Your top three Australian movies

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  1. Iafeta

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    And I will get mocked massively for this but Muriel’s Wedding is a good flick I pretend not to like when the wife puts it on, but secretly kinda like
     
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    Why would you get mocked, Muriels Wedding is a great movie, it has moments that can make you laugh and moments that could make you cry, I always love the last scene when they say goodbye Porpoise Spit. If you get the chance go and see the stage show, it was brilliantly done.
     
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    Yep I saw the stage show too mate.

    As much as it’s a bit of fun on ABBA, truthfully it’s a well told story of characters who are all hiding behind facades.
     
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    Rachael Griffiths is just great in this scene.

     
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    The mother's passing in the stage show was so well done, it heavily relied on ABBA and could have been corny but was pulled off nicely, It actually felt like a feel good moment instead of being sad.
     
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    Some awesome movies listed on these posts. Temptation to list a bunch but to go by the rules of the Thread.. top 3 only..

    Mad Max (original).
    Red Dog
    Kenny

    There's about another dozen I could have had in there, but 3 only it is.
     
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    Croc Dundee 3
    Wolf Creek
    Young Einstein
     
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    Bad boy bubbah
     
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    I did do a list earlier but got it to 3.

    The Man From Snowy River
    Muriels Wedding
    Crocodile Dundee
     
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    Most of what has already been listed by others, but my top 5 would look something like

    * Mad Max
    * Crocodile Dundee
    * Two Hands
    * The Castle
    * Stir (based upon the Bathurst Gaol riot in 1974)
     
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    I vaguely remembet Stir. I'll have to hunt it down. Thanks for including this.
     
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    Another one for great on location shots of Sydney pre-opera house is The Siege of Pinchgut
     
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    A bit surprised that The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert hasn't been mentioned yet.

    Another movie I did enjoy, wouldn't say it was the best Australian movie but had a few genuine laughs in it is A Few Best Men, just seeing Olivia Newton John swinging on a chandelier was worth the price of admission .
     
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    The Castle
    Mad Max
    The Odd Angry Shot - I've read US army vets say they think it's the most realistic portrayal of Vietnam.
     
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    Some great movies already mentioned from which I’d nominate:

    Mad Max (original) - Just a bad ass movie.
    The Castle - Appeals on so many levels
    Chopper - f**k Chopper himself, the mindless thug, it’s just hard to go past Bana who was mighty in the role. The story would have been compelling if it was based on fiction but Bana really brought it to life.

    Honourable mention would be Crocodile Dundee. I mean who didn’t like seeing ‘Arfur Dunger’, ‘Luigi The Incredible’ make it big.
     
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    1) Chopper
    2) The Castle
    3) Wolf Creek
     
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    Gallipoli
    Crackerjack
    Dead Calm.

    Honourable mentions: The Dish and Breaker Morant.
     
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    The Dish. Yes. How did I forget that one.
     
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    The Dish, Two Hands, and Gallipoli get my votes, mind you every movie mentioned are crackers.

    The Dish is probably my favourite movie to recommend to americans when they ask me about aussie cinema over here. It is filled with aussie humour, but framed around a common global event so they can keep up
     

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