Movies and TV shows set in south australia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in south australia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with australian, friendship, youth, family relations, father son relationship, society, cigarette smoking, death, husband wife relationship and countryside plots mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres shot in Australia, UK, USA and other countries.
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south australia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as south australia: F*!#Ing Adelaide (2017), Storm Boy (2019), The Snowtown Murders (2011), Escape From Pretoria (2020), A Second Chance: Rivals! (2019), I Am Mother (2019), Animals (2019), Pine Gap (2018), Going for Gold (2018), Blue Fin (1978).

List of movies set in south australia

F*!#Ing Adelaide (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: A comedy drama told from six different perspectives of a family who reunite in Adelaide when Mum plans to sell the family home. Any sense of togetherness quickly crumbles to reveal how fucked and glorious it is to be home.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, sentimental, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: family, brother sister relationship, family home, australian, daughter, sibling rivalry, television, magic, funeral, sibling, tv, airplane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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 6.9
 3K
Storm Boy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, ocean, pelican, grandfather, friendship, sea, bird, son, adventure, granddaughter, family relations, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
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The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, psychopath, manipulations, murder, manipulation, suspicion, deadly, vandalism, gang, child molester, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, year 1999
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: We Can Be Heroes is a mockumentary TV series created and performed by comedian Chris Lilley. It follows the story of five unique Australians, who have each made a large achievement and been nominated by friends and family for the Australian of the ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: social misfits, follow your dream, everyday life, ambition, desire for fame, youth, society, scientist, misfit, hopes, dimwit, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison…
Style: political, tense, atmospheric, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, maximum security prison, racism, human spirit, political persecution, escape, prison, jail, prisoner, freedom, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: australia, africa, south africa, adelaide south australia, cape town south africa ...
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A Second Chance: Rivals! (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As Maddy takes on coaching a team of young twelve-year-old gymnasts, she faces up to intense city versus country rivalry, racism, cyberbullying and her own self-doubt but eventually takes the challenge head on.
Plot: gymnastics, competition, team, championship, gymnast, gym, country girl, bulimia, coach, olympian, rivalry, rivals ...
Place: south australia
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 6.7
 74K
I Am Mother (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, suspense, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: artificial intelligence, end of the world, robot, technology, extinction, mission, apocalypse, man versus machine, post apocalypse, bunker, daughter, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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 6.1
 1K
Animals (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, Ireland, Finland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Laura and Tyler are best friends and drinking buddies whose hedonistic existence falls under the creeping horror of adulthood when Laura gets engaged to Jim – an ambitious pianist who surprisingly decides to go teetotal.
Style: light, humorous, captivating, feel good
Plot: female friendship, women, friendship, hedonism, adulthood, alcohol, female director, thirtysomething life, family relations, feminism, love and romance, society ...
Place: ireland, australia, south australia, adelaide south australia, manchester ...
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 7.2
 4K
Pine Gap (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: A team of talented Australian and American intelligence analysts work together to ensure global stability in one of the world's most important and secretive joint intelligence facilities... Pine Gap. But the relationship between the Australian ...
Style: political, captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: intelligence agency, intelligence, politics, intrigue, spy, spy mission, satellite, top secret, cia, agent, television, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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 4.7
 416
Going for Gold (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seventeen year old, Emma joins a high school cheerleading team when she moves to Australia with her dad who is a former Air Force Officer.
Style: captivating, feel good, light, sincere
Plot: cheerleading, gymnastics, female protagonist, father, private school, champion, father daughter relationship, australian, scholarship, daughter, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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 6.0
 215
Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ocean, family relations, youth, rescue, coming of age, family, adventure, escapades, young heroes, friends, ocean or sea, ship ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
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Captain Johnno (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Captain Johnno" is a deaf boy who befriends an Italian fisherman in this Australian made-for-TV family film.
Plot: wristwatch, striking a match, blackboard, bicycle, port, looking in a window, crab, knife, map, tv, beach, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1953
Place: south australia, australia
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 6.0
 91
Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
Plot: police corruption, funeral, mistress, death of father, flashback, settler, widow, suspicion, girl, father daughter relationship, male female relationship, getting home ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
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 6.3
 37K
Cargo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, bleak
Plot: zombie, pandemic, post apocalypse, aborigine, community, father daughter relationship, boat, houseboat, australian, baby, cargo, infected ...
Time: near future
Place: australia, south australia
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Raising the Bar (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 16-year-old Kelly quits an elite gymnastics program and moves to Australia. To help out a new friend and show up an old rival she re-enters competitive gymnastics, she'll have to find a way to move forward while making amends with her past.
Style: feel good, sincere, visually appealing, captivating, light
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gymnastics, gymnast, australian, teenage girl, rivalry, adventure, sport, friends, youth, friendship, girl, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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Friendship Love and Loyalty (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two best friends Nate and Nathan make a pact in high school never to allow anything or anyone to come between them, especially not a girl. Loyalty over love no matter what. After an amicable break up with his long-term girlfriend Denise, Nate leaves ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, touching, suspense
Plot: love, friendship, forbidden love, friendship between men, old friends, unfulfilled love, impossible love, best friends, love and romance, dream girl, friends, crush ...
Place: south australia
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Hand Grenade (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A family brought together by friendship and love. Two couples and their desire to conceive a child, but someone has a secret that will tear the family apart.
Plot: wanting to have children, australian, lesbian, lesbian kiss, gay relationship, femme fatale, neo noir, gay interest, family relations, wanting a baby, gay, foster child ...
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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 7.0
 1K
Storm Boy (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, pelican, aborigine, danger, society, coming of age, family, hopes, misfit, youth, young heroes, escapades ...
Place: australia, south australia
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Robbery Under Arms (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the mini-series boom of the 1980s and lensed in the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, countryside, heroes, danger, folk hero, crimes, adventure, rivalry, family relations, family life, criminal heroes, myth ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: australia, south australia
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 7.7
 51K
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, musician's life, fame, human spirit, father son relationship, jewish, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia, london
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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: stylized, meditative, melancholic, scenic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, unsolved mystery, mystery, friendship between girls, wilderness, private school, girls' school, boarding school life, disappearance, suicide ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, year 1900, victorian era ...
Place: australia, south australia
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 6.2
 1K
Kiss or Kill (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two lovers, Nikki and Al, have a scam in which Nikki allows herself to be picked up by older men, drugs them, and, with Al's help, robs them. After accidentally killing one of her victims with an overdose, Nikki and Al are on the run.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hotel, on the road, scam, hotel room, neo noir, social misfits, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, disability, love triangle, infidelity, rehabilitation, coming of age, lifestyle, romance, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
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Dance Me to My Song (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Julia (Heather Rose) is crippled with cerebral palsy, lives in a wheelchair, waits for her carer to come and clean her, feed her, in a daily cycle. Her latest carer, Madelaine (Joey Kennedy) is a strung up and lonely young woman whose love life is ...
Plot: love triangle, sex, voyeur, love, sister sister relationship, computer, wheelchair, mental retardation, self portrait, cripple, lesbian, disability ...
Place: south australia, australia
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Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An emotional and poetic story of Elise, a beautiful young woman haunted by a tragic event in her youth. As Elise attempts to piece together the mystery of her sister's disappearance at the beach, twenty years before when both were children, she ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, self discovery, hopes, sister sister relationship, journey, redemption, secret, friendship, society, liberation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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 7.8
 12K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, false accusation, injustice, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
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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, desert, gender bending, bus, cross dressing, on the road, australian outback, gays and lesbians, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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 6.8
 7K
2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: incest rape, high school, brother sister incest, teenage love, teenage life, social relations, youth, rape, society, social misfits, unwanted pregnancy, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, past, siblings relations, secret, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, taboo sex, memory, farm, isolation, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is a smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in; and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out - introduces a feisty outsider hero unlike any other seen on screen. Esther Blueburger's quest ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, misfit, self discovery, switching roles, eccentric family, friends, social relations, youth, teenage life, fish out of water, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, israel, south australia, adelaide south australia
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