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1. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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77 Metascore

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman

Votes: 10,343 | Gross: $0.39M

2. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 145,062 | Gross: $83.30M

3. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 34,927 | Gross: $5.73M

4. 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: 121,219 | Gross: $36.20M

5. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 26,061 | Gross: $0.51M

6. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 65,027 | Gross: $27.78M

7. Wolf Creek (2016– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.

Stars: John Jarratt, Lucy Fry, Dustin Clare, Matt Day

Votes: 3,710

8. Rogue (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 26,451 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Beautiful Kate (2009)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Maeve Dermody, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 3,235

10. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 15,818

11. The Irishman (1978)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The Doolan family are trying to make a go in the freight hauling business in Queensland, Australia. The problem is it's the 1920's, the Doolans use horses and motorized vehicles can do it ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Michael Craig, Simon Burke, Robyn Nevin, Lou Brown

Votes: 104

12. Opal Dream (2006)

PG | 86 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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56 Metascore

A young girl's relationship with her imaginary friends resonates throughout her town in the Australian Outback.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Sapphire Blossom, Christian Byers, Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 898 | Gross: $0.01M

13. My Brilliant Career (1979)

G | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young independent woman who lives with her grandmother and aunt in the countryside rebels against being pressured into marriage and chooses to solely focus on having a career as a writer. Nevertheless, two suitors propose to her.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

Votes: 3,441

14. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.2
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54 Metascore

A talented mechanic prepares to battle his way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters after his sister is kidnapped on the eve of a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Kiah Roache-Turner | Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Keith Agius

Votes: 15,079

15. December Boys (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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56 Metascore

One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie, Christian Byers

Votes: 11,416 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Road Kill (2010)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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A supernatural thriller about a group of teenagers menaced by a driver-less train in the Australian outback.

Director: Dean Francis | Stars: Bob Morley, Sophie Lowe, Georgina Haig, Xavier Samuel

Votes: 3,448

17. Hotel Coolgardie (2016)

83 min | Documentary

7.0
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On a dusty highway between Australia's most isolated city and its largest gold pit lies Coolgardie - where the arrival every three months of a new pair of foreign backpackers to work the ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Gleeson

Votes: 232

18. Undead (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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34 Metascore

A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay, Rob Jenkins, Lisa Cunningham

Votes: 12,373 | Gross: $0.04M

19. The Pack (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Robertson | Stars: Jack Campbell, Anna Lise Phillips, Katie Moore, Hamish Phillips

Votes: 2,751

20. Race the Sun (1996)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Halle Berry, Jim Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck

Votes: 2,972 | Gross: $1.95M

21. 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: 1,911

22. The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto

Votes: 766 | Gross: $0.83M

23. Romulus, My Father (2007)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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57 Metascore

It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

Director: Richard Roxburgh | Stars: Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 3,960 | Gross: $0.00M

24. The Tree (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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58 Metascore

After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house.

Director: Julie Bertuccelli | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgan Davies, Marton Csokas, Christian Byers

Votes: 4,258 | Gross: $0.07M

25. All About E (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.7
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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?

Director: Louise Wadley | Stars: Mandahla Rose, Brett Rogers, Julia Billington, Simon Bolton

Votes: 870

26. Outback (2012)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

4.6
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A cute koala (Rob Schneider) must rescue a fellow animal from a feared crocodile (Alan Cumming).

Director: Kyung Ho Lee | Stars: Charlie Bewley, Lielle Tova Blinkoff, Alan Cumming, Tim Curry

Votes: 844

27. Sam Was Here (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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California, Mojave Desert, 1998. A strange glow appears in the sky. Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Deroo | Stars: Rusty Joiner, Sigrid La Chapelle, Rhoda Pell, Hassan Galedary

Votes: 2,025

28. Back Roads (2015–2019)

Documentary, Adventure, History

7.2
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Back Roads is taking viewers to some of Australia's most interesting and resilient communities. The towns chosen for the programnme are full of colourful characters whose grit and good humour continues to uplift and inspire.

Stars: Heather Ewart, Lisa Millar, George Baldwin, Bev Bedson

Votes: 12

29. Lady Stay Dead (1981)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A Young woman is looking after her sister's house, unaware that her sister and neighbor have been murdered by their handyman who also happens to be a serial killer.

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: Chard Hayward, Louise Howitt, Deborah Coulls, Roger Ward

Votes: 281

30. Sky Pirates (1986)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.2
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Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a top-secret extraterrestrial key. They get lost in a supernatural ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Meredith Phillips, Max Phipps, Bill Hunter

Votes: 351

31. Dingo (1991)

PG | 109 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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Traces the pilgrimage of John Anderson, an average guy with a passion for jazz, from his home in outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris, to meet his idol, jazz trumpeter Billy... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Colin Friels, Miles Davis, Helen Buday, Joe Petruzzi

Votes: 294

32. The Shiralee (1987)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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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: 296

33. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (2005 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Crime, Fantasy

8.8
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Sly Cooper and the gang must recruit a team of world-class thieves in order to penetrate his family vault of massive wealth and collect his inheritance before an evil genius retrieves it first.

Stars: Kevin Miller, Matt Olsen, Chris Murphy, Kevin Blackton

Votes: 765

34. Mirage (1990)

85 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A smiling, sadistic and seemingly demonic young killer in black, who drives a black pick up truck, is hunting three young couples who came to the desert to drink, party and have sex.

Director: Bill Crain | Stars: Jennifer McAllister, Todd Caldecott, Kenny Johnson, Kevin Masterson

Votes: 300

35. Keeping Up with the Joneses (2010– )

23 min | Reality-TV

8.5
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Australian reality TV series that follows the daily lives of the Jones family on a Coolibah Cattle Station, 600 km south-west of Darwin, Northern Territory. They muster cattle, fight fires, battle floods and even wrestle crocodiles.

Stars: James Blundell, Beau Jones

Votes: 42

36. Non Non Biyori (2013– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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Elementary school student Hotaru Ichijou has moved with her parents from Tokyo to the middle of the country. Now she must adapt to her new school, where there are a total of five students, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kotori Koiwai, Rie Murakawa, Ayane Sakura, Kana Asumi

Votes: 501

37. Ground Zero (1987)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson | Stars: Colin Friels, Jack Thompson, Donald Pleasence, Natalie Bate

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.20M

38. Outback (1989)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Wrangler is an action packed western with romance, action and untamed wilderness.

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Tushka Bergen, Steven Vidler, Richard Moir

Votes: 153

39. The Last Frontier (1986 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 121

40. We of the Never Never (1982)

G | 134 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

Director: Igor Auzins | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Votes: 338

41. South Seas Adventure (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance

7.4
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The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Francis D. Lyon, Walter Thompson, Basil Wrangell | Stars: Diane Beardmore, Marlene Lizzio, Tommy Zahn, Igor Allan

Votes: 97

42. Rain Shadow (2007)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters... See full summary »

Stars: Rachel Ward, Victoria Thaine, Grant Piro, Tom O'Sullivan

Votes: 226

43. Encounter at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

Votes: 447

44. Forza Horizon 3 (2016 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.7
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Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing game with 350 different cars, set in a fictional representation of Australia, and centers around a Horizon racing festival. The game enables cross-platform play for up to twelve players.

Director: Ralph Fulton | Stars: Chris Goss, Daniel Lapaine, Joanne King, Keith Buckley

Votes: 486

45. Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, David McCallum, Maureen Swanson

Votes: 186

46. Murder in the Outback (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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True story about Joanne Lee's partner missing presumed murdered in the Australian outback some years ago.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Bryan Brown, John Wood, Tom Long

Votes: 329

47. Luke's Kingdom (1976)

60 min | Drama, Western

7.8
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Luke Firbeck is determined that his settlement in the outback is going to be his kingdom. He is ruthless. He has a deep attraction for his sister, Jassy.

Stars: Oliver Tobias, James Condon, Elizabeth Crosby, Gerard Maguire

Votes: 43

48. The Overlanders (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.6
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It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue

Votes: 362

49. The Director's Cut (2009)

87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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A group of filmmakers set off to a remote part of Western Australia to shoot their low budget period drama. But something doesn't want them to finish. and is out to kill them all. One by one.

Director: Paul Komadina | Stars: Jonathan Patrick Moore, Mollie King, David Maguire, Renato Fabretti

Votes: 51

50. Barnaby and Me (1979 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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Barnaby and Me is a 1978 Australian TV movie about a girl and her talking koala who are pursued by criminals.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Sid Caesar, Juliet Mills, Sally Boyden, Rangi Nikora

Votes: 49



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