These movies were success as these were set in Australia but, irrespective of the origin, broader audience was targeted. This movie was quite successful in international market. Gallipoli is still considered to be the vehicle of Australian culture as it is considered to be responsible for the “Resurgence in the national feelings”. The highlighted the unsuccessful historical war of Gallipoli to a national symbol by rendering in a fictional form. The film not only depicted Australian patriotism as the characters were shown sacrificing their lives for their country but also reconciled classes, ethnicity and displayed Australian myths. Further the disinterest and hatred towards foreign culture has also been highlighted in the film. As discussed above there are many concepts on which the movies have been prepared. The movies depicting the national identity are based on common themes as mentioned below
Mateship: Depicts a code of equality, solidarity and friendship. It isn’t unique to Australia but became important during colonial times
Aussie Larkin: Someone who mocks authority in a playful and comic way
Aussie Battler: Underdog struggling for the survival. Determination against the odds is highlighted
Aboriginal Culture: Charles Chauvel’s Jedda (1955) is the movie depicting the aboriginal culture
Multiculturalism: This aspect has gained popularity over the last decade. Footy Legends (2006) is one such example.
Country Towns: Small country towns are shown highlighting the ill factors in Australian culture with focus on sexism, racism, violence and male dominance. The queen of the desert in 1994 has been one such example.
Victory in Defeat: These are related to situations which creates winner due to hard time such as associated with floods and droughts. The examples of such movies are Gallipoli and the Breaker Morant, the movie on Boer War.
Outback Landscapes: Landscape has almost become a character in the films and is often shown to have shaped the natures of the human characters.