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1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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80 Metascore

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Writers: Taika Waititi, Barry Crump | Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House

Votes: 3,573 | Gross: $1.47M

2. Moana (2016)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.

Writers: Jared Bush, Ron Clements, John Musker, Pamela Ribon, Taika Waititi | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Auli'i Cravalho, Phillipa Soo

3. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Writers: Gavin Hood, Orson Scott Card | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 183,908 | Gross: $61.66M

4. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Writers: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski | Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 283,920 | Gross: $27.10M

5. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

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.

Writer: Jane Campion | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 63,719 | Gross: $40.16M

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.

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

Votes: 8,584 | Gross: $0.26M

7. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Writers: Paul Hogan, Brett Hogan | Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 43,994 | Gross: $109.31M

8. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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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.

Writers: Riwia Brown, Alan Duff | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 25,429 | Gross: $2.20M

9. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Writers: Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 34,174 | Gross: $20.77M

10. 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.

Writers: Craig Harrison, Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Votes: 20,135 | Gross: $1.60M

11. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action

6.4
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59 Metascore

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

Writer: Glenn Standring | Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan

Votes: 3,195 | Gross: $0.00M

12. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Duff | Director: Ian Mune | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Rudolph Alford, Julian Arahanga, Tony Billy

Votes: 2,524

13. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Writer: Lowell S. Hawley | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,016

14. River Queen (2005)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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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.

Writers: Vincent Ward, Toa Fraser, Kely Lyons | Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 2,178

15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

5.7
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Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.

Stars: Treat Williams, Jeremy London, Tushka Bergen, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 2,050

16. The Price of Milk (2000)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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49 Metascore

New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But ... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Sinclair | Director: Harry Sinclair | Stars: Danielle Cormack, Karl Urban, Willa O'Neill, Michael Lawrence

Votes: 1,508 | Gross: $0.11M

17. Broken English (1996)

NC-17 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her ... See full summary »

Writers: Gregor Nicholas, Johanna Pigott, James Salter | Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga, Rade Serbedzija, Marton Csokas

Votes: 603 | Gross: $0.48M

18. 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 »

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

Votes: 609

19. The Ferryman (2007)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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The story of a group of twenty-something's who charter a boat to Fiji for the trip of a lifetime, before stumbling upon an evil that demands vengeance at any cost.

Writers: Matthew Metcalfe, Nick Ward | Director: Chris Graham | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Kerry Fox, Tamer Hassan, Amber Sainsbury

Votes: 1,652

20. Kawa (2010)

76 min | Drama

6.1
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An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay.

Writers: Witi Ihimaera, Kate McDermott | Director: Katie Wolfe | Stars: Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare, Vicky Haughton

Votes: 256

21. Kaitangata Twitch (2010–2011)

23 min | Family, Fantasy

7.9
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It's fifty years since Shelly Gentry disappeared and 50 is one of those numbers that seem to mean something. People celebrate fifty. In pre-European New Zealand, the tiny Island of ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Bennett, Gavin Strawhan | Stars: Te Waimarie Kessell, George Henare, Charles Mesure, Miriama Smith

Votes: 36

22. Mataku (2002–2005)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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30 minute dramas based on Maori legend. Introduced by Temuera Morrison.

Stars: Calvin Tuteao, Lawrence Makoare, Hemi Rudoph, Hori Ahipene

Votes: 28

23. Land of Fury (1954)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.6
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In 1821,among the first British sailors to set foot on New Zealand, Phillip Wayne befriends a Maori tribe's chief, marries in England and returns to New Zealand with a small group of followers to settle.

Writers: William Fairchild, John Guthrie | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell, Inia Te Wiata

Votes: 108

24. Twilight of the Gods (1996)

15 min | Short, War

7.4
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Following a pitched battle, a Maori warrior finds a wounded European soldier and helps him back to health. How will this clash of cultures in a time of warfare turn out?

Writer: Stewart Main | Director: Stewart Main | Stars: Greg Mayor, Marton Csokas, John Maunsell, Tony Kingi

Votes: 152

25. New Zealand from Above (2012– )

43 min | Documentary

8.4
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An aerial journey from the deep south of the South Island to the northern tip of the North Island. We discover the landscapes and meet New Zealanders who talk about their work, interests and culture.

Star: Julian Pulvermacher

Votes: 32

26. Longing for New Zealand (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Romance

4.4
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Trough notary Nolan Davies, the late James Abbott left his New Zealand estate to puzzled New York niche publisher Paige Duvall. She delays a $1,000,000 deal with Douglas Lancaster to ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Buchs | Director: Michael Keusch | Stars: Suzan Anbeh, Christoph Kottenkamp, Brandon Cook, Vicky Haughton

Votes: 25

27. Hugh and Heke (2010)

81 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Two families on holiday discover a beautiful area of beach where they both want to camp. The hard-headed patriarch territorially face off but their soft-hearted families make friends.

Writers: Reston Griffiths, Tricia Kelly | Director: Reston Griffiths | Stars: Ariana Ashby, Davey Briggs, Shara Connolly, Dominique Crawford

Votes: 13

28. Der Liebe entgegen (2002 TV Movie)

182 min | Drama, Adventure, Romance

6.5
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1957 in Berlin. Renate, Angelika and Karin have known each other since they were children. Renate has the idea that the three of them should accept New Zealand's invitation to young German ... See full summary »

Writer: Burt Weinshanker | Director: Martin Enlen | Stars: Esther Zimmering, Anna Loos, Katja Studt, Clint Eruera

Votes: 10

29. How Far Is Heaven (2012)

99 min | Documentary

7.8
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The Sisters of Compassion have lived in the remote village named Jerusalem, in New Zealand, for 120 years. Today, only three nuns remain - their legacy on the river is coming to an end. ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Pryor, Miriam Smith | Stars: Sister Anna Maria Shortall, Sister Sue Cosgrove, Sister Margaret Mary Murphy, Chevy

Votes: 20

30. Alien Addiction (2016)

Comedy, Drama | Filming

They came in peace, but things got shitty.

Writer: Shae Sterling | Director: Shae Sterling | Stars: Jimi Jackson, Thomas Sainsbury, JoJo Waaka, Harry Summerfield

31. Mauri (1988)

101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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

Votes: 28

32. Down by the Riverside (2007)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.4
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New Zealand 1920. Five pregnant, unwed girls are sent to a country house to have their children. Twenty years later, the horrific truth is discovered.

Writers: Brad Davison, Joe Hitchcock, Marama Killen | Directors: Brad Davison, Marama Killen | Stars: Shane Burns, Jo Eggleton, Lydia Farley, Jordan-Leigh Foulds

Votes: 32

33. Patu! (1983)

112 min | Documentary, Sport

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Director: Merata Mita

Votes: 28

34. Arriving Tuesday (1986)

84 min | Romance

5.1
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Writers: David Copeland, Richard Riddiford | Director: Richard Riddiford | Stars: Judy McIntosh, Peter Hayden, Rawiri Paratene, Heather Bolton

Votes: 15

35. Flight of the Albatross (1995)

93 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.8
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After a period of separation, Sarah visits her research scientist mother on a remote New Zealand island. Before long Sarah becomes inextricably involved in events involving both Maori ... See full summary »

Writers: Riwia Brown, Deborah Savage | Director: Werner Meyer | Stars: Jack Thompson, Taungaroa Emile, Julia Brendler, Suzanne von Borsody

Votes: 28

36. Redemption (I) (2010)

Short, Drama

5.8
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Redemption is the dark and tender story of teenagers Jaffa and Zig who find a way through their own personal hells, however in this coming of age story, survival may not bring a happy ending.

Writers: Timothy Balme, Phil Kawana, Renae Maihi, Katie Wolfe | Director: Katie Wolfe | Stars: Pana Hema Taylor, Sera Henare

Votes: 13

37. Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion (2014 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

7.3
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to New Zealand to compete in a reality TV competition and ends up investigating the strange mishaps that are causing the show to spiral out of control.

Writers: Nik Blahunka, Cathy Roiter | Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Jennifer Pratt, Sofia Rybin, Shiromi Arserio

Votes: 18

38. Working Day (2010)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Writer: Andrés Borghi | Director: Andrés Borghi | Stars: Andrés Borghi, Inia Maxwell, Gareth Johnson, Jordon Clarke

Votes: 26

39. The Makutu on Mrs Jones (1983)

25 min | Short, Drama

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Tawhai Bennett, a young Maori boy, goes to work for Mrs Jones, a Pakeha; woman, helping her deliver groceries and mail. However, things take an unexpected turn when he fears that a local Maori elder has placed a curse (makutu) on her.

Writer: Larry Parr | Director: Larry Parr | Stars: Dianne Adams, Julian Arahanga, Sonny Waru, Annie Whittle

40. Voices of the Land: Nga Reo O Te Whenua (2014)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Richard Nunns has been a primary figure in retrieving taonga puoro, the traditional instruments of the Maori, from the silence of the museum. Archivist, researcher, composer and performer, ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Wolffram | Director: Paul Wolffram | Stars: Richard Nunns, Horomona Horo, Brian Filntof, Hirini Melbourne

41. Songs from the Inside (2012– )

30 min | Documentary

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Four New Zealand musicians teach songwriting to prisoners in Rimutaka and Arohata Correctional facilities near Wellington, New Zealand.

Stars: Anika Moa, Ruia Aperahama, Warren Maxwell, Maisey Rika

42. Pukana (1999– )

Comedy, Family

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Star: Matai Smith

43. Operation 8 (2011)

110 min | Documentary

7.4
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Operation 8 examines the so-called 'anti-terror' raids that took place around New Zealand on October 15, 2007 - asking how and why they took place and at what cost to those targeted.

Directors: Abi King-Jones, Errol Wright | Stars: John Campbell, Rodney Hide, Tame Wairere Iti, Valerie Morse

Votes: 15

44. NWA Cyberspace: Fatal Attraction (2005 Video)

Sport

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Slyck Wagner Brown defends the NWA Cyberspace Heavyweight Title against Michael Shane, America's Most Wanted defend the NWA Cyberspace Tag Team Titles against Jeff Jarrett and Matt Striker,... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Barry, Matt Bentley, Nick Berk, Retesh Bhalla

45. War Stories (1995)

95 min | Documentary, Romance, War

8.0
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Seven New Zealand women speak about their lives during World War II: some lost husbands, some got married, some went into service themselves. The director lets the women tell their stories ... See full summary »

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Jean Andrews, Judith Fyfe, Rita Graham, Neva Clarke McKenna

Votes: 48

46. Ow What! (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Family

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A young boy from Ruatoki recognizes two unusual guardians, as he is conflicted between becoming the man of the house and playing rugby with his mates.

Writer: Mike Jonathan | Director: Mike Jonathan | Stars: Te Kaikino Hampton, Tame Wairere Iti, Hineteariki McCorkindale, Timoti Tiakiwai

47. Turangaarere: The John Pohe Story (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Porokoru Patapu (John) Pohe was the first Maori pilot in the RNZAF. Nicknamed "Lucky Johnny", he was a WWII hero who flew an incredible 22 missions. This documentary uses a combination of ... See full summary »

Writer: Julian Arahanga | Director: Julian Arahanga | Stars: Mereana Kerr, Francis Kora, Daniel Mitchener, Jim Moriarty

48. Down, Across & Up (2010)

107 min | Documentary

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This documentary follows a newly-wed couple, Genevieve and Kerrin Revell, as they attempt to circumnavigate over 5,000km of New Zealand terrain with horses. They encounter many obstacles and local characters along the way.

Directors: Genevieve Revell, Kerrin Revell | Stars: Nicole Adshead, John Banks, Andrew Barker, Josh Barker

49. CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 1 (2005 Video)

194 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

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Stars: Davey Andrews, Doug Becker, Billy Ken Kid, Matt Bomboy

50. Restoring the Mauri of Lake Omapere (2007 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary

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A story of what can happen to water and the people who rely on it. The lake is Omapere, sacred to the Ngapuhi people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The story is told by the people of the area.

Writer: Simon Marler | Director: Simon Marler | Stars: Cyril Chapman, Tipania Kingi, Ani Martin, Irihapeti Morgan