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1. Australia (2008)

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

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.

Writers: Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

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 »

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

3. Red Hill (2010)

R | 95 min | Action, 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.

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

4. 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.

Writers: Edward Bond, James Vance Marshall | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

5. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy

7.8
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A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their ... See full summary »

Writers: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch | Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

6. 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 »

Writers: Reg Cribb, Rachel Perkins, Jimmy Chi, Kuckles, Garry Gower, Patrick Duttoo Bin Amat, Michael Manolis Mavromatis, Stephen Pigram, Adrian Russell Wills | Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins

7. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Raymond Carver, Beatrix Christian | Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

8. Shaka Zulu (1986 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka.

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

9. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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The geologist Lance Hackett is employed by an Australian mining company to map the subsoil of a desert area covered with ant hills prior to a possible uranium extraction. His work is ... See full summary »

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

10. 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.

Writers: Sonia Borg, Sidney L. Stebel, Colin Thiele | Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick

11. Hard Rock Medical (2013– )

Drama | Active

8.2
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Extracting buckshot from the back of a hunter's head in a mosquito-infested tent at the edge of a peat bog before you've had your first cup of coffee is not the best way to start your day. ... See full summary »

Creators: Smith Corindia, Derek Diorio | Stars: Patrick McKenna, Angela Asher, Danielle Bourgon, Rachelle Casseus

12. 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.

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

13. Reel Injun (2009)

85 min | Documentary

7.5
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63 Metascore

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

Writers: Catherine Bainbridge, Neil Diamond, Jeremiah Hayes | Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Angela Aleiss, Adam Beach, R. Michael David, Clint Eastwood

14. Mad Bastards (2010)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

15. Cape No. 7 (2008)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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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.

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

16. The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

103 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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49 Metascore

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.

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

17. We of the Never Never (1982)

G | 134 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Writers: Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, Peter Schreck | Director: Igor Auzins | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

18. Yolngu Boy (2001)

88 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

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

19. Over the Hill (1992)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Robert Caswell, Gladys Taylor | Director: George Miller | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Sigrid Thornton, Derek Fowlds, Bill Kerr

20. 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.

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

21. Wolf Canyon (2009 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

8.1
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Isolated from any urban contact, the dysfunctional TV cast and crew of a third-rate syndicated action series "Wolf Canyon", fight spirit numbing boredom and madness in their makeshift trailer town on a Native reservation.

Writers: Michael Markus, Tim Stubinski | Director: Allan Harmon | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lorne Cardinal, Nikki Payne, Barbara Tyson

22. 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997 TV Movie)

67 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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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 »

Writer: George Miller | Director: George Miller | Star: George Miller

23. 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 »

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

24. Whaledreamers (2006)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the ... See full summary »

Writer: Kim Kindersley | Director: Kim Kindersley | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Terence Unity Freitas, John Hurt, Kim Kindersley

25. In Between Songs (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Aboriginal elders, Djalu Gurruwiwi, and his sister, Dhanggal, strive to shepherd their clan through countless internal and external pressures, while searching desperately for new custodians to safeguard their musical and cultural legacy.

Writer: Joshua Bell | Director: Joshua Bell | Star: James Cromwell

26. Lionel (2008)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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In 1968 a young aboriginal boxer with a charming smile punched his way to history when he stopped Fighting Harada in Japan over fifteen rounds. His name was Lionel Rose and he became the ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Martin, David Tiley | Director: Eddie Martin | Stars: John Johnson, Jack Rennie, Mark Rennie, Jenny Rose

27. Cunnamulla (2000)

82 min | Documentary

7.0
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Cunnamulla, 800 kilometres west of Brisbane, is the end of the railway line. In the months leading up to a scorching Christmas in the bush, there's a lot more going on than the annual ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis O'Rourke

28. 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 »

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

29. In a World Created by a Drunken God (2008 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

7.1
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Jason, a Canadian Metis, who gets a visit from an American half-brother he didn't know he had. Harry says that their father is dying and needs a kidney. Jason could be the only one who can ... See full summary »

Writer: Drew Hayden Taylor | Director: John Hazlett | Stars: Trevor Duplessis, Matt Embry, Connie Big Plume, Charlie Day

30. Water on the Table (2010)

79 min | Documentary

7.4
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The film asks the question: Is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right like air?

Writer: Liz Marshall | Director: Liz Marshall | Star: Maude Barlow

31. Distant Voices (2002 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short, History

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32. The Experimental Eskimos (2009)

70 min | Documentary

8.0
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In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three young Inuit boys were separated from their families in the Arctic and were sent to Ottawa, ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Greenwald | Stars: Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee Nungak, Eric Tagoona

33. In My Father's Country (2008)

80 min | Documentary

7.8
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In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia, a small community is fighting for its traditions and its future. Looking to the nearby mining towns and mission settlements the ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Murray | Director: Tom Murray | Stars: Galuma Maymuru, Will Stubbs, Dhukal Wirrpanda, Wuyal Wirrpanda

34. The Life of Harry Dare (1995)

90 min | Comedy

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Harry Dare (John Moore) is a shambolic Adelaide private investigator. He's still not certain why he's in the business; perhaps to understand his father's disappearance, 20 years earlier? ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Thompson | Director: Aleksi Vellis | Stars: John Moore, Nicholas Hope, Tommy Lewis, Ullie Birve

35. Welcome to Australia (1999 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History, Sport

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Writer: John Pilger | Director: Alan Lowery | Stars: Robert Cavanagh, John Howard, Jacqui Katona, Wally McArthur

36. My Legacy (2014)

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My Legacy follows Helen as she explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter made more complex by the legacy of residential school.

Writer: Helen Haig-Brown | Director: Helen Haig-Brown | Star: Dana Rice

37. Tkaronto (2007)

105 min | Drama

5.9
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Ray and Jolene come to the city in search of new answers to old age questions. They walk away with themselves.

Writer: Shane Anthony Belcourt | Director: Shane Anthony Belcourt | Stars: Jonah Allison, Rae Ellen Bodie, Lorne Cardinal, Jeff Geddis

38. Move It Mob Style (2012– )

24 min | Family

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An Australian dance-based youth, health and fitness TV show that showcases young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's culture through dance and music. No matter what your age, ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert David, Ghenoa Gela, Medika Thorpe, Sani Townson

39. Glimpses of Heaven (2006)

67 min | Documentary

8.7
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As a small child, Peter Gary lay helpless while his mother took the brunt of Nazi machine gun fire meant for both of them. Left to die in a desolate forest with only a handful of other ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Oved Dayan | Director: Michael Oved Dayan | Stars: Peter Gary, George Littlechild, Wayne Ngan

40. Quest (2004 TV Movie)

48 min | Musical

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Deep Questions answered in the Big Easy.

Writer: Byron Chief-Moon | Director: Byron McKim | Stars: Sean Brown, Byron Chief-Moon, Duane Howard, Ziyian Kwan

41. Leaving My Mark (2008)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Lulu Gurney, a former street youth living in Vancouver, British Columbia, has had her set of battles; overcoming an addiction to drugs including crystal meth, ecstasy, and cocaine is just ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron Chan, Lulu Gurney | Directors: Aaron Chan, Lulu Gurney | Star: Lulu Gurney

42. Ayaa: A Hero's Journey (2008)

48 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The story of an Aboriginal Veteran who has discovered the woman next door is the child who's life he saved in Holland in WWII.

Writers: Mike Jackson, Marilyn Thomas | Director: Jason Margolis | Stars: Charlotte McAren-Cayer, Anneke Mercks-Sayer, Justin Rain, Albert Thomas

43. Nia's Melancholy (2009)

11 min | Short, Drama

8.0
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Writer: S.F. Tusa | Director: S.F. Tusa | Stars: Tasia Zalar, Rachel Maza, Naomi Bowly, Kyas Sherriff

44. In Bloom (2009)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Lulu Gurney, a transgendered aboriginal woman living in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the impact the Playing It Safe project has had on her life and reflects on future plans.

Writers: Aaron Chan, Lulu Gurney | Directors: Aaron Chan, Lulu Gurney | Star: Lulu Gurney

45. Amongst Equals (1991)

93 min | Documentary, History

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Writer: Tom Zubrycki | Director: Tom Zubrycki | Star: Graham Pitts

46. Two Laws (1982)

130 min | Documentary, History

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Docu-drama outlining the culture clash in law between indigenous Australians and white European settled Australia.

Directors: Alessandro Cavadini, Carolyn Strachan

47. Metis Veterans (2008 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Creator: Ken Schaffer | Directors: Ken Schaffer, Landon Schaffer | Stars: Ed Borchert, Lloyd Hamilton, Archie Hodgson, Ken Schaffer

48. Chaos & Courage (2013– )

180 min | Documentary

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Chaos & Courage is a half-hour documentary series showcasing the personal and professional lives of Canadian Aboriginal women working in first response roles, including police officers, paramedics, urban rescue workers, and firefighters.

Star: Debbie Houle

49. Go for Broke (2007)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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A proud rebellion. A brutal repression. A daughter's fight to honor her father's memory and the redemptive power facing the past.

Director: Taki Oldham | Stars: Robert Blackley, Cathy Freeman, Dulcie Isaro

50. 36 Hour Challenge (2011– )

Game-Show, Reality-TV

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36 Hours, 10 Challenges, 1 Winner! One challenge every two hours. One person gets voted out every two hours. Filmed in the course of 36 hours - from Saturday morning till Sunday night. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jarrod Bingham, Christopher Dean, Adam Finch, Andrew Lange