Australian films

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1. Burning Man (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis

Votes: 3,422

2. The Saviour (2005)

TV-G | 17 min | Short, Drama

A young Church elder struggles with his faith when the married woman he has been seeing breaks off their relationship.

Director: Peter Templeman | Stars: Thomas Campbell, Susan Prior, Rhys Muldoon, David Somerville

Votes: 358

3. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 47,580 | Gross: $35.81M

4. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 46,504 | Gross: $1.90M

5. Australia (2008)

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

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: 111,851 | Gross: $49.55M

6. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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: 22,810 | Gross: $11.74M

7. Mary and Max (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Votes: 146,227

8. Mad Max (1979)

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

73 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: 172,296 | Gross: $8.75M

9. The Road Warrior (1981)

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

77 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: 151,268 | Gross: $12.47M

10. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

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

71 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: 115,201 | Gross: $36.20M

11. The Little Death (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.

Director: Josh Lawson | Stars: Bojana Novakovic, Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany

Votes: 23,030 | Gross: $0.02M

12. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 42,000 | Gross: $11.22M

13. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

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.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 8,025 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Charlie's Country (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Wayne Anthoney

Votes: 1,639

15. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 50,695 | Gross: $1.04M

16. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 10,963

17. Malcolm (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood

Votes: 1,833 | Gross: $0.54M

18. 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: 25,520 | Gross: $6.17M

19. Redfern Now: Promise Me (2015 TV Movie)

Drama

Two young women are raped on their way home. The story follows the lives of both women and the different ways they deal with the crime.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Rarriwuy Hick, Lisa Flanagan

Votes: 84

20. 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: 2,219

21. 2:37 (2006)

91 min | Drama

At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.

Director: Murali K. Thalluri | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Frank Sweet, Sam Harris, Charles Baird

Votes: 6,666

22. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 11,773 | Gross: $2.45M

23. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,046 | Gross: $7.14M

24. Chopper (2000)

R | 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: 34,048 | Gross: $0.23M

25. My Brilliant Career (1979)

G | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A young independent woman who lives with her grandmother and aunt in the countryside rebels against being pressured into marriage and chooses to solely focus on having a career as a writer. Nevertheless, two suitors propose to her.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

Votes: 2,999

26. The Secret River (2015)

Adventure, Drama, History

In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.

Stars: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook, Lachy Hulme, Tim Minchin

Votes: 430

27. Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A former criminal lawyer is getting his life back together and now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and finding those who don't ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing

Votes: 1,705

28. The Hunter (IV) (2011)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

Director: Daniel Nettheim | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies, Jacek Koman

Votes: 34,211 | Gross: $0.18M

29. 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: 19,936

30. Adoration (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville

Votes: 28,818 | Gross: $0.32M

31. 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: 17,067 | Gross: $0.03M

32. The Daughter (2015)

96 min | Drama

62 Metascore

The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.

Director: Simon Stone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Nicholas Hope, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie

Votes: 3,805 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Farid in the West (2013)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When two middle-eastern migrants face the pressures of a new culture, they turn to the niqab/burqua in very different ways.

Director: Steve Anthopoulos | Stars: Mairead Armstrong, Michelle Cameron, Cynthia Gordon, Bev Killick

Votes: 14

34. The Interview (1998)

Unrated | 104 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.

Director: Craig Monahan | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, Aaron Jeffery, Paul Sonkkila

Votes: 4,707

35. OtherLife (2017)

96 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

Director: Ben C. Lucas | Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Cocquerel, T.J. Power, Daniielle Alexis

Votes: 9,337

36. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 65,049 | Gross: $4.19M

37. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 7,629

38. 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: 33,265 | Gross: $5.73M

39. 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: 2,526



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