Stuck in lockdown with nothing to do but sit on your sofa and stream? Thanks to the multitude of streaming services now available in NZ, it can sometimes be difficult to find something to watch. Not because there’s nothing to watch, rather there’s too much choice. You can spend all evening just flicking through menus looking for the top streaming shows and films currently available.
So to help make your viewing life easier, Canstar joined up with JustWatch, to bring you a regular round-up of the top shows and films currently playing in lounge rooms across the country.
NZ’s Top-Ranked Streaming Movies*
1 Field of Dreams (Rent: Apple TV/Google Play)
2 A Quiet Place Part II (Rent: Apple TV/Google Play/NEON)
3 Wrath of Man (Rent: Apple TV/Google Play/NEON)
4 Space Jam: A New Legacy (Rent: Apple TV/Google Play/NEON)
5 Suicide Squad (Rent: Apple TV/NEON)
6 The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Rent: Apple TV/Google Play/NEON)
7 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Rent: Apple TV/NEON)
8 Spider-Man (Rent: Apple TV/Google Play/NEON)
9 Promising Young Woman (Rent: Apple TV/Google Play/NEON)
10 Jungle Cruise (Disney +)
NZ’s Top-Ranked Streaming Shows*
1 The White Lotus (NEON)
2 Nine Perfect Strangers (Prime Video)
3 Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
4 The Walking Dead (NEON)
5 Doctor Who (Prime Video)
6 Titans (Netflix)
7 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NEON, Netflix)
8 KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF (Prime Video)
9 Unforgotten (TVNZ)
10 Manifest (TVNZ)
*Based on JustWatch popularity score 31/08/2021
If you’re into streaming and have never heard of JustWatch, here’s a quick heads-up. JustWatch is a streaming guide that collates what’s on offer from all the big players, meaning you don’t have to individually access each streaming service to find what you’re after.
For instance, type in the name of a show or movie, and JustWatch will list and provide links to all the platforms on which you can stream, rent or buy the show/movie. You can even filter by best price (including whether it’s available for free), and availability in SD, HD or 4K resolution. For more info on JustWatch, click the link below.
→ Related article: What is JustWatch – the Free Streaming Guide?
Stream with the best broadband
If you want to watch streaming TV, an ultra-fast broadband plan is essential. And if you want to know more about the best providers in the market, Canstar can help.
To help you get a clearer picture of broadband providers in NZ, Canstar Blue rates all the big providers annually. We survey thousands of broadband customers and ask them to score their providers across categories including Value for Money, Network Performance and Customer Service.
Canstar Blue’s latest review of NZ internet providers compares NOW, 2degrees, Bigpipe, Contact, MyRepublic, Nova Energy, Orcon, Slingshot, Spark, Stuff Fibre, Trustpower and Vodafone, and awards the best our 5 Star rating:
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Canstar Blue NZ Research finalised in March 2020, published in April 2020.
See Our Ratings Methodology
The table above is an abridged version of our full research, so to find out more about NZ’s best broadband providers, just click on the big button at the bottom of this story.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar’s Editor, Bruce Pitchers. Bruce began his career writing about pop culture, and spent a decade in sports journalism. More recently, he’s applied his editing and writing skills to the world of finance and property. Prior to Canstar, he worked as a freelancer, including for The Australian Financial Review, the NZ Financial Markets Authority, and for real estate companies on both sides of the Tasman.