Australian Cinema: List of movies to watch

With the release of the new Mad Max movie, this is a current topic.

A lot to choose from…

Paul Cox has made the most impressive films: Man of Flowers, A Woman’s Tale, Innocence. He knows what goes on in people’s souls.

Don’s Party is very funny in places, but pretty cynical too; needs a strong stomach.

The Adventures of Barry Mackenzie is a riot. Hope to see it again sometime.

The Odd Angry Shot tells the story of Australian troops in Vietnam.

Holy Smoke is a lot of fun. Winslet and Keitel work well together.

  • Romper Stomper (1992)! Russell Crowe's first film! – CassDM 7 years ago
  • I would suggest also discussing Bruce Beresford's "Breaker Morant." (1980) This article could also emphasize the work of women in Australian cinema, including Gillian Armstrong ("My Brilliant Career" (1979)) and Jane Campion ("The Piano" (1993)). For that matter an entire article could be devoted to the early work of Peter Weir, including discussion and analysis of "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975), "The Last Wave" (1977), "Gallipoli" (1981) and "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982). – John Wilson 7 years ago

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