• Jaws (1975) air this Wed 5 June, 8:30PM on SBS VICELAND (SBS)Source: SBS
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

3 Jun 2019 - 9:03 AM  UPDATED 3 Jun 2019 - 9:03 AM

MONDAY 3 JUNE

The Year My Parents Went On Vacation
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Brazil, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese, Yiddish, Hebrew
Director: Cao Hamburger
Starring: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk
What's it about?
In 1970, Brazil is host to both the world cup soccer, plus a political dictatorship. A young boy is left alone during it all in a Jewish neighbourhood. 

Mabo: Life Of An Island Man
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 11:00AM, Thurs 6 June)

PG
Australia, 1997
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Trevor Graham
What's it about?
On June 3rd 1992, six months after Eddie "Koiki" Mabo's tragic death, the High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders held native title to land in the Torres Strait. The legal fiction that Australia was empty when first occupied by white people had been laid to rest. Mabo-Life of an Island Man tells the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system. Though his greatest victory was won only after his death, it has forever ensured his place - on Murray Island and in Australian history.

After Mabo
1:30PM, NITV

G
Australia, 1998
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Hughes
What's it about?
Filmed over a ten-month period throughout Australia, this probing documentary examines the political controversy surrounding Native Title and the Australian Federal Governments proposed amendments to the Native Title Act, 1993. It follows the Indigenous representatives in their attempt to fight the amendments in the media, in the bush, and in the halls of Parliament House, Canberra.

TUESDAY 4 JUNE

Electrick Children
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Rebecca Thomas
Starring: Julia Garner, Laim Aiken, Bill Sage, Rory Culkin, Billy Zane
What's it about?
A young Mormon virgin awakens to find herself inexplicably pregnant after secretly listening to a forbidden tape of The Nerves' classic hit 'Hanging on the Telephone'. Facing shame in her community and a forced marriage, Rachel flees and, accompanied by her stern cousin, hits the road in search of the singer on the tape - the man she is convinced has made her pregnant through music.

Girls on Top
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2001
Genre: Comedy
Language: German
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Diana Amft, Felicitas Woll, Karoline Herfurth
What's it about?
Follows the adventures of three teenage girls and their quest to have their first orgasm. Inken, Victoria and Leona, watch a video of women from the '70s relaying how their orgasms, in addition to giving them immense physical pleasure, liberated them and helped them succeed in life. The girls are more than a little curious and set out on a quest to achieve their elusive climaxes in all manner of comedic ways.

Girls on Top 2
12:15AM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2004
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Peter Gersina 
Starring: Diana Amft, Karoline Herfurth, Jasmin Gerat 
What's it about?
The girls are back, and this time they're negotiating leaving home, university and finding an apartment together, whilst still putting much effort into finding Mr Right and not getting fooled by Mr Wrong. Inken, Lena and Lucy are three attractive but penniless students who are using their feminine wiles to procure a cheap flat in Munich.

WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE

Ra.One
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
India, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
Language: Hindi, Tamil
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor
What's it about?
This thrilling sci-fi/adventure follows Shekhar, a video game designer who creates a villain called Ra.One for his latest game. When Ra.One manages to escape the virtual world, he begins to hunt down Shekhar's son, the only player to have challenged Ra.One's power. 

Ra.One Review

Jaws
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1975
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw
What's it about?
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief (Scheider), a marine scientist (Dreyfuss) and grizzled fisherman (Shaw) set out to stop it. The movie sensation that made Steven Spielberg a household name, broke box office records and changed the face of Hollywood filmmaking forever.

Jaws: The Revenge
10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1987
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Michael Caine, Karen Young, Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles
What's it about?
After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.

Last Dragon Master
12:30AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance, Adventure
Language: Cantonese
Director: Jing Wong
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
What's it about?
In China in the early 1900s, Cheng, a young grocery store worker, is set up after witnessing an affair between his female boss and a police chief. To protect their illicit union, the duo accuse Cheng of rape and send him to prison. Also known as The Last Tycoon.

THURSDAY 6 JUNE

Camille Rewinds
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Noemie Lvovsky
Starring: Noemie Lvovsky, Judith Chemla, Michel Vuillermoz, Yolande Moreau, Samir Guesmi
What's it about?
Forty-year-old actress Camille (Lvovsky) gets along well with her teenage daughter (Chemla), but the rest of her life is falling apart. Her career consists of bit parts in B-grade horror movies, she drinks too much and her husband of 25 years, Éric (Samir Guesmi), is leaving her for a younger woman. After throwing Eric out, Camille drowns her sorrows at a New Year’s Eve party, passes out and wakes up in hospital in 1985, appearing to everyone around her as her 16-year-old self. 

Bedevil
9:00PM, NITV (repeats 11:30AM, Fri 7 June)

M
Australia, 1993
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli 
What's it about?
BeDevil is a trilogy of ghost stories that follows characters pestered by visions - real, remembered and imagined. These contemporary tales travel from the sparseness of the outback, through the murky, rotting swamps of the islands, to the Brisbane docks in a stylish vision from writer/director and celebrated visual artist Tracey Moffatt.

BeDevil review: A strange, exciting film

The Dark Horse
10:35PM, NITV (repeats 1:00PM, Fri 7 June)

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

TransMilitary
11:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson
What's it about?
At a time when transgender people are banned from serving in the U.S. military, four of the thousands of transgender troops risking discharge fight to attain the freedom they so fiercely protect. Transmilitary chronicles the lives of these individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace, and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. 

FRIDAY 7 JUNE

Felix
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 8 Jun)

PG
South Africa, 2013
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English, Xhosa
Director: Roberta Durrant
Starring: Hlayani Junior Mabasa, Linda Sokhulu, Thapelo Mofokeng
What's it about?
13-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil's music. When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship for grade eight at an elite private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father's old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert.

Adulthood
10:00PM, NITV

MA15+
UK, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Noel Clarke
Starring: Noel Clarke, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Adam Deacon
What's it about?
The film picks up six years after the death of Trife from the first film with the release of Sam (Clarke) from jail where he has been for the past six and a half years for killing Trife. After being released, he goes to the cemetery where he visits Trife's tombstone where he is attacked by Trife's cousin.

House of Pleasures
12:25AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca
What's it about?
Follows the lives of a group of prostitutes living in a luxurious Parisian brothel in the dawn of the 20th century. From pregnancy scares, to marriage proposals, to drug use and violent clients, this film explore the drama of this hidden world. From acclaimed director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama).

SATURDAY 8 JUNE

Christine
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Antonio Campos
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Maria Dizzia, Tracy Letts, J. Smith-Cameron
What's it about?
The true story of Christine Chubbuck (Hall), an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter, in Sarasota, FL, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion, unrequited love for a coworker and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. 

Jasper Jones
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Aaron L. McGrath, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice
What's it about?
Based on the best-selling novel, Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a young bookish boy living in a small town. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones appears at Charlie’s window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.

“I want to know: What happened?” - Rachel Perkins talks 'Jasper Jones'

Here I Am
10:15PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Beck Cole
Starring: Shai Pittman, Quinaiha Scott, Bruce Carter, Marcia Langton
What's it about?
Fresh out of prison, Karen (Shai Pittman), a beautiful, young Aboriginal woman, finds herself stuck on the streets. She finds sanctuary at a shelter for Aboriginal women where she begins the painful journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter. Featuring cinematography by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah and Sweet Country).

Here I Am Review

Martha Marcy May Marlene
10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sean Durkin
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Hugh Dancy, Sarah Paulson
What's it about?
A young woman, Martha (Olsen), flees her life in an abusive cult. Seeking help from her estranged older sister and brother-in-law, Martha is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her disappearance. Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, Martha struggles to re-assimilate with her family. Winner of the directing award (for Sean Durkin) at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Martha Marcy May Marlene: John Hawkes interview
Martha Marcy May Marlene Review

SUNDAY 9 JUNE

Batman: The Movie
3:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1966
Genre: Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero
What's it about?
The world’s most notorious criminal minds team up to conquer Gotham City and it’s up to the Caped Crusaders to defeat the nefarious foes and restore order. Starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, and boasting an all-star supporting cast, with Cesar Romero as the Joker; Lee Meriwether as Catwoman; Burgess Meredith as The Penguin; and Frank Gorshin turning in a dastardly performance as The Riddler.

Wik vs Queensland
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Dean Gibson
What's it about?
This landmark feature documentary portrays the historical decision in 1996 by the High Court of Australia, granting native title to the Wik People of Cape York, and the demonisation that followed at the hands of politicians and media. With unique access to the key players of that moment in history, and featuring never-before seen footage of the two (then) young lawyers, Noel Pearson and Marcia Langton, Wik Vs Queensland tells a very personal story set against the backdrop of a tumultuous time in Queensland’s history. 

Takeover
10:00PM, NITV

M
Australia, 1979

Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
This documentary observes the profound effect on an Aboriginal community of political and bureaucratic decisions made far away. Although specific to time and place, the film is timeless and universal in its observations of a conflict between an Indigenous minority and a powerful government.

Satudarah - One Blood
11:15PM, 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.