Australian Movies

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1.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
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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
 
2.
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
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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
 
3.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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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
 
4.
Somersault (2004)
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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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Tim (1979)
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A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Pate
 
8.
Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
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A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate. (76 mins.)
 
9.
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
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In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel... (132 mins.)
 
10.
The Crossing (1990)
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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left... (92 mins.)
Director: George Ogilvie
 
11.
Love Serenade (1996)
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station... (101 mins.)
Director: Shirley Barrett
 
12.
Lantana (2001)
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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
 
13.
Shine (1996)
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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
 
14.
Bootmen (2000)
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Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape. (95 mins.)
Director: Dein Perry
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
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
 
18.
Australia (2008)
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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. (165 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
19.
Dead Calm (1989)
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After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship. (96 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
20.
Macbeth (2006)
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A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne. (109 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
 
21.
Romulus, My Father (2007)
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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.)
 
22.
Mary and Max (2009)
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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
 
23.
Japanese Story (2003)
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Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman... (110 mins.)
Director: Sue Brooks
 
24.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
25.
Rogue (2007)
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An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg McLean
 
26.
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
 
27.
Closed for Winter (2009)
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Tells the story of a woman's journey to overcome the events of the past and to find a way to move on. It is a story of dark secrets and the power of and celebration of letting go. (85 mins.)
Director: James Bogle
 
28.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
29.
Flirting (1991)
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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop... (99 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
30.
Sleeper (2010 Short Film)
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Follows a young fundamentalist as she readies herself for the ultimate sacrifice. Aiming to explore fundamentalism as a cross-cultural phenomenon, Sleeper zeroes in on Christian rhetoric as fuel for atrocities in the homeland. (7 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Aponte
 
31.
A Matter of Life (2001 Short Film)
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A comic tale of the great lengths a passionate gardener will go to in order to save his dying plant. (7 mins.)
 
32.
Blue Poles (2004 Short Film)
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A young woman struggles within herself during a time of "coming of age". She is split between commitments/responsibilities, desires and trying to make sense if it all. (16 mins.)
Director: Darcy Yuille
 
33.
A Fairytale of the City (2006 Short Film)
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A Fairytale of the City explores both the light and dark shades of human experience. You will be taken on the journey of a raw... (12 mins.)
Director: Vanessa Caswill
 
34.
Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien (1999)
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A young girl obsessed with watching the heavens takes a bet with the bully of the 12 year old set that... (90 mins.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
Donkey in Lahore (2008 Documentary)
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An Australia puppeteer falls for a beautiful Muslim girl during his stay in Pakistan. (117 mins.)