Australian Cinema

by 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

7.7
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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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 19,030

2. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 7,194 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 27,687 | Gross: $0.23M

4. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully

Votes: 2,878

5. World of Sexual Fantasy (1976)

90 min | Comedy

4.7
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Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: John Holmes, Uschi Digard, Candy Samples, Rene Bond

Votes: 325

6. Fantasm Comes Again (1977)

X | 99 min | Comedy

4.7
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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.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: Rick Cassidy, Con Covert, Uschi Digard, Dee Dee Levitt

Votes: 194

7. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 2,954

8. Felicity (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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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. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn, Jody Hanson

Votes: 673

9. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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67 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 165,953 | Gross: $8.75M

10. Road Games (1981)

PG | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page

Votes: 3,647

11. The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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76 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 145,811 | Gross: $12.47M

12. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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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.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 6,651 | Gross: $20.66M

13. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Bembol Roco

Votes: 16,846 | Gross: $10.28M

14. Razorback (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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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 »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 4,359 | Gross: $0.15M

15. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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80 Metascore

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.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 110,925 | Gross: $36.20M

16. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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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 »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 2,536

17. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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62 Metascore

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 80,602 | Gross: $174.64M

18. Sky Pirates (1986)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.2
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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 »

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Meredith Phillips, Max Phipps, Bill Hunter

Votes: 320

19. Malcolm (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.2
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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 »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood

Votes: 1,646 | Gross: $0.54M

20. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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41 Metascore

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 47,407 | Gross: $109.31M

21. Young Einstein (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, History

5.1
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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 »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Peewee Wilson

Votes: 7,691 | Gross: $11.54M

22. Dead Calm (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 31,878 | Gross: $7.83M

23. Quigley Down Under (1990)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

Votes: 16,460 | Gross: $21.41M

24. Sirens (1994)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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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.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson

Votes: 8,773 | Gross: $7.77M

25. Lightning Jack (1994)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Western

5.4
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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 »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Paul Hogan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Beverly D'Angelo, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 5,614 | Gross: $16.82M

26. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 40,136 | Gross: $11.22M

27. McLeod's Daughters (1996 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Western

6.7
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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 »

Director: Michael Offer | Stars: Tammy Macintosh, Kris McQuade, Mercia Deane-Johns, Simone Kessell

Votes: 224

28. The Interview (1998)

Unrated | 104 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Craig Monahan | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, Aaron Jeffery, Paul Sonkkila

Votes: 3,809

29. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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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. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

Votes: 8,787

30. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

Votes: 12,920 | Gross: $0.86M

31. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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74 Metascore

A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

Votes: 13,576 | Gross: $2.25M

32. Chopper (2000)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, Vince Colosimo, Renée Brack

Votes: 33,194 | Gross: $0.23M

33. The Man Who Sued God (2001)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes

Votes: 4,511

34. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

4.8
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 21,090 | Gross: $25.64M

35. The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: John Stainton | Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Magda Szubanski, David Wenham

Votes: 5,884 | Gross: $28.40M

36. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

Votes: 24,796 | Gross: $6.17M

37. The Nugget (2002)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.0
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'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.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Eric Bana, Stephen Curry, Dave O'Neil, Belinda Emmett

Votes: 1,473

38. Alexandra's Project (2003)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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62 Metascore

A regular suburban family man comes home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played...

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Gary Sweet, Helen Buday, Bogdan Koca, Samantha Knigge

Votes: 4,484

39. Japanese Story (2003)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

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 »

Director: Sue Brooks | Stars: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 5,855 | Gross: $0.65M

40. Kangaroo Jack (2003)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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16 Metascore

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.

Director: David McNally | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, Christopher Walken

Votes: 25,400 | Gross: $66.93M

41. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 23,091 | Gross: $0.07M

42. Fat Pizza (2003)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria.

Director: Paul Fenech | Stars: Paul Fenech, Tahir Bilgic, Rob Shehadie, Bill Bentley

Votes: 3,087

43. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror

6.3
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54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 60,136 | Gross: $16.19M

44. Last Train to Freo (2006)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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.

Director: Jeremy Sims | Stars: Steve Le Marquand, Tom Budge, Gigi Edgley, Glenn Hazeldine

Votes: 811

45. Rogue (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.2
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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.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 23,633 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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True story about Joanne Lee's partner missing presumed murdered in the Australian outback some years ago.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Bryan Brown, Joanne Froggatt, John Wood, Tom Long

Votes: 282

47. Black Water (2007)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

Directors: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki | Stars: Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda, Ben Oxenbould

Votes: 10,766

48. Long Weekend (2008)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, Star, John Brumpton

Votes: 5,034

49. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,486 | Gross: $0.02M

50. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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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

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 79,054

51. Charlie & Boots (2009)

101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

Director: Dean Murphy | Stars: Alan Powell, Paul Hogan, Morgan Griffin, Shane Jacobson

Votes: 1,220

52. Mary and Max (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Votes: 135,741

53. Beautiful Kate (2009)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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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 »

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Maeve Dermody, Rachel Griffiths, Sophie Lowe

Votes: 2,945

54. Love the Beast (2009)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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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 »

Director: Eric Bana | Stars: Eric Bana, Jeremy Clarkson, Steve Coad, Grant Denyer

Votes: 1,894

55. I Love You Too (2010)

107 min | Comedy

6.1
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A commitment-phobe and a New Ager buddy-up to win over the women of their respective dreams.

Director: Daina Reid | Stars: Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage, Yvonne Strahovski, Peter Helliar

Votes: 1,693

56. Red Hill (2010)

R | 95 min | Thriller, Western

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis, Claire van der Boom

Votes: 7,588 | Gross: $0.02M

57. Matching Jack (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Tom Russell, James Nesbitt

Votes: 910

58. Burning Man (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis

Votes: 3,301

59. Sanctum (2011)

R | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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42 Metascore

An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.

Director: Alister Grierson | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley, Christopher James Baker, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 49,500 | Gross: $23.07M

60. Griff the Invisible (2010)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: Leon Ford | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier, Patrick Brammall

Votes: 4,322

61. Last Ride (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

Director: Glendyn Ivin | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton

Votes: 2,052 | Gross: $0.01M

62. Water Rats (1996–2001)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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 »

Stars: Brett Partridge, Peter Bensley, Toni Scanlan, Jay Laga'aia

Votes: 506

63. Rake (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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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.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Russell Dykstra, Kate Box

Votes: 3,630

64. McLeod's Daughters (2001– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

7.2
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Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.

Stars: Aaron Jeffery, Rachael Carpani, Simmone Mackinnon, Bridie Carter

Votes: 3,786

65. The Strip (2008– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Police detective show set in Australia's Gold Coast (Queensland).

Stars: Aaron Jeffery, Vanessa Gray, Simone McAullay, Bob Morley

Votes: 161

66. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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54 Metascore

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz

Votes: 28,297

67. Gone (VI) (2006)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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Romantic English couple meets a disarming American psychopath while vacationing in Australia.

Director: Ringan Ledwidge | Stars: Shaun Evans, Scott Mechlowicz, Yvonne Strahovski, Victoria Thaine

Votes: 3,554

68. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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65 Metascore

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 »

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

Votes: 5,974 | Gross: $0.40M

69. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 10,727 | Gross: $7.14M

70. Look Both Ways (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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64 Metascore

During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.

Director: Sarah Watt | Stars: Mary Kostakidis, Justine Clarke, Daniela Farinacci, Robbie Hoad

Votes: 2,841 | Gross: $0.10M

71. East of Everything (2008– )

60 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Tom Long, Susie Porter, Valerie Bader

Votes: 117

72. Summer City (1977)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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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.

Director: Christopher Fraser | Stars: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson

Votes: 485

73. Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014 TV Movie)

83 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing

Votes: 886

74. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 49,085 | Gross: $1.04M

75. Drift (II) (2013)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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35 Metascore

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Directors: Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill | Stars: Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel, Sam Worthington, Lesley-Ann Brandt

Votes: 4,232

76. 2:37 (2006)

91 min | Drama

6.9
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At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.

Director: Murali K. Thalluri | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Frank Sweet, Sam Harris, Charles Baird

Votes: 6,527

77. Kenny (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Director: Clayton Jacobson | Stars: Shane Jacobson, Travis Golland, Chris Davis, Alf Scerri

Votes: 5,786

78. Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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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 »

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Timothy Spall, Freya Stafford

Votes: 2,645

79. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Russell Crowe, Alexander Outhred, Frankie J. Holden

Votes: 519

80. The Silver Brumby (1993)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

5.9
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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.

Director: John Tatoulis | Stars: Caroline Goodall, Russell Crowe, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen

Votes: 776

81. Macbeth (I) (2006)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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51 Metascore

A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Chloe Armstrong, Kate Bell, Miranda Nation, Sam Worthington

Votes: 1,987 | Gross: $1.11M

82. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 13,149

83. The Sex Therapist (1973)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.8
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Australian waterbed salesman Alvin Sees a psychiatrist about his irresistibilty to women

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Abigail, Lynette Curran, Christine Amor

Votes: 382

84. Alvin Rides Again, and Again! And Again! And Again! (1974)

89 min | Comedy

4.5
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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.

Directors: David Bilcock, Robin Copping | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Alan Finney, Gus Mercurio, Noel Ferrier

Votes: 139

85. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 108,920 | Gross: $49.55M

86. Romper Stomper (1992)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, Alex Scott

Votes: 33,829 | Gross: $0.18M

87. In Her Skin (2009)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

Director: Simone North | Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill

Votes: 4,120

88. Candy (2006)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge

Votes: 38,642 | Gross: $0.04M

89. The Rover (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field

Votes: 37,496 | Gross: $1.11M

90. Dear Claudia (1999)

92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.6
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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 »

Director: Chris Cudlipp | Stars: Bryan Brown, Aleksandra Vujcic, Deborah Mailman, Kim Hillas

Votes: 291

91. Storage (I) (2009)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.

Director: Michael Craft | Stars: Matthew Scully, Robert Price, Elise Greig, Damien Garvey

Votes: 648

92. The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

7.1
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63 Metascore

An exuberant, sharply satirical comedy about two parentally neglected teenagers who find the courage to believe in themselves

Director: Tony McNamara | Stars: Jordan Brooking, Ben Lee, Rose Byrne, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 2,612

93. Hurricane Smith (1992)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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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.

Director: Colin Budds | Stars: Carl Weathers, Jürgen Prochnow, Cassandra Delaney, Tony Bonner

Votes: 277

94. Broken Hill (2009)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.3
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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.

Director: Dagen Merrill | Stars: Luke Arnold, Alexa PenaVega, Rhys Wakefield, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 575 | Gross: $0.05M

95. The Night We Called It a Day (2003)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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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.

Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia de Rossi, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 810

96. Restraint (2008)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A young couple on the run hole up in a country estate with a hostage in tow.

Director: David Denneen | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Teresa Palmer, Stephen Moyer, Phillip Holder

Votes: 5,304

97. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 14,338

98. Romulus, My Father (2007)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Roxburgh | Stars: Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 3,847 | Gross: $0.00M

99. Newcastle (2008)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama

6.2
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Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends.

Director: Dan Castle | Stars: Lachlan Buchanan, Xavier Samuel, Reshad Strik, Kirk Jenkins

Votes: 1,451

100. These Final Hours (2013)

R | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Zak Hilditch | Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, David Field, Lauren Cleary

Votes: 12,992