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

14 Dec 2018 - 4:53 PM  UPDATED 14 Dec 2018 - 4:54 PM

MONDAY 17 DECEMBER

The Phantom Tollbooth
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
USA, 1970
Genre: Fantasy, Animation
Language: English
Director: Abe Levitow, David Monahan, Chuck Jones
Voice cast: Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray
What's it about?
Based upon the children's adventure novel by Norton Juster, this tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo. Unexpectedly receiving a magic tollbooth and, having nothing better to do, Milo drives through it and enters a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of it's princesses, Rhyme and Reason.

Planet B-Boy
8:40PM, NITV (repeats 11:50AM, Tues 18 Dec)

M
France, USA, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Benson Lee
What's it about?
This documentary rediscovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as "B-boying", breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of New York City during the birth of hip-hop in the seventies. Three decades later, B-boying is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before. 

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
9:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1991
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
After years of war, the Federation and the Klingon empire find themselves on the brink of a peace summit when a Klingon ship is nearly destroyed by an apparent attack from the Enterprise. Both worlds brace for what may be their deadliest encounter.

Four More Years
11:30PM, SBS

M
Sweden, 2010
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Swedish
Director: Tova Magnusson
Starring: Sten Ljunggren, Richard Ulfsäter
What's it about?
Political party leader David Holst, one of Sweden's most popular politicians, is handsome, funny, popular and predicted as the country's next Prime Minister. But what at first appears to be an easy victory turns into a humbling defeat as another party wins the elections and four more years of leading the country. Then, when David suddenly falls in love, the problem is not that he's already married - or that he's fallen in love with another man.

Midnight FM
12:45AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2010
Genre: Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Sang Man Kim
Starring:  Soo Ae, Ji-tae Yu, Joon-Ha Lee
What's it about?
While hosting her regular radio show, Sun-young (Soo Ae) receives a call from a listener named Dong-soo (Ji-tae Yu). He tells her that she must follow his orders while she hosts her live program, with her family’s lives at stake, and threatens that she can’t tell anyone. Without knowing what he wants and why this is happening to her, she continues her two-hour radio program to save her family as they get picked off one by one.

TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER

My Neighbour Totoro
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
What's it about?
Satsuke and Mai are two young girls who find their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called 'Totoros'. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As the girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life. From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke).

Star Trek: Generations
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1994
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: David Carson
Starring: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Malcolm McDowell
What's it about?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D rescue an El Aurian physicist, whose secret plan is to destroy the Enterprise and millions of lives. Now Picard's only hope for a future rests within the Nexus, a mysterious energy ribbon, and a legendary captain from the past, Captain Kirk.

The Women on the 6th Floor
11:05AM, SBS

PG
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: French, Spanish
Director: Philippe Le Guay
Starring: Sandrine Kiberlain, Fabrice Luchini, Carmen Maura
What's it about?
It’s Paris, 1962. Wealthy stockbroker Jean-Louis Jouvert (Luchini) lives a staid bourgeois existence with his perfectly-presented socialite wife (Kiberlain). But when the family’s maid abandons them, into the residence comes Maria (Verbeke), a young, hardworking Spanish beauty. Through Maria, Jean-Louis’ eyes are opened to a new and enchanting world of music, mayhem, and the joie de vivre of the other Spanish servants on the sixth floor, and before long the balance of the household ruptures into wild, cross-cultural chaos.

The Women on the 6th Floor Review

Superclásico
12:30AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Denmark, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Danish
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Starring: Mikael Bertelsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jamie Morton
What's it about?
This outrageous comedy follows Christian, a wine-seller on the brink of bankruptcy, on a quest to win back his ex-wife Anna. He leaves Denmark for sunny Buenos Aires, where Anna now lives a life of luxury with her boyfriend - Argentina’s star soccer player. Christian arrives under the pretence of signing the divorce papers, but is soon competing for her affections against the handsome Juan Diaz.

WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER

Moomins on the Riviera
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
Finland, 2014
Genre: Animation, Family
Language: English
Director: Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä
Starring: Tracy-Ann Oberman, Nathaniel Parker, Maria Sid, Mats Långbacka
What's it about?
The Moomins set sail for the Riviera in search for adventure. Following a journey frought with storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy. Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name 'de Moomin'. Exasperated by their behaviour, Moominmamma retires to the relative calm of their trusty boat in the hope that her family will come to their senses. 

Star Trek: First Contact
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1996
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard
What's it about?
After an epic battle against the Borg (cybernetically-enhanced life forms), Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise follow the Borg Sphere back into the 21st century to prevent the Borg from contaminating Earth’s timeline and preventing Earth’s first contact. Picard and the crew must work together to battle the Borg Queen before she assimilates all of mankind and changes history forever.

Gantz 2: Perfect Answer
10:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Japan, 2011
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: Japanese
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya, Takayuki Yamada, Tomorowo Taguchi, Ayumi Itô
What's it about?
Several months after the events of Gantz, Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) faces an impending alien invasion under the order of Gantz, a mysterious giant black orb. As he closes in on the magical '100' score to resurrect his friends, young pop star Eriko (Ayumi Itô) is being secretly ordered by Gantz to carry out assassinations, and cop Shigeta (Takayuki Yamada) inches closer towards finding out the truth about the invading aliens.

Secret Ingredient
12:25AM, SBS

M
Greece, 2017
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Macedonian
Director: Gjorče Stavreski
Starring: Blagoj Veselinov, Anastas Tanovski, Aksel Mehmet, Aleksandar Mikić
What's it about?
Vele can’t afford to buy the expensive medication for his cancer-ridden father. Desperate, he steals marijuana from some criminals, makes a cake with it and gives it to his father, hoping it will reduce his pain. His father’s health miraculously improves, but Vele is suddenly confronted by neighbors who demand the recipe for the “remedial” cake and by the criminals who want their drugs back.

A Separation
2:25AM, SBS

PG
Iran, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian-Farsi
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sarina Farhadi, Sareh Bayat
What's it about?
A married couple is faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Winner of both the Golden Bear (top prize) at the 2011 Berlin Festival and the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed Iranian films of all time.

A Separation Review

THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER

Summer Wars
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2009
Genre: Animation
Language: English, Japanese
Director: Momoru Hosoda
Voice cast: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura
What's it about?
Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, solves a complex equation and inadvertently puts a virtual world's artificial intelligence in a position to destroy the earth. From the director of Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Star Trek: Insurrection
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1998
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Brent Spiner, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes
What's it about?
When Captain Picard learns that Lt. Commander Data has run amok and taken a cultural survey team hostage, he finds something strange about the Ba'ku, the race survey team was observing. The Enterprise command team also discovers that there more to the supposed cultural survey than they had been told. Soon, Captain Picard is forced to choose between disobeying a direct order and violating the Prime Directive of the Federation.

This Christmas
9:35PM, NITV (repeats 8:35PM, Sat 22 Dec)

PG
USA, 2007
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Starring: Idris Elba, Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine
What's it about?
This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.

Satudarah - One Blood
10:55PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Netherlands, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: Dutch
Director: Mags Gavan, Joost van der Valk
What's it about?
The notorious Satudarah are the Netherlands' most violent and feared biker gang. Founded in Moordrecht in 1990, the gang has grown from humble roots into an international conglomerate, linked with worldwide drug trafficking, extortion and murder. This fascinating documentary drives right to the heart of this secret criminal underworld, exposing the strict rituals and traditions that govern this most violent of brotherhoods.

The Sex of the Angels
12:50AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Xavier Villaverde
Starring: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González
What's it about?
Bruno (González) is a university student and struggling dancer who lives with his girlfriend Carla (Bergès-Frisbey), an aspiring photographer. Their relationship becomes complicated when fellow dancer Rai (Cervantes) moves in to their building and Bruno becomes instantly attracted to him.      

FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER

Little Nicholas
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
Belgium, France, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring:  Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad
What's it about?
Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever: his mother is pregnant. He panics and envisions the worst.

Star Trek: Nemesis
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Stuart Baird
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Bryan Singer, Tom Hardy, Whoopi Goldberg, Ron Perlman, Brent Spiner
What's it about?
En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, Shinzon, who claims to seek peace with the human-backed United Federation of Planets. Once in enemy territory, the captain and his crew make a startling discovery: Shinzon is human, a slave from the Romulan sister planet of Remus, and has a secret, shocking relationship to Picard himself.

The Pianist
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
France, Poland, UK, 2002
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Language: English, German, Russian
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Adrien Brody, Maureen Lipman, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox, Frank Finlay
What's it about?
Wladyslaw Szpilman (Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw. Winner of the Palme D'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and Best Actor (Brody) at the 2003 Academy Awards.

The Pianist Review

Heart of a Lion
10:45PM, NITV

MA15+
Finland, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Finnish
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen 
What's it about?
Neo-Nazi Teppo is looking to start a new life after prison. After falling for a waitress who has a mixed-race son, Teppo is sent into a tailspin, fighting his conflicting feelings as his prejudices are challenged.

Black Book
11:50PM, SBS

MA15+
Netherlands, 2006
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Language: Dutch, German
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring:  Carice van Houten, Christian Berkel, Sebastian Koch, Michiel Huisman
What's it about?
Rachel Stein (Houten) is hiding in rural Holland in the final stages of the war. When her foster home is destroyed by a bomb, she is rescued by a Resistance fighter and she meets Mr Smaal (Vries) a lawyer helping rich Jews escape. But the planned escape ends in slaughter, including Rachel's family. She joins the Resistance and becomes involved with a high ranking SS officer Ludwig Muntze (Koch), hoping to gather useful information. From Paul Verhoeven, director of Basic Instinct and Elle.

Why You Should Watch: Black Book

SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER

Romeo + Juliet
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1996
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Paul Rudd
What's it about?
Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge!) directs Shakespeare's romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this modern version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo (Dicaprio) attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love. 

Romeo + Juliet: Cheat Sheet
Romeo + Juliet review: Simply stupendous

Mrs Henderson Presents
10:10PM, SBS

M
UK, 2005
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Kelly Reilly, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest
What's it about?
When Mrs Laura Henderson (Dench, in an Oscar-nominated performance) is widowed in 1937, she's soon bored - until she sees an old London theatre that's for sale, in Old Windmill Street. She buys it and hires Vivan Van Damm (Hoskins) to run it for her, as a music hall venue, featuring tastefully choreographed nude girls. Things go well despite their personality clash, but when World War II breaks out a couple of years later, The Windmill remains open even through the air raids, much to the appreciation of the soldiers on leave from the front. Threatened with closure by the authorities, Mrs Henderson steps up on a soap box and defends her much loved hobby.  

Twelve Monkeys
10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1995
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt
What's it about?
In the year 2035, an unknown virus has wiped out 99 percent of earth’s population. A criminal (Willis) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to determine the origin of the epidemic, and obtain information that may contain the spread of the virus. He is accidentally sent back six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly (Stowe), a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines (Pitt, in an Oscar-nominated performance), the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert. From Terry Gilliam, director of Brazil and The Fisher King.

Twelve Monkeys review: An exhilarating time travel tale from the king of chaos, Terry Gilliam

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

SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER

Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Language: French
Director: Louis Clichy, Alexandre Astier
Starring: Roger Carel, Lorànt Deutsch, Laurent Lafitte, Alain Chabat
What's it about?
Diminutive comic-book hero Asterix and his oversized pal Obelix attempt to protect their Gaulish village from Roman invasion, doing anything necessary to thwart Caesar's plans in this animated adventure. 

Wolf
10:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1994
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Language: English
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Om Puri
What's it about?
Nicholson stars as Will Randall, the chief editor at a New York City publishing firm, who finds himself bitten by a wolf in rural Vermont. Randall discovers he's been fired and replaced by Stewart Swinton (Spader), a vicious young executive. As Randall struggles to regain his position, he becomes enthralled with Laura Alden (Pfeiffer), his former boss's daughter. As increasingly animal-like urges begin to overwhelm him, Randall worries he might be a warewolf. From Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate and Closer.

Interview with director Mike Nichols of Wolf. The Movie Show Episode 28 1994

Jay-Z: Made in America
10:25PM, NITV

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ron Howard
Featuring: Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, Rita Ora, Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, Skrillex
What's it about?
A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival, created by rap superstar Jay-Z.

Ron Howard and Jay-Z

For the Good of Others
12:20AM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, 2010
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Language: Spanish
Director: Oskar Santos
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Belén Rueda, Angie Cepeda
What's it about?
Diego is an emergency room doctor whose work has forced him to become shut off from his family and friends. When he gets into a fight with a patient’s lover, the man pulls a gun and brutally shoots Diego. However, when doctors rush to save his life, there is no bullet wound and Diego has inexplicably healed. He soon finds that this second chance at life has left him with supernatural healing powers, and patients in the hospital that he treats miraculously recover from comas and injuries.

My Survival as an Aboriginal
12:05AM, NITV

M
Australia, 1979
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What's it about?
Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri woman and black activist, shows the conflicts of living as an Aboriginal under white domination. The first Australian film directed by an Indigenous woman.