Over at my blog Stale Popcorn I have celebrating by doing another end-of-decade list, this time one that I'm sure not many others have done: Best Australian Films of the Decade. There are some titles on there that you non-Aussies will recognise like Samson & Delilah, Wolf Creek, Mary and Max and Australia, but there's also plenty you have probably never heard a single word about. No matter whether you've heard the rapturous reviews or not, you should do me a favour and put them on your DVD queue immediately. I actually did a search of America's Netflix about 19 of my top 25 are available, which surprised me a lot.
- Lantana (dir. Ray Lawrence, 2001)
- Noise (dir. Matthew Saville, 2007)
- Jindabyne (dir. Ray Lawrence, 2006)
- Three Blind Mice (dir. Matthew Newton, 2009)
- Samson & Delilah (dir. Warwick Thornton, 2009)
- Not Quite Hollywood (dir. Mark Hartley, 2008)
- The Dish (dir. Rob Sitch, 2000)
- The Horseman (dir. Steven Kastrissios, 200?)
- Black Water (dir. Andrew Traucki & David Nerlich, 2008)
- Look Both Ways (dir. Sarah Watt, 2005)
You can read the rest of the top 25 at Stale Popcorn. Have you had a favourite Aussie film from the past decade? Speak up in the comments! Meanwhile, I'm off to drink beer and sit in a lawn chair in the sun for hours on end.