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1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 859,680 | Gross: $154.06M

2. Extraction (2020)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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56 Metascore

Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he's enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

Director: Sam Hargrave | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, Rudhraksh Jaiswal

Votes: 144,014

3. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 125,546 | Gross: $96.37M

4. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 9,761

5. A Place to Call Home (2013–2018)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.3
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A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia.

Stars: Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo, Craig Hall

Votes: 4,088

6. Mad Max (1979)

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

6.9
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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: 188,397 | Gross: $8.75M

7. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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74 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 424,233 | Gross: $26.95M

8. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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77 Metascore

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Michael Sheasby, Maya Christie, Addison Christie

Votes: 19,026 | Gross: $0.39M

9. True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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75 Metascore

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Corbett

Votes: 5,594

10. Babyteeth (2019)

MA-17 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

Milla, a seriously ill teenager falls in love with a drug dealer, Moses, her parents worst nightmare.

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Eliza Scanlen, Michelle Lotters, Toby Wallace, Sora Wakaki

Votes: 4,811

11. I Am Woman (2019)

116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.0
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56 Metascore

The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy.

Director: Unjoo Moon | Stars: Evan Peters, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald, Matty Cardarople

Votes: 636

12. The New Legends of Monkey (2018– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Entering the mythical world of the Monkey King, where a young monk and his group of disciples are on a journey to collect scrolls of Buddhist wisdom.

Stars: Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan, Josh Thomson, Emilie Cocquerel

Votes: 3,275

13. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 409,905 | Gross: $234.28M

14. Rake (2010–2018)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 5,924

15. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

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

Votes: 207,642 | Gross: $51.74M

16. Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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65 Metascore

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

Votes: 460,500 | Gross: $101.80M

17. Escape from Pretoria (2020)

PG-13 | 106 min | Thriller

6.8
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56 Metascore

Based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa.

Director: Francis Annan | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter

Votes: 15,926

18. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

Votes: 161,887 | Gross: $79.37M

19. Cargo (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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65 Metascore

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins

Votes: 34,942

20. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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77 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 163,920 | Gross: $12.47M

21. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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This show chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heartbreaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town just outside of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Stars: Ray Meagher, Lynne McGranger, Emily Symons, Ada Nicodemou

Votes: 5,385

22. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings

Votes: 13,275

23. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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59 Metascore

IMF agent Ethan Hunt is sent to Sydney to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

Votes: 309,381 | Gross: $215.41M

24. Neighbours (1985– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 4,702

25. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 191,078 | Gross: $0.92M

26. Adore (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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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: 31,781 | Gross: $0.32M

27. Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.3
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57 Metascore

A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

Director: Julia Leigh | Stars: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Bridgette Barrett

Votes: 30,626 | Gross: $0.04M

28. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 206,431 | Gross: $10.10M

29. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 34,756 | Gross: $15.19M

30. H2O: Just Add Water (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 23 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Three girls become mermaids after a mysterious island transforms them and gives them special powers.

Stars: Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren, Burgess Abernethy

Votes: 12,137

31. Bluey (2018– )

TV-Y | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

9.7
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The slice-of-life adventures of an Australian Blue Heeler Cattle Dog puppy as she has fun with her family and friends in everyday situations.

Stars: David McCormack, Melanie Zanetti, Charlotte Stent, Brad Elliott

Votes: 1,442

32. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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47 Metascore

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 52,025 | Gross: $2.02M

33. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 149,467 | Gross: $83.30M

34. Survivor (2000– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.2
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A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Stars: Jeff Probst, Lillian Morris, Jon Dalton, Rob Mariano

Votes: 21,467

35. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 91,182 | Gross: $174.64M

36. The Rover (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field

Votes: 44,020 | Gross: $1.11M

37. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

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

6.3
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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: 125,069 | Gross: $36.20M

38. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In the arid 1920s Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful granddaughter of a vast sheep station owner stand powerless before God's will, tormented by desire. How far are they willing to go in the name of love?

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 7,943

39. Awoken (2019)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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A young medical student attempts to cure her brother from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to help him, a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel J. Phillips | Stars: Erik Thomson, Sara West, Benson Jack Anthony, Amelia Douglass

Votes: 2,370

40. Australia (2008)

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

6.6
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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: 118,137 | Gross: $49.55M

41. The Very Excellent Mr. Crocodile Dundee (2020)

88 min | Comedy

4.8
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Paul Hogan is reluctantly thrust back into the spotlight as he desperately attempts to restore his sullied reputation on the eve of being knighted.

Director: Dean Murphy | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jacob Elordi, Chevy Chase, Luke Hemsworth

Votes: 652

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

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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70 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: 45,792 | Gross: $11.22M

43. Sea Patrol (2007–2011)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Following the crew of the patrol boat HMAS Hammersley, as they patrol the northern sea border of Australia. They have to deal with foreign fishermen poaching fish, smugglers and with political unrest in a neighbouring island state.

Stars: John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes, Lisa McCune, Kristian Schmid

Votes: 1,708

44. Please Like Me (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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Twenty something Josh is going through a number of big changes as he navigates his first decade of adulthood. After being dumped by his girlfriend, he comes to the realization that he is gay.

Stars: Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward, John, Debra Lawrance

Votes: 14,097

45. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 55,085 | Gross: $21.50M

46. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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65 Metascore

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Bembol Roco

Votes: 19,112 | Gross: $10.28M

47. Killer Elite (2011)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

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.

Director: Gary McKendry | Stars: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell

Votes: 122,490 | Gross: $25.12M

48. Wish You Were Here (I) (2012)

R | 89 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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60 Metascore

Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr

Votes: 5,166 | Gross: $0.05M

49. Mary and Max (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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: 161,573

50. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 50,854 | Gross: $12.55M



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