Best Australian Movies

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Best Australian Movies
Best Australian Movies
TOP Movies: Finding Nemo (2003), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Dressmaker (2015), Titanic (1997), Dark City (1998), The Matrix (1999), Ice Age (2002), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Mortal Kombat (2021), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), The King's Speech (2010), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Wolf Creek (2005), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Triangle (2009), The Thin Red Line (1998), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Silent Hill (2006), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Evil Dead (2013).

List of Best Movies

Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, talking animals, family, animals, shark, friends, courage, rescue, odd couple, memory loss, freedom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, martial artist, superhero, supernatural power, combat, good versus evil, fight, warrior, tough guy, heroes, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, year 1996, 2020s
Place: usa, china, san francisco, north america
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, distopia, dark hero, car, lone hero, brutality, desert, car chase ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, colourful, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dressmaker, women, seamstress, fashion, mother daughter relationship, accidental death, memory, illegitimate daughter, exile, bullying, small town, hate ...
Time: 50s, year 1951
Place: australia, london, paris france, france, spain ...
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, love, ship, romance, fall in love, love story, titanic, disaster, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: neo noir, mind bending, gothic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, future dystopia, memory, alien race, evil alien, manipulation, memory loss, alternate reality, cyberpunk, sleeping, nightmare ...
Time: future, 1940s
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The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, alternate reality, chosen one, existentialism, future dystopia, philosophy, virtual reality, hacker, man versus machine, mentor ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 22nd century
Place: los angeles
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Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, unlikely friendships, friendship, family, adventure, rescue, animal life, odd couple, journey, life risking, heroic mission, animals ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.
Style: exciting, biting, psychotronic, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: game, jungle, adventurer, teenage boy, video game, team, mission, zoologist, teleportation, fright, quest, curse ...
Time: year 2016, 90s, 2010s, year 1996
Place: new hampshire
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Mortal Kombat (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A failing boxer uncovers a family secret that leads him to a mystical tournament called Mortal Kombat where he meets a group of warriors who fight to the death in order to save the realms from the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung.
Style: dark fantasy, tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, martial arts tournament, fight, save the world, alternate dimension, chase, superhuman powers, shaolin monk, magic, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, japan
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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet clash in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: giant monster, giant animal, godzilla, giant creature, monster versus monster, giant ape, sea monster, dinosaur, creature, monster, fictional war, creature feature ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, florida, hong kong, philadelphia ...
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, british history, unlikely friendships, royal family, historical character, friendship, disability, queen, british royal family, king, aristocracy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939 ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, global warming, animals, creature, mammoth, iceberg, friendship, dinosaur, ice age, adventure, extinction, teamwork ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
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Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sadistic horror, sadistic killer, outback, psychopath, massacre, on the road, psycho killer, tourist, torture, mercilessness, friendship, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, talking animals, adventure, jungle, animal life, rescue, birth, friendship, ice age, family, parenthood, buddies ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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Triangle (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, isolation, ocean, supernatural, time travel, storm, bermuda triangle, masked killer, insanity, escapades, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, rough, captivating, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, infantry, anti war, invasion, battles, military life, soldier, commander, jungle, survival, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
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Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: tourist, culture clash, escapades, adventure, fish out of water, adventurer, swamp, crocodile, opposites attract, society, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, survival, evil, revenge, insanity, demon, ghost town, mysterious place, missing child, torture, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
Style: humorous, stylized, sweet, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: talking animals, family, animal life, adventure, pirate, friendship, unlikely partners, animals, parents and children, getting home, natural disaster, partners ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: north america
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Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, survival, demon, friendship, rain, brutality, forest, isolation, curses spells and rituals, rape, violence ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high society, millionaire, loneliness, obsession, love and romance, love triangle, social differences, destructive relationship, american dream, obsessive love, unfulfilled love, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, sexual abuse, childhood, child rape, loss of loved one, child molestation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Spies in Disguise (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lance and Walter. One is a super cool and charming spy, and the other invents the super cool gadgets Lance uses. When an event happens, they must learn to rely on each other like never before in order to save the world.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, light, buddy movie, feel good ...
Plot: spy, disney, talking animals, inventor, spy spoof, save the planet, stupidity, pigeon, disguise, dark humor, undercover, top secret ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., venice, tokyo, mexico
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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: squid, ocean, friendship, adventure, goofy hero, disorder, family, fish, megalomaniac, heroic mission, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new ...
Style: entertaining, dark fantasy, psychotronic, stylized, epic ...
Plot: supernatural power, alien planet, female villain, giant creature, norse mythology, warrior, good versus evil, norse god, planet, alien civilization, superhero, deity ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: norway, new york
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Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: futuristic, tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, dark hero, space travel, escape, one man army, mysterious planet, survival, alien encounter, warrior, outer space, tough heroes ...
Time: future
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Robots (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: androids and robots, kids and family, inventor, adventure, robot, misfit, partners, social misfits, fighting the system, powerful corporation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 21st century, future
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Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set after the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, ...
Style: funny, light, colourful, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mammoth, animals, meteor shower, family, adventure, asteroid, crystal, ice age, fire, volcano, talking animals, prophecy ...
Time: prehistoric times
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I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Style: humorous, suspense, rough, absurd, ironic ...
Plot: figure skating, abusive mother, female athlete, emotional abuse, olympics, competition, mother daughter relationship, rivalry, fondling, skating, taunting, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, year 2003, year 1991, year 1986 ...
Place: detroit, minneapolis minnesota, portland oregon, oregon
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