With The Australian Film Commission (Sorted by Release Date Ascending)
2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 30,723 | Gross: $0.23M
3. Caddie (1976)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Sydney, Australia in the mid-1920's. Proud and classy Caddie Marsh is forced to get a job as a barmaid and raise two children on her own after her rich cad husband walks out on her. Despite... See full summary »
5. Twentieth Century Oz (1976)
R | 85 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Musical
Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in a fantasy world as gritty and realistic ... See full summary »
6. The Devil's Playground (1976)
107 min | Drama
Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »
7. Don's Party (1976)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »
8. Storm Boy (1976)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family
Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
9. Death Cheaters (1976)
93 min | Action, Adventure
Two best friends, Vietnam War veterans turned stunt men, are sent as spies to the Philippines on a top secret mission for the Australian government.
10. Lost in the Wild (1976)
93 min | Adventure
A twelve year old boy and a common criminal are being transported in the same ship from England to Australia in the last century. When the ship wrecked they happen to be the only survivors ... See full summary »
13. Raw Deal (1977)
94 min | Western
In the 1870s, the colonial administrator hires bounty hunter Palmer and gun salesman Ben to wipe out an army of Irish Catholic revolutionaries in their stronghold. Palmer and Ben recruit ... See full summary »
15. The Picture Show Man (1977)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
At the beginnings of this centuary a man, his son and a piano player travel around Australia showing the first silent movies (naturally in black and white). But what they really want is ... See full summary »
16. Mama's Gone A-Hunting (1977 TV Movie)
74 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
18. Journey Among Women (1977)
93 min | Drama
In colonial Australia, daughter of a judge helps a group of female convicts living in inhuman conditions escape. Aboriginal girl teaches them how to survive in the forest. One of them gets raped and killed. The group seeks revenge.
19. The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to ... See full summary »
20. The Last Wave (1977)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.
22. The Love Letters from Teralba Road (1977)
50 min | Drama
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 »
23. Roses Bloom Twice (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 87 min
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 »
28. The Irishman (1978)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance
The Doolan family are trying to make a go in the freight hauling business in Queensland, Australia. The problem is it's the 1920's, the Doolans use horses and motorized vehicles can do it ... See full summary »
29. Gone to Ground (1978 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 »
31. The Death Train (1978 TV Movie)
96 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
An insurance investigator, checking into the death of a man run over by a train in his back yard, uncovers a web of murder, land fraud swindles and supernatural beings.
32. In Search of Anna (1978)
91 min | Drama
Tony's out of jail. His mates think he's got the proceeds from the robbery and want it. Tony just wants to find Anna. He deals with one problem at a time. This is a road movie and a trip. A... See full synopsis »
33. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.
36. The Last Tasmanian (1978)
105 min | Documentary, Drama, History
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.
39. The King of the Two Day Wonder (1978)
67 min | Drama
When a writer of 'pulp' detective fiction fails to deliver his latest novel on time, he is forced to confront a tragedy from his past that causes him to re-evaluate his life.
42. Never Was (1978)
48 min | Animation, Family
An unknown, tucked-away, medieval island is threatened by the advent of big business. A wealthy business man wants to develop the untouched island, which could then be ruined by the subsequent pollution.
46. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, War
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.
49. One More Minute (1979)
R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller
Angela, a naive young hairdresser, is thrown out of home by her puritanical mother. At the behest of model client, She gets her first modeling gig. While her future seems bright, she soon learns that everyone around her wants to use her.
50. The Plumber (1979 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Thriller
A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom.