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Top 10 Aussie Movies on Kanopy

Top 10 Aussie Movies on Kanopy

With over 30,000 titles to choose from on Kanopy, we know it keeps getting harder to find something to watch. So we’ve hand-picked our top 10 recommended Aussie movies. These titles are now streaming on Kanopy, the on-demand video subscription service that’s included free with your library membership. You get 5 credits each month, so you can watch up to 5 films each month.

So stop browsing and start watching our top 10 Aussie movies:

Animal Kingdom

A Crime Story Following the death of his mother, 17-year-old Joshua ‘J’ Cody (newcomer James Frecheville) moves in with his doting grandmother, Smurf (Jacki Weaver), and her three criminal sons “the Cody boys.” The eldest, Pope (Ben Mendelsohn) is an armed robber, in hiding from a cadre of renegade detectives.

 
Strictly Ballroom

A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

 
Japanese Story

A feisty Australian geologist (Sandy) lands the unwanted task of showing a Japanese businessman (Hiromitsu) around the mines and deserts of the Pilbara, with a view to selling his company the unique geology software she has been developing.

Hiromitsu meanwhile, mistakes her as his driver, and demands they trek to the desert, blissfully unaware of the dangers.

 

 

Lantana

A woman disappears. Four marriages are drawn into a tangled web of love, deceit, sex and death. Not all of them will survive.

LANTANA is a psychological drama about love, infidelity and mistrust. It’s about the mistakes we make, the consequences we suffer and the attempts we make to fix things up.

 

 

Dressmaker

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, THE DRESSMAKER is a bittersweet, comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past.

 

Kenny

Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society’s machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful ‘Splashdown’ crew. Follow KENNY as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville Tennessee – or as KENNY affectionately calls it, “Poo HQ”.

 

Wake in Fright

Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, WAKE IN FRIGHT is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But his one night stretches to five and he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.

 

Walkabout

Nicolas Roeg’s mystical masterpiece chronicles the physical, spiritual and emotional journey of a sister and brother abandoned in the harsh Australian outback. Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them.

 

Ten Canoes

A parable of forbidden love from Australia’s mythical past, narrated by Australian icon David Gulpilil and starring his son Jamie as the covetous youth Dayindi, TEN CANOES is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life centuries before European settlement.

 

Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the “in” crowd who dominate the Greenhill beach. Once they are accepted into the group, they realise that the group’s laid-back, ultra-cool facade is just that: a glossy cover-up.

 

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