With Blackfella Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Total Control (2019– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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An Indigenous woman in Australia is thrust into the political limelight.

Stars: Deborah Mailman, Rachel Griffiths, Harry Richardson, Rob Collins

Votes: 288

2. Deep Water (2016)

Not Rated | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When a young gay man is brutally murdered near Bondi Beach, Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned to investigate. After more bodies are found, Tori links the deaths to a series of murders of gay men in the 1980s and '90s.

Stars: Noah Taylor, Yael Stone, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Danielle Cormack

Votes: 2,332

3. Mabo (2012 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

7.1
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Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Jimi Bani, Deborah Mailman, Ewen Leslie, Tom Budge

Votes: 260

4. Ready for This (2015)

Drama

8.1
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Elite indigenous teens from around Australia find placement in Arcadia House, a hostel in Sydney.

Stars: Majeda Beatty, Christian Byers, Madeleine Madden, Aaron L. McGrath

Votes: 24

5. First Contact (2014–2016)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Six out of ten who call Australia home have had little or no contact with Indigenous people. 28 days. Six well-known Aussies. One life-changing journey.

Stars: Ray Martin, Jasmine Johnston, Alice Lardner, Trent Giles

Votes: 31

6. Deep Water: The Real Story (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s a murderous epidemic grips Sydney. The attackers are united by contempt. Their targets united by their ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Blue | Stars: David McMahon, Sue Thompson, Peter Russell, Ted Russell

Votes: 70

7. The Tall Man (2011)

79 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee on November 19, 2004.

Director: Tony Krawitz

Votes: 129

8. Redfern Now: Promise Me (2015 TV Movie)

Drama

7.7
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Two young women are raped on their way home. The story follows the lives of both women and the different ways they deal with the crime.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Rarriwuy Hick, Lisa Flanagan

Votes: 112

9. Filthy Rich & Homeless (2017–2018)

Documentary

7.4
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Five wealthy Australians give up their lavish lifestyles for ten days to discover what life is like for the nation's 105,000 homeless people.

Stars: Indira Naidoo, Catherine Robinson, Colin Friels, Jellaine Dee

Votes: 17

10. First Australians (2008)

52 min | Documentary

8.8
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First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest ... See full summary »

Votes: 76

11. How 'Mad' Are You? (2018)

53 min | Documentary

7.2
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Ten Australians spend a week together. Five have a history of mental illness. Five do not. The question is - Who's Who?

Stars: Tim Carey, Judy Davis, Jayashri Kulkarni, Jan MacIntire

Votes: 8

12. Lani's Story (2010 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

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Follows a woman's experience of two relationships - one she has to escape to survive, the other she cannot survive without.

Director: Genevieve Grieves | Star: Mark Owen-Taylor

13. Black Panther Woman (2014)

TV-MA | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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Marlene Cummins breaks a forty-year silence to tell the story of her abuse in the Australian Black protest movement, to overcome her demons of today.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Zainab Abbas, Kathleen Cleaver, Marlene Cummins, Lionel Fogarty

Votes: 16

14. In My Own Words (2017)

Documentary

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Raw, heartfelt, sometimes painstaking but often funny, In My Own Words follows the journey of adult Aboriginal students and their teachers as they discover the transformative power of reading and writing for the first time in their lives.

Director: Erica Glynn | Stars: John Barker, Norman Bloomfield, Deborah Durnan, Janelle Frail

15. DNA Nation (2016)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Ian Thorpe, Ernie Dingo and Julia Zemiro are setting out on extraordinary experiment. They're about to become some of the first people in Australia to use DNA to go on a journey tracing their ancestry back through more than 200,000 years.

Stars: Ernie Dingo, Colin Friels, Ian Thorpe, Julia Zemiro

Votes: 5

16. Payback (1996)

12 min | Short

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Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: George Djilaynga, Charlie Matjiwi, Peter Datjing, Larry Yapuma Gurruwiwi

17. Mimi (2002)

13 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: David Gulpilil, Sophie Lee, Aaron Pedersen

Votes: 16

18. Flat (2004)

13 min | Drama, Short

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15-year-old Marnie, Handycam at her side, captures a day in the life of her housing project.

Director: Beck Cole | Stars: James Aitken, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Savannah Glynn-Braun

19. The Party Shoes (2009)

11 min | Short, Drama

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In an attempt to rid her mother of sadness, ten year old Jenny devises a plan in the hope of regaining her mother's love and affection. When her mother discovers that the plan involves ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Blanchard | Stars: Maci-Grace Johnson, Ngaire Pigram

20. Jacob (I) (2009)

12 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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Gina, a young Aboriginal mother finds herself in a predicament when her husband Max returns home and learns the truth about baby Jacob.

Director: Dena Curtis | Stars: Connie Amos, Heath Bergersen, Ningali Lawford, David Ngoombujarra

Votes: 10

21. Redfern Now (2012–2013)
Episode: Raymond (2012)

Drama

8.4
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Raymond and Lorraine have a house, two great kids, Raymond is being honoured for his services to the community, and he's up for a promotion at work. But then all come tumbling down.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Kelton Pell, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Glen Shea

Votes: 27

22. Redfern Now (2012–2013)
Episode: Family (2012)

Drama

8.6
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Grace and Wes are about to go on a long-needed holiday when a call from Grace's nephew unravels their vacation and reorders their entire family life.

Director: Catriona McKenzie | Stars: Leah Purcell, Alec Doomadgee, Shareena Clanton, James Stanley

Votes: 40

23. Redfern Now (2012–2013)
Episode: Stand Up (2012)

Drama

7.8
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A young indigenous boy Joel (or joely) obtains a scholarship to Clifton Grammar. While there he refuses to stand and sing the Australian National anthem due to its disagreement with his ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Aaron L. McGrath, Ursula Yovich, Marley Sharp, Madeleine Madden

Votes: 29

24. Redfern Now (2012–2013)
Episode: Pretty Boy Blue (2012)

Drama

8.2
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Aaron Davis is an Indigenous policeman who's proud of his community, his daughter Robyn, and his little granddaughter Donna. But then, a tragic event at the station changes everything.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Wayne Blair, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Luke Carroll, Stephen Curry

Votes: 25

25. Redfern Now (2012–2013)
Episode: Sweet Spot (2012)

Drama

8.4
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Indigo is a professional boxer who has just served a six-year sentence for killing a man in a street fight. Now he has returned home and is trying to get back on track with his family.

Director: Leah Purcell | Stars: Dean Daley-Jones, Lisa Flanagan, Leonie Whyman, Mirrabee Penrith

Votes: 26

26. Redfern Now (2012–2013)
Episode: Joy Ride (2012)

Drama

8.4
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When Coral is the victim of a hit and run and her granddaughter comes to stay neither realises that this incident will change both their lives.

Director: Catriona McKenzie | Stars: Tessa Rose, Rhimi Johnson Page, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell

Votes: 35


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