Australian Movies Rankedby zzzorf | created - 09 Sep 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
These are all the movies from my home country of Australia that I have watched & rated since joining IMDb in July 2016. This is not a complete list of everything I have watched ever as my memory isn't that good but is a complete list since joining and thus keeping track. I have them listed in order of my ratings from top to bottom.
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1. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.
2. Fat Pizza (2003)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria.
3. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 374,563 | Gross: $67.21M
4. Bush Christmas (1947)
Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.
5. Somewhere in the Darkness (1999)
94 min | Drama
Two men and a boy trapped under a collapsed building have nothing but talk and imagination to occupy the time waiting for rescue or death.
6. Phar Lap (1983)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.
7. Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »
8. King of the Coral Sea (1954)
Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Crime
Ted King, aided by Jack Janiero, is in charge of a company owned by Peter Merriman, reputed playboy, which he inherited from his father. Merriman decides to have a look at the company which... See full summary »
9. Somersault (2004)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.
Votes: 6,983 | Gross: $0.09M
10. The Man from Snowy River (1982)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.
Votes: 7,284 | Gross: $20.66M
11. Pacific Adventure (1946)
95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
An Australian biopic about the life of pioneering aviator Charles "Smithy" Kingsford-Smith.
12. Scorched (2008 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set 5 years in the future. After years without rain fire engulfs the entire city.
13. The Wiggles Movie (1997)
G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular.
14. Bait (III) (2012)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.
15. Felicity (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
16. Paper Planes (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family
An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
17. Beneath Clouds (2002)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »
18. Black and White (2002)
99 min | Drama
Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart.
19. Tim (1979)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance
A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuses 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.
20. Charlie's Farm (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
In an effort to do something different, four friends head into Australia's outback to explore Charlie's Farm, the site where a violent family met their end at the hands of an angry mob. ... See full summary »
21. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.
Votes: 156,112 | Gross: $12.47M
22. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off... See full summary »
Votes: 1,846 | Gross: $0.21M
23. Flirting (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.
Votes: 5,424 | Gross: $2.42M
24. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)
101 min | Adventure, Romance
A convict, wrongfully accused and sent a harsh prison colony, attempts to escape.
25. The Gold and the Glory (1984)
112 min | Drama, Sport
Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory,... See full summary »
26. A 2nd Chance (2011)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sport
A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
27. Jessica (I) (2004 TV Movie)
196 min | Drama
Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.
28. Caddie (1976)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Sydney, Australia in the mid-1920's. Proud and classy Caddie Marsh is forced to get a job as a barmaid and raise two children on her own after her rich cad husband walks out on her. Despite... See full summary »
29. The Day of the Roses (1998– )
220 min | Drama
The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.
30. Broken Hill (2009)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Music
A sheep-rancher's son aspires to win a music conservatory scholarship, but to apply he needs musicians who can play his music. Circumstances lead him to form a band out of prison inmates.
Votes: 601 | Gross: $0.05M
31. The River Kings (1991)
200 min | Drama
Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat ... See full summary »
32. Mystery Road (2018– )
Not Rated | 57 min | Drama
Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. Soon, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.
33. My Pet Dinosaur (2017)
98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A troubled town is plunged into chaos when a boy accidentally makes a new friend.
34. All About E (2015)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A beautiful sexy DJ is forced to run when she stumbles on a stash of cash. Can she keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl?
35. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 26,145 | Gross: $6.17M
36. The Black Balloon (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
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?
Votes: 8,271 | Gross: $0.09M
37. The Sapphires (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Votes: 12,246 | Gross: $2.45M
38. Mystery Road (2013)
Not Rated | 121 min | Mystery, Thriller
An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.
39. The Reef (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
40. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 791,395 | Gross: $154.06M
41. Babe (1995)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
Votes: 110,042 | Gross: $66.60M
42. The Kid Stakes (1927)
69 min | Drama
Young "Fatty" Finn and his friends enter their pet goat in a race, but his rival "Bruiser" Murphy lets the goat loose, right before the race.
43. Next of Kin (1982)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery
In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.
44. Breaker Morant (1980)
PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Votes: 11,368 | Gross: $7.14M
45. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 119,119 | Gross: $36.20M
46. Lion (2016)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Votes: 185,590 | Gross: $51.74M
47. The Woman Suffers (1918)
77 min | Drama
Ralph Manton discovers that his sister Marjory has been seduced and demands to be told the name of the man. Faithful to her lover, she refuses but later Ralph discovers his identity and confronts him. The tables are turned..
48. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama