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

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

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

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

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

PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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88 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.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

4. The Last Outlaw (1980 TV Mini-Series)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Australia's most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

Stars: John Jarratt, Steve Bisley, Elaine Kussack, John Ley

5. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)

60 min | Western

7.6
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When an Indian village is threatened by ex-Confederate soldiers, several villagers head out to seek help. They recruit seven men, each with unique skills, who return to the village and take... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Close, Michael Biehn, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

6. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Ghosts of the Confederacy (1998)

90 min | Western

7.6
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Chris Larabee forms a motley group of men to protect an Indian village from an outlaw gang of ex-Confederate soldiers bent on continuing the Civil War. Their fee: the princely sum of five ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Q. Dobbs, Chris Black, Pen Densham, John Watson, William Roberts | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

7. Goodbye Pork Pie (1981)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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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 »

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

8. Utu (1984)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal ... See full summary »

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

9. The Quiet Earth (1985)

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

6.9
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world, and In a desperate attempt to search for other's he finds only two who have their own agenda .

Writers: Craig Harrison, Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

10. Dagg Day Afternoon (1977)

Comedy

6.8
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Writers: John Clarke, Geoff Murphy | Directors: John Clarke, Geoff Murphy | Stars: John Clarke, Derek Payne, Michael Wilson, Michael McDonald

11. Blerta Revisited (2001)

81 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Ian Watkin

12. Sleeping Dogs (1977)

107 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

6.7
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Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith ... See full summary »

Writers: Christian K. Stead, Ian Mune, Arthur Baysting | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sam Neill, Nevan Rowe, Ian Mune, Warren Oates

13. Wild Man (1977)

73 min | Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Bruno Lawrence, Geoff Murphy, Martyn Sanderson, Ian Watkin | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Ian Watkin, Tony Barry, Martyn Sanderson

14. The Last Outlaw (1993 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Western

6.5
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After a bloodbath of a robbery taken right out of "The Wild Bunch" and then being betrayed by his gang, Graff joins the side of the law to hunt his enemies and kill them one by one.

Writer: Eric Red | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Levine, John C. McGinley

15. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Western

6.3
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Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to ... See full summary »

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

16. Red King, White Knight (1989 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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The CIA hears of a KGB scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner, an agent retired for 10 years, to go to Russia to investigate. He verifies the plot, but then ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Hutchinson | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Max von Sydow, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell

17. Don't Look Back (1996 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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Drug addict Jesse think he's found the answer to all his problems in the form of a breifcase full of money. However, the money isn't his and stealing it from right under the nose of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Epperson, Billy Bob Thornton, William Petrowitch | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Eric Stoltz, John Corbett, Josh Hamilton, Billy Bob Thornton

18. Middle Age Spread (1979)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Writers: Keith Aberdein, Roger Hall | Director: John Reid | Stars: Grant Tilly, Dorothy McKegg, Peter Sumner, Bridget Armstrong

19. Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.8
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43 Metascore

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside named Dante's Peak after a long dormant volcano, which has recently been named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Writer: Leslie Bohem | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley

20. Mauri (1988)

101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.7
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Writer: Merata Mita | Director: Merata Mita | Stars: Anzac Wallace, Eva Rickard, James Heyward, Rangamarie Delamere

21. Welcome to Paradise (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

5.6
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A Kiwi Backpacker hostel... and the mad antics that go on day to day, from overseas travelers to the ongoing 'maintenance', love affairs and scandals...

Stars: David Hoskins, Sally Martin, Ryan O'Kane, Holly Shanahan

22. User Friendly (1990)

90 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.5
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Everyone is chasing a little wooden dog. Old and young, they all think that it contains an elixir of life... See full synopsis »

Writers: Gregor Nicholas, Norelle Scott, Frank Stark | Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: William Brandt, Alison Bruce, Judith Gibson, David Letch

23. Nutcase (1980)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.4
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Writers: Keith Aberdein, Ian Mune | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nevan Rowe, Ian Watkin, Michael Wilson, Ian Mune

24. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Writers: Richard Hatem, Matt Reeves, J.F. Lawton | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

25. Never Say Die (1988)

90 min | Action, Comedy

5.3
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Writers: Andy Borowitz, Geoff Murphy | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Lisa Eilbacher, George Wendt, Tony Barry

26. Mr. Wrong (1986)

88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Meg moves out of her parents' home and buys a beautiful old Jaguar in a bid for independence. She begins to get strange feelings about the car. It seems to have a presence beyond the usual ... See full summary »

Writers: Elizabeth Jane Howard, Geoff Murphy, Gaylene Preston, Graeme Tetley | Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Heather Bolton, David Letch, Perry Piercy, Suzanne Lee

27. Freejack (1992)

R | 110 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Writers: Robert Sheckley, Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Dan Gilroy | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

28. Race Against Time (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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When a man faces surmounting bills for his dying son's hospital stay, he enters into an agreement to sell his body for organ transplants to pay the bills. However, when he is advised that ... See full summary »

Writers: Cary Solomon, Chuck Konzelman | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Eric Roberts, Cary Elwes, Sarah Wynter, Chris Sarandon

29. Blind Side (1993 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Thriller

5.1
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A couple visits Mexico to scout a new location for their furniture manufacturing business and hit a cop with their car on the way back stateside. Realizing that if they report it they could... See full summary »

Writers: Stewart Lindh, Solomon Weingarten, John Carlen | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Rebecca De Mornay, Ron Silver, Jonathan Banks

30. Spooked (2004)

94 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

4.6
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A thriller loosely based on Ian Wishart's book The Paradise Conspiracy, about the mysterious death of a New Zealander who happened upon international banking records after purchasing a used computer.

Writers: Geoff Murphy, Ian Wishart | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Cliff Curtis, Christopher Hobbs, Andrea Kelland, Ian Mune

31. Fortress 2 (2000)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.4
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7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run from the Men-tel corporation. A group of rebels attempt to gain his support but he refuses, wanting ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Feinberg, Troy Neighbors, John Flock, Peter Doyle | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson, Aidan Ostrogovich

32. xXx: State of the Union (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Adventure

4.2
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37 Metascore

Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, is sent to Washington, DC to defuse a power struggle amongst national leaders.

Writers: Rich Wilkes, Simon Kinberg | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman

33. Tales of Mystery and Imagination (2009)

75 min | Music

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A film-and-music interpretation of the Gothic poetry and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. A unique musical suite into an accessible music film combing CGI, real-world imagery and live ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy

34. The Making of 'Sleeping Dogs' (2004 Video)

65 min | Documentary

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Director: John Reid | Stars: Donna Akersten, Arthur Baysting, Don Blakeney, Alun Bollinger