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1. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 193,313 | Gross: $51.74M

2. Ride Like a Girl (2019)

PG | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Director: Rachel Griffiths | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Brooke Satchwell

Votes: 1,195

3. Head On (1998)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters.

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Alex Dimitriades, Elena Mandalis, Damien Fotiou, Alex Papps

Votes: 3,899 | Gross: $0.38M

4. The Big Steal (1990)

99 min | Comedy

6.9
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To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier, Damon Herriman

Votes: 899

5. Melbourne (2014)

91 min | Drama

6.4
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The film recounts the story of a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Negar Javaherian, Mani Haghighi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh

Votes: 1,434

6. The Getting of Wisdom (1977)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

6.4
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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: 366

7. Australia After Dark (1975)

90 min | Documentary

4.9
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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: 103

8. Gross Misconduct (1993)

Not Rated | 95 min | Thriller, Drama

5.3
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A female student falsely accuses a male professor of rape.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jimmy Smits, Sarah Chadwick, Adrian Wright

Votes: 363

9. Children of Glory (2006)

123 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history.

Director: Krisztina Goda | Stars: Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyö, Sándor Csányi, Károly Gesztesi

Votes: 3,930

10. Freedom's Fury (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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A documentary on the 1956 Olympic semifinal water polo match between Hungary and Russia. Held in Australia, the match occurred as Russian forces were in Budapest, stomping out a popular revolt.

Director: Colin K. Gray | Stars: Viktor Ageyev, Antal Bolvári, János Bük, Sándor Csoóri

Votes: 521

11. Hobby Farm (2011 Video)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

4.2
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Jules is put in charge of the Hobby Farm, operating as a hive of illegal gambling, drugs and sex slavery. Jules must overcome the demons of his own past and turn against the only life he has ever known, to save the girls and himself.

Director: Brad Diebert | Stars: Paul J. Murphy, Gerard Kennedy, Travis McMahon, Vince Sorrenti

Votes: 96

12. Feedback (2016– )

23 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Feedback is a five part Melbourne based comedy about being young, creative, and riddled with self doubt. It follows Edmund (Tom Henry Jones), a suffering writer in self exile from his ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Henry Jones, James Morris, Ailie Bellofiore, Liam Alexander-Quinn

Votes: 5

13. Only the Brave (1994)

59 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Alex is in love with her best friend, Vicki, her mother has disappeared and she sets fire to things in her spare time. Vicki comes from an abusive home and wants Alex to run away with her. ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Elena Mandalis, Dora Kaskanis, Maude Davey, Helen Athanasiadis

Votes: 99

14. Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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58 Metascore

A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

Director: Emma-Kate Croghan | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Alice Garner, Matt Day, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 1,841 | Gross: $0.21M

15. In Melbourne Tonight (1957–1970)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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An iconic, popular, and long-running variety series.

Stars: Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, The Unisounds, Michael Preston

Votes: 18

16. Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (2017)

78 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary about internationally renowned film editor Jill Bilcock, that charts how an outspoken arts student in 1960s Melbourne became one of the world's most acclaimed film artists.

Director: Axel Grigor | Stars: Jill Bilcock, Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Fred Schepisi

Votes: 65

17. Father (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, War

7.0
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On a TV tabloid show, Iya Zetnick exposes Joe Mueller as the Nazi war criminal who killed her family. Mueller is arrested, but prevails in a trial. Zetnick breaks into his house, and kills ... See full summary »

Director: John Power | Stars: Max von Sydow, Carol Drinkwater, Julia Blake, Steve Jacobs

Votes: 124

18. A Test of Love (1984)

PG | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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In the 1970s, Jessica Hathaway (Angela Punch McGregor) joins the staff of Brentwood Hospital, a government facility for handicapped children in Melbourne, Australia. One of her patients is ... See full summary »

Director: Gil Brealey | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Drew Forsythe, Liddy Clark, Monica Maughan

Votes: 138

19. Squizzy Taylor (1982)

97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Wormy and diminutive, yet cunning and determined small-time hoodlum Squizzy Taylor rises to prominence and popularity in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920's. Squizzy romances brash moll ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin James Dobson | Stars: David Atkins, Jacki Weaver, Alan Cassell, Michael Long

Votes: 90

20. Mercury (1996)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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The Sunday Mercury is a weekly paper published in Melbourne that tends to upset the government in power (and the opposition) as it reports the news. Reporters scramble to get their story on... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Victoria Longley, David Roberts, Susan Lyons

Votes: 25

21. Orchids: My Intersex Adventure (2010)

56 min | Documentary

6.7
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Documentary filmmaker, Phoebe Hart, comes clean on a journey of self-discovery around her hidden intersex condition.

Director: Phoebe Hart | Stars: Phoebe Hart, Bonnie Hart, James Davidson, Dennis Hart

Votes: 111

22. Redball (1999)

Not Rated | 91 min | Thriller

5.0
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Two detectives are assigned to solve a series of grisly murders of children committed by a killer dubbed "Mr. Creep". However, when their investigation leads them towards someone in their ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Hewitt | Stars: Belinda McClory, John Brumpton, Frank Magree, Peter Docker

Votes: 152

23. Start Options Exit (2014)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Set in Melbourne, Start Options Exit (SOE) follows the exploits of twenty-somethings Neville Carlisle and Yolis Jenkem; who have come to a freeing conclusion; If you forget the stupid ... See full summary »

Directors: Yoav Lester, Christopher H.F. Mitchell | Stars: Ari Neville, Yoav Lester, Tom McCathie, Mark Brandon Read

Votes: 37

24. HActresses (2017)

47 min | Comedy

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'HACTRESSES' is a wacked 6-part comedy web series about Evie and Lucy, two naive best friends who ambitiously strive to achieve one big dream: to become successful actresses before they hit... See full summary »

Stars: Belinda Kirwan, Nina Nicols, Dave O'Neil, Loraine Fabb

25. Mallboy (2000)

Drama

6.1
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The world of 14 year old Shaun revolves around his broken family home, and a group of truant friends who inhabit Melbourne's northern suburb shopping centres. As he tries to make the ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Giarrusso | Stars: Kane McNay, Nell Feeney, Brett Swain, Maxie Rickard

Votes: 122

26. Jisoe (2005)

Documentary

8.1
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A year in the life of troubled Australian graffiti artist Justin Hughes.

Director: Eddie Martin | Star: Justin Hughes

Votes: 133

27. Jenny Kissed Me (1986)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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A woman moves away from her boyfriend because she suspects his feelings towards her pre-teen daughter. He tries to find them in the sordid side of Melbourne.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ivar Kants, Deborra-Lee Furness, Tamsin West, Paula Duncan

Votes: 19

28. It's Not You. It's Bree. (2012– )

Comedy

8.1
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Desperate to become Australia's answer to Dr. Phil, Bree has decided to hire a film crew to follow her trajectory towards fame and stardom. With an impending book release, Bree gives the ... See full summary »

Stars: Pablo Calero, Kath Gordon, Kate Mulqueen, Simon Presljak

Votes: 7

29. Pure S (1975)

85 min | Drama

5.9
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A group of Australian heroin addicts go out and try to score a hit after a friend overdoses.

Director: Bert Deling | Stars: Sally McNee, Doc Smith, Russell Kirby, Kenny Taylor

Votes: 90

30. The Doorman

Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Mark Diaco | Stars: Albert Mambo, Lee Mason, Mark Diaco

31. The Wrap (2010–2011)

30 min | News, Talk-Show

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Live to air news program that focuses on wrapping up the week in an entertaining way. Giving you the latest in sport, music, comedy and film. With Leon Sjogren at the helm, the panel of ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Leon Sjogren, Alexia Boland, Tara Paterson, Jade McMillan

32. Tunnel Vision Documentary (2016)

Documentary

8.4
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Tunnel Vision is the story of the community that rose up in defiance of the East West Link infrastructure project in Melbourne. It's a powerful story about a community that fought for ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Hexter

Votes: 7

33. Looking at You (2010– )

Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

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Three stories of love and lust shape the series, accompanied by a unique blend of one-off characters, some comedic, some sad and some quite simply bizarre.

Stars: Sophie Cusworth, Camilla Jackson, Joel Famularo, Nadia Andary

34. Strictly Jewish: The Secret World of Adass Israel (2016)

53 min | Documentary

7.5
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For more than a year, TV cameras were given unique access into a secret subculture: the 200 families of the Adass Israel community, Australia's most ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect, as they ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Ben-Moshe

Votes: 6

35. Olympic Games: 1956 (1956)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Sport

6.2
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A documentary covering the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and Stockholm.

Director: Peter Whitchurch | Stars: Ron Clarke, Ademar Da Silva, Alain Mimoun, Wilma Rudolph

Votes: 35

36. Melbourne Shuffler (2005 Video)

78 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Dance music has spread across the world transcending religious & racial barriers connecting to the hearts and souls of millions. People have always felt the rhythm of music and have as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Coles, David Knispel, Michael Knispel | Stars: Tim Day-Lewis, Mike Daniel, Scott Alert, Pascal Feliz

Votes: 54

37. Move It or Lose It (2013– )

Sport

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Move it or Lose it features a different gentle exercise each weekday. Put this show in your daily routine to take a step towards a healthier life.

Stars: Master Han Jin Song, Suzana Talevski, Julia Esposito, Stephanie Smilas

38. Chemical Romance (2018)

9 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

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After an almost perfect first date, Claire Ryan is woken in the dead of night, by strange noises in her home. She must now fight for her life against the effects of a paralytic drug and a violent intruder.

Director: Luke Williams | Stars: Dana April, Jack McGirr, Robbie Hammer, Luke Williams

39. Community Kitchen (2014–2015)

Comedy

5.2
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Stand up comedian Laura Davis hosts more of Australia's funniest comedians across more of Melbourne's best venues.

Stars: Laura Davis, Al Parkinson, Emilee South, Sarah Jones

Votes: 6

40. Radev (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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Director: Matthew Cleaves | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Steven Sheeran, Ravi Chand, John McCullough

Votes: 37

41. Gerry Humphreys: The Loved One (2000)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Director: Nigel Buesst | Star: Gerry Humphrys

42. Melbourne: The World's Most Liveable City? (2019)

2 min | Comedy

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Five stereotypical Melburnians have very Melbourne discussions while getting their morning coffee fix.

Stars: David Todman, Emily Joy, Seon Williams, Leigh Qurban

43. The End of the Rainbow (2010)

Documentary

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The Rainbow has been there since 1872 and has been a music venue since the 1930s, but the property boom means it is being sacrificed for the greater profit.

Director: Danny Ben-Moshe

44. A Bad Day (2006)

11 min | Short, Comedy

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A Fish. A Watch. A Boss. And a Life. These are the things that taunt Brian in this dramatic-comedy of Endurance. Everyone has their breaking point and Brian may have just reached his.

Director: Paul Marquis | Stars: Brian Hardin, Kevin Marquis, Mark Oler, John Gibbens

45. Heartbreak Tour (2005 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Two friends, Ryan and Carmen, sit in a Melbourne playground at night discussing a practical joke they once played, but their recollections disagree on the finer details of the prank. They ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ben Chessell | Stars: Toby Schmitz, Caroline Craig, Nathaniel Dean, Alexandra Schepisi

Votes: 46

46. Where Were You (2010)

20 min | Short, Action

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The Black Plague of the 21st Century has hit. The world is under seige with society literally crawling to a halt. The world has been torn in half. The last great hope for the southern ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Drake | Stars: Hannah Brown, Emma Herschall, Hannah Holloway, Omid Hosseini

47. Reverse Lobotomy (2014)

3 min | Short, Music

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Reverse Lobotomy is a unconventional piece of cinema that deals with themes of isolation and boredom. Through manipulation of timing, colour and repetition, Reverse Lobotomy creates a ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Hennequin | Stars: Blake Hennequin, Jehs Latchford

48. 1996 Australian Grand Prix (1996 TV Special)

Sport

8.4
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The race of 1996 is on with all the formula 1 drivers & celebrities.

Director: Stephen Wood | Stars: Jean Alesi, Luca Badoer, Rubens Barrichello, Gerhard Berger

Votes: 5

49. Voices on the Page: David Williamson, Compulsive Playwright (1986 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Directors: Ian Walker, Ian Warren | Stars: David Williamson, Betty Burstall, Brian Kiernan, Alan Cassell

50. In the Zone III (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Follows five up and coming comedians on a personal journey towards performing in the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival's infamous The Comedy Zone.

Director: Bec Schultz | Stars: Aaron Chen, Suren Jayemanne, Demi Lardner, Becky Lucas



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