The best films on TV today: Saturday, 25 July

Ben Dadds
·3 min read
Iron Man 3, The Post, Sicario.
Iron Man 3, The Post, Sicario.

It’s a busy day on TV this Saturday, with a lot to great movies to choose from including the network TV premiere of modern Spielberg classic The Post, Shane Black’s superb Marvel movie Iron Man 3, and Daniel Radcliffe curio. So joins us as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 25 July.

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Skeptical girl discovers miniature forest civilisation facing putrid apocalypse in exhilarating hummingbird riding fantasy Epic 12:40pm Film4

Con artists attempt to defraud freakish family in grave-digging, booby-trapping, hand scampering gothic fun The Addams Family 2:15pm 5 Star

Sky-scraping partiers and residents face death at every turn when a health and safety mishap leads to a disastrous The Towering Inferno 2:55pm ITV4

Boer war veteran faces clash between his duty and conscience after capturing accused and innocent Maori man in grizzled Kiw-estern Tracker 4:10pm Sony Movies

Christopher Lloyd and Raul Julia talking in a scene from the film 'Addams Family Values', 1993. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Christopher Lloyd and Raul Julia talking in a scene from the film 'Addams Family Values', 1993. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)

Infanticidal tweens spoil holiday camp and save uncle from serial killer wife in moustachioed-baby, creepy comedy Addams Family Values 4:25pm 5 Star

Clever bunny and crafty fox solve savage case of anthropomorphic relapse in savvy, stylish noir–nodding social allegory Zootropolis 5:00pm BBC One

Captain yells in storms at friends, underlings, Frenchmen and himself as he prepares for war in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 6:15pm Sony Movies

Tetchy toxophilite becomes face of revolution, survives Mutt mauling and berates her poor innocent cat The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 6:20pm E4

Oscar winning Navy/coming of age classic as a weak, undisciplined man gets the girl and wins respect as An Officer and a Gentleman 9:00pm 5 Star

Alt-girl mix-genius joins misfit songstress team in aca-puking, aca-uplifting, aca-awesome acamaraderie aca-comedy Pitch Perfect 9:00pm ITV2

Shunned minority battle for recognition and equality to proclaim "We're here to stay" in super-powered coming-out allegory X-Men 2 9:00pm E4

Framed for brother's death, driven driver thunders cross-country to clear name in grass-hopping, muscle car mayhem Need for Speed 9:00pm SyFy

Grieving curmudgeonly gunman Clint Eastwood finds meaning in tough-loving local lad and facing down Hispanic gangsters Gran Torino 9:00pm ITV4

Crushed between presidential threats and expectations of influential men, female newspaper owner asserts her moral conviction The Post 9:15pm Channel 4

Ten strangers stranded in an isolated motel discover they have disturbing commonalities in top psychological thriller Identity 10:00pm Alibi

PTSD-ed piano-pitching poncho-pincher fights sinister cynical suit-slicer in extremis-quipping, character-developing Marvel movie Iron Man 3 10:20pm BBC One

Bitter rivals join forces in the flamboyant world of competitive ice skating in deadly moves comedy gem Blades of Glory 11:10pm Film4

Grieving widower makes contact with supernatural psychic, nuisance-calling disaster predictor in creepfest The Mothman Prophecies 11:35pm 5 Star

FBI door-kicker learns first hand the calculated brutality of drug cartels and deliberately disruptive CIA tactics in unflinchingly intense tale Sicario 11:35pm Channel 4

Antisocial teenage misfit’s life turns around under suspect tutelage of charismatic new neighbour in Welsh coming of age comedy curio Just Jim 11:55pm BBC Two

Hated murder suspect's persuasively curious cranium brings out the devil in others in wry, refreshing neo-noir love-tragedy Horns 1:05am Film 4

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