There are some real treats in store for film fans on telly today as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Friday, 21 August. Sony Movies has fashion designer Tom Ford’s fantastic first two films on back-to-back, while Film4 has a plethora of treats all day long including a late night play of Michael Mann’s seminal crime flick Heat.
To celebrate the Freeview premiere of Tom Ford’s superb Nocturnal Animals, Sony Movies is hosting a Twitter watch-along as the film airs on @SonyMovieUK. Viewers can join in the conversation too by using the hashtags #SonyMoviesWatchParty and #NocturnalAnimals.
Some films may require a Sky subscription.
Elderly home-invaders discover fountain of youth in neighbouring alien’s Floridian pool in Ron Howard’s s-extra terrestrial characterful curio Cocoon 11:00am Film4
Brainwashed by forest fairy, woodsman leads miniature militia against legitimate logging company in Avatar inspirer FernGully: The Last Rainforest 1:20pm Film4
Local thug murders rival, marries witness and descends into spiral of self destruction in chilling British noir Brighton Rock (1947) 6:40pm Talking Pictures
Hedgehog munching detective duo and gypsy woman hunt warmongering genius in anachronistic adventure Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 8:00pm ITV2
Numerically challenged chap and big-eyed girl find friend-sex and flash mobs in atypical, quick quipping comedy Friends With Benefits 9:00pm Comedy Central
Abused by child, corporate slave dumps directives to annihilate drug messiah in brain transplanting, blood squibbing fun RoboCop 2 9:00pm ITV4
Hulking, bearded bully-boy Sheriff Gerard Butler loses his family as he pins down professional bank heisting cop killers in battle of wills Den of Thieves 9:00pm Film4
Sexy/schlubby self-proclaimed crime fighters battle beach corruption in wry, junk-trapped, tongue-in-cheek hilarity Baywatch 9:00pm E4
Emotionally empty woman finds hope and horror in ex’s allegoric tale of her murder and avengement in abrasive beauty Nocturnal Animals 10:00pm Sony Movies
Seeking Aussie sex, misfit mates find their pool puking, koala punching, pastafarian provoking inner anger song The Inbetweeners 2 10:00pm Channel 4
New romantic 80s biker punks press-gang teen while bouffanted brother seeks idiotic assistance in superb sax-jamming vampire treat The Lost Boys 10:45pm BBC One
Scenery chewing cop Al Pacino finds strange synergy with restrained opponent Robert De Niro in intense bank robbing face off Heat 11:50pm Film4
Astral projecting parents pursue comatose kid Further from ceiling squatting crimson faced demon in haunted house horror Insidious 11:05pm 5 Star
Devastated by the death of his partner of 16 years, a gay academic prepares for suicide. Contemplative and moving Tom Ford-directed drama A Single Man 00:20am Sony Movies
Two road tripping brothers mess with the wrong road hogging trucker in pulpy road movie thriller Joy Ride 12:30pm Horror Channel
Wily bike courier Joseph Gordon Levitt tears round New York evading crooks and cops in frenetic fixed-frame macguffin hunting fun Premium Rush 2:25am Sony Movies