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Movies and TV

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Take your pick from over 10,000 films - action movies, indie documentaries, or binge-worthy dramas. Stream them for free.

Read about your favourite films, directors, and actors.

eResources: Streaming video

Access Video

World-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, and helpful instructional videos on every known subject.

Kanopy

On-demand streaming video service with a large collection of award-winning independent, international and classic films, and documentaries.

New Zealand Geographic Archive

Over 600 in-depth features about natural history and culture. Includes NZGeo TV which contains hundreds of hours of natural history video.

Story Box Library

The best place for children to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers. It's storytime, anytime!

New in movies and TV

Find your favourite genre

#LibraryFromHome

What do you want to watch?

Check out these top picks from Access Video to add to your viewing schedule.

Women's Lives: Streaming movies and documentaries

A selection of of movies and documentaries with girls and women front and centre, showing strength, courage and just plain stunning ability.

Get your musical fix on Kanopy

There's a wealth of amazing music documentaries on Kanopy. Here are some favourites in blues, jazz and a little rock.

Odd socks? Put on a sock puppet play!

Valerie suggests online resources to help inspire you in making puppets from odd socks - a great way to keep kids entertained at home.

#LibraryFromHome: YA films and docos on Kanopy

A handpicked playlist of documentaries and films that you can stream online with Kanopy.

Story Box Library

The best place for children to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers. It's storytime, anytime!

#LibraryFromHome: The Fashion Edition

Fashon eMagazines, eBooks, and online movies to please your fashion palate.

Just for Kids

Kid-safe streaming video content, including Sesame Street, Arthur, Berenstain Bears, Dr Seuss and more.

What's hot: Taika Waititi

Director, writer, actor and Oscar-winner. Watch his films on DVD or streaming video.

Frocks and Bodices: BBC period dramas

Simone recommends some great BBC period dramas, films and TV series available online via Access Video.

Movies and TV for tamariki

Movies and tv for tamariki

Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, & Arthur.

Story Box Library

The best place for children to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers. It's storytime, anytime!

What do you want to watch?

Check out these top picks from Access Video to add to your viewing schedule.

Books and magazines

New Zealand movies and TV

See also:

New Zealand on Screen
Hundreds of clips from New Zealand films and television available to watch for free. Includes some full length movies and episodes of television series.

Canterbury Film Society
Non-profit incorporated society that aims to screen interesting films (foreign films in particular).

New Zealand International Film Festival
New Zealand’s popular Film Festival visits Christchurch in winter.

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