The best films to watch on UK TV today: Sunday 20 December

Ben Dadds
·5 min read
The Hitman's Bodyguard, The Death of Stalin, Warrior.
The Hitman's Bodyguard, The Death of Stalin, Warrior.

From kids favourites to high brow satire, James Bond, and beyond there’s a movie for everyone today as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Sunday, 20 December, 2020.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Skeptical girl discovers miniature forest civilisation facing putrid apocalypse in exhilarating hummingbird riding fantasy Epic 7:30am Channel 4

Brainwashed by forest fairy, woodsman leads miniature militia against legitimate logging company in Avatar inspirer FernGully: The Last Rainforest 8:00am E4

Petty con artist helps fraudster couple go on run amid luscious locales of Greek antiquities in taut thriller The Two Faces of January 11:00am Film 4

Disowned by his aristocratic family, a man plans to kill Alec Guinness eight times to assure his fortune Kind Hearts and Coronets 1:15pm Talking Pictures

Alec Guinness sitting on the scene from the play 'Kind Hearts and Coronets,' December 1948 (Photo by Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
Alec Guinness sitting on the scene from the play 'Kind Hearts and Coronets,' December 1948 (Photo by Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Selfish journo's recurring day of hopelessness evolves into revelation of selflessness and love in Zen-like comedy Groundhog Day 1:15pm Dave

Duped into indentured servitude by waxy drunk, bullied poor kid wins girl's heart by publicly face kicking pretty-boy The Karate Kid (1984) 2:15pm Channel 5

Ex-army entertainers help failing Inn, fall for singing Sisters and find The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing White Christmas 2:30pm Channel 4

Pure fairy forest protector turns to vengeful wrath only to realise folly of her fury in protagonist inverting fantasy Maleficent 2:45pm BBC One

CoE poet and cosmological genius forge unconventional love in face of MND, fame and temptation- flawless gem The Theory of Everything 3:45pm Sony Movies

Bill Murray learns to love homeless, evades a psychotically deranged employee and gets fairy-punched. Christmas comedy Scrooged 4:30pm COMEDY CENTRAL

Bond boils man in mud, tracks diamond smugglers, joy rides a moon buggy and evades a cake-bomb Diamonds Are Forever 4:40pm ITV1

Actor Sean Connery and actress Lana Wood on the set of Diamonds Are Forever. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actor Sean Connery and actress Lana Wood on the set of Diamonds Are Forever. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Time-slipped boy awakens years after disappearing to inventive engaging alien adventure in mercurial mystery Flight of the Navigator 5:00pm SyFy

Epic embezzler Leonardo DiCaprio impersonates pilots, doctors and FBI agents in Spielberg’s shockingly true story Catch Me if You Can 5:50pm BBC Two

Captain yells in storms at friends underlings, Frenchmen and himself as he prepares for war Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 6:15pm Sony Movies

Rule breaking space scoundrels face punch-proof white supremacist and incur wrath of Robocop in sexy SciFi Star Trek Into Darkness 6:25pm Film 4

Nic Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo cause criminal chaos on and off prison plane in human message dropping fun Con Air 6:30pm COMEDY CENTRAL

Slinky straightening scientists save city from evil art's baby possessing slimepocalypse in endearing feelgood fun Ghostbusters II 6:50pm SyFy

Overgrown orphan Will Ferrell eats pavement gum, delivers life lessons, Xmas cheer, epic belches and massive offence to a Lannister Elf 7:00pm Sky 1

Top comedy as John Candy’s hatchet burying, dog overfeeding, irresponsible bachelor looks after his brothers kids Uncle Buck 7:00pm ITV2

Young/Old man evades sort of suicidal self and hapless hit-men to protect greatest child actor of our time in high concept Sci Fi Looper 9:00pm SyFy

Feuding murderer and personal protector fractiously unite to convict war criminal in car/bike/boat stunting fun The Hitman's Bodyguard 9:00pm Film 4

Morose widower travels to remote marsh house and encounters infanticidal ghost in Gothic fog bound British chiller The Woman in Black 9:00pm Horror Channel

Painted blue, Scotsman flashes Celtic jewels at English, finds French lady love and gets utterly ruined on epic nation wide fight for freedom Braveheart 9:00pm Sony Movies

Deceased dictator continues to cast chaos on subordinates in their subsequent struggle for power in obsidian farce The Death of Stalin 9:30pm BBC Two

Under charismatic spell of dreamy boy-friend's charm, woman struggles to come to terms with his monstrous crimes in unnerving true story Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile 10:00pm Sky Living

POW's 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

Seeking Aussie sex, misfit mates find their pool puking, koala punching, pastafarian provoking inner anger song The Inbetweeners 2 11:05pm Channel 4

Marine trains under estranged dad to battle brother in MMA tournament- one-punch-KO-ing, fraternal fighting limb breaker Warrior 11:20pm Film 4

Introverted city kid Sean Astin must become leader of men when Kevin Bacon's woodland camping excursion falls apart in knife wielding coming of age adventure White Water Summer 11:35pm Talking Pictures

Sports-cheat, crestfallen-commitaphobe and church puker reach clarity on xmas eve in shroom fuelled chaotic comedy The Night Before 12:00am COMEDY CENTRAL

Bank loaning lady incurs gypsy debter's curse in Sam Raimi's corpse juice swallowing, eyeball caking, gum gnawing horror Drag Me to Hell 2:05am Film 4

Just out of prison The Rock evades drug-withdrawn Cop and philosophical Killer whilst making good on his personal kill-list Faster 3:00am Sony Movies

Rule breaking prodigal dancer finds self belief and love in spectacular steps and sparkles romantic drama Strictly Ballroom 3:00am Channel 5

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