Awards – The of Best of Australian Cinema in 2020

It was a fantastic year for Australian Cinema, with each film I saw knocking it out of the park. There were intimate documentaries, films that held up a mirror to society, and those that brought the action to a new level.

This list will be looking more at the locally made Australian productions/co-productions and not just films filmed in Australia.

So without further ado, these are the best of Australian Cinema in 2020. Be warned that there will be some big spoilers ahead for the films in question. Also, click on the banner to go to the full reviews.  

A Sunburnt Christmas

A Sunburnt Christmas. Image Credit: Stan.

A charming film about finding family in the most unlikely places

Directed by – Christiaan Van Vuuren
Written by
– Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella & Timothy Walker


Babyteeth. Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Broken people trying to find the best way forward in a difficult situation       

Directed by – Shannon Murphy
Screenplay by
– Rita Kalnejais
Based on
Babyteeth by Rita Kalnejais

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang. Image Credit: Stan.

A fanciful look at one of Australia’s icons Ned Kelly

Directed by – Justin Kurzel
Screenplay by
– Shaun Grant
Based on
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

Slim & I

Slim & I. Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

An expansive dive into the world of Joy McKean and Slim Dusty one of Australia’s most prolific musical duos

Directed by – Kriv Stenders
Written by
– Kriv Stenders

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (2020 film). Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

How can you fight something you can’t see, especially if you are not sure you are actually not seeing which might not be there.  

Directed by – Leigh Whannell
Story by
– Leigh Whannell
Screenplay by
– Leigh Whannell
Based on
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

And the Winner is!!!!! – Babyteeth

Babyteeth. Image Credit: Universal Pictures.
there are so many emotions that you experience from deep joy to real sadness. Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Few films reached into my heart and wrenched it asunder this year like Babyteeth. This was a film full of broken people trying their best to comfort Milla (Eliza Scanlen) whose cancer had returned. Babyteeth is a film that will have you laughing, and then have you bawling your eyes out in the cinema. It shows the power of an intimate story where you genuinely get to know the characters and their stories.     

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.

What are your favourite cinematic moments from 2019?, let us know what you thought in the comments below, feel free to share this review on any of the social medias and you can follow us
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Credits – All images used were created by the respective studio and artist of each film

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