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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