Southern Sotho (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
District 9 (2009)
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: 627,584 | Gross: $115.65M

Invictus (2009)
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: 146,753 | Gross: $37.49M

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: 815

Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)
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: 714

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2019)

120 min | Drama

When her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow finds a new will to live and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community.

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese | Stars: Jerry Mofokeng, Tseko Monaheng, Makhaola Ndebele, Siphiwe Nzima-Ntskhe

Votes: 101

Lithapo (2020– )

25 min | Drama

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Stars: S'Thandiwe Kgoroge, Israel Makoe, Thabo Malema, T.J. Mokhuane

Muvhango (1997– )


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Stars: Bukamina Cebekhulu, Dingaan Khumalo, Maumela Mahuwa, Innocentia Makapila

Votes: 13

Ladygrey (2015)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

Ten years after the end of apartheid, a South African community tries to live without recalling the violent clashes of the past. But when the silence is suddenly broken, some of the most innocent citizens may be in peril.

Director: Alain Choquart | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Jérémie Renier, Emily Mortimer, Claude Rich

Votes: 110

Rhythm City (2007– )


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Stars: Pam Andrews, Jamie Bartlett, Lalla Hirayama, David James

Votes: 11

Intersexions (2010– )


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Stars: Thando Thabethe, Mpho Osei Tutu, Francois Coetzee, Mzwandile Ngubeni

Votes: 14

Avenged (2013)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop risks his career (and life) to settle a score.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: S'Dumo Mtshali, Presley Chweneyagae, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Owen Sejake

Votes: 410

Life, Above All (2010)
65 metascore

Life, Above All (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Lenabe, Lerato Mvelase

Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $0.13M

Hustler (2018 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Two recyclers work tirelessly collecting and selling recyclables to provide for themselves and their families. Navigating Johannesburg's streets, they struggle against weather, traffic, and... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Nelson

Tshisa (2006– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Bongani Masondo, Zukisa Matola, Manaka Ranaka, Pam Andrews

Nna Sajene Kokobela (2001)

25 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Sello Motloung, Jerry Mofokeng, Reginald Tsokolibane, Makgale Mahopo

Days of Cannibalism (2020)

78 min | Documentary

The contradictions of the country of Lesotho today.

Director: Teboho Edkins

Votes: 46

The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

Atang leaves the slums of the big city to bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Befriended by an orphan herd-boy and stirred by memories of his ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Mudge | Stars: Zenzo Ngqobe, Nozipho Nkelemba, Lebohang Ntsane, Jerry Mofokeng

Votes: 201

Mapantsula (1988)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Thomas Mogotlane, Marcel van Heerden, Thembi Mtshali, Dolly Rathebe

Votes: 151

Ashes to Ashes (2015– )


There's a dark secret in the Namane household. The funeral business and family relationships are suffering. The family are now tasked with the repercussions of having failed to appease an ... See full summary »

Stars: Maggie Benedict, Nyaniso Dzedze, Mandla Gaduka, Zenande Mfenyane

Mfolozi Street (2014– )


Every street is a story... When his parents are killed by a drunk driver, Lindani Yengwa (Austin Shandu) returns to the street in Daveyton where he grew up, to raise his 10-year-old sister ... See full summary »

Stars: Vusumzi Ntshanga, Yule Masiteng, Hlubi Mboya, Jet Novuka

Skorokoro (2016)

90 min | Comedy

Two star grossed lovers form a little village in South Africa have to battle their way to their happy ending. Think Shakespeare, but with cows.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Papiso Keogatile, Boikie Pholo, Paballo Koza, Mbalenhle Zakwe

Lasizwe: Fake it till you make it (2019– )


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Stars: Lasizwe Dambuza, Cedric Fourie, Ofentse Kwesa, Lungile Mcunu

Soul City (1994– )


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Stars: Jason Kennett, Fats Bookholane, David Dennis, Lillian Dube

Gomora Hustle (2013)

80 min | Drama

Alexandra township, Gomora, sets the field for this riveting thriller about four friends in a battle for survival. The idleness of unemployment has led them to seek unorthodox means of gaining income where a rat in the group is revealed.

Director: Simon Makwela | Stars: Xolile Gama, Thomas Gumede, Lucky Koza, Gift Leotlela

Whispering Truth to Power (2018)

87 min | Documentary

This film charts the final year in office of South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, as she attempts to bring justice to ordinary people. After successfully challenging President ... See full summary »

Director: Shameela Seedat

Votes: 13

Dying for Gold (2018)

99 min | Documentary

For over 120 years hundreds of thousands of black men from the countries of Southern Africa have left their families to dig for gold and produce the wealth of South Africa. Today these ... See full summary »

Directors: Catherine Meyburgh, Richard Pakleppa

Votes: 6

Rejsen (2017)

21 min | Short

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Director: Christoffer Boe | Stars: Ganga Prasad Bhattarai, Kishor Bhattarai, Nathan Heintz, Alain Hubert

Votes: 14

Guilt (I) (2018– )


When a group of neighbours stumble upon one million rands, they are faced with the choice to declare the money to the police or share it.

Stars: Oupa Gabaza, Tendaiishe Chitima, Khutjo Green, Martin Le Maitre

Takalani Sesame (2000– )

30 min | Family

A version of Sesame Street from South Africa.

Stars: Thando Bulane-Hopa, Moona Chouglay, Mosa Kaiser, Shafa'ath-Ahmad Khan

Votes: 9

Magic Cellar (2006–2007)

11 min | Animation, Family

Africa's first 3D animated series. Based on African folktales.

Votes: 14

Coming of Age (2015)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

Follows four teenagers over the course of two years as they grow up deep in the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Very little happens in the village of Ha Sekake, but from their perspective, a lot is at stake.

Director: Teboho Edkins

Votes: 20

Mafikizolo: Love Potion (2017 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Garth von Glehn

Soul City (2014– )

24 min | Drama

Set in a fictional township, Soul City mirrors many of the challenges faced by poor communities everywhere. The series weaves together health issues, social questions and personal stories to create an engaging hospital drama.

Stars: Nunu Khumalo, Phila Mazibuko, Robert Mpisi, Tau Maserumule

City Ses'la (2005– )

24 min | Comedy

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Stars: Tumi Masemola, Mandla Ndimande, Meren Reddy, Luke Rous

Man on Ground (2011)

80 min | Drama

Ade and Femi are expatriate Nigerian brothers. Ade is a successful banker in London, while Femi, once a political dissident in his home country, has had to escape to South Africa, live in ... See full summary »

Director: Akin Omotoso | Stars: Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Fana Mokoena, Thishiwe Ziqubu

Votes: 34

Zama Zama (2012)

104 min | Action

In South Africa's gold mining region is the subterranean dimension of the Zama Zama, illegal miners that make a living by mining the ore in both operational and abandoned mine shafts. Zama ... See full summary »

Director: Vickus Strijdom | Stars: Lindani Nkosi, Presley Chweneyagae, Khulu Skenjana, Fumani Shilubana

Votes: 11

Mamello (2015– )


Mamello follows an idealistic teacher who relocates to a new school to escape an abusive marriage, where she falls in love with a fellow teacher and begins to rebuild the school as she ... See full summary »

Stars: Didintle Khunou, Lethabo Bereng, Refilwe Madumo, Mary Makhatho

Mmampodi (1983)


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50/50 (1994– )

48 min | News

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Stars: Bonné de Bod, Faye Peters

Dark Moon (2020)

21 min | Short, Action, Drama

Gabriel Nala, an ex-Covert Ops sniper turned Assassin, after his father and wife were murdered by a ruthless syndicate known as Dark Moon. He soon realizes that there is more to his story than revenge.

Director: Micl Snr | Stars: Kamy D. Bruder, Micl Snr, Zweli Dube, Mesia Gumede

Opus (2019)

18 min | Short

Set in the buzzing city of Johannesburg, 'Opus' follows a day in the life of Lebo, a young aspiring bassist living in the informal settlements. After losing his parents and inheriting the ... See full summary »

Directors: Javier v González, Kgosana Monchusi | Star: Kagiso Rathebe

Sharpeville Spirit (1986 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

An anti-apartheid documentary about resistance organisation and culture in the Sharpeville township on the 25th anniversary of the 1960 massacre, and under a newly declared state of emergency.

Director: Elaine Proctor | Star: Elaine Proctor

Keeping Score (2016– )

24 min | Drama

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Stars: Kagiso Rathebe, Moliehi Makobane, Sonia Mbele, Maki Mokhitli

S'gidla Waar? (2011–2012)

24 min | Biography, Reality-TV

The compelling story of three drug-addicted street kids, who want to change their lives, correct their wrongs and embark on an arduous battle to get back home.

Stars: Lucky Koza, Dumisane Makhanya, Tshepo Maseko, Phopholo Morotolo

Voete van Goud (1998 TV Movie)

Drama, Sport

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Director: Bob Riley | Stars: Anrich Herbst, Maurice Carpede, Liezel van der Merwe, Gavin van den Berg

The Imposter 2 (2018– )

48 min | Drama

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Star: Gail Mabalane

Unsung Hero (2012– )

53 min | Drama

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Stars: Vuyo Dabula, Lerato Mvelase, Rampai Mohadi

Freedom (XI) (2018)


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Directors: Ralph Ziman, Jafta Mamabolo | Star: Jafta Mamabolo

Ram za sliku moje domovine (2005)

15 min | Short, Drama, War

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Director: Elmir Jukic | Stars: Sasa Petrovic, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Enis Beslagic, Vanessa Glodjo

Votes: 20

Commando: Adrift on the Open Veld (2008)

17 min | Short, History, War

During the Anglo-Boer War, a young Boer soldier has a fortuitous encounter with a Senior British officer, whom he wounds and finds dying in the veld.

Director: Stephen de Villiers | Stars: Stephen de Villiers, Antony Delport, Boy Ngema, Ian Roberts

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