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HoodwinkHoodwink (1981)
Dir. Claude Whatham
Feat. John Hargreaves, Judy Davis, Geoffrey Rush
Devious bank robber Hargreaves eludes the law by pretending to be blind in this low–key Aussie caper–romance. Geoffrey Rush’s first…
On Our SelectionOn Our Selection (Dad and Dave - On Our Selection) (1995)
Dir. George Whaley
Feat. Leo McKern, Joan Sutherland, Geoffrey Rush
An all–star comic remake of a 1920 feature, this rambuncious Ozzie folk saga celebrates the pioneering contribution made by the average Joe…
ShineShine (1996) Recommended
Dir. Scott Hicks
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor
Geoffrey Rush's upset win of the Best Actor Oscar was the jewel in the crown of this little Oz movie's incredibly charmed life. A moving recital…
Les MiserablesLes Miserables (1998)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman
Victor Hugo's epic tale of France circa 1820 is dusted off once more, Liam Neeson here being forever dogged by Inspector Javert (Geoffrey Rush…
ElizabethElizabeth (1998) Recommended
Dir. Shekhar Kapur
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes
Attended by much ballyhoo, Australian actress Cate Blanchett fruitfully represents England's famous Queen as a key player in the sex…
Shakespeare in LoveShakespeare in Love (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Madden
Feat. Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench
Shakespeare's art imitates life according to this gloriously fanciful, Oscar–winning tragicomedy, as the Bard himself (Joseph Fiennes), stuck…
A Little Bit Of SoulA Little Bit Of Soul (1998)
Dir. Peter Duncan
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Frances O'Connor, David Wenham
Little–known black comedy concerns two scientists working on a serum to reverse aging in chickens, lured into the world of two wealthy patrons…
Mystery MenMystery Men (1999) Recommended
Dir. Kinka Usher
Feat. Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria
Doing for the super–hero genre what PLEASANTVILLE did for 50s sitcoms, this frequently hilarious spoof sets a rag–tag team of…
House On Haunted HillHouse On Haunted Hill (2000)
Dir. William Malone
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Peter Gallagher
An adaptation of the 1958 William Castle film, this is a modern day B–Movie that's none too ambitious, yet fun in its trashy way. Various…
QuillsQuills (2000) Aro Favourite
Dir. Philip Kaufman
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix
A sophisticated ‘bodice–ripper’ that details the twilight years of the Marquis De Sade in suitably heightened style, with Geoffrey…
Tailor of Panama, TheTailor of Panama, The (2000)
Dir. John Boorman
Feat. Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis
Sly, cynical little spy–thriller, unfolds with a morally–dubious UK spy Pierce Brosnan stitching together a big–score in Panama by…
Magic Pudding, TheMagic Pudding, The (2000)
Feat. Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving
Based on Norman Lindsay's hilarious classic book about Albert, a magic pudding and his three companions who must defend him against the Pudding…
LantanaLantana (2001) Recommended
Dir. Ray Lawrence
Feat. Anthony LaPaglia, Barbara Hershey, Geoffrey Rush
Quiet desperation in suburbia and mis–communication in marriage interlink the lives of four Sydney–side couples, who become further…
Banger Sisters, TheBanger Sisters, The (2002)
Dir. Bob Dolman
Feat. Susan Sarandon, Goldie Hawn, Geoffrey Rush
Cute comedy about the reunion of two rock groupies from the 70s, one of whom is still living the life (Goldie Hawn), the other (Susan Sarandon) has…
FridaFrida (2002) Recommended
Dir. Julie Taymor
Feat. Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Ashley Judd
Long awaited biopic of the celebrated 20th–century Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, whose troubled marriage to Diego Riviera and crippling injuries…
Swimming UpstreamSwimming Upstream (2002)
Dir. Russell Mulcahy
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis
A sturdily dramatic account of Australian Anthony Fingleton’s rise from his working class origins in 1950s Brisbane to becoming a champion…
Ned KellyNed Kelly (2003)
Dir. Gregor Jordan
Feat. Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush
Australia's most famous bushranger is portrayed with outright sympathy and a large measure of romantic invention in this messy, but not entirely…
Intolerable CrueltyIntolerable Cruelty (2003) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton
Another sophisticated comedy from the Coen Brothers, here certifying George Clooney as a leading man with dab comic timing, opposite a smouldering,…
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush
A terrific, tongue–in–cheek action romp set in the pirate days of the Caribbean, with Johnny Depp leading the charge as a madcap, slyly…
Life and Death of Peter Sellers, TheLife and Death of Peter Sellers, The (2004)
Dir. Stephen Hopkins
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson
An entertaining, if disturbing summary of the turbulent life of British comedian Peter Sellers, with Geoffrey Rush starring as the man who famously…
MunichMunich (2005) Recommended
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Mathieu Kassovitz
Compelling, if occasionally muddily–overearnest thriller based around the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich…
CandyCandy (2006)
Dir. Neil Armfield
Feat. Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush
Injecting free–spirited performances and downbeat songs into a predictable heroin dramaturgy , this roving drama concerns two young bohemians…
Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End (2007)
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom
Blockbuster third installment in the ever–popular swashbuckling franchise finds Johnny Depp and crew having to sail off the edge of the map and…
Elizabeth - The Golden AgeElizabeth - The Golden Age (2007)
Dir. Shekhar Kapur
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen
Cate Blanchett reprises her all–conquering role as Queen of England, in dir. Shekhar Kapur’s grandiose sequel to 1998’s acclaimed…
$9.99$9.99 (2008)
Dir. Tatia Rosenthal
Feat. Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Roy Billing
An unemployed 28–year–old named Dave comes across a booklet purporting the know the meaning of life – and all for $9.99 – in…
Bran Nue DaeBran Nue Dae (Brand New Day) (2009)
Dir. Rachel Perkins
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Magna Szubanski, Rocky McKenzie
Lively comedy adapted from the stage musical that follows a teenage Aborigine who runs away from Catholic boarding school in the mid…
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga' HooleLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga' Hoole (2010) Recommended
Dir. Zack Snyder
Feat. Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Helen Mirren
A young owl who is abducted by an evil Owl army, and must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.…
King's Speech, TheKing's Speech, The (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Tom Hooper
Feat. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Justly acclaimed tale of King George VI, his nervy, impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become…
Warrior's Way, TheWarrior's Way, The (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sngmoo Lee
Feat. Jang Dong-Gun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush
A ninja assassin (Jang Dong–Gun) on the run from his former clan is forced to hide in the American Badlands after refusing a mission to kill a…
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger TidesPirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Dir. Rob Marshall
Feat. Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane
Johnny Depp returns with more limb–flailing shenanigans in this fourth installment of the increasingly tired franchise. This time Sparrow…

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