Lowest Rated Maori-Language Titles


1. The Stolen (II) (2017)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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.

Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Alice Eve, Jack Davenport, Graham McTavish, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 374

2. Savage Play (1995)

135 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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The first NZ Native Rugby Team on a 17 month tour of the U.K. This is a love story from with in that legendary tour of which the Natives did the first Haka before a game of rugby and they wore the black jersey for the first time.

Director: Alan Lindsay | Stars: Peter Bland, James Fleming, Paris Jefferson, Peter Kaa

Votes: 20

3. Down by the Riverside (2007)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.5
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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.

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

Votes: 35

4. 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.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell, Inia Te Wiata

Votes: 115

5. Mt. Zion (2013)

96 min | Drama

5.9
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Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour. But it's a dream ... See full summary »

Director: Te Arepa Kahi | Stars: Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, Miriama Smith, Darcy Ray Flavell-Hudson

Votes: 222

6. Behaviours of the Backpacker (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

5.9
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To make BEHAVIORS OF THE BACKPACKER, Sandor Lau, a Chinese/Hungarian-American film student and Fulbright scholar, walked 300 miles alone from Auckland to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's geographic and spiritual tip.

Director: Sándor Lau | Star: Sándor Lau

Votes: 8

7. 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: 2,295

8. Kawa (2010)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

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

Director: Katie Wolfe | Stars: Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare, Vicky Haughton

Votes: 289

9. Picturesque New Zealand (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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This Traveltalks visit to New Zealand starts in Auckland, a bustling, modern city. We see scenes of the downtown area with lots of automobile traffic and streetcars. Next is Christchurch, ... See full summary »

Stars: James A. FitzPatrick, The Rangitoto Maori Choir

Votes: 20

10. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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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: 3,884 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Moby Dick (1998– )

PG | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 3,251

12. 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: 628 | Gross: $0.48M

13. Maori Boy Genius (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.6
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What if you could turn back the clock and watch the minds forming of those who would create political zeitgeist shifts in the future - the US's first black President Barack Obama, South ... See full summary »

Director: Pietra Brettkelly | Star: Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti

Votes: 40

14. Bad Taste (1987)

Not Rated | 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: 39,233

15. White Lies (I) (2013)

99 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Dana Rotberg | Stars: Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble, Nancy Brunning

Votes: 240

16. The Sound of Cry (2007)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Michael Mier | Stars: Caleb Tainui Broederlow, Christel Leilani Broederlow, Joe David Brown, Andy Carbone

Votes: 14

17. Love Has No Language (2008)

Romance

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..a girl from India..a boy from New Zealand - two cultures.. two unhappy sets of parents,family and friends.. one unbreakable bond of love - or will they break under the heat of all that is pitted against them?

Director: Ken Khan | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Yazmeen Baker, James Gray, Sam Iosefo

Votes: 6

18. Matariki (2010)

Drama

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A random act of violence leaves eight people in crisis, searching for hope and new beginnings, as the Matariki constellation (Maori New Year) rises in the Southern skies.

Director: Michael Bennett | Stars: Jason Wu, Xana Tang, Michael Whalley, Alix Bushnell

Votes: 100

19. The Maori Merchant of Venice (2002)

Drama

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A modern day take on the classic bard tale - with Silver as a movie producer.

Director: Don Selwyn | Stars: Waihoroi Shortland, Ngarimu Daniels, Te Rangihau Gilbert, Scott Morrison

Votes: 27

20. Rain of the Children (2008)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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Puhi was chosen at age 12 by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu, and goes on to have an extraordinary life of hardship and wonder showing her fortitude through life ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Harmony Wihapi, Melody Wihapi, Mikaira Tawhara, Miriama Rangi

Votes: 172

21. Kerosene Creek (2004)

13 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Michael Bennett | Stars: Darcy Ray Flavell-Hudson, Miriama McDowell, Taungaroa Emile, Jarod Rawiri

Votes: 16

22. Avondale Dogs (1994)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: Damien Lay, Rhondda Findleton, Melinni Blake, Stephen Hall

Votes: 47

23. Mirror, Mirror (1995– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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When Jo Tiegan is given an oval-shaped mirror, as a gift, by the elderly owner of an antique shop, she is amazed to see another girl's image in the mirror instead of her own reflection. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Petra Yared, Michala Banas, Nicholas Hooper, Judy McIntosh

Votes: 475

24. Taua (2007)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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After a successful raid and having captured a rival village's leader, a war party must drag their huge canoe or "Taua" through the forest to reach the sea and escape with their trophy but ... See full summary »

Director: Te Arepa Kahi | Stars: Graham Hohapata, Fred Te Kani Dargaville Koro, Antonio Te Maioha, Reweti Te Mete

Votes: 14

25. The Feathers of Peace (2000)

82 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Barry Barclay | Stars: John Callen, William Davis, Alan de Malmanche, Star Gossage

Votes: 15

26. 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: 525

27. Twilight of the Gods (1996)

15 min | Short, War

7.3
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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?

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

Votes: 174

28. Ngati (1987)

92 min | Drama

7.3
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An Australian doctor comes to a small Maori village where a child is suffering from Leukemia, as he discovers the truth about his heritage the town rallies together to keep the freezing works open.

Director: Barry Barclay | Stars: Tuta Ngarimu Tamati, Iranui Haig, Tawai Moana, Michael Tibble

Votes: 72

29. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 134,563 | Gross: $37.49M

30. 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: 13,179 | Gross: $0.26M

31. The Tracker (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Western

7.5
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71 Metascore

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page

Votes: 1,913

32. Poi E (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.5
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POI E is the story of the creation of New Zealand's iconic song of celebration, the song that became the unofficial national anthem.

Director: Te Arepa Kahi | Stars: Patea Maori Club, Ngoi Pewhairangi, Maaka Pohatu, Dalvanius Prime

Votes: 109

33. 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: 69,253 | Gross: $40.16M

34. 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: 36,243 | Gross: $20.78M

35. Waru (2017)

88 min | Drama

7.6
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A powerful and challenging story surrounding the tangi (funeral) of a small boy Waru who dies at the hands of his caregiver and how the boys death impacts the community.

Directors: Chelsea Cohen, Ainsley Gardiner, Casey Kaa, Renae Maihi, Awanui Simich-Pene, Briar Grace Smith, Paula Whetu Jones, Katie Wolfe | Stars: Awahina Rose Ashby, Jonny Brugh, Amber Cureen, Roimata Fox

Votes: 66

36. The Market (2005– )

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Chris Graham, Gina Varela, Phil Brown, Nathaniel Lees

Votes: 9

37. Patu! (1983)

112 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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A documentary about demonstrations against apartheid when South Africa's rugby team tours New Zealand.

Director: Merata Mita

Votes: 32

38. The Green Chain (2011)

Documentary

7.6
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The story of Joe Harawira, a former Whakatane sawmill worker, who fought to seek the truth behind the workplace poisons that afflicted his community.

Director: Kathleen Mantel

Votes: 5

39. Orphans & Kingdoms (2014)

74 min | Drama

7.7
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One night. One house. One Island. Everything changes for a lonely man and three delinquent kids.

Director: Paolo Rotondo | Stars: Colin Moy, Calae Hignett-Morgan, Hanelle Harris, Jesse James Rehu Pickery

Votes: 30

40. 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: 27,624 | Gross: $2.20M

41. Find Me a Maori Bride (2015– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Follows two cousins on their quest to find Maori brides within 6 months to fulfill the will requirements of their grandmother in order to inherit the family land holdings worth 47 million dollars.

Stars: Amanda Billing, Nikora Edwards, Cohen Holloway, Te Kohe Tuhaka

Votes: 32

42. Kaitangata Twitch (2010–2011)

23 min | Family, Fantasy

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Te Waimarie Kessell, George Henare, Charles Mesure, Miriama Smith

Votes: 40

43. Lucky People Center International (1998)

85 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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The film is a journey through some twenty countries where existential issues are addressed and the participants have all taken a stand against modern society and trying to make human life better.

Directors: Erik Pauser, Johan Söderberg

Votes: 529

44. The Great Maiden's Blush (2016)

108 min | Drama

8.4
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When Bunny and Aila face the challenges of new motherhood, they develop a precarious friendship leading each to confront her past and come to terms with the paternity of her baby.

Directors: Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader | Stars: Renee Lyons, Miriama McDowell, K.C. Kelly, Carl Drake

Votes: 19

45. Ever the Land (2015)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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EVER THE LAND explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand's most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngai Tuhoe.

Director: Sarah Grohnert

Votes: 11

46. Kaikohe Demolition (2004)

52 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Florian Habicht | Stars: Uncle Bim, Uncle Bimm, Ben Haretuku, Carmen Zielinski

Votes: 61

47. Mataku (2002–2005)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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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: 32

48. Waitangi: What Really Happened (2011 TV Movie)

68 min | History

8.5
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A dramatization of the days leading up to 6 February 1840 when the gathered Maori leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi, told in recreations and interviews with the participants and locals.

Director: Peter Burger | Stars: George Henare, Rawiri Paratene, Calvin Tuteao, Jarod Rawiri

Votes: 23

49. Turangawaewae (2002)

Drama, Short

8.6
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Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Wi Kuki Kaa, Nancy Brunning, Sydney Larkins, Greg Matetaka

Votes: 18

50. Reset (I) (2016 TV Movie)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

9.7
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When the Earth speaks... who will listen? RESET is about a Maori boy prophet, JUSTIN, who intercepts a communication between our dying planet and caretaker aliens from a distant galaxy, and must embark on a quest with his friends.

Director: Darren Simmonds | Stars: Shizandra Bowden, Stephen Butterworth, Maxine Cunliffe, Carl Drake

Votes: 40