Showing 44 titles of total 44 (country South Africa). 

Inxeba (2017)

# 14713 IMDb

Inxeba (2017)

(The Wound)

TaglineSome stories can't be retold

By John Trengove

Drama, Romance (1h 28min)

South Africa South Africa, Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, France France

Rated 6.7 after 981 votes on 08-Jul-18.

26 wins & 10 nominations

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best-kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.

24 Hours to Live (2017)

# 14256 IMDb R 

24 Hours to Live (2017)

TaglineContracted to kill. Fighting to survive.

By Brian Smrz

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller (1h 33min)

South Africa South Africa, China China, USA USA

Rated 5.7 after 3,874 votes on 02-Feb-18.

Making a rare foray into rock 'em, sock 'em action territory, Hawke plays a CIA agent who sacrifices everything for his employers, including his family and, ultimately, his own life. No sooner has he shuffled off this mortal coil, though, than he finds himself mysteriously resurrected for one last mission that's timed to last exactly 24 hours. Once the countdown clock embedded in his arm reaches (...)

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

# 14129 IMDb R 

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

By Bryan Buckley

Biography, Drama (1h 56min)

Somalia Somalia, Kenya Kenya, Sudan Sudan, South Africa South Africa, USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 1,503 votes on 28-Dec-17.

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

# 14806 IMDb R 

Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

(The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers)

By Oliver Schmitz

Drama (1h 46min)

South Africa South Africa, USA USA, Germany Germany

Rated 6.7 after 1,548 votes on 11-Aug-18.

5 wins & 15 nominations

SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS follows a jaded lawyer, John Weber (Steve Coogan), who takes on a seemingly hopeless multiple murder case and uncovers scandalous shortcomings in South Africa's capital punishment system as he mounts a defense for a prison guard traumatized by the executions he took part in.

From a House on Willow Street (2016)

# 13443 IMDb

From a House on Willow Street (2016)

By Alastair Orr

Horror (1h 30min)

South Africa South Africa

Rated 5.0 after 6,950 votes on 26-Aug-18.

2 wins & 2 nominations

After a young woman is kidnapped, her captors soon come to realize that in fact they may be the ones in danger and this young woman has a dark secret inside her.

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

# 13072 IMDb

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

By Richie Smyth

Action, Drama, Thriller, War (1h 48min)

Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 14,310 votes on 06-May-17.

1 nomination

In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quilan to Katanga, in Congo, to protect the inhabitants of the mining town of Jadotville in the beginning of a civil war. Meanwhile the UN advisor Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien launches a military attack named Operation Morthor against the French and Belgian mercenaries. Soon there is a reprisal from the mercenaries and (...)

Chappie (2015)

# 12186 IMDb

Chappie (2015)

TaglineI am discovery. I am wonder. I am chappie.

By Neill Blomkamp

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller (2h)

USA USA, Mexico Mexico, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.8 after 206,390 votes on 14-Sep-18.

3 nominations

In the near future, Indian born Deon Wilson (Dev Patel), is a high ranking executive in a Robotic Police Force company. When he comes up with an idea to make a self conscious robot named Chappie to protect better, his higher-ups disapprove it. Nonetheless, he makes it and when the company finds out, scraps the robot. When 2 small time criminals planning a $200 million heist find Chappie, they (...)

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

# 11845 IMDb

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

TaglineEveryone wants to find it.

By Peter Chelsom

Adventure, Comedy, Drama (2h)

UK UK, Germany Germany, Canada Canada, South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 39,356 votes on 14-May-18.

2 wins & 6 nominations

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

The Salvation (2014)

# 11716 IMDb

The Salvation (2014)

By Kristian Levring

Drama, Western (1h 32min)

Denmark Denmark, UK UK, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.7 after 31,331 votes on 06-Sep-18.

1 win & 8 nominations

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013)

# 13430 IMDb

Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013)

By Donovan Marsh (attached)

Comedy (1h 31min)

South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.3 after 912 votes on 21-Apr-17.

1 nomination

The year is 1991, and Spud Milton's long walk to manhood is still creeping along at an unnervingly slow pace. Approaching the ripe old age of fifteen and still no signs of the much anticipated ball-drop, Spud is coming to terms with the fact that he may well be a freak of nature. With a mother hell-bent on emigrating, a father making a killing out of selling homemade moonshine, and a demented (...)

Zulu (2013)

# 11445 IMDb

Zulu (2013)

By Jérôme Salle

Crime, Drama, Thriller (1h 50min)

France France, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.7 after 13,314 votes on 14-Oct-16.

2 wins

As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain. Today, Ali is chief of the homicide branch of the South African police in Cape Town. One of his staff is Brian Epkeen, a (...)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

# 11351 IMDb

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

TaglineIt is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

By Justin Chadwick

Biography, Drama, History (2h 21min)

UK UK, South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 22,380 votes on 31-Mar-17.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 28 nominations

Nelson Mandela is a South African lawyer who joins the African National Congress in the 1940s when the law under the Apartheid system's brutal tyranny proves useless for his people. Forced to abandon peaceful protest for armed resistance after the Sharpeville Massacre, Mandela pays the price when he and his comrades are sentenced to life imprisonment for treason while his wife, Winnie, is abused (...)

Under African Skies (2012)

# 13792 IMDb

Under African Skies (2012)

By Joe Berlinger

Documentary, Biography, History, Music (1h 48min)

USA USA, South Africa South Africa

Rated 7.8 after 428 votes on 05-Aug-18.

9 wins & 4 nominations

Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

Zambezia (2012)

# 10854 IMDb

Zambezia (2012)

TaglineUp, up and a long way from home.

By Wayne Thornley

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family (1h 23min)

South Africa South Africa

Rated 5.8 after 5,441 votes on 18-Apr-17.

1 win & 4 nominations

Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" where he discovers the truth about his origins and, in defending the city, learns how to be part of a community.

The Girl (2012)

# 10733 IMDb

The Girl (2012)

TaglineHe made her his star. And his darkest obsession.

By Julian Jarrold

Drama (1h 31min)

UK UK, South Africa South Africa, USA USA

Rated 6.2 after 5,963 votes on 02-Oct-17.

3 wins & 34 nominations

When Grace Kelly retires from films to marry Prince Rainier Alfred Hitchcock looks for a similar blonde and finds her in TV model,the little known Tippi Hedren,who will star in his film adaptation of horror story 'The Birds'. Hitchcock is obsessed with Tippi sexually and,when she rebuffs his advances,sadistically puts her through five days of filming where she is attacked and injured by real (...)

Safe House (2012)

# 10164 IMDb

Safe House (2012)

TaglineNo One Is Safe

By Daniel Espinosa

Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller (1h 55min)

USA USA, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.8 after 182,323 votes on 16-May-18.

1 win & 7 nominations

Matt Weston ('Ryan Reynolds' ) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) the CIA's most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house is overtaken by mercenaries who want Frost. Weston and Frost escape and must stay out of the gunmen's sight until they can get to another (...)

Black Butterflies (2011)

# 14249 IMDb Not Rated 

Black Butterflies (2011)

TaglineHer words united a whole continent.

By Paula van der Oest

Biography, Drama (1h 40min)

Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.2 after 1,814 votes on 02-Feb-18.

7 wins & 4 nominations

She searched for a home, she searched for love. Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of censorship. With men like Jack Cope and Andre Brink she found much love, but no home. In his first speech to the South African Parliament Nelson Mandela read her poem "The Dead Child of Nyanga" and addresses her as one of the finest poets of South Africa.

Life, Above All (2010)

# 09206 IMDb

Life, Above All (2010)

By Oliver Schmitz

Drama (1h 40min)

South Africa South Africa, Germany Germany

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 1,150 votes on 20-Feb-17.

3 wins & 3 nominations

"Life, Above All" is a emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t'aime"), it is based on the (...)

The Bang Bang Club (2010)

# 08671 IMDb

The Bang Bang Club (2010)

TaglineSometimes you get too close

By Steven Silver

Drama (1h 46min)

Canada Canada, South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 8,855 votes on 22-Sep-17.

7 nominations

A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

Spud (2010)

# 08335 IMDb

Spud (2010)

By Donovan Marsh


South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.7 after 2,261 votes on 21-Nov-17.

It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has (...)

Death Race 2 (2010)

# 07871 IMDb

Death Race 2 (2010)

By Roel Reiné

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller (1h 41min)

South Africa South Africa

Rated 5.6 after 23,602 votes on 23-Jul-16.

An origin story for convicted cop killer Frankenstein.

2010 FIFA World Cup Final: Netherlands vs. Spain (2010)

# 07446 Wikipedia

2010 FIFA World Cup Final: Netherlands vs. Spain (2010)

Sport (2h)

South Africa South Africa

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 11 July 2010 at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, to determine the winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Spain defeated the Netherlands 1–0 with a goal from Andrés Iniesta four minutes from the end of extra time. The match was marked by an unusually high number of yellow cards, mostly issued to the Dutch who were (...)

Darfur (2009)

# 13458 IMDb

Darfur (2009)

(Attack on Darfur)

By Uwe Boll

Drama, War (1h 38min)

Canada Canada, South Africa South Africa, Germany Germany

Rated 6.0 after 2,152 votes on 24-Jun-17.

American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.

Disgrace (2008)

# 06269 IMDb

Disgrace (2008)

TaglineWhat is a mad heart?

By Steve Jacobs

Drama (2h)

Australia Australia, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.6 after 4,765 votes on 01-Oct-17.

5 wins & 3 nominations

After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics.

Skin (2008)

# 06238 IMDb

Skin (2008)

By Anthony Fabian

Biography, Drama, Mystery (1h 47min)

UK UK, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.9 after 2,812 votes on 16-Nov-16.

10 wins & 5 nominations

Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Jerusalema (2008)

# 06033 IMDb

Jerusalema (2008)

TaglineIf you're going to steal...Steal big, and hope like hell you get away with it!

By Ralph Ziman

Action, Crime, Drama (2h)

South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.7 after 9,734 votes on 29-Nov-16.

6 wins

It begins in Soweto in the early 1990s, introducing the audience to two teenage boys, Lucky Kunene (Jafta Mamabolo) and his best friend Zakes (Motlatsi Mahloko). Lucky is an intelligent, ambitious youngster from a poor single parent home who is accepted into university. He doesn't, however, get a bursary, so he tries to earn money through various legitimate schemes. None of which succeed. (...)

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)

# 05256 IMDb

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)

By Anthony Minghella

Comedy, Drama, Mystery (1h 45min)

UK UK, South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.9 after 1,119 votes on 11-Feb-17.

A Botswana woman looses her father and inherits his fortune (180 cows, et al). In so doing she is able to start up a small local womens' detective agency - the first of it's kind in southern Africa. From a clientèle of zero she manages to build up a client base of interwoven cases.

Doomsday (2008)

# 04839 IMDb

Doomsday (2008)

TaglineThe End Is Nigh.

By Neil Marshall

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller (1h 53min)

UK UK, USA USA, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.0 after 63,889 votes on 02-Feb-17.

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched (...)

The World Unseen (2007)

# 05989 IMDb

The World Unseen (2007)

By Shamim Sarif

Drama (1h 34min)

South Africa South Africa, UK UK

Rated 6.8 after 3,093 votes on 16-Nov-17.

6 wins & 1 nomination

A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

Goodbye Bafana (2007)

# 04192 IMDb

Goodbye Bafana (2007)

(The Color of Freedom)

TaglineBased on the memoirs of Nelson Mandela's prison guard

By Bille August

Biography, Drama, History (2h 20min)

Germany Germany, France France, Belgium Belgium, South Africa South Africa, Italy Italy, UK UK, Luxembourg Luxembourg

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 10,966 votes on 30-Jul-18.

1 win & 1 nomination

A the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Rendition (2007)

# 03960 IMDb

Rendition (2007)

TaglineWhat if someone you love...just disappeared?

By Gavin Hood

Drama, Thriller (2h)

USA USA, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.8 after 50,801 votes on 01-Aug-18.

1 win & 2 nominations

When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside the US.

Flood (2007)

# 03937 IMDb

Flood (2007)

By Tony Mitchell

Action, Drama (1h 50min)

UK UK, South Africa South Africa, Canada Canada

Rated 4.8 after 5,709 votes on 15-Sep-18.

Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake. Top marine engineers and barrier experts Rob, his ex-wife Sam (...)

Catch a Fire (2006)

# 02277 IMDb

Catch a Fire (2006)

TaglineThe spark that ignites us, unites us.

By Phillip Noyce

Drama, History, Thriller (1h 41min)

France France, UK UK, South Africa South Africa, USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 9,665 votes on 22-Aug-18.

1 win & 3 nominations

A political thriller: the real-life story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical - until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further (...)

Wah-Wah (2005)

# 02450 IMDb

Wah-Wah (2005)

(Wah Wah)

TaglineEvery family has its own language.

By Richard E. Grant

Drama (1h 37min)

UK UK, France France, South Africa South Africa

Rated 6.9 after 2,711 votes on 10-Sep-17.

4 nominations

Set at the end of the 60's as Swaziland is about to receive Independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Richard E Grant at 12 (Zach Fox) through his parents traumatic separation, till he's 14 (Nicholas Hoult). It is based on true events from Richard E Grant's childhood

Tsotsi (2005)

# 01276 IMDb

Tsotsi (2005)


TaglineIn this world... redemption just comes once.

By Gavin Hood

Crime, Drama (1h 34min)

UK UK, South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 25,586 votes on 17-Apr-17.

Won Oscar. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader (Chweneyagae).

Yesterday (2004)

# 03420 IMDb

Yesterday (2004)

TaglinePowerless to change the past . . . She lived to change the future.

By Darrell Roodt

Drama (1h 36min)

South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 7.7 after 2,026 votes on 23-Aug-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations

After falling ill, Yesterday (Khumalo) learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

# 00069 IMDb TOP250 #193

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

TaglineWhen a country descended into madness and the world turned its back, one man had to make a choice

By Terry George

Drama, History, Thriller, War (2h 01min)

USA USA, UK UK, Italy Italy, South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 8.1 after 275,995 votes on 22-Feb-17.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 29 nominations

Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda--and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man (...)

Stander (2003)

# 02044 IMDb

Stander (2003)

TaglineGood cop. Great criminal.

By Bronwen Hughes

Drama, Action, Crime (1h 56min)

Canada Canada, Germany Germany, South Africa South Africa, UK UK

Fine! Rated 7.2 after 7,113 votes on 07-Nov-16.

2 nominations

"Stander" is based on the true story of André Stander, a South African homicide/robbery police captain who became one of the most notorious bank robbers in the country. After participating in the brutal killing in a riot in the line of duty, Stander decided to defy the very system he was part of, and set off on an audacious crime spree; robbing banks during his lunch hour then returning to the (...)

Bravo Two Zero (1999)

# 10355 IMDb

Bravo Two Zero (1999)

TaglineFrom Andy McNab's International Best Seller - A True Story Of The SAS Mission In The Gulf War!

By Tom Clegg

War, Adventure, Thriller (1h 55min)

South Africa South Africa, UK UK

Rated 6.9 after 3,485 votes on 24-Aug-18.

This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission was to take out the scud missiles which Saddam Hussein was using to terrorize his enemies, as well as to sever strategic communication lines between Baghdad and North West Iraq. This top secret mission was (...)

Dust Devil (1992)

# 05645 IMDb

Dust Devil (1992)

TaglineHe's not a serial killer. He's much worse.

By Richard Stanley

Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western (1h 43min)

South Africa South Africa, UK UK

Rated 6.3 after 3,931 votes on 22-Sep-18.

2 nominations

A shape shifter (Burke) comes from the desert in search of victims, a spirit the locals call "The Dust Devil". He prays on the lonely and the unloved, those that have already lost everything but life itself. Wendy (Field) has broken up with her husband and wanders aimlessly in her car. She picks up a stranger and begins having misgivings about picking him up when strange things begin to occur. (...)

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

# 08443 IMDb

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

TaglineThis time, everybody's going crazier.

By Jamie Uys

Comedy (1h 38min)

South Africa South Africa, Botswana Botswana, USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 13,017 votes on 10-Oct-16.

Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot and passenger of a small plane, who are each having a few problems of their own.

Zulu Dawn (1979)

# 09469 IMDb

Zulu Dawn (1979)

TaglineThe battle that shook the empire!

By Douglas Hickox

Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War (1h 55min)

USA USA, South Africa South Africa, Netherlands Netherlands

Rated 6.6 after 5,534 votes on 21-Aug-18.

1 win

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Despite the defeat, the Zulus are first humiliated at Rorke's Drift and then crushed at the Battle of Ulundi.

Animals Are Beautiful People (1974)

# 02094 IMDb

Animals Are Beautiful People (1974)

(Beautiful People)

TaglineSome folks call them animals

By Jamie Uys

Comedy, Documentary (1h 32min)

South Africa South Africa

Fine! Rated 8.3 after 2,925 votes on 28-Aug-16.

1 win & 1 nomination

Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

The Naked Prey (1966)

# 08374 IMDb

The Naked Prey (1966)

TaglineStripped, turned loose like a wild beast ... a manhunt of indescribable terror and screaming suspense!

By Cornel Wilde

Adventure (1h 36min)

South Africa South Africa, USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.4 after 4,330 votes on 20-Jun-18.

Nominated for Oscar

A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last surviving member is given "The Lion's Chance" by the tribal leader to be hunted down by a party of tribal warriors. Naked and weaponless he is set loose, (...)

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