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1. Moana (I) (2016)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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81 Metascore

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams | Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 12,851 | Gross: $121.21M

2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

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

7.9
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81 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 27,584 | Gross: $5.20M

3. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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76 Metascore

A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 74,766 | Gross: $3.33M

4. Top of the Lake (2013– )

TV-MA | 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.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

Votes: 20,635

5. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Georgia Groome, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies

Votes: 20,337

6. Braindead (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 78,828 | Gross: $0.24M

7. Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Music

8.6
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Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 43,800

8. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

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

Votes: 64,999 | Gross: $40.16M

9. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 50,938 | Gross: $3.05M

10. 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: 9,620 | Gross: $0.26M

11. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 25,991 | Gross: $2.20M

12. Eight Below (2006)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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64 Metascore

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 50,040 | Gross: $81.59M

13. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 29,517 | Gross: $1.45M

14. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 34,629 | Gross: $20.77M

15. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 3,570 | Gross: $0.06M

16. Fly Away Home (1996)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney

Votes: 20,012 | Gross: $24.51M

17. Eagle vs Shark (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Loren Taylor, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 16,927 | Gross: $0.22M

18. 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: 44,894 | Gross: $5.13M

19. Bad Taste (1987)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Votes: 36,890

20. Fresh Meat (2012)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

Director: Danny Mulheron | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Nicola Kawana, Hanna Tevita, Kate Elliott

Votes: 1,219

21. 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 bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

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

Votes: 35,176 | Gross: $0.08M

22. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

5.1
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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

Votes: 680

23. 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.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Votes: 20,524 | Gross: $1.60M

24. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 7,480

25. The Perfect Wave (2014)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

4.7
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The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Macdonald | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix

Votes: 775

26. The Endless Summer (1966)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 3,888

27. Pequeno Segredo (2016)

107 min | Drama

6.5
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Based on true events Little Secret is a film with three interlocked stories all connected by a single secret that converge to reveal the tragic yet beautiful lives of three families and how... See full summary »

Director: David Schurmann | Stars: Fionnula Flanagan, Maria Flor, Erroll Shand, Régius Brandão

Votes: 212

28. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy

5.9
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45 Metascore

An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Votes: 1,292 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Buddy (2003)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Pia Tjelta

Votes: 3,872

30. Anzac Girls (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Action, Drama, History

8.0
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The true stories of extraordinary young women who witness the brutality and heroism of war and rise to meet the challenge.

Stars: Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent, Anna McGahan

Votes: 688

31. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,126 | Gross: $1.10M

32. Tracker (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison, Gareth Reeves, Mark Mitchinson

Votes: 2,937

33. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson

Votes: 1,684

34. Perfect Creature (2006)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.

Director: Glenn Standring | Stars: Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills

Votes: 4,754

35. 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.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,065

36. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)

172 min | Action, Crime, Romance

6.9
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Rich girl loves poor singer and vice versa. But fate has two surprises in store.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha Patel, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 8,992

37. The Tattooist (2007)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.

Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Jason Behr, Mia Blake, David Fane, Robbie Magasiva

Votes: 2,775

38. Bride Flight (2008)

R | 130 min | Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Karina Smulders, Anna Drijver, Elise Schaap, Pleuni Touw

Votes: 2,171 | Gross: $0.50M

39. 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.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 2,216

40. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)

53 min | Comedy

7.6
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The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.

Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst

Votes: 5,050

41. Until They Sail (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie

Votes: 887

42. 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 »

Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga, Rade Serbedzija, Marton Csokas

Votes: 605 | Gross: $0.48M

43. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

7.0
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,183

44. Welcome to the Jungle (2007 Video)

83 min | Horror

4.4
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Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Sandi Gardiner, Veronica Sywak, Callard Harris, Nick Richey

Votes: 1,868

45. Anzacs (1985 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Paul Hogan, Jon Blake, Megan Williams

Votes: 541

46. Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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Jay is ordered to fly Cessna flight 30771 from the States to Sydney, with stopovers at Honolulu, Pago Pago and Norfolk Island. He's joined by Frank, who flies another Cessna. Frank crashes ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Robert Loggia, Scott Bakula, Rebecca Rigg, Alan Fletcher

Votes: 467

47. Mesmerized (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

5.0
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

Votes: 636

48. Sensation (2010)

107 min | Comedy

6.2
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A naive young Irishman starts a relationship with a sexy call girl; and together they hatch a plan to open a brothel using the proceeds from the farm he recently inherited.

Director: Tom Hall | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Patrick Ryan, Marie O'Neill, Owen Roe

Votes: 244

49. Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Shirley Gruar

Votes: 804

50. Kunwara (2000)

134 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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Raju meets Urmila in New Zealand. They have a fast romance and things are going well until Raju must make a trip back to India. While he is there, he meets Sharmila, pregnant and jilted by ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Govinda, Urmila Matondkar, Nagma, Om Puri

Votes: 550