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1. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 891,950 | Gross: $380.84M

2. 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: 120,489 | Gross: $36.20M

3. No Activity (2015–2018)

23 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Follows the peripheral players in a major sting operation. The day-to-day realities of cops and criminals are brought to life by some of Australia's best comic actors.

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Darren Gilshenan, Genevieve Morris, Harriet Dyer

Votes: 726

4. The Other Guy (2017– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A successful radio host who finds himself unexpectedly back in the dating pool for the first time in a decade, after discovering his long-term girlfriend has been having an affair with his best friend.

Stars: Matt Okine, Harriet Dyer, Valene Kane, Michael-Anthony Taylor

Votes: 245

5. Riot (2018 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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In 1978, when the push to decriminalise homosexuality has stalled, a group of activists decide they must make one final attempt to celebrate who they are. Led by former union boss, Lance ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Damon Herriman, Kate Box, Xavier Samuel, Jessica De Gouw

Votes: 456

6. Carlotta (2014 TV Movie)

91 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Based on the extraordinary life of the iconic Les Girls headliner and Australian transgender pioneer, Jessica Marais, stars as Carlotta. A universal story about identity, family, tolerance ... See full summary »

Director: Samantha Lang | Stars: Jessica Marais, Anita Hegh, Eamon Farren, Andrew Lees

Votes: 299

7. Nowhere to Land (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller

5.2
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A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Jack Wagner, Christine Elise, James Sikking, Mark Lee

Votes: 787

8. Bruce (2016)

Comedy

8.4
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Bruce is a black comedy series set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in Sydney Cove, 1788.

Stars: Richard Davies, Dave Lawson, Angus Sampson, Francis McMahon

Votes: 22

9. The Real Housewives of Sydney (2017– )

43 min | Reality-TV

5.8
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A reality series that follows seven affluent women in Sydney, Australia, as they balance lifestyles, careers and families in the city around them.

Stars: Matty Samaei, Nicole O'Neil, Victoria Rees, Lisa Oldfield

Votes: 89

10. Building Jerusalem (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA, World Cup Final, 2003. With two minutes of extra time left to win, Jonny Wilkinson goes for his trademark drop goal. This time, he's shooting for a place in sporting history.

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Matt Dawson, Peter FitzSimons, George Gregan, Martin Johnson

Votes: 296

11. Deep Water: The Real Story (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s a murderous epidemic grips Sydney. The attackers are united by contempt. Their targets united by their ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Blue | Stars: David McMahon, Sue Thompson, Peter Russell, Ted Russell

Votes: 70

12. Whiteley (2017)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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A visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia's most celebrated artists, Brett Whiteley.

Director: James Bogle | Stars: Jack Barns, Andrew Blaikie, Sebastian Craig, Alan Dukes

Votes: 45

13. Clarity (II) (2015)

7 min | Short

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Celine, a blind photographer from France changes the perspective of Sydney's city life for Emma who has never found her city interesting.

Director: Chris Sebastian Joys | Stars: Freyja Benjamin, Taylor Beadle-Williams, Sienna Munro, Harris Munro

14. Dream Kiss Cry

Drama | Post-production

A group of ethnically diverse Sydney-siders from different parts of the city, cross paths in a collection of interwoven stories about love, loss, mystery, and redemption. This multi-plot ... See full summary »

Director: Melanie Carlile | Stars: Melanie Del Toro, Ben Brock, Salme Geransar, Renee Lim

15. The Indian Pacific: Australia's Longest Train Journey (2019 TV Special)

182 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Directors: Adam Kay, Adam Kay, Adam Kay

16. Keys (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama

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A piano prodigy living in Western Sydney struggles to survive. Torn between her mentor Mrs Hagedorn and her mother Cecilia, Lei must make decisions that can change her entire artistic future.

Director: Jeremiah Puni | Stars: Sarah Takau, Annidette Puni, Roslyn Hall, Stephanie Puni

17. Making a Living (1976)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Penny Chapman

18. Listen (IV) (2019)

5 min | Short, Drama

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Adam struggles with how Tom is handling the breakup of their relationship.

Director: Stewart Hannah | Stars: Lachy Greig, Luka Klindo

19. Good Intentions (2016)

5 min | Short, Music

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Director: Angus Bell Young | Stars: Lane Sinclair, Adriana Orecchio, Vladimir Matovic

20. A City Family (1972)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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This short film depicts a "typical" Australian family in the 1970's.

Director: Christopher McGill | Stars: Ross Wheeler, Margaret Wheeler, Jane Wheeler

21. Sharehouse Zombie Apocalypse (2009– )

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Skyler is trapped at her boyfriend Clay's apartment when Zombie's take over Sydney. Clay also shares the apartment with two other guys. How will they survive? Will there be enough toilet paper and baked beans?

Stars: Symon Geanellos, Rohan Harris, Lara Lightfoot, Steven O'Donnell

Votes: 6

22. 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

23. Quite Frankly (2016– )

Comedy

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Quite Frankly follows the awkward misadventures of 22-year-old New Zealander, Frank Hankins, as he navigates his way through his early twenties, and new life in Australia.

Stars: Harry Baxter, Aileen Beale, Reyne Brady, Kristy Brooks

24. Stripping from the Inside Out

124 min | Documentary | Completed

Russian Doll Productions provides a front row seat to Sydney's most quirky and sexy burlesque shows. Delightfully woven in are intimate and candid insights from Sydney's top performers who reveal that burlesque is far more than you expect.

Director: Lauren Batschowanow | Stars: Imogen Kelly, Lauren Batschowanow, Sophie Cook, Manik Jones

25. Fifty Years of Australian Television (2017 Video)

312 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

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Over 5 hours of classic Australian TV on 6 discs, direct to DVD.

Stars: Joff Ellen, Norman Swain

26. World Class Trains: The Ghan (2001 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Director: Robert Garofalo | Stars: Jack McKenzie, Simon Mills

27. One Day for Peace (2015)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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In one of the most multicultural cities in the world, One Day For Peace takes us on a journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: what do you believe? This multi-faith documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Rosie Dennis

28. Inside 'The Rover' (2014 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Talk-Show

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Director: Claude Gonzalez | Stars: Margaret Pomeranz, David Michôd, Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce

29. Sonic Live in Sydney (2011)

25 min | Short, Family

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An audio play from the live show at Sega World, Sydney. Sonic, Tails and Sally have to stop Robotnik from taking over Sydney.

Stars: Diane Adams, Paula Arundell, Tanya Bulmer, Adrian Payne

30. In the Midst of Love (2019)

7 min | Short, Drama

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'In the Midst of Love' is a drama about an affair that develops between night club singer (Su) and a mysterious cop (Tom) after a chance encounter. Faced with a guilty conscience, and her ... See full summary »

Director: William Sung | Stars: Su Hu, Tom Liu, Alfred Au

31. Memories of Australia (1943)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: James A. FitzPatrick

32. The Real Life Crisis of Sydney (2016)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Growing up is awkward enough for all of us...It's even more so when you are already awkward. A brief coming-of-age comedy about a girl named Sydney who decides one day that becoming a woman... See full summary »

Director: Philip C. Lee | Stars: Emma Russell, Javier Garcia, Jordan Frank, Faith Kreps

33. On the Ropes (2018)
Episode: In Fighting (2018)

Drama

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Amirah decides to tell the truth at her father's tribunal hearing despite the likely family fallout. Emotions heat up between Amirah and Lachlan. Some poor advice for Mina could prematurely halt her training.

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Nicole Chamoun, Igal Naor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Louis Hunter

34. On the Ropes (2018)
Episode: No Returns (2018)

Drama

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Without the security of her family's gym and home, Amirah sleeps in her car, whilst struggling to find a suitable space to train her fighters. In an attempt to drive her to come home, Sami cuts her weekly wage.

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Nicole Chamoun, Igal Naor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Louis Hunter

35. The Thorn Birds (1983)
Episode: Part 2 (1983)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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As the executor of Mary's will, Father Ralph begins his meteoric rise in the Church, while Meggie finds herself all alone. An audacious suitor provides a thrilling but risky diversion. Is this the beginning of a new life without Ralph?

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Jean Simmons

Votes: 93

36. On the Ropes (2018)
Episode: The Fire (2018)

Drama

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Aspiring trainer Amirah deceives her boxing champion father, Sami, in order to secure her trainee a debut fight.

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Nicole Chamoun, Igal Naor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Louis Hunter

37. On the Ropes (2018)
Episode: The Truth (2018)

Drama

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Amirah prepares for her biggest fight yet - her father - as she trains Lachlan to challenge her brother. Meanwhile, Jessica hopes to redeem herself in a rematch against Jinx.

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Nicole Chamoun, Igal Naor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Louis Hunter

38. Les Norton (2019– )
Episode: You Wouldn't Be Dead For Quids (2019)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Les Norton is a country bloke who blows into Sydney on the run from a troubled past. He gets a job as a bouncer at the infamous Kelly Club and finds himself dragged into a web of underground criminality.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Alexander Bertrand, Kate Box, Hunter Page-Lochard, Pallavi Sharda

Votes: 32



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