Most Popular "Australian History" Titles
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2. Breaker Morant (1980)
PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Votes: 10,700 | Gross: $7.14M
3. Against the Wind (1978– )
50 min | Drama, History
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 »
4. Ned Kelly (1970)
GP | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money. He gets more deeply drawn into the outlaw ... See full summary »
5. The Tracker (2002)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Western
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 »
6. Dark Frontier (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, History, Thriller
1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's beloved father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's ... See full summary »
7. Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
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.
9. 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997 TV Movie)
67 min | Documentary, History
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 »
11. Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)
101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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 »
12. Wills & Burke (1985)
100 min | Biography, Comedy
Parody of historical epics that focuses on real-life Australian explorers William John Wills and Robert O'Hara Burkes, who tragically tried to cross the Australian continent from the south, to the north, a distance of 3,250 km.
13. Australians at War (2001– )
446 min | Documentary, History, War
From the Boer War to the present day peacekeeping missions, Australians at War is the most comprehensive visual record ever made of our wartime history. Australian men and women, veterans ... See full summary »
Star: John Stanton
14. Bastard Boys (2007)
225 min | Drama
The true story about the war on the Australian waterfront, when on the 7th April 1998, Chris Corrigan and the Liberal Government at the time, conspired and illegally dismissed the unionised... See full summary »
15. Answered by Fire (2006 TV Movie)
190 min | Drama
An action packed mini series set against the tumultuous lead up to the 1999 referendum in East Timor and its horrifying aftermath, in which two UN Volunteers take on more than they ... See full summary »
16. Mary (1994)
75 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
MARY is based on the true life story of Mary MacKillop who in the 1860s began an order of nuns to teach poor Catholic children in rural Australia. When she refused to obey the local Bishop,... See full summary »
18. Flashbacks with Barry Humphries (1999– )
Documentary, Comedy, History
Barry Humphries with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history from the 50s to the 80s in this four part series.
Star: Barry Humphries
19. Lockout (2007 TV Movie)
56 min | Documentary
In 1929 one of the darkest chapters in Australian industrial history was written in blood and bitterness on the Northern Coalfields of NSW, a tale that will echo across our landscape in story, song and legacy.
20. Australians Hit Hollywood (2009)
55 min | Documentary
Since Errol Flynn became a Hollywood movie star in the 1930's Australians have been following their artistic dreams to America. Today a wealth of Australian talent is achieving success in ... See full summary »
21. Tudawali (1988 TV Movie)
87 min | Biography, Drama, History
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the life of Tudawali.
22. Air Australia (2007– )
55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Australia's airline history is a saga of daring feats, can-do attitude, pig-headed visionaries, iron-fisted politicians, warring pilots; of humble beginnings and mega deals.
26. The Battle of Broken Hill (1981)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, History
On January 1 1915, two Muslim men from British India went on a murderous rampage near a place called Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia.
27. The Story of Australia (2013– )
A documentary on the heritage, diverse culture, industry, enterprise and unique natural features of Australia.
29. Neighbours Revealed (2000– )
25 min | Documentary, History
A glimpse at Australia's longest running drama series; behind-the-scenes interviews and anecdotes from some of Australia's most well known actors as they guide the viewer through an average... See full summary »
31. Once Upon Australia (1995 TV Short)
Documentary, Animation, Short
Australian claymation legend Nick Hilligoss depicts the evolution of life in Australia from first fishes and amphibians to dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals such as the giant kangaroos, as well as what comes after the end of Man's era.
34. Friends & Enemies (1987)
88 min | Documentary, History
One thousand power workers went on strike against the South East Queensland Electrical Board (SEQEB)in February 1985 in protest against the introduction of contract worker hire. This ... See full summary »
39. Howard on Menzies: Building Modern Australia (2016)
57 min | Documentary, Biography
Former Prime Minister John Howard is adamant that Bob Menzies, Australia's longest-serving PM, had a very positive impact on modern Australia. Howard examines Menzies' career and legacy to ... See full summary »
45. The Stirrers (2012)
4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
On Palm Island (North Queensland, Australia) in the 1970s, 12-year-old Jacqui witnessed a riot. This hybrid documentary presents a true story, originally recorded in her school project book... See full summary »
47. Not Forgotten (2008)
52 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Mark Lee uncovers the stories behind the memorials and the names. He pieces together personal histories, traces their descendants, and discovers how Australian families, communities and the nation as a whole was touched by the Great War.