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1. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Robert Trebor

Votes: 25,549

2. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

4.8
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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: 797

3. The Other Side of Heaven (2001)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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38 Metascore

John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950s.

Director: Mitch Davis | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Nathaniel Lees

Votes: 3,833 | Gross: $4.72M

4. Fresh Eggs (2019)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A black comedy with a deliciously twisted sense of humour, this six-part drama follows a couple's quest for "the good life" that goes wickedly awry. Penny (Chitham, Shortland Street, ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 124

5. Jack of All Trades (2000)

30 min | Adventure, Action, Comedy

7.8
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Jack Stiles, American spy stationed on a South Pacific island in the early 19th century, teams up with no nonsense British agent Emilia Rothschild to stop Napoleon's colonizing efforts. Jack's alter ego is the Zorro-esque Daring Dragoon.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angela Marie Dotchin, Stuart Devenie, Stephen Papps

Votes: 2,508

6. Last Man Standing (2005)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Exploring the personal lives of four best friends. An easily relatable story of Aussie blokes and the hilarious every day events that they encounter. An excellent mix of comedy and heart ... See full summary »

Stars: Rodger Corser, Matt Passmore, Travis McMahon, Miriama Smith

Votes: 149

7. 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: 35

8. Spooked (I) (2004)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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A thriller loosely based on Ian Wishart's book The Paradise Conspiracy, about the mysterious death of a New Zealander who happened upon international banking records after purchasing a used computer.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Cliff Curtis, Chris Hobbs, Andrea Kelland, Ian Mune

Votes: 121

9. Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (2012)

Comedy

5.9
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Five years ago our heroes the Duckrockers thought they had figured it all out - they had found themselves girlfriends to take to Siones wedding and the future was looking bright: Michael ... See full synopsis »

Director: Simon Bennett | Stars: Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva, Shimpal Lelisi, Iaheto Ah Hi

Votes: 250

10. This Is Piki (2016– )

Drama

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Directed by Kiel McNaughton, "This is Piki" is a Maori drama series produced by well known actor Cliff Curtis, also featuring Temurea Morrison, most often recognized for his role as "Jake ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Tia Maipi, Eds Eramiha, Aroha Hathaway, Kimo Houltham

11. Mataku (2002–2005)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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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: 45

12. Greenstone (1999– )

Drama

7.8
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Greenstone is an 8-part miniseries set in the beautiful South Pacific. It's a majestic tale of drama, love, mystery and the clashing of cultures. From a native perspective, it focuses on a ... See full summary »

Stars: Stu Turner, Richard Coyle, Noel Trevarthen, Vanessa Rare

Votes: 20

13. Kahu & Maia (1994)

49 min | Drama

7.2
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Maia is caught between past and present when KAHU threatens to come between her and her husband.

Director: David Blyth | Stars: Cliff Curtis, Vanessa Rare

Votes: 5

14. The World in Your Window (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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Looking forward is harder than looking back.

Director: Zoe McIntosh | Stars: Joe Folau, David Lolofakangalo Rounds, Lena Regan, Hori Ahipene

Votes: 45

15. Love Mussel (2001 TV Movie)

60 min

8.4
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In this mocumentary, Kevin Smith plays himself covering the story of a New Zealand town after the discovery that a local shellfish, the geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck") has the properties ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Pinky Agnew, Jason Brott, Katrina Browne, John Campbell

Votes: 8

16. The Z-Nail Gang (2014)

86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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When a corporate mining giant moves into a small coastal town looking for gold and talking about trickle down wealth - some folk just aren't convinced.

Director: Anton Steel | Stars: Paul Ballard, Ida Barklund, Paul Barrett, Phil Brown

Votes: 25

17. Te Rua (1991)

96 min

8.0
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A hundred years after the theft from New Zealand of three irreplaceable tribal carvings, two Maori, Rewi and Peter, decide it's time for ancient grievances to be put right. Both men are in ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Barclay | Stars: Donna Akersten, Anne Chamberlain, Emilio De Marchi, Stuart Devenie

Votes: 16

18. Ruby and Rata (1990)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Elderly Ruby fears an excuse to put her in a retirement home and arranges for her nephew to find a suitable tenant for her flat. However her tenant is a welfare-defrauding, aspiring rock singer with an eight-year-old delinquent son.

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Yvonne Lawley, Vanessa Rare, Lee Metekingi, Simon Barnett

Votes: 52

19. The Call Up (1995)

54 min | Drama

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Three New Zealand soldiers celebrate their 72 hours "dog leave" before going to serve with the United Nations peace-keeping forces in Bosnia. The soldiers' imminent departure to a war ... See full summary »

Director: David Blyth | Stars: Rena Owen, Kim Michalis, Vanessa Rare

20. Kai Korero (2006–2007)

22 min | Comedy

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Sports scientist Ken Spalding and his physiotherapist wife Charlotte Rata have two children - budding league player Humphrey and pro-Maori university student Ma. They also share their urban... See full summary »

Stars: Geoff Dolan, Vanessa Rare, George Henare, Annie Whittle

21. Pikowae (2002)

12 min | Drama, Short

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Fears rise when two men who don't know each other are stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Director: Vanessa Rare | Stars: Karlos Drinkwater, Robin Kora, Calvin Tuteao

22. Fresh Eggs (2019)
Episode: Dead Endings (2019)

43 min | Comedy

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Director: Joshua Frizzell | Stars: Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies

23. Last Man Standing (2005)
Episode: Episode #1.18 (2005)

20 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Ian Gilmour, Daniel Nettheim | Stars: Rodger Corser, Matt Passmore, Travis McMahon, Miriama Smith

24. Last Man Standing (2005)
Episode: Episode #1.19 (2005)

20 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Declan Eames, Ian Gilmour | Stars: Rodger Corser, Matt Passmore, Travis McMahon, Miriama Smith

25. Last Man Standing (2005)
Episode: Episode #1.20 (2005)

20 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Declan Eames, Ian Gilmour | Stars: Rodger Corser, Matt Passmore, Travis McMahon, Miriama Smith

26. Find Me a Maori Bride (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2015)

Comedy

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Director: Kiel McNaughton | Stars: Fasitua Amosa, Roko Babich, Amanda Billing, Nikora Edwards

27. Shortland Street (1992– )
Episode: Episode dated 19 May 2003 (2003)

Drama

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Director: Simon Bennett | Stars: Karl Burnett, Michael Galvin, Annie Whittle, Claire Chitham

28. Mataku (2002–2005)
Episode: Tears: Taneiwai (2005)

22 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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When Joanna inherits a suspicious boulder of green stone from an unknown relative, weird things begin to occur in her life.

Director: Vanessa Rare | Stars: Kama Brown, Kate Louise Elliott, Rene Naufahu, Trevor Sai Louie

29. Fresh Eggs (2019)
Episode: The Benevolent Master (2019)

43 min | Comedy

7.9
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Penny finds herself at Cutter's mercy, but Luck senses there's more to the story. Lulu and Walker come to an arrangement, and Wade comes face-to-face with a silent assassin.

Director: Gaysorn Thavat | Stars: Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 7

30. Mataku (2002–2005)
Episode: The Blue Line (2002)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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The surprise memory of a Maori mother and child murder 100 years earlier prevents a multi-million dollar casino development at the last minute.

Director: Vanessa Rare | Stars: Mark Clare, Peter Feeney, Cherie James, Bruce Stewart

31. Fresh Eggs (2019)
Episode: The Bound Man (2019)

43 min | Comedy

7.8
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Morals now severely compromised, Wade and Penny continue to try cleaning up their mistakes, but the situation again gets away on them.

Director: Britta Hawkins | Stars: Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 10

32. Fresh Eggs (2019)
Episode: The Gathering Storm (2019)

43 min | Comedy

7.6
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Lulu suspects foul play and declares war - on the wrong target. Wade's hunt for their escaped hostage comes to an unexpected climax. Wade and Penny return to a shocking situation.

Director: Gaysorn Thavat | Stars: Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 9

33. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Gauntlet (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Xena is back. A captured Salmoneus sees good in her. She butts heads with a lieutenant in her army, saves a baby, and has to walk "the gauntlet." Hercules is hot on her heels, which leads to a confrontation between the two.

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, Robert Trebor, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 235

34. Mataku (2002–2005)
Episode: The God Child (2002)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Director: Vanessa Rare | Star: Simone Kessell

35. Fresh Eggs (2019)
Episode: The Gospel Truth (2019)

43 min | Comedy

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Director: Joshua Frizzell | Stars: Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies

36. Fresh Eggs (2019)
Episode: The Hungry Grave (2019)

43 min | Comedy

6.9
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Fresh Eggs is a black comedy with a deliciously twisted sense of humour. The six-part drama follows a couple's quest for "the good life" that goes wickedly awry. Penny and Wade are "Mr and ... See full summary »

Director: Britta Hawkins | Stars: Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 15

37. Jack of All Trades (2000)
Episode: Up the Creek (2000)

22 min | Adventure, Action, Comedy

6.4
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Noted explorers Lewis and Clark land on Palau-Palau and claim it for the U.S. But they have been out of touch for 30 years, think Emilia is an enemy and they must kill the British general -- Croque.

Director: Chris Graves | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angela Marie Dotchin, Stuart Devenie, Stephen Papps

Votes: 43



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