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)
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: 604,967 | Gross: $115.65M

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: 141,003 | Gross: $37.49M

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: 546

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

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: 106

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: 399

Nna Sajene Kokobela (2001)

25 min | Crime, Drama

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

Life, Above All (2010)
7.1
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: 1,244 | Gross: $0.13M

Keeping Score (2016– )

24 min | Drama

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Stars: Moliehi Makobane, Sonia Mbele, Maki Mokhitli, Solomon Sebothoma

Rhythm City (2007– )

Drama

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Stars: Lalla Hirayama, David James, Jason Greer, Lauren Jenae

Votes: 11

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, Richard Pakleppa

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: 189

Muvhango (2011– )

Drama

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Stars: Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Traverse Le Goff, Sindi Dlathu

Votes: 12

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: 145

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: 31

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

Intersexions (2010– )

Drama

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Stars: Thando Thabethe, Mpho Osei Tutu, Mzwandile Ngubeni, Nozipho Nkelemba

Votes: 10

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: 9

90 Plein Street (2007– )

24 min | Drama

A political drama set in South Africa's democratic Parliament pitting personal ambition and self enrichment against the demands of accountability, transformation and delivering to the people on the promises of a democratic constitution.

Stars: Precious Makgaretsa, Thorsten Wedekind, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Maggie Benedict

Tshisa (2006– )

60 min | Drama

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

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

Mafikizolo: Love Potion (2017 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Garth von Glehn

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

Ashes to Ashes (2015– )

Drama

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

Mma Moeketsi (Mother of Moeketsi) (2018 Video)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

True events - In 2012 a group of South African mine workers went on a wage increase strike that led to what would become a national tragedy that saw 34 miners being brutally killed by the police.

Director: Reabetswe Moeti | Stars: Keketso Semoko, Mothusi Chebeletsane, Sandile Chivambo, Kgomotso Ditshweni

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

City Ses'la (2005– )

24 min | Comedy

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

Upondo no Nkinsela (1984)

74 min | Comedy

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Director: Bernard Buys | Stars: Ndaba Mhlongo, Masoja Mota, Joe Mafela

Magic Cellar (2006–2007)

11 min | Animation, Family

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

Votes: 12

Coming of Age (2015)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

Coming Of Age is a film that follows teenagers over the course of two years as they grow up deep in the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

Director: Teboho Edkins

Votes: 18

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: 16

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

The Good Fight (2006 TV Movie)

Drama

Faith is aptly named. She fully believes implicitly that God will protect her through life's journey. Forced to head to Johannesburg to look for work upon the death of her mother, Faith ... See full summary »

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Katleho Bingwa, Vusi Duda, Phillip Mathebula, Smangele Mbatha

Freedom (XI) (2018)

Drama

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

Rejsen (2017)

21 min | Short

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

Votes: 15

Soul City (1994– )

Drama

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

The Docket (2018– )

48 min | Crime

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Stars: Brandon Engelbrecht, Ashish Gangapersad, Duncan Johnson, Hlubi Mboya

Guilt (2018– )

Drama

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

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: 5

The Virgin Vegan (2016)

24 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

After spending 3 years in England completing her MBA studies, golden girl Thato has returned to her butchery owning, South African township home with a new diet. She's a vegan. At her ... See full summary »

Director: Reabetswe Moeti | Stars: Sammy Mashabane, Tshenolo Moeti, Kgaugelo Madisha, Queen Motlatle

Heartlines (2006)

95 min | Drama

After serving a jail sentence for theft, Manyisa, a young man with a cruel past and an uncertain future, is released. He is offered a new chance at life by a well-meaning pastor, Jacob Musi... See full summary »

Director: Angus Gibson | Stars: S'Thandiwe Kgoroge, Mduduzi Mabaso, Mpho Molepo, Mbongeni Ngema

In Stitches (2018)

52 min | Documentary

IN STITCHES follows three trailblazing South African comedians who are bringing their mother tongues to the stage. More than two decades after the fall of apartheid, 11 official languages ... See full summary »

Directors: Hannah Rafkin, Meg Robbins | Stars: Ryan Harduth, Luphelo Kodwa, Loyiso Madinga, Noko Moswete

Rainmakers: Zimbabwe (2001)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robbie Hart | Star: Tina Machida

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

Reality-TV

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

Mfolozi Street (2014– )

Drama

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

KeJive (2012 TV Movie)

Drama

A down and out talent agent discovers a dance prodigy, and together they journey towards rebuilding their broken lives and realizing their dreams.

Director: Xolelwa Nhlabatsi | Stars: Khutjo Green, Lennox Mathabathe, Annida Raletoana, Zolani Shangase

Showville South Africa (2016– )

48 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Lorcia Cooper, Morena Sefatsa

Lejoe (2016)

Short

The story follows an African actress who comes to London to fight for a lead role in a British play. But her journey dissolves into potholes as her life gets plagued by the guilt of missing her father's funeral back home.

Director: Jonas Staerk | Stars: Mannini Mokhothu, Ayo Oyebade, Maha Guemei, Robert Bateman

Forerunners (2011)

52 min | Documentary, Drama

Forerunners soulfully explores what it means to be black and middle class in South Africa today. At the frontier of unprecedented social change Miranda, Mpumi, Martin and Karabo are part of... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wood | Stars: Martin Magwaza, Karabo Malupe, Miranda Puza, Mpumi Sithole

Votes: 10

Tooth and Nails: A Gospel Music Story (2012 TV Movie)

Musical

Nails is a failed "kwaito" (South African pop music genre) star with delusions of grandeur. When he tries to launch his nonexistent career, he falls into the hands of a villainous loan ... See full summary »

Director: Scottnes L. Smith | Stars: Bhelekazi Bhelz, Glen Gabela, Ncibijani Madlala, Miza Modibedi

Votes: 8

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