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



51. Demolition (1979 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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Director: Kevin James Dobson | Stars: John Waters, Belinda Giblin, Fred Steele, Vincent Ball

Votes: 13

52. P.I.N.S. (2000)

63 min | Documentary

6.1
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P.I.N.S. is a documentary that profiles three Melbourne parking inspectors. The camera goes deep into the personal lives of Warwick, Paul and Rob capturing both the violent abuse they cop in the course of their rounds.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Paul Malios, Warrick Middleton

Votes: 13

53. The Love Letters from Teralba Road (1977)

50 min | Drama

7.1
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A violent man (Bryan Brown), who ostensibly has a slight mental illness due to fillings in his teeth, continues to write letters to his estranged girlfriend, Kris McQuade. She sees that he ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Kris McQuade, Bryan Brown, Gia Carides, Joy Hruby

Votes: 14

54. Doctors & Nurses (1981)

89 min | Family, Comedy

7.6
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A bunch of kids play the game of Doctors and Nurses - of the inoffensive dress-up kind - tending a bunch of adults suffering from a variety of ailments.

Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Pamela Stephenson, Bert Newton, Richard Meikle, Drew Forsythe

Votes: 14

55. The Humpty Dumpty Man (1989)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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A story of intrigue, power, politics and murder set in Canberra, Australia.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Frank Gallacher, Jim Holt, Frederick Parslow, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 14

56. Bachelor Girl (1987)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Dorothy, single and one of the writers of the soap "The true world" hates living alone, but the guys she knows don't appeal to her. Her aunt Esther's attempts to match-make with random men ... See full summary »

Director: Rivka Hartman | Stars: Lyn Pierse, Kim Gyngell, Jan Friedl, Bruce Spence

Votes: 14

57. Silent Reach (1983)

300 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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A diamond miner in North Queensland discovers corruption in the mining company involving two of his boss' main men, the two men then plot to cover up and attempt to kill the miner.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Helen Morse, Graham Kennedy, Leonard Teale

Votes: 14

58. The Last Chip (2006)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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Director: Heng Tang | Stars: May Chan, Gabrielle Chan, Queenie Vuong, Leon Ford

Votes: 14

59. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Delivery Man (2006)

23 min | Fantasy, Mystery

7.4
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Sam is agoraphobic and has her groceries delivered. The delivery man arrives just as a big storm hits. As he is about to leave, he trips and falls unconscious. What will happen when he recovers, and why is he really there?

Director: Kelly Schilling | Stars: Sam Worthington, Susie Porter, John Sheerin, Waseem Khan

Votes: 14

60. Rollerboy (2013)

81 min | Documentary

8.4
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From a suburban backyard to the world stage, Jayson Sutcliffe 'ROLLERBOY' skated his way to the top. Channelling his superheroes including the Bionic Woman and Kylie Minogue, Jayson lives ... See full summary »

Directors: Jayson Sutcliffe, Polly Watkins | Stars: Jayson Sutcliffe, Melissa George, Tammy Bryant, Scott Cohen

Votes: 14

61. The Sound of Cry (2007)

8 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Director: Michael Mier | Stars: Caleb Tainui Broederlow, Christel Leilani Broederlow, Joe David Brown, Andy Carbone

Votes: 14

62. Always Afternoon (1988)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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In 1915 Australia, German prisoners of war, as well as Aussies of German heritage, are kept in camps. This creates many animosities toward the authorities, but in this account the camp is ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Harrow, Tushka Bergen, Marshall Napier, Taya Straton

Votes: 15

63. Virgin Beasts (1992)

79 min | Animation, Comedy

4.7
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Director: Toby Zoates | Stars: Michelle Granieri, Mathew Cook, Simon Reptile, Mark Easton

Votes: 15

64. Mind the Gap (2005)

14 min | Short, Drama

8.1
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Mind the Gap begins with an angry student crowd protesting in front of a building. A radio news bulletin tells us that these are students - attempting to gain access to a board meeting ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Givney | Stars: Kerry Armstrong, Lucy Chesterton, Alyssa McClelland, Linda Paice

Votes: 15

65. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Jailbreak (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

9.3
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Jenkins is in jail where he starts working in the jail's hospital and palliative care unit. However, he has an ulterior motive for being there.

Director: Nick Tomnay | Stars: Kick Gurry, William Zappa, Gary Waddell, Alan Popely

Votes: 15

66. Katoomba (2007)

30 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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A defining moment in the relationship of two best friends, who must now decide where their future lies, with or without the other.

Director: Leon Ford | Stars: Emma Lung, Claire van der Boom, Ewen Leslie, Michael Dorman

Votes: 15

67. Feeling_Lonely? (2007)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Rob is the man who has everything (and everyone). But when 45-year-old 'Mother Manchester' catches his eye on the Internet, he gets more action than he bargained for.

Director: Rachael Turk | Stars: Angus Sampson, Henry Nixon, Louis Desdoigts, Skye Wansey

Votes: 15

68. Blood Money (1980)

62 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A dying criminal takes his younger brother on one final job so that when the final hour comes, his brother and his brother's wife and daughter who he himself may have fathered, will be financially secured.

Director: Christopher Fitchett | Stars: John Flaus, Chrissie James, Bryan Brown, Sophie Murphy

Votes: 16

69. Princess Kate (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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Kate McLelland's life is a normal one of a girl her age in the eastern suburbs, until her discovery that she is adopted. This is the story of her search for her natural mother and the ... See full summary »

Director: George Ogilvie | Stars: Myra Noblet, Shane Tickner, Mouche Phillips, Claudia Karvan

Votes: 16

70. 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

71. Dead to the World (1991)

Action, Drama

3.4
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Two women who are involved with the same man also battle each other for the same piece of suburban real estate

Director: Ross Gibson | Stars: Lynette Curran, John Doyle, Tibor Gyapjas, Agnieszka Perepeczko

Votes: 17

72. Body Surfer (1989– )

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

Votes: 17

73. Paradise Bent: Boys Will Be Girls in Samoa (1999)

51 min | Documentary

7.2
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An exploration of the Samoan fa'afafine, boys who are raised as girls, fulfilling a traditional role in Samoan culture.

Director: Heather Croall | Stars: Derek Freeman, Tania Grey, Jeanette Mageo, Tom Pollard

Votes: 17

74. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: Von Stauffenberg's Stamp (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

8.7
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Mick runs a philatelist shop and is after a German stamp of Hitler supposedly owned by Von Stauffenberg. His neighbour and friend is a barber, who is dominated by an overbearing and alcoholic wife.

Director: Glendyn Ivin | Stars: Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Roy Billing, Jordan Brooking

Votes: 17

75. The Winds of Jarrah (1983)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Australia 1946. A young woman escapes from an unhappy affair to become tutor to three children who are being raised by their uncle.

Director: Mark Egerton | Stars: Terence Donovan, Susan Lyons, Harold Hopkins, Steve Bisley

Votes: 18

76. The Paper Man (1990– )

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Phillip Cromwell, a young Australian with a head full of ideals and a bag full of borrowed money, makes a bid for a run-down Sydney afternoon newspaper. Starting in 1962, the series charts ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Gerard Kennedy, John Bach, Oliver Tobias, Rebecca Gilling

Votes: 18

77. Gone to Ground (1978 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A man is brutally beaten so he and 4 others head to the beach for refuge and relaxation. It soon becomes clear that they've been imprisoned by person or persons unknown. Then an unknown mad... See full summary »

Director: Kevin James Dobson | Stars: Eric Oldfield, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Elaine Lee, Robyn Gibbes

Votes: 19

78. Duet for Four (1982)

97 min | Drama

5.6
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A middle aged man deals with various problems. His wife is cheating on him, his own mistress wants to get married, his daughter is showing signs of drug addiction, and his business may be taken over.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Michael Preston, Wendy Hughes, Michael Pate, Diane Cilento

Votes: 19

79. Piranha (2007)

13 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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Director: Irina Goundortseva | Stars: Ryan Corr, Laura Gordon, Irene Korsten, Andy McPhee

Votes: 19

80. Touch and Go (1980)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Touch and Go is a 1980 Australian heist film starring Wendy Hughes.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Chantal Contouri, Carmen Duncan, Jon English

Votes: 20

81. Kokoda Crescent (1989)

83 min | Drama

6.0
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The grandson of a war veteran is found dead from an overdose of heroin. He and his old army buddies swing into action and stake out the drug dealer, only to discover a web of police ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Robinson | Stars: Warren Mitchell, Ruth Cracknell, Bill Kerr, Madge Ryan

Votes: 20

82. Grandfathers and Revolutions (2000)

53 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Peter Hegedus

Votes: 20

83. Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Episode: There's Something About Kyanna (2006)

22 min | Fantasy, Mystery

6.2
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A young couple's dream home turns into a nightmare.

Director: Kate Riedl | Stars: Melissa George, Sandy Winton, Jacqueline Moschella, Fiona Press

Votes: 20

84. The Lancaster Miller Affair (1986)

183 min | History

7.7
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A sweeping historical mini-series based on the true story of Jessica Miller and ex-RAF pilot Bill Lancaster, The Lancaster Miller Affair explores a remarkable and controversial partnership ... See full summary »

Stars: Kerry Mack, Nicholas Eadie, Arron Wayne Cull, Malcolm Robertson

Votes: 21

85. Rose Against the Odds (1991 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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The story of Australian Indigenous boxer Lionel Rose from his first amateur boxing matches up until his first title fight in Japan

Director: John Dixon | Stars: Paul Williams, Tony Barry, Kris McQuade, Steve Jacobs

Votes: 21

86. 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

87. Cathy's Child (1979)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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A father kidnaps his three-year-old daughter and goes to Greece. The mother comes in contact with a journalist who helps her to get her daughter back.

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Michele Fawdon, Alan Cassell, Bryan Brown, Willie Fennell

Votes: 22

88. The Settlement (1984)

91 min | Drama

5.4
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Down-on-their-luck drifters Kearney and Martin wander into the small town of Cedar Creek looking to swindle a few pounds from the locals. After a not-too-friendly reception, the pair decide... See full summary »

Director: Howard Rubie | Stars: Bill Kerr, John Jarratt, Lorna Lesley, Tony Barry

Votes: 23

89. The John Sullivan Story (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, War

6.2
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John Sullivan, after having tended to a dying British commando bearing urgent information for Allied top brass, must do all he can to escape his Yugoslav hosts who refuse to let him leave.

Director: David Stevens | Stars: Andrew McFarlane, Olivia Hamnett, Frank Gallacher, Ronald Lewis

Votes: 23

90. 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

91. Remember Me (1985 TV Movie)

Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A woman recently returned to work is contacted by her former husband who has been in a mental institution. She is torn between her still strong desire for him, and her fear, which comes ... See full summary »

Director: Lex Marinos | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Jenny Ellis, Jack Ellis, Robert Grubb

Votes: 25

92. Touch the Sun: Peter & Pompey (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Family, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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The fate of a young Australian boy is somehow linked with that of a young Roman boy who had traveled to Australia by ship during the time of the Roman Emperor, Nero.

Director: Michael Carson | Stars: Clayton Williamson, Kate McDonald, Emil Minty, Aaron Ferguson

Votes: 25

93. Talk (1994)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Director: Susan Lambert | Stars: Victoria Longley, Angie Milliken, Richard Roxburgh, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 25

94. Water Under the Bridge (1980)

Drama, Romance

7.7
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The story of actor Neil Atkins, a man torn between his aspirations and the women in his life.

Stars: Robyn Nevin, Jacki Weaver, David Cameron, Penelope Shelton

Votes: 26

95. The Perfectionist (1987)

93 min | Comedy

5.5
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Barbara and Steward are happily married and have three kids. But one day Barbara decides that her children are old enough now and she can quit as housewife and start to study. Against the ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: Jacki Weaver, John Waters, Adam Willits, Shane Tickner

Votes: 26

96. Mary (1994)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

5.9
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MARY is based on the true life story of Mary MacKillop who in the 1860s began an order of nuns to teach poor Catholic children in rural Australia. When she refused to obey the local Bishop,... See full summary »

Director: Kay Pavlou | Stars: Lucy Bell, Linden Wilkinson, Rebecca Scully-Webster, Brendan Higgins

Votes: 26

97. 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

98. Mama's Gone A-Hunting (1977 TV Movie)

74 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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A psychotic prison escapee and his young partner decide to kidnap a wealthy couple's baby and hold it for ransom. Little do they know that the babysitter wants the baby for herself.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Judy Morris, Gerard Kennedy, Vince Martin, Peter Stratford

Votes: 27

99. 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

100. True Believers (1988)

60 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Dramatization of Australian political life between 1945 and 1954.

Stars: Simon Chilvers, John Bonney, Nick Tate, Gary Files

Votes: 28


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