Movies and TV shows set in melbourne

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in melbourne ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, psychological, twists and turns and disturbing films and TV shows about / with mother son relationship, mother daughter relationship, australian, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, coming of age, death, father daughter relationship, teenage girl and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in Australia, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as melbourne: Children of Glory (2006), Ride Like a Girl (2019), Melbourne (2014), Squizzy Taylor (1982), Annie's Coming Out (1984), Snapshot (1979), Pure Shit (1975), The Big Steal (1990), Redball (1999), Mallboy (2000).

List of movies set in melbourne

Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, emotional ...
Plot: politics, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, rivalry, ambition, life is a bitch, sport team, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, melbourne australia, budapest ...
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Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, based on true events, sincere, exciting
Plot: horse riding, horse race, jockey, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, sport, family relations, father daughter relationship, injury, tragedy, down syndrome ...
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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 6.4
 2K
Melbourne (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amir and Sara are a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, life turned upside down, family in crisis, immigration, fear, tragedy, depression, existentialism, down on your luck, couples, husband wife relationship, tobacco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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Squizzy Taylor (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This Australian crime drama chronicles the life of notorious, keen witted, acid tongued 1920s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor.
Plot: briefcase, drive by shooting, railway station, rain, hearse, beer drinking, crying, fence, opening a door, flat, newspaper, hospital bed ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia, australia
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Annie's Coming Out (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It tells the story of a young female social worker who begins work at a hospital for retarded children, and discovers that some of the psychological problems attributed to these children are incorrectly diagnosed. Proving this to be the case is ...
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, storm, lying on bed, rain, lighting a cigarette, sister sister relationship, opening a door, crying woman, man with glasses, redheaded woman, visit ...
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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 5.2
 414
Snapshot (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out. She quickly falls in with the modeling crowd and does some modeling work herself, while it seems she is being stalked by a mysterious figure ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic, ambiguous ending, psychological, twists and turns
Plot: photograph, photographer, model, advertising, murder, modeling, obsession, stalker, phone booth, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, comb ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne
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 6.0
 91
Pure Shit (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four young heroin addicts scour the streets of Melbourne in search of some good-quality narcotics – or as they call it, 'pure shit’. In the space of 48 hours, a friend dies of an overdose, they are ripped off by criminals and arrested and ...
Plot: drug addiction, pinball machine, drug abuse, heroin, improv
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia
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 7.0
 956
The Big Steal (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny wants two things in life more than anything else, one is a Jaguar and the other is Joanna Johnson. After Danny is conned into trading his Nissan Cedric for a 1973 Jaguar, he plots to win Joanna and get revenge against the sleazy car dealer ...
Plot: female director, sewing machine, hiding in a car, camera, beer drinking, car breakdown, caravan, vandalism, public phone, opening a door, car salesman, opening a window ...
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia
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 5.1
 154
Redball (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Redball is a 1999 Australian film. Two detectives are assigned to solve a series of grisly murders of children. However, when their investigation leads them towards someone in their own squad room as the killer, the female detective edges on a ...
Plot: female nudity, child murder investigation, brutality, vigilante, rape, death, rookie, serial child killer, violence, teenage girl, policewoman, child murder ...
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia
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 6.1
 122
Mallboy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: A boy climbs an unsteady path to adulthood under difficult circumstances in this drama from Australia. Shaun (Kane McNay) is a teenager growing up in a run-down suburb of Melbourne. His father Sam (Brett Swain) is in prison, while his mother Jenny ...
Plot: fight, alienation, shoplifting, brother sister relationship, teen angst, marijuana, unhappiness, social worker, dancing, drink, pot smoking, slacker ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne
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 8.0
 212K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, missing child, survival, loneliness, courage, destiny, foster home, orphanage, long lost relative, lost child ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, kolkata, melbourne, melbourne australia
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Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, university, college, fall in love, college life, lifestyle, romance, youth, couple relations, sexual relations, roommate, campus ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, ireland
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 6.5
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, gay interest, bisexuality, gay, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia, tokyo
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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, teaching the ways of the world, school, boarding school life, friendship, coming of age, society, misfit, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 7.0
 127
Father (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a TV tabloid show, Iya Zetnick exposes Joe Mueller as the Nazi war criminal who killed her family. Mueller is arrested, but prevails in a trial. Zetnick breaks into his house, and kills herself in front of his family. His daughter, who had stood ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, bleak, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: immigrants, parents and children, haunted by the past, courtroom drama, hotel, battles, homecoming, genocide, family life, family relations, injustice, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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Gross Misconduct (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Justin Thorne is a liberal arts professor. One of his college students is Jennifer Carter. She seduces Justin, then accuses him of rape. But it turns out that she has an unusual relationship with her father.
Style: disturbing, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, guilt, rape, professor, parents and children, destructive relationship, college life, power relations, dishonesty, legal action, manipulations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 5.0
 100
Only the Brave (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Alex is in love with her best friend, Vicki, her mother has dissapeared and she sets fire to things in her spare time. Vicki comes from an abusive home and wants Alex to run away with her. Alex is a bit of a nerd and a teachers pet, so takes ...
Style: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sexual abuse, social misfits, gays and lesbians, gender, society, love and romance, teachers and students, drug abuse, self discovery, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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 7.0
 13K
The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soul music, music band, vietnam war, family relations, girl group, lifestyle, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, goodhearted, musical tour, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: saigon, australia, vietnam, new south wales, melbourne ...
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Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: In swinging 60’s Melbourne, gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine must prove herself brilliant enough to become a world class private ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, female protagonist, murder, feminism, heroine, riddles and clues, crimes, evidence, escapades, private detective, mystery, amateur sleuth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 7.2
 6K
Proof (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Style: witty, serious, sincere, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, disability, blind character, photographer, blind man, couples, power relations, romance, couple relations, master and servant, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, cannes, new york, california, melbourne ...
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 7.3
 55K
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: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, violence, crime, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, celibacy, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 50s, year 1953
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 7.2
 2K
Malcolm (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius, who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Franks help, turns to a life of crime. Malcolm ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Plot: unemployment, bank, heist, remote control, cons and scams, disorder, betrayal, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, lisbon portugal, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 5.9
 143
Stork (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country:
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Stork is a gangly young man, a virgin with an overactive imagination who thinks he’s a revolutionary. Bored with a design job at General Motors Holden in Melbourne, he drops out and moves into a share house with his mate Westy. He daydreams his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: revolutionary, boredom, virgin, female nudity, shower, farce, wedding, imagination
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 4.1
 143
Innuendo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Finland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tuuli grows up in an oppressively religious and abusive family in Finland. To escape from the shadow of her angelic twin sister she travels to Melbourne, Australia. Curious of sexuality, she becomes a nude model for art classes. Her innocent surface ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: murder, identical twins, posing nude, nudity (full frontal - brief), religion, chainsaw, australian, nude model
Place: finland, melbourne, melbourne australia
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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Melbourne, 1886. Two gentlemen climb into a hansom cab late one murky night. One man climbs out, the other travels on to St Kilda. On arrival, the driver finds the second man dead; murdered. The ‘high-society’ killing sends shockwaves through ...
Plot: murder, secret, doctor, investigation, crying, letter, jury, justice, performer, young girl, brothel, singer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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 6.4
 26K
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, car chase, crimes, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, escapades, on the run, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, older woman younger woman relationship, teachers and students, lesbian romance, love affair, school, lesbian sex, lesbianism, college life, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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