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1.
The Piano (1993)
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A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
2.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
3.
My Brilliant Career (1979)
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Sybylla Melvyn is an independent young woman who soon after arriving to live with her Grandmother Bossier... (100 mins.)
 
4.
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
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In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel... (132 mins.)
 
5.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
6.
An Angel at My Table (1990)
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters... (158 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
7.
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
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Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age... (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
8.
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
 
9.
Adore (2013)
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A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons. (112 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
10.
Top of the Lake (2013 TV Series)
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets. (350 mins.)
 
11.
The Hunter (2011)
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Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
 
12.
The Boys Are Back (2009)
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A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
13.
The Tree (2010)
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After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house. (100 mins.)
 
14.
My Year Without Sex (2009)
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A tender story from Australia highlights the realistic ups and downs of an Australian family in the year following a parent's emergency medical procedure. (96 mins.)
Director: Sarah Watt
 
15.
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
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Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day... (106 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
16.
The Black Balloon (2008)
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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
 
17.
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
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A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school. (103 mins.)
Director: Cathy Randall
 
18.
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
 
19.
Candy (2006)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Neil Armfield
 
20.
Jindabyne (2006)
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Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated... (123 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
 
21.
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
 
22.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
23.
Sweetie (1989)
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Based solely on a tea leaf reading, superstitious and introspective Kay believes she and Louis are destined to fall in love with each other... (97 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
24.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
25.
The Slap (2011 Mini-Series)
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Traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel. (60 mins.)
 
26.
McLeod's Daughters (2001 TV Series)
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Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia. (45 mins.)
 
27.
Burning Man (2011)
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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. (110 mins.)
 
28.
Boy (2010)
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Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago. (87 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
29.
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
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Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. (88 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
30.
Me Myself I (1999)
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Pamela Drury is unhappy, and alone. On her birthday she stumbles across a photo of Robert Dickson, and... (104 mins.)
Director: Pip Karmel
 
31.
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
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Introducing the Dwights (2007)
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The shy son of an aging comedienne tries to find a balance between his demanding home life, his new girlfriend, and his mother's second chance at fame. (105 mins.)
Director: Cherie Nowlan
 
34.
December Boys (2007)
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One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family. (105 mins.)
Director: Rod Hardy
 
35.
Irresistible (2006)
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A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family. (103 mins.)
Director: Ann Turner
 
36.
Oyster Farmer (2004)
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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
 
37.
Peaches (2004)
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This is the story of teenage girl Steph, who is brought up by her fiery aunt Jude after her pregnant... (109 mins.)
Director: Craig Monahan
 
38.
Whale Rider (2002)
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A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
 
39.
Danny Deckchair (2003)
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An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeff Balsmeyer
 
40.
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
 
41.
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
 
42.
Little Fish (2005)
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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
 
43.
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
 
44.
The Echo of Thunder (1998 TV Movie)
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Scenic settings in Australia enhance this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, a simple yet engaging... (98 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
45.
Love Serenade (1996)
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station... (101 mins.)
Director: Shirley Barrett
 
46.
The Turning (2013)
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A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton. (180 mins.)
 
47.
Swimming Upstream (2003)
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The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton. (114 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
48.
Bride Flight (2008)
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A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides. (130 mins.)
Director: Ben Sombogaart
 
49.
Tracks (2013)
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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. (112 mins.)
Director: John Curran