Suggested Films

Films referenced on this site will be listed here permanently in chronological order. I do not intend for this list to read as my “Top 100”; instead, I believe these films serve to continue the discussions begun on this site. Many of the films below are personal favorites of mine, while others are classics, noteworthy for their contribution to film history.

AUSTRALIA

Follow the links for some excellent summaries, clips, and curator notes from Australian Screen, which is operated by the National Film and Sound Archive.

The Story of the Kelly Gang, 1906 (Dir. Charles Tait) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

The Sentimental Bloke, 1919 (Dir. Raymond Longford) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

For the Term of His Natural Life, 1927 (Dir. Norman Dawn) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Kokoda Front Line!, 1942  (Dir. Ken G. Hall)  See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Jedda, 1955 (Dir. Charles Chauvel) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Walkabout, 1970  (Dir. Nicolas Roeg)  See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Wake in Fright, 1971 (Dir. Ted Kotcheff)  See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1975 (Dir. Peter Weir) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

The Devil’s Playground, 1976 (Dir. Fred Schepisi) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Don’s Party, 1976 (Dir. Bruce Beresford) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

The Last Wave, 1977 (Dir. Peter Weir) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, 1978 (Dir. Fred Schepisi) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Breaker Morant, 1979  (Dir. Bruce Beresford)  See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Mad Max, 1979 (Dir. George Miller) See Also: “The return of Max Rockatansky”

My Brilliant Career, 1979 (Dir. Gillian Armstrong) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Gallipoli, 1981 (Dir. Peter Weir) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, 1981 (Dir. George Miller) See Also: “The return of Max Rockatansky”

The Year of Living Dangerously, 1982 (Dir. Peter Weir) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

The Year My Voice Broke, 1987 (Dir. John Duigan) See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

Flirting, 1990  (Dir. John Duigan)  See Also: “Whose wave was the ‘Australian New Wave’?”

UNITED STATES

12 Years a Slave, 2013 (Dir. Steve McQueen)  See Also: “Steve McQueen films ‘our peculiar institution'”