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1. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,528 | Gross: $0.02M

2. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 450

3. 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: 25,111 | Gross: $6.17M

4. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a shocking indictment of the racism inflicted on the Indigenous people of Australia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,227

5. Chopper (2000)

Unrated | 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: 33,574 | Gross: $0.23M

6. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 168,761 | Gross: $8.75M

The movie that changed the face of Aussie cinema, great movie

7. The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

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

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 148,274 | Gross: $12.47M

Awesome sequel to the original 1979 flick

8. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 112,840 | Gross: $36.20M

Not so good sequel

9. Australia (2008)

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

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: 110,335 | Gross: $49.55M

10. Mother and Son (1984–1994)

30 min | Comedy

Arthur Beare is a 40 something son still living at home taking care of his senile mother Maggie. However no matter what he does he cannot seem to get ahead and is always coming unstuck, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Cracknell, Garry McDonald, Henri Szeps, Judy Morris

Votes: 498

This show is so funny

11. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

54 Metascore

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz

Votes: 28,577

12. 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: 2,697

13. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

During a rural summer 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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 28,314 | Gross: $0.23M

14. Bran Nue Dae (2009)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

54 Metascore

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins

Votes: 1,529 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Skippy (1967– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

Sonny and his kangaroo Skippy live in Waratah National Park in New South Wales. Matt Hammond, Sonny's father is the park ranger. Skippy saves the day in many adventures.

Stars: Ed Devereaux, Tony Bonner, Ken James, Garry Pankhurst

Votes: 768

16. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 30,640 | Gross: $15.19M

17. Boxing Day (2007)

81 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a father's desperate struggle to reunite his estranged family over the course of a single afternoon.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Richard Green, Tammy Anderson, Syd Brisbane, Stuart Clark

Votes: 126

18. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, War

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey | Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Bryan Brown

Votes: 916

19. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

Votes: 201,786 | Gross: $79.96M

Filmed in Melbourne Victoria

20. 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: 1,649

21. Kenny (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in ... See full summary »

Director: Clayton Jacobson | Stars: Shane Jacobson, Travis Golland, Chris Davis, Alf Scerri

Votes: 5,860

22. Metal Skin (1994)

115 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Aden Young, Tara Morice, Nadine Garner, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 410

23. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,342

24. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 32,617 | Gross: $5.73M

25. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

56 Metascore

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

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 23,426 | Gross: $0.07M

26. 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 »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Mick Jagger, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Mark McManus, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 955

27. 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: 1,936

28. Garage Days (2002)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Drama

50 Metascore

The story of a young garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Kick Gurry, Maya Stange, Pia Miranda, Russell Dykstra

Votes: 2,562 | Gross: $0.02M

29. 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: 82,051 | Gross: $174.64M

30. 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: 48,178 | Gross: $109.31M

31. 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: 1,488

32. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont

Votes: 22,083 | Gross: $12.67M

Melbourne VIC

33. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 22,344 | Gross: $11.74M

34. 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 »

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson, Ralph Cotterill

Votes: 611

35. Charlie & Boots (2009)

101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

Director: Dean Murphy | Stars: Paul Hogan, Alan Powell, Shane Jacobson, Morgan Griffin

Votes: 1,242

36. 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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 19,441

37. Summer Heights High (2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau, Zach Fa'atoe

Votes: 12,903

One of the funniest shows I've ever seen

38. Balibo (2009)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins, Ana Rosa Mendoça

Votes: 2,182

39. 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: 17,347 | Gross: $4.46M

40. 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: 13,113 | Gross: $0.86M

41. Suburban Mayhem (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her, but everybody's trying.

Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Emily Barclay, Steve Bastoni, Laurence Breuls, Michael Dorman

Votes: 1,307

42. Thunderstruck (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

After a near death experience, five Boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury their best friend next to the grave of Bon Scott. 12 years later, having gone their different ways, they come together to fulfill the promise.

Director: Darren Ashton | Stars: Damon Gameau, Stephen Curry, Ryan Johnson, Callan Mulvey

Votes: 824

43. Blackrock (1997)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

When a young schoolgirl is raped and murdered, the mateship between a group of surfers is tested as the truth is slowly revealed.

Director: Steven Vidler | Stars: Laurence Breuls, Linda Cropper, Simon Lyndon, Chris Haywood

Votes: 863

44. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Jindabyne, in the southeast section of New South Wales, was moved to its current site from its original site upon the building of a hydroelectric dam, the resulting reservoir, Lake ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

Votes: 6,016 | Gross: $0.40M

45. September (2007)

85 min | Drama

Set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968, SEPTEMBER is a character driven film about two 15 year old boys - one black, one white - whose friendship begins to fall apart under the stress of ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Carstairs | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Clarence John Ryan, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Kelton Pell

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