When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS ONE, SBS 2 and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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SBS Movies

19 Sep 2014 - 11:59 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Monday, 22 September

Gattaca

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
USA
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
What’s it about?
Vincent is genetically inferior and destined to die at age 30, but he defies his fate and assumes the identity of a superior being, in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

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Ashes of Time: Redux

1:25am, SBS ONE
M
China
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Starring: Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung
What’s it about?
Ouyang Feng, a broken-hearted hit man, moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings.  Cynical and uncaring, he is nonetheless affected by his encounters with his clients, friends and potential foes, all of whom have various problems and issues of their own. 

 

Tuesday, 23 September

Space Battleship Yamato

9:25pm, SBS 2
M
Japan
Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Starring: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato set out on a journey to the planet Iscandar to acquire a device that can heal the ravaged Earth.

No One Knows About the Persian Cats

1:10am, SBS ONE
PG
Iran
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Starring: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Tehran's indie-rock scene is explored through a pair of underground musicians, Negar and Ashkan, who face persecution if they are caught performing their music.

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Wednesday, 24 September

Gantz

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Gantz 2: Perfect Answer

10:55pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Several months after the events of Gantz, Kurono faces an impending alien invasion under the order of Gantz, a mysterious giant black orb. As he closes in on the magical "100" score to resurrect his friends, young pop star Eriko is being secretly ordered by Gantz to carry out assassinations, and cop Shigeta inches closer towards finding out the truth about the invading aliens.

Gomorrah

11:05, SBS ONE
MA+15
Italy
Director: Matteo Garrone
Starring: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abruzzese, Toni Servillo
What’s it about?
An inside account of Italy's modern-day crime families, told through the stories of five individuals who think they can make their own compact with the Camorra.

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Thursday, 25 September

Ultraviolet

9:25pm, SBS 2
M
USA
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund
What’s it about?
In the futuristic world of the late 21st century, Violet is infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers and has to protect Six, a boy who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Vengeance

11pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Johnnie To
Starring: Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Testud, Simon Yam
What’s it about?
Costello, a retired assassin living in France, swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men. But with a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous assignment, Costello's forgetfulness causes complications.

Of Gods and Men

1:45am, SBS 2
MA+15
France    
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Starring: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin
What’s it about?
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

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Timecrimes

2:55am, SBS ONE
M
Spain
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Starring: Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga
What’s it about?
Fleeing an attacker in the woods, Héctor takes refuge in a laboratory atop a hill, where a lone technician ushers him into a strange contraption. He emerges shortly after to find that he has travelled an hour back in time. Coming across his future self will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

 

Friday, 26 September

Forbidden To Forbid

11pm, SBS ONE
M
Brazil
Director: Jorge Duran
Starring: Caio Blat, Maria Flor, Alexandre Rodrigues
What’s it about?
In Rio de Janeiro, three university students coping with the stresses of a love triangle become witnesses to police corruption and brutality, with deadly results.

Cargo

11:15pm, SBS 2
M
Switzerland
Directors: Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter
Starring: Anna-Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller
What’s it about?
In a future where people live in floating stations above an uninhabitable Earth, Dr. Laura Portmann takes a job as medic on a cargo ship hauling a load to another station. While cargo missions are bleak due to their length and isolating nature, as well as dangerous due to the potential of terrorist sabotage, Laura is willing to weather the circumstances in order to earn the necessary funds to join her sister on the lush planet of RHEA.

Welcome Home

12:50am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Jean-Xavier Lestrade
Starring: Robinson Stevenin, Fanny Valette and Patrick Descamps
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Twenty-eight-year-old Julien returns to his home town. He's spent the last 13 years in jail for the murder of his parents when he was 16 years old. Out on probation, he's looking for his sister - the sister he also tried to murder at the time. She survived, but now he wants to reconnect with her.

 

Saturday, 27 September

Full Metal Jacket

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey
What’s it about?
A group of soldiers undergo a gruelling eight-week Marine induction/training course under the no-nonsense Sgt Hartman. On completion of their training, many of the Marines are sent to Vietnam, namely Private Joker, a military journalist working for the U.S. armed forces newspaper.

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Maiko Haaaan!!!

1:30am, SBS ONE
PG
Japan
Director: Nobuo Mizuta
Starring: Sadawo Abe, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Koh Shibasaki
What’s it about?
Kimihiko Onizuka is a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called 'yakyuken' with one. He is finally able to indulge in his obsession when he is transferred to his company's branch in Kyoto - the epicentre of geisha culture.

Gone with the Woman

1:45am, SBS 2
M
Norway
Director: Petter Naess
Starring: Trond Fausa Aurvag, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Henrik Mestad
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
The story of He, a male who hasn't even got a name. And without him fully grasping how it comes about, his life is invaded by a woman. From this point on, he struggles to tackle the situation; He could try to throw out the invader, or try to adjust to the circumstances.

 

Sunday, 28 September

Midnight FM

11:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
South Korea
Director: Sang Man Kim
Starring: Soo Ae, Ji-tae Yu, Dong-seok Ma
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
While hosting her regular radio show, Sun-young receives a call from a listener named Dong-soo. He tells her that she must follow his orders while she hosts her live program, with her family’s lives at stake, and threatens that she can’t tell anyone. Without knowing what he wants and why this is happening to her, she continues her two-hour radio program to save her family as they get picked off one by one.

The Storyteller

1am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Brazil
Director: Luiz Villaça
Starring: Paulinho Mendes, Marco Antonio, Teuda Bara
What’s it about?
The youngest of ten brothers, Roberto shows a special talent to tell stories as a child. But when his mother puts him in a newly opened government institution at age six, little by little, he loses hope, until at age thirteen, after hundreds of escapes, he's considered 'irrecoverable'.