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1. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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71 Metascore

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.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 119,833 | Gross: $36.20M

2. McLeod's Daughters (2001–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.1
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Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.

Stars: Aaron Jeffery, Rachael Carpani, Simmone Mackinnon, Bridie Carter

Votes: 4,308

3. Cargo (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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65 Metascore

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins

Votes: 29,309

4. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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70 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 43,825 | Gross: $11.22M

5. Storm Boy (2019)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Shawn Seet | Stars: Finn Little, Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Erik Thomson

Votes: 1,697 | Gross: $0.07M

6. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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: 30,980 | Gross: $0.23M

7. Top End Wedding (2019)

113 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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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.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Alan Rickman, Gwilym Lee, Kerry Fox, Rob Collins

Votes: 686

8. Animals (I) (2019)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy

Votes: 516

9. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 49,094 | Gross: $35.81M

10. Pine Gap (2018)

TV-MA | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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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.

Stars: Parker Sawyers, Jacqueline McKenzie, Steve Toussaint, Tess Haubrich

Votes: 2,884

11. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Bryan Brown, Luka Magdeline Cole, Shanika Cole, Matt Day

Votes: 5,995 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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72 Metascore

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,438 | Gross: $7.14M

13. Raising the Bar (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Family, Sport

5.6
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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 »

Director: Clay Glen | Stars: Kelli Berglund, Lili Karamalikis, Tess Fowler, Emily Morris

Votes: 1,044

14. A Second Chance: Rivals! (2019)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

3.7
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It's city girls vs country girls in the most competitive gymnastics showdown ever. Get ready to tumble in A SECOND CHANCE: RIVALS!..

Director: Clay Glen | Stars: Emily Morris, Stella Shute, Adam Tuominen, Carmel Johnson

Votes: 6

15. Going for Gold (2018)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Family, Sport

4.7
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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.

Director: Clay Glen | Stars: Kelli Berglund, Emily Morris, Terry Rogers, Ruth Natalie Fallon

Votes: 316

16. December Boys (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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56 Metascore

One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie, Christian Byers

Votes: 11,377 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, David McCallum, Maureen Swanson

Votes: 180

18. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,871

19. The Shiralee (1987)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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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 »

Stars: Bryan Brown, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Smart, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 292

20. Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas

Votes: 607

21. Fucking Adelaide (2017)

Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Stars: Pamela Rabe, Brendan Maclean, Audrey Mason-Hyde, Beau Travis Williams

Votes: 84

22. The Flip Side (2018)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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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 »

Director: Marion Pilowsky | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Hugh Sheridan, Vanessa Guide, Tina Bursill

Votes: 90

23. Robbery Under Arms (1985)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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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 »

Directors: Donald Crombie, Ken Hannam | Stars: Sam Neill, Steven Vidler, Christopher Cummins, Liz Newman

Votes: 168

24. Freedom (1982)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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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.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Jon Blake, Candy Raymond, Jad Capelja, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 71

25. Rain Shadow (2007)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

Stars: Rachel Ward, Victoria Thaine, Grant Piro, Tom O'Sullivan

Votes: 222

26. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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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 »

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Russell Crowe, Alexander Outhred, Frankie J. Holden

Votes: 538

27. Pacific Banana (1980)

R | 82 min | Comedy

4.4
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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 »

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Robin Stewart, Deborah Gray, Alyson Best

Votes: 146

28. Money Movers (1978)

R | 92 min | Crime, Action, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 379

29. Kiss or Kill (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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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.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Matt Day, Frances O'Connor, Tiffany Peters, Julie Wood

Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $0.73M

30. Ground Zero (1987)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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 »

Directors: Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson | Stars: Colin Friels, Jack Thompson, Donald Pleasence, Natalie Bate

Votes: 426 | Gross: $0.20M

31. Birthday (IV) (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

6.3
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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.

Director: James Harkness | Stars: Natalie Eleftheriadis, Kestie Morassi, Richard Wilson, Travis McMahon

Votes: 56

32. Selkie (2000)

88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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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 »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Shimon Moore, Chelsea Bruland, Mariana Rego, Elspeth Ballantyne

Votes: 81

33. Twin Rivers (2007)

Drama

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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 »

Director: Matthew Holmes | Stars: Darren Holmes, Matthew Holmes, Joshua Jaeger, Robyn Dickinson

Votes: 39

34. The Dreaming (1988)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.2
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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.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Penny Cook, Gary Sweet, Laurence Clifford

Votes: 123

35. Fever (1988)

R | 84 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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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.

Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Bill Hunter, Gary Sweet, Mary Regan, Jim Holt

Votes: 81

36. Parklands (1996)

51 min | Drama

6.0
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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 »

Director: Kathryn Millard | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Tony Martin, Carmel Johnson, Tony Mack

Votes: 73

37. Under Capricorn (1983– )

Not Rated | Drama, History

7.0
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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 »

Stars: Lisa Harrow, John Hallam, Peter Cousens, Julia Blake

Votes: 37

38. Awoken

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 »

Director: Daniel J. Phillips | Stars: Erik Thomson, Sara West, Benson Jack Anthony, Felicia Tassone

39. Dance Me to My Song (1998)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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 »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Heather Rose, Joey Kennedy, John Brumpton, Rena Owen

Votes: 292

40. Wolf Creek: Visual Effects (2016 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Theo Benton, Lucy Fry, John Jarratt, Helen Magelaki

41. Caterpillar Wish (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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A young girl's view on belonging and loss.

Director: Sandra Sciberras | Stars: Victoria Thaine, Jamie Black, Susie Porter, Wendy Hughes

Votes: 249

42. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

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 »

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Philip Glass, Holly Critchlow, Chuck Close, JoAnne Akalaitis

Votes: 667 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Closed for Winter (2009)

85 min | Drama

5.1
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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.

Director: James Bogle | Stars: Natalie Imbruglia, Daniel Frederiksen, Deborah Kennedy, Danielle Catanzariti

Votes: 333

44. Dr. Plonk (2007)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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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.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nigel Martin, Paul Blackwell, Magda Szubanski, Wayne Anthoney

Votes: 438

45. The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey (2018 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.0
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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 »

Directors: Adam Kay, Adam Kay, Adam Kay

Votes: 10

46. Behind the Scenes of 'Hotel Mumbai' (2019 Video)

7 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Stars: Anthony Maras, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher, Nick Remy Matthews

47. Alice to Nowhere (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
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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 »

Stars: John Waters, Steve Jacobs, Rosey Jones, Esben Storm

Votes: 71

48. The Back of Beyond (1954)

G | 66 min | Documentary

6.8
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A documentary film which follows a mailman as he travels along the Birdsville Track in the Outback.

Director: John Heyer | Stars: Tom Kruse, William Henry Butler, Jack the Dogger, Old Joe the Rainmaker

Votes: 66

49. World Safari (1977)

121 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.4
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Director: Alby Mangels | Stars: John Field, Alby Mangels

Votes: 36

50. Wolf Creek: Locations (2016 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

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Stars: Theo Benton, Jack Charles, Dustin Clare, Lucy Fry



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