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List of Australian films

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Australian filmmakers were at the forefront of cinema and film, having created what is considered the first feature-length narrative film with the release of The Story of the Kelly Gang and other early films by directors John Gavin, W. J. Lincoln and Alfred Rolfe.

Notable Australian films of the 1890s:

Notable Australian films of the early 1900s:

Notable Australian films of the 1930s:


The mid-1900s had a slow start for Australian film, although the first Academy Award was won for an Australian film, Kokoda Front Line!. The industry picked back up during the 1970s with one of the first internationally released films, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and with the success of the series of Mad Max franchise films.

Notable Australian films of the 1940s–1950s:

  • Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940) – one of the most successful films of its day
  • Kokoda Front Line! (1942) – first Australian film to win an Oscar, for Best Documentary Feature in 1942
  • Sons of Matthew (1949) – popular drama by Charles Chauvel
  • The Long Journey (1954) - Collings Productions
  • Australia Builds (1957) - Collings Productions
  • Jedda (1955) – first Australian film to have two indigenous lead actors
  • Conquest of The Rivers (1958) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Hard to Windward (1958) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Edge of The Deep (1959) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Power Makers (1959) – AFI winner for Best Film

Notable Australian films of the 1960s:

  • Three in a Million (1960) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Bypass to Life (1962) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Night Freighter (1962) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Big Boomerang (1962) - Collings Productions
  • Sidney Nolan (1962) - Collings Productions
  • The Land That Waited (1963) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Dreaming (1963) - Collings Productions
  • The Dancing Class (1964) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • I The Aboriginal (1964) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Pattern of Life (1964) - Collings Productions
  • The Legend of Damien Parer (1965) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Stronger Since The War (1965) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Clay (1965) – Cannes Festival official entry[2]
  • Toehold in History (1965) - Collings Productions
  • They're a Weird Mob (1966) – said to have been one factor leading to the founding of the Australian film industry; based on the novel of the same title
  • Concerto for Orchestra (1966) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Australians: The Second Assault (1966) - Collings Productions
  • Australian Painters 1964-1966: The Harold Mertz Collection (1966) - Collings Productions
  • Cardin in Australia (1967) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Change at Groote (1968) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Talgai Skull (1968) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Fiji Harvest (1968) - Collings Productions
  • Jack and Jill: A Postscript (1969) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Skippy and the Intruders (1969) – spin-off of the Skippy the Bush Kangaroo TV series

Notable Australian films of the 1970s:


The Man from Snowy River was a highly acclaimed Australian film released in the 1980s, along with Crocodile Dundee which boosted the nation's economy and tourism industry. The Year My Voice Broke is also held in high regard.

Notable Australian films of the 1980s:


The 1990s saw the release of the cult classics Muriel's Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994 and The Castle in 1997. Strictly Ballroom was also a successful and influential release.

Notable Australian films of the 1990s:


The 2000s in the history of Australian film have seen mixed success, including Moulin Rouge! revitalizing the musical film genre, award-winning short film Harvie Krumpet, and box office success Happy Feet.

Notable Australian films of the 2000s:



See also


  1. ^ The Oxford History of World Cinema, 1997, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Internet, Chirp. "GIORGIO MANGIAMELE COLLECTION, THE - Ronin Films - Educational DVD Sales".
  3. ^ "A Cry in the Dark (1988) – Release dates". IMDb. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Metal Skin". 4 May 1995 – via IMDb.
  5. ^ "Dingoes and Dubstep in the Red Center".
  6. ^ "Six Lovers". 15 March 2012 – via IMDb.
  7. ^ a b c Laurent Boulanger
  8. ^ "Dinosaurs hit the Blue Mountains!". Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Still Flowin': The Movie" – via IMDb.
  10. ^ "Aussies in the Andes".
  11. ^ "The Novelist". 3 February 2017 – via IMDb.
  12. ^ "La Souffrance". 1 July 2017 – via IMDb.
  13. ^ Coultan, Max (2 February 2018), The Film From Lot 15, Keiran Whitehead, Jyoti Jakovickis, Talya Bolge, retrieved 20 July 2018

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