Tongan (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 Other Side of Heaven (2001)
38 metascore

The Other Side of Heaven (2001)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950s.

Director: Mitch Davis | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Nathaniel Lees

Votes: 4,418 | Gross: $4.72M

The Legend of Baron To'a (2020)

TV-MA | 103 min | Action, Comedy

Fritz, a young Tongan man grappling with his wrestling superstar father Baron To'a's legacy, both metaphorically and literally following in his deceased father's footsteps by fighting for the return of his dad's stolen championship belt.

Director: Kiel McNaughton | Stars: Uli Latukefu, Nathaniel Lees, Jay Laga'aia, Shavaughn Ruakere

Votes: 334

I Am Not a Witch (2017)
79 metascore

I Am Not a Witch (2017)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

In a remote Zambian community a girl is denounced as a witch and sent on a trajectory of exploitation, as a tethered member of a witches' camp, a witch for hire and a tourist exhibit.

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo, Margaret Spinella

Votes: 3,708 | Gross: $0.05M

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: 176

You, the Choice of My Parents (2019)

3 min | Short, Drama

A poetic journey through the life of a woman going through an arranged marriage. It is animated on traditional Tongan Cloth called Ngatu.

Director: Meli Tuqota

For My Father's Kingdom (2019)

97 min | Documentary

Director Vea Mafile'o creates a portrait of her father to better understand why he still tithes every cent possible back to his home church on the island of Tonga, exploring his culture and her roots along the way.

Directors: Vea Mafile'o, Jeremiah Tauamiti | Stars: Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, Elizabeth Mafile'o, Emil Mafile'o, Emily Mafile'o

Votes: 22

Somewhere in Tonga (2017 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. On a remote island in the Kingdom of Tonga, he chooses to give criminal teenagers a second chance. His first ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Schewe | Stars: Sascha Alexander Gersak, Luis Pintsch, Tevita Fukofuka, Fuahea Semi

Votes: 67

Lea Tupu'anga/Mother Tongue

Short, Drama | Post-production

A young speech therapist disconnected from her Tongan heritage lies about her Tongan language skills to get a job. Out of her depth, she must find a way to communicate or risk her patient's life.

Director: Vea Mafile'o | Stars: Luciane Buchanan, Elizabeth Thomson, Michael Koloi, Albert Heimuli

Leitis in Waiting (2018)

72 min | Documentary

The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific Kingdom.

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu | Stars: Joey Joleen Mataele, Eva Baron, Hon. Frederica Tuita Filipe, Princess Salote Lupepau'u Tuita-Taione

Votes: 34

Brutal Lives - Mo'ui Faingata'a (2020– )


Former prize-fighter, Soane 'The Shark' Valu is forced to return home after 20 years when his father dies. He must now face his three children he left behind and uncover the truth behind an ancestor's curse.

Stars: Joe Folau, Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson, Albert Heimuli, Sesilia Pusiaki

'Aho'eitu (2015)

27 min | Short, Drama, History

Based on the Legend of, `Aho`eitu from the Pacific Island of Tonga, 'Aho'eitu leaves his mother to find his father Tagaloa in the heavens. On his quest he finds out that he also has ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremiah Tauamiti, Vea Mafile'o | Stars: Sione Pia Fatai, Sisi'uno Helu, Nonga Pulu, Latu Va'eno

The Carrier (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

'The Carrier' is a feature-length documentary that tells the inspiring story of an HIV-positive and pregnant mother trying to protect her baby from being born with HIV/AIDS. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Betts

Votes: 26

When the Man Went South (2014)

84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Instructed to set out on a journey by his village chief, Flying Fox heads south to learn about his strengths as a man. During his journey he meets two warring villages and attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Bernstein | Stars: Soane Prescott, Kelepi Fonohema, Sione Ma'u, Poy David Barnes Tonga

Votes: 30

Fun(d)raising: The Secret of Tongan Comedy (2008)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Mike Poltorak | Stars: Falanise Foliaki, Pote Hausia, Tevita Koloamatangi, Aisake Televave

Huhu' A Niu (2019)

Short, Drama

Soana, a young Tongan woman in 1970s Auckland, navigates familial tensions and anti-immigration crackdowns as she joins up with a local chapter of the Polynesian Panthers.

Director: Savelina Vaka'uta | Stars: Matthew Cavagnino, Florida Ah Foon, Christopher Halaholo, Vai'ata Halaholo

Kuo Hina 'E Hiapo (2002)

30 min | Short

Tapa cloth or ngatu as it is called in Tonga, is cloth made from the bark of the mulberry tree. The inner bark is beaten into fine sheets and painted using traditional designs. After ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Ostraff, Melinda Ostraff | Star: Monica Delgado

Faka'anaua (2017)

9 min | Short

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Director: Sio Sateki Malani Wolfgramm

The Red Ball (2019)

7 min | Short

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Director: Amelia Helu

Zwei Tagebücher auf Tonga (1993)

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Director: Frank Soiron | Star: King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV

The Black Pen (2017)


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Director: Ofa Guttenbeil

Fakanofo Tu'i 'Ene 'Afio Ko Tu'i Taufa'ahau Tupou IV (1968)

39 min | Documentary, Short

The 1967 coronation ceremony of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga.

Director: Derek Wright | Stars: King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, Duchess of Kent, Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, Edward Windsor

Birthright (2019)

Short, Drama

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Directors: Maiko Taukafa, Moises Lemus | Stars: Siu Mele, Kepu Taukafa, Maiko Taukafa

Nyaminyami amaji abulozi

39 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

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Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga

TV Tonga News (2000– )

30 min | News

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Stars: Talita Tu'ipulotu, Salote Sisifa, Emma Vea, Melissa Baleilekutu

Tavake (2006)

15 min | Short, Drama

Set in the Kingdom of Tonga (South Pacific Islands), this film looks at the influence and encroachment of western culture as shown in the relationship of a young man and his traditional father.

Director: Paul Stoll | Stars: William Guttenbeil, Opeti Mahina, Folau Kaitapu, Soane Paulo Po'oi

Votes: 12

Kau Faito'o: Traditional Healers of Tonga (1999)

30 min | Short

This is a documentary which both shows the ancient traditional art form of healing but tries to capture the essence of being a traditional healer in an ever changing environment. ... See full summary »

Director: Melinda Ostraff

Xilunguine, a terra prometida (2011)

30 min | Documentary, Short, History

A rural native tribe migrates to city in the search of better conditions of life. and had become to inhabit for this tribe that brought not only is habits and beliefs but also its language ... See full summary »

Director: Inadelso Cossa

I Am the Moment (2020)

11 min | Documentary, Short

An innovative Pasifika artist is unmasked. In pre-pandemic Tokyo, Tongan performance artist Kalisolaite 'Uhila naturally visualises the creator becoming the created.

Director: Robert George | Star: Kalisolaite 'Uhila

WWF UK Rampage '91 (1991 TV Special)

Action, Sport

Hulk Hogan vs Sgt. Slaughter for the WWF Championship, The Rockers vs The Orient Express, The British Bulldog vs The Berzerker, and more.

Stars: Adnan Al-Kaissy, Mike Chioda, Paul Diamond, Ted DiBiase

Votes: 38

Tonga Royal (1974)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV

My Lost Kainga (2009)

Short, Drama

Mia, a Tongan-born girl raised in Australia, becomes lost in her western identity. She takes a serious but humorous journey to Tonga, to find the one thing missing most from her life - her culture.

Director: Tony Fuemana | Stars: Carolanne Makakaufaki, Ma'ata Havea

Votes: 6

We Are Cultural Diversity (2011 Video)

2 min | Documentary, Short

People from around the world express the same message in different languages to show the power of cultural diversity.

Director: Brian Cham

Being Bruno Banani (2015)

98 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Being Bruno Banani tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan luger who managed to qualify in an amazingly short amount of time for the Sochi 2014: XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014)... See full summary »

Directors: Susann Wentzlaff, Jörg Junge | Stars: Kitione Maile-Mokofisi, Leafa Wawryk, Mathias Ihle, Isabel Barschinski

Votes: 11

WWF Challenge (1986– )


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Stars: Brad Anderson, Ron Bass, Ted DiBiase, Jim Duggan

Reel Wahine of Hawai'i (2018– )


HINALEIMOANA WONG-KALU wrote and co-directed the Oscar-qualified animated short film KAPAEMAHU, which recounts an ancient story of four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit who brought the healing arts to Hawaii.

Director: Heather Haunani Giugni | Star: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

WCW Saturday Night (1985–2000)

Action, Sport

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Stars: Charles Ashenoff, Tom Benninghaus, Steve Borden, Brad Cain

WWE Jakked (1999–2002)


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Stars: Sean Evans, Tonga Fifita, Sho Funaki, Brad Hunter