Classic Australian film

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1. The Shiralee (1987)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Family

Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Brown, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Smart, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 292

2. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

Votes: 9,573

3. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 114,924 | Gross: $49.55M

4. Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

Based on Banjo Paterson's poem "Man From Snowy River", this series takes place in Paterson's Ridge, a small town set in the mountains near Melbourne, during the late 19th century. It tells ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Brett Climo, Guy Pearce, Sheryl Munks

Votes: 526

5. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,479

6. The Heartbreak Kid (1993)

97 min | Drama

Michael Jenkins' movie "The Heartbreak Kid" centres on the coming of age relationship between a teacher (Claudia Karvin), and a wild and spirited student (Alex Demitrides). The teacher , ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jenkins | Stars: Claudia Karvan, Alex Dimitriades, Steve Bastoni, Nick Lathouris

Votes: 438

7. Snowy (1993– )

50 min | Drama

The family lives of those working on Australia's Snowy Mountains dam in the 1950s.

Stars: Lucy Bell, Bernard Curry, Rebecca Gibney, Jochen Horst

Votes: 17

8. Young Einstein (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, History

Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Peewee Wilson

Votes: 8,104 | Gross: $11.54M

9. Reckless Kelly (1993)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

"Reckless Kelly is the Australian Robin Hood". Kelly is a bank robber, a pop-culture hero and video shop owner. This modern story tells how he is furious when a Japanese company wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Melora Hardin, Alexei Sayle, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,540 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Mr. Accident (2000)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

A very clumsy man and his UFO-obsessed girlfriend discover a plan made by his boss to market eggs laced with nicotine.

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Helen Dallimore, David Field, Grant Piro

Votes: 998

11. High Country (1984 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

Following the death of his wife, mountain cattleman, Ben Lomax leaves the high country but is forced to return when he learns his prize stallion is to be run in a race that will break him.

Director: Bill Hughes | Stars: John Waters, Tom Oliver, Terry Serio, Simone Buchanan

Votes: 12

12. The Last Frontier (1986 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Tony Bonner, Beth Buchanan, Les Dayman

Votes: 119

13. Swinging Safari (2018)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Jesse Denyer, Kotan Jacob

Votes: 1,715



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