The best films to watch on UK TV today: Sunday, 13 December, 2020

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TMNT: Out of the Shadows, mother!, My Week With Marilyn.
TMNT: Out of the Shadows, mother!, My Week With Marilyn.

Choose from air guitaring guys, religious allegories and martial arts mayhem as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Sunday 13 December.

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Vicarious hatred, timeless love and never forgotten favour in David Lean's Dickensian coming of age masterpiece Great Expectations (1946) 1:50pm BBC Two

Orphaned by fire, three siblings are shuffled from guardian to guardian trying to keep their family fortune from avaricious uncle: fantastical fun Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 1:55pm Channel 4

Wine collecting doctor turned teenage testicle toucher heads up hunt for web of Venezuelan death spiders in splattery small town fun Arachnophobia 2:45pm Sony Movies

Tortuga bros exuberantly battle ninja clan and mucousy Krang in truck-nunchuck-ing fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 3:00pm Film 4

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Big money banker Nicolas Cage discovers wonderful life he could have had in feel good family fantasy drama The Family Man 3:10pm Channel 5

Political wranglings, threats and intimidation cants dissuade a young royal from her duties or position of power The Young Victoria 3:50pm BBC Two

Selfish journo's recurring day of hopelessness evolves into revelation of selflessness and love in Zen-like comedy Groundhog Day 3:55pm Dave

Time-travelling duo air guitar through history in time traveling phone box to realise wisdom is knowing they know nothing Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 4:55pm Sony Movies

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'. (Credit: Studiocanal)
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'. (Credit: Studiocanal)

Vietnam vets and sly scientists explore hidden land of MUTO monsters and mega mammals in helicopter hurticane heaven Kong: Skull Island 6:45pm ITV2

Crime writer Ethan Hawke moves family into murder-home and uncovers soul eating demonic deity in grizzly homicidal horror Sinister 9:00pm Horror Channel

Working class heroes pelt environmentalists with balls before saving planet with a nuclear bomb. Bromantic action fun Armageddon 9:00pm Sony Movies

Liam Neeson leads misfits in helicopter stunting, tank flying, chump-Vs-van-squishing, aviophobia inducing frenetic fun The A-Team 9:00pm ITV4

Stoic criminal evades obsessive cop in nocturnal game of cat and mouse in the coolest film you’ve never seen Walter Hill’s The Driver 10:00pm Talking Pictures

1972:  Marlon Brando shakes hands with Al Lettieri, while Abe Vigoda, Richard S Castellano, John Cazale, James Caan and Robert Duvall look on, in a still from director Francis Ford Coppola's film, 'The Godfather.'  (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)
1972: Marlon Brando shakes hands with Al Lettieri, while Abe Vigoda, Richard S Castellano, John Cazale, James Caan and Robert Duvall look on, in a still from director Francis Ford Coppola's film, 'The Godfather.' (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)

A good man descends into iniquity as he rises to power in consummate, iconic and nuanced criminal character study perfection The Godfather 10:10pm BBC Two

Amid the Genesis of her paradise home, giving goddess’s Nature is abused by unappreciative Prophetic poet: abrasive allegory mother! 12:05am Channel 4

Under unnamed totalitarian tyranny, boy is torn between duty to ubiquitous authority and his traitorous father in gripping dystopia The White King 12:05am Sony Movies

After his daughter is taken in Thailand, Chinese cop with a very special set of skills seeks her out in meat-hook-mobility-scootering marital arts melee Paradox 1:25am Film 4

Filmmaker struggles to work with luminous yet erratic starlet in stunning portrayal of complex vulnerability My Week With Marilyn 2:00am BBC Four

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