Ozploitation archive - New Wave Aussie cinema from the 70's & 80's

An archive of Australia's exploitation films from the Australian New Wave era, otherwise known as Ozploitation thanks to one the best documentaries ever made Not Quite Hollywood - for more info: Wiki - Ozploitation

Note: this list isn't in any particular order and is by no means complete, suggestions welcome! When I get a chance to watch as many as I can I'll make up a 'best of' list.
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1.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008 Documentary)
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The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
“ One of the best documentaries I've ever seen!! I've always been into Aussie movies but I had no idea that most of these even existed. Even if it is mostly just about Aussie film's, it feels like a great expose of the deviant side of Aussie culture in the 70's and 80's... ockers, boobs, guns and cars. I guarantee you that you'll be instantly sucked in and if you're like me it might just inspire you to check out exploitation films of all genres. Check it out, fkn yea! ” - jrdatak
 
2.
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
 
3.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
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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
 
4.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen. (107 mins.)
 
5.
Dead End Drive-In (1986)
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In the near future, a teenage couple is 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.)
 
6.
The Chain Reaction (1980)
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An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility... (92 mins.)
Director: Ian Barry
 
7.
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
 
8.
Fair Game (1986)
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A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters... (90 mins.)
 
9.
Long Weekend (1978)
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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
 
10.
Dragon Flies (1975)
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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.)
 
11.
Turkey Shoot (1982)
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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.)
 
12.
Patrick (1978)
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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own. (112 mins.)
 
13.
Razorback (1984)
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A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed... (95 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
14.
Howling III (1987)
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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
 
15.
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
 
16.
Road Games (1981)
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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.)
 
17.
Dark Age (1987)
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In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile... (91 mins.)
Director: Arch Nicholson
 
18.
Stone (1974)
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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
 
19.
Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s. (102 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
 
20.
Midnite Spares (1983)
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After discovering that a group of car thieves may have something to do with his father's untimely death, Steve pursues the criminals and attempts to capture them as well as prove his prowess as a racecar driver. (87 mins.)
Director: Quentin Masters
 
21.
Death Cheaters (1976)
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Two best friends, Vietnam War veterans turned stunt men, are sent as spies to the Philippines on a top secret mission for the Australian government. (93 mins.)
 
22.
Thirst (1979)
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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
 
23.
BMX Bandits (1983)
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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.)
 
24.
Age of Consent (1969)
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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades... (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
25.
The Naked Bunyip (1970 Documentary)
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A shy young man is hired by an ad agency to conduct a survey on sex in Australia. The somewhat clueless young man investigates homosexuality... (136 mins.)
Director: John B. Murray
 
26.
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will. (114 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
27.
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
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Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern... (93 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
28.
The Sex Therapist (1973)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
29.
Alvin Rides Again, and Again! And Again! And Again! (1974)
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Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy. (89 mins.)
 
30.
Number 96 (1974)
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Further adventures of the Number 96 crew, on the big screen. After a devastating experience at... (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Benardos
 
31.
The Love Epidemic (1975 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
 
32.
World of Sexual Fantasy (1976)
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Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Bruce
 
33.
Fantasm Comes Again (1977)
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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
 
34.
Felicity (1978)
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Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny... (90 mins.)
Director: John D. Lamond
 
35.
End Play (1976)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
36.
Harlequin (1980)
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A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man... (95 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
37.
The F.J. Holden (1977)
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Bankstown, NSW, Australia, 1970s. Kevin and his mate Bob spend their time drinking and cruising around... (101 mins.)
 
38.
High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977)
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Two fun-loving carnival workers take a vacation with the hope of finding plenty of sex and drugs. Their "quest" is fulfilled when they encounter a dope-peddler and two exotic nightclub dancers. (89 mins.)
Director: Igor Auzins
 
39.
Houseboat Horror (1989 Video)
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A rowdy rock group are accompanied by a film crew to desolate Lake Infinity to produce a music video...
 
40.
Day of the Panther (1988)
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A martial-arts expert goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner. (84 mins.)
 
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42.
Next of Kin (1982)
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In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter. (89 mins.)
Director: Tony Williams
 
43.
Lady Stay Dead (1981)
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A Young woman is looking after her sister's house, unaware that her sister and neighbor have been murdered by their handyman who also happens to be a serial killer. (92 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
44.
Night of Fear (1972)
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(1972) Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey, Briony Behets. This is one creepy, nail-biting film. A young woman becomes lost in the woods after her horse runs off. (54 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
45.
Inn of the Damned (1975)
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A sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry check in, but never check out. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
46.
Stage Fright (1980)
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A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day... (90 mins.)
Director: John Lamond
 
47.
Pacific Banana (1981)
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The story of a pair of Australian pilots working for a small South Pacific airline. Paul, a wildly successful womanizer... (82 mins.)
Director: John D. Lamond
 
48.
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
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In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from ww-ii... (108 mins.)
Director: David Hemmings
 
49.
Plugg (1975)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
50.
Scobie Malone (1975)
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Sydney homicide detective Sergeant Scobie Malone and his offsider investigate the murder of Helga, whose corpse is found in the basement of the Sydney Opera House. (98 mins.)
Director: Terry Ohlsson
 
51.
Sidecar Racers (1975)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Earl Bellamy
 
52.
One More Minute (1979)
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Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out... (92 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
53.
Strange Behavior (1981)
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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers. (87 mins.)
 
54.
Stunt Rock (1980)
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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.)
 
55.
Dare Devils (1973 Documentary)
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(49 mins.)
 
56.
The Survivor (1981)
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A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the explosion or the crash, but 300 passengers & crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers. (87 mins.)
Director: David Hemmings
 
57.
The True Story of Eskimo Nell (1975)
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(103 mins.)
 
58.
Ned Kelly (1970)
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Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money... (100 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
59.
Eliza Fraser (1976)
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An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia. (130 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
60.
Stork (1971)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
61.
Hoodwink (1981)
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True story about a jailed bank robber who pretends he's become blind to get an early release. Cops don't believe him, but a lonely minister's wife arrives to teach him how to live with his "condition". They fall in love. Big mistake. (89 mins.)
Director: Claude Whatham
 
62.
Centrespread (1981)
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The Story of a photographer's struggle in the glamorous world of nude modeling. (82 mins.)
Director: Tony Paterson
 
63.
Brothers (1982 Video)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
64.
Bloodmoon (1990)
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A serial killer is loose at an all girl school, where he strangles girls with a piece of barbed wire. (100 mins.)
Director: Alec Mills