With Film Australia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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77 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 156,506 | Gross: $12.47M

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: 119,419 | Gross: $36.20M

3. Quigley Down Under (1990)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

Votes: 18,115 | Gross: $21.41M

4. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

Votes: 13,440 | Gross: $23.00M

5. Spellbinder (1995– )

24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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When a prank at a school camp goes drastically wrong, 15-year-old Paul Reynolds is blasted into an alternative reality and has to try to find a way home.

Stars: Zbych Trofimiuk, Gosia Piotrowska, Brian Rooney, Michela Noonan

Votes: 1,708

6. The Girl from Tomorrow (1991–1992)

23 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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Alana, a teenage girl from the year 3000, finds herself trapped in 1990 with a criminal from the year 2500. Alone, and confused, she befriends a spirited girl named Jenny Kelly. Together ... See full summary »

Stars: Katharine Cullen, Melissa Marshall, James Findlay, Andrew Clarke

Votes: 982

7. Japanese Story (2003)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Brooks | Stars: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 6,060 | Gross: $0.65M

8. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

PG | 90 min | Musical, Fantasy, Comedy

5.8
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In World War II, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the Communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter

Votes: 623

9. Napoleon (1995)

G | 81 min | Adventure, Family

6.1
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The adventures of Golden Retriever pup Napoleon and his friend, the parrot Birdo Lucci.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Jamie Croft, Philip Quast, Susan Lyons, Coralie Sawade

Votes: 1,509 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Fatal Bond (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

4.0
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A restless hairdresser takes up with a man (Joe Martinez) she knows is wanted by the police. It is only when she realizes that he may be a serial killer, that she starts questioning the relationship.

Director: Vincent Monton | Stars: Linda Blair, Jerome Ehlers, Donal Gibson, Stephen Leeder

Votes: 167

11. The Far Country (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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Two people from different backgrounds escaping their own past and finding a new life in post World War 2 Australia, can their pasts be left behind? Can the war be forgotten?

Director: George Miller | Stars: Michael York, Sigrid Thornton, Brenda Addie, Don Barker

Votes: 83

12. Freedom (1982)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Jon Blake, Candy Raymond, Jad Capelja, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 71

13. Escape from Jupiter (1994– )

30 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Some point in the not too distant future, a mining/research colony is set up one of Jupiter's moons, Io. All's ok, until a major earthquake (or what ever the Io equivalent is) destroys the ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Bisley, Arthur Dignam, Justin Rosniak, Daniel Taylor

Votes: 68

14. The Fabric of a Dream: The Fletcher Jones Story (2007 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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The story of how a shellshocked war veteran took to the road as a hawker and ended up creating a national icon.

Director: Dennis K. Smith | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Andrew S. Gilbert, Don Bridges, Ben Rogers

15. Whatever Happened to Green Valley? (1973)

56 min | Documentary

6.5
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Green Valley was a housing commission estate in western Sydney, much maligned by the media of the day.

Director: Peter Weir | Star: Peter Weir

Votes: 21

16. A Test of Love (1984)

PG | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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In the 1970s, Jessica Hathaway (Angela Punch McGregor) joins the staff of Brentwood Hospital, a government facility for handicapped children in Melbourne, Australia. One of her patients is ... See full summary »

Director: Gil Brealey | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Drew Forsythe, Liddy Clark, Monica Maughan

Votes: 137

17. Sun on the Stubble (1996– )

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Various stories of Bruno and his German Australian family, living in early 1930s rural South Australia.

Stars: Anna Steen, Ashleigh Ward, Jeremy Schwerdt, Charlotte George

Votes: 53

18. After the Warming (1989– )

110 min | Documentary

8.0
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Using "virtual reality" computer simulations, social journalist James Burke traces the Earth's history of ice ages and warming trends, and presents several possible scenarios caused by the ... See full summary »

Star: James Burke

Votes: 45

19. Raging Planet (1997– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Take a thrilling ride right into the heart of the planet's most amazing forces - revealing the speed of a twister, the power of a hurricane, the lethal force of a lightning bolt, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Randall Lee Rose, Mike Theiss, Jose Borrero, Mark Halliley

Votes: 54

20. Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.0
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When the half naked bodies of physicist, Doctor Gilbert Bogle, and his lover, Mrs Margaret Chandler, were found in bizarre circumstances on a Sydney riverbank in 1963, it set into play an unprecedented forensic investigation.

Director: Peter Butt | Stars: Octavia Barron-Martin, Emma Booth, Dirk Bromley, David Callan

Votes: 28

21. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)

47 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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A documentary detailing the spread of Hawaiian sugar-cane toads through Australia in a botched effort to introduce them as counter pests.

Director: Mark Lewis | Stars: Tip Byrne, H.W. Kerr, Glen Ingram, Bill Freeland

Votes: 1,117

22. Solarmax (2000)

38 min | Short, Documentary

6.9
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Solarmax is a 40-minute giant-screen documentary that tells the story of humankind's struggle to understand the sun. The film will take audiences on an incredible voyage from pre-history to... See full summary »

Director: John Weiley | Star: Alex Scott

Votes: 234

23. Dot and the Whale (1986)

75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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Young girl Dot and her friend Nelson the dolphin find Tonga, a beached whale who lost her family in whalers attack and wants to die. Dot believes that Moby Dick could convince Tonga to live, so Nelson takes Dot to Antarctica to find him.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Kim Deacon, Robyn Moore, Keith Scott

Votes: 127

24. A Wire Through the Heart (2007 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

6.6
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The incredible story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia.

Director: Darcy Yuille | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Rob MacPherson, Eugene Suleau

Votes: 5

25. Fantasy (1992)

77 min

7.9
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A dark romantic thriller exploring the twin worlds of dependence and possession When leading psychiatrist and man about town Dr Thomas Bowman started to treat the beautiful but disturbed ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Geoffrey Brown, Derek Strahan | Stars: Colin Borgonon, Clare Chilton, Jane Darley-Jones, Brendan Strahan

Votes: 16

26. Spook (1988)

86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.6
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Something is out there - in the bush - near the dilapidated old cabin, which a family from Sydney has rented for their vacation.

Director: David Anthony Hall | Stars: Tim Elston, Joanne Samuel, Daniel Hill, Amanda Hill

Votes: 33

27. Bush Mechanics (1998–2001)

30 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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This off-beat series follows the exploits of the Bush Mechanics, a group of engaging Aboriginal characters, as they travel through central Australia.

Stars: Simeon Jupurrula Ross, Steven Jupurrula Morton, Errol Jupurrula Nelson, Junior Jupurrula Wilson

Votes: 49

28. Rough Diamonds (1995)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

5.9
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In Queensland's outback, a single mother from Brisbane, who's tired of her old life as a singer, bonds with a handsome truck driver, who can also sing but would rather be a cattle breeder, over their love for country music.

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Jason Donovan, Angie Milliken, Peter Phelps, Max Cullen

Votes: 53

29. Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better (1981)

47 min | Documentary

7.6
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Profile on three young Adelaide women. Diana, Kerry and Josie are now 18 years old, and continue to have open and frank discussions about their lives.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Kerry Carlson, Diana Doman, Josie Petersen

Votes: 9

30. Cunnamulla (2000)

82 min | Documentary

7.0
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Cunnamulla, 800 kilometres west of Brisbane, is the end of the railway line. In the months leading up to a scorching Christmas in the bush, there's a lot more going on than the annual ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis O'Rourke

Votes: 151

31. Dot and Keeto (1986)

75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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The fantastic adventures of little redheaded Dot in the Australian bush.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Robyn Moore, Keith Scott, Ashley Ayre, Lucy Charles

Votes: 71

32. In the Realm of the Hackers (2003)

55 min | Documentary

7.1
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In the late 1980s two Melbourne teenage computer hackers known as Electron and Phoenix stole a restricted computer security list called 'Zardoz' and used it to break into some of the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Anderson | Stars: Ben Anderson, Suzanne Barr, Kathy Bowlen, John Campbell

Votes: 111

33. The Camel Boy (1984)

72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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Young Ali and his camel-driver grandfather Moussa take part in an expedition through the Australian Outback. Faced with prejudice, Moussa's knowledge and the hardiness of his camels in the ... See full summary »

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick, John Meillon, Robyn Moore

Votes: 42

34. The Safe House (2006)

26 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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It's the summer of 1954 and seven-year-old Lee Whitmore and her friends are drifting through the holidays, exploring their quiet suburban neighbourhood where nothing ever seems to happen... until the day mysterious strangers move in with the old lady next door. No one explains the odd comings and goings, the big black cars, the men in suits and hats, the overheard snippets of conversation, but ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Whitmore

Votes: 10

35. Inland with Sturt (1951)

18 min | Short

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Director: Hugh McInnes | Stars: Rod Taylor, Grant Taylor, Brien Forward, Ian Gilmore

36. Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (2006)

Documentary

6.9
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A Colourful Life is a Docu/Drama based on the colourful life of flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judi Farr, Felicity Price, Hannah Garbo, Robert Lloyd-Lewis

Votes: 77

37. The Diplomat (2000)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Director: Tom Zubrycki | Stars: José Ramos Horta, Ali Alatas, Bill Clinton, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibe

Votes: 16

38. 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

39. Dot and the Koala (1985)

70 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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Fantasy adventures of a little redheaded girl and her animal friends in Australia. Live background and animated characters.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Robyn Moore, Keith Scott

Votes: 73

40. New South Wales Images (1979 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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What is New South Wales like, what type of people live there? The documentary attempts to answer this by showing a diverse range of its inhabitants from the Premier, Mr. Neville Wran, through various occupations.

Director: Russell Boyd | Stars: Joseph, Ms. Lombard, Dick Pagett-Cook, Rudi Pazderka

41. Hospitals Don't Burn Down (1978)

24 min | Short

7.3
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A fire breaks out in a multi-story hospital in the middle of the night and a male nurse and a nursing sister save many lives during a fire in a major hospital.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Jeanie Drynan, Mark Edwards, Ray Marshall, Ralph Cotterill

Votes: 33

42. Leisure (1976)

14 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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A short course of boring history about how not to die of boredom.

Director: Bruce Petty | Star: Alexander Archdale

Votes: 337

43. The Post (1999)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Hugh Piper

44. 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

45. Let the Balloon Go (1976)

G | 92 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what.

Director: Oliver Howes | Stars: Robert Bettles, Janet Kingsbury, John Ewart, Ben Gabriel

Votes: 29

46. Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990)

19 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

Director: Tracey Moffatt | Stars: Marcia Langton, Agnes Hardwick, Jimmy Little, Alkira Fitzgerald

Votes: 236

47. Cass (1978 TV Movie)

77 min

6.5
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Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Michele Fawdon, John Waters, Judy Morris, Peter Whitford

Votes: 8

48. River Murray (1964)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Alan Harkness, Alan Harkness

49. Muddy Waters: Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef (2003)

52 min | Documentary

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By 2010, forty per cent of the world's coral reefs may be dead. By 2030, half of the Great Barrier Reef may be gone. Muddy Waters journeys to the sugarcane plantations of north Queensland ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Ingleton

50. The Celluloid Heroes (1995 TV Movie)

7.9
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Film Australia presents a four part miniseries celebrating the centenary of Australia's film industry 1895-1995.

Stars: Phillip Adams, Ilma Adey, Jenny Agutter, Elizabeth Alexander

Votes: 10


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