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Movies and TV dramas filmed on location in New Zealand.


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Movie: Mulan ( 2020 )
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ( 2001 )
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ( 2002 )
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ( 2003 )
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ( 2012 )
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
Movie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ( 2013 )
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ( 2014 )
Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
Movie: The Piano ( 1993 )
A mute woman is sent to 1850s 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.
Movie: Vigil ( 1986 )
A lonely girl living on an isolated, mist-cloaked farm is confronted with the changes wrought by a stranger that arrives.
Movie: The World's Fastest Indian ( 2005 )
The story of New Zealander Burt Munro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Movie: Hunt for the Wilderpeople ( 2016 )
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Movie: Once Were Warriors ( 1994 )
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.
Movie: Whale Rider ( 2003 )
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Movie: Guns Akimbo ( 2020 )
A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers.
Movie: Jojo Rabbit ( 2019 )
A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
Movie: Mortal Engines ( 2018 )
In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.
Movie: Brown Boys ( 2019 )
A coming-of-age film about six Samoan men growing up in South Auckland, New Zealand.
Movie: Bellbird ( 2019 )
In the wake of the loss of his beloved wife, a rural community rallies around a farmer to help him deal with his grief.
Movie: Take Home Pay ( 2019 )
Two brothers; Alama and Popo, arrive for the first time in NZ as Seasonal Workers, making plenty of money to take back home to their family in Samoa. But things take a turn for the worst when Popo steals Alamas' money and runs away. Alama is determined not to return home empty handed, but the only relative that answers his call for help is Bob Titilo; an aspiring private investigator in his 40s. Alama begins to doubt his decision when Bob's unconventional methods take them on a wild goose chase. This New Action Comedy is brought to you by the Makers of hit Comedies; Three Wise Cousins and Hibiscus and Ruthless.
Movie: Mega Time Squad ( 2018 )
John steals money and a bracelet/temporal dislocator from a Chinese antiques shop. Fleeing, he triggers the device and goes minutes back in time. The time travels result in new Johns and they form the Mega Time Squad.
Movie: The Breaker Upperers ( 2018 )
For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.
Movie: The Changeover ( 2017 )
Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who threatens her family.
Movie: Pork Pie ( 2017 )
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.
Movie: Orphans & Kingdoms ( 2016 )
One night. One house. One Island. Everything changes for a lonely man and three delinquent kids.
TV Show: The Dead Lands ( 2020 )
Dishonoured warrior, Waka Nuku Rau, dies, but the Ancestors in the Afterlife send him back to the world to find redemption and honour. There, in the world of the living, he's aided by Mehe, a young woman determined to make sure he does, and together they discover the world has been disrupted by forces not of the living world. Someone, or something, is preventing the Dead from entering the Afterlife and now the Dead are thrown back into their decaying bodies to hunt the living. Waka and Mehe go on a long journey to discover who created the rift between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
Movie: The Dark Horse ( 2014 )
A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
TV Show: One Lane Bridge ( 2020 )
One Lane Bridge is a crime drama with a dark supernatural edge steeped in Māori spirituality. Set against the brooding landscape of Queenstown, the TVNZ series follows an ambitious young detective whose unique gift of matakite (second sight) both helps and hinders his ability to solve a murder.
TV Show: Reckoning ( 2019 )
Reckoning explores the darkest corners of the human psyche through the eyes of two fathers, one of whom is a serial killer. Mike and Leo try to do what's best for the people they love and the families they protect. But as both struggle to suppress their inner demons, the murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their quiet, suburban community.
TV Show: Wellington Paranormal ( 2018 )
Wellington Paranormal follows What We Do in the Shadows' police unit members Mike Minogue and Karen O'Leary, as they hunt out ghosts, werewolves and demonic possessions.
TV Show: The Luminaries ( 2020 )
The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?
TV Show: Reservoir Hill ( 2009 )
Uprooted from her home life in rural Ruakowhai, Beth Connolly is forced to move to a strange new suburb when her parents separate. Starting in a new town, in a new school, is a daunting process - especially when the place is filled with freaks who keep inexplicably staring at her. Scared and lonely, she needs the support of her mates to help her figure out what's going on.What set Reservoir Hill apart was the level to which audience members could interact with the story. Viewers played the role of Beth's friends. They were able to drive the story forward with the ability to SMS text advice to Beth when she gets into a sticky situation. At the end of each episode, viewers then had the opportunity to text Beth via their cell phones or the website itself and then (thanks to some very clever technology) actually watch her receive their personal message – in the actual movie – seconds later within a bonus scene.
Movie: Eternity ( 2013 )
In the near future police detective, Richard Manning, is investigating the most difficult case of his career - the seemingly impossible locked room murder of a wealthy property investor. The more Richard investigates, the more complex the case seems to become. He soon realizes his own future and survival depend on him solving everything - and quickly.
Movie: White Lies ( 2013 )
White Lies is a story about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca's position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.
Movie: Tracker ( 2011 )
An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his fugitive, only to learn that he's innocent of the crime. When faced with the life changing decision to turn him in or set him free only one man will walk away alive.
Movie: King Kong ( 2005 )
A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.
TV Show: The Brokenwood Mysteries ( 2014 )
The Brokenwood Mysteries is set in a seemingly quiet New Zealand country town where the town's newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Movie: The Frighteners ( 1996 )
After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Movie: Boy ( 2010 )
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.
Movie: 6 Days ( 2017 )
In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen.
Movie: Shackleton's Captain ( 2012 )
Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antarctica. When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley's seamanship and navigational skills saves them all.
Movie: Eagle vs Shark ( 2007 )
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.
TV Show: 800 Words ( 2015 )
A recently widowed father, quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside town. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids who just lost their mum, and now face an even more uncertain future. But the colourful and inquisitive locals ensure his dream of a fresh start does not go to plan.
TV Show: Outrageous Fortune ( 2005 )
The Wests are a one-family crime wave with a proud tradition in thievery, larceny and petty crime, until now. When patriarch Wolfgang West is sentenced to four years in jail, his wife Cheryl decides enough is enough; the family are cleaning up their act and going straight. Can the Wests live up to Cheryl's resolve and stay out of crime? It's not easy to be a saint when you have the DNA of a sinner.
Movie: The Water Horse ( 2007 )
A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Movie: The Warrior's Way ( 2010 )
A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.
TV Show: The Almighty Johnsons ( 2011 )
The Almighty Johnsons is a South Pacific Pictures comedy-drama series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. They even have their own super-god-powers. Sort of - it's just that their powers aren't actually all that powerful. Well, not yet - but that could all change soon.
Movie: An Angel at My Table ( 1990 )
In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education as a teacher but since she is considered abnormal she stays at a mental institution for eight years. Success comes when she starts to write novels.
Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine ( 2009 )
The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.
Movie: Mauri ( 1988 )
Movie: The Last Samurai ( 2003 )
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Movie: Black Sheep ( 2007 )
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
Movie: Vertical Limit ( 2000 )
A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.
Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ( 2005 )
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ( 2008 )
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ( 2010 )
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Movie: Without a Paddle ( 2004 )
After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.
Movie: Mission: Impossible - Fallout ( 2018 )
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Movie: The Bounty ( 1984 )
Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.
Movie: Avatar ( 2009 )
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Movie: Ghost in the Shell ( 2017 )
In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Movie: Pete's Dragon ( 2016 )
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Movie: Mr. Pip ( 2013 )
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.
Movie: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D ( 2013 )
See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.
Movie: The Lovely Bones ( 2009 )
Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Movie: Bridge to Terabithia ( 2007 )
A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.
Movie: Evil Dead ( 2013 )
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Movie: Goodbye Pork Pie ( 1981 )
Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no transport and needs a ride. Together with the little mini that Gerry names "Pork Pie", they hit the road to travel the length of the country. Their high speed exploits earn them the name "the Blondini gang". The police, however take a dim view of this and make it their mission in life to stop the Blondini boys from reaching their destination.
TV Show: Top of the Lake ( 2013 )
A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases in Jane Campion's mystery drama.
Movie: Perfect Strangers ( 2003 )
A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.
Movie: A Wrinkle in Time ( 2018 )
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Movie: Rampage ( 2018 )
When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.
Movie: Megan ( 2018 )
When a young Scientist becomes entangled in a military mission to deliver the only antidote that will save mankind, she finds herself not only fighting for survival but also being confronted by demons from her past.
Movie: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai ( 2000 )
A poor singer, Rohit, and the daughter of a very rich man, Sonia, fall in love. While on a cruise ship, they get separated from the rest of their party and end up on a deserted island. They live happily here for a few days until they are rescued. Sonia's friends help Rohit to make a name for himself so that they can get married. But before he reaches this goal, he meets an untimely death. Sonia's father sends her to live with her cousins in New Zealand to get over her heartbreak. In New Zealand she meets Raj Chopra who looks exactly like Rohit.
Movie: Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon ( 2003 )
The Kapoor family are very rich Indians who live in India and want their eldest daughter, a girl named Sanjana, to get married to an American-Indian businessman named Prem. Prem is welcomed, and after a few misunderstandings, both Sanjana and Prem fall in love with each other. Then chaos descends upon the Kapoor family when they find out that the boy named Prem is a fake, and that the real Prem was delayed and is now reaching India. How will this news affect Sanjana, who has given her heart to the fake Prem?
Movie: Players ( 2012 )
Two thieves, a magician, a computer hacker, a wannabe actor and a explosives expert plan a robbery to fulfill the dream of Victor Braganza. Will they be successful or will destiny have something different for them?
Movie: Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein ( 2002 )
Two feuding neighboring families are brought together to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Vishnupratap Singh (Vikram Gokhale) and his wife (Farida Jalal), much to the dislike of Rudra Pratap (Sharad Kapoor). During this get together Abhayendra Singh (Fardeen Khan) falls in love with Mangala Solanki (Richa Pallod). Abhayendra comes to know of the background of the two families' feud, and makes attempts to reconcile the two families - with disasterous results.
Movie: I Hate Luv Storys ( 2010 )
Born from a Gujarati mother and a Punjabi father, Mumbai-based Bollywood Art Director, Simran, is in love with her childhood sweetheart, Raj Dholakia, who is also her mother's choice. Then her employer, Veer Kapoor, assigns a slacker-Casanova, Jay Dhingra, to work as her subordinate. Jay turns on his charm - albeit in vain - and almost gets fired. Both eventually patch-up and get engrossed in the making of a movie 'Pyar Pyar Pyar'. During the filming, Simran admits that she has fallen in love with him, and even breaks up with Raj, but Jay rejects her. Heartbroken, she returns to Raj - who welcomes her back, and they are all set to wed. It is then Jay realizes that he may be in love, and wants to meet and apologize to her.
Movie: Love Has No Language ( 2008 )
Movie: 10,000 BC ( 2008 )
In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who becomes with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.
Movie: The Power of the Dog ( 2014 )
Movie: The Insatiable Moon ( 2011 )
When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.
Movie: Black Christmas ( 2019 )
A group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.
Movie: The Legend of Zorro ( 2005 )
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), to take action.
Movie: Falling Inn Love ( 2019 )
When city girl Gabriela spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn, she teams up with bighearted contractor Jake Taylor to fix and flip it.
Movie: Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior ( 2006 )
A Californian teenager learns that she is the reincarnation of a legendary female warrior destined to protect the world.
Movie: Northern Lights: A Journey to Love ( 2017 )
A young boy travels to Alaska to visit his estranged father at the same time as a young woman also travels to Alaska to find her estranged mother.
Movie: Never Say Die ( 1988 )
A young couple are mysteriously pursued by people with increasingly elaborate attempts to kill them; they narrowly escape death repeatedly via a series of car chases and shoot-outs.
Movie: Fly Away Home ( 1996 )
A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.
Movie: River Queen ( 2006 )
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.
Movie: White Water Summer ( 1987 )
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.
Movie: Emperor ( 2013 )
As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Movie: District 9 ( 2009 )
An extraterrestrial race, forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth, suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Movie: Bridge to Nowhere ( 1986 )
Kids on an outing in the forest come up against a mysterious hermit who lives on the other side of a bridge, and he is definitely not happy to see them.
Movie: The Light Between Oceans ( 2016 )
A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.
Movie: Smash Palace ( 1982 )
Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another man, he takes his daughter, Georgie and heads for the bush, desperately hoping to hold on to the only family he has left.
Movie: The Tattooist ( 2007 )
A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.
Movie: Predicament ( 2010 )
Coming of age crime comedy set in 1930's New Zealand. Adaptation of the Ronald Hugh Morrieson novel.
Movie: Alien: Covenant ( 2017 )
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
Movie: Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid ( 2004 )
A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.
Movie: Beyond the Edge ( 2013 )
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.
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