Ozflicks Guide to the Top 50 Australian Films

Notes: The films are in the order of the Ozflicks Ranking List, and the numbers after the film suggestions are also from this list. Spoilers have been avoided as far as possible in the information about the top 50 Australian films. Look Both Ways (2005) (Sarah Watt) Ozflicks Rating: 5/5 — Ozflicks Ranking: 1/250 Genre:…

Welcome to Ozflicks: An Australian Film Guide

2017 Note: This is not the Ozflix streaming website. That is at https://www.ozflix.tv/ and/or https://www.ozflix.org/. This is a blog about Australian (Oz for short) films by an Australian film lover. I hope to interest people in the many fine Oz films that have been made over the years. I only intend to look at films about Australians and…

Oz Directors of the 1980s – The Arty-Types vs The Crowd-Pleasers

This post looks at the careers and films of Australian directors who made their first big impact in the 1980s: Ray Lawrence, George T. Miller, Paul Cox, Yahoo Serious, John Duigan (who had made good films in the 70s but made his most successful films in the 80s and 90s), Simon Wincer, Nadia Tass,  Charles…

Oz Directors of the 1970s – The New Wave Directors

This post looks at the careers and films of Australian Directors who made their first impact in the 1970s: Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford, George Miller, Fred Schepisi, Phil Noyce, Gillian Armstrong, Tim Burstall,  Ken Hannam, Henri Safran, Richard Franklin and Donald Crombie, and briefly mention the works of Philippe Mora, Esben Storm, John Power, Stephen Wallace, Michael Thornton and Bert Deling. We also look at The…

What Margaret and David say about 400 Oz Movies

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton are Australia’s best known and much loved film critics, having appeared on two long-running weekly movie TV review shows for almost 30 years: SBS’s The Movie Show from 1986 to 2004 and ABC’s At The Movies between 2004 and 2014. They reviewed both international and Australian movies and their informed…

Australian Films in World Cinema

Which Australian films are well-regarded internationally? In the last 20 years, a number of publications have begun to produce lists of the ‘1,000 greatest films ever made’. High profile lists have are been produced by the New York Times (2004), Halliwell’s Film Guide (2005), The Guardian (2007), Empire movie magazine (2013), the 1001 Movies You…

What is an Australian film? (including Ozflicks definition)

What is an Australian film? The Great Gatsby, The Piano, The Matrix, Mission Impossible II, Lore, The Sundowners (1960), Salaam Namaste, Walkabout, Oranges and Sunshine, They’re A Weird Mob, The Overlanders, The Rocket, Hacksaw Ridge and Balibo all have been or could be labelled Australian films, but are they really? This is not a straightforward question…

250 Australian Films – Ranked 1-250

[See Notes below the list for further information on the list and symbols] Australian Classics – 5 stars Look Both Ways (2005) (Sarah Watt) (7.1) **> Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) (Peter Weir) (7.6) #+> Gallipoli (1981) (Peter Weir) (7.5) #**> Great Oz films – 4 ½ stars Muriel’s Wedding (1994) (P.J. Hogan) (7.2) #*> Proof…