Diamonds Are Forever
1:55:55

Diamonds Are Forever

9Gem March 21, 2020

Literature

Media arts

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an extortion plot headed by his nemesis and head of evil organisation SPECTRE, Ernst Stavro ...

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an extortion plot headed by his nemesis and head of evil organisation SPECTRE, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

The Fault in Our Stars
1:55:21

The Fault in Our Stars

ELEVEN December 10, 2016

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary cancer patients who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that begins a lifeaffirming journey to visit a ...

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary cancer patients who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that begins a lifeaffirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Romeo + Juliet
1:55:01

Romeo + Juliet

Masterpiece August 29, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Baz Luhrmann directs a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles.

Baz Luhrmann directs a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles.

Romeo + Juliet
1:55:00

Romeo + Juliet

Masterpiece August 29, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Baz Luhrmann directs a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles.

Baz Luhrmann directs a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles.

Far From The Madding Crowd
1:53:53

Far From The Madding Crowd

Masterpiece July 15, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her ...

This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Madame Bovary
1:53:50

Madame Bovary

Masterpiece August 9, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's pig farm ...

Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's 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. This sumptuous period drama features a superb cast including Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). Flaubert's classic novel comes to life.

Tomorrow Never Dies
1:53:10

Tomorrow Never Dies

9Gem April 2, 2020

Literature

Media arts

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
James Bond 007 heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. Based on the Ian Fleming character.

James Bond 007 heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. Based on the Ian Fleming character.

Disgrace
1:53:09

Disgrace

ABC September 7, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual ...

Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual molestation.

Floating Lives
1:53:00

Floating Lives

SBS October 2, 2017

Literature

Intercultural understanding

English

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family ...

This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family life separated from the mainstream of modern society, yet shows the similarities in emotions experienced by people everywhere. Adapted from Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tu's award-winning short story, Boundless Rice Field. Directed by Phan Quang Binh Nguyen and stars Tang Thanh Ha, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc and Dustin Nguyen.

Tim Winton's Cloudstreet
1:50:44

Tim Winton's Cloudstreet

Episode 1 Showcase May 22, 2011

English

Literature

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Set in and around Perth during the 40s and 50s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces ...

Set in and around Perth during the 40s and 50s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

Jane Eyre
1:49:28

Jane Eyre

7Two December 31, 2015

Media arts

Modern history

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre is a mousy governess for the cold and moody, Mr Rochester. As she persists to understand him, she discovers ...

In a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre is a mousy governess for the cold and moody, Mr Rochester. As she persists to understand him, she discovers a terrible secret.

Tim Winton's Cloudstreet
1:48:50

Tim Winton's Cloudstreet

Episode 2 Showcase May 29, 2011

English

Literature

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Years have passed, but little has changed. The Lambs are still bustlers, the Pickles do little. Rose's antipathy towards Dolly has grown - particularly when Dolly tells her ...

Years have passed, but little has changed. The Lambs are still bustlers, the Pickles do little. Rose's antipathy towards Dolly has grown - particularly when Dolly tells her she has to leave school and get a job. Rose's brother, cheeky little Ted (Dolly's favourite) is now a jockey and a hit with the girls. And Quick Lamb is still looking after his little brain-damaged brother Fish, and still feeling a sense of guilt over the fishing accident in which Fish nearly drowned. Soon, the pressure of those feelings leads him to snap and he walks out of Cloudstreet - despite his mothers orders for him to stay.

Great Expectations
1:46:50

Great Expectations

Foxtel Romance May 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Of Mice And Men
1:46:19

Of Mice And Men

Masterpiece August 18, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A contemporary remake of the beloved classic about a nomadic farm worker who looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend.

A contemporary remake of the beloved classic about a nomadic farm worker who looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend.

Nineteen Eighty-Four
1:45:55

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Masterpiece November 9, 2017

Media arts

English

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. Winston Smith endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to ...

This film tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. Winston Smith endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to rewrite the history books for the Ministry of Truth in order to support the current party line and perpetuate a false legacy. Disillusioned by the state of affairs and ill with the burden of lies, his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the Ministry of Love, he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien, an imperious leader determined to not only control his thoughts but crush his soul. Watch the film and reflect on the importance of freedom of election and being elected, freedom of assembly and political participation, freedom of speech, expression and religious belief, rule of law and other basic human rights. Title also stylised as 1984.

Total Recall
1:45:47

Total Recall

7Mate November 2, 2017

Media arts

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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A factory worker begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led. He ...

A factory worker begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led. He soon finds himself a target and on the run.

In The Heat Of The Night
1:45:34

In The Heat Of The Night

ABC October 7, 2015

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
While travelling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman.

While travelling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
1:44:11

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

ABC2 January 17, 2016

Media arts

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the townspeople of Forks.

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the townspeople of Forks.