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1. 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: 107,455 | Gross: $49.55M

2. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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63 Metascore

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. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 29,678 | Gross: $15.19M

3. Sweet Country (2017)

110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A period western set on the Northern Territory frontier where justice itself is put on trial.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Tremayne Doolan

Votes: 76

4. Goldstone (2016)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
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Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham

Votes: 1,924

5. Walkabout (1971)

R | 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: 18,677

6. Australia Day (2017)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and ... See full summary »

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Bryan Brown, Shari Sebbens, Sean Keenan, Burgess Abernethy

Votes: 33

7. Cargo (I) (2017)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | Post-production

CARGO is a post apocalyptic thriller and an emotional story of a father trying to save his child at all costs.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil

8. Shaka Zulu (1986– )

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,240

9. 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: 24,478 | Gross: $6.17M

10. 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: 12,735 | Gross: $0.86M

11. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 11,208 | Gross: $2.45M

12. 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: 7,504 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Last Cab to Darwin (2015)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.

Director: Jeremy Sims | Stars: Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford, Mark Coles Smith, Emma Hamilton

Votes: 2,580 | Gross: $0.03M

14. The Secret River (2015– )

Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.

Stars: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook, Lachy Hulme, Tim Minchin

Votes: 351

15. Black Comedy (2014– )

Comedy

6.9
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A sketch comedy show featuring Indigenous Australian writers and performers.

Stars: Aaron Fa'aoso, Nakkiah Lui, Steven Oliver, Elizabeth Wymarra

Votes: 105

16. Around the Block (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

5.3
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An Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Sarah Spillane | Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Christina Ricci, Aaron L. McGrath, Elias Reese

Votes: 745

17. 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: 5,946 | Gross: $0.40M

18. Bran Nue Dae (2009)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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54 Metascore

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins

Votes: 1,485 | Gross: $0.11M

19. Charlie's Country (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Wayne Anthoney

Votes: 1,443

20. The White Dawn (1974)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr., Joanasie Salamonie

Votes: 552

21. The Tracker (2002)

90 min | Drama, History, Western

7.5
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71 Metascore

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page

Votes: 1,876

22. Hard Rock Medical (2013– )

Drama

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Getting a miner to cough up some stolen diamonds, extracting porcupine quills from a homeless man's posterior, tending to a patient struck by lightning, retrieving severed fingers from a ... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Asher, Rachelle Casseus, Tamara Duarte, Andrea Menard

Votes: 44

23. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,652

24. Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Storm Boy is a rambunctious Australian youth, living along the coastline with his freewheeling father. At the behest of an aging aborigine, Storm Boy takes care of an uncared-for nest of pelicans.

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick

Votes: 752

25. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,105

26. Spear (2015)

84 min | Drama

7.3
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Djali,a young Aboriginal man journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.

Director: Stephen Page | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Djakapurra Munyarryun, Waangenga Blanco, Kaine Sultan-Babij

Votes: 47

27. Radiance (1998)

83 min | Drama

6.9
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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, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Deborah Mailman, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachael Maza, Russell Kiefel

Votes: 272

28. Beneath Clouds (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors, Terry Dahlstron

Votes: 828

29. Hái-kak chhit-ho (2008)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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A unusual group of people in a village on the coast of Taiwan form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of 7 lost love letters.

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Van Fan, Chie Tanaka, Min-Hsiung, Wei-min Ying

Votes: 3,003

30. In a Savage Land (1999)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Martin Donovan, Maya Stange, Max Cullen

Votes: 399

31. Mabo (2012 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

7.1
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Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Jimi Bani, Deborah Mailman, Ewen Leslie, Tom Budge

Votes: 206

32. Black and White (2002)

99 min | Drama

6.7
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Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart.

Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra

Votes: 633

33. Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall

Votes: 198

34. Australia: The Story of Us (2014– )

Documentary, History

6.8
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The series looks back at some of the people, places and events that have shaped the country over the last 40,000 years.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Tim Flannery, Tim Costello, Andrew O'Keefe

Votes: 33

35. The Commitments (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.7
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A musical with Soul, is an original musical based on the shared histories of Garlambirla, otherwise known as Coffs Harbour, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.

Directors: Madge Hair, Simon Smith | Stars: Regan Arnold, Kiara Bale, Jessica Beehag, Mikaela Brown-Hickson

Votes: 9

36. The Nullarbor Nymph (2012)

Comedy, Horror

6.7
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Following two Water Australia employees who travel out along the Nullarbor Plain only to discover they are being hunted by the mythological creature, the Nullarbor Nymph.

Director: Mathew J. Wilkinson | Stars: Douglas Feary, Paul Hayman, Jessica Sterling, Scott Whitecross

Votes: 40

37. One Night the Moon (2001)

57 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

7.2
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Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Kaarin Fairfax, Paul Kelly, Kelton Pell, Memphis Kelly

Votes: 290

38. The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

103 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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49 Metascore

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear ... See full summary »

Director: Sherman Alexie | Stars: Evan Adams, Michelle St. John, Gene Tagaban, Swil Kanim

Votes: 473 | Gross: $0.17M

39. Zach's Ceremony (2016)

93 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.7
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Growing up isn't easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture. Pressures from his loving, but ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Petersen | Stars: Zachariah Doomadgee, Alec Doomadgee

Votes: 36

40. Dead Heart (1996)

104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Director: Nick Parsons | Stars: Bryan Brown, Ernie Dingo, Angie Milliken, Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie

Votes: 221

41. Yolngu Boy (2001)

88 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Lorrpu, Botj and Milika are three Yolngu (Aboriginal) teenagers who once shared a childhood dream of becoming great hunters together. But as teenagers they changed: Botj did bad things ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Johnson | Stars: John Sebastian Pilakui, Nathan Daniels, Sean Mununggurr, Lirrina Mununggurr

Votes: 289

42. 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997 TV Movie)

67 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Star: George Miller

Votes: 103

43. Meet Beau Dick (2017)

Documentary

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Meet Beau Dick gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada's greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art.

Directors: Natalie Boll, LaTiesha Fazakas | Stars: Bruce Alfred, Wayne Alfred, Eric Angus, Roy Arden

44. We of the Never Never (1982)

G | 134 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

Director: Igor Auzins | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 281

45. Servant or Slave (2016 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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Bringing to light the heartbreaking experiences of Rita Wright, Rita Wenberg, Violet West, Adelaide Wenberg and Valerie Linow, Servant or Slave is a film of courage, strength and the ... See full summary »

Director: Steven McGregor | Stars: Cheyenne Cruse, Valerie Linow, Adelaide Wenberg, Rita Wenberg

Votes: 9

46. Initiation (1987)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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After the death of his mother, teenage Danny visits his father Matt Malloy on a lonesome farm in Australia, where he lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. The farm has been going... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pearce | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Rodney Harvey, Arna-Maria Winchester, Miranda Otto

Votes: 98

47. Jandamarra's War (2011 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

7.8
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In Jandamarra's War, we learn how in the 1890's the European colonialists arrive in the Kimberley with vast herds of sheep and cattle, determined to make their fortune by feeding a rapidly ... See full summary »

Director: Mitch Torres | Stars: Darcy Anderson, David Beurteaux, Emmanuel J. Brown, Gabriel Brown

Votes: 6

48. Mad Bastards (2010)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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TJ's quest to find the son he's never known, takes him on a journey across the remote and stunning Kimberley landscape. On the road, TJ questions his life of violence... he meets a host of ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Fletcher | Stars: Dean Daley-Jones, Lucas Yeeda, Greg Tait, Ngaire Pigram

Votes: 406

49. Two Soft things, Two Hard Things (2016)

71 min | Documentary, History, News

3.6
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Not the only gay 'Eskimo'.

Directors: Mark Kenneth Woods, Michael Yerxa | Stars: Jack Anawak, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Allison Brewer, Franco Buscemi

Votes: 351

50. Over the Hill (1992)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia. But Alma doesn't fit into her daughter's political-hostess life ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Sigrid Thornton, Derek Fowlds, Bill Kerr

Votes: 124