Top Australia/ New Zealand movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The Lovely Bones on DVD The Lovely Bones
Synopsis
When 14-year-old Susie Salmon is murdered, she watches from above as her family deals with her tragic death -- and as her killer prepares to strike again. Torn between vengeance and healing, Susie's loved ones are forever changed.
Cast
Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli, AJ Michalka, Thomas McCarthy, Nikki SooHoo, Reece Ritchie
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Australia on DVD Australia
Synopsis
In the days leading up to World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) inherits a sprawling cattle ranch in northern Australia and reluctantly joins her rough-riding farmhand (Hugh Jackman) as he drives a herd of cattle across the outback. After an epic journey, they witness the Japanese bombing of Darwin, which heralds Australia's entry into the war. Director Baz Luhrmann co-wrote this Oscar-nominated period piece.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter, John Jarratt, Jacek Koman, Ben Mendelsohn
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent The World's Fastest Indian on DVD The World's Fastest Indian
Synopsis
This fact-based drama stars Anthony Hopkins as quirky New Zealander Burt Munro, a 67-year-old grandfather who flies across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break into the record books on his customized Indian Scout motorcycle.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Greenwood, Diane Ladd, Jessica Cauffiel, Walton Goggins, Patrick John Flueger, Chris Williams, Christopher Lawford, Paul Rodriguez, Chris Bruno
Director
Director
Roger Donaldson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Motorcycles & Motocross, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Rabbit-Proof Fence on DVD Rabbit-Proof Fence
Synopsis
Australia's aboriginal integration program of the 1930s broke countless hearts -- among them, those of young Molly (Evelyn Sampi), Gracie (Laura Monaghan) and Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), who were torn from their families and placed in an abusive orphanage. Without food or water, the girls resolve to make the 1,500-mile trek home. Meanwhile, a well-intentioned tracker is trying to return the girls to the authorities.
Cast
Cast
Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Adventures, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Whale Rider on DVD Whale Rider
Synopsis
A Maori tribe must contend with the distinctly nontraditional concept of having a female leader when the intended heir to the throne dies during childbirth, leaving his twin sister, Paikea, to prove herself in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.
Cast
Cast
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House, Taungaroa Emile, Tammy Davis, Mabel Wharekawa
Director
Director
Niki Caro
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Inspirational Stories, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Boys Are Back on DVD The Boys Are Back
Synopsis
Following the sudden death of his wife, Australian sportswriter Joe Warr struggles to cope with his grief and comfort his young son. Being a single father gets even trickier when Joe's rebellious teenage son from a previous marriage moves in.
Cast
Cast
Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Nicholas McAnulty, Julia Blake, Chris Haywood, Erik Thomson, Natasha Little, Emma Lung
Director
Director
Scott Hicks
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Mao's Last Dancer on DVD Mao's Last Dancer
Synopsis
A delegation from Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy selects 11-year-old peasant villager Li Cunxin to study ballet in far-off Beijing, where he trains for seven grueling years to become one of China's greatest dancers. His efforts win him the opportunity to dance in America, opening his eyes to a new love and the possibility of a dramatic defection from China in this remarkable true story based on Cunxin's autobiography.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cao, Amanda Schull, Shuangbao Wang, Chengwu Guo, Wen Bin Huang, Aden Young, Jack Thompson, Christopher Kirby, Penne Hackforth-Jones
Director
Director
Bruce Beresford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Proposition on DVD The Proposition
Synopsis
When no-nonsense lawman Capt. Stanley apprehends the notorious Charlie Burns and his younger sibling, Mikey, Stanley makes Charlie an unsavory proposition: If he murders his other outlaw brother, Arthur, Mikey will escape the hangman's noose.
Cast
Cast
Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson, Tom Budge, David Wenham, John Hurt, David Gulpilil, Leah Purcell, Tommy Lewis
Director
Director
John Hillcoat
Genres
Genres
Drama, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces
Rent The Railway Man on DVD The Railway Man
Synopsis
Decades after his brutal captivity under the Japanese during World War II, Eric Lomax still has nightmares about the ordeal. But when he unexpectedly meets and falls for Patti, a bizarre coincidence brings his past back into focus.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid, Marta Dusseldorp
Director
Director
Jonathan Teplitzky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Happy Feet Two on DVD Happy Feet Two
Synopsis
Mumble, the tap-dancing penguin who can't carry a tune, returns in this sequel to the hit animated musical. This time around, Mumble has a son. But unlike his toe-tapping father, young Erik has two left feet and struggles to find the groove.
Cast
Cast
Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofía Vergara, Carlos Alazraqui, Lombardo Boyar, Common, Hugo Weaving
Director
Director
George Miller, Gary Eck, David Peers
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Comedies, Animal Tales, Kids' Music, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Strictly Ballroom on DVD Strictly Ballroom
Synopsis
Dumped by his partner just before a major dance competition, gifted hoofer Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) is forced to take a graceless neophyte (Tara Morice) as his new partner. But much to everyone's surprise, Scott soon turns his unpromising protégé into a topnotch dancer. Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides and Barry Otto also star in this quirky, engaging tale from Aussie director Baz Luhrmann.
Cast
Cast
Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto, John Hannan
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies, Latin & Ballroom Dance, Australia/ New Zealand, Dance
Rent Animal Kingdom on DVD Animal Kingdom
Synopsis
When his mother dies suddenly, a 17-year-old boy finds himself drawn into the clutches of a diabolical criminal family, until a good-hearted detective makes a concerted effort to change the boy's fate.
Cast
Cast
Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton, James Frecheville
Director
Director
David Michôd
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Indie Dramas, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces
Rent Lantana on DVD Lantana
Synopsis
As he grapples with guilt about his own extramarital affair, detective Leon Zat dives headlong into a missing-persons investigation that crisscrosses the lives of four couples, all of whom have secrets -- including Zat's wife and her psychiatrist.
Cast
Cast
Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Vince Colosimo, Daniella Farinacci
Director
Director
Ray Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Drama, Psychological Thrillers, Australia/ New Zealand, Mystery, Crime Dramas, Foreign Regions
Rent The Warrior's Way on DVD The Warrior's Way
Synopsis
Fugitive Asian assassin Yang journeys from the Far East to the Wild West, where he holes up in a tiny town in the American badlands. There, he meets local drunk and ex-fighter Ron, as well as a beautiful circus knife thrower with a dark secret.
Cast
Cast
Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox, Lung Ti, Analin Rudd, Markus Hamilton, Rod Lousich, Matt Gillanders
Director
Director
Sngmoo Lee
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Thrillers, Martial Arts, Westerns, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Ned Kelly on DVD Ned Kelly
Synopsis
Fed up with being mistreated because of his heritage, Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger) and his brother (Laurence Kinlan) -- the sons of an Irish pig thief -- form a group of bandits called the Kelly Gang with two other men (Orlando Bloom and Philip Barantini) who share their ideals. Kelly's mob robs banks, evades the police and earns popular support from the people, much to the annoyance of the head lawman (Geoffrey Rush) trying to rein them in.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Laurence Kinlan, Philip Barantini, Kerry Condon, Kris McQuade, Emily Browning, Kiri Paramore, Rachel Griffiths, Geoff Morrell, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Director
Director
Gregor Jordan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Dramas, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent The Dish on DVD The Dish
Synopsis
A village in Australia is thrust into the spotlight when NASA employs a satellite dish to serve as a transmitter for the Apollo 11 moon mission. But when the dish gets out of range, it's up to the Aussies to ensure that the mission is broadcast.
Cast
Cast
Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Patrick Warburton, Genevieve Mooy, Tayler Kane, Bille Brown, Roy Billing
Director
Director
Rob Sitch
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent December Boys on DVD December Boys
Synopsis
After living together for years at a Catholic orphanage, four teenage boys must face the likelihood that they'll never be adopted. But while on vacation, the boys become rivals as they compete for the affections of two prospective parents.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Christian Byers, Lee Cormie, James Fraser, Jack Thompson, Kris McQuade, Victoria Hill, Sullivan Stapleton, Ralph Cotterill
Director
Director
Rod Hardy
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Candy on DVD Candy
Synopsis
Giddily in love, young bohemians Dan and Candy are swept up in a vortex of heroin addiction that unravels their relationship and their lives. Dan must decide whether to save Candy or withdraw from her in hopes she can set herself straight.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Roberto Meza Mont, Tony Martin, Noni Hazlehurst, Tara Morice, Paul Blackwell
Director
Director
Neil Armfield
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Mad Max on DVD Mad Max
Synopsis
In a postapocalyptic future, jaded cop Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is ready to retire. But his world is shattered when a malicious gang murders his family as an act of retaliation, forcing a devastated Max to hit the open road seeking vengeance. As he travels the Australian outback's empty stretches of highway, he tours the bloodstained battlegrounds ruled by marauding bikers who feed on violence.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Joanne Samuel, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Lisa Aldenhoven, Reg Evans, Bertrand Cadart
Director
Director
George Miller
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Danny Deckchair on DVD Danny Deckchair
Synopsis
A truck driver hatches a novel way to escape his humdrum life: he ties helium-filled balloons to his deck chair and floats into the sky. But a violent thunderstorm sends him hurtling over the Outback, where he lands in a small town.
Cast
Cast
Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke, Rhys Muldoon, Frank Magree, Anthony Phelan, John Batchelor, Julie Sobotta
Director
Director
Jeff Balsmeyer
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Piano on DVD The Piano
Synopsis
Holly Hunter stars as Ada McGrath, a mute but strong-willed 19th-century Scottish expatriate who arrives in New Zealand with her daughter (Anna Paquin) and her beloved piano in tow. Although betrothed to a landowner (Sam Neill), she's pulled into an affair with a laborer (Harvey Keitel). Hunter and Paquin both won Oscars for their performances in this haunting drama from writer-director Jane Campion.
Cast
Cast
Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker, Genevieve Lemon, Tungia Baker, Ian Mune
Director
Director
Jane Campion
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces
Rent Heavenly Creatures on DVD Heavenly Creatures
Synopsis
Set in 1950s New Zealand, this chilling true-life drama follows two inseparable teenage girls who retreat to a bizarre imaginary world, until their obsessive friendship invites parental opposition that ultimately begets blood.
Cast
Cast
Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor, Jed Brophy, Peter Elliott, Gilbert Goldie, Geoffrey Heath, Kirsti Ferry, Ben Skjellerup, Darien Takle, Elizabeth Moody, Liz Mullane, Moreen Eason, Pearl Carpenter, Lou Dobson, Jesse Griffin, Glen Drake
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, LGBT Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Hunter on DVD The Hunter
Synopsis
Willem Dafoe stars as a mercenary sent to Tasmania to track down the last living Tasmanian tiger and obtain its genetic material. Once he reaches the tiger's wild habitat, the hunter poses as a scientist to begin his search.
Cast
Cast
Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies, Finn Woodlock, Jacek Koman, Callan Mulvey, John Brumpton, Dan Wyllie, Sullivan Stapleton
Director
Director
Daniel Nettheim
Genres
Genres
Drama, Adventures, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior on DVD Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Synopsis
In this sequel to the dystopian action-adventure Mad Max, Mel Gibson returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus (Kjell Nilsson), a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Max Phipps, Michael Preston, Vernon Wells, Kjell Nilsson, Emil Minty, Virginia Hey, William Zappa, Arkie Whiteley
Director
Director
George Miller
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Sapphires on DVD The Sapphires
Synopsis
The spirit and vitality of 1960s soul music are at the core of this film about a real-life Australian aborigine singing group and their bumpy career. Three sisters and a cousin are brought together as the Sapphires by a talent scout with a plan.
Cast
Cast
Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Tory Kittles, Eka Darville
Director
Director
Wayne Blair
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces
Rent Disgrace on DVD Disgrace
Synopsis
After an imprudent affair with a student, Cape Town professor David Lurie (John Malkovich) flees to his daughter's remote farm to escape the scandal, only to find tragedy when a trio of black youths brutally assaults them. But Lurie is forced to face apartheid's lasting repercussions when he discovers that one of the attackers is related to a trusted employee (Eriq Ebouaney) in this pensive drama based on J.M. Coetzee's novel.
Cast
Cast
John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Antoinette Engel, Antonio Fisher, Isabella De Villiers, Cindy Mkaza, Liezel De Kock, Charles Tertiens, Jessica Haines, Eriq Ebouaney, Fiona Press, Paula Arundell, Scott Cooper, Monroe Reimers
Director
Director
Steve Jacobs
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent The Man from Snowy River on DVD The Man from Snowy River
Synopsis
After his father's death, young cowboy Jim must earn money so he can keep his father's farm going. When he takes work breaking wild horses and falls in love with his boss's feisty daughter, Jim must prove his worth to keep both his job and his girl.
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Sigrid Thornton, Tony Bonner
Director
Director
George Miller
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Square on DVD The Square
Synopsis
Bored with married life, a middle-aged man devises a dangerous scheme to steal a large sum of money and run away with his beautiful young mistress. But the plan soon hits more than a few snags in this gritty neonoir thriller.
Cast
Cast
David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes, Peter Phelps, Bill Hunter, Damon Herriman, Brendan Donoghue, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Lucy Bell, Hanna Mangan Lawrence
Director
Director
Nash Edgerton
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Suspense, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Muriel's Wedding on DVD Muriel's Wedding
Synopsis
Misfit Muriel (Toni Collette) has always escaped life by listening to ABBA ditties and dreaming about marriage. When she and her flighty friend Rhoda (Rachel Griffiths) leave small-town Porpoise Spit, Australia, behind them, her fantasy starts to come to life. That comes along in the form of a hunky swimmer (Daniel Lapaine) looking for Aussie citizenship. At long last, her storybook dreams have come true, but is Muriel ready for this reality?
Cast
Cast
Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Daniel Lapaine, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee, Roz Hammond, Matt Day, Jeanie Drynan
Director
Director
P.J. Hogan
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Classic Comedies, Indie Classics, Indie Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Dead Alive on DVD Dead Alive
Synopsis
Although it's easy to admire the maniacal glee of director Peter Jackson's bloodfest, Dead Alive is nonetheless intense and profoundly disturbing. When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie. She begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control. Events culminate at a house party that turns into a blood-drenched zombie buffet.
Cast
Cast
Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin, Brenda Kendall, Stuart Devenie, Jed Brophy, Stephen Papps
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Horror, Zombies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Cult Horror, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Black Sheep on DVD Black Sheep
Synopsis
On a quiet New Zealand ranch, a genetic experiment has gone horribly wrong, transforming a calm flock of sheep into killers hungry for human blood in this outrageous comic gore-fest. Those bitten become ravenous were-sheep.
Cast
Cast
Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Peter Feeney, Danielle Mason, Glenis Levestam, Tandi Wright, Matthew Chamberlain
Director
Director
Jonathan King
Genres
Genres
Horror, Cult Horror, Spoofs and Satire, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Tracker on DVD Tracker
Synopsis
Arjan (Ray Winstone), a hard-bitten guerilla fresh from the Boer War, takes a job tracking down Kereama (Temuera Morrison), a Maori warrior accused of killing a British soldier. Kereama, who proves to be elusive prey, maintains his innocence. As the tracker catches and loses his target time and again, a bond forms between the two men -- and for the first time, Arjan feels conflicted about his calling.
Cast
Cast
Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison, Gareth Reeves, Mark Mitchinson, Andy Anderson, Daniel Musgrove, Steve Reinsfield, Jodie Hillock, Mick Rose, Jed Brophy
Director
Director
Ian Sharp
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Social Issue Dramas, Crime Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Gallipoli on DVD Gallipoli
Synopsis
Australian Director Peter Weir takes on one of his country's most tragic moments in history: the World War I confrontation with the German allied Turks. As the film leads up to the battle in act three, we get to know the young men destined to be casualties of war. A young Mel Gibson (on the heels of his successful turn in Mad Max) plays one of the innocent doomed. This poignant war drama swept the Australian Film Institute Awards with eight wins.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Bill Kerr, Mark Lee, Harold Hopkins, Charles Lathalu Yunipingli, Heath Harris, Cameron Graham, Gerda Nicolson, Robert Grubb, Tim McKenzie, David Argue, Brian Anderson, Reg Evans, Jack Giddy, Dane Peterson
Director
Director
Peter Weir
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome on DVD Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Synopsis
In the sci-fi trilogy's final installment -- which features the inventive Thunderdome fight sequence -- Max becomes embroiled in the internal tensions of Bartertown, ruled by the imperious Aunty Entity. Will ex-cop Max turn into an assassin?
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn, Tina Turner, Frank Thring, Angelo Rossitto, Paul Larsson, Angry Anderson, Robert Grubb, George Spartels, Edwin Hodgeman, Bob Hornery, Andrew Oh, Ollie Hall, Lee Rice
Director
Director
George Miller, George Ogilvie
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Gabriel on DVD Gabriel
Synopsis
In the long-standing fight between good and evil, Gabriel, the lone surviving archangel, must engage in an epic last stand against the fallen angels to save the citizens of purgatory. Taking on human form, Gabriel wrestles with earthly emotions.
Cast
Cast
Andy Whitfield, Dwaine Stevenson, Samantha Noble, Michael Piccirilli, Jack Campbell, Erika Heynatz, Harry Pavlidis, Kevin Copeland, Brendan Clearkin
Director
Director
Shane Abbess
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Supernatural Thrillers, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Red Hill on DVD Red Hill
Synopsis
After being shot on duty, cop Shane Cooper moves to the quiet Outback town of Red Hill, where he finds himself up against an escaped convict. Shane's first day on the job turns into the worst day of his life as he tries to track down the killer.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis, Claire van der Boom, Christopher Davis, Kevin Harrington, Richard Sutherland, Ken Radley, John Brumpton, Cliff Ellen
Director
Director
Patrick Hughes
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Perfect Creature on DVD Perfect Creature
Synopsis
A rebellious vampire named Edgar (Leo Gregory) begins feasting on flu victims in this sci-fi horror film set in an alternate world where vampires live peacefully among people. But the Church has sent Silus (Dougray Scott) to capture Edgar and uncover his chilling secrets. Saffron Burrows co-stars as the police chief who helps Silus hunt down the bloodsucker in Nuovo Zelandia, an alternate dimension of 1960s New Zealand.
Cast
Cast
Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills, Stuart Wilson, Craig Hall, John Sumner, Robbie Magasiva, Stephen Ure
Director
Director
Glenn Standring
Genres
Genres
Horror, Vampires, Sci-Fi Horror, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Triangle on DVD Triangle
Synopsis
Murder strikes the Bermuda Triangle in this gripping high-seas horror starring Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth and Rachael Carpani. Jess encounters the first of many bad omens when her car kills a seagull near the local harbor. Later that night, her yacht hits a storm, forcing her and her friends to board a mysterious deserted ship. The clock on the ship has stopped -- and so has any sense of safety. Christopher Smith writes and directs.
Cast
Cast
Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Rachael Carpani, Emma Lung, Michael Dorman, Henry Nixon, Joshua McIvor
Director
Director
Christopher Smith
Genres
Genres
Horror, Supernatural Horror, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Once Were Warriors on DVD Once Were Warriors
Synopsis
Director Lee Tamahori's (Along Came a Spider) powerful adaptation of author Alan Duff's best-selling novel centers on the troubled life of a Maori family crippled by poverty, bigotry, alcoholism and domestic violence. Rena Owen stars as Beth Heke, a beleaguered mother who struggles to care for her three children while battling the demons of her erratic, often violent husband, Jake (Temuera Morrison).
Cast
Cast
Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris Jr., Joseph Kairau, Cliff Curtis
Director
Director
Lee Tamahori
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Jindabyne on DVD Jindabyne
Synopsis
Relations between Stewart and his wife, Claire, crumble after Stewart finds a corpse on a fishing excursion but waits to alert the authorities until the trip is over. Horrified by Stewart's callous delay, Claire tries to atone for his inaction.
Cast
Cast
Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Howard, Chris Haywood, Leah Purcell, Alice Garner, Max Cullen, Stelios Yiakmis
Director
Director
Ray Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Crocodile Dundee on DVD Crocodile Dundee
Synopsis
When a New York reporter (Linda Kozlowski) plucks crocodile hunter Dundee (Paul Hogan) from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat. Hogan's script earned an Oscar nod.
Cast
Cast
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil, Ritchie Singer, Terry Gilliam, Mark Blum, Reginald Veljohnson, Anne Carlisle
Director
Director
Peter Faiman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Action Comedies, Adventures, Blockbusters, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Babe: Pig in the City on DVD Babe: Pig in the City
Synopsis
After winning the sheepherding contest, Babe (voiced by Elizabeth Daily) comes home to the reality that Farmer and Mrs. Hoggett (James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski) may lose their land. The prize porker and Mrs. Hoggett go to the big city in a desperate attempt to save the farm but become separated. On his own, Babe performs with the circus, is chased by stray dogs and becomes a leader among animals in director George Miller's Oscar-nominated sequel.
Cast
Cast
Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell, Mary Stein, Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Daily, Danny Mann, Glenne Headly, Steven Wright, Adam Goldberg, James Cosmo, Nathan Kress
Director
Director
George Miller
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Family Adventures, Animal Tales, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Rover on DVD The Rover
Synopsis
Set in a chaotic future, this Outback saga follows loner Eric's brutal ordeal when a gang takes his only possession, his car, and then abandons him. Soon, Eric decides to undertake a journey of vengeance, bringing along an injured gang member.
Cast
Cast
Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, David Field, Susan Prior, Nash Edgerton
Director
Director
David Michôd
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Chopper on DVD Chopper
Synopsis
Out to own the cellblock and make a name for himself, Australia's most infamous convict, Mark "Chopper" Read, fused fact and fiction into nine best-selling books. In the process, he became an antihero with a folkloric rep bigger than Billy the Kid's.
Cast
Cast
Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Daniel Wyllie, Bill Young, Vince Colosimo, Kenny Graham, Kate Beahan
Director
Director
Andrew Dominik
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces
Rent Return to Snowy River on DVD Return to Snowy River
Synopsis
In this sequel to The Man from Snowy River, frontiersman Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to the Australian highlands after a three-year absence to find the girl he left behind. However, he's made an enemy in her father and a rival in an arrogant banker's son. Once again, Jim has to prove his mettle to win the girl. Return to Snowy River is marked by the same breathtaking cinematography that graced the first film.
Cast
Cast
Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Mark Hembrow, Bryan Marshall, Rhys McConnochie, Peter Cummins, Cornelia Frances
Director
Director
Geoff Burrowes
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Family Adventures, Westerns, Disney, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Food Matters on DVD Food Matters
Synopsis
With a staggering number of Americans suffering from obesity and other food-related maladies, this film takes a timely and hard-hitting look at how the food we eat is helping or hurting our health, and what we can do to live (and eat) better.
Cast
Cast
Andrew W. Saul, Charlotte Gerson, David Wolfe, Ian Brighthope, Victor Zeines, Phillip Day, Dan Rogers, Jerome Burne
Director
Director
James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Food Stories, Food & Wine, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Her Majesty on DVD Her Majesty
Synopsis
Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Wakefield (Sally Andrews) lives in the quaint town of Middleton, New Zealand, and her lifelong dream of meeting Queen Elizabeth looks as if it may come true when the queen schedules a visit. But the youngster's loyalties (and priorities) are tested when her friend Hira (Vicky Haughton), a Maori tribeswoman, runs afoul of local authorities. It seems her eyesore of a house is smack-dab in the middle of the parade route.
Cast
Cast
Sally Andrews, Anna Sheridan, Mark Clare, Alison Routledge, Geoff Snell, Craig Elliott, Patrick Morrison, Todd Emerson, Alexander Gandar, Anton Tennet, Stuart Devenie, Rachel Wallis, Chris Hollyer, Chris Tippett, Virginia Wickham
Director
Director
Mark J. Gordon
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Indie Dramas, Ages 11-12, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Quiet Earth on DVD The Quiet Earth
Synopsis
After surviving the apocalypse, scientist Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) faces a dangerous and uncertain new world in this thriller. The government researcher wakes up to find all human life on the planet completely destroyed. That is, until he encounters a lovely young woman (Alison Routledge) and a trucker (Pete Smith). Tension mounts as the survivors adapt to their new reality and try to learn to trust one another.
Cast
Cast
Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace, Norman Fletcher
Director
Director
Geoff Murphy
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent The Black Balloon on DVD The Black Balloon
Synopsis
When Thomas and his eccentric family move to a new home and he has to start at a new school, all he wants is to fit in. But achieving that goal is made more challenging when his father puts him in charge of his autistic older brother, Charlie.
Cast
Cast
Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Gemma Ward, Erik Thomson, Toni Collette, Aaron Glennane, Lisa Kowalski, Lloyd Allison-Young, Nathin Butler, Firass Dirani
Director
Director
Elissa Down
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Horseman on DVD The Horseman
Synopsis
Unsettled by his teenage daughter's untimely and suspicious death, a vengeful father sets out on a purposeful road trip across rural Queensland, Australia, to find out who killed his little girl -- and to make them pay.
Cast
Cast
Peter Marshall, Caroline Marohasy, Brad McMurray, Jack Henry, Evert McQueen, Christopher Sommers, Bryan Probets, Steve Tandy, Hannah Levien, Chris Betts
Director
Director
Steven Kastrissios
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Irresistible on DVD Irresistible
Synopsis
Sophie Hartley is convinced that her husband's beautiful co-worker Mara is stalking her. In Sophie's mind, Mara covets her children, her husband and her life. But are her fears well-founded -- or just the imaginings of a borderline paranoiac?
Cast
Cast
Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Emily Blunt, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, William McInnes, Georgie Parker, Terry Norris, Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik, Lauren Mikkor, Heather Mitchell
Director
Director
Ann Turner
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Mary and Max on DVD Mary and Max
Synopsis
Mary Dinkle, a chubby 8-year-old Australian girl, and Max Horovitz, an obese, middle-aged New Yorker with Asperger's syndrome, are a pair of unlikely pen pals in this quirky clay animation feature from writer-director Adam Elliot.
Cast
Cast
Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Bethany Whitmore, Renée Geyer, Ian Meldrum, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth
Director
Director
Adam Elliot
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Animation for Grown-ups, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Japanese Story on DVD Japanese Story
Synopsis
During a field trip, geologist Sandy (Toni Collette) has the unfortunate luck of being marooned in the Pilbara desert with a man she can't stand. Finding him completely irritating and rather egotistical, Sandy soon learns that his feelings for her are just as contemptuous. The saying that things can only get better doesn't apply to these two, as their increasingly remote location only adds to the already challenging situation.
Cast
Cast
Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Matthew Dyktynski, Lynette Curran, Yumiko Tanaka, Kate Atkinson, Bill Young, John Howard
Director
Director
Sue Brooks
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Red Dog on DVD Red Dog
Synopsis
This is the story of a legendary, lovable canine that roams the outback and finds his way into the hearts of each and every person he meets along the way. He brings people together, helping some find love and others to find themselves.
Cast
Cast
Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford, Arthur Angel, John Batchelor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Noah Taylor, Eamon Farren, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Paul Blackwell, Bill Hunter
Director
Director
Kriv Stenders
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Animal Tales, Family Dramas, Ages 11-12, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Picnic at Hanging Rock on DVD Picnic at Hanging Rock
Synopsis
To celebrate Valentine's Day, teachers at a boarding school take a group of students on an outing to the mysterious Hanging Rock. Soon after their arrival, the headmistress and three girls go exploring and mysteriously disappear.
Cast
Cast
Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse, Kirsty Child, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Jacki Weaver, Frank Gunnell, Dominic Guard
Director
Director
Peter Weir
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Mystery, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Bad Taste on DVD Bad Taste
Synopsis
When an army of aliens invades Earth intending to sell humans as intergalactic hamburger meat, the New Zealand government calls in an elite team of psychotic assassins. But are these boys brutal enough to tackle the vilest villains in the universe? From director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), it's the ultimate battle of flying guts, splattering brains, exploding sheep and guzzling vomit, and is a favorite for horror comedy fans.
Cast
Cast
Pete O'Herne, Mike Minett, Terry Potter, Doug Wren, Peter Jackson
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Horror, Cult Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Horror, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, B-Movie Horror, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course on DVD The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
Synopsis
Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin and his wife (playing themselves) are mistaken for spies while trying to rescue a crocodile from poachers ... who are really CIA operatives trying to retrieve top-secret satellite equipment that the beastie swallowed.
Cast
Cast
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Magda Szubanski, David Wenham, Lachy Hulme, Aden Young, Kenneth Ransom, Kate Beahan, Steve Bastoni, Steven Vidler, Alyson Standen
Director
Director
John Stainton
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Comedies, Animal Tales, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Wide Sargasso Sea on DVD Wide Sargasso Sea
Synopsis
Jean Rhys, who penned the book on which this movie is based, was inspired by Charlotte Bront&#235;'s <i>Jane Eyre</i>, imagining the life of the first Mrs. Rochester, Antoinette Cosway (Karina Lombard), a Creole woman forced to marry Mr. Rochester (Nathaniel Parker). Against all odds, Antoinette ends up loving Mr. Rochester, but her secrets ultimately threaten everything. Contains both the NC-17 and R-rated versions of the film.
Cast
Cast
Karina Lombard, Nathaniel Parker, Rachel Ward, Michael York, Martine Beswick, Claudia Robinson, Huw Christie Williams, Rowena King, Naomi Watts
Director
Director
John Duigan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Regions
Rent Ten Canoes on DVD Ten Canoes
Synopsis
Hoping to teach younger brother Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil) a lesson about fidelity, Aboriginal elder Minygululu (Peter Minygululu) weaves a lengthy and poignant ancestral fable about warrior Ridjimiraril's sibling battle for his bride's affection. The tale has deep meaning, but the brothers' expedition is the greater reward for both. Peter Djigirr and Rolf de Heer's cinematic walkabout is told in the Aboriginal language of Ganalbingu.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Gulpilil, Peter Minygululu, Peter Djigirr, Crusoe Kurddal, Richard Birrinbirrin, Frances Djulibing, David Gulpilil, Johnny Buniyira
Director
Director
Rolf De Heer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Rogue on DVD Rogue
Synopsis
While cruising the waters of Australia's Kakadu National Park, a jaded American journalist and a spirited outback tour guide must join forces to fend off a giant man-eating crocodile, which lurks beneath the surface of a remote lake.
Cast
Cast
Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, Michael Vartan, Caroline Brazier, Stephen Curry, Celia Ireland, John Jarratt, Heather Mitchell, Geoff Morrell, Damien Richardson, Mia Wasikowska
Director
Director
Greg McLean
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Creature Features, Action Thrillers, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Somersault on DVD Somersault
Synopsis
After trying to seduce her mother's live-in boyfriend, guilt-ridden teen Heidi (Abbie Cornish) runs away from home and heads for a small ski resort, where her sexual awakening and amorphous yearning for love collide. Rudderless and broke, Heidi exchanges her sexual favors for a place to sleep till she lands a job. But just as she starts to settle in, her irresponsible behavior jeopardizes her fragile equilibrium in this absorbing Aussie import.
Cast
Cast
Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Nathaniel Dean, Erik Thomson, Leah Purcell, Hollie Andrew, Paul Gleeson, Damian de Montemas, Olivia Pigeot
Director
Director
Cate Shortland
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles on DVD Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
Synopsis
After settling in the tiny Australian town of Walkabout Creek with his significant other (Linda Kozlowski) and his young son (Serge Cockburn), Mick "Crocodile" Dundee is thrown for a loop when a prestigious Los Angeles newspaper offers his honey a job. The family migrates back to the United States, and Croc and son soon find themselves learning some lessons about American life -- many of them inadvertent -- in this comedy sequel.
Cast
Cast
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Aida Turturro, Alec Wilson, Gerry Skilton, Steve Rackman, Serge Cockburn, Paul Rodriguez, Mark Adair-Rios, Tiriel Mora, Grant Piro, Mike Tyson
Director
Director
Simon Wincer
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Action Comedies, Adventures, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent My Brilliant Career on DVD My Brilliant Career
Synopsis
Refractory Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) bucks 19th century societal conventions in this charming Australian film helmed by Gillian Armstrong. On Sybylla's path toward realizing her dream of artistic greatness, she casts aside a starchy suitor, exasperates her mother and confounds her grandmother. But when Sybylla falls for affluent landowner Harry Beecham (Sam Neill), she must choose between traditional marriage and pursuing her career ambitions.
Cast
Cast
Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, Aileen Britton, Peter Whitford, Patricia Kennedy, Alan Hopgood, Julia Blake, David Franklin, Marion Shad
Director
Director
Gillian Armstrong
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent Mental on DVD Mental
Synopsis
After his wife has a breakdown, a smarmy politician hires Shaz, a "nanny" he finds on the side of the road, to care for his daughters. But the freewheeling Shaz has her hands full with the girls, each of whom claims her own brand of mental illness.
Cast
Cast
Liev Schreiber, Toni Collette, Caroline Goodall, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Deborah Mailman, Rebecca Gibney, Lily Sullivan, Sam Clark, Nicole Freeman, Bethany Whitmore
Director
Director
P.J. Hogan
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Head On on DVD Head On
Synopsis
This edgy indie drama follows 19-year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades), a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual-identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey. When he's not dealing drugs or bedding nameless partners, Ari joins his younger sister (Andrea Mandalis) in a battle of wills against their reactionary parents. Though he ultimately runs afoul of the law, Ari remains impenitent about his self-destructive hedonism.
Cast
Cast
Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis, Julian Garner, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Elena Mandalis, Eugenia Fragos, Damien Fotiou, Andrea Mandalis, Maria Mercedes, Dora Kaskanis, Alex Papps, Vassili Zappa
Director
Director
Ana Kokkinos
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Indie Dramas, Foreign Regions
Rent Romulus, My Father on DVD Romulus, My Father
Synopsis
Based on the critically acclaimed memoir of the same name, this heart-wrenching drama follows Romulus (Eric Bana), a flawed yet deeply committed father who struggles to raise his son in the face of his wife's (Franka Potente) mental illness and neglectful ways. Set in rural Australia, the film is an ode not only to a father who overcomes insurmountable odds, but also to a nation and its breathtaking landscapes.
Cast
Cast
Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Russell Dykstra, Jacek Koman, Alethea McGrath, Terry Norris, Veronica Sywak
Director
Director
Richard Roxburgh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Regions, Period Pieces
Rent Opal Dream on DVD Opal Dream
Synopsis
Eight-year-old Kellyanne and her father, Rex, are both unhappily deluded -- and when imaginary pals suddenly disappear, their community looks for them, dispensing a stirring lesson in the value of faith.
Cast
Cast
Sapphire Boyce, Christian Byers, Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie, Anna Linarello, Denise Roberts, Peter Callan, Stephen Potter, Sharni Honor, Robert Morgan
Director
Director
Peter Cattaneo
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand, Ages 11-12
Rent Summer Heights High on DVD Summer Heights High
Synopsis
Creator, writer and star Chris Lilley plays all three outrageous lead characters -- performing arts director Mr G, privileged teen Ja'mie and Tongan student Jonah -- in this biting mockumentary series that satirizes Australian high school life.
Cast
Cast
Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauti, Iro Utaifeau, Zach Fa'atoe, Ofa Palu, David Lennie, Kristy Barnes Cullen, Stan Roach, Elida Brereton, Danny Alsabbagh
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent A Cry in the Dark on DVD A Cry in the Dark
Synopsis
An Australian woman finds herself under suspicion of murder after her infant daughter is carried off by a dingo during a family camping trip. She insists that the animal killed her baby, but police note inconsistencies in her story.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Reg Evans, John Howard, Frankie J. Holden, Tim Robertson, David Wilson, Peter Byrne, Bruce Carter, Charles Dance
Director
Director
Fred Schepisi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Adore on DVD Adore
Synopsis
In this seaside drama adapted from a novella by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing, two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other's teenage sons must carry out their affairs in relative secrecy.
Cast
Cast
Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Jessica Tovey, Gary Sweet, Alyson Standen, Skye Sutherland, Sarah Henderson
Director
Director
Anne Fontaine
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Kenny on DVD Kenny
Synopsis
In a comedy of excremental proportions, underappreciated porta-loo deliveryman Kenny Smyth makes his rounds and ultimately finds himself at the mother of all waste management sites -- the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville.
Cast
Cast
Shane Jacobson, Travis Golland, Chris Davis, Alf Scerri, Hayley Preusker, Saxon Fuller, Thomas Uerata, Glenn Preusker, Kevin Roy
Director
Director
Clayton Jacobson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Snowtown Murders on DVD The Snowtown Murders
Synopsis
This grisly thriller is based on the true story of Australia's worst serial killer, John Bunting, and the people he convinced to help him. One of them is teenager Jamie, whose entire family eventually falls under Bunting's dark spell.
Cast
Cast
Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Anthony Groves, David Walker, Aaron Viergever, Richard Greene, Beau Gosling, Frank Cwertniak
Director
Director
Justin Kurzel
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Slashers and Serial Killers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on DVD Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Synopsis
Get ready to immerse yourself in the opulent, exciting and sometimes dangerous world of Australia's leading lady -- Det. Phryne Fisher -- who is a glamorous and thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s.
Cast
Cast
Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings, Richard Bligh, Travis McMahon, Anthony Sharpe
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Crime Dramas, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Last Wave on DVD The Last Wave
Synopsis
Peter Weir directs this engaging thriller about an Australian lawyer (Richard Chamberlain) who defends a group of aborigines in a murder case, only to begin experiencing strange dreams and visions that portend a catastrophic tidal wave that will decimate Australia. Are these visions the real thing, or is he losing his mind? Finding the answer may prove crucial to the murder case and to the survival of the continent. David Gulpilil co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Wallas Eaton, Malcolm Robertson
Director
Director
Peter Weir
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural Thrillers, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent The Sum of Us on DVD The Sum of Us
Synopsis
In this Australian comedy based on David Stevens's stage play, Jeff (Russell Crowe) is a young gay man living with his widowed father, Harry (Jack Thompson). Although Harry has always accepted the fact that his son is openly gay, his acceptance is challenged. Jeff brings home a potential lover one night, and in turn, when Harry gets involved with Joyce, a divorc&#233;e he met through a dating service, she and Jeff can't see eye-to-eye.
Cast
Cast
Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy, Joss Moroney, Mitch Matthews, Julie Herbert, Des James, Rebekah Elmaloglou
Director
Director
Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, LGBT Dramas, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Gay, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Oyster Farmer on DVD Oyster Farmer
Synopsis
Down-on-his-luck drifter Jack Flange (Alex O'Loughlin) heads to a secluded oyster-farming community to wait for a parcel of stolen cash that he's mailed to himself. But the package never arrives, and Jack suspects a beautiful postal worker named (what else?) Pearl (Diana Glenn) may be responsible for its disappearance. Anna Reeves directs this quirky but charming romance set along Australia's Hawkesbury River.
Cast
Cast
Alex O'Loughlin, Jack Thompson, Jim Norton, Kerry Armstrong, David Field, Claudia Harrison, Diana Glenn, Alan Cinis, Brady Kitchingham, Paul J. Mailath, Bob Yearley
Director
Director
Anna Reeves
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Flirting on DVD Flirting
Synopsis
Set in 1965, Flirting follows a free-spirited young man (Noah Taylor) who's an outcast at an Australian all-boys prep school. He meets a sophisticated South African girl (Thandie Newton) attending the school across the lake, and their interracial romance blossoms despite the intense prejudice they face. A beautiful and honest depiction of first love by director John Duigan, with outstanding performances by Taylor and Newton.
Cast
Cast
Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose, Felix Nobis, Josh Picker, Kiri Paramore, Marc Gray, Gregg Palmer, Marshall Napier, Kym Wilson, Naomi Watts
Director
Director
John Duigan
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Indie Romance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent Sleeping Beauty on DVD Sleeping Beauty
Synopsis
In this dark tale, a young college student takes a decidedly offbeat job: As a "sleeping beauty," she's paid to be fondled or otherwise handled by strangers while in a sedated slumber. Soon, however, she begins to wonder what she's submitting to.
Cast
Cast
Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll, Chris Haywood, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Eden Falk, Mirrah Foulkes
Director
Director
Julia Leigh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Steamy Romance, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Tan Lines on DVD Tan Lines
Synopsis
Feeling stifled in his seaside Australian town, Midget (Jack Baxter) spends his time surfing and getting stoned. But when his best friend's brother, Cass (Daniel O'Leary), turns up, the two are swept into a passionate -- and secret -- romance. Amid his steamy sexual awakening, Midget tries to keep his new relationship hidden from his beach buddies and their narrow-minded community. Ed Aldridge writes and directs.
Cast
Cast
Ed Aldridge, Jack Baxter, Daniel O'Leary, Jed Clarke, Lucy Minter, Curtis Dickson, Harry Catterns, Joshua Bush, Lorena Arancibia
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand, Surfing & Boardsports, Indie Dramas, Gay, Romantic LGBT, Foreign Regions
Rent Till Human Voices Wake Us on DVD Till Human Voices Wake Us
Synopsis
Dr. Sam Frank is haunted by his first love, an unforgettable romance that ended in loss and terror. Years later, he's become an expert in the psychology of repression but remains a loner. Then, a beautiful stranger on a train changes everything.
Cast
Cast
Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Frank Gallacher, Lindley Joyner, Brooke Harman, Peter Curtin, Margot Knight, Anthony Martin, Dawn Klingberg
Director
Director
Michael Petroni
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Under the Mountain on DVD Under the Mountain
Synopsis
Teenage twins Rachel (Sophie McBride) and Theo (Tom Cameron) discover the Wilberforces, ancient shape-shifting fiends that live under a ring of extinct volcanoes in Auckland, New Zealand. Now the siblings must revive their special shared powers to destroy the evil creatures. Mysterious Mr. Jones (Sam Neill) and the twins' older cousin Ricky (Leon Wadham) help out in this fantasy adventure directed by Jonathan King.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride, Oliver Driver, Sam Neill, Matthew Chamberlain, Leon Wadham, Chelsea McEwan-Miller, Michaela Rooney, Matt Gillanders, Bruce Hopkins, Toi Iti, Bill Johnson, Gareth Reeves, Madeleine Sami
Director
Director
Jonathan King
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Boy on DVD Boy
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Filmed in his native New Zealand, this comedy from writer-director Taika Waititi follows 11-year-old Boy and his younger brother, Rocky, whose rich fantasy lives are stopped cold when their father returns home after years away.
Cast
Cast
James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore, Haze Rewiti, Rajvinder Eria, Cherilee Martin, Mavis Panga
Director
Director
Taika Waititi
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Wish You Were Here on DVD Wish You Were Here
Synopsis
Searching for answers about what happened to their friend who vanished while they vacationed in Cambodia together, Steph, Alice and Dave discover a shocking truth -- and must deal with the consequences as more secrets are revealed.
Cast
Cast
Felicity Price, Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr, Nicholas Cassim, Otto Page, Isabelle Austin-Boyd, Tina Bursill, Wayne Blair, Fiona Press, Phillip Hinton
Director
Director
Kieran Darcy-Smith
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Mystery, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent In Her Skin on DVD In Her Skin
Synopsis
When pretty 15-year-old Rachel goes missing, the police dismiss the incident as a runaway, but her parents and everyone soon suspect envious 19-year-old Caroline, the overweight, acne-ridden daughter of a domineering father.
Cast
Cast
Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill, Kate Bell, Khan Chittenden, Graeme Blundell, John Butler, Justine Clarke, Diane Craig, Jack Finsterer, Rebecca Gibney
Director
Director
Simone North
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Crime Dramas, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Glass: Portrait in Twelve Parts on DVD Glass: Portrait in Twelve Parts
Synopsis
Filmmaker Scott Hicks takes you behind the scenes to spend a year in the life of legendary composer Philip Glass as he travels the globe writing and recording music. Featuring exclusive interviews with Glass's family and colleagues as well as glimpses into the composer's private life, this portrait of one of modern music's most celebrated talents also includes appearances by Ravi Shankar, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.
Cast
Cast
Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Godfrey Reggio
Director
Director
Scott Hicks
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Classical Instrumental Music, Classical Music, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions
Rent Boy Crush on DVD Boy Crush
Synopsis
From a bittersweet tale about unrequited love to the story of a deaf jock secretly in love with his teammate to a Hitchcockian thriller, this internationally flavored anthology features seven gay-themed short films with a singular topic: the crush. The collection includes "Summer" (Great Britain), "Night Swimming" (United States), "Running Without Sound" (United States), "Out Now" (Germany) and "The Bridge" (Australia).
Cast
Cast
Jalil Lespert, Peter Peralta, Jay Brown
Director
Director
David M. Young, Hong Khaou, Daniel Falcone, Judd King, Sven J. Matten, George Barbakadze, Eric Rognard
Genres
Genres
LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Gay, German Language, French Language, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia/ New Zealand, France
Rent The Tattooist on DVD The Tattooist
Synopsis
After swiping an ancient Samoan tattoo tool from a trade show, an American tattoo artist flies to New Zealand, where he discovers the local Samoan culture. But when his stolen tool ends up unleashing an evil spirit, it's up to him to save the day.
Cast
Cast
Jason Behr, Mia Blake, David Fane, Robbie Magasiva, Caroline Cheong, Michael Hurst, Nathaniel Lees, John Bach, Timothy Balme
Director
Director
Peter Burger
Genres
Genres
Horror, Supernatural Horror, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent McLeod's Daughters on DVD McLeod's Daughters
Synopsis
This empowering hit Australian drama series reunites a pair of long-lost half-sisters who inherit their father's financially troubled farm and hire a staff of hardworking women to help bring it back to life. Although it's been 20 years since Claire (Lisa Chappell) and Tess (Bridie Carter) have seen each other, their reunion is less than rosy. But as the siblings mend fences around the ranch, they repair lingering wounds in each other's hearts.
Cast
Cast
Bridie Carter, Lisa Chappell, Rachael Carpani, Aaron Jeffery, Simmone Mackinnon, Myles Pollard, Michala Banas, Sonia Todd, Brett Tucker
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Family Dramas, TV Westerns, TV Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Top of the Lake on DVD Top of the Lake
Synopsis
When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.
Cast
Cast
Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, Thomas M. Wright, Holly Hunter, Skye Wansey, Genevieve Lemon, Robyn Malcolm, Kip Chapman, Sarah Valentine, Jay Ryan, Madeleine Sami, Alison Bruce, Lauren Dawes, Georgi Kay
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, British TV Dramas, Sundance, BBC, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Dying Breed on DVD Dying Breed
Synopsis
Eight years ago, Nina's sister disappeared in the Australian backcountry while searching for the mythical Tasmanian tiger. With only one clue -- a photograph of a mysterious paw print -- in hand, Nina sets out to continue her sister's work.
Cast
Cast
Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell, Bille Brown, Mirrah Foulkes, Melanie Vallejo, Ken Radley, Elaine Hudson, Sheridan Harvey, Peter Docker, Brendan Donoghue, Bianca Cutrona, Sally McDonald
Director
Director
Jody Dwyer
Genres
Genres
Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Felicity on DVD Felicity
Synopsis
<i>Penthouse</i> magazine centerfold Joni Flynn co-stars in this erotic cross-continental adventure, following the sexual exploits of a sheltered girl who throws her clothes -- and all caution -- to the wind. From the steamy halls of an all-girls' school in the country to the lurid streets of Hong Kong, young Felicity (Glory Annen) finds herself in a series of compromising positions -- and finds she's all too happy to acquiesce.
Cast
Cast
Glory Annen, Joni Flynn
Director
Director
John D. Lamond
Genres
Genres
Romance, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions, Steamy Romance
Rent The Loved Ones on DVD The Loved Ones
Synopsis
Troubled high school senior Brent's plans to spend prom night with his caring girlfriend, Holly, go awry when secret admirer Lola and her father kidnap him for their own macabre evening in this spine-chiller.
Cast
Cast
Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson, John Brumpton, Andrew S. Gilbert, Victoria Eagger, Fred Whitlock, Gulliver McGrath
Director
Director
Sean Byrne
Genres
Genres
Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Age of Consent on DVD Age of Consent
Synopsis
Desperate for inspiration, artist Bradley Morahan (James Mason) leaves New York City and moves to a small island off the coast of his native Australia, where he discovers a muse in a beautiful 17-year-old named Cora Ryan (Helen Mirren). But Bradley's newfound bliss is interrupted by the dishonest dealings of an old friend and the protests of Cora's grandmother. Director Michael Powell's 1969 romantic drama marks Mirren's first major screen role.
Cast
Cast
James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn, Andonia Katsaros, Michael Boddy, Harold Hopkins, Slim DeGrey, Max Meldrum, Frank Thring
Director
Director
Michael Powell
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years on DVD The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years
Synopsis
In this two-part miniseries set amid the events of the original, Richard Chamberlain reprises his role as ambitious priest Ralph de Bricassart, who loves God and beautiful Meggie Cleary O'Neill (Amanda Donohoe) equally. With World War II raging, the Vatican returns Father Ralph to the Australian sheep ranch he assumed he'd put behind him, along with his feelings for Meggie. But a fateful reunion soon leads to rekindled passion.
Cast
Cast
Richard Chamberlain, Amanda Donohoe, Maximilian Schell, Jack Thompson, Olivia Burnette, Robert Taylor, Michael Caton, Jonathan Hardy, Julia Blake, Zach English, Simon Westaway
Director
Director
Kevin James Dobson
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, TV Miniseries, Australia/ New Zealand, Foreign Regions, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent The Man Who Sued God on DVD The Man Who Sued God
Synopsis
Steve is a lawyer turned fisherman whose life goes topsy-turvy when lightning destroys his boat. Declaring the event as "an act of God," Steve's insurance company denies his claim for damages. Then he hits upon the notion of suing the Almighty.
Cast
Cast
Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes, Bille Brown, John Howard, Emily Browning, Blair Venn, Vincent Ball
Director
Director
Mark Joffe
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent X on DVD X
Synopsis
This steamy thriller follows veteran call girl Holly Rowe and teen runaway turned hooker Shay Ryan, strangers who find themselves thrown together and running for their lives through the sinister world of Sydney, Australia's underground sex trade.
Cast
Cast
Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Peter Docker, Stephen Phillips, Eamon Farren, Belinda McClory, Darren Moss, Freya Tingley, Wayne Blair, Hazem Shammas, Jordan Fielding, Burnetta Hampson, Rebecca Irwin
Director
Director
Jon Hewitt
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Erotic Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Suspense, Australia/ New Zealand
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