Movies and TV shows set in australia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in australia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, harsh, melancholic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with storytelling, australian, mentor, suprisingly clever, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash, brutality, dialogue and death plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in Australia, UK, USA and other countries.
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australia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as australia: Australia (2008), Banished (2015), Tracks (2013), Mad Max (1979), The Sum of Us (1994), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Mary and Max (2009), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Walkabout (1971).

List of movies set in australia

 6.6
 124K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: epic, emotional, stylized, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, opposites attract, unlikely couple, adventure, journey, wilderness, fall in love, ranch, couples, aristocracy, racist, inheritance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942, year 1939
Place: australia, japan, england, shanghai, pearl harbor ...
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 7.4
 4K
Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, epic
Plot: colony, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, survival, community, prison, penal colony, moral dilemma, control, governor, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s
Place: australia, england, new south wales
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 7.1
 29K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, human spirit, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, travel ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
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 6.8
 204K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, society, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, family relations, widower, gay son, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, australian outback, aborigine, racism, punishment, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, life is a bitch, hopes, outback, australian aboriginal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, africa
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 8.1
 175K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, depression, unlikely friendships, friendship, letter, correspondence, neighbor, young woman, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, private investigator, heroine, murder, crimes, murderer, aristocracy, australian, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, psychological, meditative, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, friendship between girls, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: australia, south australia
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 7.6
 25K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: desert, tribe, survival, wilderness, kids in trouble, culture clash, suicide, human nature, adventure, coming of age, trust, rite of passage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, survival, human spirit, against the odds, escapades, on the run, society, female whipping, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century
Place: australia, england, europe
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 6.9
 5K
Ten Canoes (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story within a story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, an Aboriginal narrator tells a story about his ancestors on a goose hunt. A youngster on the hunt is being tempted to adultery with his elder brother's wife, so an ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, parody ...
Plot: tribe, australian aboriginal, swamp, murder, vengeance, couples, love and romance, expedition, couple relations, forbidden love, heroes, hunting ...
Time: 1930s
Place: australia, tokyo
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, gay, gay slur, female impersonator, desert, gender bending, cross dressing, on the road, bus, gays and lesbians, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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 7.4
 39K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, soldier, desert, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: brutality, aborigine, psychopath, rape, gang, savagery, tragic event, criminal, captain, vengeance, corporal punishment, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
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 6.3
 7K
Jindabyne (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: fishing, murder, police detective, countryside, serial killer, small town, investigation, crimes, couple relations, couples, weekend, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
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 6.1
 20K
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, violence, sadistic horror, serial killer, deathtrap, killing spree, tourist, escape attempt, chase, strong violent content, torture, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 5.2
 9K
Strangerland (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, australian outback, family in crisis, outback, troubled marriage, social relations, family problems, missing daughter, desert, haunted by the past, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, wartime life, adventure, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, rescue, society, youth, military ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
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Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: american abroad, dark humor, kidnapping, farce, opposites attract, nothing goes right, goofy hero, friends, on the road, fish out of water, adolescence vs adulthood, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, new york, sydney australia, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 27K
Ned Kelly (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, UK, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from ...
Style: captivating, rough, sincere, romantic, factual ...
Plot: gang, folk hero, bank robbery, injustice, criminal heroes, irish, wilderness, false accusation, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia, new south wales, ireland
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 6.4
 48K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, desert, motel, on the road, car accident, theft, post apocalypse, small town, car chase, vengeance, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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 7.7
 54K
Shine (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: emotional, realistic, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, child prodigy, overbearing parent, music, piano, fame, musician's life, human spirit, father son relationship, jewish, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: australia, london, south australia
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: lighthouse, lighthouse keeper, love, mother love, miscarriage, trying to get pregnant, isolation, adoption, island, marriage, moral dilemma, missing child ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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 6.7
 6K
The Square (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray, a construction worker trapped in an unhappy marriage, pursues an affair with his neighbor, Carla. Carla's husband, Greg, is a mobster who keeps large sums of drug money in their home. With this in mind, Carla comes up with a plan: She and ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, infidelity, tragedy, extortion, nothing goes right, crimes, life turned upside down, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.2
 16K
The Dish (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of how the Parkes Radio Telescope was used to relay the live television of man's first steps on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, moon landing, moon, space travel, small town, outer space, friendship, ambition, hopes, social relations, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: australia, new south wales
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 6.4
 28K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, confined, on the run, master criminal, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.8
 40K
Dead Calm (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, forced sex, yacht, isolation, married couple, psychopath, ship, mysterious character, crimes, manic, sinking boat, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, california
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 7.7
 16K
The Castle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: airport, family relations, family life, against the odds, family in crisis, fighting the system, parents and children, single parent, misfit, australian, justice, kickboxing ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, beirut lebanon
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 7.2
 7K
Kenny (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, talky, clever ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, buddies, friends, friendship, parent child relationship, misfit, plumber, adaptation, existentialism, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, nashville tennessee, california
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