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!

Ka Whawhai Tonu (2024)

Ka Whawhai Tonu (2024)

Two young teenagers are forced to take control of their own destiny amid the chaos of a pivotal battle in New Zealand’s first land wars in 1864.

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, the story of a local Police Sergeant 'Taffy' Tawharau, who must choose between his badge and his people, when the...

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...

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...

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...

We Are Still Here (2023)

We Are Still Here (2023)

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,...

Hinekura (2019)

Hinekura (2019)

On the day she gets her first menses, Hinekura is initiated into adulthood with ceremony and blessings. She's taken to a wananga where her role...

Mother's Land (1969)

Mother's Land (1969)

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

Taua (2007)

Taua (2007)

After a successful raid and having captured a rival village's leader, a war party must drag their huge canoe or "Taua" through the forest to reach...

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.

Tuurngait (2011)

Tuurngait (2011)

An Inuit child wanders away from his village, fascinated by a wild bird. His father follow his trail, determined to find him before he gets lost on...

March (2020)

March (2020)

This footage of the 1984 hīkoi (march) to Waitangi was made by Merata Mita with the intention of producing a documentary about this historic...

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...

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...

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...

Hinemoa (1914)

Hinemoa (1914)

The film told the Māori legend of Hinemoa and Tutanekai. It is the first dramatic feature film produced in New Zealand.

Ileksen: Politics in Papua New Guinea (1978)

Ileksen: Politics in Papua New Guinea (1978)

A companion to Yumi yet, O’Rourke and Kildea’s Ileksen (derived from the English 'election’) documents Papua New Guinea’s first general...

Kala Kunbolk (Colour Country) (2023)

Kala Kunbolk (Colour Country) (2023)

Kala Kunbolk follows women of Gunbalanya, Arnhem Land, in their quest to preserve their age old tradition of collecting pandanus leaves and natural...

The Maori Merchant of Venice (2002)

The Maori Merchant of Venice (2002)

A modern day take on the classic bard tale - with Silver as a movie producer.

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.

Jackson's Wharf

Jackson's Wharf

Jackson's Wharf was a New Zealand television series created by Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang. Set in a fictional coastal town, the series told the...

Married At First Sight (NZ)

Married At First Sight (NZ)

Can science find your soulmate? Find out on Three when our singles get paired up and Married At First Sight, right here in NZ!

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...

Dark City: The Cleaner

Dark City: The Cleaner

By day, Joe is a cleaner at the police station. But by night, he has another line of work - he's a serial killer who's been dubbed The Christchurch...

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...

Riding High

Riding High

Fifteen-year-old Wendy lives at Lindentree, a riding school and horse stud, with her parents Charles and Helen. Mad about horses and fiercely devoted...

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.

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...

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...

The Almighty Johnsons

The Almighty Johnsons

The four Johnson brothers have inherited the powers of the Norse gods. Because the gods lived eons ago, however, time has diluted the powers. The...

The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

The Amazing Extraordinary Friends is a New Zealand children's program featuring the adventures of a modern day superhero teenage boy and his...

7 Days

7 Days

7 Days is a New Zealand comedy gameshow similar in some ways to the British program Mock the Week, hosted by Jeremy Corbett and created by The Down...

First Dates

First Dates

Interactive dating experiment in which real dates are filmed, and then viewers get the chance to apply to date the unsuccessful participants the...

Mirror, Mirror II

Mirror, Mirror II

Two families - De Lutrelles and McFarlanes. They both live in the same house, but 130 years apart in time. De Lutrelle's: father Gervaise, mother...

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

Drag queen contestants compete in an elimination-style contest and strut their stuff in a variety of challenges - all to prove that they’ve got...

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

The New Zealand version of the British “Strictly Come Dancing” show sees celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a...

Anika Moa Unleashed

Anika Moa Unleashed

Anika's on the loose again, ready to go deep and laugh hard with well-known Kiwis. Her infectious honesty opens the hearts of all she meets - and...

Holly's Heroes

Holly's Heroes

Holly's Heroes is a children's drama series produced as a collaboration between the Nine Network in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. It was...