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, talky, serious, harsh, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, australian, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, brutality, runaway, adaptation and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in Australia, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as australia: Tracks (2013), Walkabout (1971), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), A Cry in the Dark (1988), The Rover (2014), Animal Kingdom (2010), The Proposition (2005), Australia (2008), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010).
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Mary and Max (2009)
Animation, Comedy, Drama
Australia
92 min.
 8.1
The Castle (1997)
Comedy, Drama
Australia
85 min.
 7.7
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Awoken (2019)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Australia
95 min.
Occupation (2018)
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Australia
119 min.
 5.4

List of movies set in australia

 7.2
 24K
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, captivating, road movie, scenic ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, adventurer, adventure, self discovery, journey, wilderness, camel, solitude, outback, survival, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
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 7.7
 20K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: desert, culture clash, wilderness, survival, tribe, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, death, picnic, camel, hunter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, poacher, rescue, kidnapping, nest, eagle, australian outback, waterfall, adventure, danger, presumed dead, trap ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: australia, hawaii
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, injustice, dedicated lawyer, legal action, investigation, murder, grief, jail, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.4
 39K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: bleak, atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: desert, car chase, money, small town, rifle, dog, midget, theft, hostage, car accident, motel, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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 7.3
 50K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: heroin, violence, interrogation, crime, drug dealer, trial, armed robbery, robbery, cocaine, gangsters, realism, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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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: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, brutality, violence, track down, cowboy, aborigine, outlaw, gang, rape, retribution, savagery, gallows ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
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 6.6
 111K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, prejudice, missionary, cattle drive, trampled to death, stampede, ranch, racist, adventure, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: australia, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor, japan ...
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, child abuse, culture clash, wilderness, colonialism, racism, aborigine, outback, kidnapping, punishment, capture, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: australia, africa
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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, occupation, teenager, survival, rescue, young heroes, adventure, battle zone, teenage life, wartime life, battles, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.2
 14K
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: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, small town, space travel, outer space, moon landing, moon, mayor, underdog, small town life, radio, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, gender bending, bus, cross dressing, desert, gays and lesbians, gay, on the road, australian outback, cabaret, mechanic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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 7.7
 13K
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, touching, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: airport, australian, court, kickboxing, single parent, parents and children, court case, family history, underdog, palaces castles and temples, eccentric family, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, beirut lebanon
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 7.2
 34K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, stylized, serious, cynical ...
Plot: prison, brutality, murder, nightclub, tattoo, trial, prostitute, drug use, criminal, crime, judge, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia
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 7.0
 171K
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: serious, offbeat, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, car chase, violence spree, apocalypse, chase, chases and races, danger, chaos, crimes, deadly, heroes, society ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 8.1
 145K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
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, clever, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, friendship, mental illness, loneliness, neighbor, friends, physical appearance, youth, depression, only child, correspondence, birthmark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa
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 7.3
 6K
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, semi serious, feel good, touching, toilet humor ...
Plot: toilet, australian, buddies, working class, friendship, parent child relationship, parents and children, misfit, society, family relations, friends, humble ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
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 6.3
 6K
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, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, small town, countryside, fishing, aborigine, serial killer, marriage, police detective, friendship, crimes, marriage crisis, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: 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, surreal, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Plot: missing person, boarding school life, boarding school, orphanage, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, trip, mystery, coming of age, expedition, youth, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: australia, south australia
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 6.5
 24K
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: bank robbery, gang, folk hero, injustice, crime, wilderness, irish, lawlessness, resistance, capture, false accusation, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: australia
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The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: chase, river, ranch, horse, coming of age, adventure, wilderness, romance, fall in love, escapades, regret, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: australia, mine
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Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, crocodile, kidnapping, adventure, adventurer, job seeking, fish out of water, gangsters, daring rescue, knife, survival, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, colombia, manhattan new york city ...
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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: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: american abroad, australian, on the road, buddies, farce, goofy hero, odd couple, kidnapping, opposites attract, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, manhattan new york city
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The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, american abroad, swimming pool, seduction, culture clash, romance, opposites attract, rise to the top, marketing, boss and employee, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
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 7.0
 4K
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: touching, serious, realistic, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: swamp, storytelling, tribe, death, hunting, canoe, mistaken identity, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, couple relations, forbidden love ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: australia
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 7.7
 47K
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: touching, emotional, feel good, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, mental illness, child prodigy, concert hall, piano, letter, jumping, music, nervous breakdown, jewish, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia, london
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 7.3
 5K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, coming-of-age, school, love, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, romance, social misfits, opposites attract, teenage crush ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, kenya, africa, paris france
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The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it’s ”the sex capital of the world”. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary ...
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, holiday, youth, teenage life, friendship, vacation, social relations, road trip, drinking, sarcasm, mentor, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
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These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, road movie, tense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, race against time, on the road, chases and races, obsessive quest, track down, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, escapades, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA
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: serious, scenic, heartbreaking, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, wanting to have children, miscarriage, redemption, isolation, love, island, motherhood, mother love, infertility ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1918
Place: australia
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