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The Best Australian Films Of 2014

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

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?

2. The Rover

Porchlight Films

Director: David Michôd.

Starring: Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

Guy Peace kicking ass for two hours. That's all you need.

3. Wolf Creek 2

Village Roadshow

Director: Greg McLean.

Starring: John Jarratt and Ryan Corr.

Remember that movie that almost crippled Australia's tourism industry? Well they made another.

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.

5. Tracks

Transmission Films

Director: John Curran.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver.

Follow Robyn as she travels from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean on a journey of self-discovery.

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.

8. The Infinite Man

Hedone Productions

Director: Hugh Sullivan.

Starring: Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall and Alex Dimitriades.

A man's quest to create the perfect relationship backfires dramatically.

9. Cut Snake

Matchbox Pictures

Director: Tony Ayres.

Starring: Jessica De Gouw, Sullivan Stapleton and Alex Russell.

Two ex-cons plan to burn down a Brisbane nightclub, how is that not appealing?

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.

12. Skin Deep

Screen Launch

Director: Jon Leahy.

Starring: Zara Zoe, Monica Zanetti and Elizabeth Blackmore.

This film explores a young girl's life after she is diagnosed with terminal melanoma.

13. The Little Death

Head Gear Films

Director: Josh Lawson.

Starring: Josh Lawson and Bojana Novakovic.

Josh Lawson makes his directorial debut in a movie about sex. Sold.

14. Felony

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.

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