Best Kiwi Films of All Time

montage of New Zealand films

And the winners are …

Here are the results of Fairfax Media's poll to find the best New Zealand films of all time.

The survey attracted more than 500 votes, including about 100 people from the New Zealand film industry and about 15 film critics. The voters named about 170 different films in the poll, ranging from 1927 to the present day and including everything from fantasy to horror, social realism to comedy, and documentary to animation.

Click on any of the top 50 films in the list to watch video clips and see what voters thought of them. You can also click on the links above for interactive graphics on the best Kiwi directors and the film industry's golden age, interviews with Once Were Warriors director Lee Tamahori and Goodbye Pork Pie director Geoff Murphy, critics' top tens and a feature story on what the top 50 says about our national cinema.

You can also read about what the top ten films say about the Kiwi national identity and compare the budgets of the top ten films to the money granted to the Avatar sequels by the New Zealand taxpayer.

Feel free to browse and find your favourite Kiwi film of all time.

Words and research: Charlie Gates. Design and coding: John Harford.

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    Words and research: Charlie Gates. Design and coding: John Harford. ©Fairfax Media