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

26 Nov 2019 - 1:44 PM  UPDATED 28 Nov 2019 - 12:18 PM

MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER

Tribal Justice
1:30PM, 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, modelling restorative justice in action.

Tribal Justice (2017)

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER

Fahrenheit 11/9
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Michael Moore
Featuring: Michael Moore, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Roseanne Barr, Stephen K. Bannon
What's it about?
Renowned filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th President of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump's victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the Electoral College, the government agenda and his hometown of Flint, Michigan. 

'Fahrenheit 11/9' is a big return to form for Michael Moore

Slut Phobia?
9:55PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Netherlands, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sunny Bergman
What's it about?
Femininity and sex are allies in a woman's struggle for approval. In today's world women strive to imitate the sexiest images presented by the media. But, at the same time, expressing sexuality is not always perceived as something positive and being labeled a 'slut' lies around the corner. For women and especially young girls, the line is all too fine and easily crossed. This documentary explores where this ambiguity comes from.

WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER

Faces of Harassment
9:30PM, 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?

Junction 48
12:05AM, SBS

M
Germany, Israel, 2016
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Udi Aloni
Starring: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Ayed Fadel
What's it about?
Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Wuthering Heights
12:05AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave
What's it about?
A poor boy of unknown origins (Glave) is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy (Scodelario). Theirs is a passionate tale of elemental love that creates a storm of vengeance. From acclaimed director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, American Honey).

THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Black Cop
9:40PM, NITV (repeats Fri 29 Nov, 12:10PM)

M
Canada, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Cory Bowles
Starring: Ronnie Rowe, Jr., Sophia Walker, Sebastien Lebel, Simon Paul Mutuyimana
What's it about?
A black police officer (Rowe, Jr.) is pushed to the edge, taking out his frustrations on the privileged community he's sworn to protect.

FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

Bush Christmas
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 30 Nov)

G
Australia, 1983
Genre: Drama, Family
Language: English
Director: Henri Safran
Starring: John Ewart, John Howard, Nicole Kidman, Mark Spain
What's it about?
Outback Queensland, the early 1950s. The Thompson family - struggling to keep their outback farm from foreclosure - place their financial hopes on their horse, Prince, a favourite to win the New Year's Cup. However, two horse rustlers named Bill and Sly (Ewart and Howard) steal Prince and make their way to a nearby mountain range to escape. But the thieves have underestimated the resourceful Thompson kids John (Spain) and Helen (a 15-year-old Kidman in her film debut).

Bush Christmas

The Blood Is at the Doorstep
10:30PM, NITV

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Erik Ljung
What's it about?
After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform as the investigation unfolds.

Queen of the Desert
10:35PM, SBS

M
Morocco, USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, History
Language: Arabic, English, Turkish
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis, Jenny Agutter, James Franco
What's it about?
A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's (Kidman) life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. From legendary director Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man).

Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS
3:05AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, English, Portuguese, International
Director: Sebastian Junger
What's it about?
A look at the current state of Syria amidst war and chaos in 2017, featuring stories of survival and observations by political experts from around the world. From the director of the Oscar-nominated Restrepo (2010).

 

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Viceroy's House
8:30PM, SBS

PG
India, UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English, Hindi
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal
What's it about?
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, William Hurt
What's it about?
In a future world of runaway global warming and awe-inspiring scientific advances, humans share every aspect of their lives with sophisticated companion robots called Mechas. When an advanced prototype robot child named David (Osment) is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn't prepared for the consequences. Suddenly, David is on his own in a strange and dangerous world. Befriended by a streetwise Mecha (Law), David embarks on a spectacular quest to discover the startling secret of his own identity. Originally a project that was to be directed by Stanley Kubrick, who handed it to Steven Spielberg in 1995.

The Fringe Dwellers
8:35PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

M
Australia, 1986
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza
What's it about?
Bruce Beresford's (Driving Miss Daisy'Breaker' Morant) critically-acclaimed adaptation of the Nene Gare novel tells the story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.

The Fringe Dwellers review

In My Country
10:20PM, NITV

M
UK, Ireland, South Africa, 2004
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: Afrikaans, English
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson
What's it about?
Can the deep wounds of Apartheid be healed through reconciliation? Anna Malan and Langston Whitfield must both question their sense of identity, where they belong and their personal responsibility. From renowned director John Boorman (ExcaliburDeliverance).

Madame Bovary
10:30PM, SBS

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sophie Barthes
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Henry Lloyd-Hughes
What's it about?
Adapted from Flaubert’s classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor (Lloyd-Hughes) to leave her father’s (Giamatti) pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.

Byzantium
11:10PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones
What's it about?
Eleanor (Ronan) and Clara (Arterton), two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels. Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. From Neil Jordan, director of Interview With The Vampire and The Crying Game.

Mood Indigo
12:40AM, SBS

MA15+
France, Belgium, 2013
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: French 
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy
What's it about?
The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé, a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung. From Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Mood Indigo Review

Joe Cinque's Consolation
2:30AM, SBS

M
Australia, 2016
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Sotiris Dounoukos
Starring: Maggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Sacha Joseph, John McConville
What's it about?
In late 1997, Anu Singh, an attractive law student in Canberra, made plans to kill her boyfriend Joe Cinque after throwing a series of macabre farewell dinner parties. The dinner guests, most of them university students, had heard various rumours about her plan, but nobody warned Joe. Joe's death and the subsequent trial drew the attention of the whole country, as the broader community struggled to come terms with how a life could fall through so many hands.

SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER

Margaret Atwood - A Word after a Word after a Word is Power
8:30PM, SBS

M
Canada, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Peter Raymont, Nancy Lang
What's it about?
Poet, novelist, essayist, CanLit champion, environmental activist. Over a career spanning sixty years Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today. The recent success of the television adaptation of her novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has made Atwood a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood: who is the woman behind these stories? How does she seem to know what is to come? With exclusive access over a twelve-month period, this documentary follows Atwood and her partner, author and activist Graeme Gibson, as they jet to speaking engagements around the world.

Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
8:30PM, NITV

G
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jon Brewer
Featuring: Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ralph Carmichael, Harry Belafonte
What's it about?
At a time when black Americans were still suffering segregation and prejudice, Nat King Cole broke through the race barrier, becoming the only black television star in The US, with a weekly primetime show acknowledging his unique natural talent. Through extensive archives and his private journals, together with exclusive interviews with his widow, Maria Cole, and other family members, the true story is told of the man whose charm and genius for performance made him a role model and a pinnacle of American cultural society.

Mavis!
10:10PM, NITV

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jessica Edwards
Starring: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Bonnie Raitt, Prince, Bob Dylan, Chuck D
What's it about?
Documents soul music legend Mavis Staples and her family group The Staple Singers who through music helped to propel the civil rights movement. From the early hits ‘I’ll Take You There’, to her collaborations with Prince and recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has stayed true to her roots and continues to inspire with her message of equality and love. Featuring live performances, rare archival footage and conversations with artists including Bob Dylan and Prince. 

Dazed and Confused
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1993
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Wiley Wiggins, Adam Goldberg, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Posey, Nicky Katt, Renee Zellweger
What's it about?
This critically acclaimed cult favourite, written and directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Sunrise), explores the last day of school - and one wild night - in the lives of high school students in 1976. Complete with bongs and bell bottoms, macrame and mood rings, and featuring a classic rock soundtrack by Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and KISS.

My Favourite Film: Dazed and Confused

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
12:20AM, SBS VICELAND

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. Starting in the '70s, 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.