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1. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Writers: Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant | Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

2. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.2
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A former Australian policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from a desert town and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen.

Writers: Terry Hayes, George Miller | Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

3. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Writers: Marion Nelson, Robyn Davidson | Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

4. 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

5. 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

6. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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68 Metascore

Two drag queens and a transsexual travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Writer: Stephan Elliott | Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

7. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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44 Metascore

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

Writers: Greg Mclean, Aaron Sterns | Director: Greg Mclean | Stars: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus

8. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Writers: John Cornell, Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie | Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

9. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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54 Metascore

Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

Writer: Greg Mclean | Director: Greg Mclean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

10. 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

11. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Writers: Robert Drewe, John Michael McDonagh | Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

12. Kangaroo Jack (2003)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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16 Metascore

Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

Writers: Steve Bing, Barry O'Brien, Scott Rosenberg | Director: David McNally | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, Christopher Walken

13. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

14. 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.

Writers: Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson, Joe Ranft, Margery Sharp | Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

15. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Writers: Daniel Taplitz, Louis de Bernières | Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

16. 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

17. A Few Best Men (2011)

97 min | Comedy

5.8
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A groom and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a wedding.

Writer: Dean Craig | Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Laura Brent, Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop

18. Sirens (1993)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

Writer: John Duigan | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson

19. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Writers: Paul Hogan, Brett Hogan | Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

20. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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In 1880s Australia when young Jim Craig's father dies Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch and he is forced to become a man.

Writers: A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Cul Cullen, John Dixon | Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

21. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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37 Metascore

Mick Dundee travels to the city of smog and stars with his young son in tow.

Writers: Paul Hogan, Matt Berry, Eric Abrams | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks

22. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Writers: Joan Lindsay, Cliff Green | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

23. 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

24. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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88 Metascore

John Grant, a bonded teacher, arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before starting his holiday. But one night stretches to several and with the aid of alcohol he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.

Writers: Evan Jones, Kenneth Cook | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

25. Beautiful Kate (2009)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Ward, Newton Thornburg | Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Maeve Dermody, Rachel Griffiths, Sophie Lowe

26. 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

27. Crawlspace (2012)

86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A special forces unit sent, to infiltrate Pine Gap Australia's top secret underground military compound, come under attack from unknown forces.

Writers: Eddie Baroo, Justin Dix, Adam Patrick Foster | Director: Justin Dix | Stars: Nicholas Bell, Ngaire Dawn Fair, John Brumpton, Fletcher Humphrys

28. Fortress (1985 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Writers: Everett De Roche, Gabrielle Lord | Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick, Laurie Moran

29. Gone (VI) (2006)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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Romantic English couple meets a disarming American psychopath while vacationing in Australia.

Writers: James Watkins, Andrew Upton | Director: Ringan Ledwidge | Stars: Shaun Evans, Scott Mechlowicz, Yvonne Strahovski, Victoria Thaine

30. Outback (2012)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

4.6
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Being teased for his color, Johnny the white koala joins a traveling carnival with Hamish, a Tasmanian devil, and Higgens, a photographer monkey as talent agents. On the way through the ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Clevenger, Chris Denk, Timothy Wayne Peternel | Director: Kyung Ho Lee | Stars: Charlie Bewley, Lielle Tova Blinkoff, Alan Cumming, Tim Curry

31. Dirty Deeds (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Set in 1960's Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the ... See full summary »

Writer: David Caesar | Director: David Caesar | Stars: Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman, Sam Neill

32. Paperback Hero (1999)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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 »

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

33. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.7
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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.

Writers: Douglas Kennedy, Michael Thomas, Stephan Elliott | Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Rod Taylor, Susie Porter, Dee Smart

34. Bushfire Moon (1987 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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In the Australian outback, a small boy determines to see that a nasty, curmudgeonly miser gets the Christmas spirit.

Writer: Jeff Peck | Director: George Miller | Stars: Dee Wallace, John Waters, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Bill Kerr

35. A Town Like Alice (1956)

117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Writers: Nevil Shute, W.P. Lipscomb, Richard Mason | Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

36. Primal (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A group of friends travel into the Australian wilds to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their mind but a primal blood lust.

Writers: Nigel Christensen, Josh Reed | Director: Josh Reed | Stars: Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris, Rebekah Foord

37. Five Mile Creek (1983–1985)

46 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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Stars: Louise Caire Clark, Jay Kerr, Rod Mullinar, Liz Burch

38. The Goddess of 1967 (2000)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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"Goddess" stands for French "Déesse", the nickname of Citroën DS, the name of a famous car designed in the fifties. A young and well-situated Japanese man is dreaming of such a car, and one... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Ling-Ching Fong, Clara Law | Director: Clara Law | Stars: Rose Byrne, Rikiya Kurokawa, Nicholas Hope, Elise McCredie

39. The Nugget (2002)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.0
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'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.

Writer: Bill Bennett | Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Eric Bana, Stephen Curry, Dave O'Neil, Belinda Emmett

40. Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures (2001–2002)

22 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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Russell Coight's haphazard and inept adventuring style ensures that he is a danger to anything and anyone he meets, not to mention himself.

Stars: Glenn Robbins, Hermann Iberg, Tom Martin, Birgit Mildenberger

41. Opal Dream (2006)

PG | 86 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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56 Metascore

A young girl's relationship with her imaginary friends resonates throughout her town in the Australian Outback.

Writers: Peter Cattaneo, Phil Traill, Ben Rice | Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Sapphire Boyce, Christian Byers, Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie

42. A Town Like Alice (1981 TV Mini-Series)

301 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.4
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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Alison

43. The Sundowners (1960)

Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Adventure

7.3
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In Australia's Outback during the early 20th century the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon but the mom and son want to settle while the dad is against it.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Jon Cleary | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

44. Cactus (I) (2008)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is... See full summary »

Writer: Jasmine Yuen Carrucan | Director: Jasmine Yuen Carrucan | Stars: Travis McMahon, David Lyons, Bryan Brown, Shane Jacobson

45. Heaven's Burning (1997)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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After a botched bank job, a gang takes a hostage, Japanese girl on the run from arranged marriage, and escapes. Their wheelman saves the girl from them and the two go on the run with the cops, the gang and her psycho father on their tail.

Writer: Louis Nowra | Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Russell Crowe, Yûki Kudô, Kenji Isomura, Ray Barrett

46. 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

47. The Shiralee (1987 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Brown, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Smart, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

48. Fair Game (1986)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to kill ... See full summary »

Writer: Rob George | Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Cassandra Delaney, Peter Ford, David Sandford, Garry Who

49. Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Writers: Marc Rosenberg, Rolf de Heer, James M. Vernon | Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

50. Rain Shadow (2007 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Creators: Jimmy Thomson, Tony Morphett | Stars: Rachel Ward, Victoria Thaine, Grant Piro, Tom O'Sullivan