NZ Feature Films

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1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 497,773 | Gross: $389.81M

2. Power Rangers (2017)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin

Votes: 94,157 | Gross: $85.36M

3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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: 723,408 | Gross: $303.00M

4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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: 442,354 | Gross: $255.12M

5. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 146,761 | Gross: $43.82M

6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 569,252 | Gross: $258.37M

7. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

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: 129,432 | Gross: $3.33M

8. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 47,075 | Gross: $12.55M

9. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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: 89,257 | Gross: $5.20M

10. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race, forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth, suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 608,373 | Gross: $115.65M

11. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 203,935 | Gross: $77.59M

12. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 143,266 | Gross: $45.80M

13. Turbo Kid (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright

Votes: 24,202 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 17,003 | Gross: $0.26M

15. Yogi Bear (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

35 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh

Votes: 19,112 | Gross: $100.25M

16. Slow West (2015)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Western

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: 38,757 | Gross: $0.23M

17. The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A 13-year-old girl (played by The Golden Compass' Dakota Blue Richards) discovers that she is the only hope for banishing an ancient curse from a magical kingdom in director Gabor Csupo's ... See full summary »

Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Dakota Blue Richards, Tim Curry, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 9,057

18. Housebound (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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: 29,928

19. Deathgasm (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

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 Joshua Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Sam Berkley

Votes: 14,194

21. The Rehearsal (2016)

102 min | Drama

61 Metascore

First-year acting student Stanley mines his girlfriend's family scandal as material for the end-of-year show at drama school. The result is a moral minefield.

Director: Alison Maclean | Stars: Michelle Ny, James Rolleston, Ella Edward, Erroll Shand

Votes: 213

22. Project Eden: Vol. I (2017)

95 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Aided by an ex-military officer, a young woman becomes an unwitting fugitive after discovering that her son's catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy.

Directors: Ashlee Jensen, Terrance M. Young | Stars: Mike Dopud, Erick Avari, Paul O'Brien, Anna McGahan

Votes: 357

23. The Warrior's Way (2010)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Western

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: 24,384 | Gross: $5.66M

25. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure

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: 4,235 | Gross: $0.00M

26. The Perfect Wave (2014)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Macdonald | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix

Votes: 1,028

27. Pork Pie (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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: 1,757

28. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

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: 5,306 | Gross: $0.06M

29. The Dead Room (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 2,794

30. The Devil's Rock (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

Director: Paul Campion | Stars: Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Gina Varela, Karlos Drinkwater

Votes: 3,626

31. Love Birds (2011)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murphy | Stars: Rhys Darby, Faye Smythe, Alvin Maharaj, Wesley Dowdell

Votes: 1,643

32. The Abandoned (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

32 Metascore

Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Rockaway | Stars: Jason Patric, Louisa Krause, Mark Margolis, Ezra Knight

Votes: 3,959

33. Shopping (I) (2013)

98 min | Drama

In a small town in New Zealand, brothers Willie and Solomon deal with the ordinary desires of youth, a volatile father, and racial tensions before one, as a means of escape, is seduced to the criminal world by an engaging thief.

Directors: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland | Stars: Kevin Paulo, Julian Dennison, Jacek Koman, Alistair Browning

Votes: 115

34. Mr. Pip (2012)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, War

As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Xzannjah Matsi, Healesville Joel, Eka Darville

Votes: 3,411

35. Chronesthesia (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 368

36. The Cure (III) (2014)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The film is about a young female researcher whose life is in danger when she discovers the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer many years earlier. They ... See full summary »

Director: David Gould | Stars: Gabriel Abreu, Gino Acevedo, David Allen, Richard Anderson

Votes: 686

37. Born to Dance (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Music

Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.

Directors: Tammy Davis, Chris Graham | Stars: Tia Maipi, Stan Walker, Kherington Payne, John Tui

Votes: 681

38. I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

A young runner, on a Zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real Zombies overrun the set.

Director: Guy Pigden | Stars: Harley Neville, Jocelyn Christian, Ben Baker, Reanin Johannink

Votes: 1,026

39. Beyond the Known World (2017)

102 min | Drama

Recently divorced Carl and Julie are not on good terms. When their 19-year-old daughter goes missing in India, they must journey into the Himalayas in search for her.

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, David Wenham, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Vinnie Bennett

Votes: 103

40. Into the Rainbow (I) (2017)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Unlock its Secret. Save the World.

Directors: Norman Stone, Gary Wing-Lun Mak | Stars: Willow Shields, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Tania Nolan, Archie Kao

Votes: 34

41. Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (2015)

70 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When Ghost Shark returns to terrorize Auckland, Mayor Broody calls in an expert ghost shark hunter to protect the citizens and finally defeat the creature.

Directors: Johnny Hall, Andrew Todd | Stars: Joh Bloomberg, Jake Sours, Harry Astarita, Campbell Cooley

Votes: 138

42. Lake Bodom (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Every camper's worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.

Director: Taneli Mustonen | Stars: Nelly Hirst-Gee, Mimosa Willamo, Mikael Gabriel, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä

Votes: 2,706

43. Tracker (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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, Nicholas McGough, Gareth Reeves, Mark Mitchinson

Votes: 3,489

44. Atomic Falafel (2015)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

Two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran spill their countries most valuable secrets on Facebook while trying to prevent a nuclear crisis.

Director: Dror Shaul | Stars: Michelle Treves, Shai Avivi, Mali Levi, Alexander Fehling

Votes: 465

45. My Talks with Dean Spanley (2008)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 3,184

46. Under the Mountain (2009)

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

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

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

Votes: 1,977

47. Sunday (V) (2014)

71 min | Drama, Romance

Eve and Charlie are about to have a baby but they are no longer together. After years of history and months of separation they have 24 hours to find their way forward. Set in Christchurch, ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Joy | Stars: Camille Keenan, Dustin Clare, Jacob Tomuri, Steve Wrigley

Votes: 149

48. A Heavenly Vintage (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance