New Zealand (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Mortal Engines (2018)

12 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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45 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

Votes: 9,004

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

12 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,458,903 | Gross: $315.54M

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

12 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,442,327 | Gross: $377.85M

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

12 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,303,903 | Gross: $342.55M

5. De Hobbit: De Slag van Vijf Legers (2014)

12 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 425,956 | Gross: $255.12M

6. King Kong (2005)

12 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 358,390 | Gross: $218.08M

7. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

16 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 115,528 | Gross: $3.33M

8. The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.

Stars: Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland, Nic Sampson, Cristina Serban Ionda

Votes: 1,259

9. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

12 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House

Votes: 82,034 | Gross: $5.20M

10. The Frighteners (1996)

12 | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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52 Metascore

After a tragic car accident kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 75,423 | Gross: $16.76M

11. The Piano (1993)

16 | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 71,720 | Gross: $40.16M

12. 6 Days (I) (2017)

12 | 94 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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36 Metascore

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish, Martin Shaw

Votes: 12,900

13. Bad Taste (1987)

16 | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Votes: 40,544

14. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

16 | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 55,176 | Gross: $3.05M

15. Born Racer (2018)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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The story of the will to win in the world's most visually arresting and dynamic auto sport.

Director: Bryn Evans | Stars: Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi

Votes: 85

16. Braindead (1992)

16 | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.5
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54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 85,337 | Gross: $0.24M

17. 800 Words (2015–2018)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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A recently widowed father quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a top-selling Sydney newspaper. Over the Internet, he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside ... See full summary »

Stars: Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler, Benson Jack Anthony, Michelle Langstone

Votes: 1,208

18. Meet the Feebles (1989)

97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Votes: 17,491

19. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.6
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Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O'Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.

Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 836

20. The Almighty Johnsons (2011–2013)

47 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Four brothers living in New Zealand are modern reincarnations of Norse gods.

Stars: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman, Jared Turner

Votes: 3,845

21. Boy (I) (2010)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore

Votes: 15,704 | Gross: $0.26M

22. Once Were Warriors (1994)

16 | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 28,685 | Gross: $2.20M

23. Dark Tourist (2018– )

40 min | Documentary

7.7
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From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, New Zealand filmmaker and journalist David Farrier ('Tickled') visits unusual -- and often macabre -- tourism spots around the world.

Stars: David Farrier, Robin Brown, Dan Bulter, Daley Catherine

Votes: 3,234

24. Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

Stars: Robyn Malcolm, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 1,638

25. The Tribe (1999–2003)

6 | 30 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus.

Stars: Caleb Ross, Victoria Spence, Meryl Cassie, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 2,536

26. The Quiet Earth (1985)

12 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Votes: 22,526 | Gross: $2.12M

27. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 792

28. The Water Horse (2007)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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71 Metascore

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 35,006 | Gross: $40.41M

29. Whale Rider (2002)

AL | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 37,102 | Gross: $20.78M

30. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

AL | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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68 Metascore

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell

Votes: 48,230 | Gross: $5.13M

31. The Warrior's Way (2010)

16 | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Western

6.3
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45 Metascore

A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Director: Sngmoo Lee | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

Votes: 23,861 | Gross: $5.66M

32. Tickled (2016)

12 | 92 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve | Stars: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, Marko Realmonte, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 12,633 | Gross: $0.61M

33. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

5.0
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Shortland Street, a five-night-a-week soap set in an Auckland City hospital, follows the complicated personal and professional lives of its staff, family and friends.

Stars: Michael Galvin, Ben Mitchell, Amanda Billing, Peter Mochrie

Votes: 778

34. Deathgasm (2015)

16 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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65 Metascore

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

Director: Jason Lei Howden | Stars: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Sam Berkley

Votes: 13,444

35. Black Sheep (2006)

16 | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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62 Metascore

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 37,155 | Gross: $0.08M

36. Westside (2015– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Tales of crime and passion in Auckland, New Zealand, spanning from 1974 through to 1979.

Stars: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Daniel Musgrove, Pana Hema Taylor

Votes: 314

37. Eagle vs Shark (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Loren Taylor, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 19,980 | Gross: $0.22M

38. Pork Pie (2017)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.

Director: Matt Murphy | Stars: Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 1,498

39. Hibiscus & Ruthless (2018)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.6
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"No Going Out and No Boyfriends" - Hibiscus' obedience towards her Mum's rules is put to the test in her final year of University. As guys start to impress Hibiscus, she asks her childhood friend Ruth, to help keep her focused.

Director: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa | Stars: Suivai Autagavaia, Anna-Maree Thomas, Lafitaga Mafaufau, Yvonne Maea-Brown

Votes: 86

40. Abandoned (VI) (2015)

12 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black, Greg Johnson

Votes: 1,599

41. The Monster of Mangatiti (2015 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.2
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Heather Walsh tells her story of the time she was an emotional prisoner of Bill Cornelius at his remote farm.

Directors: Riccardo Pellizzeri, Philly de Lacey | Stars: Greta Gregory, Mark Mitchinson, Flynn Allan, Mark Warren

Votes: 582

42. Housebound (2014)

107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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76 Metascore

A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Ross Harper

Votes: 29,191

43. The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

117 min | Horror

5.1
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A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

Directors: Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes | Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Jilon VanOver, Claude Duhamel, Sarah Navratil

Votes: 230

44. The Changeover (2017)

95 min | Thriller

5.3
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Based on the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Margeret Mahy. Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Miranda Harcourt, Stuart McKenzie | Stars: Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nicholas Galitzine

Votes: 528

45. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 9,032 | Gross: $0.31M

46. The Blue Rose (2013– )

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A contemporary, smart investigative drama in which the lowly back-room office staff join forces to fight for justice in a corrupt corporate world. This will involve bending of office ... See full summary »

Stars: Antonia Prebble, Siobhan Marshall, Matt Minto, Rajeev Varma

Votes: 421

47. Mega Time Squad (2018)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A small-town crim finds an ancient Chinese time-travel device that can help him pull off a heist and start a new life-but he may not survive the consequences of tampering with time. The ... See full summary »

Director: Tim van Dammen | Stars: Morgan Albrecht, Yoson An, Jaya Beach-Robertson, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 189

48. Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Shirley Gruar

Votes: 982

49. The Cul De Sac (2016– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The Cul De Sac (meaning 'dead end') is a YA drama from New Zealand about a group of teens trying to survive in a world where all the adults have suddenly vanished along with the Internet and electricity and evil forces want them dead.

Stars: Greta Gregory, Molly Leishman, Simon Mead, Flynn Steward

Votes: 95

50. Utu (1983)

118 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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In 1870, a Maori warrior working with the British finds his village massacred, and vows revenge.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott, Kelly Johnson

Votes: 785


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