit a cinema this weekend

Forced to fake feeling, raven-haired radical sparks revolt in baboon-battling, couture-conflagrating The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 6:05pm E4

Tricky city trader slips in swimming pool, fancies feisty Fanny and becomes smitten with country life in charming romance A Good Year 6:40pm Sony Movies

Affable preteen kids instigate onslaught of abrasive author’s abominations in slappy-scheming, werewolf-chewing fun Goosebumps 6:50pm SyFy

Fully aware that he could call the police at any time, Les Incompetent abandoned boy becomes self-sufficient learns empathy then sadistically burns/brakes/bludgeons burglars Home Alone 6:55pm Film4

Vapid high school socialite's shidduching reveals her naïveté as Jane Austen's Emma gets a 90s makeover in erudite comedy Clueless 7:00pm Comedy Central

Women of all walks and ages find familial sisterhood around southern salon in tear-jerking, wry-witted, barbed comedy Steel Magnolias 8:00pm 5 Star

Liam Neeson pursues the man who wronged him meeting mirages, thieves and mystics in metaphysical, philosophical western Seraphim Falls 9:00pm Sony Movies Action

Mentally and physically shattered by war, man finds meaning in Mexican linguistics and political activism Born on the Fourth of July 9:00pm Sky Atlantic

Magnificent magnetic mercenary toxophilite assists elite order in monster massacre in black-powder battling bonanza The Great Wall 9:00pm Channel 4

Far-sighted fathers are tested in furnace of peer's fears as they walk war's knife-edge in game changing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 9:00pm Film4

Four friends repay mob debt with poorly planned kidnap in Dan Stevens’ twisted and banter-fuelled thriller Criminal Activities 10:50pm Sony Movies

Bank robbing magicians stay one step ahead of relentless FBI agent in rabbit-abusing, mystery-chasing frenetic thriller Now You See Me 10:55pm Channel 4

Beach massacre survivor and self-directed killer of killers becomes CIA slayer in unflinching, frenetic race to prevent nuclear catastrophe American Assassin 11:35pm Film4

Amid 1980’s Spanish socio-political tumult, true detective duo track sadistic serial killer in intense and atmospheric gem Marshland 1:45am Film4

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