South Africa

by sinclair-graham | created - 28 Dec 2014 | updated - 07 Sep 2016 | Public

Scenes, scenarios and characters the describes the South African culture.

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1. White Wedding (2009)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

60 Metascore

A young groom and his best man lost on the road trip to the wedding, run into a young English doctor.

Director: Jann Turner | Stars: Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jodie Whittaker, Zandile Msutwana

Votes: 569 | Gross: $0.01M

2. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 49,898 | Gross: $30.03M

3. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

Votes: 470,850 | Gross: $57.37M

4. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

81 Metascore

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 613,312 | Gross: $115.65M

5. Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)

103 min | Drama

In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson, Joyce Carey

Votes: 523

6. Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

A South African preacher goes to search for his wayward son, who has committed a crime in the big city.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene, Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 1,625 | Gross: $0.68M

7. Fiela se Kind (1988)

105 min | Drama

A coloured woman in South Africa finds a white baby on her doorstep and raises him as her own. Nine years later,he is discovered and taken away.

Director: Katinka Heyns | Stars: Shaleen Surtie-Richards, André Rossouw, Lida Botha, Dawid Minnaar

Votes: 157

8. Trevor Noah: That's Racist (2012 Video)

97 min | Documentary, Comedy

In Johannesburg, Trevor Noah talks about the issues of racism. Cleverly placing a comedic spin to each problem.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 305

9. Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal (2011 Video)

99 min | Documentary, Comedy

Filmed during his "farewell for now" tour of SA before leaving for America, this DVD has Noah delivering more of his razor-sharp comedy that takes no prisoners.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 241

10. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 25,425 | Gross: $8.32M

11. Invictus: Mandela - One Man One Nation (2010 Video)

Short, Sport

Bonus feature for the DVD/Blu-ray of the film Invictus (2009).

12. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), in his first term as President of South African, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 142,885 | Gross: $37.49M

13. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013–2018)
Episode: South Africa (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure

In this episode, Bourdain visits the suburb of Hillbrow (which remains a dangerous locale), spends a day in the life of a taxi driver and discovers the culture and food that make up modern day Johannesburg.

Director: Sally Freeman | Star: Anthony Bourdain

Votes: 66

14. A Place for Weeping (1986)

PG | 88 min | Drama

South Africa has a conflicted past, a beautiful landscape, and Africa's strongest economic engine. The multiple ethnic groups give the country vitality and instability. View the multicultural cities, and the striking rural environments.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: James Whyle, Gcina Mhlophe, Charles Comyn, Norman Coombes

Votes: 23

15. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 59,690 | Gross: $3.97M

16. Skeleton Coast (1988)

R | 98 min | Action, History, War

During the Angola Civil War, CIA agent Michael Smith is captured by the Communists, prompting a rescue mission organized by his father aided by hired mercenaries.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Robert Vaughn, Oliver Reed, Herbert Lom

Votes: 448

17. Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,872

18. Shaka Zulu (1986)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,696

19. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

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

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Terry Pheto

Votes: 26,958 | Gross: $2.91M

20. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,802

22. Sands of the Kalahari (1965)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

After a small aircraft crashes in the Kalahari Desert, one of the seven passengers decides that his survival chances would increase if he would eliminate the other men in the group.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Stuart Whitman, Susannah York, Harry Andrews

Votes: 1,061

23. The Angels' Share (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 22,129 | Gross: $0.30M



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