Australian Movies Rankedby zzzorf | created - 09 Sep 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
These are all the movies from my home country of Australia that I have watched & rated since joining IMDb in July 2016. This is not a complete list of everything I have watched ever as my memory isn't that good but is a complete list since joining and thus keeping track. I have them listed in order of my ratings from top to bottom.
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1. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.
2. Fat Pizza (2003)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria.
3. Last Cab to Darwin (2015)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.
Votes: 3,240 | Gross: $0.03M
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 399,185 | Gross: $67.21M
5. Bush Christmas (1947)
Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.
6. Somewhere in the Darkness (1999)
94 min | Drama
Two men and a boy trapped under a collapsed building have nothing but talk and imagination to occupy the time waiting for rescue or death.
7. Phar Lap (1983)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.
8. Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »
9. King of the Coral Sea (1954)
Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Crime
Ted King, aided by Jack Janiero, is in charge of a company owned by Peter Merriman, reputed playboy, which he inherited from his father. Merriman decides to have a look at the company which... See full summary »
10. Somersault (2004)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.
Votes: 7,098 | Gross: $0.09M
11. The Man from Snowy River (1982)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.
Votes: 7,557 | Gross: $20.66M
12. Pacific Adventure (1946)
95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
An Australian biopic about the life of pioneering aviator Charles "Smithy" Kingsford-Smith.
13. Scorched (2008 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set 5 years in the future. After years without rain fire engulfs the entire city.
14. The Wiggles Movie (1997)
G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular.
15. Bait (III) (2012)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.
16. Felicity (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Teenager Felicity studies at a remote Roman Catholic Church boarding school and seeks indulgence in popular erotic novels Story of O, Emmanuelle and in a lesbian love affair with her friend Jenny.
17. Paper Planes (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family
An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
18. Beneath Clouds (2002)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Lena is the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn is a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport.
19. Black and White (2002)
99 min | Drama
Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart.
20. Tim (1979)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance
A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuses his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.
21. Charlie's Farm (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
In an effort to do something different, four friends head into Australia's outback to explore Charlie's Farm, the site where a violent family met their end at the hands of an angry mob. ... See full summary »
22. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.
Votes: 159,945 | Gross: $12.47M
23. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
In rural 1960s Australia, a boy watches helplessly as his best friend falls in love with a small-time criminal, setting off a violent chain of events.
Votes: 1,892 | Gross: $0.21M
24. Flirting (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.
Votes: 5,498 | Gross: $2.42M
25. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)
101 min | Adventure, Romance
A convict, wrongfully accused and sent a harsh prison colony, attempts to escape.
26. The Gold and the Glory (1984)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport
Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory,... See full summary »
27. A 2nd Chance (2011)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sport
A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
28. Jessica (I) (2004 TV Movie)
196 min | Drama
Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.
29. 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 »
30. The Day of the Roses (1998– )
220 min | Drama
The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.
31. Broken Hill (2009)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Music
A sheep-rancher's son aspires to win a music conservatory scholarship, but to apply he needs musicians who can play his music. Circumstances lead him to form a band out of prison inmates.
Votes: 614 | Gross: $0.05M
32. The River Kings (1991)
200 min | Drama
Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat ... See full summary »
33. Mystery Road (2018– )
Not Rated | 57 min | Drama
Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. Soon, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.
34. My Pet Dinosaur (2017)
98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A troubled town is plunged into chaos when a boy accidentally makes a new friend.
35. All About E (2015)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A beautiful sexy DJ is forced to run when she stumbles on a stash of cash. Can she keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl?
36. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Votes: 26,578 | Gross: $6.17M
37. The Black Balloon (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?
Votes: 8,370 | Gross: $0.09M
38. The Sapphires (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Votes: 12,538 | Gross: $2.45M
39. Mystery Road (2013)
Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.
40. The Telegram Man (2011)
TV-PG | 14 min | Short, Drama
A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, The Telegram Man explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.
41. The Reef (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
42. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 826,557 | Gross: $154.06M
43. Babe (1995)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
Votes: 112,546 | Gross: $66.60M
44. The Kid Stakes (1927)
69 min | Drama
Young "Fatty" Finn and his friends enter their pet goat in a race, but his rival "Bruiser" Murphy lets the goat loose, right before the race.
45. Next of Kin (1982)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery