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Crocodile Dundee 2  1988  3.3 ★ 111 mins Comedy Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025   
Outback legend Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) reunites with his lady friend, American reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski), for another wild adventure. This time, Sue is kidnapped by international drug kingpin Luis Rico (Hetcher Ubarry) in Australia's bush country. The unflappable Mick must summon all of his outback survival tricks to rescue her. Hogan writes the script; John Cornell directs.


Crocodile Dundee 2  1988  3.2 ★ 111 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025
Outback legend Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) reunites with his lady friend, American reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski), for another wild adventure. This time, Sue is kidnapped by international drug kingpin Luis Rico (Hetcher Ubarry) in Australia's bush country. The unflappable Mick must summon all of his outback survival tricks to rescue her. Hogan writes the script; John Cornell directs.


Frenchman's Farm  1987  1.9 ★ 91 mins Thrillers Rated: PG
While driving through a strange, deserted town, college student Jackie Granville (Tracey Tainsh) is miraculously transported back in time to the 1940s and, while in a state of total disorientation, witnesses a brutal murder. When she's suddenly returned back to her own time period, Jackie enlists her boyfriend Barry (David Reyne) to help in deciphering the cause of her time-traveling journey and the mysteries behind the slaying.


Frenchman's Farm  1987  1.9 ★ 91 mins Thrillers Rated: PG
While driving through a strange, deserted town, college student Jackie Granville (Tracey Tainsh) is miraculously transported back in time to the 1940s and, while in a state of total disorientation, witnesses a brutal murder. When she's suddenly returned back to her own time period, Jackie enlists her boyfriend Barry (David Reyne) to help in deciphering the cause of her time-traveling journey and the mysteries behind the slaying.


Crocodile Dundee Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.4 ★ 98 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
When a New York reporter (Linda Kozlowski) plucks crocodile hunter Dundee (Paul Hogan) from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat. Hogan's script earned an Os...


Crocodile Dundee Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.4 ★ 98 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:88%  starting 01-Jan-2025 
When a New York reporter (Linda Kozlowski) plucks crocodile hunter Dundee (Paul Hogan) from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat. Hogan's script earned an Os...


Inn of the Damned  1975  2.1 ★ 118 mins Horror Rated: NR
The apparently sweet nature of innkeepers Caroline and Lazar Straulle (Judith Anderson and Joseph Fürst), along with a warm fire and tasty food, lulls their guests into complacency. But as travelers start disappearing, a shrewd cop (Alex Cord) begins to suspect there's something not quite right with the Straulles. Set in the Australian outback in the 1890s, Terry Bourke's unusual thriller mixes elements of horror and the traditional Western.


Inn of the Damned  1975  2.1 ★ 118 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
The apparently sweet nature of innkeepers Caroline and Lazar Straulle (Judith Anderson and Joseph Fürst), along with a warm fire and tasty food, lulls their guests into complacency. But as travelers start disappearing, a shrewd cop (Alex Cord) begins to suspect there's something not quite right with the Straulles. Set in the Australian outback in the 1890s, Terry Bourke's unusual thriller mixes elements of horror and the traditional Western.


The Cars That Ate Paris  1974  2.5 ★ 86 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Filmmaker Peter Weir satirizes Australian popular culture's obsession with cars in this dark and funny tale. When Arthur (John Mellon) is kidnapped and kept in the remote town of Paris, he finds that the eccentric residents have an unusual relationship with their equally strange fleet of automobiles. Also includes an interview with the director, as well as Weir's 1977 TV movie "The Plumber."


The Cars That Ate Paris  1974  2.5 ★ 86 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Filmmaker Peter Weir satirizes Australian popular culture's obsession with cars in this dark and funny tale. When Arthur (John Mellon) is kidnapped and kept in the remote town of Paris, he finds that the eccentric residents have an unusual relationship with their equally strange fleet of automobiles. Also includes an interview with the director, as well as Weir's 1977 TV movie "The Plumber."


Walkabout  1971  3.6 ★ 100 mins Classics Rated: NR
Horrific circumstances strand an urban brother and sister (Lucien John and Jenny Agutter) in the Australian outback, where they're found by an aboriginal boy (David Gulpilil) who helps the pair return to their city. As they wander, the siblings survive danger with the help of their new friend. The bond between the three grows, but when they reach civilization, the aboriginal boy finds he's unwelcome.


Walkabout  1971  3.4 ★ 100 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR RT:93%
Horrific circumstances strand an urban brother and sister (Lucien John and Jenny Agutter) in the Australian outback, where they're found by an aboriginal boy (David Gulpilil) who helps the pair return to their city. As they wander, the siblings survive danger with the help of their new friend. The bond between the three grows, but when they reach civilization, the aboriginal boy finds he's unwelcome.


Walkabout  1971  3.4 ★ 100 mins Classics Rated: NR
Horrific circumstances strand two urban siblings in the Australian outback, where they're found by an aboriginal boy who helps the pair return to their city. As they wander, the siblings survive danger with the assistance of their new friend.


633 Squadron  1964  3.5 ★ 95 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
In this classic war actioner based on a true story, Cliff Robertson plays Roy Grant, a combat-weary pilot whose R.A.F. squadron is ordered to destroy a Nazi rocket fuel plant tucked deep inside a Norwegian fjord. The bomb run is a logistical nightmare because the planes must run a gauntlet of anti-aircraft batteries before reaching their target. The film's scenario and characters were drawn from a novel by Frederick E. Smith.


Guns at Batasi Nominated For/Won Awards 1964  3.1 ★ 103 mins Drama Rated: NR
Richard Attenborough won a British Academy Award, and Mia Farrow took home a Golden Globe for her performance in this drama depicting the decolonization of Africa. When the British colony under Sgt. Lauderdale's (Attenborough) charge declares its independence, he must maintain order during the governmental transition. But as the political situation grows increasingly complex, the stalwart soldier begins to question long-held values.


Guns at Batasi Nominated For/Won Awards 1964  3.1 ★ 103 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Richard Attenborough won a British Academy Award, and Mia Farrow took home a Golden Globe for her performance in this drama depicting the decolonization of Africa. When the British colony under Sgt. Lauderdale's (Attenborough) charge declares its independence, he must maintain order during the governmental transition. But as the political situation grows increasingly complex, the stalwart soldier begins to question long-held values.


633 Squadron  1964  3.5 ★ 95 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
In this classic war actioner based on a true story, Cliff Robertson plays Roy Grant, a combat-weary pilot whose R.A.F. squadron is ordered to destroy a Nazi rocket fuel plant tucked deep inside a Norwegian fjord. The bomb run is a logistical nightmare because the planes must run a gauntlet of anti-aircraft batteries before reaching their target. The film's scenario and characters were drawn from a novel by Frederick E. Smith.


Billy Budd Nominated For/Won Awards 1962  3.3 ★ 123 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Peter Ustinov directs this adaptation of Herman Melville's seafaring novel about young Billy Budd (Terence Stamp), who's forced to serve in the British navy during wartime. The naive Budd must prove himself to his fellow shipmates, but after an unfortunate incident, he winds up accused of murder. Ustinov does double duty by portraying the ship's captain. Melvyn Douglas, Robert Ryan and John Neville also star.


Billy Budd Nominated For/Won Awards 1962  3.3 ★ 123 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Peter Ustinov directs this adaptation of Herman Melville's seafaring novel about young Billy Budd (Terence Stamp), who's forced to serve in the British navy during wartime. The naive Budd must prove himself to his fellow shipmates, but after an unfortunate incident, he winds up accused of murder. Ustinov does double duty by portraying the ship's captain. Melvyn Douglas, Robert Ryan and John Neville also star.


On the Beach Nominated For/Won Awards 1959  3.5 ★ 134 mins Classics Rated: NR
In this 1959 doomsday classic, a U.S. submarine led by Capt. Dwight Towers surfaces near Melbourne, where the passengers learn that nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. And it won't be long before radiation kills the Australians as well.


On the Beach Nominated For/Won Awards 1959  3.5 ★ 134 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR RT:72%
In this 1959 doomsday classic, a U.S. submarine led by Capt. Dwight Towers surfaces near Melbourne, where the passengers learn that nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. And it won't be long before radiation kills the Australians as well.

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