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World War Four (2019)

World War Four (2019)

World War Four (2019)

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2019
90min

A series of escalating incidents around the world lead to greater and greater conflict, placing the superpowers at one another’s throats. Armies march, bombs rain down, soldiers storm the beaches. One family is caught up in the ever-growing conflict. Can they survive as total war is declared and nuclear weapons are unleashed?

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Vertical Limit (2000)

Vertical Limit (2000)

Vertical Limit (2000)

IMDb: 5.9
2000
124min

Trapped near the summit of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie’s message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2’s unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays injured in an icy cavern, the rescuers face several terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt — and their lives.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

IMDb: 8.3
2001
178min

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

IMDb: 8.3
2002
179min

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

IMDb: 8.4
2003
201min

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron’s forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord’s realm.

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The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003)

IMDb: 7.4
2003
154min

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai’s way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

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Whale Rider (2003)

Whale Rider (2003)

Whale Rider (2003)

IMDb: 7.4
2002
101min

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, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

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30 Days of Night (2007)

30 Days of Night (2007)

30 Days of Night (2007)

IMDb: 6.3
2007
113min

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town’s husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.

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Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

IMDb: 4.9
2007
97min

A young reporter (Lucy Liu) wakes up and realises that she is not alive anymore. She goes on a personal vendetta for a group a cultists that are responsible for her death.

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The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Lovely Bones (2009)

IMDb: 6.8
2009
136min

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family — and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.

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District 9 (2009)

District 9 (2009)

District 9 (2009)

IMDb: 7.3
2009
112min

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens’ welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

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The Secret of Moonacre (2009)

The Secret of Moonacre (2009)

The Secret of Moonacre (2009)

IMDb: 6.1
2008
103min

When 13 year old Maria Merryweather’s father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn’t know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor.

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Yogi Bear (2010)

Yogi Bear (2010)

Yogi Bear (2010)

IMDb: 5.3
2010
80min

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith.

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The Warrior’s Way (2010)

The Warrior’s Way (2010)

The Warrior’s Way (2010)

IMDb: 6.2
2010
100min

An Asian assassin (Dong-gun Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.

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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

IMDb: 6.8
2011
107min

Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies, as Tintin endeavors to find the Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.

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West of Memphis (2012)

West of Memphis (2012)

West of Memphis (2012)

IMDb: 7.5
2012
150min

An examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers’ unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

IMDb: 7.2
2012
169min

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

IMDb: 7.6
2013
161min

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

IMDb: 7.2
2014
144min

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor’s mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo’s hands.

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A Brony Tale (2014)

A Brony Tale (2014)

A Brony Tale (2014)

IMDb: 6
2014
79min

Vancouver-based voice artist Ashleigh Ball has been the voice of numerous characters in classic cartoons such as Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Cinderella and more. When Ashleigh was hired to voice Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash for Hasbro’s fourth series to use the My Little Pony name – My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – she had no idea she would become an Internet phenomenon and major celebrity to a worldwide fan-base of grownups. Bronies are united by their belief in the show’s philosophy. This documentary gives an inside view of the Pony fan-world, and an intimate look at the courage it takes to just be yourself…even when that means liking a little girls’ cartoon.

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Deathgasm (2015)

Deathgasm (2015)

Deathgasm (2015)

IMDb: 6.3
2015
86min

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

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25 April (2015)

25 April (2015)

25 April (2015)

IMDb: 7
2015
85min

A dramatization of the events at Gallipoli using the letters of the soldiers who were there.

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The Free Man (2016)

The Free Man (2016)

The Free Man (2016)

IMDb: 7
2016
84min

Freedom is defined as the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity. To reach that level of liberty is a physical and mental endeavor that many will risk their life to obtain. Is life worth risking for the feeling of conquering fear and becoming free? Olympic Freestyle skier, Jossi Wells, meets extreme sports performing artists, The Flying Frenchies, to find out what it really means to be free and what drives individuals to chase such a powerful right. Directed by Toa Fraser, this is the story of men who push themselves to the point of no return. There is no going back when death is at your door and you realize that this is the most important moment of your life because it could be your very last.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

IMDb: 7.8
2016
101min

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.

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Chronesthesia (2016)

Chronesthesia (2016)

Chronesthesia (2016)

IMDb: 6.3
2016
92min

A romcom with a time-travel twist. Daniel Duncombe is not a committer. When he’s not working at a café or running to stay in shape, he’s perfectly happy to chill at home. Then he starts waking up from weird dreams to find cryptic messages scrawled on his bedroom window. Slowly it dawns on Daniel that the same mysterious force is guiding him into contact with a strange assortment of equally unattached strangers who intrude on his routine.

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Chasing Great (2016)

Chasing Great (2016)

Chasing Great (2016)

IMDb: 9
2016
105min

Chasing Great is an insightful portrayal that weaves Richie McCaw’s life story into his final season as an All Black, revealing the determination and mental toughness of an international sporting legend who still sees himself as an ‘ordinary guy’ from small town New Zealand.

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Broken (2018)

Broken (2018)

Broken (2018)

IMDb: 7
2017
97min

Logan, an ex-gang leader, has left the gang life to raise his daughter Tori. But when Tori is murdered by an opposing gang in town, Logan must choose forgiveness or revenge.

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Mortal Engines (2018)

Mortal Engines (2018)

Mortal Engines (2018)

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2018
min

Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the Outlands who will change the course of his life forever.

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The Changeover (2017)

The Changeover (2017)

The Changeover (2017)

IMDb: 5
2017
95min

Laura Chant. 16, lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother’s life.

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Spookers (2017)

Spookers (2017)

Spookers (2017)

IMDb: 6
2017
83min

Documentary from Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht on the most successful haunted attraction in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Spookers.

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Project Eden: Vol. I (2017)

Project Eden: Vol. I (2017)

Project Eden: Vol. I (2017)

IMDb: 6
2017
95min

Aided by an ex-military officer, a young woman becomes an unwitting fugitive after discovering that her son’s catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy.

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Pork Pie (2017)

Pork Pie (2017)

Pork Pie (2017)

IMDb: 5.9
2017
105min

This remake of 1981’s Goodbye Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of New Zealand protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.

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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)

IMDb: 7.2
2017
108min

The larger-than-life story of Kim Dotcom, the “most wanted man online”, is extraordinary enough, but the battle between Dotcom and the US Government and entertainment industry – being fought in New Zealand – is one that goes to the heart of ownership, privacy and piracy in the digital age.

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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

IMDb: 5.9
2017
107min

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.

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Atomic Falafel (2015)

Atomic Falafel (2015)

Atomic Falafel (2015)

IMDb: 6
2015
93min

Two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran spill their countries most valuable secrets on Facebook while trying to prevent a nuclear crisis.

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25 April (2015)

25 April (2015)

25 April (2015)

IMDb: 7
2015
85min

A dramatization of the events at Gallipoli using the letters of the soldiers who were there.

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017)

IMDb: 5.8
2017
122min

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship ‘Covenant’ discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ‘synthetic’, David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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Tickled (2016)

Tickled (2016)

Tickled (2016)

IMDb: 7.4
2016
92min

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

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6 Days (2017)

6 Days (2017)

6 Days (2017)

IMDb: 6
2017
95min

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 the likes of.

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Waru (2017)

Waru (2017)

Waru (2017)

IMDb: 6.7
2017
88min

Eight Māori female directors have each contributed a sequence to this powerful and challenging feature which unfolds around the tangi of a small boy who died at the hands of his caregiver.

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