The best films on TV: Wednesday, 20 May

The Cable Guy, Lakeview Terrace, Julie & Julia.

Why not celebrate humpday by watching a film on TV today? You can choose from a sprawling Australian war drama, Die-Hard-in-a-hockey-stadium or an astonishing life affirming documentary as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV today: Wednesday, 20 May.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Four skilled mercs hired to rescue a rich man’s wife shoot, kill and explode their way across the Old West in The Professionals 11:00am Film4

Two Australian sprinters follow idealistic fervour into the wasteful workings of an unwinnable war in Peter Weir's Gallipoli 3:55pm Film4

The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, lobbycard, (aka THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD), Kathryn Grant, Kerwin Mathews, 1958. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Sexy snake-lady strips, sailors eat a baby monster, and get squished by cyclops in Ray Harryhausen’s The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 4:00pm Horror Channel

An uncomfortable tragic comedy regarding unrequited friendship, Jim Carrey stars in Ben Stiller's The Cable Guy 7:05pm Sony Movies

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Antisocial racist makes neighbour's lives a living hell while literal and metaphorical fire draws near in Sam Jackson’s Lakeview Terrace 9:00pm Horror Channel

A profiler must track a serial killer using the advice of one Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann’s chromatically emotive Manhunter 9:00pm Sky Atlantic

Inexplicably English DEA agent's poor parenting precipitates meth-head feud in chump-bashing deep southern action fun Homefront 9:00pm Sony Movies

Jean Claude Van Damme stands over the crowd in a scene from the film 'Sudden Death', 1995. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)

Ex-fire fighter brings the Van-Dammage to terrorists during ice hockey finals in mascot-killing, chopper fireball-ing fun Sudden Death 9:00pm ITV4

Abandoned astronaut sciences himself into a poo-planting, potato farming, space pirate to aid maverick rescue mission The Martian 9:00pm Film4

Deep cover agent feeds gangster's lion, hacks off limbs with saw and forgoes his family for duty, in stunning true story Donnie Brasco 11:05pm Sony Movies

American actor Ronny Cox on the set of RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven. (Photo by Orion Pictures Corporation/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Killed-cop-cyborg seeks bullet bathed vengeance in penis shooting, toxic waste mutilating, visceral dystopian catharsis RoboCop (1987) 11:10pm ITV4

Manipulated by malevolent puppetmaster, ineffectual everyman plays game of arson, amputation and assault in conspiracy horror 13 Sins 00:55am Horror Channel

After suffering a catastrophic stroke, lyricist loses his capacity for language in life affirming documentary The Possibilities Are Endless 1:35am Film4

Parallel narratives interweave present day food blogger with influential '50s French cookery guru in the delectable Julie & Julia 3:35am Sony Movie 

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