With Television New Zealand (TVNZ) (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. 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: 1,764

2. 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

3. 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: 6,244 | Gross: $1.05M

4. 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: 20,117

5. Bread & Roses (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Summarises the early life of politician Sonja Davies. Sonja is a young independent socialist embarking on a career in nursing during World War 2.

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Geneviève Picot, Mick Rose, Perry Piercy, Ingrid Prosser

Votes: 42

6. Marae (1992– )

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Stars: Hori Ahipene, Cliff Curtis, Theresa Healey, Michael Hurst

7. Hairy MacLary (1995– )

5 min | Family

7.8
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A collection of hairy maclary stories

Star: Miranda Harcourt

Votes: 17

8. Gold: The Merchants of Venus (1991 TV Movie)

92 min | Adventure

8.4
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A Canadian gold-seeker and his chorus-girl sweetheart face disaster in wild 19th-century New Zealand.

Director: Chris Bailey | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Lucy Bayler, Andy Anderson, Francis Bell

Votes: 7

9. New Zealand Today (1992– )

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Stars: Kevin Smith, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Bobby Bruce, Suzy Aiken

10. Plainclothes (1995– )

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Stars: Amanda Armitage, June Bishop, Sean Duffy, Rhondda Findleton

11. Gold: Frenchie's Gold (1991 TV Movie)

91 min | Western

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Johnny enters into a partnership with a logger while Lily befriends a woman involved with militant prohibitionists.

Director: Peter Sharp | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Lucy Bayler, Andy Anderson, Dennis O'Connor

12. 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

13. Signatures of the Soul (1984)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Peter Fonda hosts this program that takes a revealing look at the 200-year old practice of tattooing. From the South Seas to San Francisco to Japan, see tattooing as a tradition in ancient culture and a fad in the pop culture.

Director: Geoff Steven | Star: Peter Fonda

Votes: 11

14. Opening Night (1977 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Martyn Tarne a young actress from New Zealand bears an amazing resemblance to the leading man Adam Poole. Rumours amongst the cast are widespread and speculation and murder fuel the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian McDuffie | Stars: George Baker, Bud Bloor, Les Cleveland, Anna Collingwood

Votes: 8

15. Sports Cafe (1996– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

8.1
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Light hearted sports chat show featuring the best, worst and everything else about sport in New Zealand and around the world. Originaly sponsored by the TAB, but now by Lion Red Breweries.

Stars: Glen Osborne, Eric Rush, Lana Coc-Kroft, Marc Ellis

Votes: 17

16. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Best of Buster Day (Compromising Principals/Maid to Re-order/Class Without Class) (1992)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.7
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Vice-Principal Yosemite Sam is trying to get a new job at a different school. Buster is worried and plots to sabotage Sam's chances. The Grovely Family are sacked by Montana Max and stay in Buster's home.

Director: Rich Arons | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Danny Cooksey

Votes: 26

17. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Playtime Toons (1991)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.5
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Babs, Plucky and Buster visit the mall to get toys for Hamton's Birthday. Montana Max is left with nothing but his imagination and a paddle ball after destroying his toys. Furrball plays with Mary Melody's hair ribbon all over town.

Directors: Art Leonardi, Byron Vaughns | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Cree Summer, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 26

18. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Toon Physics (1991)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.3
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Elmyra wishes her Barbette doll would come to life. She gets her wish which regrets afterwards. Furrball goes after Li'l Sneezer, who is going to a Boy Scout Camp. Babs makes sure Plucky gets humiliating photos to teach him a lesson.

Director: Art Leonardi | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Don Messick

Votes: 24

19. Dream Jobs (2000–2002)

30 min | Family

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Stars: Kerre Woodham, Frankie C. Cullen, Graham Lowe, Graham Muiry

20. DNZ: The Real Middle Earth (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.6
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Jim Hickey travels around New Zealand discovering the real people behind the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Stars: Jim Hickey, Susan Wood, Peter Jackson, Ian Alexander

Votes: 61

21. Murder on the Blade? (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

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Journalist Keith Hunter's documentary that looks into and re-enacts the police investigation of the Marlborough Sounds/Scott Watson murder case.

Director: Keith Hunter | Stars: Michele A'Court, Caitlin Adams, David Aston, Robert Chanton

22. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Slippin' on the Ice Song/'Twas the Day Before Christmas/Jingle Boo/The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert/Toy Shop Terror/Yakko's Universe (1993)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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Warner CEO Thaddeus Plotz has had it with Ralph the security guard's inability to keep the Warner kids from running amok, and has him fired-on Christmas Eve no less. That evening, Plotz is ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff DeGrandis, Jenny Lerew, Dave Marshall, Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Sherri Stoner

Votes: 99

23. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Cutie and the Beast/Boo Happens/Noel (1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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The Tazmanian Devil plays the Beast and Dot is Cutie in "Cutie and the Beast," a musical parody of "Beauty and the Beast." In "Boo Happens," Chicken Boo relives the life of "Forrest Gump." ... See full summary »

Directors: Audu Paden, Charles Visser | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 87

24. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Gimme the Works/Buttons in Ows/Hercules Unwound (1995)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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First, in "Gimme the Works", the Warners ask for a day off. Next, in the "Wizard of Oz" parody, "Buttons in Ows", Mindy and Buttons travel through an enchanted land a few days before ... See full summary »

Directors: Audu Paden, Barry Caldwell | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche

Votes: 83

25. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 1 (1998)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.6
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The Warners write their first movie script and learn that selling it is easier said than done.

Directors: Stephen Lewis, Herb Moore, Dave Pryor, Kirk Tingblad | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 85

26. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: We're No Pigeons/Whistle Stop Mindy/Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date (1994)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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The Goodfeathers try to outwit a hungry young owl by telling him that "We're No Pigeons." Then, Mindy narrowly escapes danger with the help of her dog, Buttons, in the railroad adventure "... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred Gimeno, Gary Hartle, Greg Reyna | Stars: Maurice LaMarche, John Mariano, Chick Vennera, Gabriel Luque

Votes: 84

27. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Pavlov's Mice/Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov/Nothing but the Tooth (1993)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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First, Chicken Boo tries to pass himself off as world-famous ballet dancer, "Chicken Booryshnikov." Then, Pinky and The Brain attempt to steal the crown jewels of Russia in "Pavlov's Mice."... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Gerard, Greg Reyna | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche

Votes: 115

28. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: O Silly Mio/Puttin' on the Blitz/The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert (1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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A pompous opera divas tangles with the Warners in "O Silly Mio." Then, Rita and Runt help a young child escape the Nazis in war-torn Poland. Finally, "The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff DeGrandis, Gary Hartle, Dave Marshall, Audu Paden, Greg Reyna | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Wendy Knudsen

Votes: 99

29. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Oh, Oh, Ethel/Meet John Brain/Smell Ya Later/Spike (1994)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.7
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The episode opens with Slappy Squirrel's rendition of the silly song, "Oh Oh Ethel." Next, in "Meet John Brain," The Brain runs for President of the United States. Later, Slappy confronts ... See full summary »

Directors: Rich Arons, Greg Reyna, Lenord Robinson, Kirk Tingblad | Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Sherri Stoner, Nate Ruegger

Votes: 94

30. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Space Probed/Battle for the Planet (1993)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.7
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Aliens abduct Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. Inspired by the Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" radio drama, Brain stages a similar hoax on television, hoping to cause a nationwide panic.

Directors: Rich Arons, Alfred Gimeno, Gary Hartle, Dave Marshall | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche

Votes: 123

31. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: The Flame/Wakko's America/Davey Omelette/Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago (1993)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.6
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Wakko names all fifty states and their capitals in "Wakko's America." Next, Chicken Boo plays the famed frontiersman, "Davey Omelette." Later, "The Flame" of a candle comes to life and ... See full summary »

Directors: Barry Caldwell, Ron Fleischer, Alfred Gimeno, Rusty Mills | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 112

32. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)
Episode: Top 24 Group 1 Results Show (2004)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

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Stars: Dominic Bowden, Paul Ellis, Fiona McDonald, Frankie Stevens

33. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)
Episode: Top 24 Group 1 Performance Show (2004)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

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Stars: Dominic Bowden, Paul Ellis, Fiona McDonald, Frankie Stevens

34. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)
Episode: Top 6 Results Show (2004)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

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Stars: Dominic Bowden, Paul Ellis, Fiona McDonald, Frankie Stevens

35. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)
Episode: Top 8 Results Show (2004)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

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Stars: Dominic Bowden, Paul Ellis, Fiona McDonald, Frankie Stevens

36. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)
Episode: Top 9 Performance Show: Homegrown (2004)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

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Stars: Dominic Bowden, Paul Ellis, Fiona McDonald, Frankie Stevens

37. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: A Quack in the Quarks (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Plucky's incessant brags about heroism get him in trouble when two alien ducks posing as foreign exchange students kidnap him to return to their home planet to defeat their enemy, Duck ... See full summary »

Director: Art Vitello | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Don Messick

Votes: 74

38. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Fox Trot (1992)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Babs and Buster are chased by two foxes. Plucky plans revenge on Hamton after he destroyed his bagpipes. But the matter is settled with an apology. Rhoda Queen, a new neighbor arrives. Elmyra wants to befriend her.

Director: Ken Boyer | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Danny Cooksey, Cree Summer

Votes: 24

39. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Grandma's Dead (1992)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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Elmyra freaks out over her hamster dying, but everyone thinks she's crying over her grandmother's death.

Directors: Alfred Gimeno, David West | Stars: Cree Summer, Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Matt Frewer

Votes: 26

40. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Hare-Raising Night (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Buster goes on a mission to stop the mutant experiments of Dr. Gene Splicer.

Director: Art Vitello | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Don Messick

Votes: 29

41. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Pollution Solution (1991)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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Superhero Plucky teaches Elmyra how to recycle in "No Deposit, No Return Of The Trash Bag Dispenser." The Bunnys battle the greenhouse effect in "Jungle Bunny" and Max dumps factory waste in Wackyland in "Waste Deep In Wackyland."

Director: Ken Boyer | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Cree Summer, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 25

42. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Psychic Fun-omenon Day (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.9
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Calamaty Coyote sees his life flash before his eyes in "Piece Of Mind." Hamton wimps out of dissecting a frog in class in "Class Cut-Up." A bored Plucky uses binoculars to snoop from his hospital bed in "Rear Window Pain."

Director: Art Leonardi | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Cree Summer, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 26

43. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: The Acme Bowl (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.5
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Acme Loo's winless season is no deterence to Perfecto kids determined to ensure their team will win the game.

Director: Ken Boyer | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Don Messick

Votes: 28

44. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Two-Tone Town (1992)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.0
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Buster and Babs, after hearing that Warner Bros. is replacing Tiny Toons with a new show, try to help three down-on-their-luck characters from the studio's black-and-white past get hired for it.

Director: Ken Boyer | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Greg Burson

Votes: 33

45. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: Washingtoon (1992)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Buster and Babs discover that toon characters are being put out of commission by the ACAFC chair woman. Her actions are encouraged by Plucky. Babs and Buster head off to Washington to seek help from the President.

Directors: Alfred Gimeno, David West | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Don Messick

Votes: 28

46. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)
Episode: You Asked for It: Part 2 (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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Dizzy and Hamton are "The Weird Couple," Plucky takes on Monty's polluting factory in"The Return Of The Toxic Revenger" and Hamton clings to his diet in "Little Cake Of Horrors." Part 2 of 2

Director: Art Leonardi | Stars: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Don Messick

Votes: 28

47. Under the Mountain (1981)
Episode: Maar (1981)

24 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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Twins Rachel & Theo Mathieson are saved from death by a kindly and mystical stranger. Eight years later when they visit Auckland they find they have been chosen for a momentous task against the forces of evil.

Director: Chris Bailey | Stars: Kirsty Wilkinson, Lance Warren, Roy Leywood, William Johnson

Votes: 9

48. Barry (2005 TV Movie)

24 min | Comedy

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A feel-bad tale in which three retards (each named 'Barry') attempt to live life to its emptiest.

Director: Anthony Ellison | Stars: Andy Conlan, Natalie Jane Harrison, Wana Harrison, Timothy Raby

49. Two Women and Two Babies (2004 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

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Lisa Bainfeld was told she could never carry a baby or contribute biologically to a child. But through an extraordinary chain of medical miracles, she is now preparing for the arrival of ... See full summary »

Director: Robyn Scott-Vincent | Star: Lisa Bainfeld

50. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)
Episode: Auckland Theatre Round (2005)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

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Stars: Dominic Bowden, Paul Ellis, Jackie Clarke, Frankie Stevens


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