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Boogeyman

Boogeyman

Boogeyman

IMDb: 4.2
2005
89min

Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children’s nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to explain why his father abandoned his family?

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Bombshell, the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Bombshell, the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Bombshell, the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

IMDb: 5.8
2016
90min

How the tragic death of one man triggered a David and Goliath battle between two Allies that echoed around the world and became the catalyst to end nuclear testing in the Pacific.

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Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark

IMDb: 6.8
2007
87min

The New Zealand made “Eagle vs Shark” is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. Love blossoms for Lily over double Meaty Boy burgers at mid-day when uber-computer nerd Jarrod comes in and leaves with free extra large fries. After gatecrashing Jarrod’s party and proving her skills on the game console, Lily goes down to Jarrod’s home town with him so he can settle an old score with a past school bully.

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Nancy Wake, the White Mouse

Nancy Wake, the White Mouse

Nancy Wake, the White Mouse

IMDb: 5.5
2014
69min

The thrilling true story of a NZ-born heroine who became the Gestapo’s most wanted woman in WWII. This showcase documentary-drama follows Nancy Wake’s remarkable life.

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Blood Lust

Blood Lust

Blood Lust

IMDb: 2.7
2016
74min

It focuses on two friends, one of whom pursues a relationship with a mysterious woman who part owns a guest house and who he has been dating online. Problems occur when guests at the isolated guest house begin to disappear and the guys discover the truth about the woman and her monstrous sisters and how they must escape from a mysterious island if they want to survive beyond dawn.

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The Last Saint

The Last Saint

The Last Saint

IMDb: 5.5
2014
111min

Minka is a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of the city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to going completely off the rails, three people enter his life – each with a promise – each with the power to destroy.

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Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Whale Rider

IMDb: 7.6
2002
101min

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

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Hard Rain

Hard Rain

Hard Rain

IMDb: 5.8
1998
97min

Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is “a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride” filled with close calls, uncertain loyalties and heart-stopping heroics.

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The Frighteners

The Frighteners

The Frighteners

IMDb: 7.1
1996
110min

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his “special” gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

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Riverworld

Riverworld

Riverworld

IMDb: 5.2
2003
86min

A movie for the Sci Fi Channel based on the book series by Philip José Farmer. The location is Riverworld, a mysterious and treacherous land where every human who died between the years 99,000 BC and 2,200 AD has been resurrected on the banks of a huge river.

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The Dead Room

The Dead Room

The Dead Room

IMDb: 4.8
2015
80min

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 a powerful spirit that will protect the house’s secrets at all costs.

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Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

IMDb: 7.9
1994
99min

A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.

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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

IMDb: 6.7
2009
136min

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family — and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.

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The Piano

The Piano

The Piano

IMDb: 7.6
1993
121min

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

IMDb: 6.6
2009
92min

A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the king’s enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.

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Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

IMDb: 5.4
2012
91min

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

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Second Honeymoon

Second Honeymoon

Second Honeymoon

IMDb: 5.2
2001
120min

A couple, secretly on the verge of announcing plans to divorce, reluctantly depart for a second honeymoon after their family surprises them with a tropical trip as a gift for their 20th wedding anniversary.

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Contract Killers

Contract Killers

Contract Killers

IMDb: 3.7
2014
95min

Cavalier contract killer Lee-Seng (Rob Young) flees his vengeful employer and a ruthless assassin (James Trevena-Brown) after failing to eliminate a team of vigilantes intent on ridding their city of drug dealers. Meanwhile, as the bullets start to fly, Lee-Seng searches for the truth about his mission while protecting a gorgeous woman (Renee Cataldo) who has gotten caught in the crossfire.

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The ABCs of Death

The ABCs of Death

The ABCs of Death

IMDb: 4.7
2012
123min

An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC’s OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror.

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ABCs of Death 2

ABCs of Death 2

ABCs of Death 2

IMDb: 5.4
2014
125min

Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

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What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

IMDb: 7.0
1998
113min

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.

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The Cure

The Cure

The Cure

IMDb: 3.5
2014
89min

When a young female scientist discovers that the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer years earlier, she attempts to release it to the world. Knowing that they make more money from chemotherapy drugs than the cure, the company does everything it can to stop her.

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Sione’s Wedding

Sione’s Wedding

Sione’s Wedding

IMDb: 6.4
2006
97min

Meet best friends Michael, Albert, Stanley and Sefa; the ladies’ man, the good boy, the weird one and the party boy. They’re staring down the barrel of their thirtieth birthdays, but still act as if they’re sixteen; they get drunk, they chase the wrong women and they have a remarkable record of misbehaving and causing chaos at every wedding they attend. But now Michael’s younger brother Sione is getting married, and everything is about to change. Sione is their boy, the kid they used to look after, who grew up while they were still partying. And to ensure his big day isn’t spoiled by his boys and their idiot antics, Sione has issued an ultimatum; the guys all have to bring dates to the wedding. And not just any dates; real girlfriends, someone they’ve made a commitment to. They have one month. So just how hard can it be to get a date for your best boy’s wedding?

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Dead Alive

Dead Alive

Dead Alive

IMDb: 7.5
1992
104min

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove’s mother, she’s transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.

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The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

IMDb: 7.2
2016
133min

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

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Boy

Boy

Boy

IMDb: 7.5
2010
87min

It’s 1984, and Michael Jackson is king – even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy’s father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters.

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The Warrior’s Way

The Warrior’s Way

The Warrior’s Way

IMDb: 6.3
2010
100min

An Asian assassin (Dong-gun Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.

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Zenon: The Zequel

Zenon: The Zequel

Zenon: The Zequel

IMDb: 6.0
2001
100min

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 from aliens who have come to help them.

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The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

IMDb: 7.5
2014
124min

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, himself.

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Mr. Pip

Mr. Pip

Mr. Pip

IMDb: 7.2
2012
116min

As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper mine in the South Pacific tore the island of Bougainville apart. The reclusive “Popeye” (Hugh Laurie) offers the children in fourteen-year-old Matilda’s tiny village an escape with Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. But on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences.

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In My Father’s Den

In My Father’s Den

In My Father’s Den

IMDb: 7.6
2004
126min

Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her small-town existence. But many, including the members of both their families (Otto, Moy), frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.

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The Devil’s Rock

The Devil’s Rock

The Devil’s Rock

IMDb: 5.7
2011
83min

Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day, two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

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Last of the Living

Last of the Living

Last of the Living

IMDb: 4.7
2009
88min

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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The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian

IMDb: 7.8
2005
127min

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle — a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

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Ready to Run

Ready to Run

Ready to Run

IMDb: 5.5
2000
88min

A 14-year-old girl who works at a racetrack trains a talking racehorse with issues, transforming him into a winner.

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Born to Dance

Born to Dance

Born to Dance

IMDb: 5.7
2015
96min

Coming of age tale told through the eyes of ‘Tu’, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.

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The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

IMDb: 6.8
1985
91min

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

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Without a Paddle

Without a Paddle

Without a Paddle

IMDb: 5.9
2004
95min

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter.

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You Wish!

You Wish!

You Wish!

IMDb: 6.3
2003
100min

Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can’t get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are outsiders at school; and he is constantly benched on his football team. Then Stevie receives a lucky coin from a strange old man, a coin which he gives to Alex, telling him to make a wish. The next day, Alex gets everything he ever wished for – Stevie is gone (in fact, he is the star of his own TV show, and his family don’t even know him); Alex dates the most popular girl at school; he is one of the most popular kids himself; and he is the star of the football team. At first he enjoys his new life, only to later find out that everything that was great in his original life now is gone.

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Ghost Bride

Ghost Bride

Ghost Bride

IMDb: 3.4
2013
82min

Ghost Bride tells the story of Jason Chen – a young chinese immigrant in New Zealand who keeps his love for Kiwi girl Skye secret from his disapproving mother Alice. Things quickly unravel as his mother introduces him to Madam Yin, a matchmaker who has a very special bride in mind for Jason – the mysterious and silent May Ling.

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