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Whale Rider

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo91%
Drama Family Rated: 13+ (PG-13)20031h 41mOn: Free Services Tags: Female Director Animal Religion Country: New Zealand

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.Whale Rider featuring Keisha Castle-Hughes and Rawiri Paratene is free on Tubi TV, streaming on Sundance Now, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 3 others. It's a drama and family movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 91% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (37,681 votes).

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Available to watch free online (Tubi TV).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video, Vudu & 1 other).

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#1,119 Ranked Movie

#12 Ranked in Movies on Sundance Now

#52 Ranked in Female Director Movies

#136 Ranked in Family Movies

Whale Rider has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 91% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (37,681 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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