These are the best Australian dramas, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some Australian drama movies revolve around heartfelt love stories while other good Australian drama movies tackle important social and political topics. A few of the most entertaining Australian dramas even feature future Oscar winners.
What films will you find on this best Australian dramas list? In 1993, a little known actor, Russell Crowe, showed off his impressive acting abilities as the violent leader of a racist youth gang in the film, Romper Stomper. Seven years later, Crowe became everyone's favorite underdog in the award-winning film, Gladiator. Moulin Rouge! is another great Australian drama film.
Australian actor, Heath Ledger, starred as a young man addicted to heroin in Candy. Other good movies that are featured on this top Australian dramas list include Shine, The Proposition and Rabbit-Proof Fence.Which movie do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
Directed by: Geoffrey WrightRomper Stomper is a 1992 Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Peter WeirGallipoli is a 1981 Australian film directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson and Mark... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Phillip NoyceRabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Gregor JordanTwo Hands is a 1999 Australian comedy crime film, written and directed by Gregor Jordan. The... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: John HillcoatThe Proposition is a 2005 Australian western film directed by John Hillcoat and written by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: David Michôd"Welcome to the jungle known as the Melbourne underworld. Animal Kingdom uses this edgy locale... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Nicolas RoegWalkabout is a 1971 film set in Australia, directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring Jenny... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Scott HicksShine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film based on the life of pianist David... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Neil ArmfieldCandy is a 2006 Australian romantic drama film, adapted from Luke Davies's novel Candy: A... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Ray LawrenceLantana is a 2001 drama film written by Andrew Bovell and Ray Lawrence.
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Directed by: Baz LuhrmannMoulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced,... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Greg McLeanWolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Greg McLean,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jocelyn MoorhouseThe Dressmaker is a 2015 Australian revenge comedy-drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Phillip NoyceDead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Rob SitchThe Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells a somewhat fictionalized story of the Parkes... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Rowan WoodsLittle Fish is a 2005 Australian film directed by Rowan Woods and written by Jacquelin Perske.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Justin KurzelSnowtown, also known as The Snowtown Murders, is a 2011 Australian film based on the true... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Cate ShortlandSomersault is a 2004 Australian independent film written and directed by Cate Shortland,... more on Wikipedia
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