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: 158,483

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: 400,724 | Gross: $93.05M

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: 611,333 | Gross: $115.65M

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: 469,224 | Gross: $57.37M

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: 82,228 | Gross: $79.00M

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: 194,952 | Gross: $126.37M

Invictus (2009)
7.3
74 metascore

Invictus (2009)

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

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: 142,371 | Gross: $37.49M

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: 151,403 | Gross: $147.25M

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
7.3
73 metascore

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | 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: 49,761 | Gross: $30.03M

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: 1,563

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: 46,795 | Gross: $24.40M

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: 16,803

Moffie (2019)

99 min | Drama, Romance, War

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: 68

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: 25,348 | Gross: $8.32M

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: 151

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: 11,433 | Gross: $7.14M

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 sons.

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

Votes: 15,132 | Gross: $6.29M

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: 298

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, Inge Beckmann, Mbulelo Grootboom

Votes: 2,123

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: 26,912 | Gross: $2.91M

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, Sunny Balzary, Flash, Flea

Votes: 392

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: 4,607 | Gross: $3.77M

Heidi (2015)

111 min | Adventure, 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: 3,755

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: 9,674

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: 4,639

Discreet (2008)

82 min | Drama, Romance

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: 255

Kanarie (2018)

Unrated | 120 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: 224

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: 2,556 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 1,414 | Gross: $0.03M

Black Venus (2010)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History

The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,272

Griekwastad (2020)

Crime | Post-production

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, Daniah De Villiers, Rolanda Marais, Brent Vermeulen

Disgrace (2008)
6.5
71 metascore

Disgrace (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama

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.

Director: Steve Jacobs | Stars: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Jessica Haines, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 5,062 | Gross: $0.07M

Stander (2003)
7.2
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: 7,866 | Gross: $0.02M

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 Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi

Votes: 614

Catch a Fire (2006)
6.7
62 metascore

Catch a Fire (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu

Votes: 9,802 | Gross: $4.29M

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: 2,450

Fiela se Kind (2019)

Drama

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: Drikus Volschenk, Zenobia Kloppers, Melissa Willering, Mateo Olivier

Votes: 12

Flatland (2019)

117 min | Adventure, Western

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: 90

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling (2015)

139 min | Mystery

After a prolific South African writer disappears, a journalist is motivated by ambition to uncover the writer's secret history.

Director: Quentin Krog | Stars: DonnaLee Roberts, Armand Aucamp, Rolanda Marais, Jacques Bessenger

Votes: 304

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: 859

Red Dust (2004)

R | 110 min | Drama

Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who was arrested along with him ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank, Ian Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 2,089

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: 1,081

Ellen: Die storie van Ellen Pakkies (2018)

123 min | Drama

Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder.... See full summary »

Director: Daryne Joshua | Stars: St John Alexandre, Anray Aminsure, Clint Brink, Abbi Crail

Votes: 98

Poppie Nongena (2020)

Biography, Drama | Completed

Based on the Elsa Joubert novel "The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena", regarded as one of the best African novels of the twentieth century.

Director: Christiaan Olwagen | Stars: Rolanda Marais, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Dawid Minnaar, Clementine Mosimane

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: 1,590

Die Byl (2016–2019)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Marvin-Lee Beukes, Eric Nobbs, Waldemar Schultz, David Dukas

Votes: 9

Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016)

140 min | Crime, Drama

A film based on the true life story of a young man who becomes a storyteller in jail.

Director: Daryne Joshua | Stars: Sandi Schultz, Tarryn Wyngaard, Gantane Kusch, Dann Jaques Mouton

Votes: 170

Road to your Heart (2014)

Not Rated | 112 min | Adventure, Romance

Basson has five days to make it to his father's funeral in Cape Town, but needs to complete certain tasks on this trip before he can call the family company his own. On the road he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Smit | Stars: Ivan Botha, DonnaLee Roberts, Marius Weyers, Franci Swanepoel

Votes: 647

Sweet 'n Short (1991)

89 min | Comedy

A disgraced sports presenter falls victim to an accidental head trauma and slips into a coma. He awakens months later to find South Africa was not as he left it, he was now in the New South... See full summary »

Director: Gray Hofmeyr | Stars: Leon Schuster, Casper de Vries, Joanna Weinberg, Alfred Ntombela

Votes: 190

Leading Lady (2014)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An idealistic British drama school teacher, Jodi Rutherford, persuades a cynical South African farmer to prepare her for a role in a major film as an Afrikaans war heroine. In return Jodi ... See full summary »

Director: Henk Pretorius | Stars: Katie McGrath, Bok van Blerk, Gil Bellows, Brümilda van Rensburg

Votes: 662

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