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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

The crime thriller that started a genre – Fatal Attraction, 7.35pm Paramount – almost got the nod; but the pick is just so hilariously good and immaculately written, it’s just the better film.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Amazon.comThe Heartbreak Kid, 9pm Fox Comedy. Watch this if you liked This is 40, There’s Something About Mary or Borat. It’s hard to spot a flaw in what is probably the Farrelly Brothers most perfectly realised film (with due and, um, heartfelt apologies to Mary). A water- - no, an airtight – script, impeccable pacing, astonishingly good comic performances and immaculate direction make it very hard to beat.

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