Ran
2:36:03

Ran

Masterpiece August 24, 2015

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Akira Kurosawa's final masterpiece Ran is a reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear set in feudal Japan. This tells the story of Hidetora Ichimonji, an ageing warlord who after ...

Akira Kurosawa's final masterpiece Ran is a reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear set in feudal Japan. This tells the story of Hidetora Ichimonji, an ageing warlord who after spending his life consolidating his empire, decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom amongst his three sons: Taro, Jiro and Saburo.

Watchmen
2:35:19

Watchmen

SBS Viceland March 2, 2019

Media arts

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
A group of retired super heroes reunite when the murder of one of their own points to a much larger conspiracy and the threat of nuclear holocaust in this spectacular ...

A group of retired super heroes reunite when the murder of one of their own points to a much larger conspiracy and the threat of nuclear holocaust in this spectacular adaptation of the renowned graphic novel. Set in an alternate 1985 in which Richard Nixon is in his fifth term as president, the film follows the colourful heroes - techno birdman Nite Owl II, sociopathic Rorschach, mega-genius Ozymandias, sexy Silk Spectre II and the ethereal Dr Manhattan - as they try to get to the bottom of the threat and save a cynical world from annihilation.

The English Patient
2:35:13

The English Patient

SBS January 31, 2015

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. At ...

Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Out of Africa
2:35:13

Out of Africa

More Movies February 14, 2018

Media arts

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
True life story of Karen Blixen, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage after she moves to Kenya, who finds happiness with an adventurer.

True life story of Karen Blixen, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage after she moves to Kenya, who finds happiness with an adventurer.

The Last Emperor
2:34:57

The Last Emperor

Masterpiece January 29, 2017

Media arts

History

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor ...

This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor opens the boy's mind to the outside world - to his forced abdication in 1912 and his return to the throne under Japanese rule. Inextricably intertwined with the history of modern-day China, the story ends with the once-privilege emperor living a working-class life under communist rule.

The Bridge on the River Kwai
2:34:20

The Bridge on the River Kwai

SBS February 17, 2019

Media arts

Modern history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
During World War II, complications arise when a British Colonel is imprisoned with his troops by the Japanese and forced to labour in building a bridge.

During World War II, complications arise when a British Colonel is imprisoned with his troops by the Japanese and forced to labour in building a bridge.

The Tempest
2:34:15

The Tempest

Smooth/Arts February 25, 2019

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and ...

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Bird
2:34:09

Bird

NITV November 23, 2017

Music

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Forest Whitaker stars as brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood’s homage to Bird’s life and genius. Moving forward ...

Forest Whitaker stars as brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood’s homage to Bird’s life and genius. Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.

Transformers: Age of Extinction
2:33:56

Transformers: Age of Extinction

9Go December 23, 2018

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
After an epic battle, a great city lies in ruins, but the Earth itself is saved. As humanity begins to pick up the pieces, a shadowy group emerges to try to take control of ...

After an epic battle, a great city lies in ruins, but the Earth itself is saved. As humanity begins to pick up the pieces, a shadowy group emerges to try to take control of history.

Gangs of Wasseypur: Part 1
2:33:52

Gangs of Wasseypur: Part 1

SBS World Movies February 15, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
A clash between Sultan (a Qureishi dacoit chief) and Shahid Khan (a Pathan who impersonates him) leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud ...

A clash between Sultan (a Qureishi dacoit chief) and Shahid Khan (a Pathan who impersonates him) leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Joan of Arc
2:33:31

Joan of Arc

SBS January 17, 2019

Media arts

Religious studies

History

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
An epic medieval war classic about the iconic French heroin and religious martyr of the 15th century. The 13-year-old Joan of Arc receives a vision that inspires her to rid ...

An epic medieval war classic about the iconic French heroin and religious martyr of the 15th century. The 13-year-old Joan of Arc receives a vision that inspires her to rid France of its oppressors.

Topsy-Turvy
2:33:30

Topsy-Turvy

Masterpiece June 20, 2015

Media arts

Music

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to life in this extraordinary dramatisation of the staging of the duo's legendary 1985 comic Opera - The Mikado. A world famous ...

The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to life in this extraordinary dramatisation of the staging of the duo's legendary 1985 comic Opera - The Mikado. A world famous Victorian librettist and composer along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production.

The Dark Knight Rises
2:32:51

The Dark Knight Rises

9Go September 16, 2018

Media arts

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla ...

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Gangs of New York
2:32:49

Gangs of New York

One June 29, 2015

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Rockstar
2:32:32

Rockstar

SBS2 November 14, 2015

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Janardhan, a young musician from Delhi, resents the fact that he's had no pain in his life. He realises that all great musicians have undertaken a painful journey. In order to ...

Janardhan, a young musician from Delhi, resents the fact that he's had no pain in his life. He realises that all great musicians have undertaken a painful journey. In order to get his heart broken, he proposes to Heer, the most sought-after girl in Delhi University. Directed by Imtiaz Ali and stars Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri and Shammi Kapoor.

Avatar
2:32:31

Avatar

Ten November 15, 2014

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

The Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev)
2:32:06

The Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev)

Smooth/Arts September 10, 2018

Dance

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty performed here by the l'Opera national de Paris. Tchaikovsky's score performed by Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, directed by Karoui. Aurora: Eleonora ...

Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty performed here by the l'Opera national de Paris. Tchaikovsky's score performed by Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, directed by Karoui. Aurora: Eleonora Abbagnato. Prince: Mathieu Ganio. Florine: Myriam Ould-Braham.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2:32:05

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Masterpiece October 9, 2017

English

History

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Robert Ford joins Jesse James's gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the west. Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck star ...

Robert Ford joins Jesse James's gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the west. Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck star in this modern western.