Australian teen movies

List of movies about teens selected by visitors to our site: Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Swinging Safari, Boy Erased, Jasper Jones, Breath, Hacksaw Ridge, Tomorrow When the War Began, Goosebumps, Strangerland, Paper Planes
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreadventure, family
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersTeens, Foxes, Monkeys
StyleWomens in main roles, Fascinating

Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Swinging Safari (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Family, Whale
PlaceParty, Beach, Australia

1975: A 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution and throwing a wife-swapping key party. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.

Boy Erased (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersGay, Teens, Artists, Writers
PlotReligious, Computers, Basketball, Art, On real events
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels, Party, College

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Jasper Jones (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceSchool, Forest

On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1965, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.

Breath (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
PlaceAustralia, School, Small cities

A pair of teenagers in Western Australia looking to escape the monotony of life in a small town take up surfing lessons from a guy named Sando.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Military, Tough guys, Soldier, Brothers, Snipers
PlotOn real events, War, Death, Survival, Love, Religious
StylePatriotic, Inspirational, Touching, To cry, Tense

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Tomorrow When the War Began (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, family, military
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Friends, Pupils
PlotMystery, Hiking trip, Adventure

This dramatic adventure series tells the story of a group of teenagers who are separated from their families following an invasion of their country, a conflict they never saw coming.

Goosebumps (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersZombie, Teens, Monsters, Parents, Friends, Pupils, Werewolf, Heroes, Family, Writers
PlotAdventure, Love, Chase, Fate, Ghosts
PlaceSchool, Small cities

After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Strangerland (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, Republic of Ireland
CharactersTeens, Parents, Family
PlotRelationship, Jealousy
PlaceAustralia, Deserts
StyleDisturbing, Action, Fascinating

Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.

Paper Planes (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersTeens, Family, Teachers, Fathers
PlotContests, Competitions
PlaceJapan, Australia, School, Hotels, Asia
StyleTo cry, Touching

Dylan discovers he has a knack for making paper planes. He has a chance to compete in a world championship, but he'll have to help rally his grieving dad, Jack, and face bullies and self-doubt to do so.

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52 Tuesdays (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, family
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Family
PlotDancing, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, Australia, Aircraft
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Touching, Heavy, Fascinating

Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation was filmed over the course of a year—once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays.

Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersProgrammers, Teens, Hackers, Spy
PlotPolitical, Computers, Technology, Uprising, On real events
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating

In 1989, known as Mendax, Julian Assange and two friends formed a group called the International Subversives. Using early home computers and defining themselves as white hat hackers - those who look but don’t steal – they broke into some of the world’s most powerful and secretive organisations. In the eyes of the US Government, they were a major threat to national security.

33 Postcards (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music
CountryAustralia, China
CharactersTeens, Orphans, Lawyers
PlotMotorcycles, Cheating
PlaceAustralia, China, Prison, Beach
StyleSoulful, Touching

Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CharactersFamily, Scientists, Archaeologists, Detectives, Dragons, Wizards, Teens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Freedom, Supernatural, Rivalry, Fate, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceChina, Australia
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Fancy

When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A real live Chinese dragon. Two thousand years earlier, to defend his kingdom, the dragon lent an emperor his all powerful pearl. Instead of being returned, the pearl was buried with the emperor beneath his palace, and helpless without its source of power the dragon has remained entombed ever since.

Wasted on the Young (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotRevenge, Rivalry

When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.

Samson and Delilah (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotHunger, Survival, Abduction
PlaceDeserts, Australia
StyleSoulful, Touching, Atmospheric, Depressive, Fascinating

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges.

Accidents Happen (2009)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
StyleTouching, Smart

There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him and his family

Beautiful (2009)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Pursuit
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth.

Acolytes (2009)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Teens, Dogs
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Survival
PlaceSchool, Forest
StyleAction, Disturbing

Three teens blackmail a serial killer into helping them get rid of a violent bully.

The Loved Ones (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, thriller
PlotObsession, Survival
StyleDisturbing, Depressive, Heavy

Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes...

The Black Balloon (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
CharactersAutistic, Teens, Losers
PlotFirst love, Mental disorders
StyleSoulful, Touching, To cry, Gloomy

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

Lake Mungo (2008)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CharactersPsychics, Teens
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Mystery, Superpowers, Ghosts
StyleAction, Disturbing

16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. At Lake Mungo, Alice's secret past emerges.

The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryHungary, United Kingdom, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
CharactersHeroes, Teens, Orphans, Family, Horses, Lions
PlotRivalry, Adventure, Curses
PlaceCastle, Moon, Forest, Estate

When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor.

See No Evil (2006)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Killers, Monsters, Serial killers
PlotChase, Pursuit, Death
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago -- band together to survive against the brutal killer.

Somersault (2004)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
StyleTouching, Soulful

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and tries to find something resembling a normal home life. Heidi makes small strides by getting a job and finding a place to stay, but her relationship with Joe must overcome more than its share of hurdles.

Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, comedy, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Vampire, Friends, Surfers
PlotSupernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceBeach, Party, Italy

Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out. During her "episodes" several beach goers are found murdered.