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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

    Michael Caton, Anne Tenney
    192
    40

    Released1997

    Directed byRob Sitch

    Runtime85

    AdvisoriesAdult Language

    PremieredApril 10, 1997

    The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves -- with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail -- a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia's busy  ...more
  • 2
    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski
    106
    51

    Released1986

    Directed byPeter Faiman

    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 portrayed  ...more

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  • 3

    Crackerjack

    Rick Dial, Phillip DeVona
    79
    32

    Released2012

    Directed byBryan Coley

    Crackerjack is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Bryan Coley.  ...more
  • 4

    Muriel's Wedding

    Toni Collette, Bill Hunter
    105
    56

    Released1994

    Directed byP.J. Hogan

    Runtime105

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredMarch 10, 1994

    Socially awkward Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) wants nothing more than to get married. Unfortunately, due to her oppressive politician father (Bill Hunter), Muriel has never even been on a date.  ...more

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce
    89
    42

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

    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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    The Dish

    Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington
    76
    34

    Released2000

    Directed byRob Sitch

    Runtime100

    AdvisoriesAdult Language

    PremieredApril 27, 2001

    The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA's alarm, the unconventional  ...more
  • 7

    Kenny

    Shane Jacobson
    73
    41

    Released2006

    Directed byClayton Jacobson

    Runtime100

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity

    PremieredJuly 18, 2008

    Australian Kenny Smyth (Shane Jacobson) has possibly one of the most thankless and off-putting occupations imaginable: He's a plumber who specializes in delivering and maintaining portable toilets to  ...more
  • 8
    MIKEBTM addedJames Cromwell, Magda Szubanski
    39
    10

    Released1995

    Directed byChris Noonan

    Runtime94

    PremieredAugust 4, 1995

    Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him  ...more

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    Anthony J. Langford added

    Young Einstein

    Mikey Robins, John Howard
    46
    18

    Released1988

    Directed byYahoo Serious

    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 to  ...more

    #22 of 24 Great Movies About Inventors & Innovators#106 of 139 The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1980s#84 of 90 The Best Movies About Geniuses

  • 10

    Two Hands

    Heath Ledger, Rose Byrne
    47
    19

    Released1999

    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Runtime104

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Violence

    PremieredJuly 29, 1999

    Nineteen-year-old strip club promoter Jimmy (Heath Ledger) is just scraping by in the red-light district of Sydney. When local crime lord Pando (Bryan Brown) offers him a shot at working for his  ...more
  • 11
    Eric Bana, Vince Colosimo
    54
    29

    Released2000

    Directed byAndrew Dominik

    Runtime94

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence, Nudity

    PremieredAugust 3, 2000

    America had Al Capone; England, the Kray brothers and Australia - proving once and for all its antipodean sense of humor - has Mark "Chopper" Read. "Chopper" is inspired by the books of Mark Brandon  ...more

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    Strictly Ballroom

    Sonia Kruger, Gia Carides
    61
    39

    Released1992

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    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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    Tim Schild added

    Red Dog

    Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas
    52
    30

    Released2011

    Directed byKriv Stenders

    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 about Red  ...more

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  • 14

    The Nugget

    Eric Bana, Stephen Curry
    31
    15

    Released2002

    Directed byBill Bennett

    Runtime96

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    Three friends -- the unlucky Lotto (Eric Bana), the naive Wookie (Stephen Curry) and the lazy Sue (Dave O'Neil) -- are road workers by day and gold diggers on weekends. On one trip out in the hills,  ...more
  • 15
    Anthony J. Langford added

    Malcolm

    Colin Friels, John Hargreaves
    27
    11

    Released1986

    Directed byNadia Tass

    Runtime90

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    Malcolm Hughes (Colin Friels) is a shy, reclusive and brilliant inventor who loses his job and then takes in two new roommates, Judith (Lindy Davies) and Frank (John Hargreaves), to help pay the  ...more
  • 16
    Anthony J. Langford addedPaul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski
    32
    18

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Cornell

    Runtime112

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) is settling into his new Manhattan home when a South American drug dealer (Hechter Ubarry) abducts his girlfriend, Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski). The drug dealer  ...more
  • 17

    The Wog Boy

    Nick Giannopoulos, Stephen Curry
    35
    26

    Released2000

    Directed byAleksi Vellis

    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 Nikolakopoulos  ...more
  • 18
    Anthony J. Langford added

    The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

    Peter Cook, Barry Humphries
    21
    11

    Released1972

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    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 a  ...more
  • 19

    The Man Who Sued God

    Billy Connolly, Judy Davis
    24
    15

    Released2001

    Directed byMark Joffe

    Runtime102

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations

    PremieredOctober 25, 2001

    After lawyer Steve Myers (Billy Connolly) abandons his career, he buys a boat and pursues a quiet life as a fisherman. His plans are obstructed when a bolt of lightning destroys his vessel, and his  ...more
  • 20

    Gettin' Square

    Sam Worthington, David Wenham
    27
    21

    Released2003

    Directed byJonathan Teplitzky

    Runtime101

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Brief Nudity, Violence

    When Barry Wirth (Sam Worthington) is released from prison, he vows to go straight and make an honest man of himself. He and fellow ex-con Johnny Spitieri (David Wenham) become cooks at a restaurant  ...more
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    MIKEBTM addedAdam Garcia, Sophie Lee
    15
    8

    Released2000

    Directed byDein Perry

    Runtime92

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredOctober 5, 2000

    Cocky, rebellious and ambitious, Sean Okden, is determined to follow his passion to become a ground-breaking tap dancer, and not resign himself to a life toiling in the local steel mill like most of  ...more
  • 22
    Anthony J. Langford added

    The Club

    Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy
    17
    13

    Released1980

    Directed byBruce Beresford, Simon Wincer

    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.  ...more
  • 23
    Anthony J. Langford added

    Mary and Max

    Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman
    15
    11

    Released2009

    Directed byAdam Elliot

    Runtime92

    A lonely Australian girl (Toni Collette) and an elderly Jewish man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in New York develop an unlikely friendship through letters.  ...more

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    Bryan Brown, Toni Collette
    18
    17

    Released2002

    Directed byDavid Caesar

    Runtime96

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredJanuary 10, 2003

    When two Mafia bigwigs from Chicago, Tony (John Goodman) and Sal (Felix Williamson), arrive in Australia with intentions of taking over the gambling trade for their bosses back home, they have no  ...more
  • 25
    Anthony J. Langford addedJacki Weaver, Lynette Curran
    11
    9

    Released1973

    Directed byTim Burstall

    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. Despite  ...more
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