Feature Film 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: 172,183 | 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: 19,922

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: 29,353 | Gross: $0.23M

4. 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

5. 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: 8,006 | Gross: $0.05M

6. 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: 3,218

7. 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: 929

8. 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: 7,498

9. 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: 2,836

10. 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

11. 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: 2,993

12. 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: 3,032

13. 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: 1,019

14. 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: 351

15. 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: 812

16. 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: 1,063

17. 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: 2,720

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

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: 1,061

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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: 1,020

25. 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: 511

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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: 340

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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: 337

36. 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

37. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a shocking indictment of the racism inflicted on the Indigenous people of Australia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,299

38. Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)

71 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Barbara Frawley, Joan Bruce, Spike Milligan, June Salter

Votes: 653

39. The Set (1970)

102 min | Drama

6.1
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Paul Lawrence is a working class man who dates Cara, sells shirts at a Sydney department store, and dreams of attending art school.

Director: Frank Brittain | Stars: Sean Myers, Rod Mullinar, Hazel Phillips, Denis Doonan

Votes: 39

40. Summerfield (1977)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Nick Tate, John Waters, Elizabeth Alexander, Michelle Jarman

Votes: 220

41. Inn of the Damned (1975)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry check in, but never check out.

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: Judith Anderson, Alex Cord, Michael Craig, Joseph Fürst

Votes: 259

42. Petersen (1974)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.9
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Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's... See full summary »

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Wendy Hughes, Arthur Dignam

Votes: 109

43. Bello onesto emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (1971)

113 min | Comedy

6.9
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Amedeo is a poor Italian immigrant living in Australia for twenty years. Seeking to marry an Italian wife, he corresponds with Carmela, a pretty girl from Rome. They do not reveal their ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Claudia Cardinale, Riccardo Garrone, Corrado Olmi

Votes: 733

44. 20th Century Oz (1976)

R | 85 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in a fantasy world as gritty and realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Löfvén | Stars: Joy Dunstan, Graham Matters, Bruce Spence, Michael Carman

Votes: 119

45. Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama

2.7
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Aspiring actress Norma Jean Baker lives in squalor in the early '40s as she works at the munitions plant and dreams of being a movie star. Abused as a child and an adult, she lacks ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Misty Rowe, Terence Locke, Patch Mackenzie, Preston Hanson

Votes: 236

46. Ride a Wild Pony (1975)

G | 91 min | Adventure, Family

6.4
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Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles, Eva Griffith

Votes: 144

47. Newsfront (1978)

PG | 110 min | Drama, History

7.1
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In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood

Votes: 625

48. Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)

93 min | Comedy

5.8
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Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Donald Pleasence, Ed Devereaux

Votes: 207

49. The F.J. Holden (1977)

101 min | Drama

5.6
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Bankstown, NSW, Australia, 1970s. Kevin and his mate Bob spend their time drinking and cruising around the western suburbs of Sydney in Kevin's yellow FJ Holden, looking for girls. One day ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Thornhill | Stars: Paul Couzens, Carl Stever, Gary Waddell, Karlene Rogerson

Votes: 185

50. Eliza Fraser (1976)

130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Susannah York, John Waters, John Castle, Noel Ferrier

Votes: 125


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