Released between 1970-01-01 and 1980-01-01 Australia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Mad Max (1979)

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

7.0
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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: 172,274 | Gross: $8.75M

2. Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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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: 19,935

3. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 29,380 | Gross: $0.23M

4. Prisoner (1979–1986)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Votes: 1,480

5. Felicity (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn, Jody Hanson

Votes: 742

6. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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: 8,020 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 3,219

8. Don's Party (1976)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: John Hargreaves, Pat Bishop, Graham Kennedy, Veronica Lang

Votes: 930

9. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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85 Metascore

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Votes: 7,504

10. Tim (1979)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.

Director: Michael Pate | Stars: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison

Votes: 2,838

11. Patrick (1978)

PG | 96 min | Horror

6.1
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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry

Votes: 2,393

12. My Brilliant Career (1979)

G | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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

13. 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: 3,034

14. The Sullivans (1976–1983)

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Follows the Sullivan family during the Second World War.

Stars: Lorraine Bayly, John Bowman, Marcella Burgoyne, Michael Caton

Votes: 324

15. 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, Yu Wang | Stars: Yu Wang, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward

Votes: 1,024

16. One More Minute (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Angela, a naive young hairdresser, is thrown out of home by her puritanical mother. At the behest of model client, She gets her first modeling gig. While her future seems bright, she has no idea what sinister things surround her.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Chantal Contouri, Robert Bruning, Sigrid Thornton, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 352

17. Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick

Votes: 813

18. Stone (1974)

103 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

6.4
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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: 1,064

19. The Plumber (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Robert Coleby, Candy Raymond

Votes: 1,545

20. ABBA: The Movie (1977)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog

Votes: 2,723

21. Number 96 (1972–1977)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Drama examining the lives of residents of a Sydney apartment block. Initial storylines focused on adultery, drug use, frigidity, rape, gossip, homosexuality, marriage problems, racism. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Elaine Lee, Pat McDonald, Joe Hasham, Ron Shand

Votes: 64

22. The ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style (1978)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A tongue-in-cheek sex education documentary covering a different subject for each letter of the alphabet, e.g. A is for Anatomy, B is for Babies, etc.

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Sandy Gore, Michael Cole, Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan, Brigitta Almström

Votes: 92

23. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, War

6.8
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In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey | Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Bryan Brown

Votes: 939

24. Fantasm Comes Again (1977)

X | 99 min | Comedy

4.7
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An intern and a professional writer at a newspaper agency read over 10 different erotic letters detailing the erotic escapes of various women for their sexual advice column.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: Angela Menzies-Wills, Clive Hearne, Uschi Digard, Tom Thumb

Votes: 205

25. Against the Wind (1978)

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Larkin, Kerry McGuire, Jon English, Warwick Sims

Votes: 706

26. 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: 1,063

27. Cop Shop (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Life in a suburban Australian police station.

Stars: Peter Adams, Paula Duncan, Gregory Ross, Joanna Lockwood

Votes: 58

28. The Sex Therapist (1973)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.7
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Australian waterbed salesman Alvin Sees a psychiatrist about his irresistibilty to women

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Abigail, Lynette Curran, Christine Amor

Votes: 397

29. Little Boy Lost (1978)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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The True story of Stephen Walls, a young Australian farm boy, whose disappearance galvanized a continent into action. Taught to be wary of strangers, the boy cannot know that the boisterous... See full summary »

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: John Hargreaves, Tony Barry, Lorna Lesley, James Elliott

Votes: 79

30. Young Talent Time (1971–1988)

60 min | Family, Music

6.9
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Young Talent Time was produced in Australia by Television House and Johnny Young, for the 18 years. It was a show only intended for a 13 week run, but ended up being a success.

Stars: John Young, Joey Dee, Philip Gould, Jane Scali

Votes: 32

31. Thirst (1979)

R | 93 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.8
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The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps, Henry Silva

Votes: 1,022

32. Bluey (1976–1977)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Bluey was set at Melbourne's Russell Street Police Headquarters (Victoria, Australia), with "Bluey" Hills heading his own squad ("Department B"), due to his inability to work within the existing police squads.

Stars: Lucky Grills, Gerda Nicolson, John Diedrich, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 38

33. The Paul Hogan Show (1973–1984)

50 min | Comedy

8.1
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An Australian comedy show hosted by Crocodile Dundee Star, Paul Hogan.

Stars: Paul Hogan, John Cornell, Glenn Shorrock, Delvene Delaney

Votes: 218

34. Australia After Dark (1975)

90 min | Documentary

5.1
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A 1970s 'Ozploitation' documentary looking at a random collection of stories from the "dark side" of Australian culture.

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Gina Allen, Count Copernicus, Hayes Gordon, Renee Lense

Votes: 88

35. Summer City (1977)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

Director: Christopher Fraser | Stars: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson

Votes: 512

36. Night of Fear (1972)

54 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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Insane sadistic hermit stalks and captures those who get lost in his part of the woods. A young woman whose car broke down is about to find out what he does with them next.

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey, Briony Behets

Votes: 295

37. A Current Affair (1971– )

News

2.2
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An Australian current affairs program that broadcasts stories on community issues such as diet fads, welfare cheats, negligent doctors and dodgy builders.

Stars: Tracy Grimshaw, Leila McKinnon, Alison Piotrowski, Reid Butler

Votes: 220

38. Strange Holiday (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Family

4.6
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Ten young boys are shipwrecked somewhere in Oceania.

Director: Mende Brown | Stars: Jaeme Hamilton, Mark Healey, Jaime Massang, Van Alexander

Votes: 62

39. The Devil's Playground (1976)

107 min | Drama

6.8
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate

Votes: 851

40. Matlock Police (1971–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Policing in a small rural town ...early 70's popular in its day

Stars: Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin, Michael Pate, Tom Richards

Votes: 51

41. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

R | 114 min | Comedy

5.9
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 642

42. World of Sexual Fantasy (1976)

90 min | Comedy

4.7
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Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Uschi Digard, Dee Dee Levitt, Stan Stratton, Rene Bond

Votes: 341

43. The Young Doctors (1976–1983)

25 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The lives, loves and medical complaints of the doctors, nurses and patients at Sydney's Albert Memorial Hospital.

Stars: Lyn James, Chris King, Tim Page, Gwen Plumb

Votes: 69

44. Dimboola (1979)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Dimboola follows the interaction of various characters at a country wedding reception.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Bruce Spence, Natalie Bate, Max Gillies, Bill Garner

Votes: 82

45. Stoner (1974)

107 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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Stoner, an Australian cop, has been investigating the spread of a mysterious addictive drug that acts like an aphrodisiac and a hallucenogen on anyone who takes it. When his own sister ... See full summary »

Director: Feng Huang | Stars: George Lazenby, Angela Mao, Betty Ting Pei, Ing-Sik Whang

Votes: 141

46. Ryan (1973– )

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The exploits of a private investigator in Australia in 1973.

Stars: Rod Mullinar, Pamela Stephenson, Luigi Villani, Colin McEwan

Votes: 23

47. Yesterday's Hero (1979)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Music

4.9
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A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

Director: Neil Leifer | Stars: Suzanne Somers, Ian McShane, Adam Faith, Paul Nicholas

Votes: 109

48. Stunt Rock (1979)

PG | 86 min | Action, Drama, Music

5.4
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Australian stuntman Grant Page goes to Los Angeles to work on a television series. He uses his spare time to lend his expertise to rock band Sorcery, whose act features duels between the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Grant Page, Monique van de Ven, Margaret Gerard, Paul Haynes

Votes: 307

49. The Getting of Wisdom (1977)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Julia Blake, Dorothy Bradley, Kay Eklund, Max Fairchild

Votes: 339

50. Alvin Rides Again, and Again! And Again! And Again! (1974)

89 min | Comedy

4.5
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Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.

Directors: David Bilcock, Robin Copping | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Alan Finney, Gus Mercurio, Noel Ferrier

Votes: 144


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