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1. Donkey in Lahore (2008)

117 min | Documentary, Drama

An Australia puppeteer falls for a beautiful Muslim girl during his stay in Pakistan.

Director: Faramarz K. Rahber

Votes: 84

2. Tracker (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison, Gareth Reeves, Mark Mitchinson

Votes: 3,299

3. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

49 Metascore

About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 8,695 | Gross: $1.03M

4. Walkabout (1996)

98 min | Comedy

Seven high school graduates set out into the Southern California wilderness on a church sponsored survival program, designed to instill "character, self-confidence and religious conviction.... See full summary »

Director: M. David Melvin | Stars: Brent Florence, Tyme Jasso-Luper, Lisa Koch, Kenny Luper

Votes: 31

5. Idiot Box (1996)

83 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, ... See full summary »

Director: David Caesar | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Jeremy Sims, John Polson, Graeme Blundell

Votes: 735

6. 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

Definately in my top 10 movies of all time. From the director of Romper Stomper.

Lost, dispondent dope-addled car-obsessed young males with disturbing disconnected lives become focused on an arbitrary quest in order to find meaning. (thanks somebozo943!)

Unflinching indie brilliance with punch!

7. The Efficiency Expert (1992)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

An expert on productivity shows wacky workers in 1966 Australia how to run their moccasin factory like clockwork, despite laying off more than half the workforce.

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Alwyn Kurts, Bruno Lawrence

Votes: 1,486 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

60 Metascore

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 4,538

9. Last Ride (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

Director: Glendyn Ivin | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton

Votes: 2,066 | Gross: $0.01M

10. $9.99 (2008)

R | 78 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

68 Metascore

A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives.

Director: Tatia Rosenthal | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Samuel Johnson, Barry Otto

Votes: 2,924 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

Votes: 5,186 | Gross: $2.42M

12. Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach

Votes: 728

13. The Well (1997)

101 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much ... See full summary »

Director: Samantha Lang | Stars: Pamela Rabe, Miranda Otto, Paul Chubb, Frank Wilson

Votes: 346 | Gross: $0.01M

14. In the Winter Dark (1998)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village; where a creature is killing the local animals.

Director: James Bogle | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Ray Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto

Votes: 236

15. Lake Mungo (2008)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A supernatural drama about grief.

Director: Joel Anderson | Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Talia Zucker

Votes: 11,699

16. Erskineville Kings (1999)

90 min | Drama

Barky, 25, lost soul, left home two years ago to escape his abusive father leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him; now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home.

Director: Alan White | Stars: Marty Denniss, Hugh Jackman, Andrew Wholley, Aaron Blabey

Votes: 443

17. Tim (1979)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.

Director: Michael Pate | Stars: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison

Votes: 2,768

18. 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: 179

19. 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: 4,022 | Gross: $0.28M

20. The Quiet Room (1996)

PG | 92 min | Drama

A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Celine O'Leary, Chloe Ferguson, Paul Blackwell, Phoebe Ferguson

Votes: 518

21. Heatwave (1982)

R | 91 min | Drama

A planned housing development in the mid 70's designed for an upstart Cockney immigrant developer, becomes the centre of controversy as tenants and squatters in the older houses refuse to move.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Judy Davis, Richard Moir, Chris Haywood, Bill Hunter

Votes: 293

22. Summerfield (1977)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Nick Tate, John Waters, Elizabeth Alexander, Michelle Jarman

Votes: 218

23. Tom White (2004)

106 min | Drama

An architect experiences a mental breakdown with life-changing results.

Director: Alkinos Tsilimidos | Stars: Colin Friels, Rachael Blake, Dan Spielman, Loene Carmen

Votes: 259

24. Newsfront (1978)

PG | 110 min | Drama, History

In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood

Votes: 606

25. Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas

Votes: 561

26. 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: 1,530 | Gross: $0.11M

27. We of the Never Never (1982)

G | 134 min | Drama, History

Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

Director: Igor Auzins | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 292

28. Siam Sunset (1999)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A British design executive, who seemingly has everything going for him has his life totally changed when a refrigerator falls from an aircraft and lands on his wife. He decides to getaway ... See full summary »

Director: John Polson | Stars: Linus Roache, Danielle Cormack, Ian Bliss, Roy Billing

Votes: 1,022

29. 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: 2,619

30. 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: 6,787 | Gross: $20.66M

31. Return to Snowy River (1988)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie

Votes: 2,003 | Gross: $13.69M

32. Lou (2010)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama

Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou ... See full summary »

Director: Belinda Chayko | Stars: John Hurt, Lily Bell Tindley, Emily Barclay, Charlie-Rose MacLennan

Votes: 307

33. Celia (1989)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia.

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Rebecca Smart, Nicholas Eadie, Victoria Longley, Mary-Anne Fahey

Votes: 557

34. 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: 1,244

35. Opal Dream (2006)

PG | 86 min | Drama, Family

56 Metascore

A young girl's relationship with her imaginary friends resonates throughout her town in the Australian Outback.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Sapphire Blossom, Christian Byers, Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 859 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

True story about Joanne Lee's partner missing presumed murdered in the Australian outback some years ago.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Bryan Brown, Joanne Froggatt, John Wood, Tom Long

Votes: 299

37. Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala (1992)

Not Rated | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

After his home is destroyed by deforestation, Blinky Bill sets out on a quest to find his displaced mother.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Robyn Moore, Keith Scott, Ross Higgins

Votes: 423

38. Dot and the Whale (1986)

75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Young girl Dot and her friend Nelson the dolphin find Tonga, a beached whale who lost her family in whalers attack and wants to die. Dot believes that Moby Dick could convince Tonga to live, so Nelson takes Dot to Antarctica to find him.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Kim Deacon, Robyn Moore, Keith Scott

Votes: 113

Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon was Australia's first animated feature film.

40. Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981)

88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

Director: Alex Stitt | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Keith Michell, Arthur Dignam, Ed Rosser

Votes: 136

The second full-length fully animated film ever made in Australia (coming after 1972's Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon)

41. The Magic Riddle (1991)

93 min | Animation, Fantasy

Cinderella and other fairy tales get jumbled together when a grandmother tells a story.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Ross Higgins, Robyn Moore, Keith Scott

Votes: 194

42. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005)

26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Director: Anthony Lucas | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Tommy Dysart, Jude Beaumont

Votes: 2,128

Animated Short Film using silhouette animation

43. The Getting of Wisdom (1977)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Julia Blake, Dorothy Bradley, Kay Eklund, Max Fairchild

Votes: 314

44. A Test of Love (1984)

PG | 96 min | Drama

In the 1970s, Jessica Hathaway (Angela Punch McGregor) joins the staff of Brentwood Hospital, a government facility for handicapped children in Melbourne, Australia. One of her patients is ... See full summary »

Director: Gil Brealey | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Drew Forsythe, Liddy Clark, Monica Maughan

Votes: 130

45. Travelling North (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

After their late-life marriage, a middle-aged Australian couple move to the countryside. Their life and tempestuous marriage is detailed.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Leo McKern, Julia Blake, Henri Szeps, Graham Kennedy

Votes: 276 | Gross: $0.21M

46. The Devil's Playground (1976)

107 min | Drama

Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate

Votes: 828

47. Monkey Grip (1982)

99 min | Drama

A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.

Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Noni Hazlehurst, Colin Friels, Alice Garner, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 201

48. Death in Brunswick (1990)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best ... See full summary »

Director: John Ruane | Stars: Sam Neill, Zoe Carides, John Clarke, Yvonne Lawley

Votes: 874