With Television New Zealand (TVNZ) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.7
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A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 88,020

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 346,462

3. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 201,560

4. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 91,306

5. The War of the Worlds (2019)

48 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.0
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In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle, Rupert Graves

Votes: 5,745

6. Neighbours (1985– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 4,569

7. Pan Am (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

Votes: 18,416

8. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O'Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.

Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 1,529

9. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 12,985

10. Roots (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 6,800

11. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

4.1
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Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,637

12. Abandoned (VI) (2015)

TV-14 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black, Greg Johnson

Votes: 2,189

13. As the World Turns (1956–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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The focus in on the upper class Hughes and Stewart families plus their tribulations in Midwest Oakdale. The Stewarts fade away eventually to be replaced by the rural Snyders and wealthy Lucinda Walsh with her many intrigues.

Stars: Colleen Zenk, Kelly Menighan, Don Hastings, Jon Hensley

Votes: 1,756

14. 800 Words (2015–2018)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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A recently widowed father quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a top-selling Sydney newspaper.

Stars: Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler, Benson Jack Anthony, Michelle Langstone

Votes: 1,496

15. Autopsy: The Last Hours of (2014– )

45 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Dr. Richard Shepherd analyses the official autopsy reports of various celebrities to determine their cause of death.

Stars: Michael Hunter, Eric Meyers, Iain Glen, Richard Shepherd

Votes: 429

16. Indian Summers (2015–2016)

TV-14 | Drama, History

7.2
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Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.

Stars: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Julie Walters, Rick Warden

Votes: 3,363

17. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 19,998

18. Titanic (2012)

TV-PG | 190 min | Drama

6.0
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The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Stars: Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, Glen Blackhall, Ruth Bradley

Votes: 2,952

19. The New Legends of Monkey (2018– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Entering the mythical world of the Monkey King, where a young monk and his group of disciples are on a journey to collect scrolls of Buddhist wisdom.

Stars: Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan, Josh Thomson, Emilie Cocquerel

Votes: 2,377

20. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

4.7
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Shortland Street, a five-night-a-week soap set in an Auckland City hospital, follows the complicated personal and professional lives of its staff, family and friends.

Stars: Michael Galvin, Ben Mitchell, Amanda Billing, Peter Mochrie

Votes: 808

21. APB (2016–2017)

43 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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After witnessing a violent crime, a tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct, rebooting it as a private police force.

Stars: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Taylor Handley, Caitlin Stasey

Votes: 5,562

22. Instant Hotel (2017– )

45 min | Reality-TV

7.3
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A reality television series which began airing on the Seven Network, Australia and now a Netflix original series. The series follows homeowners who have transformed their homes into hotels ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Ashworth, Luke Jacobz, Terry Brouwers, Anita Bocquee

Votes: 842

23. Bad Mothers (2019– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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A group of misfit women joins forces to help each other juggle the challenges of work, romance, parenthood - and solving a murder.

Stars: Tess Haubrich, Mandy McElhinney, Jessica Tovey, Shalom Brune-Franklin

Votes: 242

24. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Janet Frame was a brilliant child who, as a teen, was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Explore Janet's discovery of the world and her life in Europe as her books are published to acclaim.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 6,203 | Gross: $1.05M

25. Abandoned Engineering (2016– )

45 min | Documentary

7.6
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Structures of steel and iron eerily stand unfinished after they were abandoned midway in construction, covered in weeds, moss and rust, the show explores what they could have been.

Stars: Andrew Gough, Tom Ward

Votes: 131

26. End of Term (2015– )

Sci-Fi

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A disparate group of High School teens in Harbour City, New Zealand are caught up in a viral outbreak forcing them to confront their differences and band together to survive.

Stars: Christopher Buckham, Jayden Daniels, Liam Eldridge-Fright, Rebecca Gumbley

27. The Phantom (2009– )

TV-14 | 170 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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Law student Chris Moore is an urban daredevil who gets his kicks from racing across rooftops. When a secret organization approaches him with proof that he is actually the son of a legendary... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Carnes, Sandrine Holt, Cameron Goodman, Jean Marchand

Votes: 1,830

28. Nothing Trivial (2011– )

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A wonderful series based on a group of friends who attend a weekly trivia competition. Their lives, their loves, their dramas. The writers who wrote this series are the same writers who created Outrageous Fortune.

Stars: Aaron Ward, Will Hall, Blair Strang, Debbie Newby-Ward

Votes: 234

29. Go Girls (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Amy, Britta and Cody are 25 and have been friends forever but their lives aren't going as they thought they would. They plan to be married (Cody), famous (Britta) and rich (Amy) within a year.

Stars: Irene Wood, Ingrid Park, Bronwyn Turei, Alix Bushnell

Votes: 290

30. Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

5.6
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56 Metascore

In the weeks before the 2016 general election, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore performs a pro-Hillary Clinton stand-up show deep in the heart of TrumpLand.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

Votes: 3,618 | Gross: $0.15M

31. Live 8 (2005 TV Special)

480 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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20 years on from their Live Aid (1985) triumph, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure recruit the world's music superstars once again to perform live and put pressure on Western governments to help Africa and Make Poverty History.

Directors: Bruce Gowers, Nick Hopkin, Michael Maier, Claire Popplewell, Geoff Posner, Richard Valentine, Michael Watt, Paul Flattery | Stars: Bob Geldof, Articolo 31, 4Peace Ensemble, A-Ha

Votes: 1,098

32. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.8
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 4,063

33. Making Out (1989–1991)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Margi Clarke, Melanie Kilburn, Rachel Davies, Shirley Stelfox

Votes: 83

34. Jean (2016 TV Movie)

94 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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The story of Jean Batten: New Zealand's greatest flier, heroine, celebrity - and mystery.

Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: Kate Elliott, Miranda Harcourt, Lucy Lever, Michael Whalley

Votes: 32

35. Worzel Gummidge Down Under (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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The continuing adventures of the magic scarecrow, only this time he's in New Zealand.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Bruce Phillips, Jonathan Marks, Olivia Ihimaera-Smiler

Votes: 74

36. Blackeyes (1989– )

196 min | Drama

7.2
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Blackeyes is an attempt to explore "what does go on between men and women in their heads, to show the possibilities of the ways that they see each other." Complex and multi-layered, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Gough, Carol Royle, Nigel Planer, Gina Bellman

Votes: 156

37. Field Punishment No.1 (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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In 1916, the New Zealand Government secretly shipped 14 of the country's most outspoken conscientious objectors to the Western Front in an attempt to convert, silence, or quite possibly kill them. This is their story.

Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Fraser Brown, Byron Coll, Michael Whalley, Jason Hodzelmans

Votes: 193

38. Under the Mountain (1981)

24 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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Teenage twin siblings, Rachel and Theo, on a summer vacation in Auckland visiting their aunt and uncle, meet a certain Mr. Jones, a mysterious man who helped find them when they got lost in... See full summary »

Stars: Kirsty Wilkinson, Lance Warren, Roy Leywood, William Johnson

Votes: 313

39. This Is Not My Life (2010)

44 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Alec Ross awakes one morning to find that he doesn't know who or where he is and doesn't recognize his wife or children.

Stars: Charles Mesure, Tania Nolan, Miriama McDowell, Ariana Brunet

Votes: 557

40. A War Story (2018)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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In 1997 Osama bin Laden declared war on the USA. Pulitizer Prize winning CNN correspondent Peter Arnett embarked on a mission to locate and interview him.

Director: John Laing | Stars: John Leigh, Tim Carlsen, George Kanaan, Ben Van Lier

Votes: 43

41. Children of the Dog Star (1984)

24 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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An alien lands on Earth and is taken in by Earth children.

Stars: Sarah Dunn, Jeison Wallace, Hamish Bartle, Roy Billing

Votes: 137

42. Compulsion (2008 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.3
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An ageing chauffeur goes to extreme lengths for one night with his boss's beautiful daughter.

Director: Sarah Harding | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Ray Winstone, Ben Aldridge, Sargon Yelda

Votes: 283

43. Counterpoint (2012– )

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Stars: Maggie Barry, Kim Hill, Lindsay Perigo

44. Tangiwai (2011 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dramatic story about a cricketer and his fiancée.

Director: Charlie Haskell | Stars: Rose McIver, Ryan O'Kane, Miranda Harcourt, Mick Rose

Votes: 145

45. Amazing Extraordinary Friends (2006– )

Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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A dorky teenage boy finds an amulet, that turns him into a real life superhero, with powers. Where there are superheroes there are always super villains but with the help of his friends ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Dixon, David McPhail, Patrick Morrison, Hannah Marshall

Votes: 46

46. Mercy Peak (2001–2003)

45 min | Drama

7.2
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Disenchanted with life in the city Dr Nicky Sommervile comes to the rural town of Bassett to work at a small country hospital.

Stars: Sara Wiseman, Timothy Balme, Renato Bartolomei, Miriama Smith

Votes: 49

47. Bad Blood (1981)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jack Thompson, Carol Burns, Denis Lill, Donna Akersten

Votes: 282

48. ABBA Forever: The Winner Takes It All (2019 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.8
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The history of ABBA's success told in retrospective by its former members.

Director: Chris Hunt | Stars: Benny Andersson, Barbara Dickson, Agnetha Fältskog, Paul Gambaccini

Votes: 25

49. Clarence (1990 TV Movie)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.8
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The protecting angel Clarence is again returning to Earth to help another human.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Robert Carradine, Kate Trotter, Louis Del Grande, Richard Fitzpatrick

Votes: 105

50. Hairy MacLary (1995– )

5 min | Family

7.8
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A collection of hairy maclary stories

Star: Miranda Harcourt

Votes: 17


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