A Celebration of Australian Cinema

In honor of today being Australia Day, these are the Australian films I have seen:

  1. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985) – dir. Dusan Makavejev – with Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood, Kris McQuade, Max Gillies, Paul Chubb, Tim Finn, Ian Gilmour, Gia Carides
  2. High Tide (1987) – dir. Gillian Armstrong – with Judy Davis, Jan Adele, Claudia Karvan, Frankie J. Holden, John Clayton, Colin Friels, Toni Scanlan, Monica Trapaga, “Cowboy” Bob Purtell, Marc Aden Gray
  3. The Year My Voice Broke (1987) – dir. John Duigan – with Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell, Lynette Curran, Malcolm Robertson, Judi Farr, Bruce Spence, Harold Hopkins, Nick Tate
  4. Strictly Ballroom (1992) – dir. Baz Luhrmann – with Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto, John Hannan, Sonia Kruger, Antonio Vargas
  5. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) – my favorite film of the bunch! – dir. Stephan Elliott – with Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Bill Hunter, Mark Holmes, Sarah Chadwick, Julia Cortez, Alan Dargin, Ken Radley, June Marie Bennett
  6. Muriel’s Wedding (1994) – dir. P.J. Hogan – with Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Jeanie Drynan, Daniel Lapaine, Gennie Nevinson, Gabby Millgate, Sophie Lee, Pippa Grandison, Matt Day
  7. Cosi (1996) – dir. Mark Joffe – with Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels, Jacki Weaver, Pamela Rabe, Colin Hay, David Wenham
  8. Dating the Enemy (1996) – dir. Megan Simpson Huberman – with Guy Pearce, Claudia Karvan, Matt Day, Lisa Hensley, Pippa Grandison, John Howard, Scott Lowe, Christopher Morsley, Heidi Lapaine, Arthur Dignam
  9. Two Girls and a Baby (1998, short) – dir. Kelli Simpson – with Claudia Karvan, Nicky Wendt, Pippa Grandison, Greg Stone, Marco Chiappi, Beverley Dunn, Alan Hopgood, Maureen Edwards, John Lee, Carolyn Daly
  10. My Year Without Sex (2009) – dir. Sarah Watt – with Sacha Horler, Matt Day, Jonathan Segat, Portia Bradley, Maud Davey, Sonya Suares, Petru Gheorghiu, William McInnes, Eddie Baroo, Chloe Guymer
  11. Animal Kingdom (2010) – dir. David Michôd – with James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Laura Wheelwright, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Ford, Anthony Hayes, Mirrah Foulkes

Some More Films I Would Like to See: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), The Last Wave (1977), Newsfront (1978), Mad Max (1979), My Brilliant Career (1979), Breaker Morant (1980), Gallipoli (1981), Lonely Hearts (1982), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Starstruck (1982), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Careful, He Might Hear You (1983), Man of Flowers (1983), Malcolm (1986), The Lighthorsemen (1987), Dead Calm (1989), The Big Steal (1990), The Crossing (1990), Flirting (1991), Proof (1991), A Woman’s Tale (1991), The Efficiency Expert (1992), The Sum of Us (1994), Children of the Revolution (1996), Love and Other Catastrophes (1996), Shine (1996), Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997), Amy (1998), Paperback Hero (1999), Black and White (2002), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Danny Deckchair (2003), Japanese Story (2003), Swimming Upstream (2003), One Perfect Day (2004), Look Both Ways (2005), Australia (2008), The Black Balloon (2008), Bran Nue Dae (2009), Mary and Max (2009)


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