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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,295,710 | Gross: $313.84M

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: 43,217 | Gross: $5.20M

3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 376,968 | Gross: $255.11M

4. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

After a movie crew travel to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, they encounter a giant and furious gorilla who takes their leading actress and forms a special relationship with her, protecting the beautiful lady at all costs.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 325,204 | Gross: $218.05M

5. 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: 78,680 | Gross: $3.33M

6. 800 Words (2015– )

50 min | Drama

7.6
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A recently widowed father, quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside ... See full summary »

Stars: Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler, Benson Jack Anthony, Rick Donald

Votes: 445

7. 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: 65,828 | Gross: $40.16M

8. Abandoned (VI) (2015)

86 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black, Greg Johnson

Votes: 766

9. 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: 79,605 | Gross: $0.24M

10. 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: 51,468 | Gross: $3.05M

11. Tickled (2016)

R | 92 min | Documentary

7.6
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76 Metascore

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve | Stars: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Hal Karp

Votes: 5,391 | Gross: $0.61M

12. Pork Pie (2017)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.

Director: Matt Murphy | Stars: Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 114

13. The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.

Stars: Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland, Pana Hema Taylor, Nic Sampson

Votes: 601

14. The Water Horse (2007)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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71 Metascore

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 32,734 | Gross: $40.41M

15. The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 70,110 | Gross: $16.52M

16. Mortal Engines (2018)

Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Many years after the "Sixty Minute War," cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Ronan Raftery, Aaron Jackson

17. 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 child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal 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: 10,208 | Gross: $0.26M

18. 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: 34,901 | Gross: $20.77M

19. The Almighty Johnsons (2011–2013)

47 min | Drama

8.3
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The Almighty Johnsons is a new South Pacific Pictures comedy-drama series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. ... See full summary »

Stars: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman, Jared Turner

Votes: 3,282

20. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

5.0
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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: 697

21. 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: 37,368

22. Deathgasm (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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65 Metascore

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

Director: Jason Lei Howden | Stars: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Sam Berkley

Votes: 10,522

23. Housebound (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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76 Metascore

A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Ross Harper

Votes: 25,286

24. 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: 26,314 | Gross: $2.20M

25. The Tribe (1999– )

30 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus.

Stars: Caleb Ross, Victoria Spence, Meryl Cassie, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 2,288

26. 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: 45,411 | Gross: $5.13M

27. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure

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.

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

Votes: 3,502 | Gross: $0.00M

28. The Cul De Sac (2016– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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No internet, no electricity, no adults. Lord of the Flies, post-apocalyptic..New Zealand style.

Stars: Greta Gregory, K.J. Apa, Beulah Koale, Molly Leishman

Votes: 40

29. 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: 17,276 | Gross: $0.22M

30. 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: 3,978 | Gross: $0.06M

31. 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: 22,791 | Gross: $5.66M

32. 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: 35,419 | Gross: $0.08M

33. The Dead Room (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Stutter | Stars: Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, Laura Petersen, Carolyn McLaughlin

Votes: 1,960

34. Mahana (2016)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty

Votes: 357

35. 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: 20,868 | Gross: $1.60M

36. 6 Days

Action | Post-production

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Jamie Bell, Emun Elliott

37. Meet the Feebles (1989)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Votes: 16,258

38. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 7,937 | Gross: $0.31M

39. Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

Stars: Robyn Malcolm, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 1,460

40. I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)

104 min | Comedy, Horror

4.9
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A young runner, on a Zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real Zombies overrun the set.

Director: Guy Pigden | Stars: Harley Neville, Jocelyn Christian, Ben Baker, Reanin Johannink

Votes: 780

41. 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: 837

42. Into the Rainbow (2017)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Family | Completed

Unlock its Secret. Save the World.

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

43. Go Girls (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Amy, Britta and Cody are 25 and have been friends forever but their lives aren't going as they thought they would. They plan to be married (Cody), famous (Britta) and rich (Amy) within a year.

Stars: Irene Wood, Ingrid Park, Bronwyn Turei, Alix Bushnell

Votes: 248

44. 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: 1,252

45. Chasing Great (2016)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.9
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All Black captain Richie McCaw has lived his dream with characteristic precision and calculated determination. He's 34 and perhaps the best rugby player ever. But the dream is almost over. ... See full summary »

Directors: Justin Pemberton, Michelle Walshe | Stars: Stuart Barnes, Tom Benge, Aston Bentham, Briea Bentham

Votes: 149

46. Westside (2015– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Tales of crime and passion in Auckland, New Zealand, spanning from 1974 through to 1979.

Stars: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Daniel Musgrove, Esther Stephens

Votes: 209

47. What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.8
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Three male vampires who share an apartment are interviewed by a TV crew.

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

Votes: 297

48. A Heavenly Vintage (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Vania Vilers, Eric Godon

Votes: 640

49. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,647

50. Filthy Rich (2016– )

Drama

8.0
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Three illegitimate children discover they each have a claim to the fortune of one of NZ's wealthiest men, John Truebridge. With so much money on the line, John's legitimate family will do anything to stop these new, unexpected heirs!

Stars: Miriama Smith, Emma Fenton, Taylor Hall, Alex Tarrant

Votes: 99