Best new New-Zealand Movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Peter Jackson is from New Zealand. But what else do you know about New Zealand cinema? In case you’re curious; we made a list of the best recent Kiwi movies.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best New-Zealand movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Leanne Pooley, James Napier Robertson & Jemaine Clement New Zealand's biggest directors?

New-Zealand movies2017
Popular actors Tainui Tukiwaho, Andrew Grainger & Chelsie Preston Crayford
Trending movies25 April, The Dark Horse & Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2017 anticipated releases to watch

Best New-Zealand movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated New-Zealand movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (22-01-2016, 101 minutes)
  2. Veteran actor Sam Neill teams up with brilliant newcomer Julian Dennison in this very original buddy movie about a grumpy ex-convict and a juvenile delinquent hiding in the New Zeeland bush for an evil Child Care Officer. Beautifully shot and darkly comical, this little gem reminded us of Wes Anderson's best work.
    StarringSam Neill, Julian Dennison & Rima Te Wiata
    DirectorTaika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows )
    Themesforest, friendship, nature, adventure, comedy,
    CountryNew Zealand
    Keywordshilarious, unpredictable,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Mahana (03-03-2016, 103 minutes)
  4. Director Lee Tamahori (Once We Warriors) returns to his native New Zealand with this great drama film about two rivaling shepherd families in the 1960's. Based on the 1994 novel 'Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies' by Witi Ihimaera, who wrote the classic 'The Whale Rider'.
    StarringTemuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe & Nancy Brunning |
    DirectorLee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors & Die Another Day)
    Themesfamilies, relationships, drama, historical,
    CountryNew Zealand
    Keywordsdramatic, interesting,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. The Dark Horse (11-12-2015, 124 minutes)
    StarringCliff Curtis, James Rolleston & Kirk Torrance
    DirectorJames Napier Robertson (Power Rangers DinoThunder, The Tribe & I'm Not Harry Jenson. )
    CountryNew Zealand
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. What We Do in the Shadows (13-02-2015, 86 minutes)
    Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi & Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
    DirectorJemaine Clement & Taika Waititi (Rio, Rio 2 & Men in Black 3)
    CountryNew Zealand United States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. The Dead Lands (30-10-2014, 107 minutes)
    Starring James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare & Te Kohe Tuhaka
    DirectorToa Fraser (Naming Number Two, My Talks with Dean Spanley & Giselle )
    CountryNew Zealand United Kingdom
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. The Weight of Elephants (06-06-2013, 83 minutes)
    StarringDemos Murphy, Angelina Cottrell & Catherine Wilkin
    DirectorDaniel Borgman (Manden og mågen, Behaviour & Lars and Peter)
    CountryDenmark Germany New Zealand Sweden
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. Boy (25-03-2010, 87 minutes)
    StarringJames Rolleston, Taika Waititi & Moerangi Tihore
    DirectorTaika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Eagle vs Shark & Green Lantern)
    CountryNew Zealand
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New New-Zealand movies out now

Best recent & upcoming New-Zealand movies with release dates.

The Dead Room by Jason Stutter
Release date31-10-2015
CountryNew Zealand
Starring Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas & Laura Petersen
Previous releasesPredicament, Tongan Ninja & Diagnosis: Death
Associated with horror, thriller,

25 April (2015, minutes))
DirectorLeanne Pooley (Beyond the Edge, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls & Haunting Douglas )
Starring Tainui Tukiwaho, Andrew Grainger & Chelsie Preston Crayford
CountryNew Zealand
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix