If you’re heading to the land Down Under, there are a few films you should see to pump you up for your visit. Not only are they entertaining and enlightening stories, most capture some scenic vistas of the Australian landscape that will make you want to teleport there on the spot. Some feature quirky, comedic or adventurous characters that will warm you up to that distinctive Aussie charm. Here are 11 movies to see before a trip to Australia, or anytime you want to go there in your mind.
1. Crocodile Dundee
You can’t get more “fair dinkum” Aussie than Paul Hogan’s classic Crocodile Dundee hit from 1986. The iconic character is a Northern Territory bushman with an innate affinity for Outback nature. The fish-out-of-water tale takes a funny turn when he is sent to New York City, where he has a completely different type of urban wildlife to contend with. Some of the scenic shots in the Australian half of the movie will make you want to put Kakadu National Park on your travel wishlist.