South Africa (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

8.2
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Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 83,756

2. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 106,297 | Gross: $45.09M

3. District 9 (2009)

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

7.9
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81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race, forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth, suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

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

Votes: 610,064 | Gross: $115.65M

4. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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52 Metascore

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 194,608 | Gross: $126.37M

5. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 216,380 | Gross: $31.57M

6. Momentum (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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18 Metascore

Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between... See full summary »

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy, Morgan Freeman, Jenna Saras

Votes: 12,813

7. Lake Placid: Legacy (2018 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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Legacy finds the team of young explorers out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern day maps and hidden behind electric fences. However, once they reach the center of the lake... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Sai Bennett, Luke Newton

Votes: 1,458

8. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

7.3
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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: 49,658 | Gross: $30.03M

9. Samson (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama

4.4
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17 Metascore

After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff | Stars: Taylor James, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy

Votes: 3,664 | Gross: $4.72M

10. 24 Hours to Live (2017)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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37 Metascore

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Director: Brian Smrz | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 10,638

11. Dust Devil (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Chelsea Field, Zakes Mokae, John Matshikiza

Votes: 4,305

12. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Furkan Bayraktar, Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean

Votes: 29,267

13. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery

4.3
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8 Metascore

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley

Votes: 7,858 | Gross: $1.78M

14. The Harvesters (2018)

102 min | Drama

6.3
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South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is ... See full summary »

Director: Etienne Kallos | Stars: Brent Vermeulen, Alex van Dyk, Juliana Venter, Morné Visser

Votes: 268

15. Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010 Video)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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In San Cazador, California, the clumsy vampire hunter Edgar Frog is evicted from his trailer. But the best-seller writer Gwen Lieber offers him a job to destroy the head vampire DJ X that ... See full summary »

Director: Dario Piana | Stars: Corey Feldman, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Casey B. Dolan, Jamison Newlander

Votes: 3,854

16. Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Inge Beckmann, Mbulelo Grootboom

Votes: 2,098

17. Moffie (2019)

99 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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Nicholas has long known he is different, that there is something shameful and unacceptable in him that must stay hidden, denied even. But South Africa's minority government are embroiled in... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey, Stefan Vermaak

Votes: 41

18. Red Scorpion (1988)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure

5.2
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A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 7,789 | Gross: $4.19M

19. Fiela se Kind (2019)

Drama

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A coloured woman living in the arid Karoo takes in a lost white child and raises him as her own. Nine years later, the boy is removed and forced to live in the Knysna Forest with a family of woodcutters who claim that he is theirs.

Director: Brett Michael Innes | Stars: Melissa Willering, Drikus Volschenk, Wayne Smith, Carla Classen

20. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Brandon Auret, Natalie Becker, Emmanuel Castis, Michael Gross

Votes: 5,862

21. Spud (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Jamie Royal, Sven Ruygrok

Votes: 2,402

22. Alison (II) (2016)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead - or so they thought. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. This is Alison's tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.

Director: Uga Carlini | Stars: Christia Visser, De Klerk Oelofse, Alison Botha, Zak Hendrikz

Votes: 601

23. House on Willow Street (2016)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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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.

Director: Alastair Orr | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Carlyn Burchell, Steven John Ward, Gustav Gerdener

Votes: 7,788

24. Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (2014 Video)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Cameo-heavy music video filled with Zef counter-culture movement abstract imagery.

Director: Ninja | Stars: Die Antwoord, Sunny Balzary, Flash, Flea

Votes: 392

25. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen

Votes: 3,532 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Space Mutiny (1988)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

2.1
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A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.

Directors: David Winters, Neal Sundstrom | Stars: Reb Brown, John Phillip Law, James Ryan, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 6,343

27. Young Ones (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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47 Metascore

Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning

Votes: 8,805

29. Knuckle City (2019)

124 min | Crime

6.9
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An aging, womanizing professional boxer and his career-criminal brother take one last shot at success and get more than they've bargained for.

Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | Stars: Sivuyile Ngesi, Bongile Mantsai, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Patrick Ndlovu

Votes: 17

30. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 sons.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros

Votes: 15,098 | Gross: $6.29M

31. The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt

Votes: 4,630

32. Khumba (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.7
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40 Metascore

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

Director: Anthony Silverston | Stars: Jake T. Austin, Adrian Rhodes, Sam Riegel, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 5,089 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Flatland (2019)

117 min | Adventure, Western

6.3
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A contemporary Western, a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. A portrait of femininity against a hostile land, questioning what it means to be a woman today in South Africa and the world at large.

Director: Jenna Cato Bass | Stars: Faith Baloyi, Nicole Fortuin, Izel Bezuidenhout, De Klerk Oelofse

Votes: 85

34. Sniper: Reloaded (2011 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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The son of a renowned sniper decides to track down the sniper who ambushed his squad when they were sent to rescue a white planter in the Congo.

Director: Claudio Fäh | Stars: Chad Michael Collins, Richard Sammel, Annabel Wright, Billy Zane

Votes: 6,889

35. Girl from Nowhere (2017)

85 min | Drama

3.8
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A Cape Town couple, Katherine and Hugh, are headed to their mountain getaway, when they pick up a young woman hitchhiker, Liza, who carries a gun and may or may not be the devil herself.

Director: Mark Jackson | Stars: Tamryn Speirs, Scot Cooper, Christia Visser

Votes: 130

36. Hunting Emma (2017)

TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been easy prey. But life is full of surprises

Director: Byron Davis | Stars: Leandie du Randt, Neels van Jaarsveld, Tim Theron, Bouwer Bosch

Votes: 853

37. Discreet (2008)

82 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Working girl Monique has always been able to give her clients exactly what they want. Thomas has always been exactly what everyone else has expected. Tonight he will demand the one thing of Monique that she's reluctant to offer: Honesty.

Director: Joshua Rous | Stars: James Gracie, Anel Alexander, Shireen Hollier, Patrick Shai

Votes: 252

38. Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)

120 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.3
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73 Metascore

Lives change forever when Tau, the young lion, kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town.

Director: Michael Matthews | Stars: Vuyo Dabula, Zethu Dlomo, Hamilton Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi

Votes: 604

39. I Am All Girls

Thriller | Post-production

A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Erica Wessels, Deon Lotz, Hlubi Mboya, Cindy Swanepoel

40. The Wound (2017)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: John Trengove | Stars: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay, Thobani Mseleni

Votes: 1,403 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

PG | 116 min | Drama

6.7
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Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a African farmer on steroids of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm to his loyal subjects in the midst of political unrest and ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Frank Rautenbach, Jeanne Neilson, Hamilton Dlamini, Candice D'Arcy

Votes: 2,664

42. The Perfect Wave (2014)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

4.6
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The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Macdonald | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix

Votes: 1,032

43. Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Jamie Bartlett, Kevin Collins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 3,619

44. Shark Attack 2 (2000 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.1
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The mutant sharks from Dr. Craven's experiments in "Shark Attack 1" are back, this time choosing Cape Town, South Africa as their hunting ground. Two sisters, Amy and Samantha, while diving... See full summary »

Director: David Worth | Stars: Thorsten Kaye, Nikita Ager, Dan Metcalfe, Caroline Bruins

Votes: 2,199

45. Otelo Burning (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.2
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60 Metascore

When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend, Tau Modise, they step into a world ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Blecher | Stars: Jafta Mamabolo, Thomas Gumede, Sihle Xaba, Tshepang Mohlomi

Votes: 69

46. Cuckold (I) (2015)

95 min | Drama

5.2
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When an assistant professor's wife leaves him his life spirals into a world of debauchery, with only the hope of an old friend to save him from ruin.

Director: Charlie Vundla | Stars: Terry Pheto, Louis Roux, Charlie Vundla

Votes: 16

47. Kill and Kill Again (1981)

PG | 100 min | Action, Drama

5.3
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Dr. Horatio Kane has been kidnapped, and is being forced to create an army of martial artists who will help take over the world. His daughter, Kandy Kane, enlists the help of Steve Chase (... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Hall | Stars: James Ryan, Anneline Kriel, Michael Mayer, Marloe Scott Wilson

Votes: 466

48. Kanarie (2018)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama, Musical, War

7.9
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A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as ... See full summary »

Director: Christiaan Olwagen | Stars: Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys, Gérard Rudolf

Votes: 209

49. Adventures in Zambezia (2012)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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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", ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Thornley | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 6,156

50. The Lullaby (2017)

86 min | Horror

4.8
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48 Metascore

Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her loving ... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Reine Swart, Thandi Puren, Brandon Auret, Deànré Reiners

Votes: 1,128


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