With The Australian Film Commission (Sorted by Your Rating Descending)



2. True Believers (1988)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1988)

Drama, History

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Just before the end of WWII, John Curtin lays on his deathbed. Who will fill the position? Brilliant legal mind, "Doc" Evatt or unschooled train driver Ben Chifley? With an election to face in 1946, the Labor Party needs to choose wisely.

Director: Peter Fisk | Stars: Ed Devereaux, Simon Chilvers, John Bonney, Nick Tate

3. Back to the Back of Beyond (1997 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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Film-maker John Heyer recounts to fellow film-maker Pat Jackson his film career, especially his award-winning film from 1954, the Australian classic Back of Beyond. At the same time as the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Francis | Stars: Tom Kruse, John Heyer, Pat Jackson, William Henry Butler

4. Falcon Island (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.13 (1981)

Family

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Stars: Barrie Barkla, Alan Cassell, Greg Duffy, Ian Fletcher

5. Falcon Island (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.12 (1981)

Family

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Stars: Barrie Barkla, Alan Cassell, Greg Duffy, Ian Fletcher

6. Falcon Island (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (1981)

Family

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Stars: Barrie Barkla, Alan Cassell, Greg Duffy, Ian Fletcher

7. No no, Nonno (1990)

27 min | Short, Drama

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A displaced Italian grandfather living in suburban Australia dreams of returning to his birthplace: Naples.

Director: Monica Pellizzari | Stars: Carmine Mirto, Nicoletta Boris, Angelo D'Angelo, Luciano Fabri

8. The Magic Portal (1989)

16 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.5
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Aboard a humongous space ship, an astronaut discovers a magic, glowing portal that brings him to a land of wonder and amazement.

Director: Lindsay Fleay | Stars: Ingle Knight, Bernie Davis, Ross Bryant, Tina Williams

Votes: 96

9. The Mural (2005)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Footage for The Mural was shot by indigenous students as part of a film making course at Rooty Hill High School. Writer director, Ruth Hessey, spent two years with the students and this is ... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Hessey | Star: Ruth Hessey

10. Glory (2007)

7 min | Short, Romance, Thriller

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Haunted by the memory of her child, Glory is drawn to a broken toy doll in a children's playground. Imagining the doll to be a real child, and conjuring up the memory of a past lover, Glory... See full summary »

Director: Donna Chang | Stars: Annie Byron, Mark Flynn, Alexander Langton, Katherine Taylor

11. The Remarkable Mr. Kaye (2005)

49 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Norman Kaye, Paul Cox

12. Bobtales (1998)

Animation

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In a series of thirteen five minute Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, from various areas of Western Australia, Bobtales tells stories about how some of the native animals got to look the way ... See full summary »

13. Water Under the Bridge (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1980)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Igor Auzins | Stars: Robyn Nevin, David Cameron, Penelope Shelton, Linden Wilkinson

14. Pearl (1994)

17 min | Animation, Short

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Celebrating the life and Loves of Pearl Fieldman of Australia. Pearl's achievements are notable, her beauty and her force of character are presented in detail in this experimental documentary.

Director: Moira Joseph

15. The Pursuit of Excellence (2007– )
Episode: Synchronized Swimming (2007)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Mark Lewis | Stars: Chris Carver, Esther Williams, Bianca, Carolyn

16. The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser (2004 TV Movie)

63 min

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The Life & Times of Malcolm Fraser is a documentary about John Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia from November 11 1975 to March 11 1983. Fraser is central to the controversial ... See full synopsis »

Director: Luigi Acquisto | Stars: Malcolm Fraser, Robert Menzies, Tammy Fraser

17. Jacka V.C. (1978)

47 min

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Directors: Nigel Buesst, Ross Cooper | Star: Harold Baigent

18. Hot to Trot (1977)

6 min | Short

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19. Patterns (1986)

52 min

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Director: Margaret Haselgrove | Stars: Virginia Baxter, Anna Pike

20. And the Lighthouse Made Three (1987)

6 min | Short

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Director: Anthony Lucas

21. The Same Stream (1981)

26 min | Short

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Director: James Bradley | Stars: John Ley, Vera Plevnik

22. Revenge (1981)

38 min | Short

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Director: Raymond K. Bartram | Stars: Don Barker, Tom Burlinson, Les Dayman, John Dick

23. No Such a Place (1981)

27 min | Short

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Director: Peter Butt

24. Australian History (1971)

20 min | Short

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Director: Bruce Petty | Star: Neville Teale

25. April in July (2008)

35 min | Short, Drama

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About the slow dissolution of the modern family through the grinding repetition of daily routines.

Director: Daniel Pront | Stars: Lucy Bell, Olivia Stambouliah, Shane Dundas

26. Italian Fare (2005)

9 min | Short, Comedy

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Living precariously through a nervous young waiter, Head Chef Giovanni and a flirtation customer court through their creative and provocative use of food.

Director: Martha Goddard | Stars: Michelle Atkinson, Matt Bell, Julian Curtis, Mirko Grillini

27. Burley! (2008)

9 min | Animation, Short

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Directors: Gareth Cowen, D. Edwardz | Stars: Barbara Baugh, Stefan Cooper-Fox, Marcus Graham, Hayden Spencer

28. My Survival as an Aboriginal (1979)

49 min | Documentary, History

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The movie delves beneath surface appearances to reveal a strong resistance to assimilation and loss of identity, as the late Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri woman, takes us into the Aboriginal struggle for survival.

Director: Essie Coffey | Star: Essie Coffey

29. The Coming (1981)

52 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, Kerry McGuire, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 6

30. Skin (2007)

16 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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Robert tries to rekindle a relationship with his teenage daughters Emma and Zoe on their last holiday together before the divorce. He slowly begins to realize that not only has he lost ... See full summary »

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, David Roberts, Rhondda Findleton, Eloise Winestock

Votes: 21

31. I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan (2005)

88 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Cathy Henkel | Stars: Declan Bree, Lynsey de Paul, Norma Farnes, Silé Harrower

Votes: 23

32. Dramatically Black (2005)

25 min | Drama

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Stars: Josef Ber, Kylie Bracknell, Tina Bursill, Lafe Charlton

33. Candy (2006)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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57 Metascore

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge

Votes: 41,112 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Remembering Country (2004)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kate Gillick

35. The Island (2000)

4 min | Short

6.5
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On a wintry bay, far from home, a young child witnesses something truly unexpected.

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith | Stars: Kieran Darcy-Smith, Remi Rebillet-Nicholls

Votes: 33

36. Hey Sista! (2002 TV Short)

26 min | Drama, Short

6.7
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Director: Jan Cattoni | Stars: Rob Clarke, Claude Collé, Michael Futcher, Natalie Hoflin

Votes: 10

37. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Melba (1988)

330 min | Music

7.6
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Director: Rodney Fisher | Stars: Linda Cropper, Hugo Weaving, Jon Ewing, Peter Carroll

Votes: 27

38. One Night the Moon (2001)

57 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

6.9
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Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Kaarin Fairfax, Paul Kelly, Kelton Pell, Memphis Kelly

Votes: 306

39. Hildegarde (2001)

PG | 88 min | Family, Adventure

4.4
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Three intrepid siblings try to rescue their precious duck from bird smugglers who want to eat it.

Director: Di Drew | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Long, Tara Morice, Sam Geer

Votes: 167

40. Brother (II) (2000)

8 min | Animation, Short, Biography

7.2
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After a short introduction of the whole family, the story of the elder brother is told.

Director: Adam Elliot | Star: William McInnes

Votes: 619

41. Bloodlock (1998)

26 min | Action, Drama, Short

5.4
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Directors: Kieran Darcy-Smith, Nash Edgerton | Stars: Amanda Crompton, Joel Edgerton, Damien Spencer, Simon Lyndon

Votes: 70

42. Above the Dust Level (2000)

9 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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When talking about the dangers of dust, Wayne tells Christine he's missing pairs of underwear. Christine remembers that friend Lisa likes those. Wayne demands them back from Lisa, but she refuses and threatens him with a needle.

Director: Carla Drago | Stars: Jane Turner, Tobin Saunders, Melinda Dimitriades, Marsha Rosengarten

Votes: 98

43. The First Kangaroos (1988)

Drama, Sport

7.0
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The story of the Australian Rugby League's first visit to England.

Director: Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Chris Haywood, Dominic Sweeney, Philip Quast

Votes: 26

44. Dot and Santa Claus (1981)

75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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In search of a kangaroo, a little girl receives help from Santa Claus.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Drew Forsythe, Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick, Anne Haddy

Votes: 55

45. The Castanet Club (1991)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

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An eccentric troupe of comedians is hired to replace a popular entertainer after he backs out of a scheduled performance.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Steve Abbott, Penny Biggins, Glenn Butcher, Russell Cheek

46. Swinger (1995)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Darren Gilshenan, Lucy Bell, Jerome Ehlers, Ian 'Dano' Rogerson

Votes: 37

47. Army Wives (1986 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

5.8
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Two childhood friends who marry brothers in the Army soon discover that their lives will take a different path from what they first expected.

Director: Denny Lawrence | Stars: Julie Nihill, Lian Lunson, Shane Connor, Philip Quast

Votes: 16

48. The Craic (1999)

86 min | Comedy

5.6
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Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Emery | Stars: Jimeoin, Alan McKee, Colin Hay, Bob Franklin

Votes: 532

49. Body Surfer (1989– )

8.1
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Stars: Peter Kowitz, Joy Smithers, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Felix Nobis

Votes: 17

50. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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48 Metascore

A group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II use music as relieve their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 4,831 | Gross: $1.92M


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