The best films to watch on UK TV: Friday, 14 August

Ben Dadds
·3-min read
Pain & Gain, You're Next, The Woman In Black.
Pain & Gain, You're Next, The Woman In Black.

Take your pick from dog tales, tall tales, spooky tales and unbelievable true tales as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Friday, 14 August.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Elephant weathers slings and arrows of dogmatism as he tries to save microcosm from destruction and Seussian allegory in Horton Hears a Who! 12:45pm Film4

Multiple lives of a reincarnating pup trace the life lessons, loves and licks of cross section of society in feel-good family fun A Dog's Purpose 2:30pm Film4

Elderly home-invaders discover fountain of youth in neighbouring alien’s Floridian pool in Ron Howard’s sExtra Terrestrial characterful curio Cocoon 4:30pm Film 4

Psychopathic gangster Frank Sinatra holds household hostage in plot to assassinate the POTUS in electrifying thriller Suddenly 5:00pm Talking Pictures

Closeted maths prodigy navigates murky cause and consequence of cryptography in remarkable tragic true story The Imitation Game 6:45pm Film4

Defrauded of pensions, blue collar service team plan poetic justice upon penthouse swindler in feel good felonious fun Tower Heist 6:50pm Sony Movies

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

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Fake family cross drug thugs and boarders in smidge smuggling, one liner-fuelled criminal comedy We're the Millers 9:00pm ITV2

Awkward foppish hunk falls for well-seasoned beauty in standard setting, endearing British comedy of intimate errors Four Weddings and a Funeral 9:00pm Film4

Bullitt, poster, Steve McQueen, 1968. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
Bullitt, poster, Steve McQueen, 1968. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Tasked with guarding mob snitch, suave suited detective swiftly suspects political scheming in iconic car chasing classic Bullitt 9:00pm ITV4

50 years after his brutal torture Englishman seeks out his Japanese tormentor in effort to escape vortex of trauma The Railway Man 10:45pm BBC One

Unwanted fur coats, sneaky smuggling and stone cold murder when an incorruptible cop investigates a heroin kingpin American Gangster 10:45pm ITV1

Fiscally ruined everyman Jack O’Connell takes TV stocks tipster hostage in Jodie Foster’s taut Wall Street thriller Money Monster 11:05pm Sony Movies

Inspired by his polyamorous relationship, physiologist articulates admiration for female power in courageous and unconventional comic book film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women 11:20pm Film 4

Body building imbeciles extort millionaire's assets in fingerprint BBQing, ludicrously preposterous true crime comedy Pain & Gain 11:55pm Channel 4

Family gathering in remote manor is attacked by anonymous assailants in brain-blending, skull-busting synthy grindhouse horror You're Next 12:50am Horror Channel

Brain munching zombie brainiac, sexually slandered vampire and virginal human put aside differences to battle alien onslaught in Werner Herzog teen-comedy curio Freaks of Nature 2:40am Horror Channel

With their husband/father away, a household of sisters and their mother unsteadily unite in wholesome period piece Little Women 3:25am Sony Movies

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