film Famous Movies Filmed In New Zealand

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List of popular movies from New Zealand, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in New Zealand are included. This list of famous films made in New Zealand includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in New Zealand should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of New Zealand is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List ranges from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, plus much more. This list answers the questions "What movies were shot in New Zealand?"

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen Liv Tyler

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed In New Zealand
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen Liv Tyler

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen Liv Tyler

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black Adrien Brody

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District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy Vanessa Haywood

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The Adventures of Tintin: The ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed In New Zealand
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg Jamie Bell

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton James McAvoy

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What Dreams May Come Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. Max von Sydow

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The Frighteners Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson R. Lee Ermey

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra Michael Sheen

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Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds Angela Bassett

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Heavenly Creatures Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson Melanie Lynskey

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed In New Zealand
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace Orlando Bloom

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The Legend of Zorro Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas Michael Emerson

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Bridge to Terabithia Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm AnnaSophia Robb

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The Lovely Bones Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg Susan Sarandon

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Whale Rider Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes John Sumner

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The Piano Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter Harvey Keitel

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Absent Without Leave Craig McLachlan

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The Year of Living Dangerously Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver Linda Hunt

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10,000 BC Camilla Belle, Omar Sharif Cliff Curtis

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The Warrior's Way Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush Danny Huston

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Shine Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud Lynn Redgrave

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Australia Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman David Wenham

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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Brian Cox, David Morrissey Emily Watson

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Boogeyman Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless Barry Watson

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The Proposition John Hurt, Ray Winstone Emily Watson

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Tina Turner, Mel Gibson Rebekah Elmaloglou

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Evil Angels Meryl Streep, Sam Neill Charles Dance

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Movies Filmed In New Zealand
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly Ian McKellen

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Map of the Human Heart John Cusack, Jeanne Moreau Anne Parillaud

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce Terence Stamp

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The World's Fastest Indian Anthony Hopkins, Walton Goggins Diane Ladd

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Flirting Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts Thandie Newton

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Ned Kelly Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom Heath Ledger

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Bad Taste Peter Jackson, Craig Smith Pete O'Herne

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The Relic Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt Penelope Ann Miller

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ARA Niwa Whatuira

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Sirens Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant Portia de Rossi

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The Man from Snowy River II Brian Dennehy, Bryan Marshall Sigrid Thornton

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The Dish Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton Lenka

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As Above, So Below Itai Biran

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Lantana Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey Manu Bennett

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Dead Calm Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill Billy Zane

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An Angel at My Table Kerry Fox, Kevin J. Wilson Maggie Tarver

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Fortress Christopher Lambert, Clifton Collins Jr.

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The Last Wave Richard Chamberlain, Vivean Gray David Gulpilil

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The Quiet Earth Bruno Lawrence, Pete Smith Alison Routledge

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Deck Dogz Tony Hawk, Richard Wilson Glenda Linscott

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Mary and Max Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman Toni Collette