ABORIGINAL MOVIES

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1. Mad Bastards (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

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 »

Director: Brendan Fletcher | Stars: Dean Daley-Jones, Lucas Yeeda, Greg Tait, Ngaire Pigram

Votes: 409

2. Beneath Clouds (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors, Terry Dahlstron

Votes: 849

3. The Fringe Dwellers (1986)

PG | 98 min | Drama

Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

Votes: 313 | Gross: $0.15M

4. Deadly (1991)

99 min | Crime

"Deadly" is set against a backdrop of simmering racial tension in a remote Australian outback town.

Director: Esben Storm | Stars: Jerome Ehlers, Frank Gallacher, Lydia Miller, John Moore

Votes: 36

5. Call Me Mum (2006 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

Kate is on a plane taking Warren, her 18 year old Torres Strait Islander foster son, to meet Flo, his birth mother, who is gravely ill in hospital in Brisbane. Flo hasn't seen Warren since ... See full summary »

Director: Margot Nash | Stars: Catherine McClements, Vicki Saylor, Lynette Curran, Dayne Christian

Votes: 20

7. Backroads (1977)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A black and white lowlife duo drives around Australia's Outback in a stolen vehicle and finds trouble after trouble.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Bill Hunter, Gary Foley, Zac Martin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 178

8. 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: 19,367

9. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,722

10. Yolngu Boy (2001)

88 min | Adventure, Drama

Lorrpu, Botj and Milika are three Yolngu (Aboriginal) teenagers who once shared a childhood dream of becoming great hunters together. But as teenagers they changed: Botj did bad things ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Johnson | Stars: John Sebastian Pilakui, Nathan Daniels, Sean Mununggurr, Lirrina Mununggurr

Votes: 294

11. 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: 1,524 | Gross: $0.11M

12. Stoned Bros (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

Best mates Eddie and Charlie's spiritual journey goes off track and becomes a riotous trip through outback Australia.

Director: Richard Frankland | Stars: Luke Carroll, Leon Burchill, Valentino del Toro, David Page

Votes: 228

13. 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: 1,216

14. Radiance (1998)

83 min | Drama

With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Deborah Mailman, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachael Maza, Russell Kiefel

Votes: 282

15. 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: 1,931

16. 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 »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall

Votes: 212

17. 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: 25,046 | Gross: $6.17M

18. Ten Canoes (2006)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »

Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr | Stars: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu

Votes: 4,017 | Gross: $0.28M

19. Manganinnie (1980)

90 min | Drama

Aboriginal woman Manganinnie survives a Black Line raid which claims the life of her husband, Meenopeekameena.

Director: John Honey | Stars: Mawuyul Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton, Elaine Mangan

Votes: 72

20. Samson and Delilah (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, Scott Thornton

Votes: 2,889

21. Australian Rules (2002)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas and the Nungas, come together on the one field they have in common, the football field. But the... See full summary »

Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Lisa Flanagan, Tom Budge

Votes: 713