• Kyle MacLachlan and Elizabeth Berkley in Paul Verhoeven's 'Showgirls' (1995) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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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1 Nov 2016 - 3:11 PM  UPDATED 15 Nov 2016 - 9:52 AM

Monday 7 November

Twelve Monkeys

9:05pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1995
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis
What's it about?
Bruce Willis stars in this modern sci-fi classic as a prison inmate from the future who is sent back in time to stop a deadly virus from decimating the world's population. Brad Pitt delivers an Academy Award-nominated performance as a lunatic in an asylum.

Twelve Monkeys review

Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt in Terry Gilliam's modern sci-fi classic 'Twelve Monkeys', showing on SBS Viceland this Saturday, 22nd December

Soundtrack to War

11:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2005
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
What's it about?
George Gittoes ventures into Iraq to discover first-hand how soldiers and civilians use music to deal with the realities of war.

 

Tuesday 8 November

Searching for Sugarman

2pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, Sweden, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
What's it about?
Rodriguez was the greatest '70s US rock icon who never was. Momentarily hailed as the finest recording artist of his generation, he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context a continent away.

Rampage

10:40pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2006
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: George Gittoes
What's it about?
Following his film about music and war in Iraq, Soundtrack to War, director George Gittoes makes another journey into the forbidden zones: America’s war in Iraq, and life in a Miami hood. An exploration of hip hop’s musical innovations, as important as blues and jazz, all of which also began in the black ghettos and went on to evolve as major music styles.

 

Wednesday 9 November

Showgirls

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

MA15+
USA, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon
What's it about?
Nomi Malone, a mysterious young girl with the ambition to dance, embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in a high-class hotel show. After a chance encounter, Nomi manages to obtain a spot in the 'Goddess' show. However, she soon realises that fame comes with a price. Her friendships, morals and soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder to become the star of the show.

The Movie Show original 'Showgirls' review

The Miscreants

10:55pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Pakistan, 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Pashto
Director: George Gittoes
What's it about?
Filmmaker George Gittoes takes us on an extraordinary journey into a forbidden zone: the remote tribal belt of Pakistan's northwest frontier, along the mountainous Afghan border. Gittoes agrees to become an actor in a low-budget Pashto tele-movie, thereby giving him access to this dangerous region and allowing him to obtain a unique perspective on regional popular culture.

 

Thursday 10 November

Bra Boys: Blood Is Thicker Than Water

9:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sunny Abberton, Macario De Souza
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. Narrated by Russell Crowe. 

Uninhabited

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

M
Australia, 2010
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Foreign
Language: English
Director: Bill Bennett
Starring: Geraldine Hakewill, Bob Baines, Tasia Zalar, Henry James
What's it about?
While on the holiday of a lifetime, Beth and Harry discover that the island they thought was deserted is home to a vengeful ghost. Inspired by actual events.

Love City Jalalabad

11:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Afghanistan, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: Pashto
Director: George Gittoes
What's it about?
Filmmaker and artist George Gittoes has learned that documentation of frontline action is not enough; he wants to use art to bring about change. He forms a Yellow House, an artists' collective, in the western Afghan city of Jalalabad - a province long controlled by the Taliban, and decides to make movies, recruiting female actors from Pakistan to join Australian performance artist Hellen Rose, and action star Amir Shah.

Primal

11:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Josh Reed
Starring: Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris
What's it about?
A group of friends travel into the bush to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their mind but a primal blood lust.

 

Friday 11 November

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy
What's it about?
In 1970s England the head of MI6, Control dispatches an agent to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the idenitty of a Soviet spy in the organisation's ranks. However, the misison goes wrong and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon calls veteran agent George Smiley back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Tomas Alfredson interview
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review
SBS: Spies & Lies season

 

Saturday 12 November

True Grit

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama, Western
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
What's it about?
A powerful story of vengeance and valour set in an unforgiving and unpredictable frontier where justice is simple and mercy is rare. Mattie Ross, is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall with an affinity for drinking and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney.

True grit
True Grit review: Coen Bros shoot straight and true

 

Sunday 13 November

Good Hair

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeff Stilson
What's it about?
When asked by his five-year-old daughter why she didn't have "good hair", comedian Chris Rock began a madcap quest to discover the ins and outs of the African-American obsession with perfect mane. From Indian temples to the wildest hairdressing tournament in the world, Rock examines the effects of scalp-stripping chemical straighteners, movement-limiting weaves and the problems of cutting hair underwater.

No One Knows About Persian Cats

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

PG
Iran, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian-Farsi
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Starring: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koohzad, Hamed Behdad
What's it about?
Filmed illegally in the Iranian city of Tehran, No One Knows About Persian Cats ventures into the underground world of Iran's illicit music scene. Lurking on the margins of the city are rappers, metal bands and indie rockers – all playing music banned under Iranian law, but flourishing in underground venues and makeshift rehearsal spaces. Filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi uses guerrilla documentary tactics to follow the story of Negar and Ashkan, two musicians trying to get the band mates and paperwork they need for an upcoming gig in London.  

No One Knows About Persian Cats Review

In the House

1:40am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Bastien Ughetto, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner
What's it about?
A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. Nominated for six French César Awards, including Best Picture.

In the House Review

 

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