Christmas 2020 TV guide: The best films on UK telly for New Year's Eve

Ben Dadds
·4-min read
Withnail & I, Skyfall, Twins.
Withnail & I, Skyfall, Twins.

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

Paddington, Princesses, Poseidons and Perfect Pitches as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for New Year’s Eve 2020.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Women of all walks and ages find familial sisterhood around southern salon: tear-jerking, wry-witted, barbed comedy Steel Magnolias 10:00am Channel 5

True love fuels swashbuckling ROUS-stabbing poison-riddling giant-rhyming inconceivable magical meta-adventure The Princess Bride 10:00am COMEDY CENTRAL

Gigantified by wedding day meteor, woman joins BOB and cockroach to battle extraterrestrials in robot fighting fun Monsters vs Aliens 10:25am BBC One

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Alien entity assumes Jeff Bridges' human form and hitches across America in John Carpenter's emotive, uplifting cult SciFi Starman 11:00am Horror Channel

Alien Starman, performed by the American actor Jeff Bridges, sweetly strokes Jenny Hayden's face, the human performed by the American actress Karen Allen, in a romantic scene from the John Carpenter's Starman. USA, 1984.. (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images)
Alien Starman (Jeff Bridges) sweetly strokes Jenny Hayden's face (Karen Allen), in a romantic scene from the John Carpenter's Starman. (Mondadori via Getty Images)

Ex army entertainers help failing Inn, fall for singing Sisters and find The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing White Christmas 11:30am More 4

Rebellious slave leads gladiator army against tyranny in Kubrick's sex soaked, flame rolling anti McCarthy allegory Spartacus 11:30am ITV4

Seven British pensioners each seek love, respect, sex and emotional adventure in colourful Gray's drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 12:20pm Channel 5

After incinerating nemesis, supervillain faces existential crisis, depression and multiple identity disorder in kids comedy Megamind 12:50pm Film 4

Health and safety lapses allow Sam L Jackson to chain-smoke in office environment and dinosaurs to eat corpulent hacker Jurassic Park 2:50pm ITV2

Scene from 1993 motion picture Jurassic Park (Photo by Murray Close/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Scene from 1993 motion picture Jurassic Park (Photo by Murray Close/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

Mismatched survivors have their world turned upside down as they are forced to escape capsized cruise ship The Poseidon Adventure 3:20pm ITV4

With their husband/father away, a household of sisters and their mother unsteadily unite in wholesome period piece Little Women (1994) 4:05pm Sony Movies

Marmalade munching ear-brushing self-taping furry catastrophe seeks London home in guffaw inducing immigration analogy Paddington 5:15pm Channel 4

Elderly expats pursue expansionist British dream of turning more Indian land into vibrant cash cow The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5:35pm More 4

Due to lack of most basic text messaging to warn the public, a malicious monkey proceeds to liquefy American's internal organs Outbreak 6:25pm 5 Star

V-flashing Bellas face sexually confusing German nemesi in password farting, aca-irreverent aca-feel-good aca-fun Pitch Perfect 2 6:45pm Film 4

Frank Sinatra gains respect of fellow prisoners, leads escape from POW camp and hijacks train in WW2 adventure Von Ryan's Express 8:00pm Sony Movies Action

Hulking crisis negotiator and small... time crook find forgotten fraternity in stunt driving, road tripping, endearing odd couple comedy Twins 8:00pm ITV4

Arnold Schwarzenegger looking back at Danny DeVito in a scene from the film 'Twins', 1988. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Arnold Schwarzenegger looking back at Danny DeVito in a scene from the film 'Twins', 1988. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)

Failed nun manipulates kids using curtain couture in scheme to marry edelweiss obsessed aristocratic millionaire The Sound of Music 8:00pm BBC Four

Tom Cruise’s new dream job drops him in-between vicious mafia overlords and unforgiving FBI agents in top Grisham drama The Firm 9:00pm Sky Living

Bond hits rock bottom, chats up bad guy, feeds henchman to reptile, goes old school, tries aqua JuJitsu and returns to form Skyfall 9:00pm ITV1

Overachieving officer takes on cake scoffing cops, NWA and serial killer in hound yarp-ing, decaffeinated driver comedy gem Hot Fuzz 9:00pm ITV2

Edgar Wright's cop comedy 'Hot Fuzz'. (Credit: Universal)
Edgar Wright's cop comedy 'Hot Fuzz'. (Credit: Universal)

Four friends fail at fun & find love- ant bitten, old lady bedding, child drowning, poo snorting comedy The Inbetweeners Movie 9:00pm E4

Confronted by orally obsessed officer, lazy lawyer grows a conscience in truth-not-handling court room powerhouse A Few Good Men 9:00pm 5 Star

Accidentally heroic, monologuing journal junky frontiersman befriends Sioux- sweeping ballad of mutual respect Dances With Wolves 10:20pm Sony Movies Action

Family gathering in remote manor is attacked by anonymous assailants in brain blending, skull busting synthy grindhouse You're Next 11:05pm Horror Channel

Destitute thespians indulge in self-pity, Camberwell carrots and booze in plastic bag lamenting unparalleled comedy Withnail and I 11:15pm Film 4

An Asian father struggles with the assimilation of his family and his desires for tradition in Top British film East Is East 12:55am Channel 4

Hospital besieged patients and medics endure tentacled transcendental onslaught: visceral vicious loveletter to Lovecraft The Void 12:55am Horror Channel

Happily sexual, pot smoking authentic teens are stalked by hollow-hearted murder-maniac: John Carpenter’s aurally iconic standard setting bloodless slasher Halloween 1:25am Film 4

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