Aussie films seen

Aussie films I've watched July 2010 onwards, both for the 1st time and not.
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1.
Balibo (2009)
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War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
 
2.
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ an Australian classic. dark comedy ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
3.
Samson & Delilah (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy... (100 mins.)
 
4.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
5.
Sister Kenny (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims. (116 mins.)
Director: Dudley Nichols
 
6.
Travelling North (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After their late-life marriage, a middle-aged Australian couple move to the countryside. Their life and tempestuous marriage is detailed. (96 mins.)
Director: Carl Schultz
 
7.
Celia (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia. (102 mins.)
Director: Ann Turner
 
8.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ another Australian classic ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
9.
Dating the Enemy (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A couple wake up one morning to find they have now switched bodies. (97 mins.)
 
10.
Big Mamma's Boy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
An Italian man's experience of life, romance and trying to move out of his mother's house to establish his independence.
“ a film about an adult Italian boy still living with his parents who has a choice between dating the woman he has long had a crush on & the woman his mother wants to set him up with. ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
11.
The Wog Boy (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe... (92 mins.)
Director: Aleksi Vellis
 
12.
The Night, the Prowler (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The Night The Prowler, is about the dark side of suburban middle-class urban culture and family relations... (90 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
13.
Oyster Farmer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers. (91 mins.)
Director: Anna Reeves
 
14.
The Big Steal (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar. (99 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
15.
The Black Balloon (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother? (97 mins.)
Director: Elissa Down
 
16.
Monkey Grip (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business. (99 mins.)
Director: Ken Cameron
 
17.
The Roly Poly Man (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dirk Trent is small time PI that stumbles onto a peculiar murder when investigating a cheating husband. (94 mins.)
Director: Bill Young
“ a film about a private investigation into a suspected murder. mysterious things then occur due to head injuries, & they are determined to find out why & how it links to the case ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
18.
Age of Consent (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades... (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
19.
The Eternity Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(63 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
“ true story about a Sydney man by the name of Arthur Stace (a reformed alcoholic & a Christian) who went around Sydney with a chalk writing the word Eternity ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
20.
Puberty Blues (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney. (87 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Both this film & the TV series are based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Gabrielle Carey & Kathy Lette, that of which is based on real events in their lives ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
21.
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A man is murdered in 19th century Melbourne. The investigation uncovers a trail of secrets and scandal. (100 mins.)
Director: Shawn Seet
“ based on the mystery novel by Fergus Hume ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
22.
Bush Christmas (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In the Australian outback a family struggles to keep its farm from foreclosure. Their only hope is that their horse... (91 mins.)
Director: Henri Safran
 
23.
Wake in Fright (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ Not for animal lovers, especially kangaroos ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
24.
Shine (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
25.
Swimming Upstream (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton. (114 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
26.
Robbery Under Arms (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood... (141 mins.)
 
27.
Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s. (102 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
 
28.
Bran Nue Dae (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing... (85 mins.)
Director: Rachel Perkins
 
29.
Bliss (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
30.
The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
31.
Gallipoli (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ In its genre (war), an Australian classic film ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
32.
Babe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
“ It is never stated where it's set in, but it's both an American & Australian take on the children's novel The Sheep-Pig set in rural England ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
33.
The Castle (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ The simple script is what makes this film. also the story of small people taking on the big, over land rights ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
34.
Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ Based on the 1992 novel by Melina Marchetta ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
35.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Australian Outback adventurer Mick "Crocodile" Dundee travels to Los Angeles with his young son while his longtime companion suspects foul play at a movie studio. (92 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
36.
Japanese Story (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman... (110 mins.)
Director: Sue Brooks
 
37.
Little Fish (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
38.
Fat Pizza (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Fenech
“ Based on the TV show of the same name ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
39.
The Combination (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Set in the multi-racial suburbs of Sydney, Lebanese-Australian John is released from goal to find his younger brother Charlie caught in the very same world of crime that put him behind bars. (96 mins.)
Director: David Field
 
40.
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration... (98 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
41.
Emerald City (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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
“ adapted from the play of the same name. a struggling (but once successful) screenwriter uses a hack writer (at first unknown to him) to help him with a screenplay he's writing. also deals with racism as his wife struggles to get an Aboriginal woman's novel published because of the colour of her skin ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
42.
Lucky Miles (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Three mismatched blokes are stranded in the Australian desert. (105 mins.)
 
43.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ another Australian classic ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
44.
The Eye of the Storm (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die. (114 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
45.
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A former criminal lawyer is getting his life back together and now spends his days as a part-time investigator... (90 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Walker
“ adapted from one of four Jack Irish novels by Peter Temple. other Jack Irish novels include Black Tide, Dead Point & White Dog ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
46.
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered... (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Walker
 
47.
Summerfield (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax. (95 mins.)
Director: Ken Hannam
 
48.
The Mango Tree (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jamie is a young man growing up in the small Australian town of Bundaberg during the early 1940's. Jamie loves his tranquil life... (93 mins.)
 
49.
Lilian's Story (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually... (94 mins.)
 
50.
Road Games (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway. (101 mins.)
 
51.
Windrider (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops... (92 mins.)
Director: Vincent Monton
 
52.
Malcolm (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
53.
The Broken Shore (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An evocative crime thriller that captures the chilling action and sharp wit of Peter Temple's acclaimed novel The Broken Shore... (103 mins.)
Director: Rowan Woods
“ based on the 2005 novel by Peter Temple ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
54.
Dogs in Space (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl... (103 mins.)
“ fictional story (Michael's character is based on Sam Sejavka & Nique's exploits based on the director's however). both set & filmed in an area in Melbourne known as the "little band scene" & features some real bands from it ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
55.
Felicity (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
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
“ This is about a young girl who wishes to explore sexual pleasures/desires. She's inspired by such novels like Emmanuelle, Histoire d'O. At boarding school, she receives notice that her father's arranged a trip for her to Hong Kong, staying with her sister & her partner. Whilst there she meets Me Ling who introduces her to new sexual pleasures around. Also in Hong Kong she begins a relationship & falls in love with him soon after. The film reminds me of Emmanuelle, but it is softcore ” - kmwiac-684-91262
 
56.
Shame (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Asta Cadell, a lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday, stops in a small Western... (94 mins.)
Director: Steve Jodrell
 
57.
Dead Calm (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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