The best films to watch on UK TV today: Saturday, 5 December, 2020

Ben Dadds
·3 min read
Flash Gordon, Kill List, Safe.
Flash Gordon, Kill List, Safe.

Take your pick from Oscar-winning dramas, heartfelt westerns and breathtaking fantasies and more as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 5 December.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Imbued with the power of Green, son of evil antagonist must join forces with dad to defeat Meowthra The Six-Toed Beast The LEGO Ninjago Movie 12:40pm ITV2

Triple time travelling teen breaks history, visits hoverboarding future, idealised past and Trumpian dystopian present in flawless sequel Back to the Future Part II 1:50pm ITV1

Forsaken by friends as killers approach, a lawman must fight for his life in revolutionary real-time McCarthyism allegory High Noon 2:30pm Paramount Network

High Noon, poster, Gary Cooper, 1952. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
High Noon, poster, Gary Cooper, 1952. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

One-eyed storytelling origami magician seeks parent’s legacy in breathtaking myth and mystery fantasy Kubo and the Two Strings 2:35pm Film 4

Lost in New York, timid hound and rehoused stray survive sewers, maniacal bunny and each other to make it home to their owner: family fun The Secret Life of Pets 4:50pm ITV2

Boer war veteran faces clash between his duty and conscience after capturing accused and innocent Maori man in grizzled Kiw-estern Tracker 4:55pm Sony Movies

Aryan athlete averts merciless megalomaniac's apocalypse in Brian Blessed bellowing, Queen themed fun Flash Gordon 5:00pm ITV4

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Heart eating witches, ghosts and greedy royalists jostle for power over a beautiful star in unconventional romantic fantasy Stardust 5:35pm Sky 1

Suicidal slugger Jason Statham goes on kill spree to protect 11-year-old maths genius from cops and gangsters in henchmen-harming fun Safe 9:00pm Sky 1

Unsung, troubled genius works through his daddy issues under the tutelage of Robin Williams’ sage advice in powerful drama Good Will Hunting 9:00pm 5 Star

After abandoning family to go native, man returns to help Cate Blanchett save daughter from prostitution in dark western The Missing 9:00pm Sony Movies

Blending addicted Will Smith finds himself the subject of a secret service smack down in conspiracy thriller Enemy of the State 9:00pm ITV4

Steve Martin and John Candy sit in a destroyed car in a scene from the film 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles', 1987. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Steve Martin and John Candy sit in a destroyed car in a scene from the film 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles', 1987. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)

Bed sharing, car arsoning odd couple comedy as Steve Martin and John Candy share a convoluted charismatic journey / not pillows Planes, Trains and Automobiles 9:00pm Film 4

Amid an English heat wave, naive boy ferries illicit messages between upper-class debutant and farmer in period drama The Go-Between 10:05pm Talking Pictures TV

IMF overachiever gambles his life- truly astonishing, taut, gender equalising, multi-mcguffin hunt Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation 10:45pm Film 4

Geneticist Adrien Brody creates violence prone hermaphrodite mutants before bedding avian hybrid sex-pest in freakish fun Splice 12:30am Horror Channel

Lurking menace and repulsive violence as two hit men get in over their heads. Unsettling, twisted abhorrent Brit horror Kill List 1:20am Film 4

Blue collar Bacon family endure hypnotic stress of ghoulish girl in Richard Matheson’s expertly executed chiller Stir of Echoes 2:35am Horror Channel

With their husband/father away, a household of sisters and their mother unsteadily unite in wholesome period piece Little Women 3:40am Sony Movie Channel

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