New Zealand (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
8.8
92 metascore

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,527,616 | Gross: $315.54M

Power Rangers (2017)
5.9
44 metascore

Power Rangers (2017)

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

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

Mortal Engines (2018)
6.1
44 metascore

Mortal Engines (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

Votes: 76,306 | Gross: $15.95M

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
8.9
94 metascore

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,512,045 | Gross: $377.85M

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
8.7
87 metascore

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,367,463 | Gross: $342.55M

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
7.8
58 metascore

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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

Top of the Lake (2013– )

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

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: 29,865

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
7.7
76 metascore

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

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

The Lovely Bones (2009)
6.7
42 metascore

The Lovely Bones (2009)

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

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

District 9 (2009)
7.9
81 metascore

District 9 (2009)

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

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

800 Words (2015–2018)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A recently widowed father quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a top-selling Sydney newspaper.

Stars: Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler, Benson Jack Anthony, Michelle Langstone

Votes: 1,409

The Shannara Chronicles (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.

Stars: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko

Votes: 50,514

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
7.8
66 metascore

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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

Without a Paddle (2004)
5.9
29 metascore

Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 42,028 | Gross: $58.17M

The Last Samurai (2003)
7.7
55 metascore

The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, War

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 373,227 | Gross: $111.11M

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
7.4
59 metascore

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

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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

Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

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

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: 38,528

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
7.4
82 metascore

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 205,506 | Gross: $146.88M

King Kong (2005)
7.2
81 metascore

King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 370,051 | Gross: $218.08M

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
7.3
68 metascore

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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

Peter Pan (2003)
6.8
64 metascore

Peter Pan (2003)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 62,080 | Gross: $48.46M

What Dreams May Come (1998)
7.0
44 metascore

What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Chris Nielsen dies in car crash one night, and then goes to Heaven. Later, his widow Annie commits suicide, unable to overcome her loss. Chris descends into Hell to save her.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Votes: 96,120 | Gross: $55.49M

The Bounty (1984)
7.0
62 metascore

The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 22,167 | Gross: $8.60M

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
7.9
81 metascore

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

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

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

The Piano (1993)
7.6
89 metascore

The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 73,561 | Gross: $40.16M

Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 1,725

They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)
8.3
91 metascore

They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 17,623 | Gross: $17.96M

Legend of the Seeker (2008–2010)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny.

Stars: Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence, Craig Parker

Votes: 32,046

The Frighteners (1996)
7.1
52 metascore

The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 77,360 | Gross: $16.76M

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
7.2
60 metascore

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

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

Westside (2015– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Tales of crime and passion in Auckland, New Zealand, spanning from 1974 through to 1979.

Stars: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Daniel Musgrove, Pana Hema Taylor

Votes: 381

Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 51,425

The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.

Stars: Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland, Nic Sampson, Cristina Serban Ionda

Votes: 1,588

Dead Alive (1992)
7.5
54 metascore

Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 87,076 | Gross: $0.24M

30 Days of Night (2007)
6.6
53 metascore

30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

Votes: 156,809 | Gross: $39.57M

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 25,535

The Lost World (1999–2002)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

The adventures of a band of explorers stranded in a mysterious land inhabited by dinosaurs and other dangers.

Stars: Peter McCauley, Rachel Blakely, Jennifer O'Dell, William Snow

Votes: 3,218

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 56,285 | Gross: $3.05M

6 Days (I) (2017)
6.2
36 metascore

6 Days (I) (2017)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, History

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish, Martin Shaw

Votes: 14,704

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
5.2
40 metascore

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank

Votes: 23,655 | Gross: $38.19M

Slow West (2015)
6.9
72 metascore

Slow West (2015)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Western

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

Bad Taste (1987)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Votes: 41,598

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
7.8
68 metascore

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell

Votes: 49,341 | Gross: $5.13M

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
6.6
44 metascore

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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

Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 29,558 | Gross: $2.20M

Boy (I) (2010)
7.5
70 metascore

Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Turbo Kid (2015)
6.7
60 metascore

Turbo Kid (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

The Relic (1997)
5.8
55 metascore

The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 22,753 | Gross: $33.96M

The Tribe (1999–2003)

30 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus.

Stars: Caleb Ross, Victoria Spence, Meryl Cassie, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 2,639

Thunderbirds Are Go (2015– )

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the future, the Tracy family run a private mechanized emergency response service.

Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rasmus Hardiker, David Menkin, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 1,333

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