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1. Mr. Church (2016)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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37 Metascore

"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel

Votes: 14,967 | Gross: $0.69M

2. Roots (2016– )

Drama, History

7.9
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 5,007

3. Bonnie & Clyde (2013– )

TV-14 | 240 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on ... See full summary »

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 3,726

4. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 76,665 | Gross: $106.59M

5. Double Jeopardy (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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40 Metascore

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Benjamin Weir

Votes: 58,772 | Gross: $116.74M

6. Aria (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple | Stars: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Stephanie Lane, Roy Hyatt

Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $1.03M

7. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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45 Metascore

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff

Votes: 6,342 | Gross: $0.54M

8. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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48 Metascore

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 4,350 | Gross: $1.92M

9. Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard

Votes: 2,969 | Gross: $22.91M

10. The Contract (2006)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Ray Keene (John Cusack), a father who wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his son (Jamie Anderson), is trying to bring Carden (Morgan Freeman), a world-class assassin to justice. All the... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: John Cusack, Morgan Freeman, Jamie Anderson, Alice Krige

Votes: 20,883

11. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 7,463

12. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 5,538 | Gross: $8.21M

13. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

Votes: 5,779 | Gross: $18.70M

14. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 6,317 | Gross: $4.81M

15. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children,... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

Votes: 5,518 | Gross: $1.37M

16. La Barracuda (2017)

100 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

8.4
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A strange woman comes to Texas to meet her half-sister and stake a claim to the family music legacy-one way or another.

Directors: Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin | Stars: Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams, Luis Bordonada

Votes: 10

17. Flint (2017 TV Movie)

Drama | Pre-production

A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Star: Lisa Michelle Cornelius

18. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 10,452

19. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)

112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 2,710

20. King David (1985)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.1
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This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, Denis Quilley

Votes: 1,687

21. Last Dance (1996)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 3,441 | Gross: $5.86M

22. Silent Fall (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 3,055 | Gross: $3.18M

23. A Good Man in Africa (1994)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.0
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Politics are already strained between English imperialists and the West African government of Kinjanja, when womanizing British diplomat Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is caught in bed with ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Colin Friels, Sean Connery, Joanne Whalley, John Lithgow

Votes: 1,997 | Gross: $2.31M

24. Puberty Blues (1981)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Geoff Rhoe, Tony Hughes

Votes: 882

25. Canvas (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.

Director: Joseph Greco | Stars: Griffin Miner, Marcia Gay Harden, Devon Gearhart, Julie Upton

Votes: 887 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Mister Johnson (1990)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.5
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In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Maynard Eziashi, Beatie Edney

Votes: 713 | Gross: $1.46M

27. Don's Party (1976)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: John Hargreaves, Pat Bishop, Graham Kennedy, Veronica Lang

Votes: 835

28. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,351 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Rich in Love (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.3
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Charleston, South Carolina. The Odoms have lived a life of the traditions of the American south in their longtime, large family beach front home. That tradition is turned upside down when ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Albert Finney, Jill Clayburgh, Kathryn Erbe, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 677 | Gross: $2.15M

30. Australian Story (1996– )

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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Acclaimed biographical documentary series broadcast continuously on ABC TV since 1996. Australian Story is known for its narratorless story telling style where the subject tells their own ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Jones, Jason Donovan, Andrew Rule, Garry McDonald

Votes: 59

31. 20 to 1 (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

6.2
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Stars: Bert Newton, Sami Lukis, Richard Wilkins, Scott Cam

Votes: 252

32. Cedar Boys (2009)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A journey into the lives of young Middle Eastern men from Sydney's outer west with dreams and desires to better themselves and fit in

Director: Serhat Caradee | Stars: Rachael Taylor, Martin Henderson, Bren Foster, Ian Roberts

Votes: 479

33. Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

R | 102 min | Drama

5.9
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Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.

Director: J. Michael McClary | Stars: James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy Quaid, Henry Thomas

Votes: 2,303

34. The Getting of Wisdom (1977)

101 min | Drama

6.6
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Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Julia Blake, Dorothy Bradley, Kay Eklund, Max Fairchild

Votes: 294

35. Bride of the Wind (2001)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.7
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35 Metascore

This movie is a biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Sarah Wynter, Vincent Perez, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Verhoeven

Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.42M

36. The Club (1980)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 763

37. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

114 min | Comedy

5.9
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 599

38. Money Movers (1978)

R | 92 min | Crime, Action, Thriller

6.5
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An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten the security. However, the biggest danger of a new heist lies within the company's own ranks.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 316

39. The Late Show (1992–1993)

60 min | Comedy

9.1
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The Late show, which only ran for two years was one of the most successful and funny comedy shows ever produced and shown in Australia. It marked the re-grouping of the D-Generation, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Tony Martin

Votes: 314

40. The Chaser's War on Everything (2006– )

26 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Julian Morrow, Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello

Votes: 2,246

41. Rove Live (2000– )

75 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.7
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Stars: Rove McManus, Peter Helliar, Corinne Grant, Ryan Shelton

Votes: 651

42. The Fringe Dwellers (1986)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.15M

43. Into the Shadows (2009)

88 min | Documentary

7.7
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Explores behind the big screen to meet the filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors who bring Australian films to us, the audience.

Director: Andrew Scarano | Stars: Shane Abbess, Phillip Adams, Stephen Basil-Jones, Bruce Beresford

Votes: 38

44. Orpheus (2006 TV Movie)

Drama, Thriller

5.1
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A guy falls for a girl who draws him into a modern-day cult.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Patrick J. Adams, Eion Bailey, Fairuza Balk, Mary Black

Votes: 40

45. Blue Fin (1978)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.1
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Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele', this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Schultz, Bruce Beresford | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Greg Rowe, Liddy Clark, John Jarratt

Votes: 154

46. The Telegram Man (2011)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.9
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A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, The Telegram Man explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.

Director: James Francis Khehtie | Stars: Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet, Sigrid Thornton, Tessa Nethercote-Way

Votes: 47

47. Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)

93 min | Comedy

5.9
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Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Donald Pleasence, Dick Bentley

Votes: 188

48. Killer Instinct

Thriller | Announced

A young salesman befriends an ex special forces officer who insists on helping him get ahead -- with deadly consequences.

Director: Bruce Beresford

49. Surprise (II) (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama, Family

5.6
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A mother and son confess their secrets.

Director: Leslie Bumgarner | Stars: Tess Harper, Austin Fryberger

Votes: 43

50. Side by Side (1975)

84 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to out do each other.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Humphries, Terry-Thomas, Stephanie De Sykes, Billy Boyle

Votes: 31