• Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys (1995) airs this Wednesday, 17th April at 10:25PM on SBS Viceland (Universal Studios)
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 Apr 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2019 - 8:33 AM

MONDAY 15 APRIL

Bee Nation
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM, Wed 17 Apr)

PG
Canada, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Lana Slezic
What's it about?
This inspirational documentary follows the stories of six students in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada as they strive to make it to the National Championships in Toronto. 

Pacific Warriors
1:30PM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: James Marquand
What's it about?
An insight into the origins and stories of Pacific Island rugby teams such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. This documentary explores the backgrounds of a wide variety of players, past and present.

WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL

Super Troopers
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Brian Cox
What's it about?
Always looking for action, five over-enthusiastic but under-stimulated Vermont State Troopers raise hell on the highway, keeping motorists anxiously looking in their rear-view mirrors. Between an ongoing feud with the local cops over whose you-know-what is bigger, and the state government wanting to shut them down, the Super Troopers find themselves precariously and hilariously heading toward calamity as they try to avoid extinction.

Twelve Monkeys
10:25PM, 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, acclaimed fdirector 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

Anchor and Hope
12:05AM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Starring: Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer, Geraldine Chaplin
What's it about?
Eva and Kat enjoy a carefree existence on their houseboat on a London canal. Until Eva's dream of becoming a mother is reignited by the death of their pet. Kat just wants to get a new cat. But when Kat's best friend, Roger, visits from Barcelona, they decide in a moment of drunkenness that he can be Eva's sperm donor. But what are the consequences for the lesbian couple, the biological father, the child and their relationships with one another?

Stereo
12:45AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Germany, 2014
Genre: Thriller
Language: German
Director: Maximilian Erlenwein
Starring: Jürgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Petra Schmidt-Schaller
What's it about?
Eric's seemingly happy world comes to an abrupt end when a stranger, Henry, forces his way into his life. His annoying, cynical way of doing things pushes Eric to the brink of madness. But when more shady characters surface, threatening to do him serious harm if he doesn't join in their dirty business, his life is destined to go right off the rails.

THURSDAY 18 APRIL

Tudawali
9:35PM, NITV

M
Australia, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve Jodrell
Starring: Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher
What's it about?
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema.  

Margin Call
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker, Demi Moore
What's it about?
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call involves the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Academy Award-nominated for Best Original Screenplay in 2012.

Why You Should Watch: Margin Call

The Yellow Sea
12:20AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language: Korean
Director: Hong-jin Na
Starring: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak
What's it about?
n the lonely region of Yanji City, a debt-ridden taxi driver follows his missing wife on the illegal immigrant trail from China to South Korea. He meets a hitman who promises to turn his life around and reunite him with his wife, as long as he kills a Seoul businessman - but everything will go wrong. From the director 2016 hit The Wailing.

The Yellow Sea Review

FRIDAY 19 APRIL

Shorts
11:45AM, NITV

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.

Viceroy's House
8:30PM, SBS

PG
India, UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English, Hindi
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal
What's it about?
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Barbarella
11:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 1968
Genre: Cult, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg
What's it about?
The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40,000, when Barbarella (Fonda) makes a forced landing while traveling through space. She acts like a female James Bond, vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters. She also rewards, in an uninhibited manner, the handsome men who assist her in the adventure. Whether she is wrestling with Black Guards, the evil Queen, or the Angel Pygar, she just can't seem to avoid losing at least a part of her skin-tight space suit. 

Jane Fonda in the 1968 cult classic 'Barbarella', showing this Friday on SBS

SATURDAY 20 APRIL

In My Country
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

M
UK, Ireland, South Africa, 2004
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: Afrikaans, English
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson
What's it about?
Can the deep wounds of Apartheid be healed through reconciliation? Anna Malan and Langston Whitfield must both question their sense of identity, where they belong and their personal responsibility. From renowned director John Boorman (ExcaliburDeliverance).

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Animation
Language: English
Director: Trey Parker
Voice Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Minnie Driver, George Clooney
What's it about?
When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Phillip, they are pronounced 'corrupted', and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada. Nominated for Best Original Song at the 2000 Academy Awards ("Blame Canada").

Teen Wolf
10:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Rod Daniel
Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine
What's it about?
Like all teenagers, Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox) is going through some changes. But unlike the rest of the students at Beacontown High School, Scott's changes include long hair that covers his entire body, claw-like fingernails, fangs, a heightened sense of smell, superhuman strength, and the extraordinary ability to play basketball. Naturally, these uncanny new features turn this lovable loser into the most popular kid in school. 

SUNDAY 21 APRIL

Reel Injun
8:30PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes
What's it about?
A feature-documentary that takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Featuring interviews with film industry luminaries such as Sacheen Littlefeather, Zacharias Kunuk, Clint Eastwood, Adam Beach, Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Robertson, Russell Means, Wes Studi, and scholars Angela Aleiss and Melinda Micco.

The Good Son
10:00PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2013
Genre: Documentary 
Language: English, Korean
Director: Jesse James Miller
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Ray Mancini, Ed O'Neill
What's it about?
This documentary is based on the book of the same name and deals with the death of Duk Koo Kim who was killed in a fight against Ray Boom Boom Mancini in 1982 in Las Vegas. Ray travels to meet Duks’ son and widow in a very moving scene. 

The Loving Story
3:15AM, SBS

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Nancy Buirski
What's it about?
The marriage of Mildred (who was part-black and part-Native American) and Richard (who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. Their case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where, in 1967, it struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country once and for all. Their story was also the basis for the 2016 film Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga (in an Oscar-nominated performance.)