Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi

Date of Birth: 16 Aug 1975

Country: New Zealand

Biography: Taika Waititi is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He is a recipient of an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Grammy Award, and has received two nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual list in 2022. [Wikipedia]

Total Credits at Criticker: 27 (Actor), 17 (Director), 14 (Writer), 2 (Creator)

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Find more information about Taika Waititi at The Internet Movie Database

Titles you haven't rated - Actor (27) | Director (17) | Writer (14) | Creator (2)

    Eagle vs. Shark
    From New Zealand comes a wickedly offbeat love story - a funny, fractured romance between two total misfits, woven into an all-consuming quest for revenge, and shot through with the strange, sweet hilarity of the human condition. (Miramax Films)
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    Scarfies
    Five kiwi flatmates find something growing in their basement much to their delight, but when the rightful owner comes knocking and finds that they have appropriated the goods things start to go awry. (imdb)
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    Boy
    It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. (imdb)
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    Green Lantern
    A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
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    What We Do in the Shadows
    Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. (imdb)
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    Thor: Ragnarok
    Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. (imdb)
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    Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh
    A small-town couple finds the perfect apartment in the big city, except there's one catch: the apartment is home to the ritualistic suicides of a deranged cult. (imdb)
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    The Captain
    The Captain (2013) - Short Film
    A man wakes up with a hangover, only to discover the consequences of his actions.
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    All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
    For the first time ever, The New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, known as the winningest team in global sports history, allows cameras into their super secretive world to witness one of their most difficult seasons yet. Over four months, they face the demands of the most physically grueling team sport on the planet to uphold a legacy of excellence and dominance that goes back well over a century. (amazon)
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    Jojo Rabbit
    A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
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    The Mandalorian
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    Save Ralph
    Save Ralph (2021) - Short Film
    Ralph, a bunny being interviewed for a documentary, goes through his daily routine as a "tester" in a lab.
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    Free Guy
    A bank teller discovers that he's actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.
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    What We Do in the Shadows
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    What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires
    Three male vampires who share an apartment are interviewed by a TV crew. (imdb)
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    The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
    English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings.
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    What If...?
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    Our Flag Means Death
    The year is 1717. Wealthy landowner Stede Bonnet has a midlife crisis and decides to blow up his cushy life to become a pirate. It does not go well. Based on a true story.
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    Thor: Love and Thunder
    Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct (imdb.com).
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    Lightyear
    Lightyear is a sci-fi action-adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans) — the hero who inspired the toy. The film reveals how a young test pilot became the Space Ranger that we all know him to be today (disneyfandom.com).
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    Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!!
    This film follows Bret McKenzie's career diversion from Flight of the Concords into Middle Earth and back again. We travel with Bret, Jemiane Clement and Taika Waititi to Edinburgh where the Flight of the Concords are due to perform. Coming to see their show are a group of Lord of the Ring's fans from around the World who have all noticed McKenzie's brief role as an extra the The Fellowship of the Ring. See what happens when these fans meet each other and the Elf they have called FIGWIT (imdb)
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    Radiradirah
    Radiradirah (2010) - TV Series
    An all-star team of Kiwi talent contributed to this sketch comedy — including Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, the bro'Town team, and 'special guest stars' Jemaine Clement and John Clarke. In-between one-off and ongoing sketches, there were regular appearances (of) an oddball alien character with plans for planet Earth. There were also animated inserts like laconic sheep tale The Pen, FOT and the Kiwi accents of Beached Az... Bro'Town creator Elizabeth Mitchell was producer and lead director. (NZOS)
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    Turangawaewae
    Turangawaewae (2002) - Short Film
    Actor Wi Kuki Kaa plays Tiare, a Vietnam War veteran who is dislocated by his experiences of war, and homelessness. He wanders the city streets, collecting ephemera in plastic bags. Nancy Brunning plays his daughter, who, with her own daughter, visits their reluctant koro to convince him to visit his ancestral home. The result is a moving story about a man jolted to find his turangawaewae, and the whanau that helps him get there. (NZ On Screen)
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    Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
    Documentary portrait of pioneering filmmaker and mother Merata Mita, detailing how her filmmaking intersected with the lives of her children and indigenous filmmakers globally, and featuring rare archival footage dating back to 1977. (imdb)
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    Heinous Crime
    Heinous Crime (2004) - Short Film
    Two players, one heinous crime to be revealed. (imdb)
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    Shrimp
    Shrimp (2018) - TV Movie
    Shrimp explores the strange, interwoven and often hilarious daily lives of the women and men who work and play in a Los Angeles BDSM den.
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    Next Goal Wins
    Story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001. With the 2014 World Cup approaching, the team recruits a down on his luck, maverick coach (Fassbender) to help turn their fate around. (imdb)
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