Lowest Rated Maori-Language Titles
2. Savage Play (1995)
135 min | Drama, Romance
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.
3. Down by the Riverside (2007)
84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
4. Land of Fury (1954)
90 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
5. Mt. Zion (2013)
96 min | Drama
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 »
6. Behaviours of the Backpacker (2003 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary
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.
7. River Queen (2005)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
9. Picturesque New Zealand (1952)
Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short
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 »
10. The Dead Lands (2014)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 3,884 | Gross: $0.00M
12. Broken English (1996)
NC-17 | 92 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 628 | Gross: $0.48M
13. Maori Boy Genius (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
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 »
17. Love Has No Language (2008)
..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?
20. Rain of the Children (2008)
98 min | Documentary, Drama
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 »
23. Mirror, Mirror (1995– )
30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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 »
24. Taua (2007)
15 min | Short, Drama
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 »
27. Twilight of the Gods (1996)
15 min | Short, War
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?
28. Ngati (1987)
92 min | Drama
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.
29. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 134,563 | Gross: $37.49M
30. Boy (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 13,179 | Gross: $0.26M
31. The Tracker (2002)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Western
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 »
33. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 69,253 | Gross: $40.16M
34. Whale Rider (2002)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Votes: 36,243 | Gross: $20.78M
35. Waru (2017)
88 min | Drama
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
40. Once Were Warriors (1994)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.
Votes: 27,624 | Gross: $2.20M
41. Find Me a Maori Bride (2015– )
30 min | Comedy
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.
42. Kaitangata Twitch (2010–2011)
23 min | Family, Fantasy
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 »
43. Lucky People Center International (1998)
85 min | Documentary, Music
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.
44. The Great Maiden's Blush (2016)
108 min | Drama
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.
48. Waitangi: What Really Happened (2011 TV Movie)
68 min | History
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.
50. Reset (I) (2016 TV Movie)
50 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.