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Films Shot in South Australia

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Jaws(1975)

3.8/5 (with 4,828 votes)

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

Mortal Kombat(2021)

R
| 1h 50min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 2,668 votes)

Washed-up MMA fighter Cole Young, unaware of his heritage, and hunted by Emperor Shang Tsung's best warrior, Sub-Zero, seeks out and trains with Earth's greatest champions as he prepares to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 1,206 votes)

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child(2016)

NR
| 1h 35min | Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 201 votes)

Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.

Kangaroo Jack(2003)

PG
| 1h 29min | Kids & Family, Comedy, Adventure, Crime
2.6/5 (with 385 votes)

Two childhood friends — a New York hairstylist and a wanna-be musician — get mixed-up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go all wrong when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert(1994)

R
| 1h 44min | Drama, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 329 votes)

Two drag queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, whilst widening comfort zones and finding new horizons.

Escape from Pretoria(2020)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 533 votes)

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

Directed by Francis Annan - With Daniel Radcliffe, Tim Jenkin, Nathan Page, Mark Leonard Winter, Ian Hart, Daniel Webber, ...

Cargo(2017)

1h 45min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.2/5 (with 761 votes)

After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.

Directed by Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke - With Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil, Susie Porter, Kris McQuade, ...

Stealth(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 473 votes)

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.

The Royal Hotel(2023)

R
| 1h 31min | Drama, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 22 votes)

After running out of money while backpacking in a tiny, male-dominated town in the Australian outback, two friends resort to a working holiday at the Royal Hotel. When the locals behavior starts crossing the line, the girls find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.

Run Rabbit Run(2024)

1h 40min | Horror, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Sarah is a fertility doctor with a firm understanding of the cycle of life. When she is forced to make sense of the increasingly strange behavior of her young daughter Mia, she must challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past.

Directed by Daina Reid - With Sarah Snook, Greta Scacchi, Damon Herriman, Naomi Rukavina, Trevor Jamieson, Neil Melville, ...

Red Planet(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Thriller, Action, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 439 votes)

Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

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The Stranger(2022)

1h 57min | Thriller
3.1/5 (with 96 votes)

Two strangers strike up a conversation on a long journey. One is a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case and the other an undercover operative on his trail. Their uneasy friendship becomes the core of this tightly wrought thriller, which is based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.

The Inbetweeners 2(2014)

R
| 1h 36min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 211 votes)

Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it’s ”the sex capital of the world”. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary lads holiday, it’s an offer they can’t refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on a backpacking holiday of a lifetime in an awful car, inspired by Peter Andre’s ‘Mysterious Girl’. Will soon finds himself battling with the lads to do something cultural, whilst they focus their attention on drinking, girls, and annoying fellow travelers.

Until the End of the World(1991)

3.4/5 (with 79 votes)

In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with two bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law — Dr. Sam Farber, an American who is being chased by the CIA. They want to confiscate a device his father invented which allows anyone to record their dreams and visions. On the run they travel the globe from Berlin to Lisbon to Moscow to Tokyo, ending up in Australia at his father's research facility, where they hope to play back the recordings Farber captured for his blind mother.

Pitch Black(2000)

3.4/5 (with 1,956 votes)

When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light.

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove(2010)

PG
| 1h 15min | Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 78 votes)

After young Kirra leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the lonely whale Willy--and embarks on a great quest to lead the little guy back to his anxious pod.

Directed by Will Geiger - With Beau Bridges, Bindi Irwin, Matthew Kennedy, Bruce A. Young

Picnic at Hanging Rock(1975)

PG
| 1h 57min | Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 319 votes)

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

The Blood of Heroes(1989)

3.0/5 (with 55 votes)

Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a lady. However now joined by a talented newcomer, Kidda, an ambitious young peasant girl he and his team find they have one last chance for glory.

Opal Dream(2006)

1h 26min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, Kellyanne's imaginary friends, and the impact this has on her family and the whole town. The story is told through the eyes of Kellyanne's 11 years old brother Ashmol.

Ground Zero(1987)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for a secret that if true, his government has already killed people to keep quiet.

Where the Green Ants Dream(1984)

1h 40min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

The Australian Aborigines (in this film anyway) believe that this is the place where the green ants go to dream, and that if their dreams are disturbed, it will bring down disaster on us all. The Aborigines' belief is not shared by a giant mining company, which wants to tear open the soil and search for uranium.

Thunderstruck(2004)

1h 38min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

After a near death experience, five Boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury their best friend next to the grave of Bon Scott. 12 years later, having gone their different ways, they come together to fulfill the promise.

Arrowhead(2017)

2.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Kye is a prisoner of war caught between two armies that he doesn't believe in. When offered an opportunity for freedom, Kye sets out on one last rescue mission only to become stranded when his ship crash lands. Kye soon realises that the deadliest creature on the desert moon is himself.

Directed by Jesse O'Brien

A Sunburnt Christmas(2020)

3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A single mother and her kids are doing it tough on their outback farm - until a runaway criminal dressed as Santa Claus crashes into their property, and their lives.

Australian Rules(2002)

1h 35min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same football team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one of the team's Aboriginal players becomes involved in a crime. In response, Dumby is demoted even though he's the star player, and Gary is given his place. Will Gary have the courage to speak out before tragedy results?

Selkie(2000)

Teenager Jamie moves with his mother, sister and grandfather to an island off the South Australian coast where mum has a job running a marine research station. To his discomfort, Jamie discovers he`s a "selkie" - half human, half seal - that explains the webbing on his hands and also why he changes completely into a seal as soon as he hits water.

Directed by Donald Crombie

Hammers Over the Anvil(1994)

1h 37min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, there is only one passion in life - to become a great horseman just like his hero, the reclusive horse trainer East Driscoll (Russell Crowe). Alan is one of East's few friends and also one of the few who knows about the affair between East and the aristocratic English woman Grace McAlister (Charlotte Rampling). Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him. Hammers Over The Anvil is an evocative coming of age film from Australian director Ann Turner.

The Survival of Kindness(2023)

In a cage on a trailer in the middle of the desert, BlackWoman (Mwajemi Hussein) is abandoned, left to die. But BlackWoman seems not ready. She escapes, journeying through pestilence and persecution, from desert to mountain and finally to city, on a quest for an unknown beginning. But the city is more uncertain even than the desert, and recaptured, BlackWoman must find another escape. Or does she?

Directed by Rolf de Heer

Siam Sunset(1999)

3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

A British design executive, who seemingly has everything going for him has his life totally changed when a refrigerator falls from an aircraft and lands on his wife...

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