Best Austrailian Movies of the 21st Centuryby Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 3 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
What is your favorite title filmed in Australia in the last 20 years?
Note: Covers 2000-2019
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1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 816,056 | Gross: $154.06M
2. The Great Gatsby (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Votes: 448,574 | Gross: $144.84M
3. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 391,551 | Gross: $67.21M
4. The Lego Movie (2014)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.
Votes: 312,387 | Gross: $257.76M
5. Aquaman (2018)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.
Votes: 321,546 | Gross: $335.06M
7. Predestination (I) (2014)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
Votes: 234,241 | Gross: $0.07M
8. Pitch Black (2000)
R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
Votes: 217,873 | Gross: $39.24M
9. Ghost Rider (2007)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
When motorcycle rider Johnny Blaze sells his soul to the Devil to save his father's life, he is transformed into the Ghost Rider, the Devil's own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.
Votes: 214,463 | Gross: $115.80M
10. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 212,742 | Gross: $79.96M
11. Lion (2016)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 192,052 | Gross: $51.74M
12. The Babadook (2014)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror
A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.
Votes: 181,825 | Gross: $0.92M
13. The Bank Job (2008)
R | 111 min | Crime, Thriller
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Votes: 168,355 | Gross: $30.03M
14. Happy Feet (2006)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!
Votes: 162,156 | Gross: $198.00M
15. 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.
16. Killer Elite (2011)
R | 116 min | Action, Thriller
When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons.
Votes: 119,851 | Gross: $25.12M
17. Daybreakers (2009)
R | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
Votes: 118,752 | Gross: $30.10M
18. Upgrade (2018)
R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Votes: 124,829 | Gross: $11.98M
19. Australia (2008)
PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 115,831 | Gross: $49.55M
20. House of Wax (2005)
R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Votes: 110,596 | Gross: $32.06M
21. Gods of Egypt (2016)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.
Votes: 99,106 | Gross: $31.15M
22. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.
Votes: 97,836 | Gross: $77.23M
23. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht.
24. Scooby-Doo (2002)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.
Votes: 91,574 | Gross: $153.29M
25. Ghost Ship (2002)
R | 91 min | Horror
A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.
Votes: 89,677 | Gross: $30.11M
27. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
R | 107 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Votes: 78,327 | Gross: $26.83M
PG | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with new-found friends and seek the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.
Votes: 75,267 | Gross: $55.68M
31. The Ruins (2008)
R | 90 min | Horror
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
Votes: 67,336 | Gross: $17.43M
32. Wolf Creek (2005)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.
Votes: 64,906 | Gross: $16.19M
33. Peter Pan (2003)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
Votes: 63,300 | Gross: $48.46M
34. Red Planet (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Votes: 53,515 | Gross: $17.48M
35. The Rover (2014)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.
Votes: 42,129 | Gross: $1.11M
Suggested by Jon Tomlinson