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Favourite Australian films?


#1

i am Australian and i was just wondering what ppl from other countries think of Australian film. if you are Australian, dont reply (not that i think there is much chance seeing as i seem to be the only Australian on teh forum lol)



So reply and say what your favourite Australian film is



just in case you are uncertain as to what films are Australian or need your memory refreshed i will list some, but your favourite dont necessarily have to be inthe list:



NOTE: the ones in bold are the ones that i think would be the most famous to ppl outside of Australia



Chopper

Mad Max

Mad Max 2: the roadwarrior (released in the US as The Roadwarrior)


Mad max 3: beyond thunderdome

The Hard Word

Crocodile Dundee

Peaches

Japanese Story

Gettin’ Square

Moulin Rouge (yes it is an Australian film)

Strictly Ballroom

Dirty Deeds

Crocodile Dundee 2

somersault

The adventures of priscilla queen of the desert

Alvin purple

Better than sex

The cars that ate paris

The castle

Flirting

Gallipoli

The last days of chez nous

The lighthorsemen

Looking for alibrandi

Mullet

Muriel’s wedding

My brilliant career

Occasional coarse language

The odd angry shot

Phar lap

Picnic at hanging rock

Puberty blues

Robbery under arms

Romper stomper

Sensitive new age killer

The dish


Two hands

The Wog boy

The year of living dangerously

Yolngu boy



yeah, i kind of started and got carried away, but these are some of the films



tell me your favourites i am curious to know, remember onyl Australian films!


#2

Shine

Mad Max 2

Romper Stomper

Chopper

Gallipoli

Lantana


#3

Haven´t seen that much, but i liked THE DISH, TWO HANDS, CHOPPER (especially the first part in jail) and THE HARD WORD. Still haven´t seen SHINE, ROMPER STOMPER and SOMERSAULT yet.



MAD MAX trilogy is out of the question. 8)





I definitely should dig a little deeper into Australian films, really like the “special” atmosphere most of ´em have. So, thanks for the advice.


#4

lol yeah Lantana and Shine, forgot about them they are great Australian films.



I am curious to know if it is easy to understand Australian humour and certain things like that, especially in films like Gallipoli.


#5

Walkabout doesn’t count?

http://imdb.com/title/tt0067959/maindetails


#6

nah walkabout is a UK film, i am talking about Australian-produced films.



even ones that are foreign funded as long as they are wholly Australian produced


#7

In relation to Australian humour, I think I heard somewhere that ‘The Castle’ was modified when it was released in America…they did stuff like change the names of the cars to American models so ppl would get the joke, because ppl didnt understand it…All I know is that a lot of people dont find it funny unless they’ve been to Australia, because theres a lot of ‘insider humour’ that you only really get if you know the culture.



At any rate my fav are:

The Castle, Chopper, Two Hands, Looking for Alibrandi, and probably to my discredit ‘Pizza: the movie’…


#8

lol pizza: the movie! where are you from?



yeah i am sure you are right about the castle, they do dubs of Australian films for American audiences all the time cause apparently we are hard to understand. i am pretty sure Mad Max and Mad Max 2 got American dubs. it is annoying cause they are speaking English! Why bother dubbing!


#9

Any Americans watch an Australian film in American dubbed?



I am curious to know about why they bothered dubbing them


#10

Australian films suck ( Im Australian ) Ha Ha Ha … ah ah ah HA.


#11

… AHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HHHAAAA!!!


#12

Hell I watch everymovie with subtitles. I’ve gotten too lazy to listen. I definitley would like to see Prescilla. Hugo is the man. Btw don’t write favorite in the topic than put Moulin Rouge in the post, otherwise I will forget that I said you have good taste. That movie is aweful. Bad acting, bad plot, horrible singing, and lame dancing. If I see one more film where someone coughs up blood I will cough up my lunch.


#13

Does Crocodile Dundee count? ???



haha


#14

Here is a quote I find particularly note worthy by…



The True Gentleman



Most of australian films are shit and not worth seeing. honestly i would rather watch a film by michael bay than an australian film.

i think it’s the accent you just can’t take it seriously.



Ahh ah ha ha ha ha ha!!..


#15

I’ve been to Australia & New Zealand. I like New Zealand most, but Australia is a nice country too.

The movies I remember I liked from down under:



Brain Dead (Im still looking for the dvd)

Whale Rider

Chopper

Gallipoli

Shine


#16

Road Games

Dead Calm

Razorback


#17

The Rage in Lake Placid


#18

[quote=“CopperHead”]
Does Crocodile Dundee count? ???



haha
[/quote]

yes it does count, it is Australian

[quote=“WeaselCo”]
Btw don’t write favorite in the topic than put Moulin Rouge in the post, otherwise I will forget that I said you have good taste. That movie is aweful. Bad acting, bad plot, horrible singing, and lame dancing. If I see one more film where someone coughs up blood I will cough up my lunch.
[/quote]

haha, i only mentioned it and put it in bold because it is one of our most successful films box office wise, people must like it. I personally do not like it!

[quote=“Contrai”]
Road Games
[/quote]

hell yes, road games, i forgot about that

[quote=“Thousand Eyes”]
Australian films suck ( Im Australian ) Ha Ha Ha … ah ah ah HA.
[/quote]

You suck Ha ha ha…hahahaaha


#19

You call that a retort your not even trying… ;D



Oh so you finally found my little comment on Australian sh-ite… I mean Film… Its been here for like three days this place is a graveyard so why pray do you like Australian cinema aside from what Tarantino said… ???


#20

Good Australian films



Chopper

Mad Max

Gettin’ Square

Romper stomper

Moulin Rouge

Road Games

::slight_smile: