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Sam Neill

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Dean SpanleyDean Spanley (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Toa Fraser
Feat. Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole
This Kiwi–British production cross–breed is a charmingly eccentric, surprisingly moving 'drawing room' drama set in Edwardian Britain in…
SkinSkin (2008)
Dir. Anthony Fabian
Feat. Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige
Stirring biopic of a black girl born to two white parents in Apartheid era South Africa.
Crusoe (TV Series)Crusoe (TV Series) (2008)
Feat. Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa, Sam Neill
Lavishly mounted, if undeniably corny production of Daniel Defoe’s island classic, with the titular castaway fending off pirates, mutineers and…
Under the MountainUnder the Mountain (2009)
Dir. Jonathan King
Feat. Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride, Sam Neill
The special effects are right up to spec, and it's a step up for the director of BLACK SHEEP, but in souping up its source material for a teenage…
DaybreakersDaybreakers (2009)
Dir. The Spierig Brothers
Feat. Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill
Inventive take on the vampire genre has a world populated with the fanged undead facing a food shortage with the human population rapidly dwindling.…
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga' HooleLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga' Hoole (2010) Recommended
Dir. Zack Snyder
Feat. Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Helen Mirren
A young owl who is abducted by an evil Owl army, and must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.…
Hunter, TheHunter, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. Daniel Nettheim
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor
Willem Dafoe plays a mercenary sent to hunt for an endangered Tasmanian tiger in this sparse, psychological showcase of the Australian wilderness.
Vow, TheVow, The (2012)
Dir. Michael Sucsy
Feat. Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange
More fodder for helpless romantics, with beefcake romeo Channing Tatum losing his new bride (Rachel McAdams, naturally) to amnesia via a car…
Alcatraz (TV Series)Alcatraz (TV Series) (2012)
Feat. Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill
A short–lived but engrossing policier with a mystery hook – a la LOST – which re–imagines San Francisco's Alcatraz prison as…
Harry (TV Series)Harry (TV Series) (2013)
Feat. Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu
Oscar Kightley plays a grieving South Auckland detective swamped by a series of armed robberies in this dark, authentic local policier, a welcome…
Escape Plan Escape Plan (2013)
Dir. Mikael Håfström
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent
When a structural–security authority (Stallone) finds himself incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his…
Adventurer, The - The Curse of the Midas BoxAdventurer, The - The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
Dir. Jonathan Newman
Feat. Aneurin Barnard, Lena Headey, Sam Neill
Spiffy period adventure set in Victorian England about a teenager racing to find the eponymous 'Midas Box', a treasure which can turn any object to…
Peaky Blinders (TV Series)Peaky Blinders (TV Series) (2013) Recommended
Feat. Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory
A gangster epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy…
A Long Way DownA Long Way Down (2014)
Dir. Pascal Chaumeil
Feat. Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots
Four lost souls – a disgraced TV presenter, a foul–mouthed teen, an isolated single mother and a solipsistic muso – decide to end…
Why ANZAC with Sam NeillWhy ANZAC with Sam Neill (Tides of Blood) (2015)
Feat. Sam Neill
Sam Neill examines the enduring myths of the Anzac legend, sharing his family's war stories and uncovering forgotten truths. From the Gallipoli…
Daughter, TheDaughter, The (2015)
Dir. Simon Stone
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Miranda Otto, Paul Schneider
Australian melodrama based on Henrik Ibsen's play "The Wild Duck", in which a prodigal son's return home to a small logging town reveals a dark…
And Then There Were None (Mini-series)And Then There Were None (Mini-series) (2015)
Feat. Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody
A three–part miniseries based on the popular Agatha Christie novel, perhaps her darkest and most sinister work. Ten strangers are invited to an…
BacktrackBacktrack (2015)
Dir. Michael Petroni
Feat. Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, George Shevtsov
Australian paranormal thriller about a psychotherapist (Adrian Brody) who is plagued by sinister visions after the death of his daughter. Returning…
Hunt for the WilderpeopleHunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Aro Favourite
Dir. Taika Waititi
Feat. Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
A feel–good comic misadventure in which a rebellious city kid and his reluctant foster uncle become subjects of a manhunt after they "go bush"…
Tutankhamun (TV Mini-series)Tutankhamun (TV Mini-series) (2016)
Dir. Peter Webber
Feat. Max Irons, Jonathan Aris, Sam Neill
A four–part dramatisation of how a penniless, ostracised archaeologist named Howard Carter became a household name following his discovery of…
Tommy's HonourTommy's Honour (2016)
Dir. Jason Connery
Feat. Jack Lowden, Peter Mullan, Sam Neill
Father and son camaraderie and rivalry lies at the heart of this bittersweet tale of the real–life founders of the modern game of golf set in…
Sweet CountrySweet Country (2017) Recommended
Dir. Warwick Thornton
Feat. Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown
A sparse and beautifully shot film from the director of SAMSON AND DELILAH, telling a profound morality tale of almost biblical proportions, and…
Commuter, TheCommuter, The (2018)
Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra
Feat. Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
A breakneck thriller starring latterday action man Liam Neeson, who here plays an insurance salesman who is unwittingly recruited into a murder…
The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam NeillThe Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill (2018) Recommended
Feat. Sam Neill
250 years after Captain James Cook began his epic exploration of the Pacific, Sam Neill journeys in the wake, uncovering stories that resonate from…
Palm BeachPalm Beach (2019)
Dir. Rachel Ward
Feat. Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Aaron Jeffery
Veteran Australian actor Rachel Ward directs this ensemble comedy in which lifelong friends of a privileged class reunite for a party at Sydney's…
Ride Like a GirlRide Like a Girl (2019)
Dir. Rachel Griffiths
Feat. Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton
Gritty and passionate racing drama based on the true story of jockey Michelle Payne, who fulfilled a life–long dream of winning the Melbourne…
BlackbirdBlackbird (2019)
Dir. Roger Michell
Feat. Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska
An effective remake of the 2014 Danish drama SILENT HEART (2014), with Susan Sarandon playing a terminally ill mother who arranges to bring her…
RamsRams (2020)
Dir. Jeremy Sims
Feat. Sam Neill, Michael Caton, Miranda Richardson
Aussie re–imagining of the hit Icelandic comedy RAMS (2016), with Sam Neill the obvious choice to play a farmer in a decades long war with his…

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