Crime

Inclusive list of Australasian "crime" films - or films somehow related to the crime genre

See also:
my presentation on crime films
my chapter on crime films in Ten Types of Australian Film


Afraid to Dance (Denny Lawrence, 1988)
Animal Kingdom (David Michôd, 2010) dysfunctional, recidivist family
Backroads (Phillip Noyce, 1977)
Bank, The (Robert Connolly, 2001) white-collar crime; man bites bank
Blackfellas (James Ricketson, 1993)
Blood Money (Chris Fitchett, 1980)
Blue Murder (Michael Jenkins, 1995) TV; police corruption
Boys, The (Rowan Woods, 1997) dysfunctional family
Brush Off, The (Sam Neill, 2004)
Chopper (Andrew Dominik, 2000) standover man
Clean Machine, The (Ken Cameron, 1988)
Crosstalk (Mark Egerton, 1982)
Custodian, The (John Dingwall, 1993)
Dead Calm (Phillip Noyce, 1989) murder, rape
Dead Heart (Nicholas Parsons, 1996) cultural crime, murder
Deadly (Esben Storm, 1992) death in custody
Death in Brunswick (John Ruane, 1991) killing
Dirty Deeds (David Caesar, 2002) professional criminals
Empty Beach, The (Chris Thomson, 1985)
End Play (Tim Burstall, 1975) murder
Envy (Julie Money, 1999) theft
Final Cut (Ross Dimsey, 1980) murder
Georgia (Ben Lewin, 1989) murder
Gettin' Square (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2003) recidivism
Hard Word, The (Scott Roberts, 2002) heist
Heatwave (Phillip Noyce, 1982)
Horseplay (Stavros Kazantzidis, 2003)
Hostages, The (Catherine Millar, 2002) TV
Idiot Box (David Caesar, 1996) bank robbery
The Interview (Craig Monahan, 1998) murder suspect
Killing of Angel Street (Donald Crombie, 1981)
Kiss or Kill (Bill Bennett, 1997) pedophilia, murder
Last Ride (Glendyn Ivin, 2009)
Little Fish (Rowan Woods, 2005) drugs
Love Serenade (Shirley Barrett, 1996) murder
Macbeth (Geoffrey Wright, 2006) Shakespeare's play, but set in modern Melbourne; regicide
Magician, The (Scott Ryan, 2005) hit man
Man from Hong Kong, The (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1975) aka Dragon Flies
Midnite Spares (Quentin Masters, 1983) car theft
Money Movers, The (Bruce Beresford, 1979)
Monkey's Mask, The (Samantha Lang, 2000)
Noise (Matthew Saville, 2007) police investigation
Proposition, The (John Hillcoat, 2005) fratricide
Redball (Jon Hewitt, 1999) police corruption
Roadgames (Richard Franklin, 1981) murder
Romper Stomper (Geoffrey Wright, 1992) hate crime
Scales of Justice (Michael Jenkins, 1983)
Shame (Steve Jodrell, 1988) rape
Silent Partner (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 2001) race-fixing
Snapshot (Simon Wincer, 1979)
Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, 2011) serial killing
Solo (Morgan O'Neill, 2006)
Stiff (John Clarke, 2004)
Stone (Sandy Harbutt, 1974) bikie killing
Two Hands (Gregor Jordan, 1999) professional crime
Weekend of Shadows (Tom Jeffrey, 1978) killing
Well, The (Samantha Lang, 1997) killing
Without Warning (Catherine Millar, 1999) TVs
Wolf Creek (Greg McLean, 2005) backpacker murders


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