10 Best Movies on Hotstar in New Zealand

Hotstar is the most popular service in India, primarily known for streaming cricket matches, Bollywood movies, TV series, and a wide range of content in Hindi and Tamil.

Nevertheless, Disney+ Hotstar is a streaming channel with geographical restrictions. When it is accessible in specific regions, its complete content library is exclusively accessible within India.

Hotstar offers a diverse selection of top-notch Indian films, television series, and English shows, including titles like Dayaa, Pop Kaun, Aashiqana Season 4, The Trial: Pyaar Kanoon Dhokha, The Freelancer, Bigg Boss, and Akhri Sach.

In addition to this impressive lineup, Hotstar also provides an extensive library of international content. Moreover, users can indulge in live sporting events such as the India vs. Australia 2023 series and IPL 2023 via the Disney+ Hotstar platform using the Hotstar India app.

The Favorite

A historical drama film set in the early 18th century in England. The film follows the political and personal struggles of two women in the court of Queen Anne, as they both vie for the Queen’s favor and control over the country. 

DirectorYorgos Lanthimos
Release Date23 November 2018 (USA)
GenreBiography, Comedy, Drama
CastOlivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
IMDb rating7.5/10

Coco

A heartwarming animated film about a young boy named Miguel who sets out on a journey to the Land of the Dead to learn about his family’s ancestors and fulfill his dream of becoming a musician.

 The film is a celebration of life, family, and the importance of remembering those who have passed on. 

DirectorLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
Release DateNovember 22, 2017 (USA)
GenreAnimation, Adventure, Comedy
CastAnthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
IMDb rating8.4 /10

Inside Out

It is an innovative animated movie that delves into the inner workings of a young girl’s mind. 

The protagonist, Riley, is portrayed as having five distinct emotions: Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness. The film guides the audience through the journey of these emotions as they navigate through Riley’s memories and influence her life experiences.

DirectorPete Docter 
Release DateJune 19, 2015
GenreAnimation, Adventure, Comedy 
CastAmy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black 
IMDb rating8.2/10

Pink

A critically acclaimed Bollywood film about three young women who live together in Delhi and the legal and personal challenges they face after a chance encounter with a politician’s nephew leads to a series of events that threaten to derail their lives. 

The film is a powerful commentary on the Indian justice system, gender-based violence, and the fight for justice. 

DirectorAniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Release DateSeptember 16, 2016
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
CastAmitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari 
IMDb rating8.1 /10

Kaithi

An action-thriller film that takes place over a single night and follows a prisoner who has been released on parole to meet his daughter for the first time in years. The film explores themes of fatherhood, loyalty, and the consequences of one’s actions.

DirectorLokesh Kanagaraj
Release Date25 October 2019 (India)
GenreAction, Adventure, Crime
CastKarthi, Narain, Arjun Das
IMDb rating8.5/10

Tu Hai Mera Sunday

A Hindi-language Indian film that follows the lives of a group of friends in Mumbai as they search for a place to play soccer on Sundays.

DirectorMilind Dhaimade
Release Date6 October 2016
GenreComedy, Drama
CastBarun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Avinash Tiwary,
IMDb rating7.7/10

Premam

A Malayalam-language Indian coming-of-age film that follows the life of a young man named George, from his school days to his adult years, as he navigates the ups and downs of love.

DirectorAlphonse Puthren
Release Date29 May 2015
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
CastNivin Pauly, Madonna Sebastian, Sai Pallavi,
IMDb rating8.3/10

Black Swan

The film is a psychological thriller that delves into the complex relationship between a veteran ballerina and a newcomer, both of whom are vying for the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”

DirectorDarren Aronofsky
Release DateDecember 3, 2010
GenreDrama, Thriller
CastNatalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
IMDb rating8.0/10

Jigarthanda

A Tamil-language Indian film that tells the story of an aspiring film-maker who goes to the city of Madurai in search of a local gangster to make a film about his life.

DirectorKarthik Subbaraj
Release Date1 August 2014
GenreAction, Comedy, Crime
CastSiddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon
IMDb rating8.2/10

Gaalipata

 A Kannada-language Indian film that follows three friends as they embark on a journey to the mountains to seek out a former school teacher.

DirectorYograj Bhat
Release Date18 July 2008
GenreComedy, Musical, Romance
CastGanesh, Rajesh Krishnan, Diganth
IMDb rating8.2/10

Wrap Up!

With a wide range of movies, from emotionally gripping dramas to exciting action-packed films, Hotstar has something to cater to every taste. Whether you’re craving a cheerful comedy or a deep, contemplative drama, Hotstar has got you covered. So, get your popcorn ready and prepare for a movie-watching extravaganza, as these are the top films currently available for streaming on Hotstar in 2023.

Unsa Faheem

Unsa Faheem is a seasoned content writer specializing in the streaming industry. With a keen eye for the latest trends in TV shows, movies, and celebrity culture, She brings her expertise and enthusiasm to each piece she writes. Her work is characterized by insightful analysis and a deep understanding of the evolving media landscape.
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