Best Sydney Movies Today.

In Sydney, you’re never far from a cinema and in the heat of summer at least, it’s an affordable and cool way to escape the Sydney sun. So whether you’ll be in town for a few hours or several days, we’ve rounded up our favourite Sydney films so that you can enjoy some of best vintage Hollywood without ever leaving Australia. The following are of the best Sydney movies;

1. The Castle – The quintessential Australian film, by one of Australia’s best directors. If you haven’t seen The Castle, you must. It’s the story of a family that tries to fight the Australian government over plans to build a freeway and bypass their town.

2. Shine – A biopic of pianist David Helfgott, ‘Shine’ is an uplifting story about an often overlooked figure in music history who struggled with illness but eventually triumphed through his talent and tenacity. Despite being somewhat melodramatic at times, it’s still worth seeing for Geoffrey Rush’s Oscar-winning performance.

3. City of Life and Death – Directed by acclaimed Chinese-Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, City of Life and Death is a moving film about an elderly Japanese man’s relationship with three long time friends. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010.

4. Storm Boy – Based on the novel by Peter Corris, Storm Boy is a dramatic Australian coming-of-age story about a boy who seeks adventure and love in rural Australia through his relationships with adults.

5. Paul – This is a sweet and heartwarming tale from the droll director Richard Frankland about a disillusioned man who decides to become a father in his early 40s.

6. The Piano – Directed by Jane Campion, this is another Oscar-winning Australian film about the life of famed Australian pianist David Helfgott.

7. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior – Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is one of the greatest Australian films ever made and it’s absolutely awesome. Set in a post apocalyptic world where people fight for water, oil and gasoline, Mad Max 2 is brimming with exciting action scenes that make us feel like we’re right there on the screen as they happen.