Ozploitation archive - New Wave Aussie cinema from the 70's & 80'sby jrdatak | created - 30 Oct 2011 | updated - 30 Oct 2011 | Public
An archive of Australia's exploitation films from the Australian New Wave era, otherwise known as Ozploitation thanks to one the best documentaries ever made Not Quite Hollywood - for more info: Wiki - Ozploitation
Note: this list isn't in any particular order and is by no means complete, suggestions welcome! When I get a chance to watch as many as I can I'll make up a 'best of' list.
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R | 103 min | Documentary
The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.
Votes: 3,524 | Gross: $0.02M
One of the best documentaries I've ever seen!! I've always been into Aussie movies but I had no idea that most of these even existed. Even if it is mostly just about Aussie film's, it feels like a great expose of the deviant side of Aussie culture in the 70's and 80's... ockers, boobs, guns and cars. I guarantee you that you'll be instantly sucked in and if you're like me it might just inspire you to check out exploitation films of all genres. Check it out, fkn yea!
3. The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Votes: 147,821 | Gross: $12.47M
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.
Votes: 112,491 | Gross: $36.20M
5. Dead End Drive-In (1986)
R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror
In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.
6. The Chain Reaction (1980)
92 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt, an engineer badly hurt in the accident, knows that the leak will ... See full summary »
7. Wake in Fright (1971)
R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 7,467 | Gross: $0.05M
8. Fair Game (1986)
R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
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 »
10. The Dragon Flies (1975)
R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.
11. Turkey Shoot (1982)
R | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.
13. Razorback (1984)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,576 | Gross: $0.15M
14. Howling III (1987)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
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?
15. Walkabout (1971)
GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
17. Dark Age (1987)
R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror
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 »
18. Stone (1974)
103 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s.
20. Midnite Spares (1983)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After discovering that a group of car thieves may have something to do with his father's untimely death, Steve pursues the criminals and attempts to capture them as well as prove his prowess as a racecar driver.
21. Deathcheaters (1976)
93 min | Action, Adventure
Two best friends, Vietnam War veterans turned stunt men, are sent as spies to the Philippines on a top secret mission for the Australian government.
22. Thirst (1979)
R | 93 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.
23. BMX Bandits (1983)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.
24. Age of Consent (1969)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his ... See full summary »
25. The Naked Bunyip (1970)
Not Rated | 136 min | Comedy, Documentary
A shy young man is hired by an ad agency to conduct a survey on sex in Australia. The somewhat clueless young man investigates homosexuality, transvestites, prostitution, and strip clubs ... See full summary »
27. Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
93 min | Comedy
Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that ... See full summary »
89 min | Comedy
Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.
30. Number 96 (1974)
113 min | Comedy, Drama
Further adventures of the Number 96 (1972) crew, on the big screen. After a devastating experience at the hands of a group of bikies Vera Collins recovers at the home of socialite friend ... See full summary »
33. Fantasm Comes Again (1977)
X | 99 min | Comedy
An intern and a professional writer at a newspaper agency read over 10 different erotic letters detailing the erotic escapes of various women for their sexual advice column.
34. Felicity (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »
36. Harlequin (1980)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »
37. The F.J. Holden (1977)
101 min | Drama
Bankstown, NSW, Australia, 1970s. Kevin and his mate Bob spend their time drinking and cruising around the western suburbs of Sydney in Kevin's yellow FJ Holden, looking for girls. One day ... See full summary »
38. High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
Two fun-loving carnival workers take a vacation with the hope of finding plenty of sex and drugs. Their "quest" is fulfilled when they encounter a dope-peddler and two exotic nightclub dancers.
39. Houseboat Horror (1989 Video)
85 min | Horror
A rowdy rock group are accompanied by a film crew to desolate Lake Infinity to produce a music video. One night the musicians visit the local pub while the various members of the film crew ... See full summary »
41. Strike of the Panther (1988)
90 min | Action
Jason Blade is a man who can't bring himself to commit fully to his woman, and who spends all his time with a special crime task force taking on assignments to fight crime and right wrong ... See full synopsis »
42. Next of Kin (1982)
89 min | Horror, Mystery
In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.
43. Lady Stay Dead (1981)
92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A Young woman is looking after her sister's house, unaware that her sister and neighbor have been murdered by their handyman who also happens to be a serial killer.
44. Night of Fear (1972)
54 min | Horror, Thriller
Insane sadistic hermit stalks and captures those who get lost in his part of the woods. A young woman whose car broke down is about to find out what he does with them next.
46. Stage Fright (1980)
90 min | Horror, Thriller
A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy ... See full summary »
47. Pacific Banana (1981)
R | 82 min | Comedy
The story of a pair of Australian pilots working for a small South Pacific airline. Paul, a wildly successful womanizer, leaving conquests at every port and Martin, sad and lonely in his ... See full summary »
48. Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
PG | 91 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from ww-ii. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter,... See full summary »
50. Scobie Malone (1975)
98 min | Mystery
Sydney homicide detective Sergeant Scobie Malone and his offsider investigate the murder of Helga, whose corpse is found in the basement of the Sydney Opera House.
51. Sidecar Racers (1975)
PG | 100 min | Drama