With Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 12,290

2. 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: 46,148 | Gross: $11.22M

3. 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: 35,105 | Gross: $15.19M

4. Daybreakers (2009)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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57 Metascore

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.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day

Votes: 121,611 | Gross: $30.10M

5. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged inside a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 67,294 | Gross: $16.19M

6. Underbelly (2008–2013)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of real life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the law.

Stars: Caroline Craig, Paul Tassone, Dieter Brummer, Daniel Roberts

Votes: 4,194

7. Sirens (1994)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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64 Metascore

When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson

Votes: 9,999 | Gross: $7.77M

8. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 25,754 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Chopper (2000)

R | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 35,965 | Gross: $0.23M

10. Shine (1996)

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

7.7
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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: 50,929 | Gross: $35.81M

11. The Silence (2006 TV Movie)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A former police detective working as a curator becomes obsessed with a victim in one of the crime scene photos in his exhibition from the 1960's. Delving into the mystery, he must confront the truth about this dead woman and his own life.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Essie Davis, Alice McConnell, Emily Barclay

Votes: 190

12. Bright Star (2009)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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81 Metascore

The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

Votes: 25,134 | Gross: $4.44M

13. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: 12,326

14. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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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: 24,775 | Gross: $11.74M

15. 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: 1,759

16. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses 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: 27,245 | Gross: $6.17M

17. Green Card (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 22,330 | Gross: $29.89M

18. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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In the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary nicknamed Black Robe by the natives and his small party of companions try reaching the Huron tribe in Canada all while facing mistrust, Iroquois warring parties and harsh winter conditions.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,375 | Gross: $8.21M

19. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

Votes: 10,016

20. Beautiful Kate (2009)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A writer reawakens his childhood trauma from the past when he returns home, at the request of his estranged sister, to grieve their father's impending death.

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Maeve Dermody, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 3,389

21. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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65 Metascore

After four men on a fishing trip discover a dead body in the water, they choose to delay reporting it and continue fishing.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

Votes: 6,389 | Gross: $0.40M

22. December Boys (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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56 Metascore

One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie, Christian Byers

Votes: 11,617 | Gross: $0.05M

23. Fatal Bond (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

4.1
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A restless hairdresser takes up with a man (Joe Martinez) she knows is wanted by the police. It is only when she realizes that he may be a serial killer, that she starts questioning the relationship.

Director: Vincent Monton | Stars: Linda Blair, Jerome Ehlers, Donal Gibson, Stephen Leeder

Votes: 192

24. Somersault (2004)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Damian de Montemas

Votes: 7,417 | Gross: $0.09M

25. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Set against the beauty of Far North Queensland, Ocean Girl is the story of Neri, a mysterious young girl from the ocean who is discovered by the young inhabitants of an underwater research colony.

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,685

26. The Black Balloon (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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68 Metascore

All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?

Director: Elissa Down | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson

Votes: 8,585 | Gross: $0.09M

27. The Girl from Tomorrow (1991–1992)

23 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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Alana, a teenage girl from the year 3000, finds herself trapped in 1990 with a criminal from the year 2500. Alone, and confused, she befriends a spirited girl named Jenny Kelly. Together ... See full summary »

Stars: Katharine Cullen, Melissa Marshall, James Findlay, Andrew Clarke

Votes: 1,068

28. Lantana (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 18,506 | Gross: $4.46M

29. Little Fish (2005)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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77 Metascore

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

Votes: 8,304 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Storm Warning (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A yuppie couple lost in a thick, brush-filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Nadia Farès, Robert Taylor, David Lyons, Mathew Wilkinson

Votes: 6,419

31. Frauds (1993)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an ... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Phil Collins, Hugo Weaving, Josephine Byrnes, Mitchell McMahon

Votes: 949 | Gross: $0.00M

32. Gone (VI) (2006)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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Romantic English couple meets a disarming American psychopath while vacationing in Australia.

Director: Ringan Ledwidge | Stars: Shaun Evans, Scott Mechlowicz, Yvonne Strahovski, Victoria Thaine

Votes: 3,900

33. The Square (2008)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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75 Metascore

A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes

Votes: 5,463 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Heaven's Burning (1997)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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After a botched bank job, a gang takes hostage a Japanese girl on the run from an arranged marriage, and escapes. Their wheel man saves the girl from them and the two go on the run with cops, the gang and her psycho husband on their tail.

Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Russell Crowe, Yûki Kudô, Kenji Isomura, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,853

35. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

Votes: 5,039 | Gross: $2.51M

36. Spellbinder (1995– )

24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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When a prank at a school camp goes drastically wrong, 15-year-old Paul Reynolds is blasted into an alternative reality and has to try to find a way home.

Stars: Zbych Trofimiuk, Gosia Piotrowska, Brian Rooney, Michela Noonan

Votes: 1,875

37. Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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66 Metascore

In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 6,403 | Gross: $1.51M

38. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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48 Metascore

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini (Guy Pearce) enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con him.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 9,671 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,956 | Gross: $0.02M

40. The Tracker (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Western

7.3
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71 Metascore

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page

Votes: 2,442

41. Like Minds (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.

Director: Gregory Read | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 4,511

42. The Interview (1998)

Unrated | 104 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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: 7,973

43. The Boys Are Back (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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57 Metascore

A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay

Votes: 9,850 | Gross: $0.81M

44. Map of the Human Heart (1992)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

Arctic, 1965: Avik tells his story starting 1931. A mapmaker flies Avik, then a preteen Eskimo boy with TB, to a hospital in Montreal, where he meets Albertine. They meet again when Avik joins WWII in UK.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin, Robert Joamie

Votes: 3,045 | Gross: $2.81M

45. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Rod Taylor, Susie Porter, Dee Smart

Votes: 1,813 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Japanese Story (2003)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Brooks | Stars: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 6,229 | Gross: $0.65M

47. Cosi (1996)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.6
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Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 1,798

48. The Efficiency Expert (1991)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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: 1,614 | Gross: $0.10M

49. Head On (1998)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters.

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Alex Dimitriades, Elena Mandalis, Damien Fotiou, Alex Papps

Votes: 4,080 | Gross: $0.38M

50. On the Beach (2000 TV Movie)

195 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Armand Assante, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 3,642


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