• Pan's Labyrinth airs this Sunday at 8:30PM on SBS Viceland (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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25 Feb 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 25 Feb 2019 - 8:33 AM

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Suzanne
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Katell Quillévéré
Starring: Sara Forestier, François Damiens, Adèle Haenel
What's it about?
Suzanne and Maria are sisters who are extremely close. Nicolas, their at times clumsy but loving father, runs the household the very best he can - until the day that Suzanne, barely a teenager, gets pregnant. 

The Rape of Recy Taylor
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM, Wed 27th Feb)

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Nancy Buirski
What's it about?
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story.

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Mross
Featuring: Gavin Andresen, Brian Armstrong, Margaux Avedisian, Vitalik Buterin
What's it about?
Dan is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Dan spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore. 

Plan B
12:20AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Germany, 2016
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: German
Director: Ufuk Genc, Michael Popescu
Starring: Can Aydin, Phong Giang, Cha-Lee Yoon, Eugene Boateng
What's it about?
Can Aydin, Phong Giand and Cha-Lee Yoon have 24 hours to save their best friends and uncover the secret safe of the Berlin underworld kingpin. Featuring spectacular action choreography by martial artists Can Aydin, Phong Giang, and Cha-lee Yoon from stunt team Reel Deal Action, it's the first theatrical martial arts motion picture ever to be domestically produced in Berlin.

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
1:20AM, SBS

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Language: English
Director: Katie Couric
Featuring: Katie Couric, Hari Nef, Gavin Grimm, Sarah McBride
What's it about?
Katie Couric sets out across America to meet with leading scientists, physicians and experts to answer questions about gender and gender identity. She speaks with everyday people who find their lives and bodies on the front-line of a changing world. This film examines the role of science, society and culture on gender; shedding light on stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, and love. 

WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY

Norwegian Ninja
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Norway, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: Norwegian, Russian
Director: Thomas Cappelen Malling
Starring: Mads Ousdal, Jon Øigarden
What's it about?
In 1984, Arne Treholt was arrested in Norway for treason after handing over state secrets to Russia’s KGB. It became the most scandalous story in Norway’s history, but ‘Norwegian Ninja’ aims to reframe him as the nation’s undercover hero, featuring Treholt as the head of a secret force of modern 'shadow warriors' entrusted by King Olav to protect the country. 

Jaws: The Revenge
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1987
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Michael Caine, Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles
What's it about?
This time - it's personal. The Jaws saga reaches its conclusion in this thrilling fourth and final instalment as the wife of police chief Brody is followed to the Bahamas by a Great White. As the shark targets her family she becomes determined to protect them and destroy the monster. 

 

Troll 2
10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1990
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Claudio Fragasso
Starring: Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young
What's it about?
Disguised as friendly country folk, a pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town. But a family of four is about to discover this place is a real tourist trap - and now, the no-good gnomes must be destroyed before the family gets flambéed - and the world becomes a buffet in this feeding frenzy of fear! Like The Room, this film (an in-name-only sequel to the 1986 horror-fantasy) is another legendary 'so-bad-it's-good' cult favourite.

Hide and Seek
12:00AM, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2014
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Joanna Coates
Starring: Josh O'Connor, Hannah Arterton, Rea Mole, Daniel Metz, Joe Banks
What's it about?
In an isolated English cottage, four young people from London move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping. As their inhibitions and past traumas fade, they achieve a unique kind of collective happiness but the durability of their new living arrangement is tested by the arrival of an outsider, who fails to get in tune with the foursome's radical spirit. 

THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

Firestarter
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mark L. Lester
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, David Keith, Heather Locklear
What's it about?
As youths, Andy McGee (Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Barrymore), begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop." Adapted from the novel by Stephen King.

Mekko
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sterlin Harjo
Starring:  Jamie Loy, Scott Mason, Zahn McClarnon
What's it about?
Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. With no home or family, he makes his way to Tulsa. After unsuccessfully trying to connect with a cousin and with nowhere to go, Mekko ends up sleeping on the streets. He is taken in by the homeless native community, which, while at times jovial, has a dark undercurrent. He begins having issues with a member of this community, a man named Bill. Convinced that Bill is a witch, Mekko turns to the old teachings of his grandmother in order to rid the community of him.

Unresolved Sexual Tension
12:25AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Miguel Ángel Lamata
Starring: Norma Ruíz, Pilar Rubio, Salomé Jiménez
What's it about?
University Professor Juanjo falls into a tailspin of depression and confusion after being dumped by his girlfriend. Convinced that he is being manipulated by her he persuades his boldest student, Nico, to help him regain his former love. However, their seemingly simple plan ends up being a perverse game.

FRIDAY 1 MARCH

Goodbye First Love
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French, German, Danish
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Starring: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke
What's it about?
This exquisitely observed tale of adolescent love from Mia Hansen-Løve (The Father Of My ChildrenThings To Come) chronicles the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's eight-year absence from exploring the world. 

Shorts
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 2nd Mar)

PG
UK, 2009
Genre: Family
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: William H. Macy, Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, James Spader
What's it about?
11-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the teenaged bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone else's parents work for Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. But during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone who finds it, falls from the sky. Suddenly, the neighbourhood is after Toe's magic rock so they can wish for world domination.

Pride
8:30PM, SBS

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Matthew Warchus
Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott
What's it about?
Comedy-drama based on a true story set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem - the union seems embarrassed to receive their support. However the activists are not deterred, and they decide to ignore the union and go direct to the miners.

Pride movie review

In Bed with Victoria
12:10AM, SBS

M
France, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English, French
Director: Justine Triet
Starring: Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud, Laurent Poitrenaux
What's it about?
Victoria is a thirty-something divorced lawyer who's struggling to raise her two daughters. She is canny and cynical but on the verge of an emotional breakdown, battling to survive in the wild and unpredictable worlds of the courtroom and the bedroom. Suffering from low sexual libido, Victoria’s life is thrown into even more chaos when she attends a friend’s wedding and reconnects with Vincent, an old friend, and Sam, an old client. 

SATURDAY 2 MARCH

Watchmen
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode
What's it about?
In an alternate dystopian 1985, the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot. Based on the much-loved graphic novel by Alan Moore.

Watchmen review: The superheroes we need right now

The Dark Horse
8:35PM, NITV

New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: James Napier Robertson
Starring: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance
What's it about?
The true story of New Zealand chess champion Genesis Potini (Curtis), a man who, despite having to face challenges on his own, finds purpose teaching chess to the children in his community in the hope of helping them avoid a life of crime and violence.

James Napier Robertson on The Dark Horse and the new wave of New Zealand cinema
The Dark Horse Review

F/X
11:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1986
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Language: English
Director: Robert Mandel
Starring: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff DeYoung
What's it about?
Rollie Tyler (Brown), a master of dangerous illusions, is one of Hollywood's most accomplished special effects artists - known in the industry as F/X. This F/X wizard has unleashed tidal waves, staged weapons blitzkriegs and transported filmgoers through time and space. Now, he faces his most challenging assignment - turning special effects into reality, by staging the fake assassination of an underworld witness. 

Paradise Road
1:50AM, SBS

MA15+
Australia, 1997
Genre: War, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Glenn Close, Cate Blanchett, Pauline Collins, Frances McDormand
What's it about?
The story of a group of women imprisoned by the Japanese in Sumatra during World War II, who form a choir, using music recalled by a fellow inmate, as a way of coping with the trauma of their situation. From Bruce Beresford, director of Ladies in Black and Driving Miss Daisy.

SUNDAY 3 MARCH

Capital C
6:05PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Timon Birkhofer, Jørg M. Kundinger
What's it about?
In just a few years, crowdfunding has empowered a whole new generation of artists to create things in a way that's never been seen before. Over a period of three years, we follow the endeavours of poker card designer Jackson Robinson, hippie Zach Crain, and video game veteran Brain Fargo, all of whom reach out to the crowd in order to change their lives forever. 

Pan's Labyrinth
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2006
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Language: Spanish
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdu
What's it about?
Accompanied by her parents, Ofelia (Baquero) moves from a large Spanish city to a  rural area in the North of the country. Faced with the upheaval of moving home, an abusive stepfather (Lopez) and the general unpleasantness surrounding Franco's victory in 1944, Ofelia enters an imaginary world of creatures and demons, in a bid to escape. From acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water), and the winner of three 2007 Academy Awards for cinematography, art direction and makeup.

Pan's Labyrinth Review

Kiki
9:25PM, NITV

MA15+
Sweden, USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sara Jordenö
What's it about?
25 years after Paris is Burning, we dive back into the fierce world of voguing battles in the Kiki scene of New York City, where competition between Houses demands leadership, painstaking practice, and performances on point. A film collaboration between Kiki gatekeeper, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, and Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö, we’re granted exclusive access into this high stakes world, where tough competitions act as a gateway into the daily lives of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC.

Why You Should Watch: Kiki

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
11:35PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2000
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker
What's it about?
This Academy Award-nominated documentary looks at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" case that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black men were arrested, tried and quickly convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that they were falsely accused.