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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 812,810 | Gross: $305.39M

2. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 533,299 | Gross: $115.65M

3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 639,532 | Gross: $303.00M

4. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.9
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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: 44,327 | Gross: $5.13M

5. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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77 Metascore

A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

Director: James Napier Robertson | Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, James Napier Robertson

Votes: 3,129 | Gross: $0.06M

6. Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 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 kid and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin

Votes: 8,822 | Gross: $0.26M

7. Super City (2011– )

23 min | Comedy

7.4
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Sami hilariously transforms into acutely observed and very different characters all living in our country's super city. In season two, Ofa is a welfare case-manager demanding everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Madeleine Sami, Vanessa Riddell, Renee Lyons, Rose McIver

Votes: 49

8. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 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: 316,775 | Gross: $218.05M

9. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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74 Metascore

A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick

Votes: 110,836 | Gross: $82.23M

10. Mr. Pip (2012)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, War

7.2
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As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Xzannjah Matsi, Healesville Joel, Eka Darville

Votes: 2,560

11. Skin & Bone (2003)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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A young man from a rural area is on the brink of success in the big city, but it all falls apart and he returns to his small home town, to his family and friends who all think he's a hero. ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bailey | Stars: Roy Billing, Rupert Cox, Charmaine Guest, Patrick Kake

Votes: 21

12. The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell (2010)

77 min | Drama

7.1
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The hopes and dreams of Gazza

Director: Brendan Donovan | Stars: William McInnes, Robyn Malcolm, Josh McKenzie, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 48

13. Street Legal (2000– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.0
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A fast-paced drama series focusing on the lives of the partners of the law firm Wyeth & Associated in Auckland, New Zealand, run by Peter Wyeth. The main character David Silesi (Jay ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Laga'aia, Katherine Kennard, Charles Mesure, Daniel Gillies

Votes: 27

14. Home by Christmas (2010)

95 min | Biography, Romance, War

6.9
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A film memoir based on NZ filmmaker Gaylene Preston's interviews with her father about his World War II experiences.

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Tony Barry, Tai Berdinner-Blades, Rowan Bettjeman, Nick Blake

Votes: 64

15. Double Happy (2010)

15 min | Short, Action, Crime

6.9
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A sharply observed true story. Set in 1990's New Zealand, Double Happy tells the story of Rory, a young teenager who starts his day with the best of intentions, but ends up committing a terrible crime.

Director: Shahir Daud | Stars: Neha Bhatia, Riley Brophy, Jamie Burns, Theo Taylor

Votes: 16

16. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

PG | 91 min | Fantasy

6.8
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51 Metascore

A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, Lutz Halbhubner, John Clarke

Votes: 7,113 | Gross: $12.50M

17. Fracture (2004)

107 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

6.8
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The story of how one man's crime ruins the lives of two families forever.

Director: Larry Parr | Stars: Kate Elliott, Jared Turner, Timothy Lee, Miranda Harcourt

Votes: 141

18. 30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Horror

6.6
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53 Metascore

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

Votes: 138,873 | Gross: $39.57M

19. Russian Snark (2010)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Director: Stephen Sinclair | Stars: Stephen Papps, Elena Stejko, Paul Glover, Greg Johnson

Votes: 23

20. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 10,486 | Gross: $3.35M

21. Hope and Wire (2014 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Hope and Wire is a dramatized edition of what happened to a group of New Zealanders after the 2010 Christchurch earthquakes telling the "real story". They didn't need any extra drama, Christchurch survivors know that.

Stars: Bernard Hill, Rachel House, Jarod Rawiri, Miriama McDowell

Votes: 41

22. Show of Hands (2008)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed Greetings Cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together they are just two... See full summary »

Director: Anthony McCarten | Stars: Craig Hall, Melanie Lynskey, Stephen Lovatt, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Votes: 115

23. Second Hand Wedding (2008)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A small film with a big heart, SECOND HAND WEDDING is a bittersweet dramatic comedy set in the present, in a time when trademe and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a firsthand crack at ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murphy | Stars: Vivien Bell, Jimmy Best, Nick Blake, Charlie Bleakley

Votes: 217

24. The Warrior's Way (2010)

R | 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: 22,388 | Gross: $5.66M

25. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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44 Metascore

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus

Votes: 12,551

26. Love Birds (2011)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murphy | Stars: Rhys Darby, Faye Smythe, Alvin Maharaj, Wesley Dowdell

Votes: 1,303

27. Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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62 Metascore

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

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Peter Feeney

Votes: 34,753 | Gross: $0.08M

28. Deano and Nige's Best Last Day Ever (2012)

108 min | Comedy

5.8
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When Nige finds himself in a spot of bother after a series of unfortunate incidents, he is forced to ask Deano for help. The problem is Deano is not really the kind of guy you should turn to in a crisis.

Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: Bret McKenzie, Hamish Blake, Maaka Pohatu, Filip Berg

Votes: 721

29. 10000 Years Later (2015)

96 min | Animation, Fantasy

5.7
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Hundreds of thousands of years after the collapse of civilization, the world is a post-tech wasteland, and is inhabited by humanoid tribes. The Peace held between them is threatened by the ... See full summary »

Director: Li Yi | Stars: Joma, Chong Wang, Yalayam

Votes: 82

30. 72 ga cho hak (2010)

99 min | Comedy

5.7
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Directors: Shu-Kai Chung, Patrick Kong, Eric Tsang | Stars: Jacky Cheung, Eric Tsang, Anita Yuen, Bosco Wong

Votes: 361

31. The Locals (2003)

88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the country road for a night of fun, but unfortunately take a short cut to their fate... where they meet the Locals.

Director: Greg Page | Stars: John Barker, Dwayne Cameron, Kate Elliott, Aidee Walker

Votes: 1,778

32. For Good (2003)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Director: Stuart McKenzie | Stars: Michelle Langstone, Timothy Balme, Miranda Harcourt, Tim Gordon

Votes: 36

33. Perfect Strangers (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.2
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A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Rachael Blake, Robyn Malcolm, Madeleine Sami, Jed Brophy

Votes: 1,249

34. 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.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride, Oliver Driver, Leon Wadham

Votes: 1,798

35. Panic at Rock Island (2011 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Grant Bowler, Zoe Cramond, Eli Kent, Vince Colosimo

Votes: 550

36. League of Gods (2016)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Fantasy

4.3
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Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel Feng Shen Yan Yi (The Investiture of the Gods), the story tells of how King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant due to the wiles of Daji, a vixen spirit who is disguised as one of his concubines.

Director: Koan Hui | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Xiaoming Huang, Louis Koo, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 152

37. Boogeyman (2005)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.1
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32 Metascore

A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 26,029 | Gross: $46.36M

38. Into the Rainbow (2016)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Family | Post-production

When teenagers Rachel and Grace travel inside a super-powered rainbow to China, they disturb nature's balance. Using Rachel's connection to the energy of the rainbow and with help from ... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Stone, Gary Wing-Lun Mak | Stars: Willow Shields, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Tania Nolan, Emmett Skilton

39. A Bend in the Road (2012)

11 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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During one afternoon in the barren back lands of New Zealand, adolescent Josh is forced to choose between saving his mate or saving face in front of an ultra violent bully who was once his idol.

Stars: Cohen Holloway, Tom Hern, Leon Wadham, Aaron McGregor

40. Human Traces (2016)

Thriller | Post-production

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Director: Nic Gorman | Stars: Sophie Henderson, Mark Mitchinson, Vinnie Bennett, Sara Wiseman

41. Wide Eyed (2013)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Jade arrives in her new rural home. Far from the city life she is used to and ignored by her man-infatuated mother, she struggles to make sense of her isolated setting. Her new 'brother' ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Bisley | Stars: Ben Agate, Brooklyn Double, Isabella Galluzzo, Aaron Jackson

42. Willy Nilly (2003– )

Comedy

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A light-hearted comedy about Eric and Harry, two brothers whose sheltered lives on a farm have revolved around their mother. Somewhat stuck in the 1950's, they are confronted with the real ... See full summary »

Stars: Sean Duffy, Mark Hadlow, Katrina Hobbs, Tandi Wright

43. The Return (II) (2013)

4 min | Short, Drama

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A woman on a deserted beach has an unexpected encounter.

Director: Gretchen Peterson | Stars: Ben Fransham, Acushla Tara Sutton

44. Another Story About a Guy Betrayed by His Dog (2011)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A quirky black comedy about a guy living in the shadow of his dog. Graeme is a socially stunted nerd who lives with the knowledge that his dog is much cooler and more popular than he could ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Webster | Stars: Bruno, Andy Cummins, Rod Fransham, Matthew Lambourn

45. Street Legal (2000– )
Episode: Charter (2002)

Drama, Crime

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Stars: Jay Laga'aia, Katherine Kennard, Charles Mesure, Dwayne Cameron

46. Street Legal (2000– )
Episode: Crash (2002)

Drama, Crime

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Stars: Jay Laga'aia, Katherine Kennard, Charles Mesure, Dwayne Cameron

47. Street Legal (2000– )
Episode: Death in the Family: Part 1 (2002)

Drama, Crime

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Stars: Jay Laga'aia, Katherine Kennard, Charles Mesure, Dwayne Cameron

48. Street Legal (2000– )
Episode: Death in the Family: Part 2 (2002)

Drama, Crime

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Stars: Jay Laga'aia, Katherine Kennard, Charles Mesure, Dwayne Cameron

49. Super City (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2011)

Comedy

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Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Gillian Baxter, Jacques Bell, Loretta Belton

50. Super City (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2011)

Comedy

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Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Millen Baird, Lucy Lawless, Renee Lyons