SBS World Movies

SBS Wprld Mpvies has plenty of American films lately - like Lost in Translation, several “War movies” and “Gangster films”, and that seems to be “okay”, but this forum goes into a small meltdown when an American “comedy” called The Flintstones airs.

Noone raises an eyelid when films like The Blues Brohers and Rare Exports air on NITV. But we only complain for The Flintstones on World movies? Hmmmm


Well i’m only complaining because it was on two months ago. There are thousands of American films that i never see on tv anymore that they could show.


That is fair enough. Sorry for that little dig (i complain alot myself! Lol).

Yes, they should be showing more American films. Preferably away from the mainstream U.S. films too.


Yes, some independent American movies, fine. But not mainstream films. The rule of thumb should be, if it would be screened on 7, 9 or 10, it’s a no go.


According to TV Tonight, these titles are coming to SBS World Movies in the future: Parasite, After Love, T2 Trainspotting, Booksmart, The Family, David Brent: Life on the Road, Tove, Resistance, Riders of Justice, Summer Of ’85.


The channel will celebrate Lunar New Year by airing a selection of Asian movies from this Sunday. Some are Australian TV premieres.

Sunday 30 January
8:30 PM Police Story (1985, Hong Kong)
10.25 PM Police Story II (1988, Hong Kong)

Monday 31 January
9.30 PM Song Lang (2018, Vietnam)

Tuesday 1 February
7.30 PM The Grandmaster (2013, China/Hong Kong)
9.30 PM Reign of Assassins (2010, China/Taiwan/Hong Kong)
11.45 PM The Big Boss (1971, Hong Kong)

Wednesday 2 February
9:30 PM Burning (2018, South Korea)

Thursday 3 February
9:30 PM The Bravest (2019, China)
11:40 PM The Way of the Dragon (1972, Hong Kong)

Friday 4 February
9:35 PM Shadow (2018, China)
11:45 PM The Game of Death (1978, Hong Kong)

Saturday 5 February
8:30 PM Drunken Master (1978, Hong Kong)
10:30 PM The Young Master (1980, Hong Kong)


Movies coming to SBS World Movies

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Schedule for week commencing 22 January 2023
(including Lunar New Year)

Sunday 22 January
06:10 PM The World’s Fastest Indian (2005, New Zealand)
08:30 PM The Father (2020, France/UK)
10:20 PM Better Days (2019, China)

Monday 23 January
06:05 PM The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018, France)
07:55 PM Looking for Jackie Chan (2009, China)
09:30 PM Drunken Master (1978, Hong Kong)
11:35 PM The Late Night Ride (2020, Vietnam)

Tuesday 24 January
07:30 PM The Big Boss (1971, Hong Kong)
09:30 PM Drunken Master II (1994, Hong Kong)
11:25 PM Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013, USA)

Wednesday 25 January
07:30 PM Driven (2018, USA)
09:35 PM Jackie Chan’s First Strike (1995, Hong Kong/Australia)
11:40 PM Slate (2020, South Korea)

Thursday 26 January
06:15 PM Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002, Australia)
07:55 PM Bran Nue Dae (2009, Australia)
09:30 PM Bleeding Steel (2017, China)
11:30 PM The Fortress (2017, South Korea)

Friday 27 January
06:10 PM 5 Flights Up (2014, USA)
07:50 PM The Importance of Being Earnest (2002, USA)
09:30 PM Kung Fu Yoga (2017, China/India)
11:30 PM Detective Chinatown 3 (2021, China)

Saturday 28 January
06:40 PM Weekend at Bernie’s (1989, USA)
08:30 PM The Comeback Trail (2020, USA)
10:25 PM Room in Rome (2010, Spain)

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The channel will celebrate the Academy Awards this month by showing 36 Oscar-winning movies, starting with Sophie’s Choice on Monday (March 6) at 8.30pm.


The sexy and provocative 2010 film Bedways will be now airing on SBS World Movies late at night

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I’m assuming he was pointing to the film’s subject matter and resulting classifications, of which yes, SBS will almost certainly modify for broadcast (and OnDemand) if the recent Nymphomaniac Vol I and II discussion and confirmations upon checking is anything to go by.

But still so random and I’m random :joy:


Expect it to be edited for TV if its R rated.

Best of Brit - Special Collection

Tune in and enjoy a complete British film celebration on SBS World Movies in June, 2023. Starring some of the most iconic and esteemed names as well as talented new-comers, this collection celebrates the diverse modern landscape of British cinema.

Obey (2018) | Monday, 12 June at 9.30pm
Fanny Lyle Deliver’d (2019) | Tuesday, 13 June at 9.35pm
A Guide To Second Date Sex (2019) | Wednesday, 14 June at 9.30pm
I, Daniel Blake (2016) | Thursday, 15 June at 9.30pm
Supernova (2020) | Friday, 16 June at 9.30pm



Saturday 28 October 10:30 PM

In New York City, Brandon’s carefully cultivated private life, which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction, is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

Directed by Steve McQueen and stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and James Badge.

SBS World Movies is showing encores of drama series Erotic Stories tonight. I thought the channel is exclusively for movies?

Pretty much 99% movies, but a couple of things do sneak in every now and then.
eg old eps of the Movie Show have been found on there.

Erotic stories being an anthology, could be argued they’re mini movies :wink:


In the printed guides, it had “Quo Vadis Aida” (from Bosnia) listed for tonight. It’s not often that this channel makes “last minute decisions” (as such) to get rid of a movie scheduled. Rights ran out, perhaps?

The Movie Show has appeared before, but usually during the daytime to fill in a gap. First time that a non-movie has aired in primetime though?