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1. Special Squad (1984– )

50 min | Drama

8.6
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An elite division of the Victoria Police handles crimes too sensitive for regular squads

Stars: John Diedrich, Alan Cassell, Anthony Hawkins, Paul Dawber

Votes: 16

2. Bodyline (1984– )

330 min | Drama, History, Sport

8.5
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Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt, Rhys McConnochie

Votes: 577

3. The Dismissal (1983– )

90 min | Drama, History

8.5
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The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the... See full summary »

Stars: Max Phipps, John Stanton, Bill Hunter, John Meillon

Votes: 152

4. Bodyline (1984– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1984)

Drama, History, Sport

8.4
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Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt, Rhys McConnochie

Votes: 5

5. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.3
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A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Frances Barber

Votes: 1,096

6. Edens Lost (1991 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Angus, 17, alone, orphaned, restless, is bored with his dreary life in the city. Drawn by the fascination of the off-beat St. James family, he goes to live with them in the Blue Mountains.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Julia Blake, Linda Cropper, Victoria Longley, Arthur Dignam

Votes: 10

7. Violence in the Cinema, Part 1 (1971)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.9
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What at first seems like a serious psychological assessment of violence in the cinema by a professor or lecturer, turns into a bloody orgy of human destructiveness.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Victoria Anoux, Mallory Pettit, Karl Avis

Votes: 37

8. The New Avengers (1976–1977)
Episode: Sleeper (1976)

50 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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The New Avengers are present at a demonstration of a new gas, S-95, that can knock out people instantaneously. Unfortunately a criminal called Brady is also present, steals 2 cannisters as ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Keith Buckley

Votes: 51

9. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,335

10. Heartbreak High (1994–1999)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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The series based on the lives of a group of students who attend the fictional Hartley High School in Sydney. Praised for its willingness to tackle gritty issues, from drugs to romance to ... See full summary »

Stars: Callan Mulvey, Lara Cox, Emma Roche, Ada Nicodemou

Votes: 2,167

11. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Taste of Money (1993)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Ray and a jet-lagged Arthur are met from the plane in Sydney by Bill McCabe, unaware that there are five other likely candidates for the inheritance as well as a bogus claimant, a ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: George Cole, Gary Webster, Simon Chilvers, Bill Hunter

Votes: 13

12. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
Episode: Perseus & the Gorgon (1991)

Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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Owing to the Oracle's prophesy, Perseus is born in darkness and captivity. Together with his mother Danaë, the young son of Zeus manages to escape death at sea. After coming of age, the ... See full summary »

Director: David Garfath | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, Frances Barber, Jeremy Gilley

Votes: 48

13. 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: 203

14. Water Under the Bridge (1980– )

Drama, Romance

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

Votes: 25

15. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 235,816 | Gross: $57.39M

16. Comrades (1986)

183 min | Drama, History

7.6
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The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Keith Allen, Dave Atkins, Stephen Bateman, Katy Behean

Votes: 574

17. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 25,969 | Gross: $6.39M

18. The Duellists (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A small feud between two Napoleonic officers evolves into a decades-long series of duels.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

Votes: 15,863

19. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Tommy Lewis, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,148

20. The Libertine (2005)

R | Short, Drama

7.4
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Director: Morgan Christie | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Wendy Strehlow

Votes: 49

21. The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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55 Metascore

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire

Votes: 391,868 | Gross: $144.81M

22. The Hero (1979 TV Movie)

7.3
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Australian ABC TV children's educational program shows how a TV show actor is cast and works to create an episode of a TV program.

Director: Martin Williams | Stars: Mel Gibson, Vivienne Garrett, Michael Aitkens, Arthur Dignam

Votes: 39

23. Escape from Jupiter (1994– )

30 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Some point in the not too distant future, a mining/research colony is set up one of Jupiter's moons, Io. All's ok, until a major earthquake (or what ever the Io equivalent is) destroys the ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Bisley, Arthur Dignam, Justin Rosniak, Daniel Taylor

Votes: 56

24. The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale (1999 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Directors: Sam Irvin, David J. Skal | Stars: Clive Barker, Bill Condon, Curtis Harrington, Christopher Bram

Votes: 102

25. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,362

26. Beneath Clouds (2002)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors, Terry Dahlstron

Votes: 823

27. Milk (II) (1999)

15 min | Short

7.2
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The Old Man lives on his own, and has done so for as long as he can remember. He doesn't go out except to buy milk. The Downstairs Woman, as her name might suggest, lives directly below. ... See full summary »

Director: Mairi Cameron | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Damon Eggleton, Kris McQuade

Votes: 6

28. All Saints (1998– )

60 min | Drama

7.1
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With Ward 17 closed down, the team from All Saints face big changes as they are split up and some are moved to the fast paced world of the Emergency Department, headed by Director of Emergency Frank Campion.

Stars: Judith McGrath, Georgie Parker, John Howard, Tammy Macintosh

Votes: 883

29. Pacific Drive (1996–1997)

45 min | Drama

7.1
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This Australian soap is not defined by a family (as Dallas' Ewings) but tellingly named after its site: an affluent residential stretch of the Gold Coast in Queensland, where people of ... See full summary »

Stars: Simone Buchanan, André Eikmeier, Mark Constable, Aash Aaron

Votes: 35

30. We of the Never Never (1982)

G | 134 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

Director: Igor Auzins | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 280

31. Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981)

88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

Director: Alex Stitt | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Keith Michell, Arthur Dignam, Ed Rosser

Votes: 131

32. Cathy's Child (1979)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Michele Fawdon, Alan Cassell, Bryan Brown, Willie Fennell

Votes: 21

33. The Devil's Playground (1976)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate

Votes: 786

34. Petersen (1974)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.9
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Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's... See full summary »

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Wendy Hughes, Arthur Dignam

Votes: 104

35. 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: 4,467 | Gross: $1.92M

36. Shadow of the Cobra (1989 TV Movie)

Drama

6.8
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Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Rachel Ward, Michael Woods, Art Malik, Helen Buday

Votes: 44

37. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 540

38. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 107,115 | Gross: $49.55M

39. The Tree (I) (2010)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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58 Metascore

After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house.

Director: Julie Bertuccelli | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Christian Byers

Votes: 3,959 | Gross: $0.07M

40. Dating the Enemy (1996)

97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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A couple wake up one morning to find they have now switched bodies.

Director: Megan Simpson Huberman | Stars: Claudia Karvan, Guy Pearce, Matt Day, Lisa Hensley

Votes: 1,477

41. The Wild Duck (1984)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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A loving family's world is shattered by an old friend's arrival, carrying a dark secret.

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Irons, Lucinda Jones, John Meillon

Votes: 146

42. The Nostradamus Kid (1993)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Ken Elkin is a randy young man who is told that the world is about to end. In a race against time, there's only one goal he wants to accomplish: bedding the love of his life, who just happens to be the local pastor's daughter.

Director: Bob Ellis | Stars: Noah Taylor, Miranda Otto, Arthur Dignam, Peter Gwynne

Votes: 209

43. Libido (1973)

117 min | Drama

6.2
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Explores adultery and jealous fantasies, the end of innocence, the moral and spiritual conflicts of a priest and a nun in love. The stories define the exploration of women and the cultural upheaval of the early 70s.

Directors: David Baker, Tim Burstall, John B. Murray, Fred Schepisi | Stars: Elke Neidhart, Bryon Williams, Mark Albiston, John Williams

Votes: 40

44. Summer of Secrets (1976)

100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A young couple venture into a summer beach house and make passionate love, unaware that they are being observed by a demented doctor who later uses the girl as part of a bizarre experiment.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Rufus Collins, Nell Campbell, Andrew Sharp

Votes: 32

45. 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: 174

46. King Solomon's Mines (1986 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation

6.1
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An animated version of H. Rider Haggard's famous novel from 1886 about African adventurer Allan Quatermain. Probably the most faithful of all versions.

Stars: Tom Burlinson, John Meillon, Arthur Dignam, Barry Eaton

Votes: 50

47. Isabelle Eberhardt (1991)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century. The focus is on her hardships because... See full summary »

Director: Ian Pringle | Stars: Mathilda May, Tchéky Karyo, Peter O'Toole, Richard Moir

Votes: 61

48. Tickled Pink (1978– )

25 min | Drama

5.8
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Stars: Max Gillies, Bunney Brooke, Martin Harris, Peter Sumner

Votes: 32

49. Between Wars (1974)

100 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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This film traces the career of Dr Edward Trenbow (Corin Redgrave), who becomes a well-respected Sydney psychiatrist. In the 1920s, he takes up residence at Callan Park Asylum. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Thornhill | Stars: Corin Redgrave, Judy Morris, Günter Meisner, Arthur Dignam

Votes: 27

50. Strange Behavior (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 1,116