With The Australian Film Commission (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. Raccolta d'inverno (1980)

37 min | Short

6.8
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Director: Brian McKenzie

Votes: 5

2. Roses Bloom Twice (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min

6.6
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This is an unabashedly romantic melodrama, an Australian work produced for television with locations in some of the more picturesque sites of New South Wales, the scenario depicting the ... See full summary »

Director: David Stevens | Stars: Glynis McNicoll, Diane Craig, John Allen, Michael Craig

Votes: 5

3. Shooting the Breeze (1996)

8 min | Short, Drama

3.6
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Director: Christina Andreef | Stars: Andrea Moor, Anthony Lawrence

Votes: 5

4. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Heart Attack (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

6.0
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Matthew is a fit, athletic man and yet he suffers a severe heart attack and is put on an artificial heart machine. However, all is not as it seems.

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Anthony Phelan, Susan Prior, Mark Owen-Taylor

Votes: 5

5. Selling Hopkins (2007)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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An awkward, unemployed man meets a lonely saleswoman in this quirky tale of friendship.

Director: Scott Eathorne | Stars: Jeremy Malcolm, Michelle Francis

Votes: 5

6. Bed of Roses (2008–2011)
Episode: Not Worth a Cent (2008)

56 min | Drama

5.8
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Louisa Atherton lives a pampered life until the day her husband Jack dies of a heart-attack in the arms of another woman leaving her bankrupt and giving her no option but to move with her ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Moloney | Stars: Kerry Armstrong, Julia Blake, Caroline Gillmer, Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Votes: 5

7. Bed of Roses (2008–2011)
Episode: The Truth Will Set You Free (2008)

58 min | Drama

6.4
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Louisa sets about trying to fix up her house, with only Holly's help, but a disastrous rainfall puts paid to that. As she's about to give up she hasn't banked on the helpfulness of the ... See full summary »

Director: Mandy Smith | Stars: Kerry Armstrong, Julia Blake, Caroline Gillmer, Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Votes: 5

8. This Woman Is Not a Car (1979)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Director: Margaret Dodd | Stars: Phil Colson, Richard Morecroft, Daniel Sedgwick, Gareth Sedgwick

Votes: 6

9. The Last Crop (1990 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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Ann cleans for a living. She shares everything she has with her two moody children and her equally erratic neighbours but she also shares everything her rich and constantly out-of-town ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Clayton | Stars: Kerry Walker, Noah Taylor, Sarah Hooper, Les Foxcroft

Votes: 6

10. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: A Date with Doctor D (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

3.8
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Rolly is in partnership with Tate but is reluctant to evict some tenants in one of their developments. Then, things start to go wrong.

Director: Paul Middleditch | Stars: Alex Dimitriades, Asher Keddie, Teo Gebert, Amelia McVeigh

Votes: 6

11. 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

12. The Disc of Magala (1981)

26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

5.0
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Directors: Richard Chataway, Michael Cusack | Stars: Keith Gallasch, Geoff Revell, Jon Firman, Ron Hoenig

Votes: 6

13. The Life of Harry Dare (1995)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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Harry Dare (John Moore) is a shambolic Adelaide private investigator. He's still not certain why he's in the business; perhaps to understand his father's disappearance, 20 years earlier? ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Vellis | Stars: John Moore, Nicholas Hope, Tommy Lewis, Ullie Birve

Votes: 7

14. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Love Crimes (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A married boss tries to seduce his secretary but the tables get turned and he gets more than he expected. But what's it really all about?

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Vince Colosimo, Kestie Morassi, Kellie Bright, David E. Woodley

Votes: 7

15. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Grand Final (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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Daniel sees auroras around people. When he doesn't see an aurora around Mase, he is concerned that Mase will die and tries to stop it happening.

Director: Stuart McDonald | Stars: Zac Garred, Craig Horner, Keith Armitage, William Heeley

Votes: 7

16. Just Out of Reach (1979)

62 min | Drama

5.2
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This short feature film begins with a suicide attempt by Cathy, and then follows by telling her story in flashbacks. Cathy is a neurotic young woman who retreats from cold British parents ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Blagg | Stars: Lorna Lesley, Sam Neill, Martin Vaughan, Judi Farr

Votes: 8

17. The Last Tasmanian (1978)

105 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.5
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TThe Tasmanians were a distinct people, isolated from Australia and the rest of the world for 12,000 years, until in 1803, British colonisation began.

Director: Tom Haydon | Stars: Leo McKern, Jim Allen, Rhys Jones, D.A. Lowe

Votes: 8

18. Superflu: Race Against a Killer (2006 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Stefan Moore | Stars: Naomi Hanbury, Laura Hamblin, Jodie Brittain, Ethan Tomas

Votes: 8

19. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Soft Boiled Luck (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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Forty-four years in the future, who killed his wife, the husband or his clone? It's up to the detectives to find out.

Director: Brendan Donovan | Stars: Bryan Brown, Aden Young, Deborah Mailman, Peta Sergeant

Votes: 8

20. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Saviour (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A medical researcher is determined to find a cure for the degenerative genetic disease that is killing her daughter, and nothing is going to stop her. But the cure has some unexpected side effects.

Director: Nick Parsons | Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Victoria Thaine, Jason Chan, Valentino del Toro

Votes: 8

21. Do Not Resuscitate (2006 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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Steve, Mary and Judy want the right to choose when and how to die.

Director: Davor Dirlic | Stars: Judy Bayliss, Stephen Guest, Robert Menzies, Mary Walsh

Votes: 8

22. Personality Plus (2009)

Drama

5.8
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An FBI agent's daughter is kidnapped by a mobster who suffers from multiple personality disorder - can the FBI agent unravel the maze of personas and worlds to save his daughter?

Director: Clem Maloney | Stars: Peter Hosking, Clem Maloney, Fiona Macys, Michael Carman

Votes: 8

23. Celso and Cora (1983)

109 min | Documentary

6.8
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Australian feature length documentary about a poverty stricken family living in a squatter's dwelling in Manila, Phillipines. Doc is set during a three month period and tells the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Kildea

Votes: 8

24. Daniel (2008)

16 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Abandoned by her ex, single mother 'Sammy' is struggling to raise their son Daniel alone. But eight-year-old Daniel is dealing with problems of his own; the older kids bully him at school ... See full summary »

Director: Bowen Ellames | Stars: Ellen Steele, Tom Russell, James Bonifazio, Joseph Del Re

Votes: 8

25. Raw Nerve (1990)

91 min | Drama

4.6
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Director: Tony Wellington | Stars: Kelly Dingwall, Rebecca Rigg, John Polson, Barry Leane

Votes: 9

26. My Second Car (1996)

12 min | Short

7.1
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Director: Stuart McDonald | Stars: Ernie Gray, Kevin Harrington, Tony Rickards, Penelope Stewart

Votes: 9

27. Police Crop: The Winchester Conspiracy (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller

7.3
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Dramatisation of Operation Seville, a investigation into corruption within the New South Wales police force.b best AUSSIE doco iv ever seen

Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Luciano Catenacci, Terry Gill, Frankie J. Holden, Gerard Kennedy

Votes: 9

28. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Arkham's Curios and Wonders (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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Granddad is slowly dying and refuses to recognise his daughter. However, he gets on well with his grandson who seems to have suddenly obtained strange powers and doesn't want him to die.

Director: Tony D'Aquino | Stars: Bill Hunter, Lisa Hensley, Edmund Cinis, Waseem Khan

Votes: 9

29. The Trouble with Merle (2002)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The director explores the birth origins of actress Merle Oberon, traveling to Tasmania and India in search of the truth, but her quest ultimately results in probably more questions than it answers.

Director: Maree Delofski | Stars: Merle Oberon, Charles Higham, Alexander Korda, Harry Selby

Votes: 9

30. Hell Bento: Uncovering the Japanese Underground (1995)

59 min | Documentary

6.1
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An exploration of underground Japanese counter-culture.

Directors: Anna Broinowski, Andrew Sully | Stars: The 5.6.7.8's, Masami Akita, Jet Boys, Sachiko Fujii

Votes: 9

31. The Alternative (1977 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Paul Eddey | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Peter Adams, Carla Hoogeveen, Tony Bonner

Votes: 10

32. 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

33. Three Chords and a Wardrobe (1998)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.0
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Rachel has a problem with Nick. While she does all the important things around the house, Nick does nothing more than play his guitar and think of songs in the wardrobe.

Director: Brendan Young | Stars: Marcus Graham, Sophie Heathcote, Olivia Pigeot, Basia Bonkowski

Votes: 10

34. The Prodigal Son (2006)

27 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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Bound by culture and his beliefs, a father refuses to speak to his son for 15 years.

Director: Tony Radevski

Votes: 10

35. Cross Life (2007)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Ten fragments of life. Three days until Christmas. Cross Life is a tale of ordinary people pained by the desire for love amidst the sensual delights of Sydney's red light district, Kings Cross.

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Imogen Annesley, Mojean Aria, Paul Caesar, Tony Barry

Votes: 10

36. Ephemeral (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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A seemingly ordinary train trip home turns into something more than its weary passengers expect.

Directors: Jongsu Oh, Tony Radevski

Votes: 10

37. Sweet and Sour (2007)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A dog falls in love with Chinatown, but begins to believe he is on the menu.

Director: Eddie White

Votes: 10

38. The Shape of Water (2007)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A woman dances inside a tiny house that rocks back and forth on the edge of a cliff above the ocean, and her dream takes her down below amongst imaginary beings and into the water itself.

Director: Cordelia Beresford | Stars: Alexa Heckman, Wakako Asamo, Andrea Briody, Emmee Dillon

Votes: 10

39. Harvest of Hate (1979 TV Movie)

75 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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A young couple is captured by Arab terrorists in the Simpson Desert.

Director: Michael Thornhill | Stars: Dennis Grosvenor, Kris McQuade, Michael Aitkens, Richard Meikle

Votes: 11

40. Edens Lost (1988 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Angus, 17, alone, orphaned, restless, is bored with his dreary life in the city. Drawn by the fascination of the off-beat St. James family, he goes to live with them in the Blue Mountains.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Julia Blake, Linda Cropper, Victoria Longley, Arthur Dignam

Votes: 11

41. Touch the Sun: Top Enders (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Family

6.5
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Two children get stranded in the desert in Australia's Top End.

Director: Jackie McKimmie | Stars: John Jarratt, Madeleine Blackwell, Bennendine Woods, Donald Dale

Votes: 11

42. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: A Flash Exclusive (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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The Flash newspaper tries to be the first with the gossip. When a paparazzo hears that a widow whose first husband died mysteriously is about to get remarried he has to be first with the pictures, but he gets more than that.

Director: Tim Bullock | Stars: Peta Wilson, Dan Wyllie, Frank Gallacher, Belinda Gosbee

Votes: 11

43. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Call Back (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Call Back is a telephone number to call if you want to change what has happened in the past. Karl calls the number.

Director: Graeme Burfoot | Stars: Tom Long, Lisa McCune, Anthony Hayes, Lachlan Gower

Votes: 11

44. A Thousand Skies (1985)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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Charles Kingsford Smith, an adventurer, a crusader, a fighter, a lover. Against impossible odds, he went out to explore the sky, and soared higher than most.

Stars: John Walton, Andrew Clarke, Joss McWilliam, Jane Menelaus

Votes: 12

45. Call Me Sal (1996)

13 min | Short

7.1
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Director: Arianna Bosi | Stars: Sally Cooper, Jennifer Jarman-Walker, Geoffrey Rush, Molly McCaffrey

Votes: 12

46. Image of Death (1978)

81 min | Thriller

5.2
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Yvonne is a beautiful but sneaky woman who likes to live off other people's money.

Director: Kevin James Dobson | Stars: Cathey Paine, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Cheryl Waters, Sheila Helpmann

Votes: 12

47. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Finding Frank (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

8.6
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A retiring security guard has his nerves tested by a colleague. But who really should be nervous?

Director: Jody Dwyer | Stars: Garry McDonald, Steve Bisley, Maureen Elkner, Kim Knuckey

Votes: 12

48. The Black Planet (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

2.7
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Director: Paul Williams | Stars: Brian Hannan, Carole-Ann Aylett, Terry Gill, Ross Williams

Votes: 12

49. Don't Panic (2007)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

7.1
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A light thriller exploring the threat of terrorism in our midst: is fear itself more destructive than the act?

Director: Luci Temple | Stars: Nicholas Brown, Jessica Napier

Votes: 12

50. Children of the Dragon (1991– )

Drama

8.1
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Stars: Bob Peck, Linda Cropper, Gary Sweet, Joan Chen

Votes: 13


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