The Color Purple
2:25:24

The Color Purple

Nine November 8, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Whoopi Goldberg stars in this screen adaptation of Alice Walker's joyous, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. A young black woman who is mistreated from an early age by the people ...

Whoopi Goldberg stars in this screen adaptation of Alice Walker's joyous, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. A young black woman who is mistreated from an early age by the people who "own" her, is sustained by the close bond with her younger sister, to whom she pours her heart out in letters.

Memoirs Of A Geisha
2:24:36

Memoirs Of A Geisha

SBS World Movies July 12, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, ...

This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, against all odds, to become the most captivating geisha of her day. In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a Geisha house in Kyoto's Gion District and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head Geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the Geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a Geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned Geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II loom, Japan and the Geisha's world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.

Das Boot
2:23:22

Das Boot

SBS World Movies April 14, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Nominated for six Oscars, Das Boot is still regarded as one of the greatest war films ever made for its claustrophobic exploration of life on a German U-Boat. In German.

Nominated for six Oscars, Das Boot is still regarded as one of the greatest war films ever made for its claustrophobic exploration of life on a German U-Boat. In German.

Gladiator
2:23:09

Gladiator

Seven December 5, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge, which sees him fighting in front of thousands of ...

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge, which sees him fighting in front of thousands of Romans in the Coliseum.

The Pianist
2:22:47

The Pianist

Seven November 27, 2015

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Follow one of Europe's most accomplished pianists as WWII grips his native Poland and anti-Jewish laws tear him and his family apart.

Follow one of Europe's most accomplished pianists as WWII grips his native Poland and anti-Jewish laws tear him and his family apart.

2001: A Space Odyssey
2:22:43

2001: A Space Odyssey

TCM August 4, 2014

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Stanley Kubrick's influential sci-fi masterpiece about a doomed space mission. Justly famed for its stunning special effects, haunting atmosphere and use of classical music.

Stanley Kubrick's influential sci-fi masterpiece about a doomed space mission. Justly famed for its stunning special effects, haunting atmosphere and use of classical music.

Into the Wild
2:22:05

Into the Wild

Masterpiece September 5, 2015

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Earth and environment

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Inspired by the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man abandons his life of comfort to pursue the freedom of life on the road, a quest that leads him to the Alaskan ...

Inspired by the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man abandons his life of comfort to pursue the freedom of life on the road, a quest that leads him to the Alaskan wilderness and the ultimate challenge of his life.

Merry Wives Of Windsor
2:22:02

Merry Wives Of Windsor

Foxtel Arts April 11, 2016

Drama

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket. Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts I and II, Shakespeare's brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to delight the audience.

Mulholland Drive
2:21:01

Mulholland Drive

SBS September 19, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting ...

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Straight Outta Compton
2:20:42

Straight Outta Compton

Foxtel Premiere July 17, 2016

Media arts

Music

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally ...

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of NWA, this film tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionised music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Angela's Ashes
2:20:03

Angela's Ashes

Masterpiece May 29, 2015

Media arts

English

Literature

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Alan Parker directs this heartbreakingly funny look at growing up in Ireland. A mother tries to keep her children ...

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Alan Parker directs this heartbreakingly funny look at growing up in Ireland. A mother tries to keep her children alive while plagued by poverty, with Robert Carlyle as her alcoholic husband.

Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100
2:19:55

Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100

ABC April 25, 2015

Modern history

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Born On The Fourth Of July
2:19:37

Born On The Fourth Of July

SBS April 9, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
An idealistic young American proudly enlists during the Vietnam War and returns a quadriplegic. Struggling to overcome drug-addiction and depression, he turns his life around ...

An idealistic young American proudly enlists during the Vietnam War and returns a quadriplegic. Struggling to overcome drug-addiction and depression, he turns his life around and becomes an outspoken critic of the war. Based on the true story of Ron Kovic.

Merry Wives of Windsor
2:19:31

Merry Wives of Windsor

Smooth/Arts February 18, 2019

Drama

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket. Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts I and II, Shakespeare's brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to delight the audience.

Goodfellas
2:19:23

Goodfellas

Masterpiece August 6, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Based on the bestselling biography, Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a violent robbery with two ambitious gangsters.

Based on the bestselling biography, Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a violent robbery with two ambitious gangsters.

Chaplin
2:19:10

Chaplin

Masterpiece June 25, 2016

Media arts

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
2:19:00

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope

SBS2 May 28, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
The second chapter of this epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy continues in the year 2015. Kenji, the hero from the first film, has been missing in action for 15 years and the evil ...

The second chapter of this epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy continues in the year 2015. Kenji, the hero from the first film, has been missing in action for 15 years and the evil Friend rules an apocalyptic vision of the world. Kenji's niece, Kanna, is a high school student with a rebellious streak. But when a New Book of Prophesies surfaces, it appears that Kanna is the chosen one who has the power to defeat Friend's empire and reveal the fate of her uncle. In Japanese.

The Wild Bunch
2:18:48

The Wild Bunch

FOX Classics June 17, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
An ageing group of outlaws look for one last big score as the 'traditional' American West is disappearing around them.

An ageing group of outlaws look for one last big score as the 'traditional' American West is disappearing around them.