New Zealand films

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  1. 140 Days Under the World

    140 Days Under the World (1964)

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    140 Days Under the World is a 1964 New Zealand short documentary film about Antarctica. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.


  2. 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

    50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)

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    50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is a 2005 New Zealand drama film directed by noted gay director Stewart Main and starring Jay Collins and Andrew Patterson. It is based on a novel by Graeme Aitken. The film opened in 2005 to negative reviews and had little success at the New Zealand box office. In spite of this, the film did however win the Special Jury Award at Italy's Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 2005.


  3. A Soldier's Tale

    A Soldier's Tale (1988)

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    A Soldier's Tale is a 1988 romantic drama film directed and produced by Larry Parr, starring Gabriel Byrne and Marianne Basler. It is based on a novel by M. K. Joseph.


  4. Aberration

    Aberration (1997)

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    Aberration is a 1997 film directed by Tim Boxell. It was set in the United States and shot in New Zealand, and stars Pamela Gidley as a woman who moves to her old childhood cabin in the woods, only to discover that it is overrun by a pack of murderous lizard-like creatures.


  5. Absent Without Leave

    Absent Without Leave (1992)

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    Absent Without Leave is a 1992 New Zealand drama film directed by John Laing. It was entered into the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.


  6. After the Waterfall

    After the Waterfall (2010)

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    After the Waterfall is a 2010 New Zealand drama film based on the novel The Paraffin Child. The film was the first starring role in a feature film for Antony Starr, known for his roles in Outrageous Fortune and was the first feature film directed by Simone Horrocks. It was released theatrically in New Zealand on 4 November 2010.


  7. Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence

    Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence (1992)

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    The Sound and the Silence is a 1992 TV movie directed by John Kent Harrison, starring John Bach as Alexander Graham Bell.


  8. Among the Cinders

    Among the Cinders (1983)

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    Among the Cinders is a 1983 New Zealand drama film directed by Rolf Hädrich and starring Paul O'Shea, Amanda Jones Derek Hardwick and Yvonne Lawley. It is based on the 1965 novel of the same name by New Zealand author Maurice Shadbolt. After a hunting accident in which his friend is killed (for which he blames himself) a boy runs away from home and goes to live with his grandparents, where he matures into a man.


  9. An Angel at My Table

    An Angel at My Table (1990)

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    An Angel at My Table is a 1990 New Zealand-Australian-British film directed by Jane Campion. The film is based on Janet Frame's three autobiographies, To the Is-Land (1982), An Angel at My Table (1984), and The Envoy from Mirror City (1984). The film was very well received, winning multiple awards including at the New Zealand Film and Television awards, the Toronto International Film Festival and received second prize at the Venice Film Festival.


  10. As Dreams Are Made On

    As Dreams Are Made On (2004)

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    As Dreams Are Made On is a short film, written and directed by Gabriel Reid.


  11. Bad Blood

    Bad Blood (1981)

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    Bad Blood is a 1982 British-New Zealand thriller film set in the small West Coast town of Koiterangi (now Kowhitirangi), during World War II, and is based on the factual manhunt for mass-murderer Stanley Graham. The film was directed by English director Mike Newell who went on to direct Four Weddings and a Funeral. Much of the film was shot at the original locations. The script was based upon Manhunt: The Story of Stanley Graham, by H. A. Willis (Whitcoulls, 1979) and adapted by NZ-born Andrew Brown.


  12. Bad Taste

    Bad Taste (1987)

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    Bad Taste is a 1987 splatter horror comedy film directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring Peter Jackson, who also made most of the makeup and special effects. Produced on a low budget, it is Jackson's first feature film. Jackson and friends take on most of the key roles, both on and off-screen. The plotline sees aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro to harvest humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise, where they face off against a four-man paramilitary force, of which at least one member appears to have gone insane. It was a film that provided Jackson with the necessary leverage needed to advance in the industry.


  13. Battletruck

    Battletruck (1982)

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    Battletruck (also known as Warlords of the 21st Century in New Zealand and Destructors in Italy) is a 1982 New Zealand science fiction film directed by Harley Cokeliss (credited under his birth name Harley Cokliss) and starring Michael Beck.


  14. Beyond Reasonable Doubt

    Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1980)

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    Beyond Reasonable Doubt is a 1982 New Zealand docu-drama feature film about the conviction of Arthur Allan Thomas, later pardoned, for the murder of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe in 1970 after spending 9 years in prison.


  15. Beyond the Edge

    Beyond the Edge (2013)

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    Beyond the Edge is a 2013 New Zealand 3D docudrama about Sir Edmund Hillary's historical ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. As well as featuring dramatised recreations shot on location on Everest and in New Zealand, the film includes original footage and photographs from what was then, the ninth British expedition to the mountain.


  16. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep (2006)

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    Black Sheep is a New Zealand made comedy horror film written and directed by Jonathan King. The film's "splatstick"-style was inspired by New Zealand director Peter Jackson's movies like Braindead and Bad Taste.


  17. Boy

    Boy (2010)

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    Boy is a 2010 New Zealand coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi and financed by the New Zealand Film Commission. In New Zealand, the film eclipsed previous records for a first week's box office takings for a local production. Boy went on to become the highest grossing New Zealand film at the local box office.


  18. Bread & Roses

    Bread & Roses (1994)

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    Bread and Roses is a 1994 biographical film showing significant episodes in the political life of socialist and feminist Sonja Davies, based on her autobiography of the same name. She is portrayed from her early years to her election to the Nelson Hospital Board. Made as a Suffrage Year tribute to the women of New Zealand. Helen Martin says the film is fascinating as a social history, showing her empathy with working class women. The film was shown on television in four episodes in October 1993.


  19. Bride Flight

    Bride Flight (2008)

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    Bride Flight is a 2008 film about three women and one man from the Netherlands, who all start new lives in New Zealand. It starts with the victory of the KLM flight in the 1953 London to Christchurch air race. It was directed by Ben Sombogaart and stars Rutger Hauer, Elise Schaap, Anna Drijver, Karina Smulders, Waldemar Torenstra and Rawiri Paratene. The film premièred in 2008, with the first release in Belgium. The Dutch singer Ilse DeLange wrote and sang the title song for the movie: "Miracle".


  20. Bridge to Nowhere

    Bridge to Nowhere (1986)

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    Bridge to Nowhere is a 1986 movie directed and co-written by Ian Mune, and produced by Larry Parr.


  21. Broken Barrier

    Broken Barrier (1952)

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    Broken Barrier is a 1952 New Zealand film. It was directed and produced by John O'Shea (director) and Roger Mirams, and written by O'Shea. It starred Kay Ngarimu and Terence Bayler, and also featured Myra Hapi Smith, Bill Merito and George Ormond.


  22. Broken English

    Broken English (1996)

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    Broken English is a 1996 romantic drama film made in New Zealand. Directed by Gregor Nicholas, it stars Aleksandra Vujčić Julian Arahanga, Marton Csokas, and Rade Šerbedžija.


  23. Butterfly Crush

    Butterfly Crush (2010)

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    Butterfly Crush is a 2010 film, written and directed by New Zealand filmmaker Alan Clay. The film is adapted from his novel Dance Sisters. The story is about a female song and dance duo who threaten to self-destruct on the brink of fame. The girls are up for the Australasian Song Awards, but their chance at success is jeopardised when Eva gets involved with a Kings Cross cult, the Dreamguides, and Moana must risk everything to save her.


  24. Came a Hot Friday

    Came a Hot Friday (1985)

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    Came a Hot Friday is a 1985 New Zealand made comedy film starring some of New Zealand's best-known actors and comedians, based on the 1964 novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson.


  25. Channelling Baby

    Channelling Baby (2000)

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    Channelling Baby is a 1999 New Zealand film starring several of the country's well known actors as well as up and coming actress Amber Sainsbury.


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