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1. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,881,831 | Gross: $292.58M

2. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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52 Metascore

In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 367,379 | Gross: $155.44M

3. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 502,373 | Gross: $306.17M

4. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 885,373 | Gross: $380.84M

5. Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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65 Metascore

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

Votes: 448,571 | Gross: $101.80M

6. Die Another Day (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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56 Metascore

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens

Votes: 194,161 | Gross: $160.94M

7. 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: 119,765 | Gross: $36.20M

8. Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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44 Metascore

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman

Votes: 93,381 | Gross: $59.87M

9. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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59 Metascore

I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is sent to Sydney, Australia to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

Votes: 295,575 | Gross: $215.41M

10. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 32,742 | Gross: $15.19M

11. Adore (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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37 Metascore

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville

Votes: 30,217 | Gross: $0.32M

12. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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38 Metascore

Bishop's most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life in order to make him complete three impossible assassinations and make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 69,388 | Gross: $21.22M

13. Occupation (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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45 Metascore

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Rhiannon Fish

Votes: 11,725

14. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 64,219 | Gross: $16.19M

15. Paperback Hero (1999)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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An Australian truck driver writes romance novels. His engaged, tomboyish, crop duster best friend's name, Ruby Vale, is unasked used as author. Complications arise when his novel takes off. Will they remain friends or...?

Director: Antony J. Bowman | Stars: Claudia Karvan, Hugh Jackman, Angie Milliken, Andrew S. Gilbert

Votes: 1,935

16. Candy (2006)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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57 Metascore

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge

Votes: 41,216 | Gross: $0.04M

17. The War of the Worlds (1953)

G | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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78 Metascore

A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 30,208 | Gross: $4.36M

18. Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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85 Metascore

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 21,165

19. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 97,863 | Gross: $18.59M

20. Bleeding Steel (2017)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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43 Metascore

A Special Forces Agent is assigned to protect a scientist and his creation from a sinister gang.

Director: Leo Zhang | Stars: Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Na-Na OuYang, Erica Xia-Hou

Votes: 6,810

21. I Am Woman (2019)

116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy.

Director: Unjoo Moon | Stars: Evan Peters, Danielle Macdonald, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Matty Cardarople

Votes: 47

22. Holy Smoke (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Comedy

5.9
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57 Metascore

Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Julie Hamilton, Sophie Lee

Votes: 13,347 | Gross: $1.76M

23. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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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: 9,572

24. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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72 Metascore

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson

Votes: 23,544 | Gross: $11.74M

25. The Last Kiss (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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57 Metascore

Michael'd have a great job, still have his 4 best friends, and be in love with a beautiful girl at 30. He loves Jenna but his life seems predictable until he meets a college girl. It seems that everybody's having relationship problems.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck

Votes: 40,106 | Gross: $11.60M

26. Bad Genius (2017)

TV-MA | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya | Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul

Votes: 14,283

27. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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A mother whose child was killed in a dingo attack in the Australian Outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

Votes: 8,534 | Gross: $6.91M

28. The Tunnel (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.

Director: Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis, Luke Arnold

Votes: 18,339

29. Heartbreak High (1994–1999)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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The series based on the lives of a group of students who attend the fictional Hartley High School in Sydney. Praised for its willingness to tackle gritty issues, from drugs to romance to ... See full summary »

Stars: Callan Mulvey, Lara Cox, Emma Roche, Ada Nicodemou

Votes: 2,422

30. 33 Postcards (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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33 Metascore

Dean Randall has sponsored Mei Mei, a young Chinese orphan, for many years. When she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Pauline Chan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, Elaine Jin

Votes: 933

31. BMX Bandits (1983)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.5
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53 Metascore

Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman, Angelo D'Angelo

Votes: 4,423

32. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 62,091 | Gross: $0.30M

33. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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52 Metascore

A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, Petchtai Wongkamlao

Votes: 33,827 | Gross: $11.91M

34. Fred Claus (2007)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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42 Metascore

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 37,451 | Gross: $72.01M

35. Bondi Rescue (2006– )

30 min | Documentary, Drama, Reality-TV

7.5
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Harry loses his cool with 3 swimmers that he's forced to rescue just seconds after warning them not to swim in a dangerous area. However, calling them "imbeciles" and "idiots" puts him in hot water.

Stars: Andrew Günsberg, Dean Gladstone, Bruce Hopkins, Trent 'Maxi' Maxwell

Votes: 779

36. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 6,922

37. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 29,927 | Gross: $18.32M

38. Murder Call (1997–1999)

50 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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Centers on homicide detective odd couple, Tessa Vance, and her partner Steve Hayden. Shot in Sydney, Australia, the show was known for portraying gripping crime drama, while displaying the grittier side of urban Sydney.

Stars: Lucy Bell, Peter Mochrie, Geoff Morrell, Glenda Linscott

Votes: 158

39. Fragmentary (2019)

Crime, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A man believes he can travel to an alternate reality under the influence of alcohol, to see the love of his life, who was murdered in his reality two years before.

Director: Jace Pickard | Stars: Jace Pickard, Jacinta Moses, Debbie Neilson, Renee Lim

40. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 49,939 | Gross: $2.96M

41. I Am Heath Ledger (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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68 Metascore

Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career.

Directors: Adrian Buitenhuis, Derik Murray | Stars: Heath Ledger, Ben Harper, Kim Ledger, Sally Bell

Votes: 5,529

42. 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: 611

43. Wonderland (2013–2015)

43 min | Drama

7.7
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The lives of the residents living in a city apartment block in Sydney.

Stars: Anna Bamford, Michael Dorman, Emma Lung, Tracy Mann

Votes: 861

44. Palm Beach (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Frances Berry, Ryan Bown, Bryan Brown, Matilda Brown

Votes: 193

45. X: Night of Vengeance (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A veteran call girl and a runaway prostitute witness a murder and must evade the killer as he chases them through Sydney.

Director: Jon Hewitt | Stars: Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Peter Docker, Stephen Phillips

Votes: 6,593

46. Howling III (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

3.3
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A female werewolf runs away from her family, and falls in love with a man who works in the movie business, while a sociologist who studies these creatures is looking for proof of their existence.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: William Yang, Deby Wightman, Christopher Pate, Jerome Patillo

Votes: 4,100

47. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Votes: 7,562

48. Lantana (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 17,769 | Gross: $4.46M

49. The Matador (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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65 Metascore

A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Arlin Miller

Votes: 42,835 | Gross: $12.59M

50. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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85 Metascore

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Votes: 7,920



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