Best New Zealand-Australian Crime Dramasby muybueno16 | created - 28 Mar 2014 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
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1. Once Were Warriors (1994)
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.
Votes: 29,919 | Gross: $2.20M
2. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to ... See full summary »
4. Two Hands (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.
5. Vigilante (II) (2008)
R | 90 min | Action
When Luke is viciously attacked and his fiancée is raped and murdered, he pledges to train himself in deadly hand to hand combat and use it against any wrong doers who dare to cross his path.
6. Gettin' Square (2003)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Barry's released after 8 years prison with good intentions. He looks for work - difficult with a record. Both his kid brother and friend won't stay out of crime.
7. Pros and Ex-Cons (2005)
R | 92 min | Action
After completing their job, two ex-cons, are quickly informed that they have assassinated the wrong individual. With the stakes high they must quickly correct their mistake before covers are blown and innocent lives are lost.
8. Dirty Deeds (2002)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.
9. Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012 TV Movie)
90 min | Crime, Drama
A former criminal lawyer is getting his life back together and now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and finding those who don't ... See full summary »
10. Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012 TV Movie)
93 min | Crime, Drama
Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered by an ex-client and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. ... See full summary »
11. Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014 TV Movie)
83 min | Crime, Drama
When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers.
12. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 52,402 | Gross: $1.04M
13. Kiss or Kill (1997)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.
Votes: 1,257 | Gross: $0.73M
14. Crawl (2011)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Thriller
A seedy bar owner hires a mysterious Croatian to commit murder, but a planned double-crossing backfires when a young waitress is taken hostage. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a bloodcurdling climax.
15. Idiot Box (1996)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, ... See full summary »
17. Contract Killers (2014)
TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Double-crossed by those he trusted the most, a newbie government hit man discovers that he's the target for the world's most dangerous assassin and so begins a ruthless game of kill first or be killed.
19. Chopper (2000)
R | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.
Votes: 35,003 | Gross: $0.23M
20. True Crime: Siege (2012 TV Movie)
90 min | Crime, Drama
On the 7th of May 2009, Senior Constables Len Snee, Grant Diver and Bruce Miller arrived at 41 Chaucer Rd in Napier to serve a search warrant on Jan Molenaar for the growing of cannabis. ... See full summary »
23. Stiff (2004 TV Movie)
93 min | Comedy, Crime
Murray Whelan, a young political adviser to the Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs, must play detective when he gets unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation. Based on a popular Australian series of detective books.
24. Rush (2008–2011)
45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rush follows the lives of members of the prestigious Tactical Response team (TR), which is based on the real life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, a highly mobile unit that ... See full summary »
25. Underbelly (2008–2013)
60 min | Crime, Drama, History
Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of real life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the ... See full summary »
26. Son of a Gun (2014)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.
27. The Silence (2006 TV Movie)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police officer traumatized by a recent crime is reassigned as a curator for a police photographic exhibition. In his new role, he discovers connections between a series of murders that ... See full summary »
29. Water Rats (1996–2001)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years ... See full summary »
31. Murder Call (1997–1999)
50 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
Centers on homicide detective odd couple, Tessa Vance, and her partner Steve Hayden. Shot in Sydney, Australia, the show was known for portraying gripping crime drama, while displaying the grittier side of urban Sydney.
32. Outlaws (2017)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
1% is set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle club gangs. It follows the heir to the throne of a motorcycle club who has to betray his president to save his brother's life.