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1. McLeod's Daughters (2001–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.

Stars: Aaron Jeffery, Rachael Carpani, Simmone Mackinnon, Bridie Carter

Votes: 5,499

2. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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77 Metascore

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Michael Sheasby, Maya Christie, Addison Christie

Votes: 25,304 | Gross: $0.39M

3. True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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75 Metascore

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Corbett

Votes: 9,832

4. Australia (2008)

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

6.6
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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: 121,945 | Gross: $49.55M

5. Mystery Road (2018– )

Not Rated | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. Soon, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Tasia Zalar, Tasma Walton, Judy Davis

Votes: 3,396

6. Quigley Down Under (1990)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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51 Metascore

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

Votes: 21,389 | Gross: $21.41M

7. High Ground (2020)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In a bid to save the last of his family, Gutjuk, a young Aboriginal man, teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara, the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, his uncle.

Director: Stephen Johnson | Stars: Guruwuk Mununggurr, Wakarra Gondarra, Mark Garrawurra, Neville Namarnyilk

Votes: 1,569

8. Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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Inspired by Banjo Paterson's famous poem, The Man from Snowy River, this series is about cattle rancher Matt McGregor, his family, and their neighbours in the township of Paterson's Ridge in Australia's Snowy Mountains.

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Brett Climo, Guy Pearce, Sheryl Munks

Votes: 753

9. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.3
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 51,579 | Gross: $1.90M

10. The Rover (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field

Votes: 46,549 | Gross: $1.11M

11. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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63 Metascore

In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 8,532 | Gross: $20.66M

12. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 26,600 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Mystery Road (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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72 Metascore

An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson

Votes: 7,256

14. Goldstone (2016)

R | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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78 Metascore

Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the town of Goldstone to search for a missing person, and his simple duty becomes complicated when he uncovers a web of crime and corruption.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham

Votes: 5,412 | Gross: $0.09M

15. The Furnace (2020)

116 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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To escape the outback, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold.

Director: Roderick MacKay | Stars: Ahmed Malek, Baykali Ganambarr, Kaushik Das, Noah Skape

Votes: 5,750

16. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Hamilton Morris, Shanika Cole, Ewen Leslie, Sam Neill

Votes: 8,060 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Red Hill (2010)

R | 95 min | Thriller, Western

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis, Claire van der Boom

Votes: 8,518 | Gross: $0.02M

18. The Sundowners (1960)

Passed | 133 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

In Australia's Outback during the early twentieth century, the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon, but the mom and son want to settle, while the dad is against it.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Votes: 4,064

19. Ned Kelly (1970)

GP | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.1
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The impoverished son of Irish immigrants is pushed by wrongful police persecution into becoming Australia's most notorious bushranger.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Mick Jagger, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Mark McManus, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $0.25M

20. Return to Snowy River (1988)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.6
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Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie

Votes: 2,461 | Gross: $13.69M

21. Lightning Jack (1994)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Western

5.5
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Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Paul Hogan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Beverly D'Angelo, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 6,740 | Gross: $16.82M

22. The Tracker (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Western

7.4
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71 Metascore

Fanatic is a government trooper who is heading an expedition to find an Aboriginal man accused of murdering a white woman. Others in the expedition are the Follower, a greenhorn trooper, the Veteran, and the Tracker.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page

Votes: 2,798

23. The Legend of Ben Hall (2017)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.9
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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.

Director: Matthew Holmes | Stars: Jack Martin, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Joanne Dobbin

Votes: 2,120

24. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Votes: 2,090

25. McLeod's Daughters (1996 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Following the death of her mother, Tess Silverman travels to Drover's Run, the farm where she spent the first few years of her life. Drover's is a rural cattle property in South Australia, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Offer | Stars: Tammy Macintosh, Kris McQuade, Mercia Deane-Johns, Simone Kessell

Votes: 390

26. Reckless Kelly (1993)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

5.2
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"Reckless Kelly is the Australian Robin Hood". Kelly is a bank robber, a pop-culture hero and video shop owner. This modern story tells how he is furious when a Japanese company wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Melora Hardin, Alexei Sayle, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $0.20M

27. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring

Votes: 1,490

28. Five Mile Creek (1983–1985)

46 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Follows the adventures of a group of Americans who travel to the land down under. Teaming up with a native halfway house owner, together they introduce a stagecoach service to the local economy.

Stars: Louise Caire Clark, Liz Burch, Jay Kerr, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 301

29. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 4,231 | Gross: $0.02M

30. The Overlanders (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.6
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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 »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue

Votes: 450

31. Rush (1974–1976)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.5
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Stories of the lives of people living in and around the goldfields in the Australian bush during the 1850's.

Stars: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Votes: 66

32. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.1
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True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 701

33. Inn of the Damned (1975)

R | 118 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A Sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry check in, but never check out.

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: Judith Anderson, Alex Cord, Michael Craig, Joseph Fürst

Votes: 358

34. Archer (1985 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

5.6
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During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but ... See full summary »

Director: Denny Lawrence | Stars: Brett Climo, Robert Coleby, Ned Lander, Doreen Warburton

Votes: 269

35. Dark Frontier (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama, History, Thriller

5.4
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1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's beloved father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's ... See full summary »

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Aden Young, Toby Wallace, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Pip Miller

Votes: 295

36. Kangaroo (1952)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

5.5
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In turn-of-the-century Australia, two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him. However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Peter Lawford, Finlay Currie, Richard Boone

Votes: 310

37. Robbery Under Arms (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the ... See full summary »

Directors: Donald Crombie, Ken Hannam | Stars: Sam Neill, Steven Vidler, Christopher Cummins, Liz Newman

Votes: 210

38. Whiplash (1960–1961)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Thirty four episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1960 and 1961; it aired on US TV in 1961. This was an Australian western with American Chris Cobb attempting to establish the ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Graves, Tony Wickert, Robert Tudawali, Phillip Ross

Votes: 64

39. Dick Down Under (1975)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

5.0
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The film's unlikely protagonist is a mild-mannered window peeper named Dead-Eye Dick (Max Gillies), who spies on a Mexican couple.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Max Gillies, Serge Lazareff, Paul Vachon, Jerry Thomas

Votes: 86

40. Ned (2003)

81 min | Action, Comedy, Western

6.4
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A comedy based on the rise and fall of Ned Kelly and his gang of Outlaws.

Director: Abe Forsythe | Stars: Felix Williamson, Abe Forsythe, Damon Herriman, Nick Flint

Votes: 385

41. Ben Hall (1975)

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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Follows the life of the Australian bushranger Ben Hall.

Stars: Jon Finch, Evin Crowley, Vincent Ball, Brian Blain

Votes: 43

42. Sweet Country: Sam Neill and Bryan Brown (2018 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Set in 1929 in the sparsely-populated outback of the Northern Territory and based on a series of true events, it tells a harsh story against the backdrop of a divided society (between the ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Neill, Bryan Brown

Votes: 35

43. The Last Frontier (1986 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Linda Evans, Jack Thompson, Jason Robards, Judy Morris

Votes: 139

44. The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

PG-13 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.

Director: Michael James Rowland | Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Ciarán McMenamin, Dan Wyllie, Don Hany

Votes: 656

45. Manganinnie (1980)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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Aboriginal woman Manganinnie survives a Black Line raid which claims the life of her husband, Meenopeekameena.

Director: John Honey | Stars: Mawuyul Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton, Elaine Mangan

Votes: 146

46. Eureka Stockade (1984)

Drama

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A miniseries on the Eureka Rebellion in Australia back in 1854

Stars: Bryan Brown, Bill Hunter, Carol Burns, Amy Madigan

Votes: 50

47. Captain Fury (1939)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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An Irish convict sentenced to hard labor in Australia escapes into the outback, and organizes a band of fellow escapees to fight a corrupt landlord.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Brian Aherne, Victor McLaglen, Paul Lukas, June Lang

Votes: 290

48. Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, David McCallum, Maureen Swanson

Votes: 238

49. The Outlaw Michael Howe (2013 TV Movie)

85 min | History

5.7
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In 1815 a young convict leads a wretched guerrilla army of outlaws, deserters and bushmen in open rebellion against the morally corrupt government on the notorious prison settlement of Van ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Cowell | Stars: Damon Herriman, Mirrah Foulkes, Rarriwuy Hick, Matt Day

Votes: 131

50. The Naked Country (1985)

90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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A rancher comes in conflict with a gang of renegade Aborigines on the run from their tribe's posse. They try to kill him, but he gets away and hides in the woods. His posh wife and her lover, a local alcoholic cop, go to rescue him.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants, Tommy Lewis

Votes: 106



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