• George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez in 'Out of Sight' (1998)
When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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SBS Movies

8 Aug 2016 - 12:34 PM  UPDATED 15 Aug 2016 - 2:17 PM

Monday 8 August

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Horror
Language: Farsi
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh
What's it about?
Residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire who preys on men who disrespect women. 

SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Thirst

10:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Korea, 2009
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Park Chan-wook
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Kim Hae-sook, Kim Ok-bin
What's it about?
Co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, director Park Chan-wook's story of lust, obsession and revenge follows a priest who becomes infected by the deadly Emmanuel virus and develops an unlikely penchant for blood and sex. 

Thirst Review
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Tuesday 9 August

We Are the Night

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

MA15+
Germany, 2010
Genre: Horror
Language: German
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Jennifer Ulrich, Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss
What's it about?
Lena, a beautiful 18-year-old, is bitten by a sexy female vampire trio. At first she loves the freedom of being a vampire, but soon the murderous ways of her bloodsucking sisters proves too much for her.

SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

 

Wednesday 10 August

The Eichmann Show

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

M
UK, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Martin Freeman, Rebecca Front
What's it about?
Described as the ‘trial of the century’, the Holocaust was shown on TV in 37 countries and was the first time the horror of the death camps had been heard live directly from its victims. The trial became the world’s first ever global TV event, and this film tells the extraordinary story of the production team that overcame enormous obstacles to capture the testimony of one of the war’s most notorious Nazis.

SBS: Making History season

Night Watch

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Russia, 2004
Genre: Horror
Language: Russian
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Mariya Poroshina, Konstantin Khabensky, Jeanna Friske
What's it about?
Among humans live the 'Others', possessing supernatural powers. They're divided up into the forces of light and the forces of dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day, while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow, the dark Others roam the night as vampires while a 'Night Watch' of light forces try to control them and limit their outrage.

Night Watch Review
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Day Watch

10:35pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Russia, 2006
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Language: Russian
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Aleksei Chadov, Konstantin Khabensky, Gosha Kutsenko
What's it about?
Anton and his girlfriend both belong to the Forces of the Light, but his son is a powerful teenager from the Darkness. Anton protects him. When the balance between Light and Darkness is affected by the death of some evil vampires, Anton is framed and accused of the murders. He chases an ancient chalk that has the power of changing the destiny of its owner.

SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

 

Thursday 11 August

Let the Right One In

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

MA15+
Sweden, 2008
Genre: Horror
Language: Swedish
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Lina Leandersson, Kare Hedebrant, Per Ragnar
What's it about?
Twelve-year-old Oskar is bullied at school and at home tends to retreat into his own violent fantasies. Oskar’s life changes when he makes friends with the mysterious and unkempt twelve-year-old Eli. However, when locals start falling victim to a series of gruesome murders, many drained of their blood, Oskar starts to put two and two together and realises Eli might just be exactly what she seems.

Let the Right One In Review
SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Walkabout

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

M
Australia, 1971
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg
What's it about?
Starring David Gulpilil in his first major screen role, Walkabout chronicles the spiritual and emotional journey of a sister and brother abandoned in the Australian outback.

Walkabout Review

Taking My Parents to Burning Man

10:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Director: Joel Ashton McCarthy, Bryant H. Boesen
Starring: Bryant H. Boesen
What's it about?
Burning Man is a controversial arts festival in Nevada desert, that is notorious for dust, destruction, and debauchery. Needless to say, it's not your average place for a family vacation. That is until Bryant decides to rip his parents from their day to day office jobs and throw them into an adventure of a lifetime.

The Manor

11:05pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Canada, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Director: Shawney Cohen
What's it about?
Shawney calls himself a filmmaker, but he's been a strip-club manager for longer. When he was six his father bought The Manor, a small-town strip club. Thirty years later, the family’s lifestyle has got the better of them. While his 180 kg father prepares for stomach-reduction surgery, his 38 kg mother has her own complicated relationship with food. Shawney’s role as struggling filmmaker and outcast son provides a rare glimpse into a family facing the consequences of their livelihood and dependence.

 

Friday 12 August

In the Shadow of the Moon

7:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
UK, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Sington
What's it about?
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. This program brings together, for the first time, surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission which flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. It features stunning archive material which has been remastered from original NASA footage - much of it never seen before.

In the Shadow of the Moon Review

Fright Night

8:30pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tom Holland
Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse
What's it about?
In this horror classic, teenager Charley Brewster starts harbouring suspicions that his new neighbour, the charming Jerry Dandrige, might actually be a vampire. But no one believes him, and Charley sees no other solution that to turn to washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charley's favourite TV show, Fright Night. Together, they set out to destroy the blood-thirsty creature, but things don't quite go to plan. 

SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Kiss of the Dragon

10:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
France/USA, 2001
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: Mandarin, English, French
Director: Chris Nahon
Starring: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tcheky Karyo
What's it about?
Jet Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. Liu is in Paris to assist Richard, an unorthodox police official with a small army to back him up. The mission goes horribly wrong, as the man Liu had come to help betrays him.

 

Saturday 13 August

Kirikou and the Men and Women

5:25pm, SBS 2

PG
France, 2012
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure
Language: French
Director: Michel Ocelot
Starring: Romann Berrux, Awa Sene Sarr
What's it about?
Old grandfather shares wonderful tales about Kirikou's childhood, when he helped the men and women from his own village and from other villages, too. Kirikou's courage and intelligence helped the Strong Woman whose roof had been destroyed by Karaba the witch; he used his cunning to find the Old Grouch, lost on the savannah; the secret of the Blue Monster; and the magical powers of music.

Byzantium

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

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Caleb Landry Jones, Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan
What's it about?
Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels. Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium.

Midnight in Byzantium: Alicia Brown interview
SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Kinyarwanda

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

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Director: Alrick Brown
Starring: Marc Gwamaka, Hadidja Zaninka, Cleophas Kabasita
What's it about?
At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. Kinyarwanda is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque of Kigali and the madrassa of Nyanza.

Out of Sight

10:40pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1998
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Luis Guzman, George Clooney, Catherine Keener
What's it about?
Meet Jack Foley, the most successful bank robber in the country. On the day he busts out of jail, he finds himself stealing something far more precious than money - Karen Sisco's heart. She's smart. She's sexy, and unfortunately for Jack, she's a Federal Marshal. Now, they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law.

Out of Sight review: Funny, thrilling and romantic

 

Sunday 14 August

Apocalypto

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

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer
What's it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. This fascinating and rich film is arguably Mel Gibson's greatest achievement. Nominated for three Oscars.

The Company of Wolves

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

M
UK, 1984
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden
What's it about?
Adapted from stories in Angela Carter's anthology 'The Bloody Chamber', The Company of Wolves gives an hallucinatory, Freudian charge to the Little Red Riding Hood story. In her dreams, a young girl finds herself in a fairy-tale world where her kindly old grandmother presents her with a red cape and the advice to beware of men whose eyebrows meet. When she meets a rugged hunter in the woods, she discovers she has an animal-like attraction to him, leading to a macabre turn of events. 

SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

 

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