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1. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

Votes: 29,657 | Gross: $27.93M

2. 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: 18,521

3. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 6,676 | Gross: $0.05M

4. Paperback Hero (1999)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Jack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. However, being a 'man's man' in the Australian outlook, to avoid embarrassment,... See full summary »

Director: Antony J. Bowman | Stars: Claudia Karvan, Hugh Jackman, Angie Milliken, Andrew S. Gilbert

Votes: 1,721

5. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 2,796

6. Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)

71 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Barbara Frawley, Joan Bruce, Spike Milligan, June Salter

Votes: 591

7. Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, Laurence Naismith, Maureen Swanson

Votes: 131

8. Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas

Votes: 536

9. Rain Shadow (2007– )

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters... See full summary »

Stars: Rachel Ward, Victoria Thaine, Grant Piro, Tom O'Sullivan

Votes: 150

10. The Irishman (1978)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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The Doolan family are trying to make a go in the freight hauling business in Queensland, Australia. The problem is it's the 1920's, the Doolans use horses and motorized vehicles can do it ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Michael Craig, Simon Burke, Robyn Nevin, Lou Brown

Votes: 86

11. 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: 402

12. Lucky Miles (2007)

105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Three mismatched blokes are stranded in the Australian desert.

Director: Michael James Rowland | Stars: Kenneth Moraleda, Rodney Afif, Sri Sacdpraseuth, Don Hany

Votes: 696

13. Bush Christmas (1947)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Stan Tolhurst, Pat Penny

Votes: 310

14. Alice to Nowhere (1986– )

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
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A nurse who has been hired to staff a remote outpost in the Australian outback unwittingly carries a stash of jewels taken in a foiled robbery. The robbers track her to the outback, and are... See full summary »

Stars: John Waters, Steve Jacobs, Rosey Jones, Esben Storm

Votes: 64

15. Journey Among Women (1977)

93 min | Drama

5.9
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In colonial Australia, daughter of a judge helps a group of female convicts living in inhuman conditions escape. Aboriginal girl teaches them how to survive in the forest. One of them gets raped and killed. The group seeks revenge.

Director: Tom Cowan | Stars: Martin Phelan, Nell Campbell, Lillian Crombie, Diane Fuller

Votes: 62

16. Hunting for Shadows (2016)

75 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A little girl encounters Indigenous mythological nightmares while lost in the Australian bush.

Director: Davo Hardy | Stars: Sage Amethyst Matchett, Sage Godrei, Paul Mercurio, Will Luckman

Votes: 13

17. Salt (I) (2009)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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A documentary film on photographer Murray Fredericks' extreme journey's to capture the heart of the world's most featureless landscape on Lake Eyre, South Australia.

Directors: Michael Angus, Murray Fredericks

Votes: 130

18. Muloorina (1964)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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In a dry unforgiving part of Australia, a man and his wife have set up home and live stock to make their living. Just when it seemed the drought and lack of finances were getting to be too ... See full summary »

Director: David Cobham | Stars: Eliott Price, Donald Campbell, Lorrae Desmond

19. World Safari (1977)

121 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.3
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Director: Alby Mangels | Stars: John Field, Alby Mangels

Votes: 31

20. The Territorians (1996 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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Director: Michael Offer | Stars: Peter Adams, Ullie Birve, Kristen Boys, John Clark

Votes: 40

21. The Inlanders (1949)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: John Kingsford-Smith | Star: David Low

22. Twin Rivers (2007)

Drama

6.6
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Two brothers are on a long journey across New South Wales, Australia in 1939. Travelling on foot, they trying to reach the city of Melbourne to start their own business. However, a series ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Holmes | Stars: Darren Holmes, Matthew Holmes, Joshua Jaeger, Robyn Dickinson

Votes: 27

24. Highway One (1977)

77 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

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Director: Steve Otton | Stars: Kim Bradley, Philip Moneroz, Robert Steen

25. The Birth of a Queen: Directing a Drag Classic (2005 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Directors: Irving Ong, Irving Ong | Stars: Stephan Elliott, Tim Chappel, Al Clark, Lizzy Gardiner

26. Lake Eyre (2010 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Stars: Paul Lockyer, David Brook, Fred Brophy, Donald Campbell

27. The Wanderer (1974)

58 min | Drama

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First feature length feature of 'Scott Hicks', this black-and-white experimental short feature film is about a young drifter who drops out of university and goes bush only to later return ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hicks

28. Return to Lake Eyre (2011 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Star: Paul Lockyer

29. Storymakers: Colin Thiele (1988 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Aviva Ziegler | Stars: Colin Thiele, Jonathan Appleton, June Townsend, Nicolette Vascotto

30. The Making of Return to Lake Eyre (2011 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Stars: Paul Lockyer, Richard Howell, Gary Ticehurst

31. Going Bush (2006– )

26 min | Documentary

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Roll up your swags, pack your sense of adventure and hit the road with Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman and actor Deborah Mailman as they embark on a road trip through Aboriginal Australia. ... See full summary »

32. Bush Medicine (1984 Video)

47 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Nura Ward | Stars: Nura Ward, Anmanari Alice, Nora Rupert

33. Salt: Directors Talk (2009 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Stars: Michael Angus, Murray Fredericks

34. Harvest of Hate (1979 TV Movie)

75 min | Action, Drama

5.1
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A young couple is captured by Arab terrorists in the Simpson Desert.

Director: Michael Thornhill | Stars: Dennis Grosvenor, Kris McQuade, Michael Aitkens, Richard Meikle

Votes: 8

35. On Location with the Sundowners (1960)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Jon Cleary, Glynis Johns, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum

36. Colin Thiele (1990 Video)

49 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Star: Colin Thiele

37. Quietly Flows the Pisant: Soil Conservation (1984)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Rodney Long | Star: Tony Allison

38. My Survival as an Aboriginal (1979)

51 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Essie Coffey

39. Last Mail from Birdsville (2001)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Roger Clarke | Stars: Ian Doyle, Tom Kruse

40. The Making of 'Sunday' (1975 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Behind the scenes on-location documentary about the making of Sunday Too Far Away (1975), the first feature length movie produced by the South Australian Film Corporation. Features ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Scragg | Stars: Robert Bruning, Geoff Burton, Peggy Carter, David Copping

41. People, Place and Ten Canoes (2007 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Cassandra Malangarri Baker, Richard Birrinbirrin, Billy Black, Johnny Buniyira

42. Cigarettes and Matches (1979)

19 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Jerry Elder | Stars: Timothy Edwards, Michael Moody, John Remynse, Hetty Rollings

43. Shades of Ochre: The Colours of South Australia (2001 TV Short)

42 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Director: Paul Jury | Stars: Roger Cardwell, Max Fatchen, Stavros Pippos, Colin Thiele

44. On Location with 'Robbery Under Arms' (1985– )

48 min | Documentary

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Made-for-television documentary about the making of the South Australian Film Corporation production of Robbery Under Arms (1985).

45. Along the Heysen Trail (1986)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Patrick Frost, David Hills

46. Long Time Journey (1979)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Director: Justin Milne | Stars: John Dick, Richard Tipping

47. Making Spears: May 2005 (2007 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Billy Black, Bobby Bunungurr, Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr

48. Interviews (2004 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Dan Burstall, Tom Burstall, Michael Caton, Gerard Kennedy

49. Aerial Map of Arnhem Land (2007 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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50. Australia's Inland Sea (1951)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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