Australian movies (extended list)

by dfle3 | created - 13 Jan 2014 | updated - 14 Jun 2017 | Public

Not to be confused with my non-poll related original list of Australian movies which I rate or are reminders for me to watch:

http://www.imdb.com/list/DzjzMdh1q-c/

I'm adding today (02/05/2014) box office results for these films via information from Wikipedia. I'll try and add data about how many AFI (i.e. Australian Film Institute) Awards some of these films got as well...but I won't be fanatical about this.

N.B. The A.F.I. Awards are now knows as AACTA Awards! Wikipedia states:

"The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award, known as the AACTA Awards".

Hopefully the following URLs are useful for people looking for box office information on Australian movies:

Various all time box office records:

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/research/statistics/boxoffice.aspx

http://www.mpdaa.org.au/customers/mpdaa/mpdaa.nsf/HistoricalBoxOffice?ReadForm

http://www.moviemarshal.com.au/

Current weekly box office results and archives from early 1997:

http://www.urbancinefile.com/home/boxoffice.asp

Weekend and yearly takings from 2000 onwards:

http://boxofficemojo.com/intl/australia/

Year on year total admissions and total box office results:

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/research/statistics/wcboadmission.aspx

I initially started out giving Wikipedia box office results in Australia for a small number of films but am now using the Screen Australia link for top 100 Australian movies of all time box office returns...which I think Wikipedia maybe citing in any case. The all time box office ranking also comes via Screen Australia's list of the top 100 grossing Australian movies of all time, in Australia.

*N.B. I should point out that the order of box office takings films would no doubt change once you adjust for inflation...which these rankings aren't...see an example of this in my entry for "Crocodile Dundee".

AFI Best film winners and nominees:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AACTA_Award_for_Best_Film#Winners_and_nominees

Related sites:

http://www.ozmovies.com.au/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_films

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1. 27A (1974)

86 min | Drama

A middle-aged "metho" drinker joins Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoes a psychiatric examination. As a consequence, he is committed to a hospital for the criminally insane, to be detained ... See full summary »

Director: Esben Storm | Stars: Robert McDarra, Bill Hunter, Graham Corry, Richard Moir

Votes: 25

Wikipedia states:

1974 AFI Winner Best film

Budget: A$36,000

The film is a about an alcoholic who voluntarily submits himself for psychiatric treatment instead of serving a prison term over a minor criminal offence. "27A" is a section of the Queensland Mental Health Act at the time which allows institutions to keep people in care until they are fit for release.

2. 100 Bloody Acres (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

63 Metascore

Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes | Stars: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland

Votes: 3,527 | Gross: $0.01M

3. 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 »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Grant Taylor, Betty Bryant, Chips Rafferty, Pat Twohill

Votes: 128

Wikipedia states:

"It was a massive success at the box office, grossing £10,000 within its first three weeks of release, enabling Famous Features Ltd to buy out the interest of the New South Wales government for £15,000. The film was seen by 287,000 in Sydney alone during a ten-week run on first release. Female lead Betty Bryant was sent to Singapore for the film's premiere in June 1941. While there she met MGM executive Mauriece Silverstein who she would later marry, leading to her retirement from acting" and:

Budget: £30,000 Box office: £130,000

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Australia#Other_popular_Australian_films

4. 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.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 675

Followed by its sequel "Barry McKenzie holds his own" (1974).

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$250,000

"This was the first Australian film to surpass $1 million at the national box office, and it led the Australian box office in 1972. The film recovered its $250,000 budget within a few months after release".

5. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 43,930 | Gross: $11.22M

Australian box office: A$16,459,245

#12 Australian movie of all time by box office gross in Australia.

6. 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 »

Director: Eddie Martin | Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill, Lance Conklin

Votes: 3,004

Saw this discussed on At The Movies this week (2nd week of July, with Judith Lucy and Jason Di Rosso filling in for Margaret and David). Sounds very interesting...about two brothers from Australia who were ranked #1 and #2 in the world of skateboarding and rivals to Tony Hawk. Apparently it's a Shakespearean tale to be told about them!

7. The Sex Therapist (1973)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

Australian waterbed salesman Alvin Sees a psychiatrist about his irresistibilty to women

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Abigail, Lynette Curran, Christine Amor

Votes: 425

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$202,000 Box office: A$4,720,000

"The film was a massive success and took $4,720,000 at the box office in Australia, which is equivalent to $36,721,600 in 2009 dollars. This is 7th highest grossing Australian film of all time when adjusted for inflation" and

"It was accompanied on release by a 48 minute promotional documentary Inside Alvin Purple directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith.This film was pulled from screening due to censorship concerns but was passed after some cuts had been made".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Australia#Other_popular_Australian_films

8. Alvin Rides Again, and Again! And Again! And Again! (1974)

89 min | Comedy

Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.

Directors: David Bilcock, Robin Copping | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Alan Finney, Gus Mercurio, Noel Ferrier

Votes: 155

See "Melvin, son of Alvin" for the next in this series.

9. Angel Baby (1995)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall passionately in love. Ahead of them lies the inevitable road to disaster - one they share to the end.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Colin Friels, Deborra-Lee Furness

Votes: 1,279

Wikipedia states:

1995 AFI Winner Best film

Budget: A$3.5 million

Box office: A$1,070,726

10. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 52,292 | Gross: $1.04M

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$5 million Box office: A$6,019,846

2010 AFI Winner: Best film; Best actress, Jackie Weaver; Best supporting actor, Joel Edgerton;

Won numerous international awards too, including many for Jackie Weaver.

11. A Test of Love (1984)

PG | 96 min | Drama

In the 1970s, Jessica Hathaway (Angela Punch McGregor) joins the staff of Brentwood Hospital, a government facility for handicapped children in Melbourne, Australia. One of her patients is ... See full summary »

Director: Gil Brealey | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Drew Forsythe, Liddy Clark, Monica Maughan

Votes: 138

Wikipedia states:

1984 AFI Winner Best film

Budget: under A$1 million

A.k.a. "A test of love".

Based on a true story about a woman with a disability.

12. Any Questions for Ben? (2012)

114 min | Comedy, Romance

Ben (Josh Lawson) is a twenty-something up and coming marketing guru who is invited to his old school to speak at a careers event, which is also attended by Alex (Rachael Taylor), an old ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Daniel Henshall, Felicity Ward

Votes: 1,574

Another Working Dog production.

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$11,000,000 Box office: A$2,839,714

13. Arctic Blast (2010)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Michael Shanks, Alexandra Davies, Saskia Hampele, Indiana Evans

Votes: 3,363

Brian Trenchard-Smith film.

Co-production with Canada.

Did not include BTS's previous film "In her line of fire" (2006) as it's a U.S. production.

Subsequent films mentioned in Wikipedia are either U.S. produced or tv movies or don't have linked articles. As of today (03/06/2014) those films are:

The cabin (2011, tv movie) Absolute deception (2013, U.S.) Drive hard (2014)

Antony I. Ginnane produced this Australia/Canada co-production according to Wikipedia.

His previous film was the UK film "Ten dead men" which was the sequel to "Left for dead". He executive produced that film.

According to Wikipedia a silent, "lost" film with a budget of:

£300

15. Attack Force Z (1981)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Drama, History

A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

Votes: 2,022

[Maybe it was this week or the week before - today is 19/06/2014 - ABC TV had a story on this real life commando unit from World War II. Might have been on a programme like "Australian story"...or a one off documentary on this topic.]

16. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 115,164 | Gross: $49.55M

From Screen Australia link at top,

Australian box office: A$37,555,757 (Australian take in Australian dollars)

#2 Australian film (all time).

17. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror

86 Metascore

A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 178,928 | Gross: $0.92M

If I'm reading Wikipedia correctly, this film was equal winner of:

2014 AACTA Winner Best Film (along with "The water diviner")

Wikipedia states that this film was critically acclaimed and earned:

Budget: $2 million

Box office: $5.4 million

18. BabaKiueria (1986 TV Short)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Role reversal study of the historically inaccurate "plight" of Australian Aborigines in modern Anglo-Saxon society. Indigenous "whities" [sic] are being persecuted by racist black people ... See full summary »

Director: Don Featherstone | Stars: Michelle Torres, Bob Maza, Kevin Smith, Cecily Polson

Votes: 165

Wikipedia states:

"The film won the 1987 United Nations Media Peace Prize".

19. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 110,898 | Gross: $66.60M

S.A. figures:

Australian box office: A$36,776,544

#3 Australian film (all time).

20. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 30,030 | Gross: $18.32M

21. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 11,557

Wikipedia states:

Budget: USD$750,000

Box office: A$808,789

AFI Winner: Best director; Best lead actor, Nicholas Hope; Others

22. Bad Eggs (2003)

98 min | Comedy, Thriller

Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are two undercover detectives with way too much publicity.

Director: Tony Martin | Stars: Mick Molloy, Bob Franklin, Judith Lucy, Alan Brough

Votes: 1,399

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$4.5 million

Box office: A$2,317,820

23. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 15,157

24. Balibo (2009)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins, Ana Rosa Mendoça

Votes: 2,388

Based on a true story.

Australian box office: A$1,330,863

25. Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)

93 min | Comedy

Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Donald Pleasence, Ed Devereaux

Votes: 217

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$450,000

Box office: A$1,407,000

"Most of the film was shot on location in England, Wales...British unions constantly objected to Australian cast and crew working in Britain".

26. Beaconsfield (2012 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama

The true story of Brant Webb and Todd Russell, who were trapped nearly a kilometer below the surface.

Director: Glendyn Ivin | Stars: Shane Jacobson, Lachy Hulme, Cameron Daddo, Anthony Hayes

Votes: 402

Wikipedia states that this was intended to be a mini-series but morphed into a tv movie. About a mine collapse in Australia which made national headlines due to some survivors being trapped underground.

27. Beautiful Kate (2009)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Maeve Dermody, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 3,197

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$4,300,000 Box office: A$1,618,490

28. Beneath Clouds (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Lena is the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn is a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors, Terry Dahlstron

Votes: 901

Aboriginal movie with many numerous film awards both here and internationally.

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$2.5 million Box office: A$548,416

29. Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

Director: Jeremy Sims | Stars: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley

Votes: 7,049

Based on true story from World War 1.

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$8,140,500

A silent film, considered "lost".

The follow-up documentary to "Fourteen's good, eighteen's better", after the first in this series "Smokes and lollies". Next in the series were:

Bingo, bridesmaids and braces Not fourteen again Love, lust & lies

32. The Black Balloon (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?

Director: Elissa Down | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson

Votes: 8,304 | Gross: $0.09M

2008 AFI Best film winner.

Wikipedia states:

Australia/UK co-production.

Budget: A$5 million

Box office: $2,136,663

Won many overseas films awards too.

33. 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.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,025 | Gross: $8.21M

34. Blessed (I) (2009)

113 min | Drama

Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Deborra-Lee Furness, Victoria Haralabidou

Votes: 660

Mentioned in "David Stratton's stories of Australian cinema" (first broadcast on 06/06/2017) in regard to films made by women.

Wikipedia states:

Box office: A$457,898 (Australia)

35. Bliss (1985)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

After a near-death experience, a man wonders if he actually did die and is now in Hell.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Barry Otto, Lynette Curran, Helen Jones, Miles Buchanan

Votes: 1,190 | Gross: $0.66M

Wikipedia states:

1985 AFI Winner Best film

Budget: A$3.4 million Box office: A$1,144,863 (Australia); $660,537 (USA only)

36. Blue Fin (1978)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele', this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Schultz, Bruce Beresford | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Greg Rowe, Liddy Clark, John Jarratt

Votes: 180

37. Blue Fire Lady (1977)

96 min | Drama, Family

A girl's love of horses meets with her father's disapproval.

Director: Ross Dimsey | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Mark Holden, Peter Cummins, Marion Edward

Votes: 65

Produced by Antony I. Ginnane. Wikipedia notes that this children's movie is a departure from his normal horror/sex movies.

Budget: A$231,000

38. BMX Bandits (1983)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman, Angelo D'Angelo

Votes: 4,440

Nicole Kidman's first feature film. By Brian Trenchard-Smith. This film seems to get mentioned a lot in Australian comedies...notoriously bad or something. Wikipedia mentions some other references to this movie in international pop culture.

Australian box office: A$124,649

39. Body Melt (1993)

AO | 81 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Director: Philip Brophy | Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Ian Smith, Regina Gaigalas

Votes: 2,199

Made a list of the top 20 "body horror" movies of all time: Taste of cinema, 08/04/2014).

40. Bootmen (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape.

Director: Dein Perry | Stars: Vaughan Sheffield, Christian Patterson, Lisa Perry, Sam Worthington

Votes: 2,168 | Gross: $0.02M

41. The Boys (1998)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: David Wenham, Toni Collette, Lynette Curran, John Polson

Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.00M

Wikipedia states that the soundtrack was nominated in that category for the ARIA Awards (the Australian music awards).

42. BoyTown (2006)

88 min | Comedy, Music

"Boytown" concerns a successful 80s boy band of the same name reforming their band in contemporary times in the hope that they can capture some of their former glory and that the fans will ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Carlin | Stars: Glenn Robbins, Mick Molloy, Bob Franklin, Wayne Hope

Votes: 761

Wikipedia states:

"BoyTown grossed $3,135,972 at the box office in Australia".

Interesting entry in Wikipedia over an unreleased mockumentary entitled "BoyTown confidential:

"The official BoyTown website features clips from a mockumentary BoyTown Confidential, hosted by Tony Martin as "Kenny Larkin", his character from the movie.

The mockumentary was supposed to be included in its entirety on the DVD release of BoyTown, but was not included. Mick Molloy's Molloy Boy Productions has commented that it was left out due to lack of post-production funding, however Tony Martin said that he would have paid the estimated $5000 post-production cost as he believed it was one of his finest works. Speculation persists that Molloy thought the mockumentary would upstage the film itself. This has led to an ongoing rift between longtime collaborators Martin and Molloy".

I'm a fan of Tony Martin.

43. Bra Boys (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

55 Metascore

A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys.

Directors: Sunny Abberton, Macario De Souza | Stars: Russell Crowe, Kelly Slater, Cheyne Horan, Jack Kingsley

Votes: 1,178 | Gross: $0.05M

Can't say that this surf movie rings a bell (someone suggested this movie for that topic and with its title I thought they were winding me up!) but Wikipedia has some good things to say about it:

"The documentary became Australia's highest-grossing non-IMAX documentary film and won the Best Documentary at the 2008 Movie EXTRA Filmink Awards".

44. Bran Nue Dae (2009)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

54 Metascore

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins

Votes: 1,634 | Gross: $0.11M

Aboriginal film with film awards here and internationally.

Wikipedia states:

Budget: A$7 million Box office: A$7,509,061

45. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

72 Metascore

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,458 | Gross: $7.14M

Wikipedia states:

1980 AFI Winner Best film

Budget: A$800,000 Box office: A$4,735,000, $3.5 million

'Breaker Morant grossed A$4,735,000 at the box office in Australia,which is equivalent to A$16,809,250 in 2009 dollars'.

46. At Last... Bullamakanka: The Motion Picture (1983)

89 min | Comedy

A small town mayor rigs an election with unpredictably comical results.

Director: Simon Heath | Stars: Angry Anderson, Gordon Elliott, John Farnham, Derryn Hinch

Votes: 19