Aboriginal (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
The Nightingale (I) (2018)
7.3
77 metascore

The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Charlie Jampijinpa Brown

Votes: 20,335 | Gross: $0.39M

Mystery Road (2018– )

Not Rated | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. Soon, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Tasia Zalar, Tasma Walton, Judy Davis

Votes: 2,562

Walkabout (1971)
7.6
85 metascore

Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 22,679 | Gross: $0.02M

Cargo (I) (2017)
6.3
65 metascore

Cargo (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins

Votes: 36,178

High Ground (2020)

104 min | Action, Thriller

In a bid to save the last of his family, Gutjuk, a young Aboriginal man, teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara, the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, his uncle.

Director: Stephen Johnson | Stars: Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Callan Mulvey

Votes: 163

The Sapphires (2012)
7.0
67 metascore

The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 13,206 | Gross: $2.45M

Australia (2008)
6.6
53 metascore

Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 118,594 | Gross: $49.55M

The Fourth Kind (2009)
5.9
34 metascore

The Fourth Kind (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 73,342 | Gross: $25.46M

Quigley Down Under (1990)
6.9
51 metascore

Quigley Down Under (1990)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

Votes: 19,391 | Gross: $21.41M

Sweet Country (2017)
6.9
87 metascore

Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Hamilton Morris, Shanika Cole, Ewen Leslie, Sam Neill

Votes: 7,233 | Gross: $0.10M

The Interpreter (2005)
6.4
62 metascore

The Interpreter (2005)

PG-13 | 128 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen

Votes: 96,826 | Gross: $72.71M

Tracks (I) (2013)
7.2
78 metascore

Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 27,591 | Gross: $0.51M

The Proposition (2005)
7.3
73 metascore

The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 49,942 | Gross: $1.90M

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
7.9
82 metascore

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolívar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 20,547 | Gross: $1.33M

Storm Boy (2019)
6.9
67 metascore

Storm Boy (2019)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.

Director: Shawn Seet | Stars: Finn Little, Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Erik Thomson

Votes: 2,666 | Gross: $0.07M

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
7.4
80 metascore

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

Votes: 27,244 | Gross: $6.17M

Operation Buffalo (2020– )

52 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War, at a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test.

Stars: Ewen Leslie, Jessica De Gouw, James Cromwell, Tony Martin

Votes: 350

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Sanna escapes being sacrificed and meets Tara. Together, they live in a seaside tribe that worships the Sun God and survive the dangers of the creatures from the Mesozoic era.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley

Votes: 2,245 | Gross: $0.37M

Top End Wedding (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Brooklyn Doomadgee, Helena Johnson, Dan Collins, Antonio Tipiloura

Votes: 1,480

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019)
6.9
85 metascore

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

A journey where the viewer can see Werner Herzog's creative and personal vision which was share with iconic travel writer Bruce Chatwin, the prolific author of 'In Patagonia' and a champion of the nomadic life.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Bruce Chatwin, Karin Eberhard, Nicholas Shakespeare

Votes: 481

Jindabyne (2006)
6.3
65 metascore

Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After four men on a fishing trip discover a dead body in the water, they choose to delay reporting it and continue fishing.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

Votes: 6,390 | Gross: $0.40M

The Last Wave (1977)
7.0
85 metascore

The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Votes: 8,604

Cleverman (2016–2017)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In the very near future, creatures from ancient mythology must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them.

Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick

Votes: 3,075

Tanna (2015)
6.9
75 metascore

Tanna (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean | Stars: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit, Charlie Kahla

Votes: 4,069 | Gross: $0.01M

The Secret River (2015)

Adventure, Drama, History

In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.

Stars: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook, Lachy Hulme, Tim Minchin

Votes: 484

Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

Directors: Henri Safran, Ian Goddard | Stars: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick

Votes: 1,088

Charlie's Country (2013)
7.2
75 metascore

Charlie's Country (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Lizzie Durrurrnga

Votes: 2,033

Samson and Delilah (2009)
7.0
75 metascore

Samson and Delilah (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

A glue-sniffing boy and his girlfriend escape the government-controlled no-hope Aboriginal community they live in and go to the city, Alice Springs, looking for a better life.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, Scott Thornton

Votes: 3,219

In My Blood It Runs (2019)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

An intimate and compassionate observational documentary from the perspective of a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy in Alice Springs, Australia, struggling to balance his traditional Arrernte/Garrwa upbringing with a state education.

Director: Maya Newell | Stars: Carol Turner, Dujuan Turner, Megan Turner

Votes: 235

Red Billabong (2016)

113 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

In the Australian Outback, two estranged brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Dan Ewing, Tim Pocock, Jessica Green, Sophie Don

Votes: 672

Ten Canoes (2006)
7.0
82 metascore

Ten Canoes (2006)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us a story of his people and his land. It's about an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and realizes that his younger brother Dayindi may try to steal away the youngest wife.

Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr | Stars: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu

Votes: 4,454 | Gross: $0.28M

Chut, chut, Marceau (1968 TV Movie)

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Director: Pierre Desfons | Stars: Guy Béart, Philippe Clay, Marcel Marceau, Régine

When Two Worlds Collide (2016)
7.6
71 metascore

When Two Worlds Collide (2016)

103 min | Documentary

An indigenous environmental activist takes on the large businesses that are destroying the Amazon.

Directors: Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel | Stars: Alberto Pizango, Alan García, Aruwihtu Pizanku, Ander Ordoñez

Votes: 478 | Gross: $0.01M

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I (2011)
7.5
62 metascore

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I (2011)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them.

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Masanobu Andô, Jun'ichi Haruta, Sabu Kawahara, Shiang-Chu Tang

Votes: 6,576 | Gross: $0.14M

Mrs McCutcheon (2017)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than... See full summary »

Director: John Sheedy | Stars: Alec Golinger, Wesley Patten, Nadine Garner, Virginia Gay

Votes: 172

The Song Keepers (2017)

84 min | Documentary

An Aboriginal Women's Choir travels to Germany to perform German hymns in their traditional language.

Director: Naina Sen | Stars: Morris Stuart, Robert Borgas, Judy Brumby, Pantjiti McKenzie

Votes: 55

Gurrumul (2017)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.

Director: Paul Damien Williams | Stars: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mark Grose, Michael Hohnen, Sting

Votes: 204

¡Vivan las Antipodas! (2011)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Kosakovskiy

Votes: 634

Black As (2016– )

4 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

The Black As boys venture into the wilds of Arnhem Land, hunting for adventure and a good feed.

Stars: Dino Wanybarrngu, Chiko Wanybarrnga, Jerome Lilypiyana, Joseph Smith

Votes: 30

Manganinnie (1980)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Aboriginal woman Manganinnie survives a Black Line raid which claims the life of her husband, Meenopeekameena.

Director: John Honey | Stars: Mawuyul Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton, Elaine Mangan

Votes: 120

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II (2011)

132 min | Action, Drama, History

After the uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces a guerrilla war against the militarily superior Japanese and Seediq clans. He and his followers must fight for their dignity and honor so that they can truly be "Seediq Bale" or "real men."

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Nolay Piho, Chih-Hsiang Ma, Masanobu Andô, Sabu Kawahara

Votes: 1,279

Thirty Pieces of Silver (2020)

94 min | Action, Drama

Detective Shola (Nse Ikpe-Etim) knows it will be a career-high to finally pin down the ruthless Chief Boga (Jide Kosoko), a drug lord with a history of evading arrest and a reputation for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert O. Peters | Stars: Nse Ikpe-Etim, Enyinna Nwigwe, Charles Granville, Jide Kosoko

Sleepwalking Land (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Prata | Stars: Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse, Ernesto Lemos Macuacua, Filimone Meigos

Votes: 217

Superhuman: Genius (2008 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

Genius is mysterious and various. This show takes a look at five different geniuses, each of unique gifts and captures something of their lives and talents. There is Ainan Celeste Cawley, ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Calais | Stars: Ainan Celeste Cawley, Valentine Cawley, Sam Hazeldine, Akiane Kramarik

Votes: 26

Wapos Bay: The Series (2005– )

30 min | Animation

The stop-motion adventures of a family on a reservation in Northern Saskatchewan.

Stars: Raven Brass, Lorne Cardinal, Taylor Cook, Eric Jackson

Votes: 50

Maralinga Tjarutja (2020 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Animation, History

When the dust settles, culture remains...The Maralinga people survive aggressive colonisation, including dispossession to enable atomic testing, and through their tenacious spirit and cultural strength fight to retain their country.

Director: Larissa Behrendt | Stars: Jeremy Lebois, Mima Smart, Hilary Williams, Tommy Baker

Votes: 6

Mesnak (2011)

96 min | Drama

Dave, an urban aboriginal in his early twenties, is a Montreal actor. His adoption at the age of 3 has erased all memory of his Native culture. When he receives his first-ever contact with ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Sioui Durand | Stars: Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Eve Ringuette, Marco Collin, Kathia Rock

Votes: 56

Another Country (2015)

75 min | Documentary

Considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another. Australia's finest indigenous actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of his community of Ramingining, a... See full summary »

Director: Molly Reynolds | Star: David Gulpilil

Votes: 85

The Amazing Grace (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

The story of British slave trader John Newton's voyage to West Africa and the events that inspired him to write the world's most popular hymn, Amazing Grace.

Director: Jeta Amata | Stars: Nick Moran, Scott Cleverdon, Mbong Amata, Fred Amata

Votes: 107

Boxing Day (2007)

81 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a father's desperate struggle to reunite his estranged family over the course of a single afternoon.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Richard Green, Tammy Anderson, Syd Brisbane, Stuart Clark

Votes: 134

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