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1. Kiri and Lou (2019– )

5 min | Family

9.2
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Kiri and Lou is an animated series about empathy, hand-crafted in stop motion with creatures made of clay, in a forest of cut out paper. Each five minute story is told with humour and joy, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Olivia Tennet, Rima Te Wiata, Jaquie Brown

Votes: 9

2. The Insiders Guide to Happiness (2004– )

45 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Fasitua Amosa, Ben Barrington, Fraser Brown, Will Hall

Votes: 78

3. Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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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: 1,706

4. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
Episode: To Helicon and Back (2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Varia is kidnapped by Belerophon, the son of Artemis, and Gabrielle leads the Amazons to his fortress in Helicon to rescue the Queen.

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Tsianina Joelson, Craig Parker

Votes: 242

5. Flat3 (2013– )

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Sometimes smart, often silly and a lot awkward, Flat3 is a Kiwi comedy with a unique cultural takes. Following the travails of 3 Kiwi-Asian girls living together in Auckland, we see Lee, ... See full summary »

Stars: Perlina Lau, Ally Xue, J.J. Fong, Katrina Wesseling

Votes: 20

6. Top of the Lake (2013– )
Episode: No Goodbyes Thanks (2013)

Unrated | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Miraculously, Tui who is alive returns to the safety of Paradise, while Matt, who takes matters into his own hands combing the mountains with a posse of hand-picked men, seems to be ultimately willing to make a startling confession.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Calvin Tuteao, Andrew Beattie

Votes: 595

7. Outrageous Fortune (2005– )
Episode: No Noble Rite (2007)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Pascalle tries her best to impress Bruce's difficult sister, Linda. She banishes all men from the house and insists Cheryl, Loretta and Draska to wear head scarfs, just like Muslim women do... See full summary »

Director: Murray Keane | Stars: Robyn Malcolm, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 15

8. 7 Days (2009– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.9
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Two teams of three stand-up comedians take the news from the last 7 days and do what they do best - take the piss out of everything and everyone.

Stars: Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley

Votes: 139

9. The Jaquie Brown Diaries (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Jaquie Brown, Hannah Banks, Madeleine Sami, Ryan Lampp

Votes: 109

10. Diplomatic Immunity (2009– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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A disgraced New Zealand diplomat is assigned to the embassy of the island nation Fe'ausi to curb the devious conduct of its scheming ambassador and staff while dealing with odd customs and his attraction to the ambassador's daughter.

Stars: David Fane, Craig Parker, Lesley-Ann Brandt, John Leigh

Votes: 72

11. Top of the Lake (2013– )
Episode: A Rainbow Above Us (2013)

Unrated | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Robin who is becoming obsessed with missing Tui's case is forced to unearth her painful past, while in the background, there is an outburst of violence in Paradise and an incident of suppressed aggression that will bear unforeseen results.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Mirrah Foulkes, Peter Mullan

Votes: 590

12. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

7.7
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76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 128,183 | Gross: $3.33M

13. Top of the Lake (2013– )
Episode: The Dark Creator (2013)

Unrated | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Unexpectedly, Al puts Robin back on Tui's case, moreover, Johnno is forced to make a sad disclosure as Jude is facing imminent death, while at the same time, the cryptic Jamie is as close as an oyster.

Directors: Jane Campion, Garth Davis | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Oscar Redding, Phoene James

Votes: 573

14. Top of the Lake (2013– )
Episode: The Edge of the Universe (2013)

Unrated | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The search for missing Tui continues under GJ's ominous prophecies, fruitless investigations and elusive secrets, while in the meantime, the gruesome finding of a dead man and a concealed small grave will upset Robin.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Madeleine Sami, David Wenham, Peter Mullan

Votes: 618

15. Top of the Lake (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M. Wright

Votes: 29,722

16. 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, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore

Votes: 16,858 | Gross: $0.26M

17. Top of the Lake (2013– )
Episode: Searchers Search (2013)

Unrated | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Unexpectedly, Tui has mysteriously disappeared, so Robin organises a thorough investigation focusing on possible suspects and someone with a rather dark history, while in the meantime, she pays a visit to Matt who is strangely indifferent.

Directors: Jane Campion, Garth Davis | Stars: Thomas M. Wright, Elisabeth Moss, Darren Gilshenan, Byron Coll

Votes: 677

18. Super City (2011– )

23 min | Comedy

7.4
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Sami hilariously transforms into acutely observed and very different characters all living in our country's super city. In season two, Ofa is a welfare case-manager demanding everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Madeleine Sami, Vanessa Riddell, Renee Lyons, Rose McIver

Votes: 57

19. Top of the Lake (2013– )
Episode: Paradise Sold (2013)

Unrated | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In New Zealand's rugged and mountainous South Island, an unripe 12-year-old pregnant girl is found up to her chest in the lake's glacial waters. She is already five months pregnant, moreover, she keeps the father's name to herself.

Directors: Jane Campion, Garth Davis | Stars: Jacqueline Joe, Dra McKay, Luke Buchanan, Philippa Archibald

Votes: 812

20. Get Krack!n (2017– )
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2019)

Comedy

7.3
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Director: Hayden Guppy | Stars: Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan, Alistair Baldwin, Matthew McCartney

Votes: 7

21. Buzzy Bee and Friends (2009– )

5 min | Animation

7.1
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Stars: Madeleine Sami, Stephanie Liebert, Richard Simpson, Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Votes: 8

22. Come to Daddy (2019)

93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

7.0
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62 Metascore

A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.

Director: Ant Timpson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Simon Chin

Votes: 77

23. Get Krack!n (2017– )

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Having conquered the cutthroat world of satirical cooking shows Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney take a Sassy Swipe at the bright, chirpy world of morning TV with their signature brand of social awkwardness and unprofessionalism.

Stars: Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan, Bec Petraitis, Kate Dehnert

Votes: 293

24. Slow West (2015)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Western

6.9
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72 Metascore

A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

Director: John Maclean | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caren Pistorius, Aorere Paki, Jeffrey Thomas

Votes: 38,531 | Gross: $0.23M

25. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 38,352

26. 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: 20,797 | Gross: $0.22M

27. The Bad Seed (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2019)

Drama

6.8
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Simon begins to lose it emotionally as police pressure intensifies and his personal life crumbles. Ford helps and hinders his brother and Roza courts the Lampton family before dropping a bombshell on Simon.

Stars: Matt Minto, Jodie Hillock, Zoe Jansson-Bush, Madeleine McCarthy

Votes: 6

28. Bro'Town (2004–2009)

22 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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A modern day fairytale about five Auckland teenagers growing up in the big bad city, bro'Town chronicles the schoolboy misadventures of Vale, Valea, Sione, Mack and Jeff da Maori in a proudly suburban, non PC satire.

Stars: David Fane, Mario Gaoa, Oscar Kightley, Shimpal Lelisi

Votes: 262

29. The Bad Seed (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2019)

Drama

6.6
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Simon Lampton is a successful obstetrician who looks like he has the ideal life, but everything begins to unravel when neighbour and former patient is brutally murdered and Simon's dysfunctional childhood comes back to haunt him.

Stars: Matt Minto, Jodie Hillock, Zoe Jansson-Bush, Madeleine McCarthy

Votes: 9

30. The Bad Seed (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2019)

Drama

6.5
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Roza finally confesses her secret to David. Karen's had enough of Simon's lying and kicks him out. Ford and Simon are forced to confront their violent father.

Stars: Matt Minto, Jodie Hillock, Zoe Jansson-Bush, Madeleine McCarthy

Votes: 6

31. Funny Girls (II) (2015– )

22 min | Comedy

6.4
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Rose Matafeo leads a cast of New Zealand's finest comedy talent in this female-driven sketch comedy show.

Stars: Nic Sampson, Laura Daniel, Rose Matafeo, Jackie van Beek

Votes: 44

32. Samoan Wedding (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

Four raucous Samoans are banned from their best friend's wedding. To get in, they have to prove themselves as mature individuals by getting and keeping girlfriends.

Director: Chris Graham | Stars: Oscar Kightley, Iaheto Ah Hi, Shimpal Lelisi, Robbie Magasiva

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.07M

33. Rude Awakenings (2007– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Dimity Rush, a woman in a hurry to reconnect with the Auckland city vibe and escape the lifestyle block in Kumeu, where she has been stranded with her husband, Stuart, and their two sons Julian and Ollie.

Stars: Danielle Cormack, Patrick Wilson, Claire Van Beek, Phoebe Falconer

Votes: 21

34. The Bad Seed (2018–2019)

Drama

6.3
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The Bad Seed tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Minto, Jodie Hillock, Zoe Jansson-Bush, Madeleine McCarthy

Votes: 72

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

Comedy

6.0
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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

36. The Bad Seed (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2019)

Drama

6.0
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Karen and Roza declare war. Roza has an emotional breakdown and overdoses. Simon is suspected of the murder of an investigative journalist and Ford manipulates Simon's misfortune.

Stars: Matt Minto, Jodie Hillock, Zoe Jansson-Bush, Madeleine McCarthy

Votes: 5

37. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

5.9
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76 Metascore

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 4,064

38. Perfect Strangers (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.3
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A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Rachael Blake, Robyn Malcolm, Madeleine Sami, Jed Brophy

Votes: 1,352

39. Radiradirah (2010– )

Comedy

5.3
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Sketch comedy from the makers of 'Bro'town'.

Stars: Guy Capper, Tarun Mohanbhai, Madeleine Sami, Jordaan Tuitama

Votes: 39

40. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

5.1
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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: 793

41. 3 News (1989–2016)

News

5.0
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Stars: Michael Hurst, Mike McRoberts, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Hilary Barry

Votes: 6

42. Under the Mountain (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland's volcanoes.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride, Oliver Driver, Leon Wadham

Votes: 1,971

43. The Project (2017– )

30 min | Comedy, News

4.3
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The Project is a New Zealand current affairs show hosted by Jesse Mulligan, Kanoa Lloyd and Jeremy Corbett with rotating guest panelists. It draws topical and controversial current affairs content as well as comedy from recent news stories.

Stars: Jesse Mulligan, Kanoa Lloyd, Jeremy Corbett, Josh Thomson

Votes: 51

44. Golden Boy (2019– )

23 min | Comedy

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The Golden Boy is Tama, He's an All Black and everyone in Crawdon is basking in his reflected glory. Everyone but his older sister; Mitch, who's returned home from Auckland to find that the... See full summary »

Stars: Hayley Sproull, Erana James, Rima Te Wiata, Alison Bruce

46. Aroha Bridge (2013–2019)

Short

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'Aroha Bridge' is a cartoon snapshot of a multicultural melting pot that is New Zealand.

Stars: Jessica Hansell, Madeleine Sami, Rizvan Tu'itahi

47. (Time) Travel Centre (2016)

Short, Sci-Fi

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Director: Thomas Sainsbury | Stars: Chris Parker, Hamish Russell, Thomas Sainsbury, Madeleine Sami

48. Teach You a Lesson (2000)

Short, Drama

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This film is an account of a 13-year-old boy's shoplifting escapade. It is narrated by a teen voice (Madeleine Sami) while adult actors act out the drama as kids. What starts out as teen ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory King | Stars: Mike Dwyer, David Hornblow, Andrea Kelland, Maryanne Rushton

49. Hook Ups (2013 Video)

Animation, Short

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Director: Simon Ward | Stars: Scott Cotter, Jessica Hansell, Madeleine Sami, Frank Stevens

50. The Insiders Guide to Happiness (2004– )
Episode: 'Who Taught You to Be Happy?' (2004)

Drama

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Director: Jonathan Brough | Stars: Fasitua Amosa, Ben Barrington, Fraser Brown, Will Hall



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