The best films to watch on UK TV: Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August

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Lincoln, The Martian, Molly's Game.
Lincoln, The Martian, Molly's Game.

There’s high drama, high stakes escapes and High-lander as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for this Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Sisterly rivalry runs rife as team of female baseballers shatter gender expectations in sporting drama A League of Their Own 9:10am Sony Movies

Selfish journo's recurring day of hopelessness evolves into revelation of selflessness and love in Zen-like comedy Groundhog Day 12:00pm Sony Movies

Dumped by previous motivator, All Valley Karate Champion spends college tuition on Japanese lesson in honour culture and drum technique splurge The Karate Kid Part II 1:50pm Dave

Passport To Pimlico, lobbycard, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis, Stanley Holloway, 1949. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
Passport To Pimlico, lobbycard, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis, Stanley Holloway, 1949. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

When London district secedes from UK the government intervenes in pub opening, ration breaking Ealing satire Passport to Pimlico 2:30pm Talking Pictures

Decidedly average 80s kid becomes boastful hirsute hero in van surfing, boof-mauling, basket-balling, confidence drunk gem Teen Wolf 2:55pm Film 4

Escape From Alcatraz meets The Great Escape when POWs escape an escape proof prison in WW2 escape thriller The Colditz Story 4:15pm Sony Movies Action

Emotionally broken morbid aspiring poet and a hypochondriac outcast form fast friendship in bittersweet tear jerker My Girl 4:30pm Sony Movie

Would heartsong-less penguin Elijah Wood tap dance to win true love? Elijah Wood would in endearing Antarctic kids fun Happy Feet 4:30pm ITV2

Mistaken for burglar, hairy marmalade licker flees pink-clad-prison to involve family in train robbery in pure delight Paddington 2 6:25pm BBC One

French-Scot and Scottish-Spanish-Egyptian immortals battle mangle headed priest licker for Queen-scored power of oneness in sword-slaying decap-athlon Highlander 9:00pm Horror Channel

Young traveller discovers secret paradise but finds the bohemian lifestyle can’t last forever in Danny Boyle's enthralling exotic adventure The Beach 9:00pm Sony Movies

Man travels through formative years of America’s adolescence without noticing any of it. Also eats some chocolates Forrest Gump 9:00pm Sky 1

Ben Stiller breaks out Magnum and turns to his left in eugoogily reading, breakdance fighting in not read good comedy Zoolander 9:00pm Comedy Central

Matt Damon is all alone in 'The Martian' (Twentieth Century Fox)
Matt Damon is all alone in 'The Martian' (Twentieth Century Fox)

Abandoned astronaut sciences himself into a poo-planting, potato farming, space pirate to aid maverick rescue mission The Martian 9:00pm Film 4

Meticulous and motivated opportunity seizing stoic develops and defends epic high stakes poker ring: in powerhouse drama Molly's Game 10:00pm BBC Two

Fear and suspicion run riot in the Antarctic wastes as alien body snatcher seizes corporeal control in spider headed horror The Thing (1982) 10:10pm Sky Atlantic

For the love of his daughter, imprisoned grease monkey Jason Statham kills criminals in an explosive machine gunning Death Race 9:35pm ITV4

POWs Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland endure and survive physical and mental torture of brutal Bushido captivity To End All Wars 10:55pm Sony Movies Action

Michael Caine turns tables on horrible hoodies in ASBO bashing, tunnel terrifying, chav rioting, revenge-a-thon Harry Brown 11:30pm 5 Star

Against all odds, visionary tactician forever amends concept of human dignity and fate of millions in flawless masterwork Lincoln 1:00am Channel 4

Surgical schemes, sabotage and subterfuge when a man becomes “anaesthetically aware” during a heart transplant. Top thriller Awake 2:00am Sony Movies

Christopher Lee, British actor, blood trickling from his mouth as lays in a coffin in a publicity still issued for the film, 'Dracula', 1958. The Hammer horror film, directed by Terence Fisher (1904-1980), starred Lee as 'Count Dracula'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Christopher Lee, British actor, blood trickling from his mouth as lays in a coffin in a publicity still issued for the film, 'Dracula', 1958. The Hammer horror film, directed by Terence Fisher (1904-1980), starred Lee as 'Count Dracula'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Librarian / undercover vampire hunter becomes undead and calls on friend Van Helsing for stake stabbing help- Hammer Horror Dracula (1958) 2:45am Horror Channel

Expert advice giver / widower meets perfect woman, ignores family and ruins fraternal bond in delightful romcom Dan in Real Life 3:45am Sony Movies

Everything new on streaming in September:

The films premiering on Sky Cinema and Now TV in September

The best new films coming to Disney+ in September

Everything coming to Netflix UK in September

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