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World Movies is an Australian subscription television channel that broadcasts foreign films, usually subtitled, on Foxtel, Austar, and Optus Television. Most movies are broadcast in digital widescreen, with surround sound where available.

The World Movies channel has a close working relationship with the Special Broadcasting Service - for both organisations' benefit, the rights for films are purchased jointly, where World Movies has subscription television rights and SBS has free-to-air TV rights. Where this applies, World Movies will usually show such movies 12 months before they become available to SBS.

Content and films

World Movies shows a broad range of films covering all genres. Notable films have included:

25 Films You Must See Before You Die

In 2005 World Movies screened 25 Films You Must See Before You Die, inspired by Steven Jay Schneider's book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

  1. Seven Samurai - Japan (1954)
  2. The Rules of the Game - France (1939)
  3. Metropolis - Germany (1927)
  4. Dersu Uzala - Japan/U.S.S.R (1974)
  5. Blowup - UK (1966)
  6. The Seventh Seal - Sweden (1957)
  7. The Battleship Potemkin - U.S.S.R (1925)
  8. - Italy (1963)
  9. Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) - France (1928)
  10. Kes - UK (1969)
  11. Breathless - France (1959)
  12. Mon Oncle - France (1958)
  13. Raise the Red Lantern - China (1991)
  14. Modern Times - USA (1936)
  15. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - Spain (1988)
  16. Boudu Saved from Drowning - France (1932)
  17. Solaris - U.S.S.R (1972)
  18. City of God - Brazil (2002)
  19. Breaking the Waves - Denmark (1996)
  20. Last Tango in Paris - Italy/France (1972)
  21. Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror - Germany (1922)
  22. Umberto D. - Italy (1952)
  23. Three Colours: Blue - France (1993)
  24. The Battle of Algiers - Algeria/Italy (1965)
  25. Les Enfants du Paradis - France (1945)

25 Docs You Must See Before You Die

A series titled 25 Docs You Must See Before You Die was screened in 2007:

  1. Triumph of the Will (1935)
  2. Grey Gardens (1976)
  3. To Be and to Have (2002)
  4. Dont Look Back (1967)
  5. I Was a Fireman (1943)
  6. In the Year of the Pig (1968)
  7. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  8. The Last Waltz (1978)
  9. Brother's Keeper (1992)
  10. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  11. The Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
  12. For All Mankind (1989)
  13. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
  14. Häxan (1922)
  15. Spellbound (2002)
  16. The Gleaners and I (2000)
  17. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
  18. When We Were Kings (1996)
  19. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)
  20. Best Boy (1979)
  21. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
  22. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
  23. Silverlake Life: The View from Here (1993)
  24. My Flesh and Blood (2003)
  25. Hearts and Minds (1974)




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