2017 Australian Films Released In Cinemas

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A list of Australian films released in Australian cinemas during the 2017 calender year.

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1. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 168,529 | Gross: $51.69M

2. Jasper Jones (2017)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Angourie Rice, Levi Miller

Votes: 2,175

3. A Few Less Men (2017)

92 min | Comedy

Travel plans for three men in ill-fitting wedding tuxedos goes horribly wrong. A follow-up to the 2011 comedy 'A Few Best Men'.

Director: Mark Lamprell | Stars: Dacre Montgomery, Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Ryan Corr

Votes: 1,101

4. David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017)

97 min | Documentary

For most people, movies are entertainment. For one man, they're a way of life.

Director: Sally Aitken | Stars: David Stratton, Phillip Adams, Anthony Ahern, Gillian Armstrong

Votes: 83

5. Rough Stuff (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Adventure

An activist group makes a deal with treasure-seeking Rovers and their modified four-wheel-drives for an expedition through treacherous Australian terrain. Tensions rise and ulterior motives... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Adams | Stars: Gareth Rickards, Vincent Andriano, Sam Glissan, Katie Garfield

Votes: 193

6. The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2016)

85 min | Drama

The chronicle of the life and great love of Otto Bloom, an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse - passing backwards through the years only remembering the future.

Director: Cris Jones | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown, Rose Riley

Votes: 116

7. Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Xenia Goodwin, Mackenzie Fearnley, Ines English, Adam Sollis

Votes: 1,058

8. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

70 Metascore

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading

Votes: 17,015 | Gross: $0.03M

9. My Pet Dinosaur (2017)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A troubled town is plunged into chaos when a boy accidentally makes a new friend.

Director: Matt Drummond | Stars: Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Scott Irwin, Beth Champion

Votes: 873

10. Bad Girl (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

Bad girl Amy, 17, is given one last chance by her adoptive parents, who think Amy's friendship with local girl Chloe is a step in the right direction. But when Amy discovers Chloe's secret ... See full summary »

Director: Fin Edquist | Stars: Sara West, Samara Weaving, Benjamin Winspear, Felicity Price

Votes: 253

11. EMO the Musical (2016)

TV-14 | 94 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Ethan, a sullen high-school student whose life is defined by what he hates, finds love with a blindly optimistic Christian girl Trinity, much to the annoyance of his angst-filled band mates and her evangelistic brethren.

Director: Neil Triffett | Stars: Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams, Jon Prasida

Votes: 696

12. I Am Heath Ledger (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career.

Directors: Adrian Buitenhuis, Derik Murray | Stars: Heath Ledger, Ben Harper, Kim Ledger, Sally Bell

Votes: 4,873

13. Whiteley (2017)

90 min | Documentary

A visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia's most celebrated artists, Brett Whiteley.

Director: James Bogle | Stars: Jack Barns, Andrew Blaikie, Sebastian Craig, Alan Dukes

Votes: 38

14. Don't Tell (2017)

110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.

Director: Tori Garrett | Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 148

15. The Osiris Child (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.

Director: Shane Abbess | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas, Luke Ford

Votes: 5,695

16. Hounds of Love (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

73 Metascore

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Director: Ben Young | Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter

Votes: 7,521

17. Hotel Coolgardie (2016)

83 min | Documentary

On a dusty highway between Australia's most isolated city and its largest gold pit lies Coolgardie - where the arrival every three months of a new pair of foreign backpackers to work the ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Gleeson

Votes: 97

18. Detour (I) (2016)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

46 Metascore

A young law student blindly enters into a pact with a hoodlum who offers to kill his stepfather - a man he feels is responsible for the accident that sent his mother into a coma.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, Stephen Moyer

Votes: 4,318 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Descent Into the Maelstrom (2017)

110 min | Documentary

A group of outsiders get together in 1974 Sydney, and RADIO BIRDMAN is born with a mission - to keep compromise from their art. Birdman are turned off and kicked out of venue after venue. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Sequeira | Stars: Alley Brereton, Warwick Gilbert, Pip Hoyle, Ron Keeley

Votes: 14

20. All for One (II) (2017)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

ALL FOR ONE is the story of GreenEdge, Australia's first ProTour cycling team.

Directors: Marcus Cobbledick, Dan Jones | Stars: Esteban Chaves, Matthew Hayman, Phil Liggett

Votes: 68

21. Killing Ground (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A couple's camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Director: Damien Power | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane

Votes: 5,698

22. Ali's Wedding (2017)

TV-MA | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helana Sawires, Robert Rabiah

Votes: 2,508

23. Namatjira Project (2017)

87 min | Documentary

From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace - Namatjira Project is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice.

Director: Sera Davies

Votes: 17

24. Rip Tide (2017)

Unrated | 85 min | Family

Teenage model Cora (played by Disney star Debby Ryan) is the daughter of the head of a major modelling agency and has always worked hard to live up to the expectations of her mother (... See full summary »

Director: Rhiannon Bannenberg | Stars: Debby Ryan, Genevieve Hegney, Andrew Creer, Naomi Sequeira

Votes: 1,918

25. Australia Day (2017)

98 min | Drama

On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and ... See full summary »

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Miah Madden, Elias Anton, Jenny Wu, Daniel Webber

Votes: 347

26. Mountain (I) (2017)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

An experience about the highest peaks around the world.

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Star: Willem Dafoe

Votes: 1,692 | Gross: $0.24M

27. The Go-Betweens: Right Here (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Music

All about the Australian band The Go-Betweens.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Robert Forster, Mark Callaghan, Clinton Walker, Damian Nelson

Votes: 55

28. Three Summers (2017)

95 min | Comedy

The new ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Ben Elton.

Director: Ben Elton | Stars: Robert Sheehan, Rebecca Breeds, Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski

Votes: 338

29. Jungle (I) (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

48 Metascore

A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Yasmin Kassim, Luis Jose Lopez, Lily Sullivan

Votes: 31,941

30. Innuendo (2017)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

When a mysterious young woman starts a new life as an art model, will her demons leave her alone or finally reveal the naked truth?

Director: Saara Lamberg | Stars: Saara Lamberg, Brendan Bacon, Andy Hazel, Karina Sorelli

Votes: 90

31. The Butterfly Tree (2017)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, ... See full summary »

Director: Priscilla Cameron | Stars: Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe

Votes: 272

32. The Comet Kids (2017)

Adventure

In order to protect his father's discovery, Lucas and his five friends go on the adventure of a lifetime to find the piece of a passing Comet that crash lands near their hometown in the 1950's.

Director: Glenn Triggs | Stars: Tiriel Mora, Lulu McClatchy, Marty Rhone, Reg Gorman

Votes: 34

33. Blue (IV) (2017)

76 min | Documentary

BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Director: Karina Holden

Votes: 67

34. Bad Blood (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller

Carrie is in love with her new fiancĂ© Vincent, a handsome and successful author. Vincent is besotted with Carrie, she's everything he's ever dreamed of. However, he's harbouring a dark ... See full summary »

Director: David Pulbrook | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Rob MacPherson, Tess Fowler

Votes: 101



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