• From left: The X-Files Movie, I Am Not Your Negro, Laurence Anyways, Roman J. Israel, Esq. (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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14 Nov 2019 - 3:33 PM  UPDATED 14 Nov 2019 - 3:33 PM

MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER

Copwatch
12:00PM, NITV

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Camilla Hall
What's it about?
The true story of We Copwatch, an organization whose mission is to film police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. Around the country, a network of regular people take up cameras to bear witness to police actions and hold law enforcement to accountability.

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

The X Files
9:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 1998
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rob Bowman
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau
What's it about?
In their first feature-film outing, Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

I Am Not Your Negro
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:00PM, Thurs 21 Nov)

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Raoul Peck
What's it about?
Based on Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House - a stirring, personal account of the lives and deaths of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. - acclaimed director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States, using meticulously assembled archival footage and driven by stirring voiceover narration from Samuel L. Jackson. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro' proves writer James Baldwin's views on racism in America are as relevant as ever

The X Files: I Want to Believe
11:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 2008
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Chris Carter
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit
What's it about?
When a group of women are mysteriously abducted, it becomes a case right out of the X-Files. The best team for the job is ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who have no desire to revisit their dark past. Still, the truth of these horrific crimes is out there somewhere - and it will take Mulder and Scully to find it.

The Heart
12:10AM, SBS

MA15+
Sweden, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Fanni Metelius
Starring: Fanni Metelius, Ahmed Berhan, Leona Axelsen, Daniella Mir
What's it about?
Mika (Metelius) is a photographer, and Tesfay (Berhan) a musician; both up-and-comers, and in love. But an insidious power game is in play, with its rules changing regularly. Behind closed doors and beautifying filters lies a raw reality where Mika’s control over her mind and body is at stake.

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Jedda
9:40PM, NITV (repeats 12:00PM, Fri 22 Nov)

PG
Australia, 1955
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Ngarla Kunoth, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
What's it about?
Jedda is an orphaned Arrernte baby who is adopted by a white family. She grows up, confused over her heritage and place in the world. As a young woman, she is mysteriously drawn to go "Walkabout" as people of her tribe have for hundreds of years. The first Australian feature film to be filmed in colour, and nominated for the Palme D'or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

A LEGO Brickumentary
8:30PM, SBS

G
USA, Denmark, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
What's it about?
A journey through the Lego universe, like you have never seen before. This documentary delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet Adult Fans of Lego, each with amazing stories to tell. 

Two Days, One Night
12:15AM, SBS

M
Belgium, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Salée, Fabrizio Rongione
What's it about?
In her Academy-award nominated role, Marion Cotillard stars as Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their much-needed bonuses so that she can keep her job. From the acclaimed, multiple-Cannes-prize-winning directing team the Dardenne brothers (The Child, The Kid With a Bike).

Two Days, One Night Review

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
8:35PM, SBS

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt
What's it about?
Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions. From Dan Gilroy, writer-director of Nightcrawler.

Comeback Dad
8:35PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Russ Parr
Starring: Donna Biscoe, Elizabeth Omilami, Jael Roberson, Charles S. Dutton, E. Roger Mitchell
What's it about?
Nima, an accomplished pianist who runs her own music school, seems to have it all. She cannot admit that she has never recovered from her alcoholic father's abandonment, and when he returns trying to make amends, Nima begins an eye-opening journey.

Predestination
10:50PM, SBS

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)

Laurence Anyways
11:50PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Nathalie Baye, Suzanne Clément
What's it about?
Laurence (Poupaud), a young french teacher and soon-to- be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, Fred (Clément). But on the day after his 30th birthday, Laurence confesses to Fred that he longs to become a woman, asking her to support him in this transformation. Despite her best efforts, Fred is too hurt by this development, and they break up. Each of them tries to build a new life, without thinking of the past. Five years later, Laurence sends a copy of his first book of poetry to Fred. From acclaimed director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Heartbeats, Tom at the Farm).

Laurence Anyways Review

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Faces of Harassment
8:30PM, NITV

MA15+
Brazil, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Portuguese, International
Director: Paula Sacchetta
What's it about?
On Women's Week, a studio-van was parked in locations across rich and poor areas of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The studio-van was made available to any woman who felt like sharing her story. The film, which is part of a transmedia project, is comprised of a significant number of testimonies, and reflects upon an important part of the filming process: how did these women feel when they were telling their stories?

Stardust
8:40PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2007
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Language: English
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais
What's it about?
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man (Charlie Cox) makes a promise to his beloved (Danes) that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Tribal Justice
9:55PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anne Makepeace
What's it about?
Two formidable Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe's courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders, modeling restorative justice in action.

Tribal Justice (2017)

Teen Lust
11:05PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Blaine Thurier
Starring: Cary Elwes, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Jon Cor
What's it about?
High-schooler Neil (Carere) has even more reason to pop his cherry when he discovers that his stuffy, Satan-worshipping parents are planning to use him as a virgin sacrifice, in this wild comedy from writer-director Blaine Thurier (Low Self-Esteem Girl).

Milocrorze: A Love Story
12:35AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Japan, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Japanese
Director: Yoshimasa Ishibashi
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Anna Ishibashi, Sayaka Fukita
What's it about?
Three separate stories are interspersed with a series of irreverent sketches based on the anxieties of young men in love: Ovreneli Vreneligare’s young world is rocked by a mysterious woman; Kumagai Besson is an unorthodox youth counselor who offers idiosyncratic advice to young men about romance; and Tamon is a one-eyed ronin who falls in love with a florist and is drawn into a quest to recover her when she is kidnapped.