Movies about Australia

List of the best movies about Australia, selected by visitors to our site: Black Water: Abyss, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, Awoken, True History of the Kelly Gang, Babyteeth, The Naked Wanderer, Hotel Mumbai, Outback, Turkish Ice Cream, Ride Like a Girl
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
CharactersDiggers, Crocodiles, Friends, Tourists, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Killer animals, Adventure, Death, Fear
PlaceCaves, Australia
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions rise as oxygen levels fall and the friends find themselves trapped. Unknown to them, the storm has also brought in a pack of dangerous and hungry crocodiles.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreadventure, crime, detective
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Romantic

After freeing a young Bedouin girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, an Australian adventuress, together with her devoted police detective friend, begins to unravel a decade-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, an ancient curse and the disappearance of the girl's mother and massacre of her tribe.

Awoken (2020)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.1)
CharactersTerminally ill, Students, Parents
PlotDeath, Dreams

Karla, a young medical student, is trying to cure her brother, Blake, from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to treat him, a more sinister reason for his condition is revealed.

True History of the Kelly Gang (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, western, crime, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, France
PlotDeath, Chase, Bank robbery, On real events

Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising their oppressors back in Ireland. Nurtured by the notorious bushranger, Harry Power and fuelled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot one of the most audacious attacks of anarchy and rebellion the country has ever seen.

Babyteeth (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music

A terminally ill teen upsets her parents when she falls in love with a small-time drug dealer.

The Naked Wanderer (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama

A heartbroken young man decides to walk 4000km up the coast of Western Australia naked, for charity, with the secret goal of making his ex-girlfriend jealous.

Hotel Mumbai (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersCriminals, Businessmen, Cooks, Terrorists, Reporters, Special Forces
PlotSurvival, Hostage, On real events
PlaceIndia, Hotels, Australia
StyleTense, Disturbing

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

Outback (2019)
Markimdb: 4.9

American high school sweethearts, Wade and Lisa, travel to Australia to experience nature at its finest. As their relationship strains, they head inland to Uluru, navigating remote dirt roads with an unreliable GPS. Soon, they find themselves stranded and ill- prepared and, with only each other to rely on, the two are driven to extremes in order to stay alive in the harsh and unforgiving Outback.

Turkish Ice Cream (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
PlaceTrains, Australia

In 1915, two Turks in Australia make a living by selling ice cream. When they hear war has broken out, they decide to go to Çanakkale. Authorities don't let them leave the island, so the two decide to put up a fight in Australia.

Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

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Ladies in Black (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
StyleFor girls, For a group of friends, For single girls, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Light, Inspirational

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.

Sweet Country (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, western, crime, history
CharactersPolice, Farmers, Cowboys, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Slavery, Justice, Weapon, Skirmishes, Travel
PlaceAustralia, Court, Deserts
StyleSoulful, Tense, Fascinating, Cute

It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018)
Markimdb: 8.3

The Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby is taking an anti-comedy stance in her newest special.

The Nightingale (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersHorses, Singers
PlaceAustralia, Beach

In 1825, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Occupation (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CharactersAliens, Snipers, Tough guys, Warriors, Soldier, Military, Thieves, Special Forces
PlotWar, Alien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival, Death, End of the world, UFO, Viruses
PlaceAustralia, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, For men, Unexpected ending

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

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.

Black Water (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama
CharactersCrocodiles, Tourists
PlotSurvival, Death, Travel, On real events
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.

Boar (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
Mark2 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Students, Fathers
PlotDancing, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceAustralia, England
TimeNew Year

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

The Butterfly Tree (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersFathers, Photographers

Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin's mother.

Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
CountryGermany, Australia
PlaceSchool, Australia

This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

A Few Less Men (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
PlaceAircraft, Australia

Travel plans for three men in ill-fitting wedding tuxedos goes horribly wrong.

A Single Rider (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountrySouth Korea, Australia
PlotLoneliness, Moving
PlaceAustralia, Korea
StyleTouching, Disturbing

Promising fund manager Jae-hoon is at the brink of losing everything when his company goes bankrupt. Overwhelmed by despair, he takes an impulsive trip to Australia where his wife and son live. As his trip nears its unexpected end, Jae-hoon gets a chance to look back on his life.

Bad Genius (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotMoney, Relationship, On real events
PlaceSchool, Australia

Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can’t get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn’s business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answers.

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.

Cargo (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, drama
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Travel
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.

Arrowhead (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersAliens, Snipers
PlaceSpaceships, Australia

Kye is a prisoner of war caught between two armies that he doesn't believe in. When offered an opportunity for freedom, Kye sets out on one last rescue mission only to become stranded when his ship crash lands. Kye soon realises that the deadliest creature on the desert moon is himself.

Killing Ground (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersDogs, Serial killers
PlotWeapon, Fear, Cars
PlaceAustralia, Nature
TimeNight, New Year

When young urbanites Ian and Sam decide to go camping, they arrive at their isolated destination to discover another tent already set up, but no sign of its owners. With the other campers at large, Ian and Sam's discovery of a child wandering alone sets off a terrifying chain of events that will push them to their limits – and beyond.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, New Zealand
CharactersFamily, Foster children
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceAustralia, Lighthouse, Islands
StyleTouching, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Wolf Creek (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Parents, Serial killers
PlotTime travel, Revenge, Death, The escape, Survival, Fear, On real events

An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.

The Legend of Ben Hall (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, western, biography, history
PlotAdventure, Love, Rivalry

Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history.

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.

Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows (2016)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.2)
CharactersFriends, Demons
PlotMagic, Fear, Mystery, Freedom, Death

A year after the boys crossed dimensions, discovered magic and battled the restoring demon, they are back home in Bremin and are struggling with everyday teenage life. Felix has high hopes for the four heroes. He wants them to push the limits of their magical ability, working as a team to become masters of the arcane. But although he's unwilling to admit it, the boys have grown apart. The boys, once in perfect magical and elemental alignment, are a tangle of rivalry and distrust. On the verge of separating, the Nowhere Boys are drawn together for one last spell when Felix discovers a magically sealed 'Book of Shadows'. Unwittingly this releases a powerful force of chaos, and the gang is reluctantly drawn into a showdown that threatens their world and all they love...

One More Time with Feeling (2016)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France

Documents the writing, recording and performing of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree.

Doctor Doctor (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
CharactersDoctors, Family, Surgeons
PlaceAustralia, Hospitals, Small cities
StyleLight, Fascinating

The story of Hugh Knight, a rising heart surgeon who is gifted, charming and infallible. He is a hedonist who, due to his sheer talent, believes he can live outside the rules. His "work hard, play harder" philosophy is about to come back and bite him.

Lion (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersFamily, Poor
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Adoption, Survival, Missing people, Fate, Loneliness, On real events
PlaceAustralia, India, Trains
StyleTouching, To cry

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Hounds of Love (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlotLove, Fear, Divorce, Abduction
TimeNew Year

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Wanted (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7

The series follows two complete strangers, Lola and Chelsea, who intervene in a fatal carjacking while waiting at a suburban bus stop, and are subsequently thrust into a chase from authorities across Australia with a vehicle filled with cash. The strangers must rely solely on each other while they are on the run.

Secret City (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersJournalists, Spy
PlotPolitics, Death, Political
StyleTense, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.

Goldstone (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersDetectives, Bikers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Funeral
PlaceSmall cities, Australia, Deserts

GOLDSTONE, the award-winning new feature from Australian auteur Ivan Sen (Mystery Road), is a complex and stylish crime thriller that explores themes of racism, human trafficking, police corruption, corporate malfeasance, and the trampling of indigenous people’s rights. On the trail of a missing person, troubled indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road) finds himself in the small mining town of Goldstone, where he is arrested for drunk driving by local cop Josh (Alex Russell, CBS’s “S.W.A.T.”). When Jay’s motel room is blasted with gun fire, it becomes clear that something larger is at play. While struggling to overcome their mutual distrust, Jay and Josh uncover a web of crime and corruption, which leads directly to the town’s cold-blooded Mayor (two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook) and its smarmy gold mine director (David Wenham, Lord of the Rings).

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotWedding, Dancing, Fate, Chase, Adoption

The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

Deep Water (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlaceUSA, Australia
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances throughout the 80s and 90s. Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori's fascination with the case soon turns to fixation. When more ritualistic murders occur with the same bizarre signature, Tori and Nick will need to put their relationships, their careers and their lives on the line to finally reveal the truth.

Red Dog: True Blue (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Horses
PlotMotorcycles, Love triangle, Funeral
PlaceAustralia, Helicopters, Deserts, Aircraft

Explores the early events leading up to Red Dog's discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.

The Dressmaker (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Photographers
PlotMoving, Dancing, Fate
PlaceAustralia, Trains, Hotels, Small cities

In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.

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.

Submerged (2015)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersFriends, Serial killers
PlotDeath, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Australia
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, For men

A limo ride turns hellish as several kidnappers set their sights on the young people inside.

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa
PlotPolitical, Freedom, Prison Break, On real events
PlacePrison, Australia
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think, By books

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

Go! (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefamily, sport
CharactersTeens, Family, Single mothers
PlotRivalry, Racing, Competitions, Cars
PlaceAustralia, Small cities
StyleLight, Inspirational

Jack is a charismatic larrikin who has just discovered the one thing he's really good at — go-kart racing. With the support of his mentor, Patrick, an old race car driver with a secret past, and his best mates Colin and Mandy, Jack must learn to control his recklessness if he is to defeat the best drivers in Australia, including the ruthless champion Dean, and win the National title.

Animals (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Finland
PlaceEngland, Australia, Ireland

Laura and Tyler are best friends and drinking buddies whose hedonistic existence falls under the creeping horror of adulthood when Laura gets engaged to Jim – an ambitious pianist who surprisingly decides to go teetotal.

Danger Close (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military

Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.