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The Best Australian Films Of 2014

Yes, Australia makes movies, and good ones at that.

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1. The Babadook

Causeway Films

Director: Jennifer Kent.

Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West and Ben Winspear.

Kids love making up stories about the monster under their bed, but what if for once they were telling the truth?

4. These Final Hours

Village Roadshow

Director: Zak Hilditch.

Starring: Jessica De Gouw, Daniel Henshall, David Field, Sarah Snook and Nathan Phillips.

As planet Earth is in its final hours a man finds a little girl and helps her get to her father.

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6. Son of a Gun

Hopscotch Films

Director: Julius Avery.

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor and Nash Edgerton.

After committing a minor crime, JR finds himself in something much deeper, and something that can cost him his life.

7. The Mule

Screen Australia

Directors: Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson.

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell.

A first-time drug mule is taken into custody with Hugo Weaving playing a bad-ass cop.

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10. Kill Me Three Times

Cargo Entertainment

Director: Kriv Stenders.

Starring: Sullivan Stapelton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth, Bryan Brown and Simon Pegg.

Simon. Fucking. Pegg. That is all.

11. Charlie's Country

Hopscotch Films

Director: Rolf de Heer.

Starring: David Gulpilil.

This film from award-winning director Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes) once again focuses on cultural issues the Indigenous people in Australia face. Truly Australian cinema at its best.

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14. Felony

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Director: Matthew Saville.

Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney and Melissa George.

After being involved in an accident that leaves a young boy in a coma, a police officer must cover it up for the sake of his career.

15. Around the Block

Kick Pictures

Director: Sarah Spillane.

Starring: Christina Ricci, Jack Thompson and Damian Walshe-Howling.

An American teacher helps at-risk teens by getting them involved in a production of the play, Hamlet.