Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (Stephan Elliot, 1994) journey from Sydney to Alice Springs
As Time Goes By (Barry Peak, 1988) time travel, among other trips
Back of Beyond, The (John Heyer, 1954) doco of journey from Maree to Birdsville
Backlash (Bill Bennett, 1987) cops have to bring woman back to town from back of Bourke
Backroads (Phillip Noyce, 1977) of New South Wales
BMX Bandits (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1983) kids on bikes pursued by bad guys
Breaking Loose (Rod Hay, 1988) from Sinny up NSW coast
Broken Highway (Laurie McInnes, 1993) you tell me
Burke and Wills (Graeme Clifford, 1985) you know where they go (better than they did)
Cactus (Jasmine Yuen Carrucan, 2008) 'choose the wrong road and you're ...'
Call Me Mum (Margot Nash, 2006) returns to Torres Strait to meet his birth mother
Chain Reaction, The (Ian Barry, 1980) aka Nuclear Run, The Man at the Edge of the Freeway; chase
Dead-End Drive In (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986) not really on the road, but about cars, and there is a car stunt
Doing Time For Patsy Cline (Chris Kennedy, 1997) protagonist on his way from country Oz to Nashville
Driving Force (Andrew Prowse, 1989) aka Roadwars
Freedom (Scott Hicks, 1982) freedom is a Porsche
Hang On a Minute, Mate (Alan Lindsay, 1982) prod. Alan Lindsay; Alan Jervis, Kelly Johnson; NZ comedy, road movie; 71 min.
High Rolling (Igor Auzins, 1977) Judy Davis is the hitchhiker
In Search of Anna (Esben Storm, 1979) 'search for elusive happiness'
Journey (Ivan Sen, 1997) a boy on the road; short, 20 min.
Last Ride (Glendyn Ivin, 2009) Hugo Weaving and son travel across Australia
Mad Max: Fury Road (Dr George Miller, 2013)
Manganinnie (John Honey, 1980) she journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, a white girl
Overlanders The (Harry Watt, 1946) cattle drive from the Territory to Brisbane
Pa Boys, The (Himiona Grace, 2014) road movie; NZ
Paperback Hero (Anthony J. Bowman, 1999) hero drives a truck
Penny Black (Joe Hitchcock, 1015) road movie; NZ
Prime Mover (David Caesar, 2009) main character Mendo is a trucker
Pure Shit (Bert Deling, 1976) driving around Melbourne trying to find good smack
Road to Alice (Stavros Andonis Efthymiou, 1992) short, wr. Stavros Andonis Efthymiou; Hugo Weaving, Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, short, 29 min.
Running on Empty (John Clark, 1982) street racing
Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009) young Aboriginal couple leave the settlement together
Shaker Run (Bruce Morrison, 1985) NZ; road race
Slate, Wyn and Me (Don McLennan, 1987) MC chick abducted by yobs
Sleeping Dogs (Roger Donaldson, 1977) NZ; on the run in political situation
Spider and Rose (Bill Bennett, 1994) ambo and old chick have weird relationship on the road
Starlight Hotel (Sam Pillsbury, 1987) wr. Grant Hinden-Miller, prod. Larry Parr, Finola Dwyer, Mirage Films, Challenge Film Corp, dp Warrick Attewell; Peter Phelps, Greer Robson, Marshall Napier, Bruce Phillips, The Wizard; Depression era NZ school-kid Kate missing her father badly; temptation to seek him out leads her into diverse and intense encounters with fate; NZ
Stone Bros. (Richard Frankland, 2009) journey from Perth to Kalgoorlie, unlike the films below
Sundowners, The (Fred Zinnemann, 1960) droving
Tears (Ivan Sen, 1998) dp Allan Collins, music Ivan Sen & Alister Spence; two young people (called Vaughn and Lena, as in Beneath Clouds - tho with different actors) leave the mish [mission] and head for the bus-stop, possibly to leave town; Luke Carroll (Vaughn), Jamilla Frail (Lena), Alan Campbell, Trevor Hunt, Anita Fernando, Theresa Shields; shot at Come by Chance, Walgett; short, 15 min.
Thunderstruck (Darren Ashton, 2003) journey to Perth to Bon Scott's marker in Freo cemetery
Tracker (Ian Sharp, 2010) NZ; Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison; lawman brings perp in
Tracks (John Curran, 2013) prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, wr. Marion Nelson, John Curran, dp Mandy Walker; Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth; Robyn Davidson crosses the Australian continent with camels
Trouble with E, The (Louise Wadley, pre-production 2013) shooting Sydney and NSW; road movie romance thriller
True Love and Chaos (Stavros Andonis Efthymiou, 1996) across the Nullabor to Perth
Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt) (Wim Wenders, 1992) across the world to the outback
Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) attempted journey from the bush to the city
Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971) young Aboriginal on 'walkabout' meets English kids lost in bush
Wind (Ivan Sen, 1999) wr. Ivan Sen, prod. Graeme Isaac, dp Allan Collins; tracker theme; in 1857 a young black tracker and his elderly sergeant follow the trail of a killer; Crossing Tracks 'compilation'; short, 35 min.
Wrong Side of the Road (Ned Lander, 1981) doco about two bands on the road
Yolngu Boy (Stephen Johnson, 2001) three boys travel to Darwin to find the father of one
Movies in which characters end up in or near Perth
Against the Grain: More Meat Than Wheat (Tim Burns, 1980)
True Love and Chaos (Stavros Andonis Efthymiou, 1996)
Thunderstruck (Darren Ashton, 2003)
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