Australian Cinemaby Sublevel4 | created - 08 Feb 2013 | updated - 2 days ago | Public
A list of all the films from Australia I have seen. As always, recommendations are welcome.
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1. Walkabout (1971)
GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
2. Wake in Fright (1971)
R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 7,194 | Gross: $0.05M
3. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery
During a rural summer 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.
Votes: 27,687 | Gross: $0.23M
4. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.
6. Fantasm Comes Again (1977)
X | 99 min | Comedy
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.
8. Felicity (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »
11. The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Votes: 145,811 | Gross: $12.47M
12. The Man from Snowy River (1982)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.
Votes: 6,651 | Gross: $20.66M
13. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.
Votes: 16,846 | Gross: $10.28M
14. Razorback (1984)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,359 | Gross: $0.15M
15. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 110,925 | Gross: $36.20M
16. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »
17. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Votes: 80,602 | Gross: $174.64M
18. Sky Pirates (1986)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a top-secret extraterrestrial key. They get lost in a supernatural ... See full summary »
19. Malcolm (1986)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,646 | Gross: $0.54M
21. Young Einstein (1988)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, History
Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,691 | Gross: $11.54M
22. Dead Calm (1989)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.
Votes: 31,878 | Gross: $7.83M
23. Quigley Down Under (1990)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.
Votes: 16,460 | Gross: $21.41M
24. Sirens (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.
Votes: 8,773 | Gross: $7.77M
25. Lightning Jack (1994)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Western
Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,614 | Gross: $16.82M
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 40,136 | Gross: $11.22M
27. McLeod's Daughters (1996 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama, Western
Following the death of her mother, Tess Silverman travels to Drover's Run, the farm where she spent the first few years of her life. Drover's is a rural cattle property in South Australia, ... See full summary »
29. Two Hands (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »
30. The Castle (1997)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 12,920 | Gross: $0.86M
32. Chopper (2000)
Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 33,194 | Gross: $0.23M
33. The Man Who Sued God (2001)
97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance ... See full summary »
34. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 21,090 | Gross: $25.64M
35. The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Crocodile Hunter mistakes some CIA agents for poachers and sets out to stop them from capturing a wily croc which, unbeknownst to him, has swallowed a tracking drone.
Votes: 5,884 | Gross: $28.40M
36. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Votes: 24,796 | Gross: $6.17M
37. The Nugget (2002)
R | 97 min | Comedy
'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.
38. Alexandra's Project (2003)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A regular suburban family man comes home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played...
39. Japanese Story (2003)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,855 | Gross: $0.65M
40. Kangaroo Jack (2003)
PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.
Votes: 25,400 | Gross: $66.93M
43. Wolf Creek (2005)
R | 99 min | Horror
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.
Votes: 60,136 | Gross: $16.19M
44. Last Train to Freo (2006)
89 min | Drama, Thriller
Two thugs from the Perth suburb of Midland catch the last train to Fremantle. When a young woman boards the train a few stops later, they begin talking and find out not everyone on the train is who they seem to be.
45. Rogue (2007)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.
Votes: 23,633 | Gross: $0.01M
50. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
52. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
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.
53. Beautiful Kate (2009)
R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery
A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »
54. Love the Beast (2009)
R | 92 min | Documentary, Sport
What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you ... See full summary »
57. Matching Jack (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
58. Burning Man (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.
59. Sanctum (2011)
R | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.
Votes: 49,500 | Gross: $23.07M
60. Griff the Invisible (2010)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.
62. Water Rats (1996–2001)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years ... See full summary »
63. Rake (2010– )
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.
66. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.
68. Jindabyne (2006)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,974 | Gross: $0.40M
69. Breaker Morant (1980)
PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Votes: 10,727 | Gross: $7.14M
70. Look Both Ways (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.
Votes: 2,841 | Gross: $0.10M
71. East of Everything (2008– )
60 min | Drama
2 brothers who are always at odds are forced by their just-deceased mothers' strange will to work together and rescue her deteriorating backpack hostel called 'far out east'. A small town, ... See full summary »
72. Summer City (1977)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller
The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.
73. Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014 TV Movie)
83 min | Crime, Drama
When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers.
74. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 49,085 | Gross: $1.04M
77. Kenny (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy
From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in ... See full summary »
78. Gettin' Square (2003)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »
79. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »
80. The Silver Brumby (1993)
G | 93 min | Drama, Family
A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it.
89 min | Comedy
Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.
85. Australia (2008)
PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 108,920 | Gross: $49.55M
88. Candy (2006)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance
A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
Votes: 38,642 | Gross: $0.04M
89. The Rover (2014)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.
Votes: 37,496 | Gross: $1.11M
90. Dear Claudia (1999)
92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
A romantic comedy about a lonely postman, a desperate hitchhiker, a gifted sculptor, an infatuated pilot, a blind a sailor, a street kid, a mistress, a miner, a butcher, two thieves and a ... See full summary »
93. Hurricane Smith (1992)
R | 86 min | Action, Drama
An oil-field worker from Texas journeys to Australia to look for his missing sister, and his search winds up getting him involved with a violent drug-smuggling gang.
94. Broken Hill (2009)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Music
A sheep-rancher's son aspires to win a music conservatory scholarship, but to apply he needs musicians who can play his music. Circumstances lead him to form a band out of prison inmates.
Votes: 575 | Gross: $0.05M
95. The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.
97. Red Dog (2011)
PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
98. Romulus, My Father (2007)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,847 | Gross: $0.00M
100. These Final Hours (2013)
R | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.