With Television New Zealand (TVNZ) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.7
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A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 75,206

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 330,140

3. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 197,452

4. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 85,734

5. Bad Mothers (2019– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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A group of misfit women joins forces to help each other juggle the challenges of work, romance, parenthood - and solving a murder.

Stars: Tess Haubrich, Mandy McElhinney, Jessica Tovey, Shalom Brune-Franklin

Votes: 159

6. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

4.2
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Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,434

7. Neighbours (1985– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 4,343

8. Pan Am (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

Votes: 18,103

9. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 12,700

10. As the World Turns (1956–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The focus in on the upper class Hughes and Stewart families plus their tribulations in Midwest Oakdale. The Stewarts fade away eventually to be replaced by the rural Snyders and wealthy Lucinda Walsh with her many intrigues.

Stars: Colleen Zenk, Kelly Menighan, Don Hastings, Jon Hensley

Votes: 1,679

11. 800 Words (2015–2018)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama

7.8
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A recently widowed father quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a top-selling Sydney newspaper.

Stars: Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler, Benson Jack Anthony, Michelle Langstone

Votes: 1,302

12. Roots (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, History

7.9
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 6,462

13. The New Legends of Monkey (2018– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Fantasy

6.7
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A new take on the story of the Monkey King, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka the monk, on their journey to restore the world.

Stars: Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan, Josh Thomson, Emilie Cocquerel

Votes: 2,123

14. Indian Summers (2015–2016)

TV-14 | Drama, History

7.2
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Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.

Stars: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Julie Walters, Rick Warden

Votes: 3,183

15. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.6
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Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O'Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.

Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 1,031

16. 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: 786

17. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 19,096

18. Autopsy: The Last Hours of (2014– )

Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Dr. Richard Shepherd analyses the official autopsy reports of various celebrities to determine their cause of death.

Stars: Richard Shepherd, Iain Glen, Anjula Mutanda, Chris Wilson

Votes: 377

19. Titanic (2012)

TV-PG | 190 min | Drama

6.1
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The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Stars: Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, Glen Blackhall, Ruth Bradley

Votes: 2,858

20. APB (2016–2017)

43 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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After witnessing a violent crime, a tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct, rebooting it as a private police force.

Stars: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Taylor Handley, Caitlin Stasey

Votes: 5,217

21. Abandoned (VI) (2015)

TV-14 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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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: 1,765

22. 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: 5,881 | Gross: $1.05M

23. Nothing Trivial (2011– )

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A wonderful series based on a group of friends who attend a weekly trivia competition. Their lives, their loves, their dramas. The writers who wrote this series are the same writers who created Outrageous Fortune.

Stars: Aaron Ward, Will Hall, Blair Strang, Debbie Newby-Ward

Votes: 181

24. Instant Hotel (2017– )

45 min | Reality-TV

7.1
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A reality television series which began airing on the Seven Network, Australia and now a Netflix original series. The series follows homeowners who have transformed their homes into hotels ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Ashworth, Luke Jacobz, Terry Brouwers, Anita Bocquee

Votes: 518

25. 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: 276

26. The Phantom (2009– )

TV-14 | 170 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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Law student Chris Moore is an urban daredevil who gets his kicks from racing across rooftops. When a secret organization approaches him with proof that he is actually the son of a legendary... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Carnes, Sandrine Holt, Cameron Goodman, Jean Marchand

Votes: 1,782

27. Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

5.6
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56 Metascore

In the weeks before the 2016 general election, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore performs a pro-Hillary Clinton stand-up show deep in the heart of TrumpLand.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

Votes: 3,473 | Gross: $0.15M

28. Live 8 (2005 TV Special)

480 min | Music

7.5
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20 years on from their Live Aid (1985) triumph, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure recruit the world's music superstars once again to perform live and put pressure on Western governments to help Africa and Make Poverty History.

Directors: Bruce Gowers, Nick Hopkin, Michael Maier, Claire Popplewell, Geoff Posner, Richard Valentine, Michael Watt, Paul Flattery | Stars: Bob Geldof, Articolo 31, 4Peace Ensemble, A-Ha

Votes: 1,074

29. Abandoned Engineering (2016– )

45 min | Documentary

7.7
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Structures of steel and iron eerily stand unfinished after they were abandoned midway in construction, covered in weeds, moss and rust, the show explores what they could have been.

Stars: Andrew Gough, Tom Ward

Votes: 78

30. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.8
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,908

31. Making Out (1989–1991)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Margi Clarke, Melanie Kilburn, Rachel Davies, Shirley Stelfox

Votes: 81

32. Under the Mountain (1981)

24 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.4
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Teenage twin siblings, Rachel and Theo, on a summer vacation in Auckland visiting their aunt and uncle, meet a certain Mr. Jones, a mysterious man who helped find them when they got lost in... See full summary »

Stars: Kirsty Wilkinson, Lance Warren, Roy Leywood, William Johnson

Votes: 294

33. Life Challenge Kokoda (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure

8.3
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Life Challenge Kokoda follows the treacherous 10-day journey of six Australians including Gyton Grantley as they undertake the notorious Kokoda Trail.

Director: Jonny Peters | Stars: Gyton Grantley, Ayeshah Rose, James Wallace, Alex Wileman

Votes: 6

34. Worzel Gummidge Down Under (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Stars: Jon Pertwee, Bruce Phillips, Jonathan Marks, Olivia Ihimaera-Smiler

Votes: 59

35. Compulsion (2008 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.4
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An ageing chauffeur goes to extreme lengths for one night with his boss's beautiful daughter.

Director: Sarah Harding | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Ray Winstone, Ben Aldridge, Sargon Yelda

Votes: 278

36. Blackeyes (1989– )

196 min | Drama

7.3
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Blackeyes is an attempt to explore "what does go on between men and women in their heads, to show the possibilities of the ways that they see each other." Complex and multi-layered, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Gough, Carol Royle, Nigel Planer, Gina Bellman

Votes: 153

37. This Is Not My Life (2010)

44 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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Alec Ross awakes one morning to find that he doesn't know who or where he is and doesn't recognize his wife or children.

Stars: Charles Mesure, Tania Nolan, Miriama McDowell, Ariana Brunet

Votes: 542

38. Jean (2016 TV Movie)

94 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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The story of Jean Batten: New Zealand's greatest flier, heroine, celebrity - and mystery.

Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: Kate Elliott, Miranda Harcourt, Lucy Lever, Michael Whalley

Votes: 30

39. Children of the Dog Star (1984)

24 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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An alien lands on Earth and is taken in by Earth children.

Stars: Sarah Dunn, Jeison Wallace, Hamish Bartle, Roy Billing

Votes: 128

40. Get Ace (2014– )

12 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Meet Ace McDougal - just your average, everyday nerdy school kid... Well he was, 'til he happened to be in the wrong dentist's chair at the wrong time and accidentally said the secret ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeffery Richards, David Myles Brown, Lyall Brooks, Amanda Harrison

Votes: 230

41. Bad Blood (1981)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jack Thompson, Carol Burns, Denis Lill, Donna Akersten

Votes: 268

42. Field Punishment No.1 (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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In 1916, the New Zealand Government secretly shipped 14 of the country's most outspoken conscientious objectors to the Western Front in an attempt to convert, silence, or quite possibly kill them. This is their story.

Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Fraser Brown, Byron Coll, Michael Whalley, Jason Hodzelmans

Votes: 170

43. Mercy Peak (2001–2003)

45 min | Drama

7.3
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Disenchanted with life in the city Dr Nicky Sommervile comes to the rural town of Bassett to work at a small country hospital.

Stars: Sara Wiseman, Timothy Balme, Renato Bartolomei, Miriama Smith

Votes: 48

44. Tangiwai (2011 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dramatic story about a cricketer and his fiancée.

Director: Charlie Haskell | Stars: Rose McIver, Ryan O'Kane, Miranda Harcourt, Mick Rose

Votes: 141

45. Old Scores (1991)

93 min | Comedy

7.3
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Former Welsh rugby hero Bleddyn Morgan has his life in New Zealand interrupted by a deathbed confession that leads to a replay of a controversial 1966 All Blacks/Wales rugby match - with ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clayton | Stars: John Bach, Tony Barry, Roy Billing, Alison Bruce

Votes: 41

46. End of Term (2015– )

Sci-Fi

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A disparate group of High School teens in Harbour City, New Zealand are caught up in a viral outbreak forcing them to confront their differences and band together to survive.

Stars: Christopher Buckham, Jayden Daniels, Liam Eldridge-Fright, Rebecca Gumbley

47. Police Ten 7 (2002– )

30 min | Crime

7.4
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The series profiles wanted offenders and asks the viewers to help assist the police in their search for them. The programme follows active police officers in their patrols, and other police... See full summary »

Star: Rob Lemoto

Votes: 14

48. Counterpoint (2012– )

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Stars: Maggie Barry, Kim Hill, Lindsay Perigo

49. The End of the Golden Weather (1991)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Mune | Stars: Stephen Fulford, Stephen Papps, Paul Gittins, Gabrielle Hammond

Votes: 98

50. Amazing Extraordinary Friends (2006– )

Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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A dorky teenage boy finds an amulet, that turns him into a real life superhero, with powers. Where there are superheroes there are always super villains but with the help of his friends ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Dixon, Tyler Jane, Amy Waller, Hannah Marshall

Votes: 44


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