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8 Incredible movies about Australia you should watch before traveling Down-Under

--So you’re planning your big trip and would like to see some movies about Australia?

You’ve booked your tickets, arranged everything and you’re almost ready to go.

Well, what about some inspiration and joyful anticipation?

Today we’ve got you covered with 8 movies about Australia that you should watch before you travel to Australia.

Red Dog

Based on a true story about Red Dog, a dog that lived in the desolate mining town of Dampier. It’s a beautiful tale of adventure mixed with some true Ozzie outback characters. An inspiring movie about Australia and a must-see even if you’re not planning on traveling.

Australia

At the time of the Second World War and the Japanese attack on Darwin, an English aristocrat and an Australian cattle driver drive across the outback. Cheesy it may be, it shows the beautiful outback landscape and portrays that romantic image of the Australian outback we all wish to experience.

Last Cab to Darwin

As taxi driver Rex finds out he doesn’t have much longer to live, he decides to drive from South-Australia all the way up to Darwin, the only place in Australia that allowed euthanasia at the time. A sad yet uplifting story that shows the value of life and urges you to live your life to the fullest.

Tracks

Based on the true story of Robyn Davidson, who walked all the way from Alice Springs to the West Coast. With nothing but four camels and a loyal dog, she manages to fulfil the hazardous track that stretches over 2700 km. A great Australian movie about perseverance, challenges and following your dreams.

Ned Kelly

A movie about Australia starring Orlando Bloom and late Heath Ledger that tells the story of Australia’s most favourite criminal: Ned Kelly.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Based on true events, this film showcases the horrific treatment of Aboriginals in the 1930s. In order to integrate Aboriginals into the white community, about 100,000 children were taken away from their families.

This movie follows the story of three aboriginal girls that were taken from their family. However, they manage to escape and then try to find their way back home.

Crocodile Dundee

Over the top, cheesy and sometimes not even funny. But it’s a classic movie about Australia and great for learning about the Ozzie stereotypes.

The Water Diviner

Not so much about Australia, but more about the terrible sacrifices the Australians made during the First World War. Every year the Australians commemorate their sacrifice during ANZAC day and this movie gives you a chilling idea of what life was like in the trenches.

So that’s that, eight movies about Australia you should watch before you leave home. It will give you a better idea of what to expect, some historical context or it might just give you a good excuse to Netflix and chill one last time with that person you won’t see while you’re gone.

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