The 20 best films to watch on UK TV today: Saturday, 30 January, 2021

Ben Dadds
·3 min read
Stand By Me, Beautiful Boy, Deadpool 2.
Stand By Me, Beautiful Boy, Deadpool 2.

Choose from addictive dramas, forgotten Francis Ford Coppolas and nostalgic wonders as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 30 January.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Never has a mission to the pub been so hard fought, the beers so deserved, so rightly won and satisfyingly savoured Ice Cold in Alex 11:45am Sony Movies Action

Nine years after family is broken, each face unique emotional complexities on discovery of their kidnapped son The Deep End of the Ocean 12:20pm 5 Star

Appalling plunderer and r/evolutionary thinker vie for delicious dodo: prize pursuing fun The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists 2:00pm SyFy

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Women of all walks and ages find familial sisterhood around southern salon in tear-jerking, wry-witted, barbed comedy Steel Magnolias 2:30pm 5 Star

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 1989: Steel Magnolias actresses Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacClaine, Dolly Parton, and Daryl Hannah pose for a portrait in October 1989 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images)
Steel Magnolias actresses Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacClaine, Dolly Parton, and Daryl Hannah, 1989. (Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images)

Heart eating witches, ghosts and greedy royalists jostle for power over a beautiful star in unconventional romantic fantasy Stardust 3:50pm Film 4

Scorned by fellow Scottish islanders after fatal maritime accident, misfit fisherman searches for lost brethren For Those in Peril 4:10pm Talking Pictures

Four friends brave brutal bullies and vomitus vengeance tale on search for dead body in fully realised, nostalgic wonder Stand by Me 4:55pm 5 Star

Monument demolishing alien's invasion fails due to punchy pilot, quippy shareware scientist and awful firewalls Independence Day 6:20pm Channel 4

Indian curry connoisseur / fine French food feud evolves from rivalry to revelry in feast for the senses The Hundred-Foot Journey 6:35pm 5 Star

Magizoologist become embroiled in magical operation to derail malevolent magicians maniacal plot to install mage-supremacist reich upon muggles Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 8:00pm ITV2

Watch a trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Medieval witchfinders become subjects of inquisition by blasphemous villagers in disembowelling, throat slitting horror Black Death 9:00pm Horror Channel

Exploding gum, marvelous masks, trains Vs helicopters and comically incongruous email in Tom Cruise and Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible 9:00pm Sky 1

Hardy sword-fishermen foolishly brave the faceless malevolence of a furious ocean in rogue wave smashing true story The Perfect Storm 9:00pm Paramount Network

Regenerating degenerate battles to save soul of prison walleting boy in anarchic chaos of his own misadventure: wholly hilarious X-force fun Deadpool 2 9:00pm Channel 4

Bound by their fractious love, father and son fight for survival against scowling face of addiction's tempest. Wholly authentic and affecting tour de force drama Beautiful Boy 10:00pm BBC Two

Watch a trailer for Beautiful Boy

Mysterious man courts the affection of New York’s elite whilst hiding his real motives, top marmite period drama The Great Gatsby (1974) 11:10pm Talking Pictures TV

Titty twisting, genital gunning, vampire band playing, holy-water-condom-bomb-face-melting horror comedy fun From Dusk Till Dawn 11:35pm Paramount Network

Astral projecting parents pursue comatose kid Further from ceiling squatting crimson faced demon in haunted house horror Insidious 11:45pm 5 Star

Tormented by consequences of his work, master surveiller falls into troubling quandary in aurally intense Francis Ford Coppola thriller The Conversation 11:55pm BBC Two

Fiercely intense man rides boiling froth of hate and hurt, love and lust as he clashes with convention: countercultural classic Look Back in Anger 1:45am BBC Two

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