New Zealand Movies

The most popular movies from New Zealand which are currently the most visited by most of our visitors, if you want to choose the best movies from New Zealand, you can do so here very easily and we guarantee you will find the best and most watched movies. No one can predict how much the audience will like the film. People's needs are also influenced by many external factors, so different stories will be at the top of the list in winter and summer. Nor should we forget the best of the best, as some films offer more than we might expect, turning them into history. These films will become audience favorites and then be available on the top podium regardless of season or year. In our case, however, your opinion is just as important as the critics' opinion, so with your vote you can influence a film's rating. Don't want to miss out on the best creations? Are you planning to see the best film ever made? Then you will find them all here!

The Dead Lands (2014)

The Dead Lands (2014)

Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after...

Muru (2022)

Muru (2022)

Inspired by actual events, MURU is the story of a local Police Sergeant 'Taffy' Tawharau (Cliff Curtis), who must choose between his badge and his...

We Are Still Here (2022)

We Are Still Here (2022)

In a sweeping tale that spans 1000 years and multiple generations – from the distant past to the 19th century, the present day and a strange,...

Tama Tū (2004)

Tama Tū (2004)

Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence, the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes. A tohu...

Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky (2021)

Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky (2021)

Sisters Tia and Ina are far from home. Tia is focused on her work, while the free-spirited Ina just wants to dance.

Ani (2019)

Ani (2019)

A young girl finds comfort in play and slowly reconnects with her distant father after her mother walks out on the family.

Bright Star (2021)

Bright Star (2021)

Whetū Mārama is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi and his significance for Māori in rekindling their wayfinding DNA, reclaiming our...

Roimata (1989)

Roimata (1989)

Roimata, a young Maori woman from the East Coast, travels to the city to meet her half-sister Girlie. Introduced to gang members, the scene is set...

Super Special (2019)

Super Special (2019)

A young Māori girl gets her period for the first time and has to decide between getting pads for herself or a gift for her younger brother's...

Washday (2022)

Washday (2022)

Inspired by an ancient Māori story in which nature intermingles with a child’s love, Washday depicts – with tremendous sensitivity and...

Scenes of Māori Life on the East Coast (1923)

Scenes of Māori Life on the East Coast (1923)

Apirana Ngata, Member of Parliament for Eastern Māori, was keen for the museum group to visit the East Coast to obtain records of his people of...

Ahi Ataahua (1998)

Ahi Ataahua (1998)

This performance-based film could potentially be filed under 'Pasifika tribal fusion'. Cinematographer Waka Attewell captures the talents of...

Purea (2020)

Purea (2020)

A Māori elder must bear the burden of carrying the spirits of her ancestors to their sacred mountain.

Wind Song and Rain - a short documentary (2021)

Wind Song and Rain - a short documentary (2021)

Hone Tuwhare, New Zealand’s most famous Māori poet, leaves a legacy to the granddaughter he left behind. To reconnect, she writes a love letter to...

Te Rerenga Wairua (1984)

Te Rerenga Wairua (1984)

The spirit of a person killed in a motorway accident runs through forest and beaches on its journey to Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Rēinga). En route it...

Ka Mate! Ka Mate! (1987)

Ka Mate! Ka Mate! (1987)

In a Maori settlement, Ngati Toa leader Te Rauparaha composes the famous chant "Ka Mate", also known as the haka, after evading enemy capture by...

Cook Islands Maori Medicine (2020)

Cook Islands Maori Medicine (2020)

Nooroa Baker goes out to collect a few ingredients to create a traditional Māori medicine that holds great Mana within and is at risk of being...

Mother's Land (1969)

Mother's Land (1969)

A son returns home to help is mother get her affairs in order.

Hinekura (2019)

Hinekura (2019)

Short-film set in pre-colonial Aotearoa about a young woman's coming of age.

Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena is an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent. Accompanied her comrade-in-arms Gabrielle, the...

Shortland Street

Shortland Street

A fast-paced serial drama in an urban setting, this show explores the lives and loves of the patients and staff of a modern metropolitan hospital and...

The Brokenwood Mysteries

The Brokenwood Mysteries

In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.

The New Legends of Monkey

The New Legends of Monkey

Follow a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance...

Top of the Lake

Top of the Lake

A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.

The Tribe

The Tribe

The Tribe is a New Zealand/British post-apocalyptic fictional TV series primarily aimed at teenagers. It is set in a near-future in which all adults...

My Life Is Murder

My Life Is Murder

Investigator Alexa Crowe, cannot help fighting the good fight – whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday...

The Beatles: Get Back

The Beatles: Get Back

The three-part documentary series, compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage, captures the warmth, camaraderie, and creative genius that defined...

The Tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutants.

Under the Vines

Under the Vines

Rebecca Gibney and Charles Edwards star as two city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in rural New Zealand.. the only problems are that neither...

The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands

Waka, a murdered Māori warrior returned from the Afterlife, and Mehe, a determined young woman, embark on a quest to find who "broke the world" and...

800 Words

800 Words

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...

The Luminaries

The Luminaries

The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New...

Creamerie

Creamerie

Creamerie is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a viral plague has wiped out 99% of men, and Earth has become a planet run by and for women....

Wellington Paranormal

Wellington Paranormal

New Zealand's capital is a hotbed of supernatural activity... so Officers Minogue and O'Leary, who featured in the vampire documentary What We Do In...

Celebrity Treasure Island

Celebrity Treasure Island

Kiwi stars face off in paradise for the chance to win money for their chosen charities. With eliminations each week until the final celebrities...

Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

After her husband is incarcerated, matriarch Cheryl decides that her career criminal family should go straight and abide by the law.

Westside

Westside

The story of legendary safe cracker and career criminal Ted West and his firecracker of a wife, Rita. Combining real events and the rich folklore of...

Dark Tourist

Dark Tourist

The definition of "tourism" is redefined as New Zealand filmmaker David Farrier sets his sights on the world of dark tourism. From nuclear tourism...

One Lane Bridge

One Lane Bridge

During a murder investigation in Queenstown, an ambitious young detective reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers the case, his career and his life.