iCMforum Aus/NZ/Oceania Challenge April 2019by zzzorf | created - 10 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public
These are all the movies watched by users of the iCMforum during April 2019 in the Australia/New Zealand/Oceania Challenge I hosted.
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1. Crackerjack (2002)
92 min | Comedy
When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »
2. Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)
101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught ... See full summary »
3. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Votes: 49,369 | Gross: $2.02M
4. Australia (2008)
PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 116,071 | Gross: $49.55M
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5. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
R | 114 min | Comedy
Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.
6. Romper Stomper (1992)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.
Votes: 36,229 | Gross: $0.18M
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7. $9.99 (2008)
R | 78 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives.
Votes: 3,087 | Gross: $0.05M
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8. Fresh Meat (2012)
TV-MA | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.
9. Dying Breed (2008)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »
10. The Craic (1999)
86 min | Comedy
Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting ... See full summary »
11. Somersault (2004)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.
Votes: 7,072 | Gross: $0.09M
12. The Lovely Bones (2009)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Votes: 150,041 | Gross: $43.82M
13. Around the Block (2013)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
An Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
14. All This Mayhem (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History
All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »
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15. The Orator (2011)
110 min | Drama
Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »
16. Long Weekend (1978)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.
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17. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.
18. Lantana (2001)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.
Votes: 17,905 | Gross: $4.46M
19. The Reef (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
21. The Big Steal (1990)
99 min | Comedy
To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.
22. Letters to Ali (2004)
106 min | Documentary
A documentary of one Australian family's attempt at gaining custody of an immigrant refugee held in a detainee center.
23. Radiance (1998)
83 min | Drama
With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »
24. Cargo (I) (2017)
TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.
25. Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »
26. Dr. Plonk (2007)
85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it. A comedy in the Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton tradition.
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27. Road Games (1981)
PG | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway.
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28. Fat Pizza (2003)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria.
29. The Infinite Man (2014)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.
30. Harlequin (1980)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »
31. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, History, War
Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part ... See full summary »
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32. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
In rural 1960s Australia, a boy watches helplessly as his best friend falls in love with a small-time criminal, setting off a violent chain of events.
Votes: 1,881 | Gross: $0.21M
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33. Breaker Morant (1980)
PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Votes: 11,561 | Gross: $7.14M
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34. Black Robe (1991)
R | 101 min | Drama, History, War
In the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary nicknamed Black Robe by the natives and his small party of companions try reaching the Huron tribe in Canada all while facing mistrust, Iroquois warring parties and harsh winter conditions.
Votes: 6,055 | Gross: $8.21M
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35. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.
36. The Overlanders (1946)
Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western
It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »
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37. Dead Calm (1989)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.
Votes: 34,946 | Gross: $7.83M
38. Storm Boy (1976)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family
Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
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39. The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
Down on his luck and working in a Mexican restaurant in Australia, an American tourist is hired by a icy heiress to pose as an obnoxious new boyfriend in an attempt to make her father accept her current boyfriend.
Votes: 1,134 | Gross: $0.46M
40. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1987 TV Movie)
G | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In this classic tale, Alice falls through a mirror and arrives in a wonderful place called Chessland! Alice's journey across eight crazy squares of Chessland is brought to the screen in ... See full summary »
41. Oakie's Outback Adventures (2011)
Oakie, a young blue heeler pup, is supposed to be delivered to Texas, USA, but through a courier bungle he ends up in Texas, Queensland, in Outback Australia. Oakie is quickly befriended by... See full synopsis »
42. Housos vs. Authority (2012)
Shazza Jones is a die-hard resident of "Sunnyvale" the roughest, toughest, meanest area of Australia not yet rejuvenated by the Australian Government. Packed together inside this 'Hope-less... See full summary »
43. Whale Rider (2002)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Votes: 38,230 | Gross: $20.78M
44. The Pack (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are ... See full summary »
45. Proof (1991)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance