Most Popular South Australia Movies and TV Shows
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1. 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: 119,833 | Gross: $36.20M
3. Cargo (I) (2017)
TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 43,825 | Gross: $11.22M
5. Storm Boy (2019)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
Votes: 1,697 | Gross: $0.07M
6. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 30,980 | Gross: $0.23M
7. Top End Wedding (2019)
113 min | Comedy, Romance
Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.
9. Shine (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Votes: 49,094 | Gross: $35.81M
10. Pine Gap (2018)
TV-MA | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence and the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility in central Australia, the spy-thriller Pine Gap delves into the famously strong alliance between the two countries.
11. Sweet Country (2017)
R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
Votes: 5,995 | Gross: $0.10M
12. 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: 11,438 | Gross: $7.14M
13. Raising the Bar (2016)
Not Rated | 93 min | Family, Sport
16-year-old Kelly quits an elite gymnastics program in America and moves to Australia. To help out a new friend and show up an old rival , because a girl tore her ACL. Kelly re-enters ... See full summary »
15. Going for Gold (2018)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Seventeen year old, Emma joins a high school cheerleading team when she moves to Australia with her dad who is a former Air Force Officer.
16. December Boys (2007)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance
One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.
Votes: 11,377 | Gross: $0.05M
18. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
R | 100 min | Drama
A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred.
19. The Shiralee (1987)
Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Family
Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in ... See full summary »
20. Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.
21. Fucking Adelaide (2017)
A 6 part series about three close but disparate siblings who reunite in Adelaide. But when they discover their mother is selling their childhood home, their middle class freedoms and sense ... See full summary »
22. The Flip Side (2018)
90 min | Comedy, Romance
Mired in debt, Ronnie (Emily Taheny) is a struggling Adelaide restaurateur looking after her elderly mother and living with good-hearted boyfriend Jeff (Luke McKenzie). Five years ago, ... See full summary »
23. Robbery Under Arms (1985)
Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the ... See full summary »
24. Freedom (1982)
Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.
25. Rain Shadow (2007)
60 min | Drama
Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters... See full summary »
26. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »
27. Pacific Banana (1980)
R | 82 min | Comedy
The story of a pair of Australian pilots working for a small South Pacific airline. Paul, a wildly successful womanizer, leaving conquests at every port and Martin, sad and lonely in his ... See full summary »
28. Money Movers (1978)
R | 92 min | Crime, Action, Thriller
An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten security. The biggest danger of a new heist lies from within the company's own ranks.
29. Kiss or Kill (1997)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.
Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $0.73M
30. Ground Zero (1987)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for... See full summary »
Votes: 426 | Gross: $0.20M
31. Birthday (IV) (2009)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
M is the most esteemed professional of the many girls at Scarlet's but, even on her birthday, it's business as usual. M's trade is sex, but sex doesn't sell the way it used to; what clients are searching for, paying for, is love.
32. Selkie (2000)
88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
When a teenaged boy learns that his mother has taken a job on a remote island off mainland Australia, he is shattered that he must leave his friends and girlfriend and come with them. But ... See full summary »
33. Twin Rivers (2007)
Two brothers are on a long journey across New South Wales, Australia in 1939. Travelling on foot, they trying to reach the city of Melbourne to start their own business. However, a series ... See full summary »
34. The Dreaming (1988)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery.
35. Fever (1988)
R | 84 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
Policeman (Bill Hunter) discovers a suitcase full of drug money during the normal course of his duties. The temptation to keep the money leads to an ever deepening set of circumstances.
36. Parklands (1996)
51 min | Drama
Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. ... See full summary »
37. Under Capricorn (1983– )
Not Rated | Drama, History
Charles Adair arrives in New South Wales from Ireland, eager to make his fortune. He's tempted into a land scheme by the wealthy Sam Flusky, who hopes that Charles can also help his ... See full summary »
88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Completed
A young medical student attempts to cure her brother from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to help him, a ... See full summary »
39. Dance Me to My Song (1998)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
The wheelchair-bound Julia (Heather Rose), who cannot walk, feed or dress herself, communicates via her computerized electronic voice synthesizer. Her sympathetic lesbian sister Rix (Rena ... See full summary »
42. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts ... See full summary »
Votes: 667 | Gross: $0.02M
43. Closed for Winter (2009)
85 min | Drama
Tells the story of a woman's journey to overcome the events of the past and to find a way to move on. It is a story of dark secrets and the power of and celebration of letting go.
44. Dr. Plonk (2007)
85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it. A comedy in the Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton tradition.
45. The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey (2018 TV Special)
180 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
The Ghan is an innovative three-hour documentary that takes the viewer on an immersive, visually stunning journey on Australia's most iconic passenger train. In Australia's first 'Slow TV' ... See full summary »
47. Alice to Nowhere (1986)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A nurse who has been hired to staff a remote outpost in the Australian outback unwittingly carries a stash of jewels taken in a foiled robbery. The robbers track her to the outback, and are... See full summary »