Movies about Australia

List of the best movies about Australia, selected by visitors to our site: Animals, Son of a Gun, The Nightingale, Bait, Arctic Blast, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Not Suitable For Children, Bad Karma, Tied, Ladies in Black.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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

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.

Son of a Gun (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, Canada
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes
PlacePrison, Australia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, For men

Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but protection comes at a price.

The Nightingale (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersHorses, Singers
PlotAdventure, Pursuit
PlaceSea, Beach, Australia
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

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.

Bait (2012)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia, Singapore
PlotSurvival, Tsunami, Flooding

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building ... along with a 12-foot great white shark.

Arctic Blast (2010)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia, Canada
PlotSurvival, Divorce, Saving the World, Solar eclipse
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreadventure, detective
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life. Based on author Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels.

Not Suitable For Children (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Touching

A young playboy who learns he has one month until he becomes infertile sets out to procreate as much as possible.

Bad Karma (2012)
Markimdb: 4.5
CountryUSA, Australia
PlotRevenge, Weapon, Pads, Rivalry
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is a new man determined to lead an honest life. Drake is a charming psycho intent on vengeance. Sometimes, old friends can carry some extreme baggage. And for one of them, coming to terms with the past is going to be murder. Vanessa Gray and Andy McPhee co-star in this taut action/drama about good intentions, dark secrets and the harsh consequences of BAD KARMA.

Tied (2013)
Markimdb: 4.2
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Belgium
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Anorexia, Weapon
PlaceAircraft, France, Australia
StyleAction, By books, Explicit scenes, Serious

A banker strikes up a sadomasochistic relationship with a mistress.

Ladies in Black (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersBlonde girls, Friends, Girlfriends
StyleLight, Inspirational, For girls, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Big Mamma's Boy (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7

Big Mamma's Boy follows the story of Rocco as he struggles to choose between the love of his life, Katie and his doting, over-protective Italian mother. Fun, heart-wrenching and poignant, this spirited romantic comedy explores Australia's multicultural nuances with hilarious results and goes to show that being a big mamma's boy is a lot tougher than it sounds.

The Dressmaker (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Photographers
PlotDancing, Friendship, Fate, Mystery, Moving
PlaceTrains, Australia, 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.

Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Crocodiles, Friends, Tourists, Diggers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Death, Killer animals, Water
PlaceCaves, Australia
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, 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.

A Few Less Men (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryAustralia, USA, United Kingdom
PlaceAircraft, Party, Australia

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

Secret City (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersSpy, Journalists
PlotDeath, Political, Politics, Conspiracies, Self-sacrifice
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, 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.

The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Passion, Friendship, Vacation

Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it’s ”the sex capital of the world”. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary lads holiday, it’s an offer they can’t refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on a backpacking holiday of a lifetime in an awful car, inspired by Peter Andre’s ‘Mysterious Girl’. Will soon finds himself battling with the lads to do something cultural, whilst they focus their attention on drinking, girls, and annoying fellow travelers.

The Lovers (2015)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Australia, Asia
TimeFuture, 18th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Touching, Serious

The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and continents and centred around four characters — a British officer in 18th century colonial India, the Indian woman he falls deeply in love with, an American present-day marine biologist and his wife.

Occupation (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersTeens, Snipers, Aliens, Special Forces, Thieves
PlotWar, Survival, Apocalypse, End of the world, UFO
PlaceSpaceships, Australia
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, For men

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.

Awoken (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersStudents, Terminally ill, Parents
PlotDeath, Dreams
StylePsychological problems

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.

Goldstone (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersBikers, Old man, Managers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Missing people, Funeral, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts, Australia, Small cities
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

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).