Australian Directors of the 1970s – The New Wave Directors

80s Oz directors – 90s Oz directors – 2000s Oz directors This post looks at the careers and films of Australian Directors who made their first impact in the 1970s. The most important and influential directors were: Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford, George Miller, Fred Schepisi, Phil Noyce, Gillian Armstrong, Tim Burstall, and John Duigan, The other directors covered…

Ozflicks Guide to the Top 50 Australian Films

These are my top 50 Oz film recommendations  (based on the 350 I have seen). I like drama and comedy (rather than, say, action, thriller or horror), and if you do too, you may enjoy some of these films. All these films are rated from 4-5 stars (out of five). Notes: The films are in…

Australian Film Actors of the 1980s

This page looks at the best Australian actors who made their first feature film in the 1980s. (It only looks at male actors, for the best Oz female actors of the 1980s, see here.) The 1980s was the second decade of the Australian Cinema Revival (see here), and actors who started in the 80s had…

List of 100 Australian Films from the 1930s to the 1960s

70s film list – 80s film list – 90s film list – 2000s film list 40s films – 50s films – 60s films This is the last of my lists of Australian films, and covers four decades from 1930 to 1969, representing the low-point of the Australian film industry before its revival in the 1970s. The list covers Australian films from the beginning…

Australian Film Actors of the 1970s

When the Australian film industry re-emerged in the 1970s, new actors appeared, coming from television, the theatre and elsewhere to star in the 200 Australian films made in the 1970s. Some of these new actors became well-known stars in Australia, with long careers film (like Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter, David Gulpilil and Bryan Brown); a…

20 Australian Film Actors – 1940-1969

This page will look at the major Australian (male) actors who starred in films during the 40s, 50s and 60s, both in Australia and overseas. These were actors who made it through the lean years before the revival of the Australian film industry in the 1970s.  Many of these actors worked in the UK or…

Australian Film Actresses of the 1990s

70s Oz Actresses – 80s Oz Actresses The 1990s saw the arrival of the ‘Golden Generation’ of Australian film actresses, and this page will celebrate the careers of the best of them. The best actresses of this decade achieved success only dreamt of by Oz actresses of the 70s and 80s, who had rarely worked abroad. Two…

Australian Film Actresses of the 1980s

70s Oz Actresses – 90s Oz Actresses This page will look at some of the Australian actresses who made films in the 1980s, which was the second decade of the revived Australian film industry. Many of the best actresses from the 1970s (see previous page) continued to have success in the 1980s, but there were also some new…

Australian Film Actresses of the 1970s

Australian film actresses were rare creatures before the 1970s, and generally confined to support roles in British and American films, but a number of fine actresses emerged during the Australian film revival of the 1970s, and began a new tradition that has grown over the decades. This page will look at some of the best […]

Ozflicks List of 1001 Australian Films of the 2000s

 30s to 60s list – 70s film list – 80s film list – 90s film list  Welcome back punters. This is the final installment of my lists of Aussie (Oz) films through the decades, and it turned out to be a bit of a monster with over 1,000 films and many thousands of links. My WordPress is…

Ozflicks’ List of 350 Australian Films of the 1990s

 30s to 60s films list – 70s films list – 80s films list – 2000s films list Over 400 films were made in Australia during the 1990s, and at least 350 released either at the cinema, on video, or on television. (For more background on the 90s in Australian cinema, see here. ) The list below is an almost-complete list…

Australian films of the 1970s: The Revival Part 2 (1975-79)

Australian films 1975-79: Let a thousand (native) flowers bloom! Welcome the Part 2 of my survey of Australian films of the 1970s Revival, looking at the second half of the decade (which I’ll call the ‘late 70s’ for convenience to mean the years 1975-79). The late 70s was an even more dynamic era than the…

Australian films of the 1970s – The Revival: Part 1 (1970-1974)

The Oz-Cine-Renaissance begins with plenty of sauce The sixties had seen the near-death of the Australian film industry, but the 1970s saw Australian cinema, like a keen amateur boxer at Jimmy Sharman’s boxing tent, get its bruised and emaciated body off the mat and start punching its way back to health. However, the film industry…

Ozflicks’ List of 400 Australian Films of the 1980s

 30s to 60s film list – 70s film list – 90s film list – 2000s film list The 1980s saw more films made in Australia than any other decade so far. The 80s also saw the rise of the VHS video- watching and renting, meaning that films which were not released at the cinema could be released…

Ozflicks’ List of 200 Australian Films of the 1970s

 30s to 60s film list – 80s film list – 90s film list – 2000s film list Oz films 1970-1974 – Oz films 1975-79 – 70s Oz Directors The Australian Film Revival of the 1970s saw a dramatic rise in the number of films made in Australia,  with more than 200 films made.  For more background on the 70s…

Darkest Before the Dawn: Australian films of the 1960s

The 1960s was an era of revolutionary change in American, British and European cinema, as the classic cinemas of the 40s and 50s gave way to more challenging ‘New Wave’ styles. Unfortunately, Australian cinema was in such a low state by 1960 that it was not able to participate in these changes, or even finance…