Most Popular Maori Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Dead Lands (2020– )
Action, Fantasy, Horror
A new TV series from writer Glenn Standring based on his movie The Dead Lands (2014). In ancient Maori times, an undead warrior and a young tribeswoman team up to find a way to stop the evil dead from rising.
2. Ender's Game (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.
Votes: 215,735 | Gross: $61.74M
3. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Votes: 94,678 | Gross: $5.20M
4. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 333,188 | Gross: $27.11M
5. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to 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.
Votes: 74,826 | Gross: $40.16M
6. Boy (I) (2010)
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.
Votes: 18,238 | Gross: $0.26M
7. The Dead Lands (2014)
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.
Votes: 4,303 | Gross: $0.00M
8. 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: 30,098 | Gross: $2.20M
9. Whale Rider (2002)
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.
Votes: 38,169 | Gross: $20.78M
11. The Quiet Earth (1985)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.
Votes: 23,464 | Gross: $2.12M
R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy
An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.
Votes: 1,528 | Gross: $0.01M
13. The Dark Horse (2014)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
Votes: 5,453 | Gross: $0.06M
14. In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.
Votes: 2,629 | Gross: $21.75M
16. 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 »
17. River Queen (2005)
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.
18. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
19. The Boys (1998)
R | 86 min | Crime, Drama
Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,269 | Gross: $0.00M
20. The Price of Milk (2000)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Lucinda, Rob and their 117 cows lead a charmed existence in a magic land. He milks, she's the honey. But Lucinda is worried that their happiness cannot last. She tests their love with a game of sabotage that threatens to curdle everything.
Votes: 1,613 | Gross: $0.11M
21. Broken English (1996)
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 »
Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.48M
22. Broken (VI) (2018)
97 min | Crime, Drama
Logan, an ex-gang leader, has left the gang life to raise his daughter Tori. But when Tori is murdered by an opposing gang in town, Logan must choose forgiveness or revenge.
23. Land of Fury (1954)
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.
25. The Ferryman (2007)
R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
The story of a group of twenty-somethings who charter a boat to Fiji for the trip of a lifetime, before stumbling upon an evil that demands vengeance at any cost.
26. Women of the World (1963)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary
"The camera strips woman right down to her skin," proclaimed the ads,"...lays bare the secrets of her mind and body!" Using outtakes from MONDO CANE as their foundation, Directors Gualtiero... See full summary »
28. Mauri (1988)
101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Near the remote East Cape the matriarch lives in her very basic dwelling with real fire in the hearth, where she cooks. We get an insight in the whanau in this saga, where troubles are met ... See full summary »
29. Merata: How Mom Decolonized the Screen (2018)
89 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary portrait of pioneering filmmaker and mother Merata Mita, detailing how her filmmaking intersected with the lives of her children and indigenous filmmakers globally, and featuring rare archival footage dating back to 1977.
32. Twilight of the Gods (1996)
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?
33. Kaitangata Twitch (2010–2011)
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 »
34. Down by the Riverside (2007)
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.
39. Flight of the Albatross (1995)
93 min | Drama, Family, Romance
After a period of separation, Sarah visits her research scientist mother on a remote New Zealand island. Before long Sarah becomes inextricably involved in events involving both Maori ... See full summary »
40. Hugh and Heke (2010)
81 min | Comedy, Family
Two families on holiday discover a beautiful area of beach where they both want to camp. The hard-headed patriarch territorially face off but their soft-hearted families make friends.
42. Der Liebe entgegen (2002 TV Movie)
182 min | Drama, Adventure, Romance
1957 in Berlin. Renate, Angelika and Karin have known each other since they were children. Renate has the idea that the three of them should accept New Zealand's invitation to young German ... See full summary »
43. Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion (2014 Video Game)
E | Adventure, Mystery
Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to New Zealand to compete in a reality TV competition and ends up investigating the strange mishaps that are causing the show to spiral out of control.
44. How Far Is Heaven (2012)
99 min | Documentary
The Sisters of Compassion have lived in the remote village named Jerusalem, in New Zealand, for 120 years. Today, only three nuns remain - their legacy on the river is coming to an end. ... See full summary »
47. MLW: War Games (2003 Video)
"The Hardcore Legend" Terry Funk leads his outnumbered Funkin' Army into the dangerous steel-cage environment of War Games against the MLW World Heavyweight Champion Steve Corino and the ... See full summary »
48. Dream Kiss Cry
Drama | Post-production
A group of ethnically diverse Sydney-siders from different parts of the city, cross paths in a collection of interwoven stories about love, loss, mystery, and redemption. This multi-plot ... See full summary »
49. War Stories (1995)
95 min | Documentary, Romance, War
Seven New Zealand women speak about their lives during World War II: some lost husbands, some got married, some went into service themselves. The director lets the women tell their stories ... See full summary »
50. Longing for New Zealand (2009 TV Movie)
90 min | Romance
Trough notary Nolan Davies, the late James Abbott left his New Zealand estate to puzzled New York niche publisher Paige Duvall. She delays a $1,000,000 deal with Douglas Lancaster to ... See full summary »