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Cinema of
Australia

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List of Australian films
1896-1919
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
This is a chronological list of Australian films by decade and year. For an alphabetical A-Z list, see Category:Australian films

This is a list of notable and influential Australian films that have achieved this status by awards they have won, notable box office gross, or have been exceptionally received by the Australian audience or have International acclaim.

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1890s-1930s

Australian filmmakers were at the forefront of cinema and film, having created what is considered the first feature length narrative film with the release of The Story of the Kelly Gang and other early films by directors John Gavin, W. J. Lincoln and Alfred Rolfe.

Notable Australian films of the early 1900s:

1940s-1970s

The mid 1900s had a slow start for Australian film, although saw the first Academy Award won for an Australian film, Kokoda Front Line. The industry picked back up during the 1970s with one of the first internationally released films Picnic at Hanging Rock and there was also the success of the series of Mad Max franchise films.

Notable Australian films of the 1940s-1950s:

  • Kokoda Front Line (1942) - First Australian film to win an Oscar, for Best Documentary Feature in 1942
  • Jedda (1955) - First Australian film to have two indigenous lead actors
  • Conquest of The Rivers (1958) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • Hard to Windward (1958) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • Edge of The Deep (1959) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Power Makers (1959) - AFI winner for Best Film

Notable Australian films of the 1960s:

  • Three in a Million (1960) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • Bypass to Life (1962) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • Night Freighter (1962) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Land That Waited (1963) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Dancing Class (1964) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • I The Aboriginal (1964) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Legend of Damien Parer (1965) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • Stronger Since The War (1965) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • They're a Weird Mob (1966) - Said to have been one factor leading to the founding of the Australian Film Industry. Based on a novel of the same title
  • Concerto for Orchestra (1966) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • Cardin in Australia (1967) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Change at Groote (1968) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • The Talgai Skull (1968) - AFI winner for Best Film
  • Jack And Jill: A Postscript (1969) - AFI winner for Best Film

Notable Australian films of the 1970s:

1980s

The Man from Snowy River was a highly acclaimed Australian film released in the 1980s, along with Crocodile Dundee which boosted the nation's economy and tourism industry. The Year My Voice Broke is also held in high regard, also having been released in this decade.

Notable Australian films of the 1980s:

1990s

The 1990s saw the release of the cult classics The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994 and The Castle in 1997. Strictly Ballroom was also a successful and influential release.

Notable Australian films of the 1990s:

2000s

2000s in the history of Australian film has had some mixed successful films from Moulin Rouge! revitalizing the musical film genre, award winning short film Harvie Krumpet, and box office success Happy Feet.

Notable Australian films of the 2000s:

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