Tuesday, August 01, 2006

World Famous Movies filmed in New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
King Kong (by Peter jackson)
The World's Fastest Indian
The last Samarai
The Piano
The Frighteners

* If you can name any other wold famous movies filmed in New Zealand, please leave me a Comment and I will add it to this list.


Blogger Kimberley said...

Loved all of these I had no idea they originated there! The Piano ...Ahhhh I all most had forgotten about that movie, It was one of my favorites. I guess we learn something new every day, Thank Goodness!

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Kari said...

Hello. I thought of another more recent (kind of) movie filmed mostly in New Zealand. Chronicles of Narnia.

NZ is an awesome place... i went there two summers ago as a student ambassador and we went through the town of Bulls.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feature films during past decade include:
Dororo (2007), Director Akihiko Shiota
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (2005), Director Andrew Adamson
Meet Me In Miami (2005), Director Eric Hannah
Perfect Strangers (2003), Director Gaylene Preston
Oldboy (2003), Director Chan-wook Park
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2000-1), Director Peter Jackson
Magik and Rose (2001), Director Vanessa Alexander
Snakeskin (2001), Director Gillian Ashhurst
Say This Is Love (2000), Director Rakesh Roshan
Vertical Limit (1999), Director Martin Campbell
The Frighteners (1996), Director Peter Jackson
Heavenly Creatures (1994), Director Peter Jackson.

2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


its an amazing movie

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what?!?!?! OldBoy was filmed in NZ... that movie was crazy but good... interesting..

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without a Paddle - Matthew Lillard, Seth Green and Dax Shepard 2004 (yes it is nz they tryed hard to make it look usa tho)

What becomes of the broken hearted – Once were warriors sequel

Crooked Earth - dirceted by Sam Pillsbury staring Temuera Morrison 2001

King Kong - Peter Jackson

Bad Taste - Peter Jackson

In my fathers den - 2004

Perfect Creature - vampire movie 2007

Siones Wedding - 2006

Eagle vs Shark 2007

The Tattooist- with Jason Behr

Bridge to Terabithia - 2007

and the Wolvierne movies there at the moment. The hobbits starting soon

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whale Rider!

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10,000 BC!!! The village and the jungle scene were done here

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been looking into moving to New Zealand so I want to get as much as possible from the area wether via movies, books, websites, etc. Anyway, here are a few other movies to add to your already good list:
+ Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) - road trip between Kaitaia in the far north to Invercargill in the deep south
+ River Queen (2006) - Wanganui
+ Whale Rider (2003) - the North Island's East Coast
+ Once Were Warriors (1994) - Auckland
+ Power Rangers television series (since 2003)- in and around Auckland
+ The Quiet Earth (1987) - Waikato University - Hamilton, Warkworth Transmitter Station
+ Xena television series - west Auckland region
+ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) - alpine grassland and glaciers around Flock Hill Station in the Southern Alps near Christchurch, and other places.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Black sheep was also filmed in NZ.
I used to live there but moved to the US only 3 months ago. I miss it so much. If anyone's looking for a fantastic holiday destination.. GO TO NZ!! woot!

5:20 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

Part of my speech on NZ if it's of interest:
"Most recognizable to Americans would be the Lord of the Rings, the Last Samurai, the Water Horse, the Chronicles of Narnia, and very recently District 9."

3:02 PM  
Blogger grant said...

I believe that the new Chronicles of Narnia movies were filmed about 75% in New Zealand

10:35 AM  
Blogger Bryan said...

Parts of Avatar (2009) were filmed in New Zealand.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Chencha Chavez said...

Heavenly Creatures, based on the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, starring Melanie Lynskey (Rose, in Three and a Half Men) and Kate Winslet.

The film was released to critical acclaim in 1994 and won Peter Jackson and partner Fran Walsh a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and is now considered a cult film.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOY!!! :D

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the chronicles of narnia: prince caspian
yogi bear
the lovely bones
the hobbit

9:30 PM  
Anonymous mr e said...

the hobbit is coming it seems good

6:53 PM  
Blogger Hai Baji said...

Thanks for the post!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-The 2 Hobbit movies, Hobbiton itself is near Matamata and well worth a visit!
-David Hemmings’ Race for the Yankee Zepher around Queenstown and Fiordland.
-Jane Campion’s The Piano on Kare Kare Beach, Auckland.
-Niki Caro’s Whale Rider north of Gisborne.
-Tom Cruise produced and starred in The Last Samurai in Taranaki.
-Peter Jackson’s King Kong was filmed on a purpose built set in Wellington.
-The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, of course.
-Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures on the Port Hills. He also made The Frighteners with Michael J. Fox in Lyttleton near Christchurch.
-The Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe near Flock Hill, Christchurch.
Also at Muriwai Beach near Auckland.
- River Queen - filmed on Whanganui River.
-Perfect Strangers, filmed on the West Coast.
-Mt Cook was portrayed as Himalayan in The Vertical Limit
-Without a Paddle with Burt Reynolds was filmed on rivers north of
Wellington and the central North Island.
-The World's Fastest Indian, The beach scenes were filmed along Muriwai Beach.
-Plate shots resembling Northern Turkey were made near Selwyn for Lawrence of Arabia, as were the giant sand dunes near Hokianga.
-Scenes for Matrix and Mission Impossible 2 were shot here.
-Others worth mentioning are Xena, Walking with Dinosaurs, Once were Warriors, Babe, Pig in the City

4:55 PM  

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