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1. The Last Bastion (1984 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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Stars: Matt Watters, Michael Blakemore, John Wood, Timothy West

Votes: 59

2. Patrol Boat (1979–1983)

60 min | Action, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Votes: 25

3. Homicide (1964–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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The show was about crimes and cases actioned by the Victorian (Australia) homicide squad, with many cases based of real cases.

Stars: Leonard Teale, George Mallaby, John Fegan, Alwyn Kurts

Votes: 59

4. All the Way (1988 TV Mini-Series)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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The lives of three families in the 1960s.

Stars: Brenda Addie, Bruce Atkins, Kim Beissel, Nikki Coghill

Votes: 14

5. Five Mile Creek (1983–1985)

46 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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Follows the adventures of a group of Americans who travel to the land down under. Teaming up with a native halfway house owner, together they introduce a stagecoach service to the local economy.

Stars: Louise Caire Clark, Jay Kerr, Rod Mullinar, Liz Burch

Votes: 178

6. Murder Call (1997–1999)

50 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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Centers on homicide detective odd couple, Tessa Vance, and her partner Steve Hayden. Shot in Sydney, Australia, the show was known for portraying gripping crime drama, while displaying the grittier side of urban Sydney.

Stars: Lucy Bell, Peter Mochrie, Geoff Morrell, Glenda Linscott

Votes: 97

7. The Timeless Land (1980 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.7
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Stars: Ray Barrett, Heather Christie, Peter Collingwood, Athol Compton

Votes: 25

8. Water Under the Bridge (1980– )

Drama, Romance

7.7
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Stars: Robyn Nevin, Jacki Weaver, David Cameron, Penelope Shelton

Votes: 25

9. Hospitals Don't Burn Down (1978)

24 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A fire breaks out in a multi-story hospital in the middle of the night and a male nurse and a nursing sister save many lives during a fire in a major hospital.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Jeanie Drynan, Mark Edwards, Ray Marshall, Ralph Cotterill

Votes: 18

10. Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris

Votes: 2,431

11. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 9,392

12. Down Rusty Down (1997)

15 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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An anthromorphic tale, humans representing canines, of compulsive traits and raging desires. A gang of neutered men; fat, subdued and lazy, look out for their younger 'pup'- Rusty who is always active and mischievous.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Gregory Perkins, Noah Taylor, Bob Ellis, Jonathan Hardy

Votes: 34

13. Essington (1974 TV Movie)

103 min

7.5
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Director: Julian Pringle | Stars: Chris Haywood, Jacqueline Kott, Sandra McGregor, Wyn Roberts

Votes: 6

14. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.4
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 43,278 | Gross: $1.90M

15. The Moment (I) (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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The story of an old man torn from his slumber by a horrible and unshakable vision.

Directors: Troy Bellchambers, Shane McNeil | Stars: Ralph Cotterill, Heather Mitchell, Barbara West

Votes: 5

16. Halifax f.p. (1994–2001)
Episode: Sweet Dreams (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Crime

7.4
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Jonah Cole, a tough and unorthodox policeman who used to work with Halifax, comes to Melbourne after running from his fellow officers. He approaches Halifax with a story of police ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Jodrell | Stars: Rebecca Gibney, Steve Bisley, Max Phipps, Peter Hosking

Votes: 27

17. Halifax f.p. (1994–2001)

Crime

7.3
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Doctor Jane Halifax, a forensic psychiatrist investigating cases involving the mental state of suspects or victims. As Jane delves deep into the dark side of the human mind, she has her own... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Gibney, Susanne Chapman, Robyn Nevin, Louise Siversen

Votes: 79

18. My Brother Tom (1986 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Romance

7.3
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Set against the backdrop of World War II, this epic miniseries centers on the religiously divided town of St. Helens and the innocent romance between a pair of star-crossed teenagers (Tom ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Jennings, Catherine McClements, Christopher Cummins, Christopher Mayer

Votes: 60

19. Shannon's Mob (1975– )

60 min

7.3
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Stars: Robin Ramsay, Frank Gallacher, Vincent Ball, Bruce Barry

Votes: 7

20. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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The geologist Lance Hackett is employed by an Australian mining company to map the subsoil of a desert area covered with ant hills prior to a possible uranium extraction. His work is ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,506

21. The Four Minute Mile (1988 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Richard Huw, Nique Needles, Adrian Rawlins, John Philbin

Votes: 62

22. Boy in the Bush (1984 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sigrid Thornton, Steve Bisley, Jon Blake

Votes: 14

23. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

7.0
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,146

24. This Won't Hurt a Bit (1993)

85 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Chris Kennedy | Stars: Greig Pickhaver, Jacqueline McKenzie, Maggie King, Patrick Blackwell

Votes: 23

25. Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)
Episode: Reprisal (1989)

Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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When former IMF-agent Laura Ann Wilson is murdered, Jim Phelps's fingerprints are found at the scene of the crime, making him the police's prime suspect in the case. Knowing however that ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Stewart | Stars: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris

Votes: 18

26. A Country Practice (1981–1993)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Follow the highs and lows of the townsfolk of Wandin Valley. This fictional drama TV series revolves around the daily happenings of a 'small town', rural Australian hospital, its doctors ... See full summary »

Stars: Shane Porteous, Brian Wenzel, Lorrae Desmond, Joyce Jacobs

Votes: 257

27. The Broken Shore (2013 TV Movie)

103 min | Crime

6.7
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An evocative crime thriller that captures the chilling action and sharp wit of Peter Temple's acclaimed novel The Broken Shore. In this gripping adaptation, Detective Joe Cashin uncovers a ... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Don Hany, Claudia Karvan, Anthony Hayes, Erik Thomson

Votes: 524

28. Ultraman: Towards the Future (1990 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Astronaut turned UMA member Jack Shindo transforms into a new Ultraman to defend the Earth.

Stars: Dore Kraus, Gia Carides, Ralph Cotterill, Grace Parr

Votes: 73

29. December Boys (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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56 Metascore

One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie, Christian Byers

Votes: 10,384 | Gross: $0.05M

30. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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This series chronicles the events surrounding the activities of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which operates its own aircraft -in this case from the base at Coopers Crossing, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Lenore Smith, Robert Grubb, Maurie Fields, Val Jellay

Votes: 457

31. Chopper Squad (1977–1979)

50 min

6.6
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The series was based around the work of a helicopter rescue team operating on Dee Why beach in Sydney. It has been said that the American series Baywatch was based upon Chopper Squad.

Stars: Dennis Grosvenor, Tony Hughes, Robert Coleby, Eric Oldfield

Votes: 28

32. Going Down (1983)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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Four young Australian girls decide to give their best friend, who is leaving the next day to move to New York, a night she'll never forget.

Director: Haydn Keenan | Stars: Tracy Mann, Vera Plevnik, Julie Barry, Moira MacLaine-Cross

Votes: 29

33. Hoodwink (1981)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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True story about a jailed bank robber who pretends he's become blind to get an early release. Cops don't believe him, but a lonely minister's wife arrives to teach him how to live with his "condition". They fall in love. Big mistake.

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: John Hargreaves, Judy Davis, Dennis Miller, Wendy Hughes

Votes: 74

34. Punishment (1981– )

50 min

6.3
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Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Coleby, Ralph Cotterill, Barry Crocker

Votes: 39

35. Whipping Boy (1996)

93 min | Thriller, Drama, Crime

6.2
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Director: Di Drew | Stars: Sigrid Thornton, Temuera Morrison, Tammy Macintosh, Robert Alexander

Votes: 43

36. Burke & Wills (1985)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Nigel Havers, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Fargher

Votes: 172

37. 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: 152

38. Journey Among Women (1977)

93 min | Drama

6.1
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In colonial Australia, daughter of a judge helps a group of female convicts living in inhuman conditions escape. Aboriginal girl teaches them how to survive in the forest. One of them gets raped and killed. The group seeks revenge.

Director: Tom Cowan | Stars: June Pritchard, Martin Phelan, Nell Campbell, Lillian Crombie

Votes: 57

39. Vicious (1988)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Director: Karl Zwicky | Stars: Tamblyn Lord, Craig Pearce, John Godden, Kelly Dingwall

Votes: 49

40. Sons of Steel (1988)

104 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

6.1
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In a futuristic Australia, a scheme to blow up the Sydney Opera House is discovered. The only way to stop it is to send an agent back in time to prevent the plotters from hatching it.

Director: Gary L. Keady | Stars: Rob Hartley, Roz Wason, Jeff Duff, Dagmar Bláhová

Votes: 62

41. Death Cheaters (1976)

93 min | Action, Adventure

5.8
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Two best friends, Vietnam War veterans turned stunt men, are sent as spies to the Philippines on a top secret mission for the Australian government.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: John Hargreaves, Grant Page, Margaret Gerard, Ziggy

Votes: 81

42. Rikky and Pete (1988)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Stephen Kearney, Nina Landis, Tetchie Agbayani, Bill Hunter

Votes: 236 | Gross: $0.21M

43. Shark's Paradise (1987 TV Movie)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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David Reyne & Sally Tayler star in this classic 80's 'Ozploitation' classic. A mad man threatens to lure hundreds of sharks to the beach at Surfers Paradise Australia at the start of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jenkins | Stars: David Reyne, Sally Tayler, Ron Becks, Dennis Miller

Votes: 43

44. Resistance (1994)

Unrated | 112 min | Action

5.6
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Director: Hugh Keays-Byrne | Stars: Lorna Lesley, Jennifer Claire, Bob Noble, Allan Penney

Votes: 64

45. The Chain Reaction (1980)

92 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt, an engineer badly hurt in the accident, knows that the leak will ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson, Ralph Cotterill

Votes: 537

46. The Blue Lightning (1986 TV Movie)

95 min | Action, Drama

5.5
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A private eye (Sam Elliott) battles a criminal (Robert Culp) in the Australian outback for the possession of a priceless opal in this all-out action flick.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Sam Elliott, Rebecca Gilling, John Meillon, Robert Coleby

Votes: 136

47. I've Come About the Suicide (1987 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Sophia Turkiewicz | Stars: Barry Otto, Ralph Cotterill, Gosia Dobrowolska, Duncan Wass

Votes: 5

48. The Survivor (1981)

87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the explosion or the crash, but 300 passengers & crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor

Votes: 598

49. Trouble in Paradise (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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Shipwrecked on an island, a woman finds it difficult to deal with an uncouth beach-combing hermit.

Director: Di Drew | Stars: Raquel Welch, Jack Thompson, Nicholas Hammond, John Gregg

Votes: 150

50. Alison's Birthday (1981)

97 min | Horror

5.1
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A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone.

Director: Ian Coughlan | Stars: Joanne Samuel, Lou Brown, Bunney Brooke, John Bluthal

Votes: 206