The best films on TV today: Wednesday, 27 May

Pitch Black, American Made, The Rise.

Choose from teenage time travellers, outrageous true stories and philosophical comedies as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for today: Wednesday, 27 May.

A cynical grifter hustles his way to comfort before exposing a spy in sharply scripted and uncommonly funny POW drama Stalag 17 11:00am Film4

Tall tales told turn tension to affection for an estranged father and son in shoeless, Siamese twin saving catfish saga Big Fish 4:30pm Sony Movies

Adolescent inventors incur time-machine’s tempest of chaotic consequence in Back To The Future-homaging found-footage thriller Project Almanac 6:45pm Film4

Living below gravitationally inverted parallel earth, amorous inventor seeks amnesiac soulmate: whimsically surreal sci-fantasy curio Upside Down 6:50pm Sony Movies

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Stranded in exploded lunar lander, astronaut trio must science their way 200,000 miles home to earth in spectacular, astonishingly true story Apollo 13 8:00pm ITV4

'Born on the Fourth of July' or 'Né un 4 juillet' 1989 directed by Oliver Stone. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Getty Images)

Mentally and physically shattered by war, man finds meaning in Mexican linguistics and political activism in Born on the Fourth of July 9:00pm Sky Atlantic

Dark, violent, charismatic sci-fi as a group of travellers must survive an alien onslaught with a murderer in their midst in Pitch Black 9:00pm Sony Movies

Bored pilot finds excitement as gun-running-drug-smuggling-money-launderer for CIA/cartels: astonishingly true tale American Made 9:00pm Film4

Liam Neeson pursues the man who wronged him meeting mirages, thieves and mystics in metaphysical, philosophical western Seraphim Falls 1:20am Sony Movies

Hapless pair take absurdist journey through the human condition in philosophical comedy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence 1:50am Film 4

Framed by crime king, Leeds lad orchestrates master plan of poetic justice in innovative, phenomenal British heist treat The Rise 1:55am Channel 4

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