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: 159,887

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: 471,775 | Gross: $57.37M

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: 614,291 | Gross: $115.65M

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: 402,795 | Gross: $93.05M

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: 143,188 | 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: 83,064 | Gross: $79.21M

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: 152,441 | Gross: $147.25M

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: 195,926 | Gross: $126.37M

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: 49,998 | Gross: $30.03M

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: 333

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: 46,958 | Gross: $24.40M

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: 25,465 | Gross: $8.32M

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: 3,877

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: 15,203 | 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: 16,915

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: 1,701

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: 11,488 | Gross: $7.14M

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: 4,673 | Gross: $3.77M

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: 396

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: 26,996 | Gross: $2.91M

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: 165

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: 4,661

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: 334

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: 263

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: 9,714

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: 1,435 | Gross: $0.03M

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, Deon Lotz

Votes: 2,188

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: 112

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: 638

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: 2,287

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: 2,557 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 2,093

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: 2,439 | Gross: $0.16M

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, Sisanda Henna

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: 7,888 | Gross: $0.02M

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: 2,473

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: 9,818 | Gross: $4.29M

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

Number 37 (2018)
6.2
78 metascore

Number 37 (2018)

100 min | Thriller

Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam. But Randal is in financial debt to Emmie, a sadistic loan ... See full summary »

Director: Nosipho Dumisa | Stars: Irshaad Ally, Ephram Gordon, Amrain Ismail-Essop, Elton Landrew

Votes: 325

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: 5,084 | Gross: $0.07M

As Jy Sing (2013)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A conventional music teacher lives for his singing group who are outcasts at their sport-mad school. Circumstances force the group to stand up for what they believe in, because when they sing, they find meaning in life.

Director: Andre Odendaal | Stars: Bobby van Jaarsveld, Leah Van Niekerk, Bok van Blerk, Karlien van Jaarsveld

Votes: 101

Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)

105 min | Drama

A young man goes to a school for servants run by a brother and sister. In the dreamlike and surreal world that he enters, how will his presence impact the people there and possibly even the school itself?

Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Weiser Quay | Stars: Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John, Daniel Smith

Votes: 1,647

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: 244

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: Zenobia Kloppers, Drikus Volschenk, Melissa Willering, Wim Beukes

Votes: 31

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: 1,598

Egoli: Place of Gold (1991– )

Drama, Romance

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Stars: Christine Basson, Brümilda van Rensburg, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Sebastian Hofmeyr

Votes: 35

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, Angelique Pretorius, Maggie Benedict, Quanita Adams

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, Gantane Kusch, Tarryn Wyngaard, Dann Jaques Mouton

Votes: 170

Yankee Zulu (1993)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

As children, Rhino and Zulu were best friends, until an incident causes them to go their separate ways. They meet up again as adults when Zulu, who has spent years in the United States, has... See full summary »

Director: Gray Hofmeyr | Stars: Leon Schuster, John Matshikiza, Wilson Dunster, Terri Treas

Votes: 1,447

Getroud met rugby (2009– )

Drama, Romance, Sport

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Stars: David Dukas, Marielise van Rooyen, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Peter Cornelius Schoeman

Votes: 12

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