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1. Water Rats (1996–2001)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years ... See full summary »

Stars: Brett Partridge, Peter Bensley, Toni Scanlan, Jay Laga'aia

Votes: 596

2. Number 96 (1972–1977)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Drama examining the lives of residents of a Sydney apartment block. Initial storylines focused on adultery, drug use, frigidity, rape, gossip, homosexuality, marriage problems, racism. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat McDonald, Jeff Kevin, Joe Hasham, Elaine Lee

Votes: 71

3. Wildside (1997–1999)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Follow the men and women who work in a downtown police station and a renegade crisis centre in the tough red light district of Sydney, as they deal with the endless array of problems, crimes and triumphs that tumble onto the streets.

Stars: Tony Martin, Rachael Blake, Aaron Pedersen, Jessica Napier

Votes: 172

4. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,748 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,863

6. Pizza (2000–2007)

Comedy

7.6
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The show focuses on the activities of Pauly and his fellow co-workers as they deliver pizzas for "Fat Pizza", the Sydney-based pizzeria of Bobo Gigliotti, whose slogan is "they're big and they're cheesy".

Stars: Paul Fenech, John Boxer, Annalise Braakensiek, Paul Nakad

Votes: 483

7. The Big Steal (1990)

99 min | Comedy

6.9
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To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier, Damon Herriman

Votes: 883

8. Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.1
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A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas

Votes: 606

9. Man of Flowers (1983)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Norman Kaye, Alyson Best, Chris Haywood, Sarah Walker

Votes: 522

10. Newsfront (1978)

PG | 110 min | Drama, History

7.0
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In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood

Votes: 645

11. Fatty Finn (1980)

91 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Fatty Finn raises dough for a new radio. Along the way, he encounters mishaps with a gang of bullies.

Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Ben Oxenbould, Rebecca Rigg, Jeremy Larsson, Martin Lewis

Votes: 228

12. Rafferty's Rules (1987–1991)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Michael Rafferty, who is a Stipendiary Magistrate, drives to work in an old blue VW Kombi van. He owns a cat named Rhubarb.

Stars: John Wood, Arky Michael, Simon Chilvers, Catherine Wilkin

Votes: 28

13. Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1987)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favors regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Ellis | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Colin Friels, Norman Kaye, John Clayton

Votes: 134 | Gross: $0.40M

14. Boney (1972–1973)

60 min | Crime

8.4
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A Police Officer, who is also Aboriginal, arrives in outback central Australia from a big city. He begins to solve local major crimes. Not only through his intelligence, as he is highly ... See full summary »

Stars: James Laurenson, Kate Fitzpatrick, David Gulpilil, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 146

15. The Nostradamus Kid (1993)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Ken Elkin is a randy young man who is told that the world is about to end. In a race against time, there's only one goal he wants to accomplish: bedding the love of his life, who just happens to be the local pastor's daughter.

Director: Bob Ellis | Stars: Noah Taylor, Miranda Otto, Arthur Dignam, Peter Gwynne

Votes: 224

16. Archer (1985 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

5.5
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During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but ... See full summary »

Director: Denny Lawrence | Stars: Brett Climo, Robert Coleby, Ned Lander, Doreen Warburton

Votes: 231

17. Winners (1985)

50 min | Drama

7.9
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A collection of different stories studying how humans react and emote with each other.

Stars: David Argue, Mercia Deane-Johns, Esben Storm, Sherie Graham

Votes: 57

18. Three to Go (1971)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Three stories, each presenting a young Australian at a moment of decision about their future.

Directors: Brian Hannant, Oliver Howes, Peter Weir | Stars: Matthew Burton, Grahame Bond, Peter Colville, Georgina West

Votes: 38

19. Cactus (1986)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other. Is sight the only way to see the world?

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Robert Menzies, Norman Kaye, Monica Maughan

Votes: 168

20. Goodbye Paradise (1983)

119 min | Drama

6.8
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On Queensland's Gold Coast in the early 1980s, when a disgraced former cop, Michael Stacey writes a book exposing police corruption, does an investigation resulting in 2 murders, exposes a ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Ray Barrett, Robyn Nevin, Janet Scrivener, Kate Fitzpatrick

Votes: 74

21. ...Maybe This Time (1981)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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Fran, the assistant to university professor Paddy, is about to turn 30. She is having an affair with a married minister's aide, Stephen. She returns home to the country town she grew up in ... See full summary »

Director: Chris McGill | Stars: Judy Morris, Bill Hunter, Michael Preston, Jill Perryman

Votes: 21

22. 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

23. My First Wife (1984)

PG | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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The film follows the dissolution of John and Helen's marriage and the aftermath.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: John Hargreaves, Wendy Hughes, Lucy Angwin, David Cameron

Votes: 135

24. Ebbtide (1994)

R | 95 min | Thriller

5.5
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A lawyer falls in love with a murder suspect.

Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Judy McIntosh, John Waters, Susan Lyons

Votes: 54

25. Glenview High (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Set in a Sydney secondary school located in a tough, under-privileged suburb; Greg Walker, the new English teacher has just transferred in from a country school.

Stars: Grigor Taylor, Rebecca Gilling, Elaine Lee, Ken James

Votes: 11

26. Dynasty (1969–1971)

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Kevin Miles, Ron Graham, Nick Tate, Anne Haddy

Votes: 7

27. 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

28. Bullseye (1987)

93 min | Adventure, Western

4.9
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In the 1860s, two friends, Harry and Bluey, steal a thousand head of cattle and trek it across country from Queensland to Adelaide.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Paul Goddard, Kathryn Walker, John Wood, Lynette Curran

Votes: 31

29. Palace of Dreams (1985– )

50 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of the Mendel family, owners of the working class Sydney Hotel the Dundee Palace, seen through the eyes of writer Tom Raynor who lives in the hotel.

Stars: Henri Szeps, Michael O'Neill, Deidre Rubenstein, Linda Cropper

Votes: 18

30. Infamous Victory: Ben Chifley's Battle for Coal (2008 TV Movie)

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Director: Geoff Burton | Stars: Tony Barry, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Stephen Leeder, Lorna Lesley

Votes: 9

31. 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

32. Dear Cardholder (1987)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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A man goes a little crazy when he gets his first credit card.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Robin Ramsay, Jennifer Cluff, Marion Chirgwin, Russell Newman

Votes: 7

33. Down Rusty Down (1997)

15 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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An anthromorphic tale, humans representing canines, of compulsive traits and raging desires. A gang of neutered men; fat, subdued and lazy, look out for their younger 'pup'- Rusty who is always active and mischievous.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Tex Perkins, Noah Taylor, Bob Ellis, Jonathan Hardy

Votes: 37

34. The News of the World

Biography | Announced

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35. Mouthing Off (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jackie Loeb, Richard Fidler, Wil Anderson, Sue Ann Post

36. World Series Debating (1992–1995)

Comedy

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Stars: Campbell McComas, Wendy Harmer, Andrew Denton, Jean Kittson

37. Unfinished Business (1985)

78 min | Comedy

6.3
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Maureen's biological clock is ticking, and she wants a baby. Her husband George is unable to oblige. When Maureen bumps into Geoff, a former lover from years ago she decides he might be ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Ellis | Stars: John Clayton, Michele Fawdon, Norman Kaye, Call Ricketson

Votes: 15

38. Autopsy on a Dream (2013)

84 min | Documentary

8.1
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For 45 years, the controversial 1968 BBC film Autopsy On A Dream was thought to be lost. But miraculously, a copy was discovered in the vaults of ABC Television by a researcher working on ... See full summary »

Director: John Weiley | Stars: Bob Ellis, Lee Perry, Will Ward

Votes: 8

39. I Own the Racecourse (1986 TV Movie)

90 min

4.5
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A naive teenage boy is led to believe that he has bought the Harold Park Racecourse for twenty dollars.

Director: Stephen Ramsey | Stars: Gully Coote, Tony Barry, Rodney Burke, Anthony Mangan

Votes: 8

40. Run, Rabbit, Run (2007)

129 min | Documentary

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Directors: Bob Ellis, Jack Ellis | Stars: Mike Rann, Bob Ellis

41. Mortgage (1989)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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Dave and Tina Dodd want to buy a house. They make a contract with shifty John Napper who suggests builder George Shooks.

Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Doris Younane, Brian Vriends, Bruce Venables, Andrew S. Gilbert

Votes: 15

42. Robbed of Truth (2011)

63 min | Documentary, News

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This is the true story of Fetim Salam, a Saharawi refugee falsely portrayed as a slave in the Australian documentary 'Stolen'. Australian filmmakers, Violeta Ayala and Daniel Fallshaw, ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos González | Stars: Bob Ellis, Philippe Mora

43. Gillies and Company (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Max Gillies, Phillip Scott

44. Perhaps Love (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Romance

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A love affair between a Frenchman and an Australian woman.

Director: Lex Marinos | Stars: François Dunoyer, John Sheerin, John Clayton, Anne Grigg

45. Vox Pop (1979)

30 min | Short

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Director: David O'Brien | Stars: Michelle Chapple, Bob Ellis, Ben Gabriel, Bill Hunter

46. The Gillies Republic (1986– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Max Gillies, Tracy Harvey, Geoff Kelso, Phillip Scott

47. Lend Me Your Stable (1962)

50 min

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Director: Richard Brennan | Stars: Ron Blair, Arthur Dignam, Germaine Greer, Leonard Teale

48. Wildside (1997–1999)
Episode: 1.26 (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: David Caesar | Stars: Tony Martin, Rachael Blake, Aaron Pedersen, Jessica Napier

49. Dynasty (1969–1971)
Episode: A Half Tone Block Is Black and White (1971)

Drama

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Stars: Nick Tate, Kevin Miles, Anne Haddy, Serge Lazareff

50. Pizza (2000–2007)
Episode: Anzac Pizza (2001)

Comedy

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Sleek has been accused of being a terrorist and the cousins save the day.

Director: Paul Fenech | Stars: Paul Fenech, Paul Nakad, John Boxer, Maria Venuti



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