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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: 1,363,811 | Gross: $315.54M

2. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, 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: 95,720 | Gross: $3.33M

3. 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: 64,234 | Gross: $5.20M

4. 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: 400,375 | Gross: $255.12M

5. King Kong (2005)

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

7.2
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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

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

Votes: 342,807 | Gross: $218.08M

6. 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: 12,284 | Gross: $0.26M

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: 68,384 | Gross: $40.16M

8. The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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, Nic Sampson, Cristina Serban Ionda

Votes: 870

9. 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: 18,414 | Gross: $0.22M

10. Braindead (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.5
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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: 82,323 | Gross: $0.24M

11. 800 Words (2015– )

50 min | Drama

7.7
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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, Michelle Langstone

Votes: 720

12. The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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After a tragic car accident 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: 72,223 | Gross: $16.76M

13. Mortal Engines (2018)

Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Post-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: Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar

14. 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: 53,129 | Gross: $3.05M

15. The Almighty Johnsons (2011–2013)

47 min | Drama, Fantasy

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: 3,491

16. 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: 38,820

17. 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: 27,284 | Gross: $2.20M

18. 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: 27,564

19. 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: 35,926 | Gross: $20.78M

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

27 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.7
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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: 544

21. Deathgasm (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

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: 12,048

22. 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: 730

23. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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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: 46,762 | Gross: $5.13M

24. 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: 36,270 | Gross: $0.08M

25. Tickled (2016)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Mystery

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, Marko Realmonte, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 9,551 | Gross: $0.61M

26. Two Cars, One Night (2004)

12 min | Drama, Romance, Short

7.3
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Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the carpark outside the Te Kaha pub.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Rangi Ngamoki, Hutini Waikato, Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards, Riwai Waka

Votes: 1,030

27. 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: 2,400

28. 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: 33,761 | Gross: $40.41M

29. Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses (2015)

89 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

5.8
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The true story of how love, fear, culture and belief lead a loving family to tragically kill one of their own during a four day exorcism ceremony.

Director: David Stubbs | Star: Kura Forrester

Votes: 181

30. Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | 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: 16,715

31. 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: 1,517

32. We're Wolves

Comedy, Horror | Announced

A follow-up to the Vampire mockumentary, centering on the life of werewolves living in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand.

33. 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: 23,260 | Gross: $5.66M

34. Pork Pie (2017)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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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: 831

35. The Changeover (2017)

95 min | Thriller

7.4
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Based on the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Margeret Mahy. Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Miranda Harcourt, Stuart McKenzie | Stars: Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nicholas Galitzine

Votes: 179

36. 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: 21,668 | Gross: $2.12M

37. 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: 3,823 | Gross: $0.00M

38. 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: 262

39. 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: 8,421 | Gross: $0.31M

40. Chronesthesia (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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When emotionally isolated barista Dan Duncombe starts receiving strange messages on the inside of his bedroom window, he is forced to become involved with the lives of the people around him... See full summary »

Director: Hayden J. Weal | Stars: Nick Blake, Bonnie Bryant, Colleen Cleary, Abby Damen

Votes: 135

41. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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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: 4,581 | Gross: $0.06M

42. McLaren (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.3
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The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mario Andretti, Alastair Caldwell, Dwayne Cameron, Matt Coldrick

Votes: 878

43. Abandoned (VI) (2015)

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: 1,105

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

90 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 146

45. When We Go to War (2015– )

Drama

6.6
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Focuses on the impact the war has on a middle New Zealand, Pakeha family and a Maori brother and sister. This spectacular drama cuts between life at home, Gallipoli and Egypt. The series ... See full summary »

Stars: Ido Drent, Sophia Huybens, Freya Milner, Esther Stephens

Votes: 56

46. Waru (2017)

88 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 47

47. The Dead Room (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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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: 2,351

48. Tracker (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison, Gareth Reeves, Mark Mitchinson

Votes: 3,216

49. Fresh Meat (2012)

TV-MA | 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, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita, Nicola Kawana

Votes: 1,352

50. Go Girls (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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: 263