The best films to watch on UK TV today: Sunday, 30 August

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The Accountant, The HobbitL The Desolation of Smaug, Border.
The Accountant, The HobbitL The Desolation of Smaug, Border.

Take your pick from psychological Swedish horrors, romantic fantasies and vehicular insanity as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Sunday, 30 August.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Marmalade munching ear-brushing self-taping furry catastrophe seeks London home in guffaw inducing immigration analogy Paddington 11:00am Film 4

Taking a sabbatical from reaping, Death personified learns the pleasures and pains of mortal life in atypical fantasy Meet Joe Black 12:45pm Sony Movies

Desert dudes dodge deadly onslaught of gargantuan underground graboids in bulldozing, bantering, splattery creature feature classic Tremors 3:00pm Horror Channel

Temptation and free thinking cause friction as an irreligious woman sets up shop opposite a church in mouthwatering treat Chocolat 4:20pm Sony Movies

Pork Chop Hill, lobbycard, Gregory Peck, 1959. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
Pork Chop Hill, lobbycard, Gregory Peck, 1959. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

The horrific true story of soldiers sent to their deaths in a needless battle in the Korean war in essential classic Pork Chop Hill 4:45pm Paramount Network

From impoverished and humble beginnings Blues Boy forged definitive sound of an American musical genre in a life explored and celebrated BB King: The Life of Riley 5:00pm Sky Arts

Kidnapped ex-rancher must turn the tables on ruthless ransom demanding newlywed captors in top taut and tense thriller The Tall T 5:30pm Sony Movies Action

Hirsute homeless heroes harangue monsters in hedgehog helping, troll tricking, rabbit racing fun The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 5:30pm Film 4

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

Returning aristocratic ape-man / ant-eater assists Congolese tribes to derail Belgian bad guy’s plans for slavery in gorilla punching adventure The Legend of Tarzan 6:50pm ITV2

Driven to insanity by hunger, once proud New Yorker craves his best friend's striped flesh in brine spitting kids comedy Madagascar 7:15pm E4

Socially astute strong willed teen seduces emotionally abused hunk of dancing beefcake amid empowering sexual awakening / grind-a-thon Dirty Dancing 9:00pm Comedy Central

Ten strangers stranded in an isolated motel discover they have disturbing commonalities in top psychological thriller Identity 9:00pm Horror Channel

Toothless dentist, pretty boy and fat Jesus discover toilet tigers and testicle shocks while searching for lost groom in The Hangover 9:00pm ITV2

Hirsute spider slaughterers evade elves, invade toilet and antagonise avaricious dragon in gem quest The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 9:00pm Film 4

Inconceivably idiotic duo roadtrip for kidney in car cartwheeling, conference crashing, joke-scatter-gunning fun Dumb and Dumber To 9:00pm E4

After rescuing tax evader, murder-addict fires friends and saves upstarts from Mel Gibson in bloodless exploding fun The Expendables 3 8:00pm 5 Star

Car crime crew globetrot for McGuffin in motors and mammaries montaging Lykan Hypercar flying utter vehicular lunacy Fast & Furious 7 10:15pm ITV1

Uncountenanced anti-aircraft artillery utilising autistic assassin accounts for others’ unsavoury immoral accounts The Accountant 10:30pm BBC One

Sociopath kidnaps Gerard Butler’s daughter and forces him to dismantle his perfect life in lesser known thriller Butterfly on a Wheel 11:15pm Sony Movies

Uncannily able to smell emotions, facially disfigured socially isolated customs officer’s search for the wicked uncovers own otherworldly origins in exceptional and unsettling psychological body horror curio Border 00:55am Channel 4

Traumatised teen, unstuck in time, alters his past only to worsen the future in Vonnegut-esque brain bender The Butterfly Effect 1:10am Sony Movies

Living below gravitationally inverted parallel earth, amorous inventor seeks amnesiac soulmate in whimsically surreal Sci-Fantasy curio Upside Down 3:40am 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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