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Ngā kiriata - Movies

This page aims to be a guide to movie (and television) resources at the library - and covers both our audiovisual resources and our book collections in this area. Have a browse!

Photo of a shelf of DVDs at the library.

Explore our film and TV resources

Booklist: Film in Aotearoa

Recent film and TV stories

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  • Legacy of Star Wars

    It’s been 25 years since the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
  • Staff Picks: The Best DVDs of 2023

    It’s time once again to present the best films and TV shows of 2023 in our collection, as chosen by our librarians.
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Magazine roundup

Want to check out what's in the latest issue of your favourite movie magazine? Here are some magazines we have available physically at our libraries:

You can also find a selection of eMagazines about film and TV through Libby here.

What's on in Wellington?

Local Cinemas

Cinema guides

  • Flicks
    Trailers, descriptions, ratings and session times for films in New Zealand cinemas.
  • Wellington Film Society
    Join the society or buy a sampler to see old and new gems from throughout the world.
  • Wellington Film Guide
    Session times and reviews for current and upcoming releases.
  • Noremote.co.nz
    Session times for films in all Wellington (and Christchurch) theatres.

Local Festivals

NZ News, Reviews, Media

  • Screen Hub
    Daily online film and television industry news & vacancies.
  • Lumiere
    NZ site with film criticism, reviews and forum.
  • New Zealand Herald
    Daily reviews, competitions, entertainment news.