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There are a number of excellent sci-fi movie cinema Christchurch that have been made in New Zealand over the years, and this list will look at five of them.

  • District 9

District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Sharlto Copley. In the film’s alternate universe, aliens have been living on Earth in South Africa for 20 years as a result of an experiment that went wrong; they are housed in District 9, an area of Johannesburg where crime and poverty are rampant. 

The movie follows Wikus Van De Merwe (Copley), a government official charged with relocating these extraterrestrials to a “new home” outside the city.

A notable aspect of this film is that it was made entirely in New Zealand during filming breaks from James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) due to budget constraints; Blomkamp also used many local actors for his production team instead of opting for Hollywood veterans like himself or Cameron.

The film was released on August 14, 2009 and received positive reviews from critics. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 82nd Academy Awards but lost to Avatar (2009).

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  • braindead

Braindead is a 1992 horror-comedy directed by Peter Jackson, who also happens to be the director of all three Lord of the Rings movies. It’s about a man who inherits a zombie farm and must stop an outbreak of zombies before they take over New Zealand. (Spoiler alert: they do.) 

Braindead was filmed in New Zealand and stars many of Peter Jackson’s friends and associates, including his wife Fran Walsh, who co-wrote the screenplay with him. Some have even said that it’s an homage or parody of The Evil Dead series (which he also starred in).

  • the world’s fastest indian

  • The World’s Fastest Indian
  • Directed by Roger Donaldson, this comedy-drama will have you laughing and cringing at the same time. The film follows an eccentric old man who uses his Indian motorcycle to set records at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Starring Anthony Hopkins, it was filmed entirely in New Zealand and opened in 2006.

It’s an uplifting story that will make you think about life and the meaning of it.

The film is based on the real life story of Jim Mollison, who broke the land speed record in 1970. The movie cinema Christchurch follows his journey from a motorcycle enthusiast to an eccentric man who used his Indian to set records at Bonneville Salt Flats.


Science Fiction movies are one of the most watched movies today. The genre is extremely popular among people of all ages and cultures. We have listed some of the best Science Fiction movies made in New Zealand for you to enjoy watching this weekend or any other day for that matter!