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1. Boney (1972–1973)

60 min | Crime

8.6
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Stars: James Laurenson, Kate Fitzpatrick, David Gulpilil, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 128

2. Australians Hit Hollywood (2009)

55 min | Documentary

8.5
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Since Errol Flynn became a Hollywood movie star in the 1930's Australians have been following their artistic dreams to America. Today a wealth of Australian talent is achieving success in ... See full summary »

Director: Kalee StClair | Stars: Jenni Baird, Michala Banas, Stuart Beattie, Ross Berryman

Votes: 11

3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 600,374 | Gross: $153.63M

4. Wandjina! (1966– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Wandjina. was about three young people who come across a mysterious valley. They find a cave which has wall paintings of the Wandjina spirit people. From then on they start to see some strange things.

Stars: Julianna Allan, John Armstrong, John Gregg, Bob Haddow

Votes: 7

5. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 287,153 | Gross: $95.86M

6. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 393,377 | Gross: $172.83M

7. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

Votes: 2,579 | Gross: $0.80M

8. 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: 3,298 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 25,993 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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64 Metascore

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 468,799 | Gross: $317.56M

11. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 30,543

12. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 146,415 | Gross: $78.65M

13. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Votes: 68,712 | Gross: $65.50M

14. Armchair Cinema (1973– )

90 min | Drama

7.4
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British television drama anthology series of single plays.

Stars: Tom Bell, James Laurenson, John Thaw, Patrick Mower

Votes: 11

15. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 142,375 | Gross: $81.29M

16. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Thriller

7.3
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A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 34,893 | Gross: $5.84M

17. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 120,767 | Gross: $95.63M

18. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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65 Metascore

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy

Votes: 15,920

19. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 16,827 | Gross: $7.29M

20. Children of a Lesser God (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, ... See full summary »

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Votes: 12,034 | Gross: $31.85M

21. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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85 Metascore

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Votes: 6,663

22. Cinematographer Style (2006)

86 min | Documentary

7.2
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110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

Director: Jon Fauer | Stars: Remi Adefarasin, Russ T. Alsobrook, Howard A. Anderson III, Howard A. Anderson

Votes: 257

23. Nickel Queen (1971)

89 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: John McCallum | Stars: Googie Withers, John Laws, Alfred Sandor, Ed Devereaux

Votes: 29

24. The Hitcher: 'How Do These Movies Get Made?' (2003 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: Jörg Bauer | Stars: Eric Red, Edward S. Feldman, Robert Harmon, John Seale

Votes: 58

25. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

Votes: 1,019

26. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

PG | 110 min | Drama

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Family jealousies. His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lily and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill, John Hargreaves

Votes: 564

27. Doctors & Nurses (1981)

89 min | Family, Comedy

7.1
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Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Pamela Stephenson, Bert Newton, Richard Meikle, Drew Forsythe

Votes: 11

28. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Votes: 19,508 | Gross: $24.72M

29. Fatty Finn (1980)

91 min | Family, Fantasy, Comedy

7.0
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Fatty Finn raises dough for a new radio. Along the way, he encounters mishaps with a gang of bullies.

Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Ben Oxenbould, Rebecca Rigg, Jeremy Larsson, Martin Lewis

Votes: 211

30. The Doctor (1991)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

6.9
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Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, extremely self centred and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, ... See full summary »

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 4,158 | Gross: $38.12M

31. Goodbye Paradise (1983)

119 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Ray Barrett, Robyn Nevin, Janet Scrivener, Kate Fitzpatrick

Votes: 66

32. Winners (1985– )
Episode: Top Kid (1985)

Drama

6.9
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Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Michele Fawdon, Sheridan Murphy, Daniel Murphy, Travis Murphy

Votes: 14

33. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 91,364 | Gross: $158.35M

34. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Votes: 43,965 | Gross: $65.00M

35. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

92 min | Action, Comedy, War

6.8
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In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey | Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Bryan Brown

Votes: 828

36. Winners (1985– )

50 min | Drama

6.8
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A collection of different stories studying how humans react and emote with each other.

Stars: David Argue, Mercia Deane-Johns, Esben Storm, Sherie Graham

Votes: 34

37. Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness' (2005 Video)

64 min | Documentary

6.8
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Stars: Edward S. Feldman, Harrison Ford, Lukas Haas, Patti LuPone

Votes: 12

38. City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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54 Metascore

Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 96,576 | Gross: $78.75M

39. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 8,711 | Gross: $13.05M

40. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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50 Metascore

A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Votes: 228,565 | Gross: $90.76M

41. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build a utopia in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele

Votes: 22,241 | Gross: $14.30M

42. Stakeout (1987)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.6
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Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 19,357 | Gross: $65.67M

43. The Paper (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 10,769 | Gross: $38.82M

44. Beyond Rangoon (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray

Votes: 4,200 | Gross: $5.75M

45. Dragon Flies (1975)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

6.6
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Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Directors: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Yu Wang | Stars: Yu Wang, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward

Votes: 823

46. Weekend of Shadows (1978)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Director: Tom Jeffrey | Stars: John Waters, Wyn Roberts, Graham Rouse, Melissa Jaffer

Votes: 44

47. The Water Horse (2007)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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71 Metascore

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 32,531 | Gross: $40.41M

48. The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016 TV Special)

TV-14 | 217 min

6.5
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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony honors achievement in film in 2015.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Chris Rock, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Tom McCarthy

Votes: 1,441

49. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

6.5
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 299

50. 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: 312