With British Empire Films Australia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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87 Metascore

A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 59,595 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 464,492 | Gross: $1.23M

3. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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81 Metascore

An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 21,709 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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85 Metascore

After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 123,372 | Gross: $51.60M

5. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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91 Metascore

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 118,884 | Gross: $102.80M

6. The Way of the Dragon (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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58 Metascore

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Votes: 28,688

7. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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81 Metascore

During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 30,551 | Gross: $0.23M

8. Love on the Dole (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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During the depression in England, a young lady from Lancashire decides to be a rich bookmaker's mistress, just to help the rest of her family who are unemployed.

Director: John Baxter | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Clifford Evans, George Carney, Mary Merrall

Votes: 372

9. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

Passed | 216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict, Louise Currie

Votes: 985

10. Prime Cut (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Angel Tompkins

Votes: 4,098

11. El Cid (1961)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page

Votes: 11,784 | Gross: $26.62M

12. The Big Boss (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear.

Directors: Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu | Stars: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Marilyn Bautista

Votes: 22,137

13. The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Marianne Faithfull, Alain Delon, Roger Mutton, Marius Goring

Votes: 1,771

14. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 13,944

15. Captain America (1944)

Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 705

16. The Stalking Moon (1968)

G | 109 min | Western

6.8
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A sympathetic retired army scout takes-in a white woman and her half-Apache son, not knowing that the boy's father, a murderous renegade Apache, is after them.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster, Noland Clay

Votes: 1,970

17. Maid in Sweden (1971)

R | 80 min | Drama

4.5
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Maid in Sweden tells the story of Inga, a 16-year-old Swedish girl who leaves her rural home to spend a weekend with her emancipated libertine sister, Greta in the Swedish capital. The ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wolman | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Monica Ekman, Krister Ekman, Leif Naeslund

Votes: 1,203

18. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully

Votes: 3,208

19. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.5
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In 1818 Alabama, French settlers are pitted against greedy land-grabber Blake Randolph but Kentucky militiaman John Breen, who's smitten with French gal Fleurette De Marchand, comes to the settlers' aid.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 2,606

20. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.0
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John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit

Votes: 1,159

21. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring

Votes: 1,136

22. A Bullet for the General (1967)

M | 115 min | Action, Western

7.1
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A band of Mexican gun-runners employed by a revolutionary general accept an American into their gang, unaware of his intentions.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Klaus Kinski, Martine Beswick, Lou Castel

Votes: 3,521

23. The Crimson Ghost (1946)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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A criminal mastermind known as the Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical currents on the planet.

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney | Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 328

24. Stone (1974)

103 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

6.5
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Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s.

Director: Sandy Harbutt | Stars: Deryck Barnes, Sandy Harbutt, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Lex Mitchell

Votes: 1,099

25. Blue Summer (1973)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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Teenagers pack a van full of beer and go on the road in search of sexual adventures.

Director: Chuck Vincent | Stars: Davey Jones, Bo White, Lilly Bi Peep, Joann Sterling

Votes: 232

26. A Pain in the Ass (1973)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

7.1
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Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Darras

Votes: 2,561

27. Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)

G | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Bob Sweeney

Votes: 781

28. Some Like It Sexy (1969)

72 min | Comedy

4.5
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A young man fantasizes about fornicating with several women.

Director: Donovan Winter | Stars: Christopher Matthews, Yolande Turner, Annabel Leventon, Valerie St. Helene

Votes: 100

29. Lisbon (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.0
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High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. A smuggler is hired to kidnap the rich husband of an American woman who's just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Hara, Claude Rains, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 292

30. Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

6.0
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500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's ... See full summary »

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy, Frank Braña

Votes: 2,134

31. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | History, War, Western

6.5
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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 643

32. In Old California (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.4
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During the California Gold Rush, Boston pharmacist Tom Craig sets up shop in Sacramento where he clashes with local town crook Britt Dawson.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish

Votes: 1,011

33. Snoopy Come Home (1972)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Snoopy is forced to choose, between Lila his former owner or Charlie Brown

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey

Votes: 3,819

34. Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.8
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Laying on the Missouri-Arkansas border, the neutral Border City, its female mayor and city council, take no side in the ongoing Civil War and they're prepared to hang any troublemaker, Yankee or Confederate, who stirs the townsfolk up.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Lund, Brian Donlevy, Audrey Totter, Joan Leslie

Votes: 238

35. Brazil (1944)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Tito Guízar, Virginia Bruce, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Livingston

Votes: 143

36. Tobor the Great (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

5.3
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A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Billy Chapin, Taylor Holmes

Votes: 619

37. They're a Weird Mob (1966)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Walter Chiari, Claire Dunne, Chips Rafferty, Alida Chelli

Votes: 742

38. The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Ching Lee, Lung Ti, Feng Ku

Votes: 1,189

39. The Dragon Flies (1975)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

6.6
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Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Directors: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Jimmy Wang Yu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward

Votes: 1,086

40. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 516

41. Flying Tigers (1942)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly

Votes: 3,196 | Gross: $3.27M

42. Perils of Nyoka (1942)

Approved | 261 min | Action

7.2
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It's intrepid Nyoka and her friends versus Vultura, Queen of the Desert, on a quest for the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore, William 'Billy' Benedict, Lorna Gray

Votes: 126

43. Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft, William Bakewell

Votes: 718

44. Jeepers Creepers (I) (1939)

69 min | Western

6.2
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A greedy land baron tries to cheat a family out of its land because he secretly knows there's oil under it.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Roy Rogers

Votes: 53

45. Brimstone (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.6
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A U.S. Marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggling gang, but when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 155

46. Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Passed | 68 min | Western

6.5
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Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 151

47. The Black Widow (1947)

Approved | 180 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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The Daily Clarion hires detective story writer Steve Colt to investigate the deaths of a group of scientists working on an atomic rocket development project. Behind the killings is fortune ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Bruce Edwards, Virginia Lee, Carol Forman, Anthony Warde

Votes: 317

48. The Pretender (1947)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress, Claire Worthington (Catherine Craig), to safeguard his position. He arranges for her ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Albert Dekker, Catherine Craig, Charles Drake, Alan Carney

Votes: 241

49. Jungle Girl (1941)

Passed | 267 min | Adventure

7.1
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Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Frances Gifford, Tom Neal, Trevor Bardette, Gerald Mohr

Votes: 166

50. Three Faces West (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

Votes: 646


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