Best award winning movies with a seamy subject from New Zealand

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a seamy subject from New Zealand! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a seamy subject from New Zealand, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Jojo Rabbit (2019)

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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2019-10-18 | Comedy / War

Cast

Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie

Rating

rating icon 8.024
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tragicomic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    semi-serious
  3. Ranked #1 for
    serious drama

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2 District 9 (2009)

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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2009-08-05 | Science Fiction

Cast

Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope

Rating

rating icon 7.444
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #41 for
    cinema verite
  2. Ranked #47 for
    Mockumentary
  3. Ranked #92 for
    interplanetary

Trailer

District 9 trailer
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3 Coming Home in the Dark (2021)

A school teacher is forced to confront a brutal act from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters takes him and his family on a nightmare road-trip.

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2021-08-12 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    most intense
  2. Ranked #1 for
    creating tension
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interesting dynamic

Trailer

Coming Home in the Dark trailer
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4 The Justice of Bunny King (2021)

Bunny King is a mother of two, a rough cut diamond with a sketchy past. While battling the system to reunite with her children, a confrontation leads her to take her niece Tonyah under her wing. With the world against her and Tonyah, Bunny’s battle has just begun.

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2021-07-29 | Drama

Cast

Essie Davis, Thomasin McKenzie

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    desperate
  2. Ranked #3 for
    top-shelf
  3. Ranked #6 for
    tug at heartstrings

Trailer

The Justice of Bunny King trailer
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5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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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2013-12-11 | Fantasy / Adventure

Cast

Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman

Rating

rating icon 7.577
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #89 for
    arthurian
  2. Ranked #93 for
    stopgap
  3. Ranked #94 for
    bloated

Trailer

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer
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6 Savage (2019)

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, we follow Danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

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2019-10-11 | Crime

Cast

John Tui, Jake Ryan

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    positive start
  2. Ranked #2 for
    savage
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ringing true

Trailer

Savage trailer
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7 Came a Hot Friday (1985)

Set in post-war (1949) rural New Zealand, this film traces the efforts of two con men to run a betting scam in a small town (Tainuea) already rife with illegal gambling corruption, and eccentricity.

Info

1985-10-04 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Peter Bland, Phillip Gordon

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #76 for
    propulsive
  2. Ranked #199 for
    scammer
  3. Ranked #309 for
    rollicking

Trailer

Came a Hot Friday trailer
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8 What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

Info

2014-06-19 | Comedy / Horror

Cast

Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

Rating

rating icon 7.573
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    Mockumentary
  2. Ranked #56 for
    ad lib
  3. Ranked #136 for
    cinema verite

Trailer

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9 Once Were Warriors (1994)

A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.

Info

1994-09-02 | Drama

Cast

Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison

Rating

rating icon 7.388
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #102 for
    for the fearless
  2. Ranked #160 for
    short-fused character
  3. Ranked #165 for
    foster father

Trailer

Once Were Warriors trailer
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10 Juniper (2021)

When a self-destructive teenager is suspended from school and asked to look after his feisty alcoholic grandmother as a punishment, the crazy time they spend together turns his life around.

Info

2021-08-26 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas

Rating

rating icon 6.551
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pill-popping
  2. Ranked #1 for
    relative newcomer
  3. Ranked #1 for
    alienated

Trailer

Juniper trailer
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