The Night, the Prowler : Finally found it + looking for Oz/NewZealand recommendations

Finally found it + looking for Oz/NewZealand recommendations

During the pandemic I sort of 'discovered' that Australian and New Zealand films have something quite special, a dark humor (+ often beautiful landscapes) and poignancy - so I'm trying to go on a binge and looking for recommendations. Especially down-under arthouse films that are similar to 'Sweetie' or 'The Night, the Prowler', but just really fun stuff like Starstruck (1982) is okay too.
Do you know any must-sees?

So, looking for Oz independent films mostly, but studio films are okay too if they are different from Hollywood in some way.

Seen so far (and loved):
An Angel at My Table
Babe (1995) ๐Ÿ˜
Harvie Krumpet (2003)
Heavenly Creatures
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mary and Max (2009)
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Starstruck (1982)
Sweetie
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Dressmaker (I) (2015)
The Goddess of 1967 (2000)
The Night, the Prowler
The Piano

Still planning to see:
Babyteeth (2019)
Death in Brunswick (1990)
Go to Hell!! (1997)
Japanese Story (2003)
Lion (2016)
Look Both Ways (2005)
Malcolm (1986)
Once Were Warriors (1994)
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Proof (1991)
The Big Steal (1990)
The Boys (1998)
The Interview (1998)
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

NO plans to watch:
Crocodile Dundee
Romeo + Juliet, or stuff like Strictly Ballroom…
The Babadook (don't like horror)

+ Finally, after a long search of 3 years, I was able to find 'The Night, the Prowler', a film that I really wanted to add to my binge list, I like it, it's odd:



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Re: Finally found it + looking for Oz/NewZealand recommendations

Check out Sleeping Dogs 1977 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076725/

Utu 1983 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086497/

The Quiet Earth 1985 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089869/

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey 1988 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095709/

Re: Finally found it + looking for Oz/NewZealand recommendations

Thanks! Those look like really excellent recommendations, and with more 'adventure' than I was expecting. Particularly looking forward to Sleeping Dogs.

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Re: Finally found it + looking for Oz/NewZealand recommendations

What We Do in the Shadows.
It's brilliant.
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