- Publish Date
- Saturday, 22 September 2018, 1:56PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's favourite film is Kiwi movie The Dark Horse, according to Flicks.co.nz.
The film website spoke to 10 politicians about their favourite films, including Simon Bridges, Winston Peters and Marama Davidson.
Speaking to Flicks about The Dark Horse, Ardern revealed she gave a copy to Oprah Winfrey.
"It's just such a gut-wrenching story, capturing a side of New Zealand that is both hopeful and devastatingly sad at the same time ... I found it incredibly moving," she said.
"The producers told me that one of Oprah's movies was the inspiration for making [it] so I tried to give her a copy when she came to New Zealand. I have no idea if she ever watched it!"
Simon Bridges revealed his favourite is the iconic Australian feature, The Castle.
"It's one of my all-time favourites," he said.
"Although it's an Aussie film it could just as easily be about a family of Kiwi battlers sticking up for themselves and it has some quality one liners. It's a classic."
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says his favourite is Pulp Fiction, and when asked why, he simply referenced the iconic scene in which Samuel L. Jackson recites Ezekiel 25:17.
Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says hers is Kiwi flick The Insatiable Moon - due to her father's starring role - while James Shaw's is Blade Runner.
National deputy leader Paula Bennett's favourite is the Nicole Kidman-Ewen McGregor classic Moulin Rouge, while ACT leader David Seymour praised the recent biopic McLaren.
This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.