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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8 Mar 2016 - 4:59 PM  UPDATED 21 Mar 2016 - 10:09 AM

Monday 14 March

Don Jon

9:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
What's it about?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Jon, a man who, although dedicated to his friends, family, church and girlfriend, played by Scarlett Johansson, suffers from intimacy issues due to his addiction to pornography. When he meets Esther (Julianne Moore) through adult education, he begins to recognise his issues.  

Young and Wild

11:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Chile, 2012
Director: Marialy Rivas
Starring: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna
What's it about?
Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. But her lifestyle is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. She finds an outlet by detailing her naughty ruminations and exploits on her blog "Young & Wild" to her eager online followers. She dates handsome and pious Tomas, but maybe Antonia, the really cute girl at work, is more her speed. As she struggles to balance both relationships, Daniela learns that having it all - sex, love and eternal salvation - is more complicated than she ever imagined.

Galantuomini

1:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Italy, 2008

Director: Edoardo Winspeare
Starring: Donatella Finocchiaro, Fabrizio Gifuni, Beppe Fiorello
What's it about?
A well known judge comes back to his native region, Salentino in the South of Italy, to find out that his old friend is dead and the woman he loved is now working for a crime organization. A heart-wrenching love story set in the South of Italy's underworld in the 1990s.

 

Tuesday 15 March

A Hijacking

12:10am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Denmark, 2013
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Starring: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim
What's it about?
The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.

A Hijacking wins Best Feature, Best Actor at the Danish Robert Awards
A Hijacking ★★★★ review

 

Wednesday 16 March

The Warriors

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1979
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: James Remar, Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright
What's it about?
In 1979, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York in a bid to take over the city. When he is killed, the Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.

SBS 2: Retro Movie Mayhem

River's Edge

10:15pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1987
Director: Tim Hunter
Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper
What's it about?
A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, brags to his friends about murdering his girlfriend Jamie. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. 

SBS 2: Retro Movie Mayhem

 

Thursday 17 March

Radiance

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

M
Australia, 1998
Director: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Deborah Mailman, Rachel Maza, Trisha Morton Evans
What's it about?
Three sisters reunite after some years apart, for their mother’s funeral. Cressy, the eldest of the three, is an opera singer who is reluctant to visit the past. Mae has stayed behind looking after mum, and believes that Cressy hasn’t shared enough. Nona, the youngest and the party girl, just wants them to all be one happy family. She may even help grow the family if her pregnancy test is accurate. 

Radiance ★★★★ review

 

Friday 18 March

Joan of Arc

9:30pm, SBS
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MA15+
France, 1999
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway
What's it about?
In 1429, a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her mission to reclaim god's dimished kingdom - through her amazing victories until her violent and untimely death.

SBS: Luc Besson season

Project A Part II

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

M
Hong Kong, 1987
Director: Jackie Chan
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Jackie Chan, Wai-Man Chan
What's it about?
Having rid the high seas of the dreaded pirate Lo, Dragon Ma is back on land. This time he is assigned to the police force, where he is to clean up crime in a local district. Along the way, he is caught up in the fate of several Chinese patriots attempting to secure sympathy and support for their revolutionary cause.

Salute

10:00pm, NITV
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PG
Australia/USA, 2008
Director: Matt Norman
What's it about?
The black power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights struggle. Far less known is the part in that episode in history played by Peter Norman, the white Australian on the podium who had run second – and the price paid afterward by all three athletes.

Read: Sprinter Norman receives apology 44 years later

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

12:25am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Canada, 2012
Director: Sean Garrity
Starring: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Sarah Manninen, Vik Sahay
What's it about?
To win back his ex-girlfriend, a conservative accountant enlists the help of an exotic dancer to guide him on a quest of sexual experience, leading him into a world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlours, cross-dressing and S&M.

 

Saturday 19 March

Wolf Children

6:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Japan, 2012
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: Bunta Sugawara, Shôta Sometani, Momoka Ohno
What's it about?
Hana was a student before she was a mother; bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved him fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn't know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life.

Shine

8:35pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 1996
Director: Scott Hicks
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
Inspired by the true story of Australian piano prodigy David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush in his Oscar-winning role), this film follows his journey from a childhood dominated by an overbearing father to his nervous breakdown as a young adult. Years later he would return to the piano and to popular acclaim in concert halls around the world.

Watch The Movie Show's original ★★★★★ review
Watch interviews with director Scott Hicks, cast & crew
SBS: Aussie Classics season

Rain in a Dry Land

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

M
USA, 2006
Director: Anne Makepeace
What's it about?
Rain in a Dry Land is a beautiful and warm documentary that unobtrusively follows two families from a Kenyan Somali refugee camp to the United States over a period of nearly two years. 

Killing Them Softly

10:55pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 2012
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins
What's it about?
Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is an enforcer, and when the mob's rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning "law and order" to the lawless Boston underworld.

Killing Them Softly ★★★★ review: Crafty heist thriller takes its cues from Wall Street

 

Sunday 20 March

Gideon's Army

7:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2013
Director: Dawn Porter
What's it about?
Gideon’s Army follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.  

The Anarchist's Wife

12:40, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2008
Director: Marie Noelle, Peter Sehr
Starring: Juan Diego Botto, María Valverde, Jean-Marc Barr, Laura Morante, Nina Hoss
What's it about?
Manuela (María Valverde) is left behind when her husband Justo (Juan Diego Botto) fights for his ideals against Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. When he disappears for many years, Manuela never gives up hope of seeing him again.

 

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