AUSTRALIAN MOVIE'S I'VE SEEN AND WANT TO SEE

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1. The Tracker (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Western

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 »

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

Votes: 1,997

2. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

Votes: 9,166

3. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

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.

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

Votes: 46,481 | Gross: $1.90M

4. The Nugget (2002)

R | 97 min | Comedy

'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.

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

Votes: 1,525

5. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 13,427 | Gross: $0.86M

6. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

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

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 83,543 | Gross: $174.64M

7. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 49,001 | Gross: $109.31M

8. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

37 Metascore

Australian Outback adventurer Mick "Crocodile" Dundee travels to Los Angeles with his young son while his longtime companion suspects foul play at a movie studio.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 21,799 | Gross: $25.64M

9. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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: 111,805 | Gross: $49.55M

10. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 105,831 | Gross: $66.60M

11. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 28,479 | Gross: $18.32M

12. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 152,608 | Gross: $198.00M

13. Happy Feet Two (2011)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.

Directors: George Miller, Gary Eck, David Peers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 37,165 | Gross: $64.01M

14. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 246,942 | Gross: $57.39M

15. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson

Votes: 22,799 | Gross: $11.74M

16. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, History

74 Metascore

A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

Votes: 14,012 | Gross: $2.25M

17. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 6,964 | Gross: $20.66M

18. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 14,881

19. Bootmen (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape.

Director: Dein Perry | Stars: Vaughan Sheffield, Christian Patterson, Lisa Perry, Sam Worthington

Votes: 2,098 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Better Than Sex (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: David Wenham, Susie Porter, Catherine McClements, Kris McQuade

Votes: 2,052 | Gross: $0.09M

21. He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

A nightmare chase through hell in a never-ending, unrequited daisy chain of desire...

Director: Richard Lowenstein | Stars: Noah Taylor, Emily Hamilton, Romane Bohringer, Alex Menglet

Votes: 3,059

22. Chopper (2000)

R | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, Vince Colosimo, Renée Brack

Votes: 34,039 | Gross: $0.23M

23. The Wog Boy (2000)

92 min | Comedy

Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe, Minister for employment, he finds himself on national television branded as ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Vellis | Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, Lucy Bell, Vince Colosimo, Geraldine Turner

Votes: 1,828

24. The Kings of Mykonos (2010)

102 min | Comedy

Steve 'The Wog Boy' Karamitsis inherits a beach on the resort island of Mykonos from an uncle he's never met.

Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Zeta Makrypoulia, Alex Dimitriades

Votes: 2,190

25. Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Woods | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Anthony LaPaglia, Elena Cotta, Kerry Walker

Votes: 2,765

26. The Bank (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

54 Metascore

The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Sibylla Budd, Steve Rodgers

Votes: 2,671

27. Silent Partner (2001)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

Two down-on-their-luck blokes have good fortune fall into their laps when the chance to train a greyhound is offered to them. Little do they know their silent partner is setting them up for a fall.

Director: Alkinos Tsilimidos | Stars: David Field, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 122

28. Lantana (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

84 Metascore

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 17,478 | Gross: $4.46M

29. The Man Who Sued God (2001)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes

Votes: 4,574

30. One Night the Moon (2001)

57 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

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: 299

31. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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 journey across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

Votes: 25,509 | Gross: $6.17M

32. Dirty Deeds (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.

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

Votes: 3,013

33. The Hard Word (2002)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

51 Metascore

Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Roberts | Stars: Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Joel Edgerton, Damien Richardson

Votes: 3,375 | Gross: $0.42M

34. Swimming Upstream (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

58 Metascore

The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

Votes: 3,029 | Gross: $0.05M

35. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 7,619

36. Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Timothy Spall, Freya Stafford

Votes: 2,705

37. Take Away (2003)

88 min | Comedy

Tony Stilano and Trev Spackneys both own, live over and work in adjoining take-away fish shops in Melbourne. Although they have fallen into a habitual rivalry based on a cause long ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Gracie | Stars: Vince Colosimo, Stephen Curry, Rose Byrne, Nathan Phillips

Votes: 592

38. Japanese Story (2003)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Brooks | Stars: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 5,974 | Gross: $0.65M

39. Undead (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

34 Metascore

A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay, Rob Jenkins, Lisa Cunningham

Votes: 12,120 | Gross: $0.04M

40. On the Beach (2000 TV Movie)

195 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Armand Assante, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 3,436

41. Love's Brother (2004)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sardi | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Garcia, Joe Petruzzi, Rodney Afif

Votes: 1,027

42. Strange Bedfellows (2004)

R | 100 min | Comedy

Two 'very straight' old timers have to learn how to pass as a loving gay couple after falsely claiming same-sex status to take advantage of newly legislated tax laws.

Director: Dean Murphy | Stars: Michael Caton, Alan Cassell, Andy Pappas, Paula Duncan

Votes: 1,669

43. Somersault (2004)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Damian de Montemas

Votes: 6,858 | Gross: $0.09M

44. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

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

Votes: 61,975 | Gross: $16.19M

45. Look Both Ways (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

64 Metascore

During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.

Director: Sarah Watt | Stars: Mary Kostakidis, Justine Clarke, Daniela Farinacci, Robbie Hoad

Votes: 2,871 | Gross: $0.10M

46. The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

"The Illustrated Family Doctor" is a dark comedy, that centres on the story of Gary Kelp, a young man who condenses reference books for a company called the Info Digest.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Samuel Johnson, Colin Friels, Jessica Napier, Sacha Horler

Votes: 213

47. Three Dollars (2005)

R | 118 min | Drama

THREE DOLLARS is the story of Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself with a wife, a child, and three dollars. Eddie's world revolves around the three women in his life: his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: David Wenham, Frances O'Connor, Sarah Wynter, Robert Menzies

Votes: 655

48. Little Fish (2005)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

Votes: 7,840 | Gross: $0.01M

49. Opal Dream (2006)

PG | 86 min | Drama, Family