Christmas 2020 TV guide: The best films on UK telly for Tuesday, 29 December

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Hook, Wonder Woman, Point Break.
Hook, Wonder Woman, Point Break.

Christmas is finally here, and to guide you through the season we’ll be sharing the best movies on TV every day.

Take your pick from family friendly fun, golden fantasy classics and super heroines as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Tuesday, 29 December, 2020.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Boy’s book bends reality in dragon riding, giant tortoise waking, emotionally engaging meta-fantasy marvel The Neverending Story 9:00am BBC One

Single sandaled hero battles hydras, talks to gods and gets a new fleece in Ray Harryhausen treat Jason and the Argonauts 9:55am Channel 5

Daughter of Luddite cave family follows ideas guy on apocalypse escaping, animal puppeteering prehistoric adventure The Croods 10:30am BBC One

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Malevolent madman manipulates miniature minority into making memes for malcontent misfits Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 10:45am ITV

Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka on the set of the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', based on the novel by Roald Dahl, 1971.  (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka on the set of the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', based on the novel by Roald Dahl, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Would heartsong-less penguin Elijah Wood tap dance to win true love? Elijah Wood would in endearing Antarctic kids fun Happy Feet 11:05am ITV1

Culture clash precipitates breathtaking forbidden love as English widow is tasked with educating royal children Anna and the King 11:40am Channel 4

David Lean’s classic PoW epic regarding duty, principles, morale and obsession. Alec Guinness stars in The Bridge on the River Kwai 12:10pm Channel 5

Clever bunny and crafty fox solve Savage case of anthropomorphic relapse in savvy, stylish noir–nodding social allegory Zootropolis 1:55pm BBC One

Tyrannosaurs' island way of life is upset by arrival of pesky snacks.After much munching all ends well The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2:30pm ITV2

Julianne Moore and Jeff Goldblum holding on for life in a scene from the film 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park', 1997. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
Julianne Moore and Jeff Goldblum holding on for life in a scene from the film 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park', 1997. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)

Clueless yet self assured matchmaker Gwyneth Paltrow's poorly conceived meddling is cause for erudite comedy of errors in Emma 3:05pm BBC Two

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 3:30pm Channel 5

Princess's warm childhood turns to icy estrangement before they learn to Let It Go in convention defying power ballad Frozen 3:35pm BBC One

Foolish humans visit dino-island providing many meaty snacks for cunning, flying and giant-poo pooing lizards Jurassic Park III 5:00pm ITV2

Workaholic dad rediscovers childhood adventure and zeal in Steven Spielberg’s swashbuckling insult-battling pirate fighting fun Hook 5:25pm Sky 1

Housemaid's warmth is juxtaposed by emotional frigidity of the focus of her affections in stunning drama The Remains of the Day 6:20pm Sony Movies

Themiscrian demi-deity hunts war-god amid imminent toxi-pocalypse in spectacular sword-swinging acrobatic Bechdel fun Wonder Woman 7:30pm ITV1

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Treacherous trio seek grave of gold in bridge bombing, double crossing, noose shooting western perfection The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 9:00pm Paramount Network

Car crime crew globetrot for mcguffin in motors and mammaries montaging Lykan Hypercar flying utter vehicular lunacy Fast & Furious 7 9:00pm ITV2

A simple man travels through formative years of America’s adolescence without noticing any of it. Also eats some chocolates in anti liberal conservative polemic Forrest Gump 9:00pm Film 4

Demonic superhero, aquatic caporista and fiery woman stand up to evil in Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy fun Hellboy II: The Golden Army 9:00pm ITV4

Elvis hallucinater and ex-prostitute go on run in Tarantino’s cameo fuelled delectably dialogued Pulp Fiction preamble True Romance 9:00pm Sony Movies

American actor Christian Slater on the set of True Romance, written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott. (Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actor Christian Slater on the set of True Romance, written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott. (Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

If anyone can save the queen, so can Terrorist/Thespian/Fish killing supercop Frank Drebin in 10 laughs-per-minute perfection The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 9:00pm COMEDY CENTRAL

After twitter war with critic, El-Jefe takes media savvy son for Cuban sandwiches in ball-flouring, meatilicious road trip Chef 11:45pm Film 4

FBI AGENT! learns surf culture to identify EXTREME presidential bank robbers in sky shooting, buddy-copping, quotable quip quipping classic Point Break (1991) 12:00am BBC One

Vegas dwelling, Commonly-found-object-using-goon-bludgeoner vengefully chases his dream in wordy, stabby, crime comedy Wild Card 12:35am Paramount Network

Honey-trapped teens face homophobic horror amidst federal gun-raid on rapturous church-cult in Kevin Smith's visceral Red State 2:35am Horror Channel

Bullied boy and outcast girl find amity as they dream up an imaginary world in bittersweet tear-jerking wonder Bridge to Terabithia 3:55am Sony Movies

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