25 best Australian movies ever

The Dish (2000)

Australia's top-grossing film in 2000, The Dish follows a trio of Aussie scientists and engineers as they struggle against high winds and power cuts to keep a 64-metre antenna dish pointed at the Moon, so that the rest of us can watch Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on our celestial neighbour.

It's based on fact – the TV broadcast of the Moon landing really was routed through the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales, though probably with less whimsical consequences in real life.

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