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 | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,691,605 | Gross: $315.54M

Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
4.8
66 metascore

Shadow in the Cloud (2020)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror, War

A female WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

Director: Roseanne Liang | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale, Taylor John Smith

Votes: 15,940

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
7.9
58 metascore

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 318,605 | Gross: $0.35M

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, Cristina Serban Ionda, Nic Sampson

Votes: 2,844

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 | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,670,871 | Gross: $377.85M

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: 767,033 | Gross: $303.00M

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: 160,073 | Gross: $43.82M

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

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

PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,511,072 | Gross: $342.55M

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: 55,133

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: 610,033 | Gross: $258.37M

The Last Samurai (2003)
7.7
55 metascore

The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama

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: 405,578 | Gross: $111.11M

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
6.5
51 metascore

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 166,000 | Gross: $41.19M

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: 161,545 | Gross: $3.33M

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: 400,179 | Gross: $218.08M

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: 482,960 | Gross: $255.12M

Guns Akimbo (2019)
6.3
42 metascore

Guns Akimbo (2019)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers.

Director: Jason Lei Howden | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Votes: 42,433

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: 113,355 | Gross: $15.95M

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: 115,582 | Gross: $5.20M

Top of the Lake (2013–2017)

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: 32,810

District 9 (2009)
7.9
81 metascore

District 9 (2009)

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

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

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

Votes: 644,203 | Gross: $115.65M

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: 67,570 | Gross: $48.46M

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: 103,033 | Gross: $85.36M

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: 232,455 | Gross: $146.88M

The Luminaries (2020– )

TV-MA | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush period. It has all the stuff that makes a good drama: murder, love and revenge, as men and women travel the world making their fortunes.

Stars: Eve Hewson, Eva Green, Himesh Patel, Marton Csokas

Votes: 2,597

The Piano (1993)
7.6
89 metascore

The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to 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: 80,261 | Gross: $40.16M

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
7.3
86 metascore

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: 59,428 | Gross: $3.05M

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)
7.3
68 metascore

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (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: 219,088 | Gross: $77.59M

Wellington Paranormal (2018– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O'Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.

Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 2,347

One Lane Bridge (2020– )

Crime, Drama, Fantasy

During a murder investigation at Queenstown's infamous One Lane Bridge, ambitious young Maori Detective, Ariki Davis, inadvertently reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers the case, his career and his life.

Stars: Dominic Ona-Ariki, Joel Tobeck, Alison Bruce, Aidee Walker

Votes: 424

Legend of the Seeker (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 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: 33,571

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: 166,563 | Gross: $39.57M

Happy Feet (2006)
6.4
77 metascore

Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 172,597 | Gross: $198.00M

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: 83,208 | Gross: $16.76M

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

TV-G | 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: 27,937

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: 55,929

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 an accident, and enters Heaven. But when he discovers that his beloved wife Annie has killed herself out of grief over the loss, he embarks on an afterlife adventure to reunite with her.

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

Votes: 103,562 | Gross: $55.49M

6 Days (I) (2017)
6.2
36 metascore

6 Days (I) (2017)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, History

Based on the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980, this action-thriller dramatizes a six-day standoff between armed Iranian Arabs and SAS soldiers ready for a counterattack.

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

Votes: 19,258

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: 44,954 | Gross: $58.17M

Dead Alive (1992)
7.5
54 metascore

Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, 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: 92,193 | Gross: $0.24M

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: 53,212 | Gross: $12.55M

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

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

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: 152,778 | Gross: $45.80M

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: 25,535 | Gross: $38.19M

The Lost World (1999–2002)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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: 3,687

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: 22,955 | Gross: $0.26M

Pete's Dragon (2016)
6.7
71 metascore

Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 54,872 | Gross: $76.23M

The Sounds (2020)

44 min | Drama, Thriller

Maggie and Tom Cabbott move to the town of Pelorus to escape the oppressive influence of Tom's family. But when he disappears, unsettling facts about Tom soon come to light and the search brings long-buried wounds to the surface.

Stars: Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Whelan, Matt Nable, Emily Piggford

Votes: 723

The New Legends of Monkey (2018– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Entering the mythical world of the Monkey King, where a young monk and his group of disciples are on a journey to collect scrolls of Buddhist wisdom.

Stars: Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan, Josh Thomson, Emilie Cocquerel

Votes: 3,739

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 | Stars: Thomas Adlam, William Argent, John Ashby, Attwood

Votes: 30,580 | Gross: $17.96M

Baby Done (2020)
6.1
64 metascore

Baby Done (2020)

91 min | Comedy

Wannabe-adventurer Zoe freaks out when she falls pregnant to her long-term boyfriend Tim. As Tim embraces the prospect of fatherhood, Zoe attempts to rush through her dreams.

Director: Curtis Vowell | Stars: Rose Matafeo, Matthew Lewis, Emily Barclay, Rachel House

Votes: 745

Next of Kin (1982)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.

Director: Tony Williams | Stars: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson

Votes: 2,315

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