The Funniest Australian Movies Ever Made

Over 600 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of 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, Stephen Curry
    230 votes
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Rob Sitch

    This hilarious Australian classic tells the story of the Kerrigan family, who go to great lengths to defend their home against a compulsory acquisition for airport expansion. The film's comedic success lies in the eccentric characters, memorable lines, and their relentless optimism in the face of bureaucracy. Its sharp wit and heartwarming message make it an endearing and uplifting comedy that has become a cult favourite.

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  • Muriel's Wedding
    Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths
    166 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: P.J. Hogan

    Centering around Muriel Heslop's dream of getting married even though she lacks a suitable partner, this film is a laugh-out-loud mixture of quirky characters and awkward situations. Muriel's journey from social outcast to transformed woman, along with her iconic catchphrase "You're terrible, Muriel," provide plenty of humor and charm. Despite tackling serious issues like self-esteem and friendship, this movie is laugh-out-loud funny and has become an Australian classic.

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  • Crocodile Dundee
    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Blum
    149 votes
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Peter Faiman

    This iconic fish-out-of-water comedy stars Paul Hogan as Michael "Crocodile" Dundee, an Australian bushman who ventures to New York City with an American reporter. The film's humor comes from Dundee's naïve observations and reactions to the urban jungle, as well as his incredible survival skills, which often leave city dwellers dumbfounded. Its blend of Australiana and lighthearted adventure makes it one of the funniest movies to come out of Australia.

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  • Crackerjack
    Rick Dial, Phillip DeVona, Joshua Mikel
    107 votes
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Bryan Coley

    Featuring a lazy and cheeky main character, Jack Simpson, who is only a member of his local lawn bowls club for the free parking, this film showcases the sharp humor and lively characters that define Australian comedies. When the bowls club faces financial ruin, Jack discovers a passion for the sport and works to save the day. The movie combines sports-related antics with witty banter and memorable one-liners, making it a must-watch for fans of Aussie humor.

  • The Dish
    Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long
    116 votes
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Rob Sitch

    Set in 1969, this witty comedy tells the story of a small Australian town thrown into the spotlight when NASA chooses their satellite dish to broadcast the historic moon landing. The film's humor stems from the quirky townspeople, the motley crew of scientists, and the clash of cultures between the American astronauts and rural Australians. Along with its feel-good atmosphere, The Dish is a heartwarming and hilarious exploration of a proud moment in Australian history.

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce
    134 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Stephan Elliott

    This flamboyant road trip comedy follows two drag queens and a transgender woman journeying across the Australian Outback in their tour bus, named "Priscilla." The outrageous costumes, unforgettable musical numbers, and witty banter between the three leads contribute to the film's status as an iconic and hilarious Australian comedy. While addressing themes of identity, acceptance, and self-discovery, the film's humor and heart ensure it remains a beloved classic.

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