Most Popular Maori-Language Feature Films

1. Invictus (2009) Invictus (2009)
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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.
2. The Piano (1993) The Piano (1993)
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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 | Music | Romance 121 mins.
3. Boy (2010) Boy (2010)
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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, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore Comedy | Drama 87 mins.
4. Whale Rider (2002) Whale Rider (2002)
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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.
5. Once Were Warriors (1994) Once Were Warriors (1994)
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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.
6. The Dead Lands (2014) The Dead Lands (2014)
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After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi, a Maori chieftain's teenage son,... Dir: Toa Fraser With: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka Action
7. Kawa (2010) Kawa (2010)
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An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay. Dir: Katie Wolfe With: Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare Drama 76 mins.
8. White Lies (2013) White Lies (2013)
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A medicine woman - a giver of life - is asked to hide a secret which may protect one life but which will destroy another. Dir: Dana Rotberg With: Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble Drama
9. Mt. Zion (2013) Mt. Zion (2013)
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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.
10. River Queen (2005) River Queen (2005)
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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.