Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Are there any movies that take place in Australia?

No wildlife documents please. Just a movie that takes place there.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Australia (2008)


    In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.

    In 1939, the aristocratic Lady Sarah Ashley travels from Great Britain to Australia to meet her husband Maitland Ashley in northern Australia. The husband's drover comes to the city of Darwin to bring Sarah to their farm; however, when they reach Faraway Downs Farm, they find that Maitland was murdered. Sarah befriends Nullah, who tells her that the administrator Neil Fletcher is stealing her cattle; has killed her husband; and is working for the cattle baron King Carney. Sarah fires Fletcher and his men and together with Drover, Nullah and a group of loyal employees, they ride together to take the cattle to supply the army and win a tender in times of war. But the ambitious Fletcher has other intentions and uses Nullah to press Sarah.

    Samson and Delilah (2009)


    The story of two love-struck Aboriginal teenagers living in central Australia, Samson and Delilah won not only the AFI best film award but also the awards for best original screenplay and best direction for writer/director Warwick Thornton. The film's young actors, Rowan McNamara and Marissa Gibson, who had had no previous acting experience, shared the AFI award for best young actor. Set in a dirt-poor rural community outside Alice Springs, Samson and Delilah charts the plight of the two teenagers who seek to escape the area's poverty, violence, addiction and hopelessness by going on the run.

    The Black Balloon (2008)


    This is the feature film directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Elissa Down, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story of a family dealing with an autistic child. It won six AFI awards, including those for best film and best direction. Earlier in the year, The Black Balloon had received the Crystal Bear Generation 14plus best feature film award at the Berlin International Film Festival, among other Australian and international honors.

    Bran Nue Dae (2009)


    In the Summer of 1965 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 religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that ultimately leads him back home.

    The Chronicles of Narnia 3 (2010) (SET MOSTLY IN AUST)


    Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

    Romulus, My Father (2007)


    The directorial debut of actor Richard Roxburgh from a screenplay by poet and playwright Nick Drake, Romulus, My Father stars Eric Bana as Romulus, father to the young Raimond Gaita (played in the film by Kodi Smit-McPhee). The book on which the film is based is professor of philosophy and author Raimond Gaita's celebrated memoir detailing his parents' struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son Raimond.

    Ten Canoes (2006)


    Ten Canoes, directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr, won six Australian Film Institute awards: best picture, director, original screenplay, cinematography, editing and sound. This is the first Australian feature film to have been made completely in an indigenous Aboriginal language. Set in both the distant past and a nearer time frame, Ten Canoes weaves an almost mythic story of jealousy and desire. Narrated in English by David Gulpilil, with the spoken Aboriginal language subtitled in English.

    Look Both Ways (2005)


    The debut feature of animator Sarah Watt, Look Both Ways is an innovative mix of animation and live action, set over a scorchingly hot weekend, when people dealing with unexpected events find their lives intersecting. Watt also won the AFI awards for best direction and best screenplay. Cast member Anthony Hayes won the AFI best supporting actor award.

    Somersault (2004)


    This was the year of Somersault at the Australian Film Institute Awards. Cate Shortland won for best direction and best original screenplay, Abbie Cornish was best actress, Lynette Curran best suporting actress and Erik Thomson best supporting actor. Additionally, the film won the AFI awards for original score, sound, production design, costume design, editing and cinematography. Somersault was Shortland's debut feature. Its evocative setting is the New South Wales town of Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains where Cornish plays a 16-year-old on the run from her family and a troubled past.

    Lantana (2001)


    Lantana is a mosaic of complex relationships superbly acted by an ensemble cast including Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Russell Dykstra, Daniela Farinacci, Vince Colosmo, Peter Phelps, Rachael Blake and Leah Purcell. It is director Ray Lawrence's first film since Bliss in 1985. The Lantana screenplay was adapted by Andrew Bovell from his own play Speaking in Tongues. The film won seven Australian Film Institute Awards for best picture, best director (Lawrence), best actor (LaPaglia), best actress (Armstrong), best supporting awards (Blake, Colosimo), and best adapted screenplay (Bovell).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Black Water

    The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

    Crocodile Dundee

    ABBA: The Movie

    Race the Sun



    Love's Brother

    The Nostradamus Kid

    December Boys

    Finding Nemo

    Sabrina Down Under

    Kangaroo Jack

    The Last Wave


  • 1 decade ago

    Australia, Wolf Creek, Dying Breed

    The new narnia that coming out has most scenes taking in australia

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  • 1 decade ago

    The adventures of PrIscilla queen of the desert

    Was filmed in Australia

    If you want to watch something different

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would say Australia the movie was filmed there? Idk. If not, what a let down. Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand. And I think Sound of Music was filmed around there, maybe. And you can't forget the academy award winning film - Kangaroo Jack.

  • 1 decade ago

    Rabbit Proof Fence

    Movie tells the true story of two sisters and a cousin, who was taken from their mothers because their father was white, so that they could be breeded out to control the aboriginal population

  • 1 decade ago

    Bran Nue Dae. That movie is sooo freaking funny. But, only Australians would understand it.

  • 1 decade ago

    i wanted to say Australia too :(

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