Australian LGBT and gay interest movies

A list of LGBT and gay interest films from Australia.

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1.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ A wonderfully nutty movie exploring life, love, fatherhood, and most of all friendship and loyalty as three very different drag queens travel in the remote Australian Outback. A movie that didn't follow trends or conventions, but start new ones. 8/10 ” - ausrick
 
2.
The Sum of Us (1994)
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right." (100 mins.)
“ A simple, authentic Australian story about unconditional family love and loyalty. Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe are perfect in roles that blow away any hint of stereotypes. Originally a stage play (which I saw years ago), the narration to camera can take some getting used to, but well worth the effort. 7/10 ” - ausrick
 
3.
Head On (1998)
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A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters. (104 mins.)
Director: Ana Kokkinos
“ A hard-edged, fast-paced drama where Alex Dimitriades is Ari, a nihilistic young Greek-Australian on a wild binge. The story depicts the tortured struggle between his burgeoning sexuality and the rigid expectations of his Greek culture. 7/10 ” - ausrick
 
4.
Newcastle (2008)
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Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Dan Castle
 
5.
Tan Lines (2005)
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From the sun-drenched beaches of Australia comes this sexy coming-of-age romance. Cute teen Midget Hollow... (96 mins.)
Director: Ed
 
6.
Monster Pies (2013)
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Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of. (85 mins.)
Director: Lee Galea
“ There was a lot squeezed into this small budget movie resulting in a fairly disjointed and random result. There's some wonderful moments between the two lead characters that are worth finding in the confusion. 4/10 ” - ausrick
 
7.
Violet's Visit (1997)
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Violet, a fiesty 15 year-old who prefers the nickname "Scooter" , decides to run away from her boring... (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Turner
 
8.
Strange Bedfellows (2004)
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Two 'very straight' old timers have to learn how to pass as a loving gay couple after falsely claiming same-sex status to take advantage of newly legislated tax laws. (100 mins.)
Director: Dean Murphy
 
9.
2:37 (2006)
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At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students. (95 mins.)
 
10.
Proof (1991)
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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.)
 
11.
The Devil's Playground (1976)
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
12.
Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)
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Prison gangs clash in a high-tech security jail where there are no rules. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
13.
Flynn (1993)
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A biographical movie on the film star's early life before Hollywood fame. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Howson
 
14.
Walking on Water (2002)
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After the death of a friend, a household of long time friends and family are tossed into the myopic world of grief, where jealousy, betrayal and desire override more polite reactions to death. (90 mins.)
Director: Tony Ayres
 
15.
Stir (1980)
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Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons. (101 mins.)
Director: Stephen Wallace
 
16.
Strange Fits of Passion (1999)
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"Strange Fits of Passion" is the hilarious tale of a sexually-curious, romantically-frustrated bookstore clerk on a mission to lose her virginity... (84 mins.)
Director: Elise McCredie
 
17.
The Everlasting Secret Family (1988)
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A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The... (94 mins.)
 
18.
The Bridge (2006 Short Film)
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A gay Australian man reflects on the immigration problems of his young Russian boyfriend. (8 mins.)
“ In September 2011 this 8 minute short was available on youTube http://youtu.be/l41bytfkkYs ” - ausrick
 
19.
Witches, Faggots, Dykes and Poofters (1980 Documentary)
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In 1978 the police attacked demonstrators at the Sydney (Australia) Mardi Gras celebrations. This film details the communities response. (45 mins.)
Director: Digby Duncan
 
20.
Feed Them to the Cannibals! (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about the history of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a great event happening once a year in Sydney, Australia, a celebration of gay sexuality. (63 mins.)
 
21.
Oranges (2004 Short Film)
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Two boys are talking after a bicycle accident. The older is bragging about his experience with girls, but is that just a boast? (12 mins.)
Director: Kristian Pithie