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List Rules Vote up the best major film releases in which Australia is a setting so important, it's nearly a character itself.

These are the best movies set in Australia, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the top films set in Australia are full of action and adventure, while other great Australian movies are love stories. A few of the greatest movies set in Australia are pieces of multi-film franchises.

What films will you find on this best movies set in Australia list? Of course the original Mad Max, starring Mel Gibson, has to be near the top of any Australian film list. The first three films in this classic series were filmed around Australia, but the newest edition, Mad Max:Fury Road was filmed in Namibia. Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, is another engaging film set in Australia.

The 2013 movie, Tracks, finds Mia Wasikowska hiking across the Australian desert accompanied only by her animal companions. Other good movies that are featured on this top movies set in Australia list include Walkabout, Crocodile Dundee and Muriel's Wedding.

Which Australian film is your all-time favorite? Vote the best movies up to the top of this list and share some of your favorite Australian movie moments in the comments section.

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Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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Crocodile Dundee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Crocodile Dundee Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson

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The Castle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
The Castle Eric Bana, Bud Tingwell, Stephen Curry

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Gallipoli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Gallipoli Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Robert Grubb

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

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Muriel's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Muriel's Wedding Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter

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Ned Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Ned Kelly Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom, Heath Ledger

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Tracks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Tracks

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Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Red Dog Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas, Noah Taylor

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Any Questions for Ben? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Any Questions for Ben? Rachael Taylor, Josh Lawson

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Australia Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham

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Adore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Adore Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel

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The Rover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
The Rover Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy

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Our Lips Are Sealed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Our Lips Are Sealed Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Robert Miano

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Last Cab to Darwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Last Cab to Darwin Jacki Weaver, John Howard, Emma Hamilton

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Proof is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Proof Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving, Jeffrey Walker

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The Dish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
The Dish Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Lenka

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Walkabout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Walkabout Jenny Agutter, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

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Rabbit-Proof Fence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Rabbit-Proof Fence Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman

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A Cry in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
A Cry in the Dark Alexandria Benoit, Joshua Budd, Dylon Benoit

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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Aquamarine Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton

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Love Serenade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Love Serenade Miranda Otto, Jessica Napier, Rebecca Frith

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Japanese Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Japanese Story Toni Collette, Lynette Curran, Bill Young

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Wake in Fright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia
Wake in Fright Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, John Meillon

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The Back of Beyond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Set in Australia