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Christmas 2020 TV guide: The best films on UK telly for Sunday, 27 December

Ben Dadds
·6-min read
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sound of Music.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sound of Music.

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

Take your pick from super heroics, revolutionary recipes and lives repaired as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Sunday, 27 December, 2020.

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Lost in the big city, woolly flock seek escape to farmland home in belchy, family friendly wordlessly whimsical fun Shaun the Sheep Movie 10:20am BBC One

Veg obsessed, gadget inventing duo eat gorgonzola, chase pests and save the day in Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 11:40am BBC One

Vegetarian predator helps gambling addicted sea creature single the fishy-mob in undersea kids coming-out allegory Shark Tale 12:20pm ITV2

Read more: Christmas TV guide

A pair of lounge singers seek out eligible rich men in light and lavish musical Marilyn Monroe classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 12:45pm More 4

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe sitting on table together in a scene from the film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', 1953. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe sitting on table together in a scene from the film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', 1953. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

Oddball-eyeball and hirsute laurel-rester must work together to become child traumatising scream harvesters Monsters University 1:55pm BBC One

Sophia Loren stars when allied spies infiltrate nazi rocket factory in semi-true espionage tale Operation Crossbow 2:00pm BBC Two

Johnny Depp explores alienation, drenditic utensils and dirty dog grooming in Tim Burton's gothically iconic Edward Scissorhands 2:10pm Channel 4

Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall stand up to greedy land baron in traditional, beautiful, bullet ridden western treat Open Range 2:25pm Paramount Network

Moon stealing minion master's plan for world domination is turned upside down by orphan trio in shark punching comedy Despicable Me 2:35pm ITV1

Apathetic pre-hulk architect falls for pseudo-ghost of comatose girl in roof gardening, doctor punching romance Just Like Heaven 2:35pm 5 Star

Failed nun manipulates kids using curtain couture in scheme to marry edelweiss obsessed aristocratic millionaire The Sound of Music 3:45pm BBC One

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are flanked on all sides by their children, all members of the singing Von Trapp family, in this publicity handout from the 1965 adaption of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music.
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are flanked on all sides by their children, all members of the singing Von Trapp family, in this publicity handout from the 1965 adaption of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. (Getty)

Cake smashing, waffle trapping, broomstick joyriding, ogre fighting alternative history shenanigans in Shrek Forever After 4:10pm Channel 4

Awful explosions, dire car chases and atrocious punch ups in worst action movie ever made Pride & Prejudice (2005) 4:10pm Channel 5

Raptor-daddy and high-heels-sprinter save haircut-brothers from psycho-killer-mutantosaurus in monster chomping fun Jurassic World 4:40pm ITV1

Circus escapee / fake flying Rooster paper-tigers his way into hearts of desperate Chicks in Aardman animated fun Chicken Run 5:55pm ITV2

With ambition exceeding ability, indomitable outsider soars ‘til his ability meets his ambition: endearing wonder Eddie the Eagle 6:00pm Channel 4

Young widow, stalked by her dead and overbearing Irish husband, capitulates to his morbid demands. Charming romcom P.S. I Love You 6:30pm 5 Star

Emotional ties fray under the strain of a troubled father-son relationship in epic John Wayne classic Red River 6:35pm ITV4

Egyptologist space marines worm hole across galaxy to discover aggressive aliens in geek universe spawning desert sci-fi Stargate 6:40pm Film 4

Intrepid, inquisitive reporter and his loyal Scottie aid alcoholic in photorealistic crane jousting KO-fest The Adventures of Tintin 6:50pm E4

Broken billionaire rallies super-friends to resurrect alien deity and defeat entitled destroyer: DC’s 3rd time lucky Justice League 7:35pm ITV2

Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)
Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)

Falsely hung and left for dead, Clint Eastwood brings law to his shady accusers in frontier justice deconstructing marvel Hang 'Em High 9:00pm Paramount Network

Suicidal slugger Jason Statham goes on kill spree to protect 11y/o maths genius from cops and gangsters in henchmen harming fun Safe 9:00pm SyFy

Delinquent becomes bespoke suited gadgeting gentleman spy in swordlegged viscerally violent riotous fun Kingsman: The Secret Service 9:00pm Film 4

French-Scot and Scottish-Spanish-Egyptian immortals battle mangle headed priest licker for Queen-scored power of oneness: sword-slaying decap-athlon Highlander 9:00pm Horror Channel

Map reading street prostitute falls for big money businessman, learns to use cutlery, grows qualms in unlikely romcom Pretty Woman 9:00pm Sony Movies

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in a scene from the film 'Pretty Woman', 1990. (Photo by Buena Vista/Getty Images)
Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in a scene from the film 'Pretty Woman', 1990. (Photo by Buena Vista/Getty Images)

Bed bouncing, Tiger-footed, toe-balancing boy defies subterranean father and pursues passion to punch audition rivals Billy Elliot 9:00pm BBC Four

Crack smoking news team reunite for 24/7 news farce- shark singing, black-saying preposterousness Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 9:00pm E4

Army of one Clint Eastwood makes misfit friends as he murders malicious enemies in quick-drawing western The Outlaw Josey Wales 9:15pm ITV4

Oriental Mogwai causes chaos when idiotic bank boy breaks three simple rules in Joe Dante's impish cutetastic cult treat Gremlins 10:00pm Sky 1

Jailed for his revolutionary recipes, maverick chef must mastermind manipulation of FBI interrogator to facilitate his escape- delicious prison breaker The Silence of the Lambs 10:40pm ITV1

As silent stars move to musical movies Fit As A Fiddle acrobatic actor faces Temptation of Beautiful Girl whilst Singin' in the Rain 10:45pm BBC Four

Bereaved, recovering addict unburdens her metaphorical baggage on 1100 mile hike through sprawling vistas of Pacific Crest Wild 11:40pm Film 4

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Credit: Sony/Marvel)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Credit: Sony/Marvel)

Friendly neighbourhood teen flips genre tropes as he thwips winged arms dealer: endearing characterful Marvel Spider-Man: Homecoming 11:40pm BBC One

Lude loaded, dwarf tossing, debauched stock market fraudster attains unimaginable heights of wild excess The Wolf of Wall Street 12:00am ITV4

Tables turn on outlaw gang when they unwittingly kidnap psychopath in jaw-cuffing, man mulching, crossbow killing fun No One Lives 12:50am Horror Channel

Dog-loving simple bar tender Tom Hardy's integrity guides him through silent storm of crime and intimidation- gripping gem The Drop 1:55am Film 4

Genghis Khan takes bullied, shoplifting son to Pakistan to teach him a lesson only to be taught one himself West Is West 2:15am BBC One

Political allegory as agricultural communist revolution spirals into corruption & death beatings in fun kids cartoon Animal Farm (1954) 2:35am Channel 4

Young pretty things learn to fear sharp/blunt/heavy/light/wet/dry/soft/ hard/fast/slow/hot/cold things equally in Final Destination 2:50am ITV2

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