Christmas 2020 TV guide: The best films on UK telly for Monday, 28 December

Ben Dadds
·5 min read
Allied, Mandy, The Fugitive.
Allied, Mandy, The Fugitive.

Christmas is finally here, and to guide you through the season we’ll be sharing the best movies on TV every day.

Choose from murder-mysteries, high stakes thrills and new dimensions in horror as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Monday, 28 December, 2020.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Elderly home-invaders discover fountain of youth in neighbouring alien’s Floridian pool in Ron Howard’s sExtra Terrestrial characterful curio Cocoon 10:05am More 4

Mistaken for burglar, hairy marmalade licker flees pink-clad-prison to involve family in train robbery in pure delight Paddington 2 10:20am BBC One

Tantalised at prospect of maliciously manipulating and torturing innocent teen, villain's psychopath friend quits toxic waste empire to brutalise boy The Karate Kid Part III 10:35am Channel 5

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Youthful gangsters vie for power and love by flinging pies in the oddly unsettling Freudian musical Bugsy Malone 10:50am ITV3

Bugsy Malone, lobbycard, from left: John Cassisi, Jodie Foster, Scott Baip, 1976. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
Bugsy Malone, lobbycard, from left: John Cassisi, Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, 1976. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Always in the wrong place at the right time, unlicensed balloon selling nudist fails to solve series of murders A Shot in the Dark 11:00am Film 4

Unappreciated working man battles boss, in-laws, suicidal felines and incomprehensible electrics to provide as family festivities unravel National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 11:25am ITV1

Self-educated/reliant infant inflicts poetic punishment upon abusive adults in Roald Dahl’s magical marvelous merriment Matilda 12:55pm Channel 5

Distraught girl's emotions navigate her labyrinthine psyche to save her wellbeing in nuanced, affecting abstract wonder Inside Out 1:20pm BBC One

'Inside Out' is one of the most interesting Pixar films to hit Disney+. (Credit: Pixar/Disney)
'Inside Out' is one of the most interesting Pixar films to hit Disney+. (Credit: Pixar/Disney)

Poirot’s pleasant transcontinental train trip turns tricky when a universally despised chap is shuffled off Murder on the Orient Express (1974) 2:10pm BBC Two

Health and safety lapses allow Sam L Jackson to chain-smoke in office environment and dinosaurs to eat corpulent hacker Jurassic Park 2:40pm ITV2

Against all odds wolf-raised-mancub faces brutal bully in astonishingly realised faithfully told tale of self-belief The Jungle Book (2016) 3:00pm BBC One

Con artists attempt to defraud freakish family in grave digging, booby trapping, hand scampering, murderously gothic fun The Addams Family (1991) 3:00pm Channel 5

Angel and demon make wager over love and envy of Mexican childhood friends in afterlife exploring, vibrantly vivid fable The Book of Life 3:15pm Film 4

Bed sharing, car arsoning odd couple comedy as Steve Martin and John Candy share a convoluted charismatic journey / not pillows Planes, Trains and Automobiles 4:05pm Channel 4

Steve Martin and John Candy sit in a destroyed car in a scene from the film 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles', 1987. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Steve Martin and John Candy sit in a destroyed car in a scene from the film 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles', 1987. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)

Upon Egyptian cruise, master Belgian detective eventually solves preventable run of monetarily motivated murders Death on the Nile 4:15pm BBC Two

Infanticidal tweens spoil holiday camp and save uncle from serial killer wife in moustachioed baby creepy comedy Addams Family Values 5:05pm Channel 5

Driven to insanity by hunger, once proud New-Yorker craves his best friend's striped flesh in brine spitting kids comedy Madagascar 5:05pm Film 4

Friended by unicorn loving jort wearing jolly giant, school-peaker is thrown into banana fighting conspiracy Central Intelligence 6:50pm Film 4

Stranded in exploded lunar lander, astronaut trio must science their way 200,000 miles home to earth in spectacular, astonishingly true story Apollo 13 7:00pm Sky 1

Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton in zero gravity in a scene from the film 'Apollo 13', 1995. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton in zero gravity in a scene from the film 'Apollo 13', 1995. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)

Seeking villainous boss for their existentially broken species, begoggled haphazard bumblers find criminal/ban-nana fun Minions 7:10pm ITV2

Seven British pensioners each seek love, respect, sex and emotional adventure in colourful Gray's drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 8:00pm Channel 5

Desert drifter plays rival gangs off each other and gives harsh hand-gunning tutorial in corpse kidnapping classic A Fistful of Dollars 9:00pm Paramount Network

Failed baker's inadequacies ruin best-friendship in designer dress soiling, puppy stealing, cop sexing lol comedy Bridesmaids 9:00pm ITV2

Nazi assassinating intelligence officer faces an impossible choice when his wife is falls under suspicion of being a German double agent in intense thriller Allied 9:00pm Film 4

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Admitted to psych-ward, disillusioned misfit free-loving 1960s teen befriends rebellious charismatic misanthrope Girl, Interrupted 9:00pm Sony Movies

Helium toking pilot mounts sleepy weasel in myopic radar reading, jet fuelled BBQ-ing and sexy pizza eating slap-stick Hot Shots! 9:00pm COMEDY CENTRAL

The few survivors of vampire onslaught on Alaskan town battle bloodlusting baddies in axe-decapitating, JCB melee 30 Days of Night 10:00pm SyFy

Tom cruise eats wrong sandwich and kidnaps precognitive savant in Philip K Dick's itchy eye ball high concept sci-fi Minority Report 10:30pm BBC One

Spelunking doctor escapes prison, shaves off awesome beard and uses his ultrabrain to foil one armed man's hinky plan The Fugitive 10:50pm ITV4

Harrison Ford on pay phone in a scene from the film 'The Fugitive', 1993. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)
Harrison Ford on pay phone in a scene from the film 'The Fugitive', 1993. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

Cat-corpse-flinging, morgue-brawling, skull-sawing, zombifing death-defying fun in 1980s H P Lovecraft inspired horror Re-Animator 10:50pm Horror Channel

Toilet swimming addict braves soiled slingshots stories, hallucinatory babies in Danny Boyle's smack smothered iconic 90s classic Trainspotting 11:00pm Channel 4

Loving husband lets slip uncompromising reign of ax-wielding vengeance upon wife-napping demonic biker cult in red-hued phantasmagorically insane new dimension in horror Mandy 11:25pm Film 4

Mandy (Universal)
Mandy (Universal)

After discovering kidnapped girl, five highland hikers must help her escape cruelty of her pursuing captors A Lonely Place to Die 12:40am Horror Channel

Troublesome boy and his mourning mother face wrath of grievous ghoul in charismatic, chilling, psychological creepfest as emotional allegory The Babadook 12:45am BBC Two

Fleeing life’s ennui, Prof urgently seeks author of inspiring book dropped by suicidal woman in affecting drama Night Train to Lisbon 3:40am Sony Movies

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