Filming Location Matching "Hinuera Valley, Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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: 1,534,856 | Gross: $315.54M

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,519,221 | Gross: $377.85M

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,374,182 | Gross: $342.55M

4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 725,495 | Gross: $303.00M

5. The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' (2002 Video)

Documentary

7.7
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Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic work of fantasy.

Director: Costa Botes | Stars: Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 563

6. Todd of the Rings (2012)

24 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Vodo, an innocent hobbit of The Shire, journeys with companions to the fires of Mount Doom to destroy the tiny evil and voice of The Todd.

Director: Julian Higgins | Stars: Cliff Broadway, Kent Elofson, Zack Finfrock, Aaron Giles

Votes: 17

7. Middle-earth: There and Back Again (2014 TV Movie)

37 min | Documentary

8.8
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Alex Zane visits New Zealand locations of Peter Jackson's filming of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth "hexology" and chats with members of cast and crew, as the release of the final episode approaches.

Director: Dan Storey | Stars: Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Philippa Boyens

Votes: 16

8. Kia Ora (2015)

49 min | Adventure, Comedy

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Down on his luck and with nothing to lose, Ryan leaves his old life behind for an adventure of a lifetime. With encouragement from his friends, Ryan travels to New Zealand to follow in the footsteps of Hobbits.

Director: Megan Green | Stars: Russell Nauman, Heather VanderWielen, Karina Alos, Keith Nauman

9. Hot Spots 2012 (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

9.1
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Johnny Jet visits travel spots that will be "hot" in 2012: Belize, London, Leavsden Studios, Southampton, New York City, New Zealand, Necker Island, and Spaceport America.

Stars: Johnny Jet, Allan F. Moore, José Awe, Mark Di-Toro

Votes: 7

10. Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (2012– )
Episode: New Zealand: The Giant Wetapunga (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary

9.6
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Dominic is in New Zealand on a mission to find one of the largest and heaviest insects on earth, the very rare and very cool giant wetapunga - the largest species of Wetas, found only in ... See full summary »

Stars: Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan

Votes: 25


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