South Africa (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

Silverton Siege (2022)

TV-MA | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Follows three young freedom fighters who seek refuge in a South African bank in Silverton, and take the bank and its customers hostage and would only release them in exchange for the release of Nelson Mandela.

Director: Mandla Dube | Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Michelle Mosalakae, Sarah Kozlowski, Thabo Rametsi

Votes: 2,627

Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 102,243

Savage Beauty (2022– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama

Seeking revenge for her tragic past, a mysterious woman embeds herself in a powerful family who possess a global beauty empire - and dark secrets.

Stars: Rosemary Zimu, Dumisani Mbebe, Nthati Moshesh, Jesse Suntele

Votes: 209

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021)
5.7
48 metascore

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Six people unwillingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive. Joining forces with two of the original survivors, they soon discover they've all played the game before.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Thomas Cocquerel

Votes: 40,355 | Gross: $25.19M

Escape Room (I) (2019)
6.4
48 metascore

Escape Room (I) (2019)

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

Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms and must use their wits to survive.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine

Votes: 117,660 | Gross: $57.01M

The Empty Man (2020)

R | 137 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.

Director: David Prior | Stars: James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Sasha Frolova, Samantha Logan

Votes: 25,928

The Fall (2006)
7.8
64 metascore

The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 111,548 | Gross: $2.28M

The Giver (2014)
6.4
47 metascore

The Giver (2014)

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

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: 118,361 | Gross: $45.09M

Escape from Pretoria (2020)
6.8
56 metascore

Escape from Pretoria (2020)

PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa.

Director: Francis Annan | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter

Votes: 34,884

District 9 (2009)
7.9
81 metascore

District 9 (2009)

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

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: 670,989 | Gross: $115.65M

Safe House (2012)
6.7
52 metascore

Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Thriller

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: 220,877 | Gross: $126.37M

Around the World in 80 Days (2021– )

PG | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy

Gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg sets out on a quest to travel around the world and back home in a period of 80 days.

Stars: David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesch, Jason Watkins

Votes: 8,462

Monster Hunter (I) (2020)
5.2
47 metascore

Monster Hunter (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When Cpt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Feature film based on the video game by Capcom.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, T.I.

Votes: 55,878

Dredd (2012)
7.1
60 metascore

Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 270,178 | Gross: $13.41M

Doomsday (2008)
5.9
51 metascore

Doomsday (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, Caryn Peterson

Votes: 76,671 | Gross: $10.96M

Professionals (2020– )

48 min | Action, Adventure

After their advanced medical satellite explodes on deployment, billionaire futurist Peter Swann, and his fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Graciela "Grace" Davila, turn to a hardened former counterintelligence officer.

Stars: Tom Welling, Brendan Fraser, Elena Anaya, Stevel Marc

Votes: 1,277

Gandhi (1982)
8.1
79 metascore

Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama

The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 228,184 | Gross: $52.77M

Hotel Rwanda (2004)
8.1
79 metascore

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 351,255 | Gross: $23.53M

Eye in the Sky (2015)
7.3
73 metascore

Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 85,481 | Gross: $18.70M

Rogue (I) (2020)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

O'Hara is a mercenary leading a squad of soldiers on their mission to rescue hostages in a remote part of Africa. Unfortunately, the mission goes awry and the team is stranded and forced to survive against the local rebels.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Megan Fox, Philip Winchester, Greg Kriek, Brandon Auret

Votes: 8,149

The Odyssey (1997)

PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters

Votes: 14,866

Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)
5.4
50 metascore

Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.

Director: Claudio Fäh | Stars: Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 9,944

Black Beauty (2020)
6.4
52 metascore

Black Beauty (2020)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama, Family

A wild horse and a teenage girl forge an unbreakable bond which keeps them connected for a lifetime.

Director: Ashley Avis | Stars: Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy, Iain Glen, Calam Lynch

Votes: 3,528

My Octopus Teacher (2020)
8.1
82 metascore

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

TV-G | 85 min | Documentary

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

Directors: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed | Stars: Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Votes: 51,764

Spell (2020)
5.5
38 metascore

Spell (2020)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A man crash lands in rural Appalachia and awakens in the attic of a traditional Hoodoo practitioner. He desperately tries to break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.

Director: Mark Tonderai | Stars: Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, Lorraine Burroughs, Hannah Gonera

Votes: 6,725

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
7.3
73 metascore

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy

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: 55,673 | Gross: $30.03M

10,000 BC (2008)
5.1
34 metascore

10,000 BC (2008)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who bonds with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Camilla Belle, Steven Strait, Marco Khan, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 130,299 | Gross: $94.78M

The Salvation (2014)
6.7
64 metascore

The Salvation (2014)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

Votes: 39,059 | Gross: $0.01M

Troy: Fall of a City (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Retells the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.

Stars: Louis Hunter, Christiaan Schoombie, Bella Dayne, Chloe Pirrie

Votes: 13,786

Settlers (2021)
4.7
56 metascore

Settlers (2021)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Mankind's earliest settlers on the Martian frontier do what they must to survive the cosmic elements and each other.

Director: Wyatt Rockefeller | Stars: Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Brooklynn Prince, Nell Tiger Free

Votes: 4,753

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

TV-MA | 108 min | Action, Drama, History

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.

Director: Richie Smyth | Stars: Richard Lukunku, Danny Sapani, Andrew Stock, Mark Strong

Votes: 38,974

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
7.1
60 metascore

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

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

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: 27,793 | Gross: $8.32M

Boy Kills World

Action | Post-production

A dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf mute with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

Director: Moritz Mohr | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Michelle Dockery, Famke Janssen, Sharlto Copley

Pulse (I) (2006)
4.7
27 metascore

Pulse (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Director: Jim Sonzero | Stars: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 29,254 | Gross: $20.26M

Momentum (I) (2015)
5.5
18 metascore

Momentum (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Four criminals steal diamonds from a safe-deposit box in Cape Town00including a drive containing a US senator's evil plans. He'll do anything to get it back from Alexis Olga Kurylenko.

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

Votes: 15,824

Gaia (2021)
5.6
64 metascore

Gaia (2021)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest.

Director: Jaco Bouwer | Stars: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi

Votes: 4,779

Samsara (I) (2011)
8.4
65 metascore

Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 35,563 | Gross: $2.67M

Reyka (2021– )

52 min | Crime

In 1994 South Africa, a multiracial couple's daughter is kidnapped. She escapes, and as an adult she becomes a detective. Continuing to deal with her past trauma, Reyka Gama uses her skills... See full summary »

Stars: Kim Engelbrecht, Iain Glen, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Rashaan Stackling

Votes: 594

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
6.9
29 metascore

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Jean Reno

Votes: 47,961 | Gross: $1.12M

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Johnny Rico is called back into action to defeat the bugs.

Director: Edward Neumeier | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 23,564

Seal Team (2021)

TV-Y7 | 101 min | Animation, Comedy

Fearless seal Quinn assembles a squad of misfit recruits to stand up to ruthless sharks with razor-sharp teeth and reclaim the open sea.

Directors: Greig Cameron, Kane Croudace | Stars: J.K. Simmons, Dolph Lundgren, Sharlto Copley, Bumper Robinson

Votes: 1,261

Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

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

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: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames

Votes: 32,636

Indemnity (2021)
4.6
57 metascore

Indemnity (2021)

124 min | Action, Thriller

An ex-Cape Town fireman's world is rocked when he wakes up next to his wife's dead body with no recollection of what transpired and all evidence pointing to him as the killer.

Director: Travis Taute | Stars: Jarrid Geduld, Gail Mabalane, Andre Jacobs, Nicole Fortuin

Votes: 260

Action Point (2018)
5.1
36 metascore

Action Point (2018)

R | 85 min | Comedy

A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends.

Director: Tim Kirkby | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl

Votes: 11,356 | Gross: $5.06M

Remember (I) (2015)
7.4
52 metascore

Remember (I) (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts, Amanda Smith, Martin Landau

Votes: 25,214 | Gross: $0.64M

Blood & Water (2020– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Mystery

A local teen uncovers her family's secret past and navigates the complicated world of a South African high school.

Stars: Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema, Gail Mabalane, Thabang Molaba

Votes: 3,053

The Breed (2006)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A group of five college kids are forced to match wits with unwelcoming residents when they fly to a "deserted" island for a party weekend.

Director: Nicholas Mastandrea | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning, Eric Lively

Votes: 13,245 | Gross: $0.01M

Slumber Party Massacre (2021)

TV-MA | 86 min | Horror

A remake of the 1982 slasher film about sorority girls attacked by a maniac killer with a large electric drill.

Director: Danishka Esterhazy | Stars: Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne, Alex McGregor

Votes: 1,891

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After witnessing his father's murder by the hand of the ruthless General Sargon, Mathayus travels to the Underworld to retrieve the enchanted Sword of Damocles from the dark deity, Astarte. Can he thwart the usurper's megalomaniac vision?

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Michael Copon, Karen David, Simon Quarterman, Tom Wu

Votes: 13,701

Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A brilliant billionaire creates five genetically altered bull sharks, which proceed to wreak havoc for a group of scientists on an isolated research facility.

Director: Darin Scott | Stars: Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Michael Beach, Nathan Lynn

Votes: 7,381

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