With New Zealand On Air (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. 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: 18,176 | Gross: $0.26M
2. Abandoned (VI) (2015)
TV-14 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.
3. 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: 38,156 | Gross: $20.78M
4. 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: 30,079 | Gross: $2.20M
5. Black Sheep (2006)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
Votes: 38,078 | Gross: $0.08M
6. Out of the Blue (I) (2006)
103 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.
Votes: 3,150 | Gross: $0.00M
7. Pork Pie (2017)
TV-MA | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.
8. In My Father's Den (2004)
R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A disillusioned war journalist's return home is blighted when he becomes implicated in the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl he has befriended.
10. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)
53 min | Comedy
The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.
Votes: 5,559 | Gross: $0.03M
12. 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
14. Mirror, Mirror (1995–1998)
30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When Jo Tiegan is given an oval-shaped mirror, as a gift, by the elderly owner of an antique shop, she is amazed to see another girl's image in the mirror instead of her own reflection. It ... See full summary »
15. Topless Women Talk About Their Lives (1997)
87 min | Drama, Comedy
Liz has missed an appointment to have an abortion. She has to keep her child, and neither her boyfriend Geoff nor child's father Neil are too happy about it. She can not decide which ... See full summary »
18. Crush (1992)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama
On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted... See full summary »
Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.11M
19. 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 »
20. The Barefoot Bandits (2016– )
The little known island of Ngaro has long held many a mystery, though this fact has been largely unnoticed by the quiet townsfolk that call it home. That is until Tane, Fridge, and Riley, ... See full summary »
21. Panic at Rock Island (2011 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes.
22. Desperate Remedies (1993)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune ... See full summary »
Votes: 358 | Gross: $0.07M
23. Alex (1992)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Sport
Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women's 100 freestyle. Unlike the other top swimmers who train only for swimming, Alex takes ... See full summary »
24. Rain of the Children (2008)
98 min | Documentary, Drama
Puhi was chosen at age 12 by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu, and goes on to have an extraordinary life of hardship and wonder showing her fortitude through life ... See full summary »
26. The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
Fun, disarming and musically provocative, the Topp Twins are New Zealand's finest lesbian country and western singers and the country's greatest export since rack of lamb and the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Votes: 287 | Gross: $0.02M
27. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)
Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
Thousands of hopeful Kiwi singers aged between 16 and 28 send in their registration forms for New Zealand Idol, for their chance to shine in front of the judges, and all of New Zealand.
28. The Art of the Architect (2014– )
60 min | Reality-TV
This 8-part series is hosted by Peter Elliott and raises awareness of the importance of architecture and design. 'The Art of the Architect' follows the journey of local architects as they ... See full summary »
30. The End of the Golden Weather (1991)
100 min | Drama
Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of ... See full summary »
35. Bread & Roses (1994)
PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Summarises the early life of politician Sonja Davies. Sonja is a young independent socialist embarking on a career in nursing during World War 2.
39. 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 »
41. Signing Off (1997)
15 min | Comedy, Short
It's the late 1950s, and the DJ of a nostalgic radio program, out-of-date in the time of the Beatles, has just been fired. On his last broadcast, he decides to play requests, and a loyal ... See full summary »
44. The Footstep Man (1992)
A sound technician must literally walk in the footsteps of the characters on the screen. A film that connects the world of modern film-making to the Paris of painter Toulouse-Lautrec and his model/lover Mireille who commits suicide.
47. Split Enz - Spellbound (1993 TV Movie)
69 min | Documentary, Music, Musical
The career of New Zealand's pop band Split Enz is recounted from their formation by Mike Chunn, Phil Judd and Tim Finn at Auckland University in 1971 to their demise in 1984, when Neil Finn walked away.