The best films on TV today: Friday, 24 July

Ben Dadds
·2 min read
Sabotage, Elle, Pitch Perfect 2.
Sabotage, Elle, Pitch Perfect 2.

There’s a something for everyone today – from iconic war films to musical wonders and a Kubrick classic – as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Friday, 24 July.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

British bomb genius and dog’s racist owner join forces to ruin nazi civil engineering projects in epic true story The Dam Busters 1:25pm Film4

Emotionally broken morbid aspiring poet and a hypochondriac outcast form fast friendship in bittersweet tear jerker My Girl 4:50pm Sony Movies

Snowbound hulk and alcoholi-dad stave off ruthless drug dealers’ cabin assault in fiery axe-wielding toxophilic exhilarator Braven 9:00pm Sony Movies Action

Fundamental misunderstanding of neurology causes dying drug-mule to hallucinate her delusion of grandeur in spectacular fun Lucy 9:00pm Film4

V-flashing Bellas face sexually confusing German nemesi in password-farting, aca-irreverent aca-feel-good aca-fun Pitch Perfect 2 10:00pm Channel 4

Hyper-observant wing-chun-discombobulater unravels cult leader's nefarious plot in devious Victorian mystery fun Sherlock Holmes 10:45pm ITV1

Anonymously hunted, hyper-macho corrupt feds falls apart in Arnie's body-mulching, room-clearing, ballistic badassery Sabotage 10:45pm Film 4

Terror beyond measure when a father turns on his family in Kubrick's meticulous and reflective Rorschach masterpiece The Shining 10:50pm BBC One

Just out of prison The Rock evades drug-withdrawn cop and philosophical killer whilst making good on his personal kill-list Faster 11:05pm Sony Movies

Rival bounty hunters agree precarious ploy to collect criminal gang’s dead-or-dead reward in taut, atmospheric and iconic spaghetti western perfection For a Few Dollars More 11:20pm BBC Two

Self-made successful games designer finds solace in stoicism after brutal assault, before seeking affections of her attacker in Paul Verhoeven’s unsettling moral quandary Elle 00:55am Film 4

Everything coming to streaming in August:

New on Sky Cinema in August

Coming to Disney+ in August

New on Netflix UK in August