New Aussie Films to watch

by lasusea | created - 25 Jun 2014 | updated - 07 Jul 2014 | Public

A diverse selection of Australian movies from 2011-2014

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1. 1500 Steps (2014)

TV-G | 88 min | Drama

1500 Steps is a transforming journey towards self belief and brilliance. A cross between Chariots of Fire and The Karate Kid, this high school drama is set in the beautiful, Sydney, beach suburb of Cronulla.

Director: Josh Reid | Stars: Alex Fechine, Laura Jane Benson, Jack Matthews, Lianne Mackessy

Votes: 34

2. Predestination (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West

Votes: 231,369 | Gross: $0.07M

3. The Infinite Man (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.

Director: Hugh Sullivan | Stars: Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades

Votes: 1,365

4. In Bob We Trust (2013)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A documentary chronicling an outspoken priest whom is being forced by the Vatican to retire.

Director: Lynn-Maree Milburn | Stars: Denis Hart, Bob Maguire, George Pell, John Safran

Votes: 90

6. Wish You Were Here (I) (2012)

R | 89 min | Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr

Votes: 4,984 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Mystery Road (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson

Votes: 5,569

8. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

60 Metascore

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 4,813

9. The King Is Dead! (2012)

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A young couple buy a house but their neighbor is a drug dealer who originates many troubles so they create a plan to move him out.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Roman Vaculik, Michaela Cantwell, Lily Adey, Nathan Hoare

Votes: 590

10. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror

86 Metascore

A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 178,850 | Gross: $0.92M

11. Healing (I) (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama

Inspired by true events, HEALING is a story of redemption, the discovery of hope and the healing of the spirit - in the most unlikely place for the most unlikely men.

Director: Craig Monahan | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Mark Leonard Winter

Votes: 757

12. Save Your Legs! (2012)

92 min | Comedy, Sport

Edward 'Teddy' Brown lives for his suburban cricket club and his two best friends, Rick and Stavros. But when he realizes that his beloved team mates are moving on and growing up, he's ... See full summary »

Director: Boyd Hicklin | Stars: Stephen Curry, Brendan Cowell, Damon Gameau, David Lyons

Votes: 473

13. Australia's Lost Gold: The Legend of Lasseter (2012)

101 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Walker

Votes: 982

14. Charlie's Country (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Lizzie Durrurrnga

Votes: 1,800

15. 52 Tuesdays (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

71 Metascore

16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer, Del Herbert-Jane

Votes: 1,274

16. The Rover (2014)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field

Votes: 41,629 | Gross: $1.11M

17. These Final Hours (2013)

R | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

61 Metascore

A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

Director: Zak Hilditch | Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, David Field, Lauren Cleary

Votes: 14,869

18. Galore (2013)

PG | 103 min | Drama

It's a sweltering summer before the final year of school and Billie and Laura share every secret except for Billie's biggest secret - she's crazy in love with Laura's boyfriend, Danny. When... See full summary »

Director: Rhys Graham | Stars: Ashleigh Cummings, Aliki Matangi, Lily Sullivan, Toby Wallace

Votes: 177

19. The Darkside (2013)

94 min | Drama

Warwick Thornton's The Darkside was developed from a national callout for Indigenous ghost stories. Submitted by black and white Australians, Thornton narrowed down more than 150 stories ... See full summary »

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Bryan Brown, Jack Charles, Brendan Cowell, Hakeem Davey

Votes: 49

20. Felony (2013)

TV-MA | 105 min | Thriller

52 Metascore

An accident involving a young child sets off a chain of events that brings an Australian police officer's world crashing down.

Director: Matthew Saville | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Simpson

Votes: 4,593

21. The Little Death (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.

Director: Josh Lawson | Stars: Bojana Novakovic, Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany

Votes: 23,949 | Gross: $0.02M

22. I Am a Girl (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

Six girls coming of age, ready to become something extraordinary.

Director: Rebecca Barry | Star: Habiba

Votes: 101

23. Red Obsession (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, News

68 Metascore

The great chateaux of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.

Directors: David Roach, Warwick Ross | Stars: Russell Crowe, Sara Eisen, Debra Meiburg

Votes: 1,193 | Gross: $0.01M

24. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 67,703 | Gross: $4.19M

25. Drive Hard (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

29 Metascore

A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: John Cusack, Thomas Jane, Zoe Ventoura, Christopher Morris

Votes: 3,986

26. Backtrack (I) (2015)

R | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

43 Metascore

A psychotherapist has nightmares and sinister visions. Ghosts? Is it more than his daughter's death causing this? He returns to his childhood home and dad to put things to rest.

Director: Michael Petroni | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jenni Baird, Bruce Spence, Greg Poppleton

Votes: 10,880

27. Canopy (2013)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Wilson | Stars: Khan Chittenden, Morning Tzu-Yi Mo, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren

Votes: 934 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Drown (I) (2015)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Three surf lifesavers on a big night out. Jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying.

Director: Dean Francis | Stars: Matt Levett, Maya Stange, Jack Matthews, Harry Cook

Votes: 1,199 | Gross: $0.00M

29. Fell (I) (2014)

100 min | Drama

Fell is an entrancing and enigmatic drama - a dreamlike, visually resplendent tale of nature, revenge and redemption.

Director: Kasimir Burgess | Stars: Matt Nable, Isabella Garwoli, Brett Robin, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 90



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