The best films to watch on UK TV today: Saturday, 24 October

Ben Dadds
·4 min read
A Fantastic Woman, The World's End, Apostasy.
A Fantastic Woman, The World's End, Apostasy.

Take your pick from riveting religious dramas, LGBT tales, skin-crawling horrors and more as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 24 October.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Never has a mission to the pub been so hard fought, beers so deserved, so rightly won, and satisfyingly savoured than in Ice Cold in Alex 10:35am Sony Movies Action

Classic Ealing comedy when Alec Guinness’s perfect plans go awry in must see cinematic perfection The Ladykillers (1955) 10:35am Film4

Unlikely sheep-pig befriends animals, learns new shepherding skills, is inducted into secret society of friends and wins children’s hearts Babe 12:55pm ITV1

Dumped by previous motivator, All Valley Karate Champion spends college tuition on Japanese lesson in honour culture and drum technique splurge The Karate Kid Part II 4:25pm 5 Star

Shenandoah, poster, (from left): Rosemary Forsyth, Glenn Corbett, Doug McClure, James Stewart, Charles Robinson, Phillip Alford, 1965. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
Shenandoah, poster, (from left): Rosemary Forsyth, Glenn Corbett, Doug McClure, James Stewart, Charles Robinson, Phillip Alford, 1965. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

When tragedy visits, pacifist widower must act despite efforts keep his children out of the Civil War in moving drama Shenandoah 4:40pm Paramount Network

Vegetarian predator helps gambling addicted sea creature single the fishy-mob in undersea kids coming-out allegory Shark Tale 4:55pm ITV2

CoE poet and cosmological genius forge unconventional love in face of MND, fame and temptation- flawless gem The Theory of Everything 5:35pm Sony Movies

Vietnam vets and sly scientists explore hidden land of MUTO monsters and mega mammals in helicopter hurticane heaven Kong: Skull Island 6:45pm ITV2

Kong: Skull Island director hits back at Cinema Sins
Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island. (Warner Bros.)

Tantalised at prospect of maliciously manipulating and torturing innocent teen, villain's psychopath friend quits toxic waste empire to brutalise boy The Karate Kid Part III 6:45pm 5 Star

With ambition exceeding ability, indomitable outsider soars ‘til his ability meets his ambition in endearing wonder Eddie the Eagle 6:50pm Film 4

Unappreciated entertainer saves wedding, ruins another and falls for philanderer's fiancé in flight finagling fun The Wedding Singer 9:00pm Comedy Central

Miserable millionaire's life becomes psychological hell of clowns, keys and chaos in David Fincher's enigmatic thriller The Game 9:00pm Sony Movies

Youthful, psychic, eye-blasting, teleporting heroes stand against megalomanical recycling fanatic in mutagenic fun X-Men: Apocalypse 9:00pm Film 4

Lawyer's family is stalked by cheek-biting, unhinged monster of his own making in Scorsese's queasy, nerve shredding gem Cape Fear (1991) 9:00pm 5 Star

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 29: The movie "The Great Gatsby", directed by Jack Clayton, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Seen here from left, Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan and Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby. Initial theatrical release March 29, 1974.  Screen capture. A Paramount Picture. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
The movie "The Great Gatsby", directed by Jack Clayton. Seen here from left, Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan and Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby. (CBS via Getty Images)

Mysterious man courts the affection of New York’s elite whilst hiding his real motives, top marmite period drama The Great Gatsby (1974) 9:40pm Talking Pictures

When teenage pregnancy prompts social ostracisation, religious family are forced to face reality of their dogma in revelatory, devastating drama Apostasy (2017) 10:00pm BBC Two

Watch: The trailer for Apostasy

Lost footage explores the vitality of nascent new musical movement as iconic Jamaican makes his mark Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend 11:00pm Sky Arts

Three formative periods unravel struggles and motivations driving young man from neglected youth to self awareness in exquisite, nuanced character study Moonlight 11:20pm Channel 4

Alcoholic nostalgist reforms formative friends for blue-blooded-blankbot-battering pub crawl in quick-quipping comedy The World's End 11:30pm ITV4

Three disparate individuals are unknowingly tied together by fate in heart-breaking, non linear, complex-character drama 21 Grams 11:40pm Sony Movies

Amnesiac girl returns from asylum to endure A Tale Of Two Sisters under malign care of step mother in creepy cutty fun The Uninvited 00:10pm BBC One

What We Do in the Shadows may be getting a sequel - Credit: Madman Entertainment
What We Do in the Shadows may be getting a sequel - Credit: Madman Entertainment

Deviant Kiwi vampire flatmates bicker and bite in sandwich nuancing, hypnotic mockumentary marvel What We Do in the Shadows 00:30am BBC Two

After witnessing death of her boyfriend, a trans woman is subjected to accusations and envy from grieving family in heartfelt meditation on loss and otherness A Fantastic Woman 1:20am Channel 4

Shirtless befriender of bears saves tycoon's granddaughter from yakuza in ninja mulching, robo-samurai stabbing fun The Wolverine 1:35am Film 4

Young pretty things learn to fear sharp/blunt/heavy/light/wet/dry/soft/ hard/fast/slow/hot/cold things equally Final Destination 1:40am ITV2

Retired couple must chose to fight for or flee hopeful life in French countryside when terrorised by teen-sociopaths: shovel slaying brutal and bloody boomer horror Offensive 2:15am Horror Channel

Boer war veteran faces clash between his duty and conscience after capturing accused and innocent Maori man in grizzled Kiw-estern Tracker 3:55am Sony Movies

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