Which movies should do the job for understanding the Aussie accent clearly?
Australian accents can be roughly divided into three groups.
- Broad accents, such those of Steve Irwin, and Paul Hogan
- General accents, used by most people, such as Kylie Minogue
- Cultivated accents, which sound almost like British accents, For example Cate Blanchett, and some Liberal party MPs
For most visitors, understanding the "general" dialect is most important, as most speakers are able to "code switch" and move from the broad accent to a general accent, if necessary.
There are some great Aussie movies "Pricilla Queen of the Desert", "Muriel's Wedding" and of course "Crocodile Dundee". More recent films include "Snowtown" and "Animal Kingdom"