300 Australian Films – Ranked 1-300

A year has passed since I started this site with nothing but an idle notion and a ranked list of the 250 Australian films I’d seen. Now, a year on, I’ve seen another 50 Oz films, and rewatched over 100 of the old ones, and it’s time for a new list. It’s interesting rewatching films…

The ‘Real’ Box Office Figures for Australian Movies

This page crunches the numbers to show which Australian films have really been the most successful at the box office (traditionally the main source of income for films). I’ve compiled three lists showing the most successful Oz movies (a) at the Australian box office, (b) overseas and (c) combined domestic and international box offices. But…

Australian 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 500 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 opinions…

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…

Ozflicks Guide to the Top 50 Australian Films

  Notes: The films are in the order of the Ozflicks Ranking List, which is updated annually and was last updated in June 2017, 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…

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…