• From left: It Follows, Let the Sunshine In, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ong Bak 2 (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

20 Sep 2019 - 10:11 AM  UPDATED 20 Sep 2019 - 10:59 AM

For highlights on the SBS World Movies channel (digital channel 32) from the 23rd to 29th of September, follow the link below:

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 23 - 29 September
Highlights on SBS World Movies (digital channel 32) this week include the modern French classic Amélie, Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts in 2012's Rust & Bone, the animated My Life As A Zucchini, Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson in 2016 true story Denial, and more.

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce
12:00PM, NITV

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Baron Davis
Featuring: Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Jennings, Baron Davis
What's it about?
The incredible story of the unlikely rise of The Drew League from humble beginnings in the crime and gang infested streets of South Central Los Angeles to the nation's foremost pro-am basketball league. Crossing racial, cultural and socioeconomic barriers, The Drew celebrates the value of basketball, persistence, loyalty and above all, community.

Anger Within: Jonah Lomu - A Rugby Legend
9:35PM, NITV

M
France, 2013 
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frederic Khan, Stephane Le Goff
What's it about?
Jonah Lomu is without a doubt the most famous rugby player of all time. His physique, his power, his speed and his determination helped revolutionise the game around the world. From the violence and poverty of southern Auckland to the glamour of international rugby to painful and lonely days of dialysis, friends and family reveal Lomu like never before.

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Rainbow
11:30AM, NITV

PG
UK, 1996
Genre: Fantasy, Family
Language: English, Russian
Director: Bob Hoskins
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Willy Lavendel, Jacob Tierney, Jonathan Schuman, Dan Aykroyd
What's it about?
When a rainbow appears after a stormy school day, four kids and a dog embark on the adventure of a lifetime -- the search for the rainbow's end. With the aid of computers and an irrepressible belief, they achieve the impossible, finding and riding the multicolored arc.

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Ong Bak 2
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Thailand, 2008
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
Language: Thai
Director: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai
Starring: Tony Jaa, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nirut Sirichanya
What's it about?
When his royal father is brutally murdered, young Tien is sold into slavery and thrown into a crocodile pit. He escapes with the help of a tribe of nomadic jungle bandits and, bent on avenging his father’s death, begins his transformation into the ultimate warrior.

The Ground We Won
9:30PM, NITV

M
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Christopher Pryor
What's it about?
With great bawdiness and backbone, a rugby team made up of farmers strive to redeem themselves from a long run of bitter loses. In the face of the hefty demands of farming and fatherhood, the Saturday game becomes the focus of the men’s passions and the ground on which their worth is proved. A highly authentic, slice of life film about the challenges and joys of manhood, as seen through the rites and rituals of a rural New Zealand rugby club.

Desperado
10:20PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1995
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi
What's it about?
Mariachi (Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend (Buscemi) and a beautiful bookstore owner (Hayek), the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own. 

Transit
11:50PM, SBS

M
France, Germany, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: German, French
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman
What's it about?
In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, Georg (Rogowski) assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with Maria (Beer), a young woman searching for her missing husband. From Christian Petzold, writer-director of Phoenix and Barbara.

'Transit': A Subversive, Twisty WWII Refugee Drama

It Follows
12:20AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Olivia Luccardi
What's it about?
For 19-year-old Jay (Monroe), fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horror that seems to be only a few steps behind.

It Follows review: So much more than a horny teen movie
'It Follows' is the millennial STD parable of our time

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Origin: A Call to Minds
11:00AM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Animation
Language: English
Director: David T. Krupicz
Starring (voice cast): 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.

Footy Legends
9:00PM, NITV (repeats 11:30AM, Fri 25 Sept)

PG
Australia, 2006
Genre: Comedy
Language: English, Vietnamese
Director: Khoa Do
Starring: Anh Do, Angus Sampson, Lisa Saggers, Paul Nakad, Emma Lung, Claudia Karvan
What's it about?
Set in Sydney’s western suburbs, the film tells the story Luc Vu (Ahn Do), a young man with football obsession. Out of work, and with welfare authorities threatening to take away his little sister, Luc re-unites his old high-school football team to win a competition that could change all their lives.

Call Me Mum
10:35PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Margot Nash
Starring: Catherine McClements, Dayne Christian, Vicki Saylor, Lynette Curran, Ross Thompson
What's it about?
Kate (McClements) is on a plane taking Warren (Christian), her 18 year old Torres Strait Islander foster son, to meet Flo (Saylor), his birth mother, who is gravely ill in hospital in Brisbane. Flo hasn't seen Warren since she took him to the hospital on Thursday Island when he was a toddler and the white authorities took him away. But as Warren, Flo and Kate all prepare themselves for the reunion, unbeknownst to them, Kate's Brisbane based parents, Keith (Thompson) and Dellmay (Curran), are planning a different kind of reunion.

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Youth (2013)
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Israel, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew
Director: Tom Shoval
Starring: Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy
What's it about?
Yaki and Shaul are teenage brothers who share a strong, almost telepathic connection. With Yaki enlisted to the army, he is given a rifle, which leads them to undertake an amateur kidnapping that goes terribly wrong.

Jungle Shuffle
7:30PM, NITV (repeats Sat 28 Sept 10:00am)

M
Mexico, South Korea, 2014
Genre: Family, Adventure, Animation
Language: English
Director: Taedong Park, Mauricio De la Orta
Starring (voice cast): Rob Schneider, Drake Bell, Chris Gardner
What's it about?
In this turbulent jungle adventure, an outcast coati male has to team up with a quirky spider monkey to save a coati princess from the hands of a human poacher and his mysterious client.

Let the Sunshine In
12:00AM, SBS

M
France, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Gerard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Alex Descas
What's it about?
Isabelle (Binoche), a Parisian artist and divorced mother, goes from one bad romance to another in her quixotic pursuit of true love. From acclaimed director Claire Denis (Beau Travail, White Material), and loosely based on Roland Barthes' book "A Lover's Discourse."

The Angels' Share
12:55AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland
What's it about?
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie (Brannigan) vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. A comedy from acclaimed director Ken Loach (Kes, I, Daniel Blake). 

The Angels' Share Review

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Jasper Jones
8:30PM, SBS

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Aaron L. McGrath, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving
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'

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1982
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Eric Stoltz, Nicolas Cage
What's it about?
Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by writer Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous). Stacy Hamilton (Leigh) and Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) are looking for love, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett (Cates) and Mike Damone (Robert Romanus), respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli (Penn), a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

Bad Kids Go To Hell
8:35PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Matthew Bradlin
Starring: Cameron Deane Stewart, Ben Browder, Jeffrey Schmidt, Judd Nelson
What's it about?
On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?

The Tall Man
10:10PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Tony Krawitz
What's it about?
The Tall Man is the Walkley Award-winning documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local Indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee. On the morning of November 19, 2004, Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for public nuisance. An hour later he lay dead in a watchhouse cell. This film interviews the family, friends and residents of the community on the island as they struggle to understand what happened to Cameron and the tragic events that subsequently followed his death. 

The Tall Man Review

The Shepherd
10:25PM, SBS

M
Spain, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Jonathan Cenzual Burley
Starring: Alfonso Mendiguchía, Juan Luis Sara
What's it about?
Anselmo is a taciturn shepherd who lives a spartan life on a small farm in the Spanish plains. When he is approached by a construction company looking to buy his land, his casual refusal sends ripples through the community. It seems everyone around him has a stake in the development and increasingly extreme opposition from his neighbours leads to bitter conflict.

No Rest for the Wicked
12:15AM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: French, Spanish
Director: Enrique Urbizu
Starring: Jose Coronado, Rodolfo Sancho, Helena Miquel
What's it about?
Santos Trinidad (Coronado) is a dirty cop with a violent streak and a serious thirst for alcohol. During a drunken binge, he murders three people in a bar. A witness escapes from the building before Santos can catch him. While Santos sets out to kill the witness and cover up his crimes, a judge and the police conduct an investigation into the murders. Santos' hunt for the witness and the parallel police investigation slowly converge to reveal a massive criminal conspiracy that no one involved could have ever anticipated.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
2:20AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Douglas Tirola
Starring: Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Richard Belzer
What's it about?
Explores the hidden and forgotten secrets of the iconic National Lampoon. From the '70s to the '90s, the National Lampoon was the most outrageous comedy in print. The ground-breaking humour magazine pushed the limits of taste and acceptability, parodying everything from politics religion, entertainment and the American lifestyle. The print publication even branched out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revenues and iconic movies, including Animal House and the Vacation films, also launching the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Reel Injun
8:25PM, 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.

Predestination
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Michael Spierig
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
On his final time travelling assignment, a Temporal Agent (Hawke) must stop The Fizzle Bomber, the one criminal that has always managed to elude him, from killing 10,000 New Yorkers. Whilst on this mission, he seeks out a new recruit by the name of John Doe (Snook).

Predestination review: A thoughtful, ambitious adaptation
Predestination: 5 minutes with the Spierig brothers and Sarah Snook (interview)

Breaking a Monster
9:55PM, NITV

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Luke Meyer
What's it about?
The members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square - often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager, and with his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music. Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood.