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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
 
2.
Love's Brother (2004)
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Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince... (103 mins.)
Director: Jan Sardi
 
3.
Tom White (2004)
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An architect experiences a mental breakdown with life-changing results. (106 mins.)
 
4.
One Perfect Day (2004)
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Tommy Matisse, a gifted musician, undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene. (106 mins.)
Director: Paul Currie
 
5.
A Cold Summer (2003)
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(83 mins.)
 
6.
The Finished People (2003)
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Three young men endure an impoverished existence in Southwest Sydney, Australia. Van is a homeless young man...
Director: Khoa Do
 
7.
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
 
8.
Alexandra's Project (2003)
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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
 
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.
The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
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An exuberant, sharply satirical comedy about two parentally neglected teenagers who find the courage to believe in themselves (89 mins.)
Director: Tony McNamara
 
11.
Ned Kelly (2003)
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An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known. (110 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
 
12.
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
 
13.
Beneath Clouds (2002)
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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a... (90 mins.)
Director: Ivan Sen
 
14.
The Tracker (2002)
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It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman... (90 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
 
15.
Swimming Upstream (2003)
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The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton. (114 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
16.
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
 
17.
The New Girlfriend (1999)
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A mother tracks down the woman responsible for her home being invaded and her son molested. (83 mins.)
Director: Julie Money
 
18.
The Bank (2001)
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The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
 
19.
The Dish (2000)
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A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing. (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Sitch
 
20.
Mullet (2001)
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A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts... (89 mins.)
Director: David Caesar
 
21.
Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
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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
 
22.
Better Than Sex (2000)
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After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want. (95 mins.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
15 Amore (1998)
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Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother... (92 mins.)
Director: Maurice Murphy
 
25.
Innocence (2000)
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After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers... (94 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
26.
Kick (1999)
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A champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a ballet dancer, having spent 11 years in ballet school... (92 mins.)
Director: Lynda Heys
 
27.
My Mother Frank (2000)
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When a meddlesome mother enrolls in university with her son, old and new worlds collide with awesome consequences. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Lamprell
 
28.
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
 
29.
Praise (1998)
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An unfocused twentysomething (Peter Fenton) moves in with a former co-worker (Sacha Holder), who is... (98 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
30.
Siam Sunset (1999)
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A British design executive, who seemingly has everything going for him has his life totally changed... (91 mins.)
Director: John Polson
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
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
 
33.
In a Savage Land (1999)
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Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II. (115 mins.)
Director: Bill Bennett
 
34.
Paperback Hero (1999)
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Jack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist... (96 mins.)
Director: Anthony Bowman
 
35.
The Interview (1998)
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A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted. (104 mins.)
Director: Craig Monahan
 
36.
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
 
37.
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
 
38.
In the Winter Dark (1998)
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A mysterious creature is killing a farmer's livestock. (92 mins.)
Director: James Bogle
 
39.
Radiance (1998)
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With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister... (83 mins.)
Director: Rachel Perkins
 
40.
Amy (1997)
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Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this... (104 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
41.
Kiss or Kill (1997)
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After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters. (96 mins.)
Director: Bill Bennett
 
42.
Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
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Following a passion for country music, Ralph leaves his father's sheep farm in a remote Australian town... (95 mins.)
Director: Chris Kennedy
 
43.
The Well (1997)
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Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis... (101 mins.)
Director: Samantha Lang
 
44.
The Castle (1997)
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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
 
45.
Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
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The romantic myth is exposed for Guy when he is plagued by memories of an old girlfriend on his wedding day. (91 mins.)
Director: Cherie Nowlan
 
46.
Children of the Revolution (1996)
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that... (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Duncan
 
47.
Cosi (1996)
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Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a... (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Joffe
 
48.
Lilian's Story (1996)
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For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually... (94 mins.)
 
49.
Brilliant Lies (1996)
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Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands... (94 mins.)
 
50.
Floating Life (1996)
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An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career... (96 mins.)
Director: Clara Law
 
51.
What I Have Written (1996)
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Sorel hears her husband , is in the hospital,has written a novel from Jeremy.It is so surprised that suggests his husband has affairs with a woman through mail. But all seems no true after her reading the material reconfigured by Jeremy.
Director: John Hughes
 
52.
Dead Heart (1996)
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A no holds barred look into the gaping divisions which exist within an Aboriginal settlement in outback Australia. These separations split the inhabitants, straining relationships until something has to give. (104 mins.)
Director: Nick Parsons
 
53.
Dating the Enemy (1996)
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A couple wake up one morning to find they have now switched bodies. (97 mins.)
 
54.
Life (1996)
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(85 mins.)
 
55.
River Street (1996)
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Ben, an arrogant, hustling property developer is wrongly arrested and things from bad to worse when he accidentally punches a policeman at the station... (90 mins.)
Director: Tony Mahood
 
56.
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.)
 
57.
My Entire Life (1996)
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All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl... (112 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
58.
Angel Baby (1995)
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Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall passionately in love. Ahead of them lies the inevitable road to disaster - one they share to the end. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Rymer
 
59.
All Men Are Liars (1995)
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Mick's father, Barry, sells the family piano, causing Mick's mother, Irene to leave. In order to raise enough money to buy the piano back... (91 mins.)
Director: Gerard Lee
 
60.
Hotel Sorrento (1995)
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Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg... (112 mins.)
 
61.
Metal Skin (1994)
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Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey... (115 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
 
62.
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
 
63.
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
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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
 
64.
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.)
 
65.
Country Life (1994)
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Adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920's. Jack Dickens and his niece... (118 mins.)
 
66.
Sirens (1993)
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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him. (98 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
67.
Everynight... Everynight (1994)
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(92 mins.)
 
68.
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
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Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years... (109 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
69.
The Heartbreak Kid (1993)
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Michael Jenkins' movie "The Heartbreak Kid" centres on the coming of age relationship between a teacher (Claudia Karvin)... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Jenkins
 
70.
On My Own (1991)
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Simon Henderson is at boarding school in Canada while his father works in Hong Kong, and his mother lives in England... (92 mins.)
Director: Antonio Tibaldi
 
71.
The Custodian (1993)
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A police detective decides to expose the pervasive corruption that permeates his department. (109 mins.)
Director: John Dingwall
 
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The Nostradamus Kid (1993)
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Ken Elkin is a randy young man who is told that the world is about to end. In a race against time, there's only one goal he wants to accomplish: bedding the love of his life, who just happens to be the local pastor's daughter. (120 mins.)
Director: Bob Ellis
 
74.
Black Robe (1991)
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter. (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
75.
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
 
76.
The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)
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Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter... (93 mins.)
 
77.
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.)
 
78.
Dingo (1991)
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Traces the pilgrimage of John Anderson, an average guy with a passion for jazz, from his home in outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris... (109 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
 
79.
A Woman's Tale (1991)
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Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant... (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
80.
The Efficiency Expert (1992)
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An expert on productivity shows wacky workers in 1966 Australia how to run their moccasin factory like clockwork, despite laying off more than half the workforce. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Joffe
 
81.
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
 
82.
Father (1990)
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On a TV tabloid show, Iya Zetnick exposes Joe Mueller as the Nazi war criminal who killed her family... (100 mins.)
Director: John Power
 
83.
The Big Steal (1990)
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To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar. (99 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
84.
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
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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
 
85.
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
 
86.
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
 
87.
Sweetie (1989)
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An introspective young woman's life is upturned by the arrival of her maladjusted sister. (97 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
88.
Georgia (1988)
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A young woman investigates the death of her mother, who drowned when her daughter was still a baby. The question is: was it murder... (93 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewin
 
89.
Emerald City (1988)
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A couple move to Sydney from a small town, and soon become lured by the bright lights of the big city... (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Jenkins
 
90.
The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)
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Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
91.
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
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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
 
92.
High Tide (1987)
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Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour... (101 mins.)
 
93.
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
 
94.
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
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Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community. (98 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
95.
Kangaroo (1987)
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A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
96.
Cactus (1986)
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A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other. Is sight the only way to see the world? (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
97.
Bliss (1985)
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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
 
98.
A Test of Love (1984)
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In the 1970s, Jessica Hathaway (Angela Punch McGregor) joins the staff of Brentwood Hospital, a government... (96 mins.)
Director: Gil Brealey
 
99.
My First Wife (1984)
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The film follows the dissolution of John and Helen's marriage and the aftermath. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
100.
Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
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His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lila and Uncle George. When he's six or eight... (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Schultz