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1. Boney (1972–1973)

60 min | Crime

8.4
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Stars: James Laurenson, Kate Fitzpatrick, David Gulpilil, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 38

2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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

8.3
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89 Metascore

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max, who is anything but happy.

Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris | Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 302,641

3. 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.

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

Votes: 359,996

4. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.

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

Votes: 253,996

5. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,360

6. 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.

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

Votes: 2,964

7. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a rural 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.

Writers: Joan Lindsay, Cliff Green | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 23,348

8. 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.

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 397,956

9. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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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.

Writers: William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Votes: 61,647

10. 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.

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

Votes: 28,283

11. 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.

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

Votes: 131,315

12. Australians Hit Hollywood (2009)

55 min | Documentary

7.4
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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 »

Writer: Kalee St. Clair | Director: Kalee St. Clair | Stars: Jenni Baird, Michala Banas, Stuart Beattie, Ross Berryman

Votes: 13

13. 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 a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

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

Votes: 126,763

14. 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, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.

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

Votes: 32,073

15. Cinematographer Style (2006)

86 min | Documentary

7.3
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110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

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

Votes: 223

16. Nickel Queen (1971)

89 min | Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Joy Cavill, Henry C. James, John McCallum | Director: John McCallum | Stars: Googie Withers, John Laws, Alfred Sandor, Ed Devereaux

Votes: 26

17. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 112,399

18. 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.

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

Votes: 15,385

19. 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.

Writers: C.J. Koch, Peter Weir, David Williamson | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy

Votes: 14,631

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 »

Writers: Mark Medoff, Hesper Anderson | Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Votes: 11,008

21. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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.

Writers: Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Votes: 5,878

22. 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 »

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

Votes: 956

23. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott, Michael Jenkins | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill, John Hargreaves

Votes: 548

24. 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.

Writers: Harold T.P. Hayes, Dian Fossey, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Tab Murphy | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Votes: 17,762

25. 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.

Writers: Bob Ellis, Chris McGill | Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Ben Oxenbould, Rebecca Rigg, Jeremy Larsson, Martin Lewis

Votes: 191

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

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Writer: Jörg Bauer | Director: Jörg Bauer | Stars: Eric Red, Edward S. Feldman, Robert Harmon, John Seale

Votes: 59

27. 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, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors ... See full summary »

Writers: Ed Rosenbaum, Robert Caswell | Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 3,878

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

Drama

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Writer: Bob Ellis | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Michele Fawdon, Sheridan Murphy, Daniel Murphy, Travis Murphy

Votes: 14

29. 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.

Writers: John Grisham, David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 82,300

30. 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.

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

Votes: 40,949

31. 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.

Writers: Tom Jeffrey, William L. Nagle | Director: Tom Jeffrey | Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Bryan Brown

Votes: 754

32. Goodbye Paradise (1983)

119 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Bob Ellis, Denny Lawrence | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Ray Barrett, Robyn Nevin, Janet Scrivener, Kate Fitzpatrick

Votes: 63

33. 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.

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger, Dana Stevens | Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 88,494

34. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Creating 'The Perfect Storm' (2000)

20 min | Documentary

6.7
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HBO First Look at the behind the scenes making of "The Perfect Storm."

Writers: Dave McVeigh, Scott McVeigh | Directors: Dave McVeigh, Scott McVeigh | Stars: Sebastian Junger, George Schlichte, George Clooney, Jim Robinson

Votes: 25

35. 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.

Writers: Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Jordan Mechner | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Votes: 204,072

36. 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 »

Writers: Paul Theroux, Paul Schrader | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Conrad Roberts

Votes: 20,577

37. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

6.6
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The widow of murdered civil rights leader Medger Evers and a district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.

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

Votes: 8,145

38. 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.

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

Votes: 17,814

39. 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 »

Writers: Alex Lasker, Bill Rubenstein | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray

Votes: 4,016

40. Armchair Cinema (1973– )

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Tom Bell, James Laurenson, John Thaw, Patrick Mower

Votes: 7

41. Doctors & Nurses (1981)

89 min | Family, Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Doug Edwards, Morris Gleitzman, Robyn Moase, Maurice Murphy, Tony Sheldon | Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Pamela Stephenson, Bert Newton, Richard Meikle, Drew Forsythe

Votes: 12

42. Born to Run (1977 TV Movie)

87 min | Family, Adventure

6.6
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A tale of trotting or harness racing in the early 20th century.

Writers: Walter D. Edmonds, Ed Jurist | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Tom Farley, Robert Bettles, Andrew McFarlane, Mary Ward

Votes: 17

43. Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage (2006 Video)

23 min | Short

6.6
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Stars: Mike Fleiss, Wolfgang Petersen, Josh Lucas, Duncan Henderson

Votes: 22

44. Spanglish (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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48 Metascore

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

Writer: James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 61,965

45. 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.

Writers: Robert Nelson Jacobs, Dick King-Smith | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 29,767

46. The Paper (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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 »

Writers: David Koepp, Stephen Koepp | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 9,963

47. Dragon Flies (1975)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 717

48. Winners (1985– )

50 min | Drama

6.5
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A collection of different stories studying how humans react and emote with each other.

Stars: Mercia Deane-Johns, Esben Storm, Sherie Graham, Nicole Kidman

Votes: 32

49. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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59 Metascore

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Writers: Sebastian Junger, William D. Wittliff | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly

Votes: 126,056

50. Money Movers (1978)

R | 92 min | Crime, Action, Thriller

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 285