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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: 105,335 | 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: 28,951 | Gross: $15.19M

3. 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: 2,137

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.

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

Votes: 18,174

5. 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: 12,404 | Gross: $0.86M

6. 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: 10,923 | Gross: $2.45M

7. Around the Block (2013)

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: 711

8. 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: 5,882 | Gross: $0.40M

9. 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: 7,352 | Gross: $0.02M

10. 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: 41

11. 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: 1,445 | Gross: $0.11M

12. Reel Injun (2009)

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: 1,044

13. Beneath Clouds (2002)

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: 814

14. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,594

15. 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: 724

16. 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: 387

17. 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: 2,827

18. 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: 273

19. 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: 284

20. 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: 470 | Gross: $0.17M

21. Servant or Slave (2016 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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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: 8

22. 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: 95

23. 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: 98

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 »

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

Votes: 93 | Gross: $0.01M

25. 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: 122

26. 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: 395

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

71 min | Documentary, History, News

4.2
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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: 311

28. 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: 284

29. 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: 218

30. Wolf Canyon (2009 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

8.0
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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.

Director: Allan Harmon | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lorne Cardinal, Nikki Payne, Barbara Tyson

Votes: 56

31. The Experimental Eskimos (2009)

70 min | Documentary

8.5
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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

Votes: 21

32. 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

33. 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

Votes: 139

34. Tkaronto (2007)

105 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: Shane Belcourt | Stars: Melanie McLaren, Duane Murray, Lorne Cardinal, Cheri Maracle

Votes: 19

35. Lionel (2008)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 28

36. Native Planet (2013–2014)

270 min | Documentary

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In the fight to protect mother earth, join host Simon Baker on a one of a kind, global road trip deep inside native communities passionately defending their way of life against overwhelming... See full summary »

Star: Simon Baker

37. Two Laws (1982)

130 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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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

Votes: 16

38. On Stage (I) (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama, History

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Dee is about to perform her encore when she receives some unexpected news.

Director: Benjamin Southwell | Stars: Michael Friday, Gertrude Davis, Matthew Kerr, Warren Clements

39. Water on the Table (2010)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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Is water a commercial good like Coca-Cola, or a human right like air?

Director: Liz Marshall | Star: Maude Barlow

Votes: 18

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

92 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 9

41. Way Up North: An Arctic Symphony

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Music | Filming

Kids from 6 remote northern communities in the Northwest Territories, Canada, collaborate with world-class musicians to create music that speaks to their roots, and puts them on a path of self-discovery.

Directors: Hermon Farahi, PJ Marcellino | Stars: Roman Borys, Carmen Braden, Leela Gilday, Rob Kapilow

42. A Northern Town (2008)

75 min | Documentary, History

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Black and white history. Both sides. A Northern Town lays bare the horror of the history of this town to break the tragic divisions of the past.

Director: Rachel Landers

43. Dancing with the Prime Minister (2010)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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On an unseasonably warm evening in 1968 Australian Prime Minister John Gorton, wearing evening dress, walked slowly along a line of 25 young Aboriginal women, dressed in white satin, standing silently in the Sydney Town Hall.

Director: Lara Cole

44. 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus (2017– )

Documentary

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Star: Harry Tamacas Perla

45. Welcome to Country (2017)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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A hot shot public servant is sent to a remote Aboriginal community to prepare for the Prime Minister's visit, he quickly learns the true meaning of Welcome to Country.

Director: Dean Gibson | Stars: Alec Doomadgee, Joel Pierce, Roxanne Mcdonald, Paula Nazarski

46. Back in the Day (2010– )

Adventure

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When asked about living in the natural world, many First Nations people reply, "It's in the blood." We selected six Aboriginal men and women from the city and had them spend six days out in... See full summary »

Stars: Suzette Amaya, Joshua August, Taylor Belanger, Katrina Joseph-Hopkins

47. Radical Wollongong (2014)

60 min | Documentary

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Radical Wollongong is an action-packed account of a unique city, told by activist participants who battled 'Pig Iron Bob', defended the Communist Party against banning, were jailed for ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Benedek, John Reynolds | Stars: Rowan Cahill, Monica Chalmers, Jess Moore, Robynne Murphy

48. My Legacy (2014)

62 min | Documentary, Drama

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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.

Director: Helen Haig-Brown | Star: Dana Rice

49. In Between Songs (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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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.

Director: Joshua Bell | Star: James Cromwell

Votes: 8

50. Distant Voices (2002 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short, History

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