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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12 Aug 2016 - 11:04 AM  UPDATED 22 Aug 2016 - 9:42 AM

Monday 15 August

Cat People

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1982
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard
What's it about?
After years of separation, Irina and her minister brother Paul, reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat - and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irina's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn into predatory jungle cats.

SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

 

Tuesday 16 August

When Animals Dream

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

MA15+
Denmark, 2014
Genre: Horror
Language: Danish
Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby
Starring: Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter, Jakob Oftebro
What's it about?
Scandinavian superstars Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing) and Sonja Richter (The Keeper of Lost Causes) star in this modern horror fairy tale. When 16-year-old Marie's body begins to transform in a superhuman manner, she starts searching for answers and discovers a long-kept family secret.

Read ★★★★ ½ review
SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

 

Wednesday 17 August

Salute

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

PG
Australia, USA, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matt Norman
What's it about?
Salute tells the story of the events surrounding one of the most iconic moments of the 1968 Mexico Olympics and US Civil Rights Movement. A documentary that reveals the history, the pride and the price three athletes paid for standing up for their beliefs.

Read: Social exclusion couldn’t stop the rise of black athletes
Watch “Making History” season on SBS this August

The Howling

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

MA15+
USA, 1981
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Joe Dante
Starring: Christopher Stone, Patrick Macnee, Dee Wallace-Stone
What's it about?
After a bizarre and near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem in this fantasy-thriller. 

Watch an interview with director Joe Dante 
Read ★★★★ review
SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Black Coal, Thin Ice

11:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
China, 2014
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Yinan Diao
Starring: Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang
What's it about?
Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that ended and shamed their careers when the killings begin again. This stylish film noir was the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale.

Read ★★★ ½ review
Watch interview with filmmaker Diao Yinanat at the Sydney Film Festival

 

Thursday 18 August

The Pack

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

MA15+
France, 2009
Genre: Horror
Language: French
Director: Franck Richard
Starring: Émilie Dequenne, Yolande Moreau, Benjamin Biolay
What's it about?
Charlotte is alone on a road trip. On an isolated side road, she picks up Max, a hitchhiker, who disappears in the bathroom of a truck-stop restaurant a few miles later. Puzzled, Charlotte comes back at night to look for him but gets caught by La Spack, a singular woman in charge of an odd pack. Charlotte quickly realises she’s next on the menu.

The Pack Review
SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Cry Freedom

9:30pm, NITV

M
UK, 1987
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Kate Hardie
What's it about?
Sir Richard Attenborough directs the story of two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Steve Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist. 

 

Friday 19 August

Brotherhood of the Wolf

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
France, 2001
Genre: Horror
Language: French
Director: Christophe Gans
Starring: Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci
What's it about?
In 18th century France, naturalist Grégoire de Fronsac and his American Indian blood brother Mani are sent to hunt for the mysterious wolf-like beast that has been killing women and children. Fronsac soon meets Jean-François de Morangias, a sour young man who lost an arm at battle, and his sister Marianne, with whom he falls in love. Starring Monica Bellucci, this is one of the most expensive extravaganzas ever produced to date in France. 

Brotherhood of the Wolf review
SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Zero Dark Thirty

9:25pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt
What's it about?
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. This film reunites the Oscar-winning team of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man. Nominated for five Academy Awards in 2013, including Best Picture.

Read ★★★★ ½ review
SBS: Making History season

A Force of One

11:10pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 1979
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: English
Director: Paul Aaron
Starring: Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager
What's it about?
When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to train them and assist them on their investigation.

 

Saturday 20 August

The Wind in the Willows

5:25pm, SBS 2

PG
UK, 1996
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family, Adventure
Language: English, French
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: Terry Jones, Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, John Cleese
What's it about?
Jailed for his reckless driving, rambunctious Mr. Toad has to escape from prison when his beloved Toad Hall comes under threat from the wily weasels, who plan to build a dog food factory on the very meadow sold to them by Toad himself. This fantastic adventure was both written and directed by Terry Jones, who also plays the central role of Mr. Toad. Alongside three former Pythons are a gallery of well-known faces all bringing wit and wonder to a feast of colourful characters.

Watch The Movie Show original ★★★ review

Hotel Rwanda

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

M
USA, 2004
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Language: English
Director: Terry George
Starring: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Jean Reno
What's it about?
Ten years ago, as the country of Rwanda descended into madness, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved, and ended up finding the courage to save over 1200 people. Hotel Rwanda tells the inspiring story of real-life hero Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Rwanda who used his courage and cunning to shelter over a thousand refugees from certain death. While the rest of the world closed its eyes, Paul opened his heart and proved that one good man can make a difference.

Watch The Movie Show original ★★★★ review

An American Werewolf in London

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

MA15+
USA, 1981
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter
What's it about?
In this horror classic, two American college students, David and his friend Jack, are attacked my a werewolf while on a walking holiday in the Yorkshire Moors. Jack is mauled to death but David survives and is treated in a London hospital for his injuries. But things only get worse as David gradually starts to transform from human into beast.

SBS 2: Vampires vs Werewolves season

Super Troopers

10:25pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan
What's it about?
Always looking for action, five over-enthusiastic but under-stimulated Vermont State Troopers raise hell on the highway, keeping motorists anxiously looking in their rear-view mirrors. Between an ongoing feud with the local cops over whose you-know-what is bigger, and the state government wanting to shut them down, the Super Troopers find themselves precariously and hilariously heading toward calamity as they try to avoid extinction.

Scanners

12:15am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Canada, 1981
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan
What's it about?
Scanners are people with extraordinary telepathic powers, who can read people's minds, make them mad or even explode. Darryl Revok, a rebellious scanner, is the leader of an underground movement and decides to wage a war against a weapons manufacturer who uses people of his ilk for their dastardly purposes.

 

Sunday 21 August

Mongol

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

MA15+
Kazakhstan, 2007
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Language: Mandarin
Director: Sergei Bodrov
Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Honglei Sun, Khulan Chuluum
What's it about?
A sweeping epic, Mongol delves into the dramatic early years of Genghis Khan, who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows him from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of legend, but as an inspiring and visionary leader. Nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Read ★★★ ½ review

The Central Park Five

9:40pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David McMahon, Sarah Burns, Ken Burns
What's it about?
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles the case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Read ★★★ review

 

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