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: 73,136 | Gross: $40.16M
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng
Votes: 141,003 | Gross: $37.49M
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: 29,374 | Gross: $2.20M
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
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: 16,701 | Gross: $0.26M
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis
Votes: 37,613 | Gross: $20.78M
98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The story of a woman who must find her kidnapped son, navigating a world she doesn't know, on the edge of danger with every heartbeat.
Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Alice Eve, Graham McTavish, Jack Davenport, Richard O'Brien
PG | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his Captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure
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: 4,189 | Gross: $0.00M
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.
Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison
99 min | Drama
A medicine woman - a giver of life - is asked to hide a secret which may protect one life but which will destroy another.
Director: Dana Rotberg | Stars: Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble, Nancy Brunning
30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When Jo Tiegan is given an oval-shaped mirror, as a gift, by the elderly owner of an antique shop, she is amazed to see another girl's image in the mirror instead of her own reflection. It ... See full summary »
Stars: Petra Yared, Michala Banas, Nicholas Hooper, Judy McIntosh
103 min | Drama
From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.
Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty
TV-14 | Documentary
Maori funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene and staff temper good humor with care and respect as they help Polynesian families cope with loss.
Stars: Francis Tipene, Kaiora Tipene
90 min | Drama
A portmanteau feature film by 9 female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai.
Directors: Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Miria George, Ofa Guttenbeil, Marina McCartney, Nicole Whippy, Sharon Whippy | Stars: Ro Mereani Adi Tuimatanisiga, Ar-Ramadi Longopoa, Betsy Lania Luitolo, Agnes Pele
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Western
It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »
Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page
102 min | Drama
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
NC-17 | 92 min | Drama, Romance
Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her ... See full summary »
Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga, Rade Serbedzija, Marton Csokas
Votes: 643 | Gross: $0.48M
86 min | Drama
A powerful and challenging story surrounding the tangi (funeral) of a small boy Waru who dies at the hands of his caregiver and how the boys death impacts the community.
Directors: Ainsley Gardiner, Casey Kaa, Renae Maihi, Awanui Simich-Pene, Briar Grace Smith, Paula Whetu Jones, Chelsea Winstanley, Katie Wolfe | Stars: Awahina Rose Ashby, Jonny Brugh, Amber Cureen, Roimata Fox
23 min | Family, Fantasy
It's fifty years since Shelly Gentry disappeared and 50 is one of those numbers that seem to mean something. People celebrate fifty. In pre-European New Zealand, the tiny Island of ... See full summary »
Stars: Te Waimarie Kessell, George Henare, Charles Mesure, Miriama Smith
30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
30 minute dramas based on Maori legend. Introduced by Temuera Morrison.
Stars: Calvin Tuteao, Lawrence Makoare, Hemi Rudoph, Hori Ahipene
30 min | Comedy
Follows two cousins on their quest to find Maori brides within 6 months to fulfill the will requirements of their grandmother in order to inherit the family land holdings worth 47 million dollars.
Stars: Amanda Billing, Nikora Edwards, Cohen Holloway, Te Kohe Tuhaka
92 min | Comedy
A coming-of-age film about six Samoan men growing up in South Auckland, New Zealand.
Director: Hans Masoe | Stars: Hans Masoe, Lagi Farani, Johnny Aukusitino, Suivai Autagavaia
Short, Drama | Post-production
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 within the tribe is revealed to her.
Director: Becs Arahanga | Stars: Kahumako Rameka, Mere Boynton, Aporonia Arahanga, Kasina Campbell
96 min | Drama
Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour. But it's a dream ... See full summary »
Director: Te Arepa Kahi | Stars: Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, Miriama Smith, Darcy Ray Flavell-Hudson
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Stars: Zoe Boyle, Michael Whittaker, Chelsea Belle, Shuuko Calderón
98 min | Documentary, Drama
Puhi was chosen at age 12 by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu, and goes on to have an extraordinary life of hardship and wonder showing her fortitude through life ... See full summary »
Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Harmony Wihapi, Melody Wihapi, Mikaira Tawhara, Miriama Rangi
90 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1821,among the first British sailors to set foot on New Zealand, Phillip Wayne befriends a Maori tribe's chief, marries in England and returns to New Zealand with a small group of followers to settle.
Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell, Inia Te Wiata
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance
An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay.
Director: Katie Wolfe | Stars: Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare, Vicky Haughton
Directed by Kiel McNaughton, "This is Piki" is a Maori drama series produced by well known actor Cliff Curtis, also featuring Temurea Morrison, most often recognized for his role as "Jake ... See full synopsis »
Stars: Tia Maipi, Eds Eramiha, Aroha Hathaway, Kimo Houltham
92 min | Drama
A random act of violence leaves eight people in crisis, searching for hope and new beginnings, as the Matariki constellation (Maori New Year) rises in the Southern skies.
Director: Michael Bennett | Stars: Jason Wu, Xana Tang, Michael Whalley, Alix Bushnell
74 min | Drama
One night. One house. One Island. Everything changes for a lonely man and three delinquent kids.
Director: Paolo Rotondo | Stars: Colin Moy, Calae Hignett-Morgan, Hanelle Harris, Jesse James Rehu Pickery
85 min | Documentary, Music
The film is a journey through some twenty countries where existential issues are addressed and the participants have all taken a stand against modern society and trying to make human life better.
Directors: Erik Pauser, Johan Söderberg
68 min | History
A dramatization of the days leading up to 6 February 1840 when the gathered Maori leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi, told in recreations and interviews with the participants and locals.
Director: Peter Burger | Stars: George Henare, Rawiri Paratene, Calvin Tuteao, Jarod Rawiri
15 min | Short, War
Following a pitched battle, a Maori warrior finds a wounded European soldier and helps him back to health. How will this clash of cultures in a time of warfare turn out?
Director: Stewart Main | Stars: Greg Mayor, Marton Csokas, John Maunsell, Tony Kingi
It's back for round two with the brownest, funniest and cockiest sketch comedy trio, Jamaine Ross, James Roque and Pax Assadi. Be warned, these boys are not afraid to test the boundaries, ... See full summary »
Stars: Pax Assadi, Zoe Boyle, Tammy Davis, Jessica Hansell
Short, Drama | Post-production
On Christmas Eve 1944, three teenagers who have lost everything, come together on one night and become family.
Directors: Wanda Lepionka, David Strong | Stars: Phoenix Connolly, John Landreth, Dra McKay, Kawakawa Fox-Reo
50 min | Drama
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Stars: Chris Graham, Gina Varela, Phil Brown, Nathaniel Lees
..a girl from India..a boy from New Zealand - two cultures.. two unhappy sets of parents,family and friends.. one unbreakable bond of love - or will they break under the heat of all that is pitted against them?
Director: Ken Khan | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Yazmeen Baker, James Gray, Sam Iosefo
84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
New Zealand 1920. Five pregnant, unwed girls are sent to a country house to have their children. Twenty years later, the horrific truth is discovered.
Directors: Brad Davison, Marama Killen | Stars: Shane Burns, Jo Eggleton, Lydia Farley, Jordan-Leigh Foulds
112 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary about demonstrations against apartheid when South Africa's rugby team tours New Zealand.
Director: Merata Mita
30 min | Comedy
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Stars: Hori Ahipene, William Davis, Mana Epiha, Stephanie Huriana Fong
92 min | Drama
An Australian doctor comes to a small Maori village where a child is suffering from Leukemia, as he discovers the truth about his heritage the town rallies together to keep the freezing works open.
Director: Barry Barclay | Stars: Tuta Ngarimu Tamati, Iranui Haig, Tawai Moana, Michael Tibble
16 min | Short, Drama
The last gravedigger in a Maori community struggles to find a younger man to whom he can pass on his skills and knowledge.
Director: Libby Hakaraia | Star: Jim Moriarty
108 min | Drama
When Bunny and Aila face the challenges of new motherhood, they develop a precarious friendship leading each to confront her past and come to terms with the paternity of her baby.
Directors: Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader | Stars: Renee Lyons, Miriama McDowell, K.C. Kelly, Carl Drake
23 min | Short, Romance
A life changing event sends Tane back to Tahiti where he will have to reconnect to his self and and love again.
Director: Temuera Morrison
52 min | Documentary
A documentary about second time round relationships. It explores the way we love in today's complex world and survive to tell the tale.
50 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When the Earth speaks... who will listen? RESET is about a Maori boy prophet, JUSTIN, who intercepts a communication between our dying planet and caretaker aliens from a distant galaxy, and must embark on a quest with his friends.
Director: Darren Simmonds | Stars: Shizandra Bowden, Stephen Butterworth, Maxine Cunliffe, Carl Drake
92 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
POI E is the story of the creation of New Zealand's iconic song of celebration, the song that became the unofficial national anthem.
Director: Te Arepa Kahi | Stars: Patea Maori Club, Ngoi Pewhairangi, Maaka Pohatu, Dalvanius Prime