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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Bill Hunter, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp
Two drag queens and a transsexual woman driving from Sydney to Alice Springs in a bus named Priscilla. Directed by Stephan Elliott
Babe (1995)
James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski
Story of a pig who wants to be a sheep dog. Directed by Chris Noonan
Bad Eggs (2003)
Bob Franklin, Judith Lucy and Mick Molloy
One-liners, slapstick tale of the Victorian Police Zero Tolerance Unit, with bribery and corruption to boot. Directed by Tony Martin
BMX Bandits (1983)
David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman and Angelo D'Angelo
A children's movie most notable now because it features one of Nicole Kidman's earliest appearances.
Candy (2006)
Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish and Geoffrey Rush
A poet, an art student, love, sex and heroin. Directed by Neil Armfield.
The Castle (1997)
Anne Tenney, Eric Bana, Michael Caton and Stephen Curry
Tells the story of the Kerrigan family, their "castle" and how they deal with local airport's plan of compulsory acquisition of their home. Directed by Rob Sitch
Chopper (2000)
David Field, Eric Bana and Simon Lyndon
A crime/drama/black comedy film based on the semi-autobiographical books by Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Bana plays Mark Read. Lyndon plays associate friend Jimmy Loughnan.
Crackerjack (2002)
Bill Hunter, John Clarke, Judith Lucy, Mick Molloy and Samuel Johnson
About Jack Simpson who joins a city lawn bowls club in order to be allowed to use a free parking spot, which is under attach from developers. Directed by Paul Moloney.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski
Set in the Australian Outback in the area around "Walkabout Creek" and in New York City. Directed by Peter Faiman. It has two sequels 1988's Crocodile Dundee II and 2001's Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
The Delinquents (1989)
Charlie Schlatter and Kylie Minogue
Tells of an underage couple in a small Australian town during the 1950s. Directed by Chris Thomson
Dirty Deeds (2002)
Bryan Brown, John Goodman, Sam Neill, Sam Worthington and Toni Collette
About late 1960s Sydney underworld and the introduction of electronic one arm bandits (poker machines) offered by the US mafia. Directed by David Caesar. Brown plays Irish-Australian Crime Boss Barry Ryan and Goodman plays US mafia man.
Dr Plonk (2007)
Magda Szubanski and Nigel Lunghi
Set primarily in 1907, a time hopping romp which pays homage to silent slapstick. Directed by Rolf de Heer.
Gallipoli (1981)
Mark Lee and Mel Gibson
Director: Peter Weir. About several young men from rural Western Australia who enlist in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War.
Head On (1998)
Alex Dimitriades
Plays a young gay man of Greek background, living in the inner city of Melbourne. Directed by Ana Kokkinos.
The Heartbreak Kid (1993)
Alex Dimitriades and Claudia Karvan
About a romance between a student and a new teacher at school. Based on a play of the same name by Richard Barrett. Directed by Michael Jenkins.
The Jammed (2007)
Emma Lung, Veronica Sywak, Saskia Burmeister and Sun Park
Grindingly tense thriller about sex-trafficking. Written and directed by Dee McLachlan.
Lantana (2001)
Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey and Kerry Armstrong
About tangled, intertwined relationships. Directed by Ray Lawrence. Also starred Rachael Blake, Vince Colosimo, Russell Dykstra, Daniela Farinacci, Peter Phelps, Leah Purcell and Glenn Robbins.
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton and Kirk Douglas
Based on the Banjo Paterson poem of the same name. Directed by George Miller. Also starred Jack Thompson and Lorraine Bayley.
The Man from Snowy River II (1988)
Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton and Brian Dennehy
Sequel to The Man from Snowy River. Release in the United States as "Return to Snowy River" and in the United Kingdom as "The Untamed".
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths and Bill Hunter
Muriel leaves her family in "Porpoise Spit" to live in Sydney and follow her dream. Directed by P. J. Hogan. Also starred Sophie Lee, Daniel Lapaine and Rosalind Hammond.
My Brilliant Career (1979)
Judy Davis and Sam Neill
About a girl growing up in late 19th century Australia with big dreams of becoming a well known writer. Directed by Gillian Armstrong.
The Nugget (2002)
Eric Bana, Belinda Emmett, Stephen Curry and Dave O'Neil
About a group of 3 roadworkers who stumble upon the world's biggest nugget, and become instant millionaires. Also stars Peter Moon, Vince Colosimo. Directed by Bill Bennett.
Oyster Farmer (2004)
Alex O'Loughlin, Jim Norton and Diana Glenn
About a young man who runs away to the Hawkesbury River and gets a job with 8th generation oyster famers. Directed by Anna Reeves.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Anne Lambert and Rachel Roberts
Tells of a party of girls from an exclusive private school, who travel to Hanging Rock in Victoria's Mount Macedon area. Directed by Peter Weir. Anne Lambert now goes by the name of Anne Louise Lambert and played Miranda, an angelic-looking pupil. Rachel Roberts played Mrs. Appleyard, proprietor and headmistress.
Puberty Blues (1981)
Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja and Geoff Rhoe
A proto-feminist teen novel about two 16 year-old girls from the Sutherland Shire in Sydney. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice
Scott Hastings challenges the traditional of ballroom dancing with his own steps. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Also starred Bill Hunter and Pat Thomson.
Take Away (2003)
Vince Colosimo, Stephen Curry, Rose Byrne and Nathan Phillips
Two small take aways unite to fight multinational fast-food outlet "Burgies".
Two Hands (1999)
Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, Rose Byrne and David Field
A Sydney gangster movie. Watch out for the bank robbery scenes! Directed by Gregor Jordan.
We of the Never Never (1982)
Angela Punch McGregor and Arthur Dignam
A period drama set on a Station in a remote area of the Northern Territory. Directed by Igor Auzins.
The Wog Boy (2000)
Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Lucy Bell and Abi Tucker
A comedy about "Australia's biggest dole bludger". Directed by Aleksi Vellis. Also starred John Barresi, Stephen Curry, Hung Le, Geraldine Turner, Tony Nikolakopoulos and Derryn Hinch.

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