Best Australian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Australian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: visually appealing, suspense, surprise ending, intense, stylized and weird. Plot: death, chase, murder, mentor, storytelling, blood, dialogue, runaway, danger and violence. Genre: Drama, Action and Sci-Fi. Country: Australia, USA and UK.
Best Australian Movies
Best Australian Movies
TOP Movies: Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Captain Marvel (2019), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Thin Red Line (1998), Aquaman (2018), Finding Nemo (2003), I Am Mother (2019), Danger Close (2019), Upgrade (2018), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Passengers (2016), The Nightingale (2018), Predestination (2014), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Magnificent Seven (2016), Ghostbusters (2016), Dark City (1998), Mystic River (2003), Black Water: Abyss (2020), Aladdin (2019).

List of Best Movies

 7.9
 592K
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, comic, psychotronic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural power, alien planet, giant creature, warrior, female villain, norse mythology, planet, superhero, alien civilization, battles, norse god, demon ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york, norway
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 6.9
 449K
Captain Marvel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously ...
Style: exciting, comic, psychotronic, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: female warrior, superhero, superheroine, space wars, alien civilization, female protagonist, super strength, super powers, good versus evil, supernatural power, superhuman powers, outer space ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1989, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: louisiana, los angeles
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 8.1
 439K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, bible, world war two, soldier, physician, pacifism, courage, american soldier, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, usa
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, 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: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
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 6.9
 374K
Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, psychotronic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, superhero, demi god, atlantis, mythology, underwater, super powers, superhuman powers, mermaid, power, ocean, creature ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, year 1985, 90s, 80s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, sicily, maine, sahara desert ...
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 8.1
 953K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
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, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, shark, journey, friends, family, father son relationship, courage, rescue, odd couple, underwater, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
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 6.7
 77K
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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 6.8
 10K
Danger Close (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, rough, macabre
Plot: vietnam war, war, brutality, danger, blood, murder, deadly, gunfight, feud, hopes, culture clash, fight ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, australia
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 7.5
 161K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, experimental, surprise ending, tech noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, super soldier, nanotechnology, microchip, distopia, murder, cyborgs, implant, robotics, experimental technology, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, near future
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, survival, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 352K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, surprise ending, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: outer space, love story, space station, isolation, space travel, spacecraft, survival, loneliness, trapped in space, destiny, moral dilemma, passenger ...
Time: future
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The Nightingale (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 1829, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: colonization, brutality, aborigine, murder, revenge, racial prejudice, rape revenge, female protagonist, racism, saving a life, prejudice, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 254K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, time machine, changing the past or future, mysterious character, sent to the past, transsexual, destiny, mission, terrorism, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1970, year 1981, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
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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, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, loneliness, obsession, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, american dream, social differences, obsessive love, party, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: harsh, suspense, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: dark hero, battlefield, revenge, corruption, small town, violence, good versus evil, brutality, murder, criminal, deception, dark past ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1960s, 60s
Place: california
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 6.4
 205K
Ghostbusters (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Style: reboot, light, humorous, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, ghosts, ghost, ghost hunting, ghost hunter, paranormal investigation, supernatural, friendship, transformation, danger, misunderstanding, four friends ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.6
 188K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
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: mind bending, gothic, atmospheric, psychological, tech noir ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, future dystopia, evil alien, distopia, memory, alien race, lovecraftian, manipulation, memory loss, space and aliens, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 7.9
 421K
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, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, mystery, child abuse, police investigation, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of child, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, neo noir ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: survival, hunting, cave, animal horror, animal attack, crocodile, beast, dangerous animal, stranded, adventurer, forces of nature, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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 6.9
 229K
Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: genie, disney, rags to riches, sultan, wish fulfillment, palace, treasure, friendship, magic spell, aladdin, prince, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, iraq, saudi arabia, arabia
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Spies in Disguise (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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, dark humor, light, buddy movie ...
Plot: spy, inventor, save the planet, stupidity, disguise, spy spoof, undercover, top secret, security, disney, one against many, time jump ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., mexico, venice, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 54K
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: enigmatic, romantic, melancholic, colourful, baroque ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women, dressmaker, fashion, accidental death, seamstress, memory, mother daughter relationship, accused of murder, exile, betrayal, murder mystery, cross dressing ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1951
Place: australia, new york, paris france, france, spain ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 38K
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, survival, australian, houseboat, baby, infected ...
Time: near future
Place: australia, south australia
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 7.5
 444K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
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: touching, road movie, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, rescue, friendship, adventure, unlikely friendships, journey, creature, family, caveman, animal life, life risking, odd couple ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 165K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
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, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, letter, depression, correspondence, unlikely friendships, neighbor, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, suffering, young woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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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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 6.8
 198K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, family in danger, supernatural, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, single mother, ghost, dark fantasy, dysfunctional family, monster, sleeping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live (2015)
Genre: Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Taylor delivers the concert event of the year. Filmed at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in front of 76,000 fans, The 1989 World Tour - Live captures the excitement and energy of the hottest pop star in the world. Filled with great music, an electrifying ...
Style: concert film, feel good, light, entertaining, visually appealing
Plot: singer, pop music, pop culture, concert, music, pop star, pop singer, dancer, female protagonist, song, dancing, modern dance ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 214K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, surreal, dark, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, supernatural, monster, insanity, evil, good versus evil, suffering, mysterious place, parallel world, ghost town, torture, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
Is relevant ?
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: cult film, bleak, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, truck, survivor, gang, chases and races, survival, boomerang, anti hero, anti heroes, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
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