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Perfect Creature (2007)

The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Standring
CAST:  Dougray Scott  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Leo Gregory  •  Scott Wills

The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Standring
CAST:  Dougray Scott  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Leo Gregory  •  Scott Wills

Whale Rider (2003)

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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, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Cliff Curtis

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, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Cliff Curtis

Boy (2010)

Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan who lives on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu  •  Ei Kura Albert  •  Ngapaki Emery  •  Rajvinder Eria

Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan who lives on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu  •  Ei Kura Albert  •  Ngapaki Emery  •  Rajvinder Eria

White Lies (2013)

A medicine woman - a giver of life - is asked to hide a secret which may protect one life but which will destroy another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dana Rotberg
CAST:  Whirimako Black  •  Rachel House  •  Antonia Prebble  •  Nancy Brunning

A medicine woman - a giver of life - is asked to hide a secret which may protect one life but which will destroy another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dana Rotberg
CAST:  Whirimako Black  •  Rachel House  •  Antonia Prebble  •  Nancy Brunning

Fracture (2004)

A young solo mother loves her son and his needs are formost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother, even as her fundamentalist mother rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Parr
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Jared Turner  •  Tim Lee  •  Miranda Harcourt

A young solo mother loves her son and his needs are formost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother, even as her fundamentalist mother rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Parr
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Jared Turner  •  Tim Lee  •  Miranda Harcourt

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Loren Taylor  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Rachel House

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Loren Taylor  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Rachel House

The Dark Horse (2014)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Napier
CAST:  Cliff Curtis  •  James Rolleston  •  Kirk Torrance  •  Sia Trokenheim

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Napier
CAST:  Cliff Curtis  •  James Rolleston  •  Kirk Torrance  •  Sia Trokenheim

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of a powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Idris Elba

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of a powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Idris Elba

Moana (2016)

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Rachel House  •  Temuera Morrison

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Rachel House  •  Temuera Morrison

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julian Dennison  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Rachel House

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julian Dennison  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Rachel House

Team Darryl (2018)

Fresh off being unseated as the ruler of Sakaar, the Grandmaster makes his way to Earth to start a new life. It's been over a year since Thor left Australia and Darryl has been struggling to pay his rent. Now Darryl needs a new roommate to help make the monthly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Daley Pearson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Zach Campa  •  Chris Hemsworth

Fresh off being unseated as the ruler of Sakaar, the Grandmaster makes his way to Earth to start a new life. It's been over a year since Thor left Australia and Darryl has been struggling to pay his rent. Now Darryl needs a new roommate to help make the monthly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Daley Pearson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Zach Campa  •  Chris Hemsworth

Soul (2020)

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Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful audition at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tina Fey  •  Questlove  •  Phylicia Rashād

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful audition at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tina Fey  •  Questlove  •  Phylicia Rashād

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Bennett
CAST:  Annie Whittle  •  Rachel House  •  Cohen Holloway  •  Kahukura Retimana

In the wake of the loss of his beloved wife, a rural community rallies around a farmer to help him deal with his grief.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Bennett
CAST:  Annie Whittle  •  Rachel House  •  Cohen Holloway  •  Kahukura Retimana

Cradle (2016)

Eade is a fourteen year old girl who has spent her entire life on the spaceship Cradle. Eade and her dad are on the return journey to Earth when an explosion cripples the craft and seriously injures her father. As the clock counts down to self-destruction Cradle’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damon Duncan
CAST:  Jacqueline Joe  •  Matthew Sunderland  •  Rachel House  •  Sonya Wilson

Eade is a fourteen year old girl who has spent her entire life on the spaceship Cradle. Eade and her dad are on the return journey to Earth when an explosion cripples the craft and seriously injures her father. As the clock counts down to self-destruction Cradle’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damon Duncan
CAST:  Jacqueline Joe  •  Matthew Sunderland  •  Rachel House  •  Sonya Wilson

Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt) (2020)

School captain Ellie is seriously crushing on her rebellious classmate Abbie. Determined to ask her first love to the year 12 formal, Ellie devises a plan to go public with the invitation but before she can go through with it, her dead aunt Tara reappears from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Monica Zanetti
CAST:  Rachel House  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Julia Billington  •  Sophie Hawkshaw

School captain Ellie is seriously crushing on her rebellious classmate Abbie. Determined to ask her first love to the year 12 formal, Ellie devises a plan to go public with the invitation but before she can go through with it, her dead aunt Tara reappears from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Monica Zanetti
CAST:  Rachel House  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Julia Billington  •  Sophie Hawkshaw

Next Goal Wins

Dutch coach Thomas Rongen attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Elisabeth Moss  •  Oscar Kightley  •  David Fane

Dutch coach Thomas Rongen attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Elisabeth Moss  •  Oscar Kightley  •  David Fane

Penguin Bloom (2021)

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When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glendyn Ivin
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Andrew Lincoln  •  Jacki Weaver  •  Rachel House

When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glendyn Ivin
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Andrew Lincoln  •  Jacki Weaver  •  Rachel House

Baby Done (2020)

When Zoe and Tim find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Vowell
CAST:  Rose Matafeo  •  Matthew Lewis  •  Johanna Cosgrove  •  Rachel House

When Zoe and Tim find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Vowell
CAST:  Rose Matafeo  •  Matthew Lewis  •  Johanna Cosgrove  •  Rachel House

Back to the Outback (2021)

Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they are monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot an escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Cripps  •  Claire Knight
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Miranda Tapsell  •  Guy Pearce  •  Angus Imrie

Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they are monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot an escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Cripps  •  Claire Knight
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Miranda Tapsell  •  Guy Pearce  •  Angus Imrie

Cousins (2021)

Separated as children, three cousins with an unshakable bond confront their painful pasts and embark on an emotional journey to find each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Briar Grace Smith  •  Ainsley Gardiner
CAST:  Tanea Heke  •  Rachel House  •  Briar Grace Smith  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Separated as children, three cousins with an unshakable bond confront their painful pasts and embark on an emotional journey to find each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Briar Grace Smith  •  Ainsley Gardiner
CAST:  Tanea Heke  •  Rachel House  •  Briar Grace Smith  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford
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