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List of Australian films

1890s–1930s

Australian filmmakers were at the forefront of cinema and film, having created what is considered the first feature length narrative film with the release of The Story of the Kelly Gang and other early films by directors John Gavin, W. J. Lincoln and Alfred Rolfe.

Notable Australian films of the early 1900s:

1940s–1970s

The mid-1900s had a slow start for Australian film, although the first Academy Award was won for an Australian film, Kokoda Front Line!. The industry picked back up during the 1970s with one of the first internationally released films, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and with the success of the series of Mad Max franchise films.

Notable Australian films of the 1940s–1950s:

  • Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940) – one of the most successful films of its day
  • Kokoda Front Line! (1942) – first Australian film to win an Oscar, for Best Documentary Feature in 1942
  • Jedda (1955) – first Australian film to have two indigenous lead actors
  • Conquest of The Rivers (1958) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Hard to Windward (1958) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Edge of The Deep (1959) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Power Makers (1959) – AFI winner for Best Film

Notable Australian films of the 1960s:

  • Three in a Million (1960) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Bypass to Life (1962) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Night Freighter (1962) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Land That Waited (1963) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Dancing Class (1964) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • I The Aboriginal (1964) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Legend of Damien Parer (1965) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Stronger Since The War (1965) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Clay (1965) – Cannes Festival official entry[2]
  • They're a Weird Mob (1966) – said to have been one factor leading to the founding of the Australian film industry; based on the novel of the same title
  • Concerto for Orchestra (1966) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Cardin in Australia (1967) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Change at Groote (1968) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Talgai Skull (1968) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Jack and Jill: A Postscript (1969) – AFI winner for Best Film
  • Skippy And The Intruders (1969) – spin-off of the Skippy the Bush Kangaroo TV series

Notable Australian films of the 1970s:

1980s

The Man from Snowy River was a highly acclaimed Australian film released in the 1980s, along with Crocodile Dundee which boosted the nation's economy and tourism industry. The Year My Voice Broke is also held in high regard.

Notable Australian films of the 1980s:

1990s

The 1990s saw the release of the cult classics Muriel's Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994 and The Castle in 1997. Strictly Ballroom was also a successful and influential release.

Notable Australian films of the 1990s:

2000s

The 2000s in the history of Australian film have seen mixed success, including Moulin Rouge! revitalizing the musical film genre, award-winning short film Harvie Krumpet, and box office success Happy Feet.

Notable Australian films of the 2000s:

2010s

See also

References

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