Monday, January 26, 2015

40 Australian Movies You May Have Missed part 2


21. Babe (1995) - Won an Oscar, for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and nominated a further six


22. Shine (1996) - AFI winner for Best Film, Geoffrey Rush won Best Actor Oscar


23. Romeo + Juliet (1996) - a modern version of the Shakespeare tragedy directed by Baz Luhrmann

Romeo   Juliet

24. The Castle (1997) - Low budget, box office success, received national acclaim – a man’s home is his castle and he will go to extremes to defend it.

The Castle

25. The Dish (2000) - An internationally successful film which presents a somewhat fictionalised account of the Parkes Observatory's role in the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Dish

26. Bootmen (2000) - A multi-award winning film, one of the first films starring Sam Worthington and Adam Garcia

27. Moulin Rouge! (2001) - Widely credited with revitalising the musical genre of film and has won 7 major awards and a further 10 nominations.

Moulin Rouge!

28. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) -  the Australian hooligan takes on the entertainment capital of the world.

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

29. Swimming Upstream (2002) - Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

Swimming Upstream

30. Ten Canoes (2006) - First film made with entirely native Australian Aboriginal spoken languages. AFI winner for Best Film.

Ten Canoes

31. Happy Feet (2006) - The first Australian film to win an Oscar for Best animated feature film.

Happy Feet

32. December Boys (2007) - Based on the book, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

December Boys

33. Australia (2008) - a Baz Luhrmann Film starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman.


34. Balibo (2009) - War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.


35. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010) - When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

Tomorrow, When the War Began

36. Red Dog (2011) - Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.


37. The Sapphires (2012) – Based on tree events of four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls, The Sapphires, entertain the US troops in Vietnam – introducing Jessica Mauboy.

The Sapphires

38. The Great Gatsby (2013) - An Australian/American adaptation of the American novel of the same name and directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film was an international box office success.

The Great Gatsby

39. The Rover (2014) – stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson shot on location in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The Rover

40. Paper Planes (2015) – a delightful story that may go under the radar but worth seeing.

paper planes poster

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