The best films on TV: Thursday, 30 April

Backdraft, The Passenger, Phantasm.

Fiery thrills, a lesser known Jack Nicholson classic, and and Oscar-winning drama are in the mix today as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Thursday, 30 April.

Backpacking douche discovers monster's retreat, woos Dracula's daughter and throws party in Genndy Tartakovsky's animated adventure Hotel Transylvania 7:10pm ITV2

Family face malevolent onslaught of alien origin in kid catatonicising, bird confusing, glass headbutting creepfest Dark Skies 9:00pm Horror Channel

Twisty semi-superheroic drama when Bruce Willis survives a horrific accident and gradually realises he may be Unbreakable 9:00pm Sony Movies

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

Against all odds, visionary tactician forever amends concept of human dignity and fate of millions in flawless masterwork Lincoln 9:00pm Film 4

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Estranged firefighting brothers, living in their dad’s shadow track down an arsonist in spectacular flaming action film Backdraft 10:00pm Sky Living

Bereaved brothers undertake take-down of undertaking Tall-man in goo-mutating, transdimensional horror Phantasm 10:55pm Horror Channel

The poster for 1979 horror film Phantasm.

Space faring serial killer slaughters fanatical foes in prison rioting, cup killing, Judi Dench-starring sci-fi thriller The Chronicles of Riddick 11:20pm 5 Star

Attempting to escape his troubles, a despondent Jack Nicholson swaps identities and lives with a dead doppelgänger in The Passenger 00:15am Talking Pictures TV

Everything new on streaming in May:

Netflix UK: May’s new releases

NOW TV: May’s new releases

Amazon Prime Video UK: May's new releases

Disney+ UK: May's new releases

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