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1. This Is Not My Life (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2010)

Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.4
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Writer: Vanessa Alexander | Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: Alison Bruce, Ariana Brunet, Tom Cameron, Dahnu Graham

2. This Is Not My Life (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)

Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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Writer: Vanessa Alexander | Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: John Bach, Teuila Blakely, Ariana Brunet, Tom Cameron

3. Where Dad Walked (2010)

10 min | Short, Drama

8.1
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Early one morning, a despondent father, Paul, and his young son, James, look for something in the city's gutters. But what are they looking for? Before this is answered, a desperate call ... See full summary »

Writers: David Coyle, Paul Swadel | Director: David Coyle | Stars: Matthew Sunderland, Paul McDonald, Jessica Manins

4. This Is Not My Life (2010– )

44 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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Stars: Tania Nolan, Charles Mesure, Miriama McDowell, Ariana Brunet

5. Poppy (I) (2009)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.9
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Poppy is a Performance-Captured CGI drama set on France's western front in World War One. Two New Zealand soldiers are trapped behind enemy lines and are trying to find their way to safety.... See full summary »

Writer: David Coyle | Director: James Cunningham | Stars: Paul Glover, Camille Keenan, Marek Sumich, Matthew Sunderland

6. Tuffy (2012)

13 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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A son returns to the small town, family home as an act of last resort. His father has remarried and the new wife is overtly hostile to the son, and the father is emotionally distant. A ... See full summary »

Writer: Matthew Sunderland | Director: Matthew Sunderland | Stars: Alix Bushnell, Madeleine Lynch, Brian Sergent, Jack Sergent

7. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Promises (1996)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Since the death of his father Palos, Boraeus is king of Zabros. Hercules hears his bride Ramina is kidnapped for ransom by the outlaw Tarlus -who once abandoned Iolaus on a battlefield- and... See full summary »

Writers: Christian Williams, Michael Marks | Director: Stewart Main | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Marton Csokas, Josephine Davison

8. Harry (2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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HARRY is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.

Stars: Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu, Erroll Shand

9. Piece of My Heart (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Piece Of My Heart is a drama about reconciliation. Reconciliation between the present and the past, between a mother and her child, between a husband and a wife. Flora Thornley has been in ... See full summary »

Writer: Fiona Samuel | Director: Fiona Samuel | Stars: Rena Owen, John Bach, Emily Barclay, Michelle Blundell

10. Top of the Lake (2013 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Creators: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

11. Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004– )
Episode: The Missing Bone (2004)

TV-Y7 | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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While Dr. Oliver is stuck in ranger-form, he enlists the help of Kira to sort through his lab and throw away stuff he doesn't want. They find a bone that he doesn't want to talk about and ... See full summary »

Writers: Douglas Sloan, Saburo Yatsude | Director: Paul Grinder | Stars: James Napier Robertson, Kevin Duhaney, Emma Lahana, Jason David Frank

12. Top of the Lake (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2013)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Tui has disappeared. Matt Mitchem, Tui's father, is unconcerned, claiming she's in hiding and capable of caring for herself. Robin wants a DNA sample from every man in town to determine who... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee | Directors: Jane Campion, Garth Davis | Stars: Thomas M. Wright, Elisabeth Moss, Darren Gilshenan, Byron Coll

13. Cleopatra 2525 (2000–2001)
Episode: In Your Boots (2001)

Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy

7.4
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Kreegan is finally sentenced and condemned to demolecularization. That's inconvenient for Hel because Kregan pulled the old body switch on her including his gaudy makeup.

Creators: R.J. Stewart, Robert G. Tapert | Stars: Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Jennifer Sky, Patrick Kake

14. Out of the Blue (I) (2006)

103 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.

Writers: Bill O'Brien, Robert Sarkies, Graeme Tetley | Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: Karl Urban, Matthew Sunderland, Lois Lawn, Simon Ferry

15. Christmas (2003)

89 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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The drama of relationships in a dysfunctional New Zealand family, living in a town going nowhere.

Writer: Gregory King | Director: Gregory King | Stars: Darien Takle, David Hornblow, Helen Pearse Otene, Matthew Sunderland

16. Desperate Remedies (1993)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune ... See full summary »

Writers: Stewart Main, Peter Wells | Directors: Stewart Main, Peter Wells | Stars: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell, Cliff Curtis

17. The Weight of Elephants (2013)

83 min | Drama

6.8
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Adrian, 10, a sensitive and lonely boy, abandoned by his mum at an early age to live with his grandmother and his sick uncle, finds meaning in an unlikely friendship with Nicole, 10, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Sonya Hartnett, Daniel Borgman | Director: Daniel Borgman | Stars: Angelina Cottrell, Anna Hewlett, Demos Murphy, Bree Peters

18. Duggan (1997– )

Drama

6.7
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Stars: John Bach, Fiona Mogridge, Stephen Lovatt, Catherine Wilkin

19. Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004– )
Episode: Bully for Ethan (2004)

TV-Y7 | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Derrick, one of the popular jocks, goes after Ethan and wants to fight him when Ethan stands up to him. Ethan doesn't even flinch but can't meet up with him after school due to setback ... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Knapp, Saburo Yatsude | Director: Paul Grinder | Stars: James Napier Robertson, Kevin Duhaney, Emma Lahana, Jason David Frank

20. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005– )
Episode: Perspective (2005)

TV-Y7 | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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Krybots attack a depository and the Rangers foil the robbery. With the surveillance system down, Cruger asks them what happened, and each Ranger tells his/her own version of the events, which don't quite match up.

Writer: Saburo Yatsude | Stars: Brandon Jay McLaren, Chris Violette, Matt Sadowski-Austin, Monica May

21. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

Creator: Christian Williams | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Robert Trebor

22. The Strength of Water (2009)

86 min | Drama

6.5
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When a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated coastal town, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody are forced apart. Kimi must find the strength to let go of what he loves the most.

Writer: Briar Grace Smith | Director: Armagan Ballantyne | Stars: Isaac Barber, Hato Paparoa, Melanie Mayall-Nahi, McCarthy Pearse

23. Woodenhead (2003)

90 min

6.5
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An innocent rubbish tip assistant, Gert, is given the task of escorting a beautiful mute "princess", Plum, on a perilous journey to meet her prospective husband. Their journey is fraught ... See full summary »

Writer: Florian Habicht | Director: Florian Habicht | Stars: Nicholas Butler, Teresa Peters, Steve Abel, Mardi Potter

24. Nature's Way (2006)

10 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Writers: Steve Ayson, Jane Shearer | Director: Jane Shearer | Stars: Katrin O'Donnell, Matthew Sunderland

25. Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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When the evil Mesogog launches an attack on the earth, using three fierce machines called Dino Zords - creatures of incredible strength and intelligence - on the world, Dr. Tommy Oliver, a ... See full summary »

Stars: James Napier Robertson, Kevin Duhaney, Emma Lahana, Jason David Frank

26. Absent Without Leave (1992)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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In the early days of the war against Japan, Ed marries his pregnant girlfriend Daisy just before joining up with the New Zealand army. Unfortunately for the young couple, Daisy suffers a ... See full summary »

Writers: James Edwards, Graeme Tetley | Director: John Laing | Stars: Craig McLachlan, Katrina Hobbs, Judie Douglass, Tony Barry

27. The Last Magic Show (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A young escape artist who believes he possesses magical powers has one chance at the "big time", but first must replace the love of his life: the stage assistant that broke his heart.

Writer: Andy Conlan | Director: Andy Conlan | Stars: Andy Conlan, Georgie Hill, Jade Collins, Michael Hurst

28. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005– )

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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Fifteen years into the future, Earth has welcomed alien beings to live with humans. But peace is short lived, as a planet conquering alien force turns its destructive attention to Earth! ... See full summary »

Stars: Brandon Jay McLaren, Chris Violette, Matt Sadowski-Austin, Monica May

29. Cleopatra 2525 (2000–2001)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy

5.9
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An exotic dancer, cryogenically frozen in the year 2001, is accidentally thawed out in 2525 by two female warriors who are fighting against evil robots which have taken over the world. The ... See full summary »

Creators: R.J. Stewart, Robert G. Tapert | Stars: Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Jennifer Sky, Elizabeth Hawthorne

30. Super Man (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A man in a hospital wheelchair is brutally attacked with a bottle of his own urine. The attacker has his reasons, but revenge is not always sweet. A story about mental fragility, the randomness of fate and the complex nature of blame.

Director: Peter O'Donoghue | Stars: Adam Gardiner, Tessa Mitchell, Niamh Peren, Matthew Sunderland

31. A Song of Good (2008)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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After committing a shocking crime, Gary Cradle secretly decides to change his life and become a good person. However deciding is one thing, changing a life is another.

Writer: Gregory King | Director: Gregory King | Stars: Gareth Reeves, Matthew Sunderland, Ian Mune, Danielle Cormack

32. The Devil's Rock (2011)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

Writers: Paul Finch, Paul Campion, Brett Ihaka | Director: Paul Campion | Stars: Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Gina Varela, Karlos Drinkwater

33. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

5.4
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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

34. Kiss Me Deadly (2008 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Action, Thriller

5.4
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Ex-spy Jacob Keane is drawn back into the shadowy world of international espionage when his former partner Marta reappears after 17 years, her memory erased, on the run from a pair of deadly, psychopathic assassins.

Writers: George Schenck, Frank Cardea | Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Robert Gant, Shannen Doherty, Fraser Brown, John Rhys-Davies

35. Under the Mountain (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland's volcanoes.

Writers: Maurice Gee, Matthew Grainger, Jonathan King | Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride, Oliver Driver, Leon Wadham

36. Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004– )
Episode: Lost and Found in Translation (2004)

TV-Y7 | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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Conner finds Ethan and Kira at their usual hangout enjoying the new satellite cable that Hayley has hooked up and is frustrated with them. His frustration becomes outrage when they watch an... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Slavkin, Saburo Yatsude | Director: Eamon O'Sullivan | Stars: James Napier Robertson, Kevin Duhaney, Emma Lahana, Jason David Frank

37. Existence (2012)

Drama

4.7
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Trapped behind the Boundary Fence, Freya dreams of escape and pursues a dangerous outsider who can free her.

Writers: Juliet Bergh, Jessica Charlton | Director: Juliet Bergh | Stars: Loren Taylor, Peter McCauley, Gareth Reeves, Matthew Sunderland

38. Backtrack (I) (2014)

Thriller | Post-production

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Writer: Michael Petroni | Director: Michael Petroni | Stars: Adrien Brody, Robin McLeavy, Sam Neill, Bruce Spence

39. Dark Hollow

Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Announced

On a walk through local woods rumored to be haunted, writer Adam Shay comes across a strange sight: a statue of a half-man, half-goat creature - a satyr from ancient legends - that comes to... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Campion, Brian Keene | Director: Paul Campion | Stars: Shane Rangi, Matthew Sunderland

40. Killing Phillip (2013)

14 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Murdering a man may be 7 year old Charlies only escape.

Writer: Adam Gunser | Director: Adam Gunser | Stars: Flynn Allan, Cameron Rhodes, Matthew Sunderland

41. Pop (II) (1999)

Short, Drama

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An experimental twist on the "fly on the wall" film. Here a handheld camera becomes the fly and the connection between three groups of modern city dwellers: an Asian family and the Auckland... See full summary »

Writer: Gregory King | Director: Gregory King | Star: Matthew Sunderland

42. Talent (2005 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

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Writer: Peter Cox | Director: Peter Cox | Stars: Penny Ashton, Phil Brown, Morgan Reese Fairhead, Stephen Papps

43. Harry (2013)
Episode: God Bless Brutus (2013)

Crime, Drama

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Everything comes together as the new cook processes the drugs and the police close in. Mele skips school and fails to return home. Gray continues his pursuit of Harry.

Stars: Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu, Erroll Shand

44. Harry (2013)
Episode: He's the Weak Link (2013)

Crime, Drama

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Harry attempts to face his demons. Spud is given an ultimatum. Chocka steps up his game.

Stars: Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu, Erroll Shand

45. Duggan (1997– )
Episode: Last Resort (1999)

Drama

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Stars: John Bach, Fiona Mogridge, Shane Bartle, Simon Ferry

46. Harry (2013)
Episode: This Is Personal (2013)

Crime, Drama

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Harry returns from a month's leave, with provisional clearance from the shrink to return to duties.

Stars: Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu, Erroll Shand

47. Harry (2013)
Episode: You Lied To Me (2013)

Crime, Drama

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Chisholm's body is found in the bush. Kwan and Fahey are under surveillance. Gray at Professional Standards continue their hunt. Mele lies to her father about an overnight stay at a girlfriend's.

Stars: Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu, Erroll Shand