14 can’t miss Aussie films to stream this Australia Day.
With Australia Day just around the corner, we’ve decided it’s time to get in the Aussie spirit and flick on some of our fave Australian films. If you’re in the mood for a heartfelt biographical drama that tackles family, identity and culture, check out our winning gems, The Shapphires (2012) and Lion (2016).
Don’t forget the cult-classic comedies that put Australia on the map and delivered some of the best one-liners, including Crocodile Dundee, Castle and Muriel’s Wedding.
Or dive deep into the world of Australian horror such as Grek Mcleanof’s Wolf Creek, a memorable (and incredibly traumatising) film about three backpackers trying to escape a sadistic serial killer in remote Australia.
Here is our list of best Aussie films to watch this Australia Day and how to stream them.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Of course, we had to include Crocodile Dundee in our list of top Australia Day movies.
Director Peter Faiman’s 1986 action-comedy follows American news reporter, Sue, as she travels to the Northern Territory to interview the legendary crocodile hunter and bushman hero, Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan). When Sue invites Mick to stay with her in New York, he is both amazed and torn by the foreign city life.
Expect to be won over by comedic one-liners such as “That’s a knife” and “I hate the bush” (if you know, you know).
- Cast: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulphill
- Genre: Australian, Comedy, Adventure
- Classification: PG-13
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
How to stream Crocodile Dundee
The Sapphires (2012)
Inspired by true events, The Sapphires is a refreshing tale of how an Indigenous girl group find their voice and overcome prejudice in the late 60s in Australia.
Sisters Gail, Cynthia and Julie and their cousin Kay find the chance to escape their oppressive and racially-divided town when talent scout, Dave (Chris O’Dowd), encourages the girl to perform for US troops in Vietnam.
The Sapphires not only features break-taking vocals, a soul-soothing soundtrack and killer production design, but pays a much-needed tribute to the stolen generation and soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War.
- Cast: Jessica Maulboy, Chris O`Dowd, Shari Sebbens, Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell
- Classification: PG
- Genre: Australian, Social Issues, Sentimental, Movies based on real-life
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10