The best films on TV: Wednesday, 6 May

Akeelah and the Bee, Inside Llewyn Davis, Splice.

There’s lots to choose from on telly today including a Coen brothers character study, a genre-defining tale of criminal excess, and a high concept relationship drama as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Wednesday, 6 May.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

The heartwarming tale of an inner city girl who discovers a talent for spelling in moving family drama Akeelah and the Bee 4:40pm Film 4

Geneticist Adrien Brody creates violence prone hermaphrodite mutants before breeding avian hybrid sex-pest in freakish fun Splice 9:00pm Horror Channel

Vin Diesel faces the forces of evil in The Last Witch Hunter. (Summit)

Gravel-voiced immortal (Vin Diesel) must join forces with fiery adversary to face his past and prevent plague of malevolent magic in frenetic fantasy horror The Last Witch Hunter 9:00pm Film 4

Time-slipped boy awakens years after disappearing to inventive engaging alien adventure in mercurial mystery Flight of the Navigator 10:00pm SyFy Universal

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Aspiring gangster rushes to the yayo and pushes it to the limit in genre redefining pop-culture icon forging classic Scarface 10:00pm ITV4

Crossrail crypt causes desiccated desecrated mercurial monsterism as Tom Cruise travels from Surrey to Oxford in a pub The Mummy 10:00pm 5 Star

"Doesn't have a point of view, Knows not where he's going to." John Lennon's formative youth is explored in Nowhere Boy 11:10pm Film 4

Paradoxically victimised / victimising / spurned and abandoned ex-con stalks her previous partner and his new wife in disquieting domestic thriller Remember My Name 00:20am Talking Pictures TV

Sofa-surfing folk singer's habitual bad decisions bid Fare-Thee-Well to his hope of success in screwball tragedy Inside Llewyn Davis 1:05am Film 4

Creatively constipated novelist makes manifest imaginary muse in emotionally astute, morally qualmed romantic fantasy Ruby Sparks 2:25am Channel 4

Everything new on streaming in May:

Netflix UK: May’s new releases

NOW TV: May’s new releases

Amazon Prime Video UK: May's new releases

Disney+ UK: May's new releases