7 Awesome Aussie Movies For Your Next Movie Night!

7 Awesome Aussie Movies For Your Next

By Sean

Nothing says summer nights more than a good movie session (preferably on a rooftop or at an outdoor cinema!) So if your organising a movie night with your friends, we’ve taken care of the line-up. We’re talking Aussie Movies! In this list of 7 awesome Australian-made movies, there’s something for everyone, so grab the remote and the popcorn, and fire up your Blu-ray player for a crack at these recent Australian films:

Our home-grown Aussie movies that are actually awesome!

The Babadook

Starring Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman.

An Aussie breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival, The Babadook is just about the only horror you need to watch this Australia Day. Hell, make this your go-to horror for the rest of the year. It comes from first-time director Jennifer Kent, who manages to turn what could’ve been a boring, paint-by-numbers ghost story into something that’s closer to the horror classic, The Shining. Yes, that is a comparison to The Shining. This movie is that good.

Available now on Blu-ray & DVD.

Charlie’s Country

Starring David Gulpilil, need we say more?

If The Babadook is your must-see Aussie horror flick, then Charlie’s Country is your must-see Aussie movie, period. Bringing together two Australian legends: actor/writer David Gulpilil and writer/director Rolf de Heer. It’s a thought-provoking, heartbreaking and incredibly important film that’s been praised by everyone from David and Margaret to the judges at the Cannes Film Festival (where Gulpilil won the ‘Best Actor’ award).

Available now on Blu-ray & DVD.  

Tracks

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver and gorgeous shots of Australian wilderness.

Based on Robyn Davidson’s memoir, this film follows Wasikowska on a nine month, 2,700 kilometre trek from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. With photography from the acclaimed Mandy Walker (who also shot the equally exquisite, Australia), this movie will fill you with wonder and awe and provide you with stunning proof that Australia is a terrifyingly beautiful place.

Available now on Blu-ray & DVD.

The Mule

Starring Angus Sampson, Hugo Weaving, Leigh Whannell, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble

Aussie films are known for their ability to find the humour in just about any situation. In The Mule, writer and star Angus Sampson makes that situation as physically uncomfortable as possible. The film follows Sampson, who is detained by law enforcement on suspicion of hiding drugs within himself, to put it politely. Hugo Weaving, a dogged officer, simply decides to wait until Sampson gives up the goods as the full story unravels around them.

Available now on iTunes.

Predestination

Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor

From the directors of the vampire romp, Daybreakers, comes Predestination: a time-travelling, manhunting, mind-bending good time. Temporal Agents Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook (in a star-making performance) hunt for the elusive ‘Fizzle Bomber’ throughout time, in a desperate attempt to save millions of lives. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, think Minority Report, except layered with twisty time travel antics.

Available now on Blu-ray & DVD.

The Rover

Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and Scoot McNairy.

Director of the instant classic, Animal Kingdom, David Michôd returned last year with The Rover, a dark and gritty near-future thriller. Guy Pearce enlists Robert Pattinson to help reclaim his stolen car from a pack of thieves. Basically, it’s Mad Max, only taken completely seriously. Robert Pattinson turns in a unique and engrossing performance. A must-watch, if only for this amazing scene:

What We Do In The Shadows

Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer (plus a sneak cameo from Murray!)

Okay, this one’s cheating a little. It’s not technically an Aussie film (it’s from New Zealand) but it’s just too damn good to leave out of this list. Take Flight Of The Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, team him up with the talented director of Boy, Taika Waititi, then put them both to work on a mockumentary-style comedy about three ancient vampire housemates who are struggling to live in the modern world, and you’ll come close to the insanity that is What We Do In The Shadows.

So If you are blessed with a cool Summer night this week, show your true blue Aussie colours by grabbing one of these awesome films and celebrating with a good marathon!

Did we miss an awesome Aussie movie in our list? Share in the comments below!

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