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: 155,033

District 9 (2009)
7.9
81 metascore

District 9 (2009)

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

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: 605,016 | 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: 396,019 | Gross: $93.05M

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: 463,229 | Gross: $57.37M

Safe House (2012)
6.8
52 metascore

Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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: 192,814 | Gross: $126.37M

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: 80,397 | Gross: $79.00M

Invictus (2009)
7.3
74 metascore

Invictus (2009)

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

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, 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: 141,011 | 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: 149,159 | 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: 49,243 | Gross: $30.03M

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: 25,062 | Gross: $8.32M

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: 46,486 | Gross: $24.40M

Fiela se Kind (2019)

Drama | Completed

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, Roget Ellis, Drikus Volschenk, Carla Classen

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: 14,941 | Gross: $6.29M

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: 375

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: 16,620

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: 3,533

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: 1,316 | Gross: $0.03M

Canary (2018)

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: 141

Tsotsi (2005)
7.3
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: 26,757 | Gross: $2.91M

A Dry White Season (1989)
7.0
68 metascore

A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,442 | Gross: $3.77M

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: 11,291 | Gross: $7.14M

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: 4,589

Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)
6.3
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: 548

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: 242

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: 9,590

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: 2,241

Disgrace (2008)
6.6
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: 5,023 | Gross: $0.07M

Getting There (2002 Video)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family

This film is about Mary-Kate and Ashley turning sixteen years old and going on a road trip without parents. They are headed to Utah for the Olympics and arrive late. There are also scenes ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,421

Endgame (I) (2009)
6.3
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: 2,543 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 109

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: 820

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: 7,807 | Gross: $0.02M

Number 37 (2018)
6.3
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: 245

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, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 2,042

Vir Altyd (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Childhood friends, Nina and Hugo chose different paths in life. Years later, Hugo returns to his hometown unbeknownst to him, the day before Nina's wedding. Events on the wedding day throw ... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Smit | Stars: Ivan Botha, DonnaLee Roberts, Elize Cawood, Wilson Dunster

Votes: 296

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: 2,414 | Gross: $0.16M

4 latas (2019)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 45

Tess (I) (2016)

86 min | Drama

When sex worker Tess falls pregnant, she has to fight to keep her past from swallowing her whole.

Director: Meg Rickards | Stars: Christia Visser, Brendon Daniels, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Dann Jaques Mouton

Votes: 186

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: 2,077

Vallei van Sluiers (2010–2015)

48 min | Drama

Vallei van Sluiers follows the lives of the de Bruyn, Roberts and van Rijn families. All fruit farmers intertwined by scandals, love and feuds.

Stars: At Botha, Stian Bam, Sophia Passerini, Nico Panagio

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: 54

For the Birds (2016)

121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

During the South African 70's, a young nurse ruffles feathers as she shows a small town, and its golden boy, what it means to be an independent woman.

Director: Quentin Krog | Stars: Simoné Nortmann, Francois Jacobs, Lara Kinnear, Bennie Fourie

Votes: 196

Poena is Koning (2007)

85 min | Comedy, Music

The journey, misadventures, and sexual mishaps of an up and coming musician.

Director: Willie Esterhuizen | Stars: Robbie Wessels, Gerhard Odendaal, Perlé van Schalkwyk, Lizz Meiring

Votes: 60

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: 1,564

Orkney snork nie! (1989–1992)

26 min | Comedy

Sitcom of the Van Tonder Family of Orkney. See the funny things that they get up to.

Stars: Ruan de Jager, Lerina Erasmus, Sally Campher, Bernice du Plessis

Votes: 48

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: 9,765 | Gross: $4.29M

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: 99

3 Needles (2005)
6.6
48 metascore

3 Needles (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative (Liu) posing as a goverment-sanctioned blood drawer jeopardizes an entire village's safety.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Lucy Liu, Shawn Ashmore, Mabel Adams

Votes: 1,251

Vetkoek Paleis (1996)

24 min | Comedy

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Stars: Zack du Plessis, Willie Esterhuizen, Liane Heyl, Hélène Truter

Four Corners (2013)

TV-MA | 119 min | Crime, Thriller

Fatherless and raised by his grandmother, thirteen year old Ricardo Galam lives in South Africa's Cape Flats, a unique and volatile sub culture dominated by two Number gangs, the 26 and 28.... See full summary »

Director: Ian Gabriel | Stars: Brendon Daniels, Jezriel Skei, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Irshaad Ally

Votes: 351

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