The best films to watch on UK TV today: Saturday, 2 January, 2021

Ben Dadds
·4-min read
Logan Lucky, Entebbe, The Island.
Logan Lucky, Entebbe, The Island.

Choose from real life raids, alternative history adventures and race car heists as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 2 January, 2021.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Julia Roberts tries to ruin her friend’s life and imminent marriage because she curiously can’t get a man in My Best Friend's Wedding 11:55am 5 Star

All star cast leads true story of 35,000 troop's assault on German war machine in paratrooping, tank fighting epic A Bridge Too Far 12:55pm Channel 5

Three musketeers plot vengeance upon wicked king Leonardo DiCaprio with help of secret twin in sword stabby fun The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) 2:05pm 5 Star

Spy satellite seeking submariners survive sabotage before battling communist commandos in icy Cold War thriller Ice Station Zebra 2:35pm BBC Two

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)

Bot-battling bereaved boy befriends brother's inflatable automaton in exhilarating and engaging, courageous kids comedy Big Hero 6 3:00pm BBC One

Richard Attenborough stars when fractious desert stranded aircrew must turn their wreckage into working plane The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) 3:05pm Paramount Network

David Lean’s classic PoW epic regarding duty, principles, morale and obsession. Alec Guinness stars in The Bridge on the River Kwai 4:15pm Channel 5

Stranded at JFK airport when his nation ceases to exist Tom Hanks encounters jobs-worths and kindness of strangers The Terminal 6:00pm Channel 4

Charlton Heston stars when a principled knight vanquishes his nation’s invader in Spanish swords and sacrifice historical epic El Cid 6:00pm Talking Pictures

Friendly neighbourhood descends into paranoid chaos in Joe Dante's satanic sardine scoffing 1980's character comedy gem The 'Burbs 6:30pm Horror Channel

Captain handsome and crew overcomes existential ennui by battling WMD wielding lunatic with bikes, beats and shouting Star Trek Beyond 6:40pm Film 4

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Naive, bacon addicted inquisitive clones escape organ-slavery in Michael Bay's jet-biking, high-rise falling exploder The Island 7:00pm 5 Star

OCD city toilet drinker and murderous home wrecking vegetable villain vie for love of country artist in delightfully charming, wickedly wry fun Peter Rabbit 7:10pm E4

Hope and despair, suffering and survival, ice skate dentistry and a ball named Wilson. Unconventional Zemeckis drama Cast Away 8:30pm Channel 4

Clear cut sniper murders uncover a finger biting, chump fighting, muscle car chasing, tough talking conspiracy in Jack Reacher 9:00pm Sky 1

Suspecting neighbour is vicious vampire, teenager wields water, wood and crucifixes against him: gooey, 80's-cool fun Fright Night (1985) 9:00pm Horror Channel

American actor Chris Sarandon and British actor Roddy McDowall on the set of Fright Night, written and directed by Tom Holland. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actor Chris Sarandon and British actor Roddy McDowall on the set of Fright Night, written and directed by Tom Holland. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Ethical impaler becomes nocturnal monster to protect his people from foreign onslaught: bat battering sanguine fun Dracula Untold 9:00pm Sony Movies

Amoral gangster brutalises his way round the geordie underworld on mission of vengeance- shotgun shouting bleak treat Get Carter (1971) 9:35pm ITV4

Politically motivated terrorists hijack multinational civilians, single-out and threaten only the Israelis in taut, wirewalking morally equivalent true story Entebbe 10:25pm BBC Two

Wily bike courier Joseph Gordon Levitt tears round New York evading crooks and cops in frenetic fixed-frame macguffin hunting fun Premium Rush 10:55pm Sony Movies

Grieving man’s vendetta spirals into enigmatic identity questioning ultra-violence in unexpectedly intriguing SF Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 11:05pm Paramount Network

Beach massacre survivor and self-directed killer of killers becomes CIA slayer in unflinching, frenetic race to prevent nuclear catastrophe American Assassin 11:15pm Channel 4

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Pious puritan family’s sins draw eldritch interference- goaty, crow pecked, baby snatching intimate and unsettling horror The Witch 11:50pm Film 4

Seemingly simple redneck robbers plan meticulous NASCAR heist in prison-breaking, one-armed deep-southern fraternal fun Logan Lucky 11:55pm ITV4

A womanising, thieving dirty cop uses every trick he knows to evade an impending investigation in top thriller Internal Affairs 12:10am BBC One

Gunless cowboy and swordless samurai battle despot’s killer gang in stupendously stylised post-apocalyptic beat’em up fun Bunraku 12:50am Sony Movies

The few survivors of vampire onslaught on Alaskan town battle bloodlusting baddies in axe-decapitating, JCB melee 30 Days of Night 1:00am SyFy

Lonely girl’s tentative friendship with bed-bound boy reveals his over-bearing mother’s dark, menacing secret Can't Come Out to Play 2:30am Horror Channel

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