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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22 Dec 2014 - 12:08 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:31 AM

Monday, 29 December

Splice

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Canada
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
Two genetic engineers hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

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Godzilla Versus King Ghidorah

10:30pm, SBS 2
PG
Japan
Director: Takao Ohgawara
Starring: Masahiro Takeshima, Emi Kodaka
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
The action begins three years after Godzilla took a nose dive into the Fuji volcano and was left for dead. When a flying saucer lands in panic-gripped Tokyo, the crew claim to be from 200 years into the future, and they wish to save Japan from impending destruction by Godzilla. 

Heartbeat Detector

11:55pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Nicolas Klotz
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Michael Lonsdale, Jean-Pierre Kalfon
What's it about?
Simon works as psychologist in the human resources department of modern-day petrochemical corporation. When a senior executive asks him to investigate the managing director, who has been acting in an erratic manner, he discovers a troubling link between the company and an ideology associated with Nazism. Winner of the Critics Award at the São Paulo International Film Festival in 2007.

 

Tuesday, 30 December

Monsters

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
UK
Director:
 Gareth Edwards
Starring:
 Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Annalee Jefferies
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
After NASA discovered the possibility of alien life in our solar system, a probe is sent out to collect samples but crash lands on re-entry over Mexico. Soon after, new life forms begin to appear in Mexico and half the country is quarantined as an infected zone.

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Godzilla Versus Destoroyah

10:15pm, SBS 2
PG
Japan
Director:
 Takao Ohgawara
Starring:
 Takuro Tatsumi, Yoko Ishino, Emi Kodaka
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
He's back! For the 22nd time. Godzilla is wreaking havoc in Hong Kong. Not only is Godzilla capable of destroying everything in his path through sheer bulk and brutality, but now his cells are mutating and full of radium. Any penetration of his skin could trigger a nuclear explosion, which could destroy life on the planet.

Transylvania

12:05am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Tony Gatlif
Starring: Asia Argento, Amira Casar, Birol Ünel
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
The sultry Asia Argento stars as a woman who throws herself into a romantic quest to search for her ex-lover and gets caught up in the fascinating Romanian gypsy culture. Nominated for the Grand Prix at the 2006 Ghent International Film Festival.

Belleville Rendez-Vous

1:40am, SBS 2
PG
France
Director: Sylvain Chomet
What's it about?
While competing in the Tour de France a young cyclist is kidnapped by the French Mafia and his grandmother sets out to rescue him with the help of a trio of jazz singing sisters whose main diet is frogs.

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Wednesday, 31 December

Piranha

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: Joe Dante
Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich,  Kevin McCarthy
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. 

The Tree of Life

12:00am, SBS ONE
PG
USA
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In his 2011 Palme d'Or winning movie, director Terrence Malick traces the evolution of an 11-year-old boy in the Midwest, from his first experiences of joy love and mercy (from his mother), to his introduction to the 'ways of the world' (from his father). Each parent contends for his allegiance, and the boy must reconcile their claims. His experience of the world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth as he seeks unselfish love.

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Watch interview with Jessica Chastain and vox-pop at the 2011 Cannes Festival 
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Thursday, 1 January

Troll Hunter

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
Norway
Director: André Øvredal
Starring: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learn there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

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Monkey Magic

10:20pm, SBS 2
M
Japan
Director: Kensaku Sawada
Starring: Shingo Katori, Mikako Tabe, Eri Fukatsu
What's it about?
Tang Dynasty monk Tripitaka and his three mischievous disciples - Songoku, Sandy and Pigsy - are journeying to a great temple in India in search of magical sutras which will restore peace to the land. En route they encounter a kingdom in distress and decide to save Princess Reimi, the child monarch of the Tiger Kingdom, from evil brother goblins Golden Horn and Silver Horn.

 

Friday, 2 January

Chaotic Ana

11:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Julio Medem
Starring: Manuela Velles, Charlotte Rampling, Nicolas Cazale
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Ana, an aspiring 18-year-old painter, leaves her hippie life in Ibiza for an artist's commune in Madrid, and later travels to New York. As her journey progresses she is confronted with memories and images of young women meeting violent deaths throughout history.

 

Saturday, 3 January

Ponyo

5:55pm, SBS 2
PG
Japan
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson
What's it about?
This animated adventure, from acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki, centres on five-year-old Sosuke and his friendship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become human. When a powerful magic threatens to destroy the world, the two friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to save the planet. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

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Crash

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Paul Haggis
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Challenging and thought-provoking, Crash takes a provocative look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post 9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters’ struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives. In the grey area between black and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy answers.

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In a Better World

10:35pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Denmark
Director: Susanne Bier
Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Susanne Bier's provocative film follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. Bullied at school, Elias is defended by new student Christian, a boy greatly troubled over his mother's death. The pair quickly bond, but then Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences. Winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Sunday, 4 January

Foxy Brown

9:30pm, NITV
MA+15
USA
Directors: Jack Hill
Starring: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A voluptuous black woman, played by Blaxploitation queen Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

See article: NITV: Blaxploitation Movie Season

My Father's Guests

11:25pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Directors: Anne Le Ny
Starring: Michel Aumont, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard
What's it about?
Eighty-year-old Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not surprised when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter in his apartment. But when he decides to marry one of them, a vivacious 28-year-old blonde, his two middle-aged children become concerned about her motives - and the health of their inheritance.

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Never on a Sunday

1:15am, SBS ONE
M
Mexico
Director: Daniel Gruener
Starring: Silverio Palacios, Humberto Busto, Maya Zapata
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A darkly humorous look at the tough underworld of poverty in Mexico. A family is duped by a mortician who sells their uncle's corpse to a university medical centre and fills the urn with canine ashes. Nominated for two Ariel Awards, Mexico, 2008.

Heaven's Heart

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Sweden
Director: Simon Staho
Starring: Lena Endre, Jakob Eklund, Maria Lundqvist
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A thought-provoking and powerful tale of infidelity and its social impact. A casual dinner conversation between two couples ends in marital upheaval when the subject of adultery is raised.