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

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, 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.

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

Votes: 1,247,645 | Gross: $377.02M

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

PG-13 | 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: 1,270,015 | Gross: $313.84M

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

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

8.7
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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.

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

Votes: 1,130,103 | Gross: $340.48M

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

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Australia's most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

Stars: Elaine Kussack, John Ley, Ric Herbert, Peter Hehir

Votes: 89

5. Home of the Horse Lords (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Barrie M. Osborne, Rick Porras, Graham Ware Jr., Jane Abbott

Votes: 30

6. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)

60 min | Action, Western

7.7
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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, Ron Perlman, Andrew Kavovit

Votes: 1,146

7. A Night at the Classic (2010– )

22 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Brendhan Lovegrove, Grant Lobban, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jamie Bowen

Votes: 19

8. Cameras in Middle-Earth (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

7.7
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An inside look at the filming process of the 2003 film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Peter Jackson, Robin Murphy, Elijah Wood, Carolynne Cunningham

Votes: 34

9. Cameras in Middle-Earth (2002 Video)

50 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Andrew Lesnie, Jane Abbott

Votes: 27

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

90 min | Action, 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 »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 61

11. Blerta Revisited (2001)

81 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Ian Watkin

Votes: 8

12. Utu (1984)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 629

13. Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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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: 805

14. Dagg Day Afternoon (1977)

Comedy

6.9
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Directors: John Clarke, Geoff Murphy | Stars: John Clarke, Derek Payne, Michael Wilson, Michael McDonald

Votes: 15

15. The Quiet Earth (1985)

R | 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: 20,529 | Gross: $1.60M

16. Sleeping Dogs (1977)

107 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sam Neill, Nevan Rowe, Ian Mune, Warren Oates

Votes: 624

17. Wild Man (1977)

73 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 5

18. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western

6.4
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In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

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

Votes: 24,302 | Gross: $44.14M

19. The Last Outlaw (1993 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Western

6.4
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Left for dead by his bank robbing gang, a marauder joins a posse to seek revenge.

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

Votes: 1,638

20. Welcome to Paradise (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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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

Votes: 25

21. 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 »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Eric Stoltz, John Corbett, Josh Hamilton, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 588

22. Middle Age Spread (1979)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Director: John Reid | Stars: Grant Tilly, Dorothy McKegg, Peter Sumner, Bridget Armstrong

Votes: 25

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

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 117

24. 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 town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

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

Votes: 63,484 | Gross: $67.16M

25. Mauri (1988)

101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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Director: Merata Mita | Stars: Anzac Wallace, Eva Rickard, James Heyward, Rangamarie Delamere

Votes: 28

26. Never Say Die (1988)

90 min | Action, Comedy

5.5
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Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Lisa Eilbacher, George Wendt, Tony Barry

Votes: 125

27. Nutcase (1980)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.5
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Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nevan Rowe, Ian Watkin, Michael Wilson, Ian Mune

Votes: 20

28. 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 »

Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: William Brandt, Alison Bruce, Judith Gibson, David Letch

Votes: 20

29. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.4
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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.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 36,579 | Gross: $50.02M

30. Freejack (1992)

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

5.3
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to New York in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 12,437 | Gross: $17.13M

31. Blind Side (1993 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Thriller

5.3
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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 »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Rebecca De Mornay, Ron Silver, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 1,273

32. Mr. Wrong (1984)

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 »

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Heather Bolton, David Letch, Perry Piercy, Suzanne Lee

Votes: 149

33. Race Against Time (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 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 »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Eric Roberts, Cary Elwes, Sarah Wynter, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 460

34. Spooked (2004)

94 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

4.9
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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.

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

Votes: 114

35. Fortress 2 (2000)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.4
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7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson, Aidan Ostrogovich

Votes: 5,563

36. xXx: State of the Union (2005)

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

4.3
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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.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman

Votes: 52,420 | Gross: $26.08M

37. 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

38. Uenuku (1974 TV Movie)

37 min | Drama

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Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Aroha Gallo, Marlene Jacobs, Bill Kerekere, Rocky Mautere

39. 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

40. The Last Outlaw (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1980)

Biography, Crime, Drama

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Directors: Kevin James Dobson, George Miller | Stars: Elaine Kussack, John Ley, Ric Herbert, Peter Hehir

41. The Last Outlaw (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1980)

Biography, Crime, Drama

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Directors: Kevin James Dobson, George Miller | Stars: John Jarratt, Steve Bisley, Elaine Kussack, John Ley

42. The Last Outlaw (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1980)

Biography, Crime, Drama

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Directors: Kevin James Dobson, George Miller | Stars: John Jarratt, Steve Bisley, Elaine Kussack, John Ley

43. The Last Outlaw (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1980)

Biography, Crime, Drama

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Directors: Kevin James Dobson, George Miller | Stars: John Jarratt, Steve Bisley, Elaine Kussack, John Ley

44. A Night at the Classic (2010– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2012)

Comedy

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A night at The Classic returns with MC Brendhan Lovegrove, Urzila Carlson, Jeremy Elwood and Jarred Christmas. Word comes to the comics of a new digital comedy network, which might just get Lovegrove out of the pitiful NZ comedy circuit.

Director: Josh Thomson | Stars: Brendhan Lovegrove, Urzila Carlson, Jeremy Elwood, Jarred Christmas