Samoan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Vai (2019)

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

Votes: 46

The Tattooist (2007)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.

Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Jason Behr, Mia Blake, David Fane, Robbie Magasiva

Votes: 2,976

Brown Boys (2019)

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

Votes: 7

Harry (2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama

HARRY is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.

Stars: Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu, Erroll Shand

Votes: 159

Hibiscus & Ruthless (2018)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

"No Going Out and No Boyfriends" - Hibiscus' obedience towards her Mum's rules is put to the test in her final year of University. As guys start to impress Hibiscus, she asks her childhood friend Ruth, to help keep her focused.

Director: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa | Stars: Suivai Autagavaia, Anna-Maree Thomas, Lafitaga Mafaufau, Yvonne Maea-Brown

Votes: 124

Three Wise Cousins (2016)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A young New Zealand Samoan man called Adam (Neil Amituanai) ventures to his motherland to try and impress his crush Mary (Gloria Ofa Blake), who claims she only likes "real" Pacific Island men.

Director: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa | Stars: Neil Amituanai, Gloria Blake, Susana Fanueli, Valelia Ioane

Votes: 139

One Thousand Ropes (2016)

98 min | Drama

When a father reconnects with his estranged teenage daughter, he is given a rare chance to reshape the future of his family in unexpected ways.

Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Frankie Adams, Beulah Koale, Nathaniel Lees, Helen Pearse Otene

Votes: 98

Vermilion (2018)

92 min | Drama

VERMILION tells the story of a group of women - mothers, daughters, friends and neighbours. Darcy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand), a composer, sees colours when she plays musical notes. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Dorthe Scheffmann | Stars: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Theresa Healey, Emily Campbell, Goeretti Chadwick

Votes: 11

The Orator (2011)

110 min | Drama

Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »

Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia, Ioata Tanielu

Votes: 297

Coral (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

South Pacific, present day. Fishing in a forbidden coral lagoon, a young Samoan father makes a shocking discovery. Its consequences will be determined by the struggle between his conscience and his cowardice.

Director: Giacomo Martelli | Stars: Afa Pio Tupua, Joshua Fuimaono Wright, Sina Fuimaono Wright, Taulesulu Matafeo

Votes: 5

Still Waters (2011)

80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Ben and Sally head to rural Queensland for some much needed time away. Unfortunately for Ben he has been marked. Something evil is calling him and won't rest until it's free. Sally has no idea the danger she is now in.

Director: Tana Smith | Stars: Kristy Brooks, David Clark, Dominique Donovan, Whitney Duff

Votes: 52

The Market (2005– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Chris Graham, Gina Varela, Phil Brown, Nathaniel Lees

Votes: 9

Matariki (2010)

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

Votes: 104

Firefrighter (2019)

25 min | Short, Action, Horror

A good Fireman makes a mistake and becomes cursed to walk the City of Clovis, California as a Half Fireman and Half Dragon.

Director: Chris Mackey | Stars: Sparkle Soojian, Jess Deniz, Ryan Wilson, Juan Rodriguez

The Last Matai (2016)

Documentary

A young woman from Watts California determined to discover her roots in American Samoa takes revolutionary measures to free the island from a 300 year old stereotype that may not be true.

Directors: Queen Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Khaaliq | Stars: Queen Muhammad Ali, William Arens, Ata Johnson, Eteuati Tupua Le'iato

Chief (2008)

20 min | Short

Semu Fatutoa drives a taxi in Honolulu, Hawaii, slowly forgetting his old life as a tribal Chief in Samoa. Little does he know, his old life is looking for him.

Director: Brett Wagner | Stars: Diane Ako, Analu, Kalani Apuakehau, Tavita Asuao

Votes: 32

Maria (VI) (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama

An ailing Polynesian matriarch must find the strength to lead her family one last time.

Director: Jeremiah Tauamiti | Stars: Leiataua Afega Si'ulepa, Mary Lauati, Fua'o Teli, Victor Kalolo

O Tamaiti (1997)

15 min | Short

For 11-year-old Tino, being the eldest of five children in a Samoan family is no easy task. Tino plays guardian and protector to his younger siblings. As Tino strives to cope in an adult ... See full summary »

Director: Sima Urale | Stars: Harry Wendt, Therese Fatu, Charles Faamausili, Pusa Finau

Votes: 29

The Usos: 10 Hours to Houston (2014 TV Movie)

28 min | Documentary, Sport

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Stars: Joe Anoa'i, Afa Anoai, Sika Anoai, Stephen Farrelly

Seki A Oe: A Crazy Samoan Love Story (2013)

85 min | Comedy

Jack is a hopeless romantic. Angel is a down-to-Earth in-the-closet-party-goer. Jack meets Angel and it's love at first sight, but Angel rejects Jack, now it's Diana, a fiery trans-gender ... See full summary »

Director: Zena Iese | Stars: Princess Auvaa, Mike Burke, Shane Cha, Faafua Cummings

Paradise Bent: Boys Will Be Girls in Samoa (1999)

51 min | Documentary

An exploration of the Samoan fa'afafine, boys who are raised as girls, fulfilling a traditional role in Samoan culture.

Director: Heather Croall | Stars: Derek Freeman, Tania Grey, Jeanette Mageo, Tom Pollard

Votes: 17

Carson (2018)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A family comedy about a teenage Samoan girl who lives with her 2 Older Brothers, Parents, Uncle and Grandparents in Carson, California. Now that she is becoming a woman her 2 Brothers, ... See full summary »

Director: Laiku Soares | Stars: Alexis Si'i, Siaki Sii, Isaiah Mageo, Victoria Schmidt

Blood of an Indian Fetish Cult (1984)

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Director: Kun Boa Man | Stars: Hong Yu Hong, O'Wai Nai

Votes: 9

Tala Pasifika (1995)

Drama

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Directors: Matt Bowkett, Brendon Butt, Whetu Fala, Gary Moore, Justine Simei-Barton | Stars: Faifua Amiga, Goeretti Chadwick, Jay Laga'aia, Johnny Laulu

The Stevensons (2006 TV Movie)

187 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

London writer Stevenson who suffers from consumption moves to a Samoa island together with his wife to start a new life. While at first enjoying the new freedom he becomes increasingly affected by the affairs of the colonial powers.

Director: Daniel Vigne | Stars: Stéphane Freiss, Jane Birkin, Geraldine Chaplin, Karine Belly

Votes: 24

Tatau (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

Tatau is about Siaki, an elderly Samoan man struggling to come to terms with the lifelong shame of having an incomplete traditional tattoo and the shame of now losing his sight. As Siaki's ... See full summary »

Director: Chantelle Burgoyne | Stars: Beulah Koale, Stacey Leilua, Robbie Magasiva, Vasa Tasele

Off the Rock (2019)

Short, Drama

Inspired by true events, this uplifting short film follows a young man's passionate journey to play in the NFL.

Star: Napoleon Tavale

Tagata Pacifika (2009–2014)

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Stars: Thomas Natoealofa, Angela Tiatia, Tofiga Fepulea'i, Ata Johnson

Va Tapuia (2009)

16 min | Short, Drama

Taro planter Lui s grief for his dead wife has infected his whole life. A chance meeting with a stranger, a widow bound in anger to the grave of her husband now drowning in their cyclone ... See full summary »

Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Malae Lialiai, Lena Rivers

Votes: 12

Naomi (2012)

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The Crossroads: Le Magafa (2018)

Documentary, Short

As a note to inspire the next generation, Samoan born Kas Futialo aka Tha Feelstyle, pioneering Samoan Hip Hop artist, reflects on the 4 elements influencing his life journey that meet at The Crossroads: Le Magafa.

Director: Sani Sagala | Stars: Kas Futialo, Alekana Luipinati

One Shoes (2015)

7 min | Short, Comedy

Three Best Mates arrive at a party with only one pair of shoes between them. Only a strict Bouncer stands between them and the time of their lives.

Director: Effron Heather | Stars: Patrick Chong-Nee, Sopa Enari, Mitchell Farmer, Blake Gooley

Ofa Ma Alofa (2013)

20 min | Short, Action, Adventure

OFA & ALOFA is a Pacific Islander take on Romeo and Juliet based in pre-contact Samoa, A.D. 1600. Tongans have enslaved Samoa for many years. A war broke out with the Samoans victorious, ... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Faaiuaso | Star: Suluama Faaiuaso

Old School (2005 Video)

90 min | Comedy

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Stars: Eteuati Ete, Tofiga Fepulea'i

Rites of Courage (2005)

5 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Miki Magasiva | Stars: Ropati Magasiva, Ben Motu

Malaga (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

In a long forgotten Samoa, a group of young men are sent into the deepest part of the forest to fulfill their destinies and emerge as Warriors.

Directors: Daniel Poleki, Robert Poleki | Stars: Apenamoemanatunatu Fuli Lei Poleki, Vaialofi Samifua, Mark Stowers, Matthew Stowers

Votes: 6

The Factory (2013– )

Comedy, Musical

The Factory tells the story of a Samoan family competing in a talent quest. It is inspired by the musical stage show of the same name, created by the Theatre Company Kila Kokonut Krew.

Stars: Isope Aka'uola, Milly Grant, Vela Manusaute, Taofia Pelesasa

The Biggest Loser (2004– )

TV-PG | 120 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

This week starts off with a high-stakes pop challenge in which contestants race for the prize of immunity - and the winning team also gets three envelopes to give to the teams of their ... See full summary »

Director: Neil DeGroot | Stars: Alison Sweeney, Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, Stephanie Anderson

Votes: 6

Meet+Eat (2013– )

23 min | Documentary, Short

PRINCESS AND THE BIRD tells the story of Helen and Maria's immigration to Australia which offers a valuable insight into the immigration experience of many people moving to Australia over the last 50 years.

Director: Emma Macey-Storch

Unreported World (2000– )

25 min | Documentary

Samoa and American Samoa have the highest levels of obesity in the world. Reporter Sophie Morgan reveals how they are flooded with unhealthy food and fatty off-cuts considered unfit for human consumption.

Director: Patrick Wells | Stars: Sophie Morgan, Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Votes: 5