When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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SBS Movies

15 Jun 2018 - 2:07 PM  UPDATED 19 Jun 2018 - 1:22 PM

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MONDAY 18 JUNE

 

Tough Love
10:30AM, NITV

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal
What's it about?
Fighting to reunite with their children, Tough Love chronicles the lives of two parents with cases in the United States child welfare system as they attempt to prove to the courts and the system that they deserve a second chance to be a parent and have a family.

A One-Way Trip to Antibes
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Sweden, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Richard Hobert
Starring: Sven-Bertil Taube, Rebecca Ferguson, Dan Ekborg, Malin Morgan
What's it about?
When George (Taube), a half-blind widower, learns that his children (Morgan, Ekborg) have conceived an elaborate plan to get their hands on his assets before he dies, he must confront his life choices. After catching his young home help Maria (Ferguson, in her screen debut) red-handed in the act of stealing, George blackmails her into assisting him in a counterattack, triggering off a chain reaction in the family. George's children discover that he has a secret mistress in France.

Darfur Now
12:25PM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM)

M
USA, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, English, Spanish
Director: Ted Braun
Starring: Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Adam Sterling, Ahmed Mahammed Abaka
What's it about?
This acclaimed documentary follows the story of six people who are determined to end the sufferings in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. The six - an American activist, an international prosecutor, a Sudanese rebel, a sheikh, a leader of the World Food Program and an internationally known actor - demonstrate the power of how one individual can create extraordinary changes.

Mojin: The Lost Legend
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: Chinese
Director: Wuershan
Starring: Chen Kun, Huang Bo, Shu Qi, Angelababy, Xia Yu, Liu Xiaoqing
What's it about?
At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One Hundred Cave" 20 years ago, is actually still alive. Together with Shirley and his old exploration partner, Bayi unravels a terrible millennium-old secret.

Detective Dee: Mystery of Phantom Flame
10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2010
Genre: Martial Arts, Action
Language: Mandarin
Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Li Bingbing
What's it about?
In the year 689, the first Empress of China is building a giant Buddha statue. When people connected to its construction start mysteriously bursting into flames, an investigation is ordered. 

Rain Man
11:00PM, SBS

M
USA1988
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino
What's it about?
An idealistic young wheeler-dealer whose life is changed forever when he discovers he has an autistic savant older brother. Winner of five 1988 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Rain Man

TUESDAY 19 JUNE

My Beautiful Laundrette
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 1985
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Roshan Seth, Jonathan Moore, Colin Campbell, Winston Graham
What's it about?
In Thatcher's Britain, an ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. Nominated for an Academy Award in 1987 for Best Writing (Hanif Kureishi). 

The Finishers
1:05AM, SBS

PG
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Nils Tavernier
Starring: Fabien Héraud, Alexandra Lamy, Jacques Gamblin
What's it about?
Julien dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfil. To do so, Julien challenges his father to compete with him in the ‘Ironman’ triathlon in Nice. A whole family comes together and reconnects in an attempt to see this incredible exploit through. 

The Finishers Review

The Silence of the Lambs
2:45AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1991
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith
What's it about?
Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information. The third film in the history of the Academy Awards (after It Happened One Night and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) to win in the five main categories: Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay (Adapted).

In 'The Silence of the Lambs', Clarice Starling is strong because she looks back

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE

Even the Rain
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Spain, 2010
Genre: History
Language: Spanish
Director: Iciar Bollain
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde
What's it about?
Mexican director Sebastián arrives in a Bolivian town to begin production on his film about Christopher Columbus, which is set to reveal how Columbus’ cruel reign over the Americas’ native people was met with fierce rebellion. However they find themselves in the middle of fierce protests, led by their main actor, over the government’s plan to privatise the Bolivian water industry. Life begins to imitate art, as the locals start an all-out war against the military, once again pitting sticks and stones against high-tech army weaponry. 

THURSDAY 21 JUNE

Sunny
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Korean
Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang
Starring: Su-hee Go, Ho-jeong Yu, Hee-kyung Jin, Min-yeong Kim
What's it about?
Na-mi (Ho-jeong Yu) is a typical middle-class housewife with a teenage daughter and brusque husband. While visiting her mother in hospital, she is reunited with her high school friend, Chun-hwa (Hee-kyung Jin). The two happily reminisce about the good old days. Na-mi was a transfer student and Chun-hwa welcomed the new girl into her clique. The clique was called 'Sunny’ comprising of seven girls who always hung out together. Chun-hwa, who is now terminally ill, asks Na-mi to get together the old members of 'Sunny’ for the last time before she dies.

Sunny Review

Tracker
9:30PM, NITV

M
New Zealand, UK, 2010
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Ian Sharp
Starring: Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison, Andy Anderson, Gareth Reeves
What's it about?
An ex-Boer war guerrilla in New Zealand is sent out to bring back a Maori accused of killing a British soldier. Gradually they grow to know and respect one another but a posse, led by the British Commanding officer is close behind and his sole intention is to see the Maori hang. Written by Filmfinders 1903. A guerilla fighter from the South African Boer war called Arjan (Winstone) takes on a manhunt for Maori seaman Kereama (Morrison), who is accused of murdering a British soldier. What follows is a cat and mouse pursuit through the varied landscape of NZ with both hunter and huntee testing their bushcraft and wits against that of the other.

Guilty of Romance
12:30PM, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2011
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Language: Japanese
Director: Sion Sono
Starring: Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Satoshi Nikaido
What's it about?
Two fascinating stories of love and loss intertwine in modern Japan. Detective Kazuko must investigate the case of a woman who has been find dead in a derelict apartment, while she grapples with her home life. Meanwhile Izumi, the faithful wife of a famous novelist, decides to break away from her monotonous life and accepts a job as a adult film star while hiding her new career from her husband.

FRIDAY 22 JUNE

Zero Dark Thirty
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013

Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Ehle, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt
What's it about?
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret locations across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal to track down and eliminate wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. From Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).

Zero Dark Thirty review: Fact blurs with fiction into a crackerjack thriller

The Monkey King 2
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:30AM, Sat 23 June)

M
Hong Kong, China, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Language: Chinese
Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
Starring: Gong Li, Aaron Kwok, Lu Wei
What's it about?
Taking place 500 years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures, only to accidentally free the Monkey King. With Lady White (Gong Li) aiming to break up the team assembled to defeat her, the Monkey King must fight in order to save his world.

SATURDAY 23 JUNE

Mamma Mia!
7:30PM, SBS

PG
UK, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Musical
Language: English
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Starring: Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård
What's it about?
Sophie has a problem: it's almost her wedding day and she doesn't know who her father is. After commandeering her mother's old journal, she learns of 3 potential suitors and invites them all to her wedding. Hopefully, she will be able to figure out which is her father so he can walk her down the isle. Set on a Greek island, the story to this smash hit musical romcom unfolds to a wealth of classic 70's ABBA songs.

Origin: A Call to Minds
8:30PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Animation
Language: English
Director: David T. Krupicz
Starring (voice cast): Morgan Muscat, Katie Uhlmann, Michael Mercy, Amanda Jane Smith
What's it about?
Set in the same world as Archon Defender, this film follows the quest of a young woman, Desmerelle, as she confronts Lorem to free her twin sister Phaetra from the machine.

Maggie
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Henry Hobson
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Aiden Flowers
What's it about?
There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to eradicate those with the virus, Wade is pushed to the limits in an effort to protect her.

Rocky IV
10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Drama, Sport
Language: English
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Dolph Lundgren
What's it about?
Stallone's new menace in the ring is a 261-pound Russian fighting machine (Dolph Lundgren), and now, Rocky must defend his title and America's honour.

Rocky IV (1985).

SUNDAY 24 JUNE

April 9th
1:10AM, SBS

M
Denmark, 2015
Genre: Drama, War
Language: German, Danish
Director: Roni Ezra
Starring: Pilou Asbæk, Lars Mikkelsen, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Martin Greis
What's it about?
In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940.

Outrage Beyond
2:50AM, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2012
Genre: Crime, Action
Language: Japanese
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Ryô Kase, Machiko Ono, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shun Sugata, Kenta Kiritani
What's it about?
An ambitious cop, Kataoka, a yakuza specialist, ignites a power struggle between the two major yakuza families, exploiting the growing chasm between organised crime's young guns and the old guard. Kataoka, realises that Otomo (Kitano) – a yakuza who faked his own death only to land in prison – could play a vital role in a full-scale crackdown on the two gangs. Pacts are sealed over sake, honour is protected and lost, and the scene is set for all hell to break loose.  

Outrage Beyond Review