Most Popular Aboriginal-Language Feature Films
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. Dir: Baz Luhrmann With: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams Adventure | Drama | Romance | War 165 mins.
The Fourth Kind
A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. Dir: Olatunde Osunsanmi With: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 98 mins.
A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. Dir: John Curran With: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl Adventure | Biography | Drama 112 mins.
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. Dir: Phillip Noyce With: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 94 mins.
Quigley Down Under
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems. Dir: Simon Wincer With: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman Action | Adventure | Drama | Romance | Western 119 mins.
A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother. Dir: John Hillcoat With: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson Crime | Drama | Western 104 mins.
Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot. Dir: Sydney Pollack With: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener Mystery | Thriller 128 mins.
Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. Dir: Nicolas Roeg With: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg Adventure | Drama 100 mins.
The Last Wave
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. Dir: Peter Weir With: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil Drama | Mystery | Thriller 106 mins.
Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated... Dir: Ray Lawrence With: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 123 mins.