Films Shot in Melbourne

Films Shot in Melbourne

Films Shot in MelbourneA search of IMDb Movie database in 2007 showed over 190 films have been shot in Melbourne including the world's first feature film The Story of the Kelly Gang filmed in Heidelberg and is generally thought to be the first ever narrative full-length feature film.

Other well known films include Mad Max, The Bank, The Castle (our favourite), The Dish, The Man from Snowy River and Phar Lap.

Top 10 | 2012


1. Malcolm (1986)

One critic said this little gem, which starred Colin Friels and which was shot all over the city, from Thornbury to Kew, was 'gratifying for those parochial Melburnians who can spend almost the entire 82 minutes spotting landmarks of the city, in all its modest glory.'

2. Dogs in Space (1986)

This story of a frontman/junkie (played by a young Michael Hutchence) living in a share house in Richmond was flmed in the actual Berry Street terrace where the director once lived (and where many events that inspired the flm happened).

3. The Castle (1997)

Shot mostly around Strathmore, the most recognisable set location in The Castle is the Supreme Court of Victoria, where lawyer Dennis Denuto argued against the compulsory acquisition of the Kerrigan family home based on 'the vibe' of the constitution.

4. The Club (1980)

Ultimately more about politics than tactics, The Club was shot entirely on location inside the club rooms and boardrooms of Collingwood Football Club's historic home ground, Victoria Park. A few Magpie players of the time, including Tony Shaw and Rene Kink, even made cameos in the flm as themselves.

5. Monkey Grip (1982)

Set in the inner north, this meditation on love and addiction is remembered by one reviewer for a picture-perfect Fitzroy Pool, 'swimmers sunbaking on candy-coloured towels - an image as bright and brittle as a David Hockney painting' .

6. Death in Brunswick (1991)

Before it became a hipster haven, Brunswick was the setting for this black comedy. (Note: The scene in which Sam Neill and John Clarke go looking for an open grave was flmed at Brighton Cemetery in Caulfeld South.)

7. Romper Stomper (1992)

Who can forget the opening moments of Romper Stomper - reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange - when two Vietnamese teenagers are attacked in a tunnel at Footscray Station? (Note: That scene was actually shot at Richmond Station.)

8. Spotswood (1992)

A pleasant dramedy about economic rationalism in a western suburbs moccasin factory, Spotswood also marked the debut of Toni Collette, whose character notes from the factory roof: 'You can see all of Spotswood, over the refneries and right across Yarraville as far as Seddon.'

9. On the Beach (1959)

The city shut down to allow flming everywhere from the Flinders Street clocks to the State Library, and although Ava Gardner never actually called Melbourne 'the perfect place to make a flm about the end of the world' , you could hardly blame her if she had - she also spent weeks flming in Berwick and Frankston.

10. Chopper (2000)

The sterile white walls of H Division (high-security ) at Pentridge Prison were the perfectly ominous backdrop for much of Andrew Dominik's biopic about standover man Mark 'Chopper' Read.

Source: the (melbourne) magazine | TheAge | June 2012

Everyone knows we like to link to our sources, but strangely, we were unable to link to this magazine online. A search for 'Top 10 movies in Melbourne' returns TheAge pages that strangely show pictures (no content) of Duck Soup, Singin' in the Rain and Margaret.

Films Shot in Melbourne


Please remember this was from 2007...

ABBA: The Movie (1977) 6.1/10 (823 votes)
Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill - Live (1997) (V) 5.5/10 (103 votes)
Alice (2003) 1.7/10 (18 votes)
Alive Tribe, The (1997) 6.7/10 (10 votes)
Alvin Purple (1973) 5.5/10 (82 votes)
Amy (1998) 7.2/10 (356 votes)
Angel Baby (1995) 7.1/10 (564 votes)
Annie's Coming Out (1984) 6.6/10 (51 votes)
As Time Goes by (1988) 5.3/10 (49 votes)
Backstage (1988/I) 6.3/10 (17 votes)
Bad Eggs (2003) 6.2/10 (480 votes)
Bank, The (2001) 6.7/10 (1037 votes)
Beti No. 1 (2000) 6.8/10 (17 votes)
Big Hurt, The (1985) 4.3/10 (21 votes)
Big Leaguer (1953) 5.7/10 (64 votes)
Big Steal, The (1990) 6.7/10 (257 votes)
Bloodlust (1992) 2.8/10 (70 votes) ...aka Lion, the Leopard and the Wolf, The (1992)
Body Melt (1993) 4.1/10 (319 votes)
Book of Revelation, The (2006) 5.9/10 (188 votes)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1988) 4.6/10 (24 votes)
BoyTown (2006) 5.0/10 (225 votes)
Breakaway (1990) 2.8/10 (14 votes)
Breakfast in Paris (1982) 4.4/10 (17 votes)
Brilliant Lies (1996) 5.9/10 (166 votes)
Burke & Wills (1985) 5.9/10 (73 votes)
Castle, The (1997) 7.3/10 (3594 votes)
Celia (1988) 7.3/10 (91 votes)
Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (1978) 7.3/10 (205 votes)
Charlotte's Web (2006) 6.6/10 (1981 votes)
Chopper (2000) 6.9/10 (5594 votes)
Clinic, The (1982) 6.3/10 (34 votes)
Club, The (1980) 6.7/10 (259 votes)
Court of Lonely Royals (2006) 7.5/10 (21 votes)
Crackerjack (2002) 6.6/10 (687 votes)
Craic, The (1999) 5.1/10 (310 votes)
Crash Test (2003) 4.2/10 (18 votes)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) 4.5/10 (3966 votes)
Darkness Falls (2003) 4.5/10 (7432 votes)
Dawn! (1979) 6.7/10 (13 votes)
Dead End (1999) 6.0/10 (193 votes)
Death in Brunswick (1991) ...aka Nothing to Lose
Death of a Soldier (1986) 5.4/10 (65 votes)
Deep Purple: Total Abandon - Australia '99 (2000) (V) 8.0/10 (30 votes)
Degenocide (1997) (V) 8.0/10 (20 votes)
Devil in the Flesh (1989) 4.0/10 (18 votes)...aka Beyond Innocence (1989)
Dish, The (2000) 7.2/10 (6096 votes)
Dogs in Space (1987) 6.4/10 (318 votes)
Double Deal (1981) 5.5/10 (16 votes)
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne (2005) (V) 8.9/10 (91 votes)
Em4Jay (2006) 6.9/10 (12 votes)
End Play (1976) 6.0/10 (38 votes)
Evil Angels (1988) 6.8/10 (1820 votes) ...aka Cry in the Dark, A (1988)
Excursion (2003) 5.8/10 (21 votes)
Extra, The (2005) 4.2/10 (141 votes)
Fantasm (1976) 4.4/10 (54 votes)
Fantasm Comes Again (1977) 4.0/10 (33 votes)
Father (1990) 6.8/10 (57 votes)
Felicity (1979) 4.7/10 (71 votes)
Funny Things Happen Down Under (1965) 7.6/10 (24 votes)
Garbo (1992) 4.1/10 (15 votes)
Garth Method, The (2004) 7.9/10 (13 votes)
Georgia (1988) 6.9/10 (57 votes)
Ghost Rider (2007) 5.3/10 (16705 votes)
Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988) 7.2/10 (360 votes)
Golden Braid (1990) 5.6/10 (40 votes)
Gross Misconduct (1993) 5.2/10 (134 votes)...aka Gross Indecency (1993)
Half Sister (2002) 9.1/10 (14 votes)
Hard Knocks (1980) 4.2/10 (13 votes)
Hard Word, The (2002) 6.0/10 (1224 votes)
Hating Alison Ashley (2005) 5.9/10 (227 votes)
Head On (1998) 6.1/10 (1214 votes)
Heaven Tonight (1990) 4.4/10 (21 votes)
Hercules Returns (1993) 8.5/10 (393 votes)
Holidays on the River Yarra (1990) 3.4/10 (27 votes)
Honourable Wally Norman, The (2003) 5.5/10 (112 votes)
Horseplay (2003) 3.9/10 (58 votes)
Hunting (1991) 4.5/10 (32 votes)
I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (2004) (V) 4.7/10 (29 votes)
ICQ (2001) 5.2/10 (22 votes)
In Search of Anna (1978) 6.4/10 (23 votes)
Interview, The (1998) 7.3/10 (1293 votes)
Irresistible (2006) 5.6/10 (585 votes)
Josh Jarman (2004) 4.8/10 (47 votes)
Kangaroo (1986) 7.2/10 (50 votes)
Kenny (2006) 7.7/10 (1001 votes)
Kiss Symphony (2003) (V) 6.4/10 (100 votes)
Kitty and the Bagman (1982) 5.3/10 (18 votes)
Kostas (1979) 6.2/10 (15 votes)
Kylie: Greatest Hits 88-92 (2003) (V) 9.4/10 (11 votes)
Last of the Knucklemen, The (1979) 7.2/10 (27 votes)
Let Me Not (2007) 4.5/10 (19 votes)
Let's Get Skase (2001) 5.1/10 (148 votes)
Letters to Ali (2004) 6.2/10 (36 votes)
Lighthorsemen, The (1987) 6.9/10 (379 votes)
Lonely Hearts (1982) 7.1/10 (97 votes)
Long Weekend (1978) 6.6/10 (251 votes)
Love and Other Catastrophes (1996) 5.9/10 (982 votes)
Lucky Break (1994) 6.1/10 (174 votes)
Mad Max (1979) 6.8/10 (17484 votes)
Magician, The (2005/I) 6.5/10 (279 votes)
Malcolm (1986) 6.9/10 (488 votes)
Mallboy (2001) 6.4/10 (79 votes)
Man from Snowy River, The (1982) 7.0/10 (1899 votes)
Man of Flowers (1983) 7.4/10 (173 votes)
Melbourne (1896) 5.9/10 (10 votes)
Melbourne Shuffler (2005) (V) 9.2/10 (13 votes)
Metal Skin (1994) 6.4/10 (147 votes)
Missing, The (1999) 3.5/10 (22 votes)
Monkey Grip (1982) 6.7/10 (49 votes)
More Things Change..., The (1986) 6.3/10 (20 votes)
Mouth to Mouth (1978) 8.0/10 (10 votes)
Moving Out (1983) 5.5/10 (24 votes)
Mull (1989) 6.1/10 (21 votes)...aka Mullaway (1989)
My First Wife (1984) 6.7/10 (52 votes)
Ned Kelly (1970) 4.6/10 (615607 votes)
Ned Kelly (2003) 6.3/10 (4265 votes)
Never Say Die (1988) 4.9/10 (60 votes)
Next of Kin (1982) 5.2/10 (65 votes)
Nightmares (1980) 3.9/10 (27 votes)
Nirvana Street Murder (1990) 5.7/10 (27 votes)
Noise (2007/I) 5.5/10 (14 votes)
On the Beach (1959) 7.5/10 (2585 votes)
One Perfect Day (2004) 5.7/10 (284 votes)
Original Schtick (1999) 9.2/10 (11 votes)
Oz (1976) 5.1/10 (35 votes)
Pacific Banana (1981) 5.6/10 (35 votes)
Patrick (1978) 5.4/10 (242 votes)
Pearls Before Swine (1999) 5.2/10 (104 votes)
Petersen (1974) 6.3/10 (35 votes)
Phar Lap (1983) 7.0/10 (449 votes)...aka Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation (1983)
Pirate Movie, The (1982) 3.9/10 (1389 votes)
Point of No Return (1994) 5.9/10 (17 votes)
Proof (1991) 7.4/10 (1893 votes)
Puppy (2005) 6.2/10 (38 votes)
Queen of the Damned (2002) 4.5/10 (10970 votes)
Quigley Down Under (1990) 6.3/10 (3392 votes)
Rain Man (1988) 7.9/10 (61037 votes)
Razor Eaters (2003) 8.2/10 (39 votes)
Reign in Darkness (2002) (V) 2.7/10 (190 votes)
Return Home (1990) 5.9/10 (32 votes)
Rikky and Pete (1988) 5.8/10 (118 votes)
Roadgames (1981) 6.4/10 (467 votes)
Running from the Guns (1987) 4.6/10 (12 votes)
Salaam Namaste (2005) 6.6/10 (630 votes)
Say a Little Prayer (1993) 7.1/10 (40 votes)
Secret Bridesmaids' Business (2002) 5.8/10 (16 votes)
Shonky Golf (1999) (V) 5.2/10 (54 votes)
Shuang tong (2002) 6.4/10 (889 votes)
Sky Pirates (1986) 3.2/10 (84 votes)
Sledge: The Untold Story (2005) 2.8/10 (147 votes)
Snapshot (1979) 4.0/10 (63 votes)
Soldier (1998/II) 7.1/10 (68 votes)
Spotswood (1992) 6.3/10 (498 votes)
Squizzy Taylor (1982) 6.3/10 (20 votes)
Stalled (2006) 5.7/10 (15 votes)
Stan and George's New Life (1991) 4.8/10 (19 votes)
Story of the Kelly Gang, The (1906)
Stranded (2005) 8.2/10 (97 votes)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984) 7.4/10 (4464 votes)
Street Hero (1984) 2.3/10 (26 votes)
Sublime: Stories, Tales, Lies & Exaggerations (1998) (V) 5.4/10 (133 votes)
Sweetheart (2003) 5.9/10 (14 votes)
Tackle Happy (2000) 6.1/10 (53 votes)
Take Away (2003) 5.3/10 (207 votes)
The Castle (1997)
Thirst (1979) 5.2/10 (171 votes)
Three Dollars (2005) 6.0/10 (289 votes)
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002) 6.2/10 (766 votes)
Titsiana Booberini (1997) 5.5/10 (44 votes)
Tom White (2004) 6.5/10 (118 votes)
Trail of Passion (2003) (V) 5.7/10 (100 votes)
Travelling North (1987) 6.6/10 (74 votes)
Trekkies 2 (2004) 6.3/10 (295 votes)
Under the Gun (1995) 4.5/10 (56 votes)
Wannabes, The (2003) 4.3/10 (128 votes)
Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1988) 5.2/10 (49 votes)
Watch Me (2006) 9.1/10 (11 votes)
What I Have Written (1995) 6.3/10 (37 votes)
When Evil Reigns (2006) 7.4/10 (11 votes)
Wills & Burke (1985) 4.0/10 (50 votes)
With Love to the Person Next to Me (1987) 5.7/10 (12 votes)
Wog Boy, The (2000) 5.4/10 (558 votes)
Woman's Tale, A (1991) 7.6/10 (112 votes)
Wrong World (1985) 6.1/10 (15 votes)
WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne (2002) (V) 7.6/10 (20 votes)
Young Talent Time - Now... 1990 (1990) (V) 8.8/10 (10 votes)
Zone 39 (1996) 4.2/10 (79 votes)

In 2014, Leader / HeraldSun published its top 10 films shot in Melbourne.

The top 10 criteria remains a mystery other than being filmed here in Victoria.

10 Hollywood and international films shot in Melbourne


June 22, 2014

OVER the years Melbourne has established her own slice of the Hollywood pie.

The city is a favoured film location for several Hollywood and other foreign movies. Here's a look at some of them. If you watch them closely you might recognise some of our landmarks.

Melbourne On The Beach (1959)
Melbourne Ghost Rider (2007)
Melbourne Charlotte's Web (2006)
Melbourne Killer Elite (2011)
Melbourne Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Melbourne Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)
Melbourne Queen of the Damned (2002)
Melbourne Salaam Namaste (2005)
Melbourne Quigley Down Under (1990)
Melbourne Knowing (2009)

Source: heraldsun.com.au




❊ Web Links ❊


Films Shot in Melbourne 

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Mad Max - Wikipedia

The Story Of The Kelly Gang - ABC

The Story of the Kelly Gang - Wikipedia

The Castle - Wikipedia

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