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List of New Zealand Movies on Hoopla

Browse the full list of New Zealand movies streaming on Hoopla. Sort by Reelgood, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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7.9/10
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88/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. What We Do in the Shadows

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7.7/10
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87/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Once Were Warriors

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7.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Boy

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7.5/10
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78/100
Released: 2010
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Epix & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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5. Housebound

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6.8/10
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77/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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6. Slow West

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6.9/10
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77/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime, Kanopy, fuboTV & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Bad Taste

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6.6/10
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73/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country’s Astro-Investigation and Defense Service (AIaDS) is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens’ headquarters.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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8. Deathgasm

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6.3/10
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72/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Antarctica: A Year on Ice

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7.6/10
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69/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Filling the giant screen with stunning time-lapse vistas of Antarctica, and detailing year-round life at McMurdo and Scott Base, Anthony Powell’s documentary is a potent hymn to the icy continent and the heavens above.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. 6 Days

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6.2/10
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68/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: London, England, April 1980. Six terrorists assault the Embassy of Iran and take hostages. For six days, tense negotiations are held while the authorities decide whether a military squad should intervene.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Pork Pie

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6.5/10
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67/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A trio of accidental outlaws travel the length of New Zealand, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Eagle vs Shark

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6.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: The New Zealand made "Eagle vs Shark" is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. 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 him so he can settle an old score with a past school bully.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Mr. Pip

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7.1/10
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60/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper mine in the South Pacific tore the island of Bougainville apart. The reclusive “Popeye” (Hugh Laurie) offers the children in fourteen-year-old Matilda’s tiny village an escape with Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. But on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. A Brony Tale

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5.5/10
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60/100
Released: 2014
Documentary

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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15. ABCs of Death 2

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5.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2014
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Taking all that was great from the first instalment, the movie aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster-paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Monsters Nightmares & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Shackleton's Captain

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7.5/10
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48/100
Released: 2012
Action & Adventure, History

What it's about: In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition headed for the South Pole and disaster. Shackleton's Captain reveals the truth behind the spectacular survival of all the crew and shows how one man's extraordinary skill and unsung heroism made it possible: Frank Worsley, Captain of the expedition ship, Endurance.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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17. Good for Nothing

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6.0/10
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47/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Comedy, Thriller

What it's about: GOOD FOR NOTHING is an adventurous romp set in the sweeping Old West from Mike Wallis in his directorial debut. Inspired by the Spaghetti Westerns and celebrating the Western genre with an interesting twist, the film follows an odd romance and the resulting emotional confusion of an outlaw who reluctantly develops strong feelings for a woman he has kidnapped.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

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7.0/10
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44/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Daffodils

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5.7/10
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42/100
Released: 2019
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A bittersweet love story told through enchanting re-imaginings of popular and iconic New Zealand songs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others). Coming soon to Hulu on August 19th, 2020 (PDT).

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20. Chronesthesia

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6.3/10
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42/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $10.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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21. Love Birds

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6.0/10
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41/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Love Birds is a hilarious charming romantic comedy that tells the story of a regular Kiwi bloke who finds himself on a quest to find true love – all with the help of a native New Zealand Shelduck. Comedian Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) plays Doug – a road working employee and massive fan of the legendary band Queen, along with Golden-Globe Award winning actress Sally Hawkins (Made In Dagenham) who plays Holly the sassy animal specialist.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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22. Candyman: The David Klein Story

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6.5/10
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40/100
Released: 2010
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Candyman tells the amazing true story of David Klein, an eccentric candy inventor from LA, who came up with the concept of Jelly Belly® jellybeans. These colorful beans became a pop culture phenomenon, revolutionized the candy industry and were personally endorsed by Ronald Reagen. However, David's eccentric personality and peculiar sense of business led him to leave Jelly Belly just as it was about to explode and grow into a billion dollar enterprise. Is there room for eccentric genius in the modern corporate world? The film tells how Klein may have lost his beans, but kept his soul.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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23. Fresh Meat

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5.4/10
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39/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Dying for Everest

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7.1/10
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39/100
Released: 2007
Documentary

What it's about: On 15 May, 2006, double amputee Mark Inglis reached the summit of Mt Everest. It was a remarkable achievement and Inglis was feted by press and public alike. But only a few days later he was plunged into a storm of controversy when it was learned that he had passed an incapacitated climber, Englishman David Sharp, leaving him to a lonely end high in the Death Zone.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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25. Derby Dogs

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6.0/10
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35/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG
Family

What it's about: In Nelson, New Zealand, twelve-year-old Ben plans to build the race winning Kiwi Flyer for this years trolley derby. But Ben's dream is shattered when his father is killed in a car accident returning home with the newly built trolley. When cocky class-mate Shannon and his thuggish boy-racer older brother Shane who will stop at nothing to retain the trophy insult Ben's late dad, Ben is determined to enter the race and uphold the memory of his father.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Dove Channel & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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26. Kiwi Christmas

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4.8/10
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33/100
Released: 2017
Family

What it's about: Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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27. Contract Killers

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3.5/10
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21/100
Released: 2014
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Cavalier contract killer Lee-Seng (Rob Young) flees his vengeful employer and a ruthless assassin (James Trevena-Brown) after failing to eliminate a team of vigilantes intent on ridding their city of drug dealers. Meanwhile, as the bullets start to fly, Lee-Seng searches for the truth about his mission while protecting a gorgeous woman (Renee Cataldo) who has gotten caught in the crossfire.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).