The best films on TV: Saturday, 2 May

Easy A, Fast & Furious 8, Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride.

Kiwi-westerns, politically-charged moral quandaries and historical romances are all on telly today as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday, 2 May.

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Helen Mirren stars as the monarch suddenly despised by media and public alike before finding redemption in a metaphorical stag. Majestic drama in The Queen 12:55pm ITV 3

Raised as royal brothers, siblings' close bond breaks as one realises his true origins and must lead his people to freedom in biblical musical The Prince of Egypt 13:00pm Sky 1

Gigantified by wedding day meteor, woman joins BOB and cockroach to battle extraterrestrials in robot fighting fun Monsters vs Aliens 2:15pm BBC One

Heart warming tale of an inner city girl who discovers a talent for spelling in moving family drama Akeelah and the Bee 2:35pm Film 4

Nervous groom makes grave error of proposing to maggot-eyed murder victim in gothic, necrotic love triangle Tim Burton's Corpse Bride 3:20pm ITV2

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Time-slipped boy awakens years after disappearing to inventive engaging alien adventure in mercurial mystery Flight of the Navigator 4:00pm SyFy Universal

Battle Of Britain, poster, British poster art, 1969. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Outnumbered and outgunned, 600 brave pilots hold the British skies against the nazi hordes. Magnificent true story Battle of Britain 4:00pm ITV4

Helicopter piloting, face punching, tsunami sailing emergency responder abandons all his duties to rescue wife and daughter from cataclysmic earthquake in San Andreas 6:45pm ITV2

Boer War veteran faces clash between his duty and conscience after capturing accused and innocent Maori man in grizzled Kiw-estern Tracker 6:55pm Sony Movies Action

Struggling writer finds focus and desire when gathering emotive material for new book from nazi surviving channel islanders in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 8:30pm BBC Two

French-Scot and Scottish-Spanish-Egyptian immortals battle mangle-headed priest-licker for Queen-scored power of oneness in sword-slaying decap-athlon Highlander 8:00pm Horror Channel

Troublesome boy and his mourning mother face wrath of grievous ghoul in charismatic, chilling, psychological creepfest as emotional allegory The Babadook 9:00pm SyFy Universal

Railroaded into cyber criminal crew, criminal betrays his crew of criminals in traffic raining submarine jumper Fast & Furious 8 9:00pm ITV2

Head-blasting, groin-kicking, pram-chasing prohibition perfection as four cops teach Al Capone 'The Chicago Way’ in The Untouchables 9:00pm ITV4

Humiliated by compulsory waxing, teen toxophilite vents her hormonal frustrations via child murder and insect abuse in The Hunger Games 9:00pm 5 Star

John Hughes referencing redhead’s rumour-riding rebellion doesn’t go to plan in Emma Stone’s high school set Scarlet Letter Easy A 9:30pm Comedy Central

Miniature loud-mouthed Black Hammer tries to impress GF's Bro Ice Cube who does not have A Good Day in 126-ing cop comedy Ride Along 10:35pm ITV1

American actors Damon Wayans and Bruce Willis on the set of The Last Boy Scout, directed by Tony Scott. (Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Quip-lashing PI goes to Hallenback foiling eccentric sportsing conspiracy in Tony Scott’s hyperbolic death rampage The Last Boy Scout 11:20pm ITV4

Dogged frontiersmen mount rescue of wife from cave dwelling troglodyte cannibals in gruesome gore splattered western Bone Tomahawk 11:25pm Film 4

Divinely devilish dialogue as lawyer's greedy foray entices unexpected evils in eloquent, car sexing drug drama The Counsellor 11:35pm Channel 4

Reporter's access to FBI's most wanted criminal/political activist precipitates morally murky quandaries and questions in star filled high brow thriller The Company You Keep 11:50pm BBC One

Honey-trapped teens face homophobic horror amidst federal gun-raid on rapturous church-cult in Kevin Smith's visceral Red State 00:55am Horror Channel

1975: Actors Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon in scene from movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" directed by Jim Sharman. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Ordinary couple find Frankenstein’s place, do time warp and play with gender roles in Singing camp fest The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1:00am Talking Pictures TV

Juxtaposed morally flexible cops Nic Cage and Elijah Wood plan heist of crook’s treasure trove in angst inducing thriller The Trust 1:45am Sony Movies

Nick Cave provides meditative, psychoanalytical insight into his creative process in dreamlike autobiodoc 20,000 Days on Earth 2:00am Film 4

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Everything new on streaming in May:

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Amazon Prime Video UK: May's new releases

Disney+ UK: May's new releases