New Zealand Cinema

** Last updated 24/01/21, please let me know what im missing **
Initially, this list was a combination of other users Kiwi cinema lists but i have heavily filtered them based on criteria. I've included credits for those lists below. From there I've added a lot and added through TMDB. There wasn't anything on letterboxd of films that were kiwi by culture. Prior lists had things like LOTR and other films that were either filmed here or NZFC funded.

I'll be using this as a starting point to continue to add new and old NZ films to this list.

The original list has been heavily edited based on the following criteria:
- Set in NZ, not just filmed here
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  • Cousins
  • Coming Home in the Dark
  • Dawn Raid
  • The Justice of Bunny King
  • SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out
  • The Man on the Island
  • Flamingo
  • Reunion
  • Dead
  • Baby Done
  • Lowdown Dirty Criminals
  • The Turn of the Screw
  • The Girl on the Bridge
  • Rūrangi
  • This Town
  • The Legend of Baron To'a
  • Savage
  • Ablaze
  • Runaway Millionaires
  • Dan Carter: A Perfect 10
  • Take Home Pay
  • Herbs: Songs of Freedom
  • Births, Deaths & Marriages
  • By the Balls
  • A Seat at the Table
  • Bellbird
  • Status Pending
  • Brown Boys
  • Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story
  • Daffodils
  • The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps
  • 220 Miles
  • Hang Time
  • For My Father's Kingdom
  • Vai
  • The Object Lesson
  • Alien Addiction
  • Vermilion
  • Portrait of a Knight
  • Born Racer
  • Blue Moon
  • Celia
  • Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
  • She Shears
  • Angie
  • The Heart Dances – the journey of The Piano: the ballet
  • Bludgeon
  • In Dark Places
  • Māui's Hook
  • Mega Time Squad
  • In a Flash
  • Meat
  • Stray
  • Yellow Is Forbidden
  • Stan
  • The Breaker Upperers
  • Broken
  • Hibiscus & Ruthless
  • Kiwi Christmas
  • Spookers
  • No Ordinary Sheila
  • The Changeover
  • Seven Rivers Walking - Haere Mārire
  • Human Traces
  • Swagger of Thieves
  • Waru
  • Bill Direen: A Memory of Others
  • Catching the Black Widow
  • Kobi
  • Top of the Lake: China Girl
  • Resolve
  • The Dance Exponents: Why Does Love?
  • 100 Men
  • My Year with Helen
  • McLaren
  • Wilbur: The King in the Ring
  • Pecking Order
  • Beyond The Battalion
  • Gary of the Pacific
  • West of Eden
  • The Inland Road
  • One Thousand Ropes
  • Pork Pie
  • Beyond the Known World
  • The Catch
  • Pike River
  • Jean
  • Bombshell
  • Chasing Great
  • Le Ride
  • Chronesthesia
  • The Rehearsal
  • Poi E: The Story of Our Song
  • On An Unknown Beach
  • Baseball
  • The Great Maiden's Blush
  • Mahana
  • This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy
  • Three Wise Cousins
  • Tickled