Most Popular Maori-Language Feature Films
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge Biography | Drama | History | Sport 134 mins.
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. Dir: Niki Caro With: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton Drama | Family 101 mins.
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. Dir: Jane Campion With: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill Drama | Romance 121 mins.
Once Were Warriors
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. Dir: Lee Tamahori With: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell Crime | Drama 102 mins.
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in the year 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. Dir: Taika Waititi With: James Rolleston, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi Comedy | Drama 87 mins.
The story of a woman who must find her kidnapped son, navigating a world she doesn't know, on the edge of danger with every heartbeat. Dir: Niall Johnson With: Mads Mikkelsen, Graham McTavish, Keisha Castle-Hughes Adventure | Western
An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand. Dir: Vincent Ward With: Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis Action | Adventure | Drama 114 mins.
Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei... Dir: Te Arepa Kahi With: Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, Miriama Smith Drama 96 mins.
It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman... Dir: Rolf de Heer With: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau Drama | History | Western 90 mins.
An apparently happy family man who must reveal a lifelong secret, that he is gay. Dir: Katie Wolfe With: Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare Drama 76 mins.