Your top three Australian movies

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  1. Wizardman

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    With Australia Day here, what are your top three Australian movies of all time?
     
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    1. Mad Max series. I grouped them as a series otherwise my list would simply be Mad Max 2,1 and Fury Road. Mad Max 2 easily makes my top ten movies of all time list. Brilliant movie making with a very dark tone, great story, interesting characters and settings and great stunts. One of the movies that inspired my interest in film.

    2. Romper Stomper: A movie that has been forgotten as time has gone on. Brilliant movie that displays the holes in the race hating argument. Crowe's best performance which has been lost in his Hollywood success. The movie may well have fallen apart without that intense performance,

    3. The Man From Hong Kong....very much a guilty pleasure. Nowhere near the quality of the first two movies but as a martial arts fan, I loved the Australian/Hong Kong movie co project. A fight scene at Uluru, Silverwater Jail scenes, Sydney Harbour scenes, 1970's Sydney....it sure captured the time period perfectly. Supporting actors like Roger Ward, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Bill Hunter, Frank Thring along with George Lazenby all play their part.
     
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    1. The Babadook (2014)

    A horror film of rare power. First time I watched this, I had to stop it for about twenty minutes, such was its intensity. I truly rate this up there with classics of the genre, like The Shining. A brilliant, brilliant film.

    2. Red Hill (2010)

    A simply awesome revenge, quasi-Western thriller that has a thumping pace & electric action sequences. This one hasn’t been seen by too many people, & that’s a damn shame. Worth seeking out.

    3. The Tunnel (2011)

    Shot on a micro-budget, this is another pretty obscure film few people have seen, but is wonderfully shot & tremendously realistic in its presentation. A horror film which doesn’t necessarily do anything new, but does it extremely well. You’ll never walk comfortably through St. James Station again, that’s for sure.

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    My favourite film of all-time, Dark City, is considered by some to be an Australian movie. It was shot in Sydney, & the story was conceived by Australian Alex Proyas, who also directs. However, I’d say the fact it was financed & distributed by a Hollywood studio disqualifies it.
     
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    Idiot Box
    Hercules Returns
    Mad Max

    Honorable mention:
    Dirty Deeds
     
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    Wake in Fright
    The Castle
    Mad Max
     
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    A lot of quality Australian movies do just seem to get lost. Movies like "Head On" (Alex Dimitriardis) and "Dead Heart" (Bryan Brown) are excellent Australian movies that just disappeared between the cracks.
    I've seen "Red Hill"....good flick.
     
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    I really need to get my hands on "Wake in Fright". It is meant to be absolute quality.
     
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    Romper stomper
    The odd angry shot
    Mad max fury road
     
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    It is easy to get hold of now. For a decade or so it was deemed lost, so maybe that made it a bit of a sleeper.
     
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    I'll pick any three from these:

    Crocodile Dundee
    The Man From Snowy River
    Gallipoli
    Dogs From Space
    The Year My Voice Broke
    BMX Bandits
    Breaker Morant
    Malcolm
    Young Einstein

    The Castle
    Cosi
    Romper Stomper
    Dating The Enemy
    Hercules Returns (is this on DVD? Remember seeingthis on new release video and our house dying of laughter).

    The Dish
    Rabbit Proof Fence
    Bad Eggs
    Crackerjack
    Moulin Rouge
    Lantana
    Mr Accident
    Let's Get Skase


    Bran Neu Dae
    Beneath Hill 60
    Predestination
    Daybreakers
    Paper Planes
    These Final Hours
     
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    In no particular order:

    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Mad Max: The Road Warrior
    Wake In Fright (an incredible, must-see movie).
     
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    Crocodile Dundee
    Mad Max
    Babe
     
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    10 Canoes

    A really good movie. Highly recommend.


    2 Hands

    One of my favourites. Rose Byrne. :heart_eyes:


    Chopper

    Bana’s best.
     
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    Mad Max 2
    Two Hands
    Running on Empty
     
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    Hercules Returns is one of the most underrated movies of all time.
     
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    Some good ones there, good to see Cosi get a mention, Lantana too.
     
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    Ahhh f**k, I forgot about Two Hands. That would have been an honorable mention as well.
     
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    The Dress Maker
    Muriels Wedding
    Picnic At Hanging Rock
    My Brilliant Career
    Cosi
    Starstruck
    Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll
    On The Beach
     
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    Showed this to my wife last week, who’s from Colombia. Found it fantastically unsettling.

    A great film.
     
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