Last updated April 22, 2021
This fact-based drama stars Anthony Hopkins as quirky New Zealander Burt Munro, a 67-year-old grandfather who flies across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break into the record books on his customized Indian Scout motorcycle.
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At a visiting swami's lecture, Edwardian gentleman Fisk (Jeremy Northam) meets his district's strange new clergyman, Dean Spanley (Sam Neill). The dean is a firm believer in reincarnation, which he expounds upon freely when drinking a particular Hungarian wine. Curious, Fisk delivers a case of the stuff to the dean, regaling in the man's stories about his previous life as a dog. Peter O'Toole co-stars in this offbeat British comedy.
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In this tropical drama, a baby boy washes up on a Pacific island and is at first embraced, then reviled by the superstitious local population. Given the name Tama, the boy eventually sails away and becomes the ward of legendary trader Johnny Lingo.
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Filmed in his native New Zealand, this comedy from writer-director Taika Waititi follows 11-year-old Boy and his younger brother, Rocky, whose rich fantasy lives are stopped cold when their father returns home after years away. Although Boy has imagined that his father is a dashing, accomplished hero who is related to Michael Jackson, in reality he is a failed gangster seeking to restore his family's faith in him.
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Fugitive Asian assassin Yang journeys from the Far East to the Wild West, where he holes up in a tiny town in the American badlands. There, he meets local drunk and ex-fighter Ron, as well as a beautiful circus knife thrower with a dark secret.
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After his father dies, 12-year-old Ben carries on his dad's memory by making a soapbox racer as the two of them had planned. With the help of his rag-tag group of friends, Ben secretly enters the local soapbox derby -- against his mother's wishes.
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Blending humor and horror, director Peter Jackson's outlandish tale centers on shady psychic detective Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox), who uses his ability to communicate with the dead to boost his business. But when a sinister spirit is unleashed and members of the community are mysteriously killed, the P.I. -- with the help of a comely widow (Trini Alvarado) -- must use his powers to get to the bottom of the supernatural slayings.
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Holly Hunter stars as Ada McGrath, a mute but strong-willed 19th-century Scottish expatriate who arrives in New Zealand with her daughter (Anna Paquin) and her beloved piano in tow. Although betrothed to a landowner (Sam Neill), she's pulled into an affair with a laborer (Harvey Keitel). Hunter and Paquin both won Oscars for their performances in this haunting drama from writer-director Jane Campion.
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In this sequel to Once Were Warriors, the Heke family continues to face violence and heartbreak. Jake struggles to keep Sonny from exacting revenge after Nig is murdered in a gang fight.
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Set in 1950s New Zealand, this chilling true-life drama follows two inseparable teenage girls who retreat to a bizarre imaginary world, until their obsessive friendship invites parental opposition that ultimately begets blood.
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This energetic documentary follows Neil Finn of Crowded House as he organizes a series of charity concerts and the recording -- in three weeks -- of an album of original songs featuring KT Tunstall, Lisa Germano and members of Radiohead and Wilco.
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Trace the fascinating lives of New Zealand's provocative music and comedy duo Jools and Linda Topp through this enjoyable documentary, which details the lesbian twins' rural upbringing, political activism and immense popularity at home and abroad. Featuring hilarious interviews with several of the sisters' most outrageous alter egos, this joyous celebration also includes brilliant insights into New Zealand's history.
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This lighthearted comedy follows Michael, Albert, Stanley and Sefa, four thirtysomething friends who refuse to grow up. Notorious for crashing weddings, they've all been banned from Michael's little brother's wedding unless they straighten up and bring respectable dates -- which is easier said than done. With this coming-of-age story, director Chris Graham reveals a side of New Zealand's Polynesian culture that is rarely seen.
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After kidnapping a spirited Englishwoman and planning to have his way with her, a Wild West outlaw with performance issues seeks remedies for his impotence from Chinese and Indian healers while the two run from a posse on their tail.
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When two New Zealand commandos travel to the Channel Islands to sabotage a Nazi fortress on the eve of D Day, they discover a ferocious shapeshifting demon the Germans plan to unleash -- and must fight the supernatural devil for their lives!
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When teen Beth Connolly moves to Reservoir Hill after her parents split up, she notices that everyone is staring at her, and she has no idea why. But soon she learns she's the spitting image of a girl who disappeared a few months earlier.
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Lily (Loren Horsley) is reserved and awkward, while Jarrod (Jemaine Clement) is an introspective oddball who's blind to Lily's affection for him -- until a celebration mixed with a strange plan to exact revenge on Jarrod's high school foe brings the two misfits together. Oscar-nominated director Taika Cohen also penned this offbeat romantic comedy co-starring Joel Tobeck as Lily's brother and sounding board.
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Contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft's passionate attempt to adopt Sudanese twins Madit and Mongor Akot is the focus of this documentary. As Beecroft works tirelessly to fulfill her dream of adoption, she places her marriage and her career at risk. Known for pushing boundaries through her art, Beecroft wants to be the first foreigner to legally take South Sudanese children out of the country, an action certain to have far-reaching implications.
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