The best movies to watch on UK TV: Saturday, 23 January, 2021

Ben Dadds
·3-min read
Pawn Sacrifice, The Endless, Buried.
Pawn Sacrifice, The Endless, Buried.

Take your pick from claustrophobic thrillers, time-loop nightmares, chess dramas and the greatest spy thriller you never saw as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 23 January, 2021.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Newlywed journos learn life lessons from long lived loveable Labrador in heartfelt, bittersweet, tear jerking dog drama Marley & Me 2:00pm 5 Star

With their husband/father away, a household of sisters & their mother unsteadily unite in wholesome period piece Little Women (1994) 2:10pm Sony Movies

Nine years after family is broken, each face unique emotional complexities on discovery of their kidnapped son The Deep End of the Ocean 4:25pm 5 Star

Marmalade munching ear-brushing self-taping furry catastrophe seeks London home- guffaw inducing immigration analogy Paddington 4:50pm Film 4

Ben Whishaw voices Paddington bear in 2014's Paddington and its sequel. (Studiocanal)
Ben Whishaw voices Paddington bear in 2014's Paddington and its sequel. (Studiocanal)

Women of all walks and ages find familial sisterhood around southern salon: tear-jerking, wry-witted, barbed comedy Steel Magnolias 6:35pm 5 Star

Youthful, perpetual squatter Tom Cruise rescues innocent warbling princess from unicorn hunting goblins and Satan in hyperbolic fantasy Legend 6:40pm Horror Channel

Newsreader pursues pirate hooker with help of mayo toasting moron, sex panther and trident melee Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 9:00pm Sky 1

Jason Statham stars when a 1970’s heist goes really right then really wrong in feisty heisty true cockney caper The Bank Job 9:00pm Film 4

IMF overachiever gambles his life- truly astonishing, taut, gender equalising, multi-mcguffin hunt Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation 9:00pm E4

Tom Cruise attempts another daredevil stunt in 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Paramount)
Tom Cruise attempts another daredevil stunt in 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Paramount)

Cryptic criminal causes chaos for killer cop and angry deity in henchman bisecting, gold heisting frenetic fun Die Hard With a Vengeance 10:00pm ITV4

Weight gaining boxer destroys himself & those he loves in pride driven downward spiral of jealousy and underage sex Raging Bull 10:55pm ITV1

Alien engineered brain parasites infect college kids in head splitting, dead dating, slug spitting zombie fun Night of the Creeps 11:00pm Horror Channel

Two brothers return to childhood cult only to discover creeping terror of anomalous space and looping time in curious brain bender The Endless 11:10pm Film 4

Walking fine line between genius and madness, chess prodigy challenges might of Russian empire in politically charged confluence of propaganda and prowess Pawn Sacrifice 11:30pm BBC Two

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Shiny boy and jaded gunslinger flee furry foes and orchestrate attack on interdimensional man-in-black: Stephen King’s The Dark Tower 11:40pm 5 Star

American ambushed in Iraq wakes up in a coffin; with only a phone and a zippo he must escape. Riveting and innovative thriller Buried 12:20am Channel 4

Criminals’ complex kidnapping goes awry amid maelstrom of mistrust, love and greed in twisted thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed 12:45am Horror Channel

Newly recruited South Korean spy infiltrates highest echelons of North Korea's ruling class in exquisitely executed, thrilling labyrinthine true story The Spy Gone North 2:15am BBC Two

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