The Ozflicks Index

A guide to what’s on the Ozflicks website This is a guide to the 50 pages on the Ozflicks website, which have been added over the last six years. They fall under the following categories: Australian films by Decade These pages fall into three types: Comprehensive lists of all Australians films in each decade from…

Australian films of the 1970s

40s films –50s films – 60s films – 80s films – 90s films – 2000s films – 2010 FILMS In the decade of the 1960s, only eight locally produced Australian films were released, and none were very successful. By contrast, the decade of the 1970s saw nearly 150 Australian-produced films released, and many of them were…

Ozflicks Guide to the Top 50 Australian Films

These are my top 50 Oz film recommendations  (based on the 600 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…

50 Australian Film Recommendations – Part 6 (251-300)

Welcome to the sixth in my series of Australian (Oz) film recommendations. (For my previous 250 recommendations, see here, here, here, here and here.)  I recently watched my 600th Australian film (!) (see List) and have some good new Aussie films to recommend, as well as some older ones I have caught up on or have been saving up. The…

The Top 22 Australian Contemporary Drama Films of the 1970s & 1980s

“Contemporary drama films” is not a commonly used genre, but I am using it to distinguish these films from ‘period dramas’ (which I covered earlier). My definition is based largely on what contemporary drama films are not: they are NOT period drama films, NOR are they comedies, action films, crime-dramas or horror films. They are…

The Top 40 Australian Period Films – ranked

Period films – films set in a particular period of the past – have been around since the advent of cinema, as film-makers set their films in earlier eras to look at either actual historical events, or the exotic ways of life (of dress, of technology, of speaking, of thinking and of relating) that prevailed…

The Top 60 Australian Comedy Films – Ranked

Comedy is one of the most popular film genres, and this page looks at the 60 Aussie comedies that I have picked as our best, and ranked from #1 down to #60. About 20% of all Australian films have been comedies of one sort or another, meaning that over 500 Aussie comedies have rolled off…

The Top 15 Australian Crime-Comedy Films – Ranked 15 to 1

Crime is bad, violent, scary, and dangerous, and people often get injured or killed during crimes. So can a film about crime also be funny? A crime film can be funny if one or more of the following conditions apply: Some of the films below are centred on criminals (smart ones, stupid ones, nasty ones,…

The Top 30 Australian Romantic Comedies – Ranked

So it’s Valentine’s Day and time for a rom-com, both here ‘Down Under’, and there ‘Up Over’. The romantic-comedy, or rom-com, is one of the world’s most popular film genres, but has Australia made any good rom-coms? We know Australia makes lots of comedies, but most people would be hard-pressed to think of many Aussie…

Australian Period Films of the 2000s

Welcome to the third part of our series on Australian period films. Previously I looked at Oz period films (and period TV series) from the 1970s and 1980s, when period films were very much in vogue. The production of period films slowed the end by the 1980s, either because Australians were tired of these depictions…

Ozflicks List of Recent Australian films

 30s to 60s list – 70s film list – 80s film list – 90s film list – 2000s film list [List updated to October 2022] Happy New Year, Australian film-lovers! This page lists Australian feature films released, either at the cinema, at a significant festival, or on a streaming service, since 2019. (It is a continuation of my List of 1001 Australian Films…

50 Australian Film Recommendations – Part 5 (201-250)

Welcome to the fifth in my series of Australian (Oz) film recommendations. (For my previous 200 recommendations, see here, here, here and here.)  I recently watched my 500th Australian film (!) (see List) and have some good new Aussie films to recommend, as well as some older ones I have been saving up. A quick word…

Australian Period Films (and Period TV Shows) of the 1980s

Welcome to the second part of my series on Australian period films and television series (see the first part on the 1970s here). The Golden Era of Australian Period Films (my term) lasted from 1975 to 1983, and several of Australia’s best period films were made in the early 1980s. But period films continued to be…

Australian Period Films (and TV shows) of the 1970s

Period films – films set in a particular period of the past – have been around since the advent of cinema, as film-makers set their films in earlier eras to look at the exotic ways of life (of dress, of technology, of speaking, of thinking and of relating) that prevailed among the inhabitants of that…

Yet Another 50 Australian Film Recommendations (151-200)

Here is the fourth in my series on Australian (Oz) films recommendations, and I will look at 50 more Oz films, old and new, which I think are worth watching. (For my previous 150 recommendations, see here, here and here.) The films below are ranked from 151 to 200 on the list of Oz films…

Australian Films as rated by various critics

This page is intended to be a resource for people looking for quick information on which Australian films were most-liked by the critics (and which least-liked), based on my recent survey of film ratings overs the last 50 years or so. It is not a rollicking discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and peculiarities of different…

New Australian Film Actresses of the 2000s

70s Oz Actresses – 80s Oz Actresses – 90s Oz Actresses Welcome back to my series on the film careers of Australian actresses and actors. Here we will look at Aussie actresses who made their film debuts (as an adult) in the 2000s. While many of these actresses also have important careers in television (and theatre), we will…