Movies and TV shows set in melbourne australia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in melbourne australia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with crimes, murder, husband wife relationship, female nudity, death, family relations, investigation, australian, drunkenness and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in Australia, UK, Finland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as melbourne australia: West of Sunshine (2017), Head On (1998), The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012), Malcolm (1986), Animal Kingdom (2010), Macbeth (2006), Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012), Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012), Three Dollars (2005), Innuendo (2017).

List of movies set in melbourne australia

West of Sunshine (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: husband wife conflict, husband wife relationship, friendship, family relations, money, drugs, drug dealer, father son relationship, australian, friend, violence, chase ...
Place: melbourne australia
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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, bisexuality, gay interest, gay, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
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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, bedridden, piano, verdict, flashback, grave, suspect, sheet music, dancer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: melbourne australia, 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, betrayal, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime, misfit, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, lisbon portugal, 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, drug dealer, interrogation, armed robbery, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 4.6
 2K
Macbeth (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Macbeth, loyal to his crime boss, Duncan, is told by witches that he will one day take over. Driven by their prophecy, he and his wife plot to kill Duncan, and takes the leadership of the gang for himself. Maintaining his power will require more ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: betrayal, murder, vengeance, social decay, haunted by the past, gang, life is a bitch, rise and fall, tragic hero, drug dealing, crimes, rivalry ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, intrigue, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, danger, graphic violence, sexual content, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, private detective, mystery, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, down on your luck, crime, who done it, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.2
 695
Three Dollars (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Eddie is a principled man, with a wife, a daughter and a mortgage and leads a seemingly stable and happy life as a government land assessor. Yet when the forces of economic and social change threaten this, he realises just how fragile his reality ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family problems, self discovery, couple relations, hopes, redemption, couples, moral dilemma, family relations, love triangle, love, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, female protagonist, feminism, crimes, riddles and clues, heroine, private detective, mystery, escapades, evidence, amateur sleuth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 4.1
 142
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), australian, religion, chainsaw, nude model
Place: melbourne australia, finland, melbourne
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 6.4
 27K
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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 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, blind man, photographer, power relations, couples, romance, couple relations, master and servant, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, cannes, melbourne australia, new york, california ...
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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, family relations, celibacy, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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 5.9
 148
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: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The theatrical movie spin-off of the ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will follow Essie Davis’ private detective as she embarks on a global adventure to find missing treasure, solve murders and break aviation records... After freeing a ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: riddles and clues, treasure hunt, artifact, female detective, private detective, mind game, murder mystery, disappearance, young girl, imprisonment, missing person, investigation ...
Time: 1920s, year 1918, year 1929
Place: australia, middle east, scotland yard, jerusalem, london ...
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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, crime, murder, riddles and clues, crimes, private investigator, heroine, aristocracy, murderer, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.7
 778
The Jammed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young Australian woman reluctantly agrees to help a Chinese mother search for her missing daughter and becomes involved in human trafficking and the sex slave trade.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: sex trafficking, missing person, crimes, deportation, manipulation, social decay, sexual abuse, gangsters, prostitute, immigrants, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 5.6
 715
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse race, jockey, human spirit, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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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, rough, emotional, captivating ...
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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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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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: family relations, power relations, friends, boarding school, injustice, coming of age, society, misfit, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 6.1
 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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ABBA: The Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. While it mostly contains back-stage footage and as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name of the Game" and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, concert film
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, music band, music, celebrity culture, media, obsessive quest, radio show, lifestyle, radio dj, interview, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia, eastern europe
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 7.1
 577
The Wrong Girl (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lily, the producer of a successful cooking segment on a daily morning television show, and her flatmate Simone are taking a sabbatical from men. But Lily falls in love with Jack, the show's gorgeous new chef.
Plot: television producer, tv show, australian, coming of age, producer, dating, television
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Death of a Soldier (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: soldier, world war two, courtroom drama, psychopath, politics, deadly, serial killer, army investigation, mentally unstable, investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, fighting crime, who done it, uncover truth, police corruption, partners, protagonist as suspect, danger, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.1
 226
Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: captivating, stylized, bleak, epic, rough ...
Plot: desert, aborigine, countdown, maze, journey, outback, sandstorm, journalist, rescue attempt, tragedy, against the odds, realism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, england
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Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, harvard university, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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 5.7
 6K
Irresistible (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, secret, paranoia, mentally unstable, crimes, fear, seduction, love and romance, stalking, mental illness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: kosovo, melbourne australia, australia
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