Aussie Auto Entertainment

Mad max

From the original Mad Max of 1979 to the disturbing horror of Wolf Creek, movies from Australia like to incorporate cars with their creativity. Perhaps it’s the landscape shots between cities or the epic cinematography that you can get from expansive drives, but filmmakers love the roads down under.

Sadly, many outside of our beautiful Strayan land might not even know we make movies, let alone car movies, but we’re here to show ‘em that it’s fair dinkum. Here’s just a few True Blue Aussie car movies that will rev up your patriotism and have you feeling more Dinky DI than ever, strewth!

Mad Max (original)

The classic that got the whole series started is near and dear to many Australians’ hearts. The whole movie features heaps of sweet classic cars, but our favourite is the Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe (1973 V8 Interceptor.)

Mad Max (original)
Mad Max (original)

Running on Empty

This Australian street racing film is packed with action and a Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III, a Dodge Challenger, and a 57 Chevy. Filmed all over New South Wales, this movie is for you if you like races and the 80s!

Running on Empty
Running on Empty

Metal Skin

Fast forward a decade or two and you get to Metal Skin, a dark movie about moody Melbourne revheads. While the movie didn’t exactly set records in the box office, it’s worth checking out, for the cars if nothing else, and you’ll even get a car chase at the end if you can make it through.

Metal Skin
Metal Skin

Wolf Creek

Okay so this isn’t exactly a movie you want to show your foreign friends on their first day in Australia, but it is heavily based around the youthful desire to pursue the open road in Australia. If you like gruesome to go with your road trip, give this one a watch.

Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

And let’s wrap up the Aussie car series with a giant tour bus full of performing drag queens. A movie that Australians everywhere regularly at least half-way watch at least twice during the holidays, it’s a cult classic, and we wouldn’t be Aussie if we didn’t mention it!

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

And there you have it, the Australian auto entertainment industry. One thing we love is that in almost every single one of these movies you get some beautiful shots of the glorious open Australian road, the most rewarding thing that comes with being a car owner in this lucky country of ours. Have we left one out? Let us know!