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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4 Oct 2016 - 5:43 PM  UPDATED 17 Oct 2016 - 10:53 AM

Monday 10 October

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

9:35pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Science Fiction
Language: French, German, Greek, English
Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Dan Shor
What's it about?
Two slacker airheads, who are about to fail their history class, are given the chance to take an epic trip through time in order to help them ace their final exam. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star in the most outrageous comedy in the history of history. With appearances by Napoleon, Beethoven, Socrates, Billy the Kid and Abraham Lincoln.

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The French Kissers

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

MA15+
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Riad Sattouf
Starring: Alice Tremolieres, Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Noemie Lvovsky
What's it about?
When Hervé, an awkward high school student, catches the eye of the beautiful young Aurore, he's forced to choose between his first girlfriend, his rampant libido and his geeky best friend. Winner of Best First Work at the 2010 César Awards.

The French Kissers Review
SBS 2: Young & Wild movie season

 

Tuesday 11 October

Empire of Silver

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

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2009
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Christina Yao
Starring: Aaron Kwok, Zhang Tielin, Hao Lei
What's it about?
In 1899, Lord Kang must decide which of his three sons will take over his family's Chinese banking empire. When circumstances dictate that he appoint his unreliable youngest son, family bonds are pushed to the limit as father and son clash in a climate of political turmoil. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival.

Empire of Silver Review

 

Wednesday 12 October

Dead Ringers

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

M
Canada, 1988
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Heidi von Palleske, Genevieve Bujold
What's it about?
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Watch The Movie Show's original review: Cool, clinical and confrontational
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

Videodrome

10:40pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Canada, 1983
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits
What's it about?
In this David Cronenberg classic, 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 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

Child's Pose

11:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Romania, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Romanian
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Starring: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab
What's it about?
Cornelia is 60, fundamentally unhappy, and determined to resist her son Barbu's attempts to become independent of her. When the 34-year-old is found responsible for a tragic accident and faces a likely jail term, Cornelia embarks on a campaign to release him. She exerts all manner of influence to secure Barbu's freedom, motivated by motherly love and self-serving manipulation.

Child's Pose: It ain't about yoga
Child's Pose: Calin Peter Netzer interview
Child's Pose Review

 

Thursday 13 October

Once Were Warriors

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

MA15+
New Zealand, 1994
Genre: Drama
Language: Maori
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Cliff Curtis
What's it about?
Eighteen years after Jake and Beth married, it's easy to see why she found him so irresistible. Jake is muscular and handsome, he exudes an explosive sexual energy, even now, after 5 children, he can still arouse her with one look, but Jake too often proves his masculinity with his fists. He regularly explodes into violence that threatens to destroy Beth and their family – til it's almost too late.

Once Were Warriors Review

Everything Will Be Fine

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

M
Denmark, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Danish
Director: Christoffer Boe
Starring: Jens Albinus, Igor Radosavljevic, Marijana Jankovic, Søren Malling
What's it about?
Jacob Falk, a stressed out scriptwriter, stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers. Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery behind the photos which leads him to discover a truth more disturbing than he imagined.

 

Friday 14 October

12 Years a Slave

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

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender
What's it about?
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free Black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner, he also finds unexpected kindess from another, as he struggles to survive and maintain some of his dignity. In the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

12 Years a Slave: Interview
12 Years A Slave Review
SBS: True Stories movie season

A Royal Affair

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

M
Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, 2012
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Language: Danish, French, German
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander
What's it about?
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with his physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

A Royal Affair: Nicolaj Arcel interview
A Royal Affair Review
SBS On Demand: Mads Mikkelsen Movie Marathon

War of the Arrows

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

MA15+
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Action, History
Language: Korean
Director: Han-min Kim
Starring: Chae-won Moon, Seung-yong Ryoo, Hae-il Park
What's it about?
Set during the second Manchurian invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In, who was dragged away by the Manchurian. 

 

Saturday 15 October

The Intouchables

8:35pm, SBS

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: French
Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Starring: Omar Sy, François Cluzet
What's it about?
When a millionaire becomes a quadriplegic after a paragliding accident, he hires Senegalese ex-con Driss to take care of him. Despite their differences in class and culture, an unlikely friendship soon develops, based on honesty and humour. Nominated for a 2013 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. 

The Intouchables Review

Another World

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

Italy, UK, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian, English
Director: Silvio Muccino
Starring: Silvio Muccino, Michael Rainey Jr., Isabella Ragonese, Greta Scacchi
What's it about?
Wealthy 20-something Andrea is pulled away from his slacker lifestyle in Rome to visit his dying father – a man who abandoned his son and now wants to reconnect before he dies – in Nairobi. When he arrives in Kenya, however, Andrea finds his father is in a coma. He also learns he has an 8-year old half-brother, Charlie. Andrea's girlfriend is unimpressed by the responsibilities this discovery is going to add to their carefree lives.

The Front Line

12:30am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama, War, History
Language: Korean
Director: Hun Jang
Starring: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu
What's it about?
Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely fighting North Korea for a strategic point between the two nations. Victory will only be claimed when the last man is standing.

 

Sunday 16 October

Deep Water: The Real Story

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

MA15+
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Amanda Blue
What's it about?
This documentary explores a spate of violence and crime, which bloodied Sydney's coastline in the 1980s and 1990s. Disturbing gang assaults were being carried out on coastal cliffs around Sydney, and mysterious deaths officially recorded as 'suicide', 'disappearance' and 'misadventure'. Survivors, families of victims, police, journalists, forensic pathologists speak in the hope that new evidence might rise to the surface.

More info: 'Deep Water' program page

Bra Boys: Blood Is Thicker Than Water

10:20pm, SBS

M
Australia, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sunny Abberton, Macario De Souza
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jai Abberton, Koby Abberton, Sunny Abberton
What's it about?
A documentary, narrated by Russell Crowe, about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by it's youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys.

 

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