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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

9 Nov 2015 - 1:11 PM  UPDATED 23 Nov 2015 - 9:39 AM

Monday, 16 November

Motorway

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

M
Hong Kong, 2012
Director: Soi Cheang
Starring: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Shawn Yue, Xiaodong Guo
What's it about?
Sean, an overconfident rookie with a need for speed, works for a covert police unit consisting of the best drivers in the force who tackle underworld racing and fugitives on the run. Jensen is one such target, a legendary escape driver for criminals, who has never been caught. As the body count and wrecked cars begin to pile, Sean turns to veteran cop Lo who almost lost his life years ago while chasing Jensen. Together they work to bring him down and the diamond heist being planned.

SBS 2: Motorhead Mondays

Black Lightning

10:05pm, SBS 2

PG
Russia, 2009
Director: Dmitriy Kiselev, Aleksandr Voytinskiy
Starring: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Valeriy Zolotukhin, Ekaterina Vilkova, Viktor Verzhbitskiy
What's it about?
A Moscow college student's gift car from his parents turns out to be more than anyone expects when it flies, which he uses to become both a city guardian and a speedy floral delivery boy.

Film Noir

12:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Serbia, 2007
Director: D. Jud Jones, Risto Topaloski
Starring: Mark Keller, Bettina Devin, Roger Jackson
What's it about?
Private detective Sam Ruben comes to after a knock in the head underneath the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. He is suffering from amnesia and beside him lays a dead cop. Now everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.

 

Wednesday, 18 November

Sin City

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

MA15+
USA, 2005
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Starring: Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba
What's it about?
In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman narrates a tragic story of co-dependency, while a musclebound vigilante tears his way through the criminal underworld in search of his lost love. In another part of the city, a grizzled cop foils the ambitions of a child-killer, and an ex-prostitute evades her ex-pimp with the help of her new boyfriend, Dwight.

Read 5-star review
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Re-Animator

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

MA15+
USA, 1985
Director: Stuart Gordon
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
What's it about?
Conducting clandestine experiments within the morgue at Miskatonic University, scientist Herbert West reveals to fellow graduate student Dan Cain his groundbreaking work concerning the re-animation of fresh corpses. However, between life and death is a thin thread of understanding and when obsession gets the better of West, there is no stopping his wicked ways - dead or alive.

A Single Man

12:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2000
Director: Tom Ford
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode 
What's it about?
George Falconer is a middle-aged English professor living in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Unable to cope with the death of his long-time boyfriend in a car accident, George decides to kill himself. He then proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor (Colin Firth) in 2010.

Blog: A Single Man with many facets
Read 5-star review

 

Thursday, 19 November

Gameplay

9:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2014
Director: Richard Goldgewicht
Starring: Nolan Bushnell, David Crane, Todd Howard, Eric Lindstrom
What's it about?
From Super Mario Karts to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider to Grand Auto Theft, video games have come a long way since their humble beginning in the early 1970s. In an industry which is worth nearly 100 billion dollars, what is it about video games which have been so captivating and consuming? This documentary explores the history of videogames; from its technology origins, to the birth of the arcade games.

An Honest Liar

11:15pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2014
Director: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Starring: James Randi, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Uri Geller
What's it about?
This is a documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James Randi. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.

 

Friday, 20 November

Jackie Brown

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

MA15+
USA, 1997
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Samuel L. Jackson
What's it about?
When flight attendant Jackie Brown is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie, agent Ray Nicolette and detective Mark Dargus want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry, a man who loves her.

Watch/Read the original Movie Show 4½-star review
Watch interviews with Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster and Pam Grier
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The Crow

10:15pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1994
Director: Alex Proyas
Starring: Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson
What's it about?
A year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by criminals, Draven returns from the grave to exact revenge, under the watchful eye of a hypnotic crow.

Watch the original Movie Show review
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Shame

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

MA15+
UK, 2011
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
What's it about?
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life, which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction, is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

Shame: Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender interview
Why You Should Watch: Shame
Read review: Shame: Addiction stripped bare

 

Saturday, 21 November

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 2000
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
What's it about?
Based loosely on Homer's Odyssey, this Coen brothers gem follows the misadventures of escaped con Ulysses and his none-too-bright sidekicks Pete and Delmar. The trio tries to make its way back to Ulysses' Penelope, before she can marry again. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey full of crazy experiences and colourful characters.

Watch/Read the original Movie Show 4-star review
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Kalifornia

9:20pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1993
Director: Dominic Sena
Starring: Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes
What's it about?
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Watch the original Movie Show review
Watch interview with Dominic Sena and Michelle Forbes

Toomelah

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

MA15+
Australia, 2011
Director: Ivan Sen
Starring: Michael Connors, Christopher Edwards, Daniel Connors
What's it about?
Daniel is a small ten year old boy who dreams of being a gangster. He is kicked out of school and befriends a local gang leader, until a rival arrives back from jail to reclaim his turf.

Toomelah Review

 

Sunday, 22 November

My Dear Enemy

1:20am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
South Korea, 2008
Director: Yoon-ki Lee
Starring: Do-yeon Jeon, Ha Jung-woo
What's it about?
Jobless, single and with very little money, Hee-su sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byung-woon, who still owes her $3,000 and she wants it back today. It turns out that Byung-woon is also broke, but he suggests she drives him around town to meet some friends who can help. A deadpan comedy of love and social awkwardness.