• Val Kimer as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's 'The Doors', showing this Wednesday the 24th April at 10:45pm 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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23 Apr 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 23 Apr 2019 - 8:33 AM

MONDAY 22 APRIL

The Price of Peace
12:00PM, NITV

PG
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kim Webby
What's it about?
A story of indigenous people reconciling with colonial power, in this moving portrait of Tame Iti, Maori activist, and his fight with the New Zealand Crown to clear his name.

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL

Half Baked
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1998
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Tamra Davis
Starring: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz, Jim Breuer, Snoop Dogg
What's it about?
This high-as-a-kite comedy centres around three hapless New York City friends who turn to dealing drugs after their friend and roommate is arrested for accidentally killing a police horse. Directed by Tamra Davis (Billy Madison, CB4).

Columbus
12:10AM, SBS

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Korean
Director: Kogonada
Starring: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Michelle Forbes, Rory Culkin, Parker Posey
What's it about?
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library.

A Dangerous Method
12:45AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon
What's it about?
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung (Fassbender) takes the unbalanced Sabina Spielrein (Knightley) as his patient in this psychological drama from acclaimed director David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers, A History of Violence). Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), but soon both men fall under Sabina's spell.

A Dangerous Method: David Cronenberg interview
Why You Should Watch: A Dangerous Method

THURSDAY 25 APRIL

Full Metal Jacket
9:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1987
Genre: Drama, War
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: R. Lee Ermey, Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin
What's it about 
Stanley Kubrick's examination of the Vietnam War and the dehumanising process that turns people into trained killers. Joker, Animal Mother, Gomer, Eightball, Cowboy and more all are plunged into a boot-camp hell pitbulled by a leatherlung D.I. (R. Lee Ermey, in an iconic performance) who views the would-be devil dogs as grunts, maggots or something less.

Full Metal Jacket review

5th World
10:05PM, NITV

M
USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English, Navajo
Director: Blackhorse Lowe
Starring: Livandrea Knoki, Sheldon Silentwalker, Ernest Tsosie III
What's it about?
Two young Navajos hitch hike home through the Navajo reservation, falling in love along the way. This debut feature from maverick Navajo filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe (Chasing the Light) premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Room 237
11:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rodney Ascher
What's it about?
Many cult movies have devout followers, bizarre interpretations and conspiracy theories surrounding them - but none more than Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. This documentary speaks to the fanatics who think they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages apparently buried in the iconic horror film. Meticulously examining the original film, this program explores if there is any truth to the far-fetched theories behind Kubrick’s film.

Room 237 Review

FRIDAY 26 APRIL

Thunderstruck
7:30PM, NITV (repeats Sat 27 Apr, 10:00AM)

PG
USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Whitesell
Starring: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, James Belushi, Brandon T. Jackson
What's it about?
Brian (Gray) is a 16 year-old who can't play basketball, but he still wants to play like his hero, Kevin Durant. At an Oklahoma City Thunder game, Brian gets chosen to shoot a half court shot which he misses and hits the mascot in the process. Later on, he gets a chance to meet Durant and expresses his desire to play just like him. When Kevin gives Brian the ball, the two unknowingly switch talents.

Thunderstruck review

The Man Who Knew Infinity
8:30PM, SBS

PG
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Matt Brown
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry
What's it about?
When self-taught mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel) fails out of college, he does not give up hope. Determined to pursue his passion, he contacts Professor GH Hardy (iron) and is invited to attend Trinity College.  

The Doors
10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1991
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Wincott
What's it about?
After a psychedelic experience in the California desert, Jim Morrison (Kilmer) and his bandmates in The Doors begin performing in Los Angeles and quickly become a sensation. However, when Jim begins ditching his musical responsibilities and his girlfriend, Pamela (Ryan) in favour of his dangerous addictions and the affections of the seductive, occult-obsessed Patricia (Quinlan), the band starts to worry.

The Doors review

Val Kimer as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's 'The Doors', showing this Wednesday the 24th April at 10:45pm on SBS VICELAND

A Heart of Love
12:00AM, SBS

M
Poland, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Polish
Director: Łukasz Ronduda
Starring: Justyna Wasilewska, Jacek Poniedziałek, Magdalena Cielecka
What's it about?
In Warsaw, a poet and a musician fall in love and create a world for themselves and must contend with their feelings about their art and one another. 

SATURDAY 27 APRIL

Menace II Society
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

MA15+
USA, 1993
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Language: English
Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Starring: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Glenn Plummer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson
What's it about?
In this unflinching look at the mean streets of the contemporary urban American ghetto, a black youth - despite his dreams for a better life - ultimately succumbs to the cycle of violence that pervades his community. This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts.

Menace II Society, showing 9:00PM on Wednesday, June 6th on SBS VICELAND.

Team America: World Police
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2004 
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Language: English
Director: Trey Parker
Starring (voice cast): Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo
What's it about?
Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. The heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world. From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Team America: World Police Review

Waiting for Guffman
10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1996
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Christopher Guest, David Cross, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy
What's it about?
Almost no one's ever heard of flamboyant, would-be Broadway director Corky St. Clair's hometown of Blaine, Missouri. But Corky fully expects Blaine will be his ticket to Broadway when he writes, directs, choreographs and costumes a local show celebrating Blaine's 150th anniversary in this hilarious mockumentary, from the team behind Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap.

Waiting for Guffman Review
This and That: 'Waiting For Guffman' and 'A Mighty Wind'

Woo
10:30PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1998
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Dave Chappelle, LL Cool J
What's it about?
Gorgeous and extroverted Woo (Smith) meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim (Davidson) on a blind date, and takes him on a madcap adventure through New York City, in this comedy from Party Girl (1995) director Daisy von Scherler Mayer.

The Bridge On The River Kwai
12:20AM, SBS

PG
UK, USA, 1957
Genre: Drama, History, War
Language: English, Japanese, Thai
Director: David Lean
Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa
What's it about?
The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans. Winner of Best Picture at the 1958 Academy Awards.

SUNDAY 28 APRIL

2001: A Space Odyssey
7:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
UK, USA, 1968
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: William Sylvester, Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter
What's it about?
Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece traces an expedition to the moon, Jupiter and beyond, and imagines the future evolution of humanity. A group of ape-like creatures - primitive humans - discover the use of bones as weapons in a quarrel over a waterhole. Jump forward 1000s of years, and an American expedition finds a mysterious black monolith - an obvious alien artefact - on the Moon. Another expedition is sent to Jupiter, where a second monolith has been discovered. But during the journey the ship's computer, HAL 9000, develops paranoia.

2001: A Space Odyssey Review

Maker Of Monsters: Meet Beau Dick
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Natalie Ball
What's it about?
An intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art while never forgetting his roots. Meet Beau Dick illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries. 

Jimi Hendrix
10:05PM, NITV

M
USA, 1973
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis
Featuring: Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Little Richard, Pete Townshend
What's it about?
Jimi Hendrix became a superstar rock'n'roller, smashed the colour barrier and shocked the nation, all before his 27th birthday. This riveting documentary - made only three years after his tragic death - tells the story of Jimi's short but spectacular life.