25 best Australian movies ever

Thursday is Australia Day, so to pay tribute to our Antipodean chums we've picked out the best films from Down Under

Mad Max (1979)

Say what you will about Mel Gibson, who launched his career with this definitive post-civilization film, Mad Max was – and still is – an awesome depiction of a dystopian Australian future. Murderous gangs run riot on its endless highways – a far cry from today’s Australia, where most city dwellers are scared to cross the street before the walk signal illuminates.

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