Australian movies

List of Top Australian Movies Selected by Visitors to Our Site: The Matrix, The King's Speech, The Invasion, Swordfish, The Bank Job, Knowing, Control, Australia, The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Matrix (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersHackers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Multi-part, Technology, Consciousness, Rivalry, Virtual Reality, Freedom
StyleWorth watching, Cyberpunk, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Deep Meaning, Exciting, Makes me think, Interesting, Philosophical, Spectacular

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

The King's Speech (2010)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
CharactersKings, Disabled people
PlotWar, Political, On real events
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, To cry, Inspirational

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

The Invasion (2007)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Chase, Viruses
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that transforms anyone who comes into contact with it into unfeeling drones while they sleep. Carol realizes her son holds the key to stopping the spread of the plague and she races to find him before it is too late.

Swordfish (2001)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersHackers, Spy
PlotBank robbery, Hostage, Robbery, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, For men, Tense, Disturbing

Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley Jobson, a n'er-do-well encryption expert who can log into anything.

The Bank Job (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
PlotBank robbery, On real events, Blackmail, Skirmishes, Robbery
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, For men

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the danger but realises this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at a Lloyds Bank, they quickly realise that, besides millions in riches, the boxes also contain secrets that implicate everyone from London's most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures, and even the Royal Family. Although the heist makes headlines throughout Britain for several days, a government gag order eventually brings all reporting of the case to an immediate halt.

Knowing (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Supernatural, Fate
StyleExciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing, Gloomy

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Control (2007)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, Japan
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Singers
PlotDepression, Success, Music
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Australia (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryAustralia, USA, United Kingdom
PlotAdventure, War, Travel

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersFriends, Lovers
PlotObsession, Love, Jealousy, Money, Mystery, Intrigue, Love triangle, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Estate, New York, Hotels, USA
StyleBy books, Fascinating, To cry

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersRich, Writers, Terminally ill
PlotTango, Jealousy, Seduction, Freedom, Music
PlaceParis, France, Night Clubs
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, documentary, cartoon, military, biography, history
CountryIsrael, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Australia
CharactersDogs, Soldier, Military, Jews
PlotWar, Political, Lost memory
StyleHeavy, Atmospheric, Soulful, Depressive, Makes me think, Fancy

Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.

Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
StyleSoulful, Touching, Cute

Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?

Mary and Max (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Jews
PlotLove with age difference, Depression, Mental disorders, Loneliness
StyleSoulful, Touching, To cry, Smart, Gloomy

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?

Red Dog (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersDogs, Friends, Cats, Family, Sharks
PlotDeath, Dancing, Motorcycles, Love, On real events
StyleTo cry, Touching

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Red Planet (2000)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersAstronauts, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Survival
PlaceMars, Spaceships, Space
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Disturbing

Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Macbeth (2006)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime

Macbeth, loyal to his crime boss, Duncan, is told by witches that he will one day take over. Driven by their prophecy, he and his wife plot to kill Duncan, and takes the leadership of the gang for himself. Maintaining his power will require more murder and violence, finally driving his surviving enemies to unite and destroy him. A sexy, high octane retelling of this classic story.

Harvie Krumpet (2003)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon, short
CharactersDisabled people, Friends
PlotFreedom, Adoption
StyleTouching, Fancy

The odd biography of Harvie Krumpet, a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck - but still optimistically lives own way and enjoys the small things life has to offer.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Australia, Canada
CharactersCowboys, Family, Geniuses, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Loneliness
StyleTouching, Exciting, To cry

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Mystic River (2003)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Weapon, Revenge, Missing people
StyleAction, Depressive, Fascinating, Interesting

A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.

Torque (2004)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersBikers, FBI, Partners, Losers, Special agents
PlotMotorcycles, Rivalry, False accusations, Chase, Pads
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

Biker Cary Ford is framed by an old rival and biker gang leader for the murder of another gang member who happens to be the brother of Trey, leader of the most feared biker gang in the country. Ford is now on the run trying to clear his name from the murder with Trey and his gang looking for his blood.