Entertainment The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made  

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These are the best Australian comedies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best Australian comedies come in all shapes and sizes of hilarity. Some Australian comedy movies revolve around quirky love stories while other good Australian comedy movies include physical comedy and action. A more slapstick approach. A few of the funniest Australian comedies have even become popular all over the world.

What films will you find on this best Australian comedies list? Muriel's Wedding introduced audiences to the incomparable talent of Toni Collette. Starring as Muriel, Collette sets out to find love and happiness against the will of her oppressive father. Mental, also starring Collette, is another hilarious Australian comedy.

The Crocodile Dundee franchise features hilarious one-liners and pratfalls that are sure to generate laughs. Other good films featured on this top Australian comedies list include The Castle, The Dish and Kill Me Three Times.

Which Australian comedy do you think deserves the No. 1 spot on this list? Give the best movies a thumbs up!
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The Castle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Eric Bana, Bud Tingwell, Stephen Curry
The Castle is a 1997 Australian comedy film directed by Rob Sitch. It starred Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Tiriel Mora, Stephen Curry, Sophie Lee, Eric Bana and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell. The ...more

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58 26
Crocodile Dundee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Reginald VelJohnson
Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan as the weathered Mick Dundee. Hogan's future wife Linda Kozlowski ...more

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54 25
Muriel's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter
Muriel's Wedding is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. The film, which stars actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Sophie Lee, and Bill ...more

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35 19
Kenny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Clayton Jacobson, Shane Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson
Kenny is a 2006 Australian mockumentary film starring Shane Jacobson as Kenny Smyth, a Melbourne plumber who works for a portable toilet rental company. Director Clayton Jacobson describes the ...more

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30 15
Crackerjack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Rick Dial, Phillip DeVona, Joshua Mikel
Crackerjack is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Bryan Coley.

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39 23
The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more

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36 24
Strictly Ballroom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides, Bill Hunter
Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. The film, which was Luhrmann's first, is the first in his The Red Curtain Trilogy of ...more

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22 13
The Dish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Lenka
The Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells a somewhat fictionalized story of the Parkes Observatory's role in relaying live television of man's first steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 ...more

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28 20
Chopper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Eric Bana, Daniel Wyllie, Vince Colosimo
Chopper is a 2000 Australian crime film written and directed by Andrew Dominik and based on the autobiographical books by Mark "Chopper" Read. The film stars Eric Bana as the title ...more

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10 3
Crocodile Dundee II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Tatyana Ali, Colin Quinn, Paul Hogan
"Crocodile" Dundee II is a 1988 Australian adventure and comedy film. It is a sequel to the 1986 film "Crocodile" Dundee, and was followed by 2001's Crocodile Dundee in Los ...more

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19 13
The Wog Boy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Nick Giannopoulos, Stephen Curry, Vince Colosimo
The Wog Boy is a 2000 Australian motion picture comedy starring Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Lucy Bell, Abi Tucker, John Barresi, Stephen Curry, Hung Le, Geraldine Turner, Tony ...more

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23 17
Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Tim Schild added Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas, Noah Taylor
Red Dog is a 2011 Australian family film directed by Kriv Stenders and produced by Nelson Woss and Julie Ryan. The film is based on a true story from the novel Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres ...more

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8 3
The Adventures of Barry McKenz... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Peter Cook, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie is a 1972 Australian film starring Barry Crocker, telling the story of an Australian 'yobbo' on his travels to the United Kingdom. Barry McKenzie was originally ...more

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9 4
Young Einstein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Mikey Robins, John Howard, David Ngoombujarra
Young Einstein is an Australian comedy film directed by and starring Yahoo Serious, released in 1988. It was based loosely on the life of Albert Einstein, but relocated the theoretical physicist ...more

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7 2
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Bud Tingwell, Colin Friels, Chris Haywood
Malcolm is a 1986 Australian cult film comedy, written by the husband-and-wife team of David Parker and Nadia Tass, and directed by Nadia Tass. The film stars Colin Friels as the titular tram ...more

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5 2
The Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, John Howard
Laurie was once a popular ball player on the Australian Rules football circuit; but now he's an ineffective coach who tries to spark a mediocre football team into winning the championship.

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16 14
Two Hands is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Rose Byrne, Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown
Two Hands is a 1999 Australian comedy crime film, written and directed by Gregor Jordan. The film stars Heath Ledger as Jimmy, a young man in debt to Pando, a local gangster played by Bryan ...more

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5 3
Puberty Blues is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Bud Tingwell, Rowena Wallace, Alan Cassell
Puberty Blues is a 1981 Australian film directed by Bruce Beresford. The film is based on the 1979 novel Puberty Blues, by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, which is a protofeminist teen novel ...more

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4 2
Alvin Purple is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Jacki Weaver, Lynette Curran, Abigail
Alvin Purple is an 1973 Australian comedy film starring Graeme Blundell, written by Alan Hopgood and directed by Tim Burstall. It received largely negative reviews from local film critics. ...more

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13 12
Gettin' Square is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Sam Worthington, Timothy Spall, David Wenham
Gettin' Square is a crime caper movie set on Australia's Gold Coast and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. The protagonists are ex-criminals trying to keep out of trouble. Gettin' Square won ...more

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4 3
Don's Party is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added John Hargreaves, Pat Bishop, Graham Kennedy

A wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the election

Don's Party is a 1976 comedy drama film written by David Williamson and directed by Bruce Beresford.

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2 1
Mary and Max is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette
Mary and Max is a 2009 Australian stop motion animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Elliot and produced by Melanie Coombs. The voice cast included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni ...more

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11 11
The Nugget is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Eric Bana, Stephen Curry, Vince Colosimo
The Nugget is a 2002 comedy film about three friends who find the world's largest nugget of gold.

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2 2
Love Serenade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
Anthony J. Langford added Miranda Otto, Jessica Napier, Rebecca Frith
Love Serenade is a 1996 Australian feature film directed by Shirley Barrett. It is a comedy film which has the tagline: "Two sisters will do anything to hook the right man." There are ...more

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10 11
Dirty Deeds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made
John Goodman, Toni Collette, Sam Worthington
Dirty Deeds is a 2002 film shot in Australia. It was directed by noted fringe director David Caesar and stars Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, Sam Neill, Sam Worthington and John Goodman and produced ...more