Afrikaans (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

Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 176,296

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: 640,096 | 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: 207,128 | Gross: $126.37M

Blood Diamond (2006)
8.0
64 metascore

Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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: 501,811 | Gross: $57.37M

Elysium (I) (2013)
6.6
61 metascore

Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 420,434 | Gross: $93.05M

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
7.2
70 metascore

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 162,762 | Gross: $147.25M

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: 52,732 | Gross: $30.03M

Invictus (2009)
7.3
74 metascore

Invictus (2009)

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

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, 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: 150,338 | Gross: $37.49M

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
6.0
55 metascore

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 90,486 | Gross: $79.21M

Gaia (2021)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Completed

On a surveillance mission in a primordial forest, a park ranger encounters two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle. The boy and his philosophical father seem to have their ... See full summary »

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

15 Minutes (2001)
6.1
34 metascore

15 Minutes (2001)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks

Votes: 48,545 | Gross: $24.40M

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
6.9
51 metascore

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

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 children.

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

Votes: 16,024 | Gross: $6.29M

Zulu (2013)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Conrad Kemp, Inge Beckmann

Votes: 17,780

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: 26,553 | Gross: $8.32M

Moffie (2019)

104 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young man in 1981 South Africa must complete his brutal and racist two years of compulsory military service while desperately maintaining the secrecy of his homosexuality.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Kai Luke Brummer, Barbara-Marié Immelman, Michael Kirch, Remano De Beer

Votes: 1,598

Shepherds and Butchers (2016)
6.8
42 metascore

Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

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, Robert Hobbs, Carel Nel

Votes: 2,510

Breaker Morant (1980)
7.8
72 metascore

Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 12,139 | Gross: $7.14M

Heidi (2015)

111 min | Drama, Family

A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.

Director: Alain Gsponer | Stars: Anuk Steffen, Anna Schinz, Lilian Naef, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 4,992

A Dry White Season (1989)
7.0
68 metascore

A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns him into a target.

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 5,127 | Gross: $3.77M

Girl from Nowhere (2017)

85 min | Drama

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: 284

Queen Sono (2020– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life.

Stars: Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende

Votes: 993

4L (2019)

TV-MA | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

Tocho, Jean Pierre and Ely travel from Spain to Mali to meet Ely's dying father for the last time.

Director: Gerardo Olivares | Stars: Jean Reno, Hovik Keuchkerian, Susana Abaitua, Juan Dos Santos

Votes: 2,690

The Naked Prey (1965)
7.3
64 metascore

The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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: 4,992

Tsotsi (2005)
7.2
70 metascore

Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

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: 27,746 | Gross: $2.91M

Rage (2020 TV Movie)

85 min | Horror

What is supposed to be the best holiday of their lives turns to horror as a group of teenagers is picked off one by one in a small coastal village.

Director: Jaco Bouwer | Stars: Jane de Wet, Carel Nel, Nicole Fortuin, Tristan de Beer

Votes: 11

The Bang Bang Club (2010)
7.0
48 metascore

The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

Director: Steven Silver | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels van Jaarsveld

Votes: 10,227

After the Rain (1999)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.

Director: Ross Kettle | Stars: Paul Bettany, Louise Lombard, Ariyon Bakare, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 199

Getting There (2002 Video)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family

Cute twins get driving licenses, a party and a convertible on their 16th birthday. 6 months later they're off on a road trip with 2 friends to the Winter Olympics in Utah. 3 male friends follow in their car. Things don't go as planned.

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Billy Aaron Brown, Heather Lindell

Votes: 2,598

Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (2014 Video)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

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

Director: Ninja | Stars: Die Antwoord, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea

Votes: 436

Griekwastad (2019)

103 min | Crime

In 2012, Deon Steenkamp was murdered along with his wife Christel and their teenage daughter Marthella on their farm Naauwhoek. GRIEKWASTAD, based on the bestselling true crime novel by ... See full summary »

Director: Jozua Malherbe | Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Alex van Dyk, Jane de Wet, Tim Theron

Votes: 49

Black Venus (2010)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History

In the 19th century, a black woman from Africa is on display throughout Europe as an exotic curiosity.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 2,498

Hunting Emma (2017)

TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Thriller

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: 1,041

Stander (2003)
7.1
62 metascore

Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Thomas Jane, David O'Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 8,191 | Gross: $0.02M

Endgame (I) (2009)
6.2
55 metascore

Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

Votes: 2,623 | Gross: $0.01M

The Harvesters (2018)

102 min | Drama

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: 711

Rope of Sand (1949)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Film-Noir

A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,238

Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)
6.2
73 metascore

Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)

120 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

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 Dlamini, Kenneth Nkosi

Votes: 784

Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
7.3
53 metascore

Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: Rapulana Seiphemo, Jeffrey Zekele, Ronnie Nyakale, Shelley Meskin

Votes: 10,348 | Gross: $0.00M

Nobody Dies (2018)

99 min | Comedy

Daniel Niemand is the kind of sad-sack that even flies wouldn't want to buzz around. But all that changes after his wife leaves him for his marriage counsellor.

Director: Quentin Krog | Stars: Bennie Fourie, Marlee van der Merwe, James Borthwick, Frank Opperman

Votes: 83

This House Has People in It (2016 TV Short)

TV-14 | 12 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Security camera footage of a birthday party reveals the unexplained events of a family, a strange disease, and a mysterious pink woman who stalks the family.

Director: Alan Resnick | Stars: Naomi Kline, Robby Rackleff, Rory Ogden, Jackson Manning

Votes: 842

In My Country (2004)
6.0
44 metascore

In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A journalist and a poetess meet during the hearings of South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

Votes: 2,538 | Gross: $0.16M

A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

1963. Thirteen year old Molly Roth, the eldest of three offspring of Gus and Diana Roth, lives a carefree life as part of the affluent white minority in South Africa. Race is a non-issue ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,460 | Gross: $2.33M

A Remarkable Tale (2019)

93 min | Comedy

A town at the edge of the missing take desperate measures to avoid it.

Director: Marina Seresesky | Stars: Carmen Machi, Pepón Nieto, Kiti Mánver, Jon Kortajarena

Votes: 941

Hartland (2011– )

Drama

This beautifully filmed series introduce us to four generations of an Afrikaner family. We soon discover that Ouma Cilliers and her descendents are hiding some juicy secrets from one another.

Stars: Elné Pretorius, Stefan Vermaak, Angelique Pretorius, Maggie Benedict

Votes: 11

The Wound (2017)
6.7
80 metascore

The Wound (2017)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

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: 1,669 | Gross: $0.03M

French Toast (2015)

87 min | Romance

Lisa lives with her father, Izak on a wine farm in Franschoek. Her mother died some time ago, and left a french toast recipe that only a few people know. One day she finds her mothers diary... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Krüger, Anél Stolp | Stars: Lika Berning, Thierry Ballarin, Deon Lotz, Heléne Lombard

Votes: 202

Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018)

118 min | Action, Adventure

In a racially-charged and violent 1950's rural South Africa, a liberal journalist recounts the epic chase, edge-of-your-seat capture and intriguing trial of a flamboyant, native "Robin Hood... See full summary »

Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | Stars: Kandyse McClure, Peter Kurth, David James, Antoinette Louw

Votes: 115

Kanarie (2018)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama, Musical, War

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: 447

Beauty (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,698

Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with numerous political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Tina Lifford, Gerry Maritz

Votes: 547

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