Aussie/N.Z. shows worth a watch

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1.
Animal Kingdom (2010)
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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
 
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Bad Taste (1987)
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
3.
Blue Murder (1995 TV Series)
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Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals... (198 mins.)
Director: Michael Jenkins
 
4.
Boy (2010)
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Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago. (87 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
5.
Bra Boys (2007 Documentary)
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A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. (90 mins.)
 
6.
Cedar Boys (2009)
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A journey into the lives of young Middle Eastern men from Sydney's outer west with dreams and desires to better themselves and fit in (100 mins.)
Director: Serhat Caradee
 
7.
Chopper (2000)
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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
 
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Dirty Deeds (2002)
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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
 
9.
Gettin' Square (2003)
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Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of... (100 mins.)
 
10.
Gallipoli (1981)
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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
 
11.
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)
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A nightmare chase through hell in a never-ending, unrequited daisy chain of desire... (107 mins.)
 
12.
Little Fish (2005)
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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
 
13.
Meet the Feebles (1989)
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Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
14.
Mad Max (1979)
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In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
15.
Mental (2012)
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A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity. (116 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
16.
Malcolm (1986)
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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
 
17.
Noise (2007)
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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
 
18.
Wake in Fright (1971)
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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
 
19.
Opal Dream (2006)
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A young girl's relationship with her imaginary friends resonates throughout her town in the Australian Outback. (85 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
 
20.
Once Were Warriors (1994)
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
21.
Pure S (1975)
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A group of Australian heroin addicts go out and try to score a hit after a friend overdoses. (85 mins.)
Director: Bert Deling
 
22.
River Queen (2005)
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand. (114 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
23.
Romper Stomper (1992)
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A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing. (94 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
 
24.
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
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Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
 
25.
Soft Fruit (1999)
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Three sisters and their ex-con brother return home to nurse their mother, who is dying of cancer. (101 mins.)
 
26.
Stickmen (2001)
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Three young men unwittingly become involved in an underground pool tournament. (98 mins.)
Director: Hamish Rothwell
 
27.
The Boys (1998)
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Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault... (86 mins.)
Director: Rowan Woods
 
28.
The Club (1980)
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Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club. (96 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
29.
Two Hands (1999)
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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
 
30.
The Hard Word (2002)
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Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time... (102 mins.)
Director: Scott Roberts
 
31.
The Craic (1999)
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Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation... (89 mins.)
Director: Ted Emery
 
32.
The Loved Ones (2009)
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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
 
33.
The Little Death (2014)
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The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. (96 mins.)
Director: Josh Lawson
 
34.
Wolf Creek (2005)
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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
 
35.
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
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The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor. (106 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
 
36.
West (2007)
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Pete & Jerry are cousins living in Sydney's Western Suburbs, where life consists of drinking, getting stoned, getting in fights and hanging out. But things change forever when Pete and Jerry both fall in love with the same girl. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Krige
 
37.
Whale Rider (2002)
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A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
 
38.
Underbelly (2008 TV Series)
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Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the... (60 mins.)
 
39.
Utu (1984)
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In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty... (118 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
40.
Walkabout (1971)
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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
 
41.
Kenny (2006)
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From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all... (99 mins.)