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

3 Nov 2015 - 12:18 PM  UPDATED 16 Nov 2015 - 9:44 AM

Monday, 9 November

Thunderbolt

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Hong Kong, 1995
Director: Gordon Chan
Starring: Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen and Michael Wong
What's it about?
In order to release his kidnapped sisters from an illegal street racing gang, sports car mechanic Foh has to take on and beat a super-criminal street racer.

SBS 2: Motorhead Mondays

Shopping

8:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
New Zealand, 2013
Director: Louis Sutherland, Mark Albiston
Starring: Julian Dennison, Kevin Paulo, Jacek Koman
What's it about?
New Zealand, 1981: muscle cars, racial tension and a thieving bird all inform the small town life of teenage brothers Willie and Solomon. Seduced by a charismatic career criminal, Willie must choose where his loyalty lies – with a family of shoplifters or his own blood.

Friday 13th is here! Your guide to the Blacklist

Go Fast

10:30pm, SBS 2

M
France, 2008
Director: Olivier Van Hoofstadt
Starring: Roschdy Zem, Jocelyn Lagarrigue, Olivier Gourmet 
What's it about?
When his best friend and partner is killed in a sting gone wrong, police officer Marek joins the undercover unit to avenge his death. He soon infiltrates the gang responsible, who import their drugs from Morocco via a fleet of high-speed cars and speedboats.

SBS 2: Motorhead Mondays

Chrysalis

12:05am, SBS

M
France, 2007
Director: Julien Leclercq
Starring: Marthe Keller, Mélanie Thierry, Albert Dupontel
What's it about?
In Paris in the near future, a detective is on the trail of a man who killed his wife and stole the Chrysalis machine, a piece of technology that wipes the contents of a human brain and stores it on a hard drive. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems.

 

Tuesday, 10 November

Empire of Dirt

8:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Canada, 2013
Director: Peter Stebbings
Starring: Cara Gee, Shay Eyre, Jennifer Podemski, Luke Kirby
What's it about?
Three generations of women take centre stage as family drama and past mistakes are unearthed. A single mother struggles to make ends meet, determined that her daughter will not follow in her footsteps.

Friday 13th is here! Your guide to the Blacklist

The Sign of the City

M
Brazil, 2007
Director: Carlos Alberto Riccelli
Starring: Bruna Lombardi, Malvino Salvador, Juca de Oliveira
What's it about?
Teca, a late-night radio show host, uses her astrological skills to help listeners who call in for advice. But her own life feels empty and lonely. One day she makes the acquaintance of her handsome new neighbour, Gil, only to find out he is married.

Dead Europe

2:35am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2012
Director: Tony Krawitz
Starring: Danae Skiadi, Thanos Samaras, Françoise Lebrun
What's it about?
In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago. Nominated for five AFI Awards in 2014, including Best Film.

Dead Europe set to challenge audiences
Read review
Watch interview with director Tony Krawitz

 

Wednesday, 11 November

Machete Kills

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Vanessa Hudgens
What's it about?
Danny Trejo stars as ex-federal agent Machete Cortez, who is recruited by the U.S. President for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must travel to Mexico to take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

SBS 2: Bloody Bromance: Rodriguez
SBS: Bloody Bromance: Tarantino

Lucky

8:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
South Africa, 2012
Director: Avie Luthra
Starring: Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo
What's it about?
A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

Friday 13th is here! Your guide to the Blacklist

Videodrome

10:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Canada, 1983
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits
What's it about?
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. 

SBS 2: Bloody Bromance: Rodriguez

Noodle

12:35am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Israel, 2007
Director: Ayelet Menahemi
Starring: BaoQi Chen, Anat Waxman, Mili Avital
What's it about?
At 37, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down when her sister's maid is deported back to China and inadvertently leaves her six year old son behind. Nominated for ten awards at the 2007 Israeli Film Academy, including Best Film.

Read 4-star review

 

Thursday, 12 November

Drunktown's Finest

8:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2014
Director: Sydney Freeland
Starring: Jeremiah Bitsui, Kiowa Gordon, Shauna Baker
On a desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual - search for love and acceptance.

Friday 13th is here! Your guide to the Blacklist

Atari: Game Over

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2014
Director: Zak Penn
What's it about?
This documentary explores the popular urban legend known as ‘The Great Video Game Burial of 1983’. As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to their E.T. video game, disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Director Zak Penn and his team head to the landfill where the videogames were supposedly buried to determine whether the story has merit.

Room 237

10:45pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2012
Director: Rodney Ascher
What's it about?
Many cult movies have devout followers, bizarre interpretations and conspiracy theories surrounding them - but none more than Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. This documentary speaks to the fanatics who think they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages apparently buried in the iconic horror film. Meticulously examining the original film, this program explores if there is any truth to the far-fetched theories behind Kubrick’s film.

Read 5-star review

Unhung Hero

11:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Director: Brian Spitz
What's it about?
Patrick Moote, whose girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal on the jumbotron at a UCLA basketball game due to his small penis size, sets out to expose this extremely personal chapter of his life, confronting ex-girlfriends, doctors, anthropologists and even adult film stars. From witch doctors in Papua New Guinea to sex museums in Korea, Patrick has a lot of turf to cover in this globetrotting adventure, which finally answers the age old question: does size matter?

 

Friday, 13 November

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

8:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2004
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, Michael Madsen, David Carradine
What's it about?
The murderous Bride is back and she is still continuing her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and taking aim at Bill's younger brother Budd and Elle Driver, the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier. It's all leading up to the ultimate confrontation with Bill, the Bride's former master and the man who ordered her execution.

Watch/Read the original Movie Show 4-star review: Tarantino's talent soars in Volume 2.
Watch interview with Quentin Tarantino
SBS Bloody Bromance season: Tarantino

Bedevil

8:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 1993
Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli
What's it about?
A trilogy of ghost stories that follows characters pestered by visions - real, remembered and imagined. These contemporary tales travel from the sparseness of the outback, through the murky, rotting swamps of the islands, to the Brisbane docks.

Watch original Movie Show review
Watch interview with Tracey Moffatt and crew
Bedevil: Black Friday Feature Film
Friday 13th is here! Your guide to the Blacklist

The Raid

10:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Indonesia, 2011
Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
What's it about?
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable multi-level safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, an elite SWAT team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when their cover is blown, all the building's exits are blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive.

Read review

Daughters of Darkness

11:30pm, SBS
Watch now SBS On Demand

MA15+
Belgium, 1971
Director: Harry Kümel
Starring: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
What's it about?
Delphine Seyrig stars in this classic horror movie as Elizabeth Bathory, a sinister and ageless countess whose ancestor found eternal youth by bathing in the blood of 800 virgins. When the Countess and her beautiful young 'companion' seduce a troubled newlywed couple travelling from Belgium to England, they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire.

 

Saturday, 14 November

No Country for Old Men

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2007
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones
What's it about?
Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande. Winner of four Academy Awards in 2008, including Best Director and Best Film.

SBS Coen Brothers Season

Rockstar

9:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
India, 2011
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor
What's it about?
Janardhan, a young musician from Delhi, resents the fact that he’s had no pain in his life. He realises that all great musicians have undertaken a painful journey. In order to get his heart broken, he proposes to Heer, the most sought-after girl in Delhi University.

Rockstar: Ranbir Kapoor interview

Rabbit-Proof Fence

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 2002
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Deborah Mailman
What's it about?
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly and Daisy and their cousin, Gracie, who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen thousand miles away, as a part of official 'White Australia' Government policy. Molly leads her younger sister and cousin on a brave escape and in a bid to find their way home, following, on foot, the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong.

Rabbit-Proof Fence: Cheat Sheet
Watch/Read the original Movie Show 4-star review
Watch interviews with director Phillip Noyce and cinematographer Christopher Doyle
Blog: Retracing the Rabbit Proof Fence

Blue

12:15am, SBS 2

M
India, 2009
Director: Anthony D'Souza
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Kylie Minogue
What's it about?
This Bollywood quest to the bottom of the ocean features a stunning performance by Australia’s own singing sensation, Kylie Minogue. Sameer flees to the Bahamas to hide with his brother, Sagar, after he gets into debt with the intimidating criminal Gulshan. After Gulshan finds them and kidnaps Sagar’s girlfriend, the two brothers are forced to search for a sunken treasure in order to pay for the ransom.

 

Sunday, 15 November

Buck and the Preacher

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 1972
Director: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell
What's it about?
Ex-soldier Buck (Sidney Poitier) works as a trail guide at the end of the Civil War, helping freed slaves find places in the West where they can settle. But a ruthless gang of outlaws try to stop him and keep the people travelling with Buck working as slaves. When Buck meets a con man calling himself the Preacher (Harry Belafonte), the two men band together against the gang.

Il Mare

1:35am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
South Korea, 2000
Director: Hyun-seung Lee
Starring: Yun-jae Min, Seung-Yeon Jo, Mu-saeng Kim, Jung-Jae Lee
What's it about?
A woman from the year 1999 and a man from 1997 fall in love when their letters are delivered across the barrier of time through a mystical mailbox. Later made into a Hollywood movie starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock