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The Power of the Dog (2021)

The Power of the Dog (2021)

The Power of the Dog (2021)
IMDb: 6.6
125 min

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself...

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Genre: DramaWestern
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Savage (2019)

Savage (2019)

Savage (2019)
IMDb: 6.3
101 min

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand’s street gangs across 30 years, we follow Danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into...

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Genre: Crime, Drama
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The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

The Field Guide to Evil (2018)
IMDb: 4.9
117 min

A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind’s darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know...

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Genre: Horror
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Mega Time Squad (2018)

Mega Time Squad (2018)

Mega Time Squad (2018)
IMDb: 5.8
86 min

A small-town criminal finds an ancient Chinese time-travel device that can help him pull off a heist and start a new life-but he may not survive the consequences of tampering...

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What the Waters Left Behind (2017)

What the Waters Left Behind (2017)

What the Waters Left Behind (2017)
IMDb: 4.3
98 min

Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred, attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge...

Genre: Horror
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The Changeover (2017)

The Changeover (2017)

The Changeover (2017)
IMDb: 5.4
95 min

Laura Chant, 16, lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into...

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Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)
IMDb: 7.0
108 min

The larger-than-life story of Kim Dotcom, the ‘most wanted man online’, is extraordinary enough, but the battle between Dotcom and the US Government and entertainment industry—being fought in New Zealand—is...

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Genre: Documentary
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The Stolen (2017)

The Stolen (2017)

The Stolen (2017)
IMDb: 5.3
98 min

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.

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The Dead Room (2015)

The Dead Room (2015)

The Dead Room (2015)
IMDb: 4.8
80 min

When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter...

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
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I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)

I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)

I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)
IMDb: 5.0
104 min

From the land of early Peter Jackson comes another Braindead movie in bad taste. It’s the third day of shooting the low budget horror ‘Tonight They Come’ on location in...

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
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The Dark Horse (2014)

The Dark Horse (2014)

The Dark Horse (2014)
IMDb: 7.5
124 min

One-time Maori speed-chess champ, Genesis Potini, lives with a bi-polar disorder and must overcome prejudice and violence in the battle to save his struggling chess club, his family and ultimately,...

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Genre: Drama
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Beyond The Edge (2013)

Beyond The Edge (2013)

Beyond The Edge (2013)
IMDb: 6.9
93 min

A 3D feature film about Sir Edmund Hillary’s monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 – an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

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Fresh Meat (2012)

Fresh Meat (2012)

Fresh Meat (2012)
IMDb: 5.4
91 min

A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
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Dean Spanley (2008)

Dean Spanley (2008)

Dean Spanley (2008)
IMDb: 7.2
100 min

Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Out of the Blue (2006)

Out of the Blue (2006)

Out of the Blue (2006)
IMDb: 7.1
103 min

Ordinary people find extraordinary courage in the face of madness. On 13–14 November 1990 that madness came to Aramoana, a small New Zealand seaside town, in the form of a...

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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Zenon: The Zequel (2001)

Zenon: The Zequel (2001)

Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
IMDb: 5.9
100 min

Zenon Kar is 15 and lives on a space station which the military has taken over and is dismantling. She receives a mysterious signal and must convince everyone that it’s...

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The Truth About Demons (2000)

The Truth About Demons (2000)

The Truth About Demons (2000)
IMDb: 5.5
90 min

In the place between what you know, and what you fear, demons rule. All hope is stripped away as demonic forces overcome you. Dr. Harry Ballard has just unearthed the...

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Genre: Horror
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An Angel at My Table (1990)

An Angel at My Table (1990)

An Angel at My Table (1990)
IMDb: 7.5
158 min

Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stage of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows...

Genre: Drama
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Death Warmed Up (1985)

Death Warmed Up (1985)

Death Warmed Up (1985)
IMDb: 4.5
78 min

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

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Warlords of the 21st Century (1982)

Warlords of the 21st Century (1982)

Warlords of the 21st Century (1982)
IMDb: 5.0
91 min

It’s the 21st century, the Oil Wars have made a mess of the planet and the land outside major cities is lawless. After Hunter comes to the aid of Corlie,...

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Strange Behavior (1981)

Strange Behavior (1981)

Strange Behavior (1981)
IMDb: 5.7
99 min

A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

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Last of the Living (2009)

Last of the Living (2009)

Last of the Living (2009)
IMDb: 4.7
88 min

A contagious virus is turning everyone into zombies, and the only hope for survival lies in the hands of three couch potatoes.

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
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Outrageous Fortune (2005)

Outrageous Fortune (2005)

Outrageous Fortune (2005)
IMDb: 8.3
43 min

Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series, which ran from 12 July 2005 to 9 November 2010 on TV3. The series followed the lives of the career criminal...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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800 Words (2015)

800 Words (2015)

800 Words (2015)
IMDb: 7.9
60 min

A recently widowed father, quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in...

Genre: Comedy, Drama
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The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)

The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)

The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
IMDb: 7.9
120 min

In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2019)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2019)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2019)
IMDb: 7.3
103 min

Film adaptation of French economist Thomas Piketty’s ground-breaking global bestseller of the same name: an eye-opening journey through wealth and power.

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Genre: Documentary
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McLaren (2017)

McLaren (2017)

McLaren (2017)
IMDb: 7.3
94 min

The story of New Zealander, Bruce McLaren, who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team, showing the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor...

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Genre: Documentary
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Pork Pie (2017)

Pork Pie (2017)

Pork Pie (2017)
IMDb: 6.5
105 min

A trio of accidental outlaws travel the length of New Zealand, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.

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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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Abandoned (2015)

Abandoned (2015)

Abandoned (2015)
IMDb: 6.3
86 min

In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, bound for Tonga with four crew. After a freak wave capsized the yacht, they drifted for 119 days...

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The Tribe (2001)

The Tribe (2001)

The Tribe (2001)
IMDb: 7.6
25 min

The Tribe is a New Zealand/British post-apocalyptic fictional TV series primarily aimed at teenagers. It is set in a near-future in which all adults have been wiped out by a...

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a...

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Genre: Drama, History, War
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The Breaker Upperers (2018)

The Breaker Upperers (2018)

The Breaker Upperers (2018)
IMDb: 5.9
82 min

Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels.

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Genre: Comedy
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Dark Tourist (2018)

Dark Tourist (2018)

Dark Tourist (2018)
IMDb: 7.6
41 min

The definition of “tourism” is redefined as New Zealand filmmaker David Farrier sets his sights on the world of dark tourism. From nuclear tourism in Japan to Pablo Escobar-inspired tourism...

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The New Legends of Monkey (2018)

The New Legends of Monkey (2018)

The New Legends of Monkey (2018)
IMDb: 6.5
23 min

Follow a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance...

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Cleverman (2016)

Cleverman (2016)

Cleverman (2016)
IMDb: 6.4
52 min

In the near future, creatures from ancient Aboriginal mythology endowed with extraordinary physical traits have emerged and must coexist with humans. Known as ‘Hairypeople’ they battle for survival in a world that wants...

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The Dead Lands (2014)

The Dead Lands (2014)

The Dead Lands (2014)
IMDb: 6.3
108 min

Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered...

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Genre: Action, Adventure
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ABCs of Death 2 (2014)

ABCs of Death 2 (2014)

ABCs of Death 2 (2014)
IMDb: 5.4
125 min

Taking all that was great from the first instalment, the movie aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster-paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop...

Genre: Horror
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Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)
IMDb: 7.6
92 min

Filling the giant screen with stunning time-lapse vistas of Antarctica, and detailing year-round life at McMurdo and Scott Base, Anthony Powell’s documentary is a potent hymn to the icy continent...

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The Almighty Johnsons (2011)

The Almighty Johnsons (2011)

The Almighty Johnsons (2011)
IMDb: 8.2
60 min

The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama television series, which was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and is produced by South Pacific Pictures. It began airing...

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West of Memphis (2012)

West of Memphis (2012)

West of Memphis (2012)
IMDb: 7.9
150 min

The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers’ unprecedented...

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Genre: Documentary
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