• Brie Larson and LaKeith Stanfield in the 2012 indie hit Short Term 12, showing this Saturday 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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SBS Movies

17 Jun 2019 - 9:33 AM  UPDATED 18 Jun 2019 - 5:26 PM

How to watch SBS VICELAND
It's a TV channel. Here are all of the ways you can watch it.

 

MONDAY 17 JUNE

Barbara
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: German
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Nina Hoss. Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock
What's it about?
Directed by Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Transit), Barbara stars Nina Hoss as a talented young doctor in 1980s Germany, who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small paediatric hospital in the country. Despite being constantly aware of the shadowy presence of Stasi officers chronicling her every move, she arrives at her new post having already planned a series of secret meetings with her lover (Waschke), with whom she plans to escape to Denmark.

Barbara: Christian Petzold interview
Why You Should Watch: Barbara

Utopia
1:00PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Pilger
What's it about?
This controversial documentary film by acclaimed filmmaker John Pilger draws on his long association with Indigenous Australians; an investigation into Australia's colonial past and wealthy present, setting out to break the stereotypes of the first people of Australia. Utopia is both a personal journey and a universal story of power and resistance, of how modern societies can be divided between those who conform and the dystopian world of those who do not. 


Why You Should Watch: Utopia

We Fight
7:30PM, NITV

M
Australia, 1982
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Madelaine McGrady
What's it about?
We Fight is a rare documentary about Aboriginal resistance to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games of 1982.

TUESDAY 18 JUNE

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 (Forestier) and Maria (Haenel) are sisters who are extremely close. Nicolas (Damiens), 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. 

WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE

Terraferma
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, Italy, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Amharic, Italian
Director: Emanuele Crialese
Starring: Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Claudio Santamaria, Mimmo Cuticchio
What's it about?
In Sicily, fishermen are punished for saving immigrants from the sea and, back on shore, letting them go. But when young Filippo decides to help an immigrant family consisting of a mother, a little boy and a newborn baby, his life is turned upside down.

Piranha 3D
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2010
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Adam Scott
What's it about?
Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the areas new razor-toothed residents.

Piranha 3D Review

Spring
10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Horror, Romance, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson
Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Nick Nevern
What's it about?
A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a girl hiding a dark secret. What begins as a naturalistic romance in an idyllic Mediterranean town, takes an unexpected turn as the two lovers confront figurative and literal relationship monsters. Balancing dark humour, heart, and visceral thrills, Spring evokes undercurrents of Beauty and the Beast by way of Richard Linklater and David Cronenberg, while remaining its own beast. From the writing/directing team behind The Endless.

Becoming Astrid
12:10AM, SBS

MA15+
Denmark, Sweden, Germany, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish, Swedish
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Starring: Alba August, Maria Bonnevie, Trine Dyrholm, Henrik Rafaelsen
What's it about?
When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.

I'd Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips
12:40AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Brazil, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca
Starring: Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, Zé Carlos Machado, Gero Camilo
What's it about?
Cauby is a Brazilian photographer who moves to the country town of Pará. He meets and falls in love with a model called Lavínia who is the wife of a pastor. Soon after pleading with the girl to leave her husband, the pastor is murdered and Lavínia disappears. All fingers point towards Cauby. 

THURSDAY 20 JUNE

Open Up to Me
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Sweden, Finland, 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Finnish
Director: Simo Halinen
Starring: Leea Klemola, Peter Franzén, Ria Kataja, Emmi Nivala
What's it about?
Maarit is a beautiful, intelligent woman - and used to be a man. She falls in love with a soccer coach, who is forced to confront his own deeply hidden prejudices in a world that considers Maarit a freak. 

Vacant Possession
9:05PM, NITV (repeats 12:55PM, Fri 21 Jun)

M
Australia, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Margot Nash
Starring: Pamela Rabe, John Stanton, Toni Scanlan
What's it about?
Following the death of her mother Tessa (Rabe), a young woman, returns after many years to the weather-beaten family home on the shores of Sydney's Botany Bay. But the old family home begins to bring old wounds more and more to life. The story unfolds through flashbacks yet as it progresses the flashbacks merge into the present as it becomes apparent that the situation Tessa has returned to is very much the result of that which passed before.

The Parade
12:30AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Serbia, 2011
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: German, Serbian
Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Starring: Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic
What's it about?
A gay couple are planning a Pride Parade in Serbia, a country renowned for anti-gay violence. They meet a homophobic war veteran, and offer to reunite him with his sweetheart if he provides parade security.

FRIDAY 21 JUNE

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
7:30PM, NITV

PG
UK, Germany, 2005
Genre: Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: John Henderson
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Joel Tobeck, Rena Owen
What's it about?
A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey could ever conjure in Orlando, when they meet up with bad guys and a legendary creature.

The Debt
8:40PM, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: John Madden
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds
What's it about?
The story of Rachel Singer (Mirren), a former Mossad agent who endeavoured to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal—the Surgeon of Birkenau—in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must go back to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

The Debt pays off for Worthington
The Debt Review

Origin: A Call to Minds
10:00PM, NITV (repeats 1:00PM, Sat 22 Jun)

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Animation
Language: English
Director: David T. Krupicz
Starring: Michael Mercy, Peter Church, John Fleming
What's it about?
Set in the same world as Archon Defender, this film follows the quest of a young woman, Desmerelle, as she confronts Lorem to free her twin sister Phaetra from the machine.

Love Is the Perfect Crime
12:10AM, SBS

MA15+
France, Switzerland, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Sara Forestier, Karin Viard
What's it about?
Marc, in his 40s, is a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne. Still a bachelor — and still living with his sister Marianne in a huge, isolated chalet that they inherited when they were very young — he carries on one love affair after another with his students. Winter has almost ended when one of his most brilliant students, Barbara, suddenly disappears. Two days later, Marc meets Barbara’s mother, Anna, who wants to find out more about her vanished daughter.

SATURDAY 22 JUNE

Infinitely Polar Bear
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Maya Forbes
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Keir Dullea
What's it about?
In Boston, a bipolar father (Ruffalo) takes over sole responsibility for his two spirited daughters while his wife (Saldana) attends graduate school in New York. Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor (Ruffalo) in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical at the 2014 Golden Globe awards.

Ten Canoes
8:40PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2006
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: Ganalbingu
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: Richard Birrinbirrin, Jamie Gulpilil, Crusoe Kurddal
What's it about?
An elder of an Indigenous tribe in the Northern Territory realises a young man in the group covets the beautiful young wife of another elder. To teach him the proper way, the elder tells the youngster a story from the mythical past, about a man who had no wife. Directed by Rolf de Heer (The Tracker, Bad Boy Bubby).

Ten Canoes Review

Short Term 12
10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Brie Larson, LaKeith Stanfield, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever
What's it about?
Grace (Larson), a 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility, navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Award in 2013. 

Short Term 12 review: Every heart-warming moment is completely earned

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
12:00AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Taiwan, 2011
Genre: Drama, Action
Language: Aboriginal, Japanese, Hokkien
Director: Wei Te-sheng
Starring: Masanobu Andô, Jun'ichi Haruta, Sabu Kawahara
What's it about?
This film retells an episode of Taiwanese history not known to many. Between 1895 and 1945 Taiwan was a Japanese colony, but small groups of the original indigenous tribes remained scattered around the island. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe, settled around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. 

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Review

SUNDAY 23 JUNE

WarGames
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1983
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: John Badham
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Barry Corbin
What's it about?
High School student David Lightman (Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent - and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

We Don't Need a Map
8:30PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Warwick Thornton
Featuring: Warwick Thornton, Adam Briggs, Baluka Maymuru, Bill Harney, Bruce Pascoe, Dee Madigan, Ghassan Hage
What's it about?
Filmmaker Warwick Thornton (Samson and DelilahSweet Country) investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape. He takes us on a journey through this five-star constellation's astronomical, colonial and Indigenous history to the present day. 

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton's film We Don't Need A Map takes a journey through Australia's cultural and political landscape.

Night Parrot Stories
10:00PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Robert Nugent
What's it about?
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology. It disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a preoccupation. This documentary was filmed in all the locations where Night Parrots once lived, during a time when stories of extinction were everywhere.

Red Dawn
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: John Milius
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
What's it about?
On a peaceful morning, through the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field: the invasion of the United States has begun. As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage unremitting guerrilla warfare in defence of their parents, their friends and their country.

Room 237
12:35AM, SBS

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

Brotherhood of Blades
12:45AM, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2014
Genre: Romance, Action, Drama
Language: Chinese
Director: Lu Yang
Starring: Chang Chen, Wang Qian-Yuan, Liu Shishi, Li Dongxue, Chin Shih-Chieh
What's it about?
In the late Ming Dynasty, three close friends who serve as Jinyiwei guards are dispatched to hunt down Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch politician who had been forced to resign from his influential post and exiled from Beijing. The Jinyiwei brothers return successfully from their quest, only to find that their task was but the beginning of a strange conspiracy.