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Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).
SBS Movies

11 Sep 2020 - 10:11 AM  UPDATED 11 Sep 2020 - 1:31 PM
TV Movie Guide: 14 - 20 September
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.
CC (Closed Captions) are available for the following titles: Hyde Park on Hudson, The Namesake, Philomena, The Look of Love, The Other Side of Hope



Hyde Park on Hudson

UK, 2012
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West, Olivia Colman
What's it about?
In June 1939, the reigning British king (West) and queen (Colman) visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Murray) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Williams) at their New York home. War with Germany looms on the horizon, and England desperately needs the president's support. An unforgettable weekend unfolds as FDR tries to juggle international affairs with the complexities of his domestic arrangement, as seen through the eyes of the president's intimate confidant.

Hyde Park on Hudson: Roger Michell and Richard Nelson interview
The director and screenwriter behind the new FDR biopic talk Bill Murray and comparisons to The King's Speech.

Freddy / Eddy

Germany, 2018
Genre: Thriller
Language: German
Director: Tini Tüllmann
Starring: Felix Schäfer, Jessica Schwarz, Greta Bohacek, Alexander Finkenwirth
What's it about?
Just as Freddy (Schäfer) is experiencing the worst crisis in his life after being accused of beating his wife, his imaginary childhood friend Eddy (also Schäfer) suddenly shows up again. Not only does he only look exactly like him, since his appearance a lot of terrible things happen. But how do you prove that someone is real when you made him up yourself?



50 Is The New 30

France, 2017
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Valérie Lemercier
Starring: Valérie Lemercier, Denis Podalydès, Patrick Timsit, Xavier Lemaître
What's it about?
Dumped by her husband and downsized out of her job, Marie-Francine (Lemercier) has to move back in with her parents - at the age of 50. They treat her like a child, but it is in the small e-cigarette shop they open for her that she finds love with Miguel (Timsit), a chef who doesn't admit to her that he is in the same situation. It's not easy having a young heart in a middle-age body, but Marie-Francine proves to us that 50 is the new 30. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

UK, USA, Ireland, 2017
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp
What's it about?
Dr. Steven Murphy (Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife (Kidman) and two children (played by Rafey Cassidy and Sunny Suljic). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Keoghan), a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways. From Yorgos Lanthimos, acclaimed director of Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Favourite.

'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' review: Masterfully Orchestrated, Extremely Discomforting
A ruthless allegory – set in suburban America but inspired by Greek mythology – from Yorgos Lanthimos, director of Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Favourite.



The Namesake

India, USA, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: Bengali, Hindi, English
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Sahira Nair, Jacinda Barrett
What's it about?
American-born Gogol (Penn), the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. Spanning two generations, two clashing cultures and two very different ways of life that crash into each other only to become lovingly intertwined, The Namesake is ultimately about the question: what does it mean to be an American family? From director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and starring the late Irrfan Khan as Gogol's father.

Note: no catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Clan

Spain, Argentina, 2015
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Pablo Trapero
Starring: Guillermo Francella, Liliana Popovich, Gastón Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta
What's it about?
In Argentina, between 1982 and 1985, the Puccios, a well-established family of San Isidro, an upper-class suburb of Buenos Aires, kidnap several people and hold them as hostages for a ransom. Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

'The Clan': Riveting Account Of Argentina's Notorious Puccio Family
Evoking the work of Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee and Brian De Palma, this hard-hitting crime saga illustrates how "disappearances" were permitted even after the dictatorship ended.




USA, 2016
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp
What's it about?
The story of Richard (Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Negga, in an Oscar-nominated performance), an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud), the story was also the subject of the documentary The Loving Storynow streaming at SBS On Demand.

Joel Edgerton talks 'Loving', Cathy Freeman and 'feeling judged'
We caught up with multi-talented Aussie Joel Edgerton about his new movie, the interracial romance 'Loving'.

In the Fade

France, Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English, German
Director: Fatih Akin
Starring: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Johannes Krisch, Ulrich Brandhoff
What's it about?
After two neo-Nazis kill a woman's (Kruger) husband and child, she seeks legal action when her world falls apart. As the two suspects stand trial for murder, her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge. From acclaimed writer-director Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven, Head-On) and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:




UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy-Clark, Mare Winningham
What's it about?
When former journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan, who also co-wrote the film's Oscar-nominated screenplay) is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena (Dench, in an Oscar-nominated performance), who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Philomena interview: Steve Coogan
The sardonic comic gets serious about his movie choices, and taking on the challenge of Philomena.
Philomena Review
Unfussy storytelling reveals a hidden gem.
Philomena: Stephen Frears interview
The veteran UK director and master of humanist storytelling talks Philomena and his long partnership with Judi Dench.


Norway, 2017
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Joachim Trier
Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen
What's it about?
A confused religious girl (Harboe) tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed psychokinectic powers to reemerge with devastating results. Co-written and directed by Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st).


'Thelma': A Slow-Burning Nordic 'Carrie'
Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier's (Oslo August 31st, Louder Than Bombs) is an unnervingly effective psychological thriller.



Hearts Beat Loud

USA, 2018

Genre: Drama, Music, Comedy, Family
Language: English
Director: Brett Haley
Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, Toni Collette
What's it about?
In the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Clemons) off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Kiersey Clemons and Nick Offerman form a father & daughter band in 'Hearts Beat Loud'
'Hearts Beat Loud': Father & Daughter Reconnect Through Music
In this light dramedy about a family band, actress-singer Kiersey Clemons proves she's the real deal.

Ideal Home

UK, USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Jack Gore, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman
What's it about?
Paul (Rudd) and celebrity chef Erasmus (Coogan) live an extravagant, self-indulgent lifestyle. Their lives are soon turned upside down when the grandson they never knew existed crashes their fancy dinner party. Written and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft, Dick).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Look of Love

MA15+, CC
UK, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots
What's it about?
The true story of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Coogan). A modern day King Midas story, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain at the cost of losing those closest to him. Directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Look of Love Review
Porn king bio peels away the glitz.



This Beautiful Fantastic

UK, USA, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Language: English, Irish
Director: Simon Aboud
Starring: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine
What's it about?
A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships: between a reclusive, agoraphobic young woman (Finday) with dreams of being a children’s book author and a curmudgeonly old widower (Wilkinson), set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Other Side of Hope

Finland, Germany, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Arabic, English, Finnish, Swedish
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Simon Al-Bazoon, Janne Hyytiäinen
What's it about?
A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman (Kuosmanen) befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland, in this comedy from cult director Aki Kaurismaki (Le HavreLeningrad Cowboys) that won the Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
SBS On Demand brings you top-quality films for Refugee Week
Let's honour the stories of refugees all around the world, in a collection curated by the Immigration Museum.

Dinner and a Movie: ‘Big Night’ and seafood risotto
Match a meal from SBS Food with a movie at SBS On Demand, for the perfect night in.
Travel around the world with 20 films now streaming at SBS On Demand
International travel may not be possible at the moment, so armchair travel is the next best thing. Country hop around the world from the comfort (and safety) of your home with these 20 films streaming at SBS On Demand.
Ryan Coogler pays emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman: ‘What an incredible mark he’s left for us’
Director Ryan Coogler released an emotional tribute in honour of Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther star who died on Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
Sport movies at SBS On Demand to get you in a spin for the 2020 Tour De France
You don't have to break a sweat to watch these engrossing movies and feature documentaries that celebrate the beauty of sport. Now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Modern Masterpieces Collection now streaming at SBS On Demand
These 21st century films from around the world are sure to become cinema classics. You can stream them now as part of the Modern Masterpieces Collection at SBS On Demand.
Movies Leaving SBS On Demand: September
Don't miss your chance to watch these standout movies and documentaries leaving SBS On Demand throughout September.