Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Cinema Guide: New Zealand (23 Greatest Films 1929-2005)


When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’.

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for other countries: World Cinema Guide China, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.

1977 Sleeping Dogs (Roger Donaldson)
1981 Smash Palace* (Roger Donaldson)
1983 Utu (Geoff Murphy)
1985 Came a Hot Friday (Ian Mune)
1985 The Quiet Earth (Geoff Murphy)
1987 Bad Taste (Peter Jackson)
1988 The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey* (Vincent Ward)
1989 Meet the Feebles (Peter Jackson)
1990 An Angel at My Table* (Jane Campion)
1991 The End of the Golden Weather (Ian Mune)
1992 Braindead* (Peter Jackson)
1992 Crush (Alison Maclean)
1993 The Piano* (Jane Campion)
1994 Heavenly Creatures* (Peter Jackson)
1994 Once Were Warriors* (Lee Tamahori)
1997 Memory & Desire (Niki Caro)
1997 The Whole of the Moon (Ian Mune)
1997 Topless Women Talk about Their Lives (Harry Sinclair)
1999 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (Ian Mune)
2001 Snakeskin (Gillian Ashurst)
2002 The Maori Merchant of Venice (Don Selwyn)
2002 Whale Rider* (Niki Caro)
2004 In My Father's Den (Brad McGann)

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