Best Australian films in rough order.

In fairly rough order. Might be a couple oddities.
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1.
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (114 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
“ Incredible.

First act is incredibly disturbing and even gross, many people won't handle it well, but persevere and you will definitely be rewarded for it by this movie. ” - shaun_d_000
 
2.
The Tracker (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman... (90 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
“ Awesome! ” - shaun_d_000
 
3.
Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ A classic. Shot in extremely dangerous ways that would be considered sheer lunacy today. ” - shaun_d_000
 
4.
Mary and Max (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
“ From the maker of Harvie Krumpet, only better and longer. ” - shaun_d_000
 
5.
Last Train to Freo (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two thugs from the Perth suburb of Midland catch the last train to Fremantle. When a young woman boards the train a few stops later, they begin talking and find out not everyone on the train is who they seem to be. (89 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Sims
“ Although set entirely on a train in a single carriage, this film will keep you wondering what will happen and will make you empathize with, fear, hate, and admire every character at times. ” - shaun_d_000
 
6.
Chopper (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ The story of a criminal legend with a central performance that is one of the very finest in Australian cinema. ” - shaun_d_000
 
7.
Wake in Fright (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
“ An Ozploitation film that's actually pretty good by regular standards. ” - shaun_d_000
 
8.
Samson & Delilah (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy... (100 mins.)
“ With no dialogue you'd think this movie would be boring, but unlike Luc Besson's 'Le Dernier Combat' you won't get lost by the lack of any direction from having no dialogue. ” - shaun_d_000
 
9.
Romper Stomper (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing. (94 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
“ The movie that made Russell Crowe famous. There are three movies about neo-nazis that I hold as the holy trinity, comparable to the holy trinity of Vietnam war movies (Platoon, Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket).

-American History X
-This Is England
-and Romper Stomper! ” - shaun_d_000
 
10.
The Piano (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ A classic by Australia's premiere feminist director Jane Campion, modern re-imagining of the Bluebeard tale. ” - shaun_d_000
 
11.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ Three transvestites in the macho, chauvinistic Australian outback. Really funny, really engaging, and generally a lot of fun to watch. ” - shaun_d_000
 
12.
Harvie Krumpet (2003 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck. (23 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
“ Quirky animation short that you can only wish was made longer. Luckily Mary and Max came after this. ” - shaun_d_000
 
13.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Peter Weir's true classic. Before the Truman show there was Picnic at Hanging Rock. Dreamy trip of a movie. ” - shaun_d_000
 
14.
Proof (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker. (86 mins.)
“ Hugo Weaving as a blind man who relies on people's descriptions of his photographs for 'proof', and Russell Crowe as his new friend. ” - shaun_d_000
 
15.
Holy Smoke (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru... (115 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ Another Jane Campion movie. Kate Winslet does a great Australian accent, and Harvey Keitel is fantastic as always. ” - shaun_d_000
 
16.
The Dish (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing. (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Sitch
“ I'm not as big on this film as many other people. But it is generally regarded as a really good Australian film. Sam Neil is great in it as always along with Roy Billing who is always a fantastic acting talent. ” - shaun_d_000
 
17.
Van Diemen's Land (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour... (104 mins.)
“ Call me biased as this is set in my small island home, and the director of it lives own suburb, but this is a fantastic historical piece about Tassie. ” - shaun_d_000
 
18.
Walkabout (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ A classic about two white children and one aboriginal child in the desert. Sort of dreamy.. A really good movie. Definitely recognised as a major Australian classic. ” - shaun_d_000
 
19.
Shine (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ Geoffry Rush great as always. ” - shaun_d_000
 
20.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ About the tragedies of the stolen generation. Great drama, and equally great if you want to try and experience and/or learn about a regrettable and inhumane period of Australia's history. ” - shaun_d_000
 
21.
Babe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
“ Classic kids movie. A great kids movie that adults also love just as much if not more. The animals and story in this are pretty awesome, forget the sequel though. ” - shaun_d_000
 
22.
Dirty Deeds (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors. (110 mins.)
Director: David Caesar
“ Bryan Brown fantastic as always. A great movie. ” - shaun_d_000
 
23.
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day... (106 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ A classic now and a family favourite. Incredibly funny with very Australian sensibilities. Whether you like this movie or not, you must acknowledge that its praised by countless people. Rachael Griffiths and Toni Collete deliver performances as you'd expect from them. ” - shaun_d_000
 
24.
Beautiful Kate (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying... (100 mins.)
Director: Rachel Ward
“ Great sensitive drama about family secrets and coping with a guilt-ridden past. Bryan brown again. ” - shaun_d_000
 
25.
Balibo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
“ The true story of an Australian journalist during the East Timor situation. This is one of the few movies ever that could have made me come to tears. ” - shaun_d_000
 
26.
Japanese Story (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman... (110 mins.)
Director: Sue Brooks
“ Toni Collete is a great actress. You may or may not like this movie, but many people do. ” - shaun_d_000
 
27.
Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother... (103 mins.)
Director: Kate Woods
“ Classic coming of age drama. ” - shaun_d_000
 
28.
The Castle (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion. (85 mins.)
Director: Rob Sitch
“ The Australian dream, dramafied. An iconic Australian classic. ” - shaun_d_000
 
29.
Lantana (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney. (121 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
“ Magnolia-like. Anthony Lapaglia stars. ” - shaun_d_000
 
30.
Animal Kingdom (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. (113 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
“ The dynamics of a fictional but factually based criminal family are explored in this intriguing drama. If you know much about the history of crime in Australia and you know of the family this is based on, you will be especially likely to enjoy this, but its still easy to enjoy anyway. ” - shaun_d_000
 
31.
Ten Canoes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land... (90 mins.)
“ There are very very very few people in the world that will be able to understand this movie without subtitles, and I very much doubt that many of those people would be watching many movies. This is a movie spoken entirely in an almost forgotten Australian Aboriginal dialect, set before white colonization. Directed by Rolf De Heer who directed number 1 and 2 of this list.

Just a warning, the storytelling method in this movie is fairly unconventional. ” - shaun_d_000
 
32.
Alexandra's Project (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A regular suburban family man comes home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played... (103 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
“ Another Rolf De Heer film, (who directed the above, and no.1 and 2 of this list.). This one is set in a far more contemporary setting, though the story is not that of the everyday.

This movie isn't for everyone, but I definitely recommend it for those who enjoy stories that aren't entirely conventional. ” - shaun_d_000
 
33.
The Shiralee (1987 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke... (180 mins.)
Director: George Ogilvie
“ Bryan Brown stars in this incredibly sentimental (I usually consider that a bad thing - but in this it works well) movie about a country man and his relationship with his daughter as they move about through the outback. Bryan Brown is great as always in this. ” - shaun_d_000
 
34.
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl... (103 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
“ Considered by many to be the best Australian film since its release. ” - shaun_d_000
 
35.
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school. (103 mins.)
Director: Cathy Randall
“ A coming of age story about a young Jewish girl, her family and her friends in Adelaide. This movie's light hearted and funny enough to be fun and can probably be enjoyed by almost anyone but the most cynical. ” - shaun_d_000
 
36.
Wolf Creek (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
“ A movie based on real murders. Worth investigating the true stories after watching this.

These murders are a major part of Australian crime lore. ” - shaun_d_000
 
37.
Long Weekend (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood. (97 mins.)
Director: Colin Eggleston
“ An ozexploitation film that is actually a very decent film in the conventional sense. ” - shaun_d_000
 
38.
Road Games (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway. (101 mins.)
“ Great ozploitation movie with some great unique killings. Jamie Lee Curtis stars as a scared American driving through the outback, while some psycho tries to kill her. ” - shaun_d_000
 
39.
Gallipoli (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Classic Aus war movie about an incredibly popular and important battle in Australia's past. Gallipoli is set during The Great War, and I think this is Mel Gibson's first major appearance in a feature film. ” - shaun_d_000
 
40.
The Proposition (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother. (104 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ Great movie. Script written by Australian alt music icon and goth legend Nick Cave. ” - shaun_d_000
 
41.
Razorback (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed... (95 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ Ozploitation. A crazy wild pig goes nuts in the outback and starts killing absolutely everyone. This one's highly entertaining. ” - shaun_d_000
 
42.
The Loved Ones (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. (84 mins.)
Director: Sean Byrne
“ A unique horror. Definitely worth a watch. ” - shaun_d_000
 
43.
Bliss (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother... (112 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
 
44.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ The Road Warrior AKA Mad Max 2 ” - shaun_d_000
 
45.
Happy Feet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! (108 mins.)
“ The most expensive Australian movie ever made at its release. Happy feet is probably the best 3D animation film to come out of Australia so far. ” - shaun_d_000
 
46.
Breaker Morant (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Another classic movie.

Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant (9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the nickname "The Breaker"

-- From Wikipedia. ” - shaun_d_000
 
47.
Stone (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s. (103 mins.)
Director: Sandy Harbutt
“ Classic ozploitation about a group of vulgar, crazy and violent bikers that travel through the outback and fight with rival bikers. This one is definitely worth watching if you are into exploitation films and even if you aren't. ” - shaun_d_000
 
48.
The Wiggles Movie (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular. (83 mins.)
Director: Dean Covell
“ lol. ” - shaun_d_000
 
49.
Two Hands (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs... (103 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
“ Many people love this crime flick. The thing that saves this movie is its two main male characters, Bryan Brown and Heath Ledger, as well as Rose Byrne. ” - shaun_d_000
 
50.
The Boys (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault... (86 mins.)
Director: Rowan Woods
“ Drama that's definitely worth watching. ” - shaun_d_000
 
51.
Somersault (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love. (106 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
“ Interesting drama. Prob doesn't really deserve to be on the list as its not a very acknowledged film, but its still a good movie. ” - shaun_d_000
 
52.
Little Fish (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal. (114 mins.)
Director: Rowan Woods
“ About an addict. ” - shaun_d_000
 
53.
Turkey Shoot (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society. (93 mins.)
“ Classic ozploitation. A very important and well known exploitation film from Australia. ” - shaun_d_000
 
54.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ I don't really like this movie, but I'm sure many people would consider it among the best Australian movies so I feel obliged to add it to this list. The cast are almost all non-Australian. ” - shaun_d_000
 
55.
Noise (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The community reels after an incident on a suburban train. A young cop, beset with doubt and afflicted with tinnitus... (108 mins.)
Director: Matthew Saville
 
56.
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A mother whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in the Australian outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ About the woman who made the phrase 'A dingo's got my baby' famous.
Its also a movie about the powerful ability of the Media to distort objectivity and truth and how the judicial system can be so very dysfunctional. ” - shaun_d_000
 
57.
Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s. (102 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
“ Ozploitation to the max. If you like exploitation and especially ozploitation, watch this.

Three great actors in this that make it worth watching alone; American Dennis Hopper, and two of Australia's finest in Jack Thompson and David Gulpilil. ” - shaun_d_000
 
58.
Patrick (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own. (112 mins.)
“ Along with the other Ozploitation films listed, this, and especially this, was an influential movie for Q. Tarantino. (Apparently). ” - shaun_d_000
 
59.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Another Peter Weir classic. Nowhere near as good as Picnic at Hanging Rock, but still a good movie. ” - shaun_d_000
 
60.
The Last Wave (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ And yet another Peter Weir classic. ” - shaun_d_000
 
61.
Romulus, My Father (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son. (104 mins.)
“ This movies much loved, though I think its slightly overrated. ” - shaun_d_000
 
62.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
“ Documentary about the influx in creation of exploitation films in Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s. Starring notable Australian cinema personalities as well as commentary by Quentin Tarantino. ” - shaun_d_000
 
63.
Jindabyne (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated... (123 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
 
64.
Candy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair. (116 mins.)
Director: Neil Armfield
“ The story of two drug addicts in love. What makes this movie better than Requiem for a Dream is that it doesn't preach to the viewer about the dangers of drugs, but rather investigates a drug fueled relationship unpretentiously. Geoffry Rush, Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish (who's really hot in this) make this movie what it is. ” - shaun_d_000
 
65.
Malcolm (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank... (90 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
“ Funny and quirky. ” - shaun_d_000
 
66.
Dead End Drive-In (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music. (88 mins.)
“ Ozploitation horror. ” - shaun_d_000
 
67.
Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest... (101 mins.)
Director: Charles Chauvel
“ Mainly for historical significance. A major landmark in Australian cinema and the first Australian feature from my knowledge to feature an Aborigine in a leading role. ” - shaun_d_000
 
68.
Dragon Flies (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
“ Ozploitation martial arts fun! ” - shaun_d_000
 
69.
Howling III (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one... (94 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
“ The Howling III: The Marsupials. Ozploitation at its finest. ” - shaun_d_000
 
70.
Stunt Rock (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Australian stuntman Grant Page goes to Los Angeles to work on a television series. He uses his spare time to lend his expertise to rock band Sorcery... (86 mins.)
“ Over the top ozploitation ” - shaun_d_000
 
71.
BMX Bandits (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies. (88 mins.)
“ Ridiculous Ozploitation, starring a young Nicole Kidman! ” - shaun_d_000
 
72.
Inn of the Damned (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry check in, but never check out. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
“ Horror. ” - shaun_d_000
 
73.
World of Sexual Fantasy (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Bruce
“ Classic Oz-sexploitation. ” - shaun_d_000
 
74.
Saw (2003 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival. (9 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ The original short film that the feature length Australian-American co-production was based on. I only included this one instead of the feature length because the latter isn't strictly an Australian production. ” - shaun_d_000
 
75.
Thirst (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them. (93 mins.)
Director: Rod Hardy
“ Ozploitation horror. ” - shaun_d_000
 
76.
Look Both Ways (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together. (100 mins.)
Director: Sarah Watt
“ Sort of romantic comedy type thing. ” - shaun_d_000
 
77.
Fantasm Comes Again (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
An intern and a professional writer at a newspaper agency read over 10 different erotic letters detailing the erotic escapes of various women for their sexual advice column. (99 mins.)
Director: Eric Ram
 
78.
Dogs in Space (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl... (103 mins.)
“ Cult classic. Won't be to everyone's taste. Features INXS front man Michel Hutchence. ” - shaun_d_000
 
79.
Better Than Sex (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want. (95 mins.)
“ Romantic comedy type thing again. ” - shaun_d_000
 
80.
Dying Breed (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger... (92 mins.)
Director: Jody Dwyer
“ Actually a pretty bad horror movie, but I wanted to take this list to an even 80 titles and this movie's set in my home state and implies that we are all crazy inbreds so I thought I'd put this in.

I'd still recommend giving this movie a watch if you like silly bad horror, especially if your interested in bad Australian horror. ” - shaun_d_000