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1. Walkabout (1971)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

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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

2. The Right Stuff (1983)

R | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Writers: Tom Wolfe, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

3. 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

4. The Sapphires (2012)

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

7.0
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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.

Writers: Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson | Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

5. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.5
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Writer: Nick Cave | Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

6. Quigley Down Under (1990)

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

6.8
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Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Montana by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

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

7. 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 trek across the Outback.

Writers: Doris Pilkington, Christine Olsen | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

8. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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A mother, whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in outback Northern Territory, Australia, fights to prove her innocence.

Writers: John Bryson, Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

9. Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

In mid-1800's England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Carey, Laura Jones | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson

10. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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85 Metascore

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself.

Writers: Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

11. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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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 »

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

12. The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

3.0
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A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?

Writers: Gary Brandner, Philippe Mora | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Barry Otto, William Yang, Imogen Annesley, Deby Wightman

13. The Shout (1978)

R | 86 min | Horror, Drama

6.8
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A traveler by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Writers: Robert Graves, Michael Austin, Jerzy Skolimowski | Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens

14. 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

15. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

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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

16. Against the Wind (1978 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.3
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Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Larkin, Kerry McGuire, Jon English, Warwick Sims

17. Australian Rules (2002)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.8
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In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas (whites) and the Nungas (blacks), come together on the one field they have in common, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Goldman, Phillip Gwynne | Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Lisa Flanagan, Tom Budge

18. 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.

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

19. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Writers: Philippe Mora, Margaret Carnegie | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring

20. Dark Age (1987)

91 min | Adventure, Horror

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In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Writers: Sonia Borg, Stephen Cross, Tony Morphett, Grahame Webb | Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

21. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Writers: Fred Schepisi, Thomas Keneally | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Tommy Lewis, Ray Barrett

22. The Tracker (2002)

90 min | Drama, History, Western

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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 »

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

23. Ten Canoes (2006)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »

Writer: Rolf de Heer | Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr | Stars: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu

24. Hard Rock Medical (2013– )

Drama | Active

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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

25. 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

26. Heartland (1994 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Cate Blanchett, Ernie Dingo, Grahame Mundara Rich, Paul Caesar

27. Zumbalah (1975)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Horror

5.4
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A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Writers: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Stars: Alberto Moravia, Pit Dernitz

28. One Night the Moon (2001)

57 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

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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

29. Botany Bay (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, James Mason, Patricia Medina, Cedric Hardwicke

30. Yolngu Boy (2001)

88 min | 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 »

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

31. Bush Christmas (1947)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Writer: Ralph Smart | Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Helen Grieve, Nicky Yardley

32. The Naked Country (1985)

90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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Writers: Morris L. West, Tim Burstall, Ross Dimsey | Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants, Tommy Lewis

33. The Fringe Dwellers (1986)

98 min | Drama

6.7
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Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

Writers: Bruce Beresford, Rhoisin Beresford, Nene Gare | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

34. 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

35. The Overlanders (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.8
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It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Watt | Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue

36. 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

37. The Dreaming (1988)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery.

Writers: Mario Andreacchio, Rob George, Stephanie McCarthy, Craig Lahiff, Terry Jennings | Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Penny Cook, Gary Sweet, Laurence Clifford

38. Whiplash (1960– )

30 min | Western

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Thirty four episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1960 and 1961; it aired on US TV in 1961. This was an Australian western with American Chris Cobb attempting to establish the ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Noonan | Stars: Peter Graves, Anthony Wickert, Robert Tudawali, Philip Ross

39. Serenades (2001)

99 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.

Writers: Mojgan Khadem, Christine Stevens | Director: Mojgan Khadem | Stars: Alice Haines, Aden Young, Sinisa Copic, Bille Brown

40. Stones of Death (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.7
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The residents of a housing development find themselves in trouble after they discover that their development was built on top of a sacred aboriginal graveyard, on which a curse was placed upon anyone who disturbed it.

Writer: Ian Coughlan | Director: James Bogle | Stars: Zoe Carides, Tom Jennings, Eric Oldfield, Kerry McKay

41. The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976)

130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.

Writer: David Williamson | Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Susannah York, Trevor Howard, Noel Ferrier, John Castle

42. Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990)

19 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

Writer: Tracey Moffatt | Director: Tracey Moffatt | Stars: Marcia Langton, Agnes Hardwick, Jimmy Little, Alkira Fitzgerald

43. Bitter Springs (1950)

89 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Tommy Trinder is called in to smooth things out when Wally King encroaches upon Aboriginal Tribal ground.

Writers: Monja Danischewsky, W.P. Lipscomb, Ralph Smart | Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Chips Rafferty, Gordon Jackson, Jean Blue

44. Saturn's Return (2001 TV Short)

26 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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Barney and Dimi are young men in love and are on a trip to visit Dan, Barney's dying father. Dan is planning his suicide and wants Barney there.

Writer: Christos Tsiolkas | Director: Wenona Byrne | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Damian Walshe-Howling, Harold Hopkins, Tina Bursill

45. Manganinnie (1980)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Through lyrical images, Manganinnie journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, a white girl, in search of Manganinnie's vanished tribe. The poignancy of this film derives from... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Kelso, Beth Roberts | Director: John Honey | Stars: Mawuyul Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton, Buruminy Dhamarrandji

46. Uncivilized (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

4.5
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A white authoress, looking for a story in the outback, is kidnapped by an Afghan slaver, betrothed to a white jungle-man, and menaced by a jealous half-caste rival, a hostile witch-doctor, ... See full summary »

Writers: E.V. Timms, Charles Chauvel | Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Margot Rhys, Dennis Hoey, Ashton Jarry, Marcelle Marnay

47. 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

48. Nice Coloured Girls (1987)

16 min | Short

6.2
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Nice Coloured Girls is a short film classic by Tracey Moffatt, one of Australia's foremost visual artists... See full synopsis »

Director: Tracey Moffatt

49. John Safran vs. God (2004– )

25 min | Comedy

8.5
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In his most ludicrously ambitious project yet, world-famous media hooligan John Safran scours the world in search of God... AND FINDS HIM.... Or, at least, a lot of folk who believe they have.

Stars: John Safran, Gavin Wood, Jonathan auf der Heide, Bob Larson

50. Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun (2009)

11 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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Aunty Maggie and Uncle Peter struggle to feed their three nephews. The arrival of some Hens and a Rooster provide a new food source....Eggs! However, the rooster becomes more of a headache ... See full summary »

Writer: Angelina Hurley | Director: Leah Purcell | Stars: Jack Charles, Lafe Charlton, Lola Forester, Muuruunyandl Leha