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: 619,178 | 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: 144,268 | Gross: $37.49M

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 Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi

Votes: 676

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: 109

Rhythm City (2007– )


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Stars: Lalla Hirayama, David James, Alonso Grandío, Lee-Anne Summers

Votes: 11

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: 1,267 | Gross: $0.13M

Days of Cannibalism (2020)

78 min | Documentary

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Director: Teboho Edkins

Votes: 9

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

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

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: 197

Muvhango (2011– )


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Stars: Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Traverse Le Goff, Sindi Dlathu

Votes: 13

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: 149

Nna Sajene Kokobela (2001)

25 min | Crime, Drama

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

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

Intersexions (2010– )


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

Votes: 11

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

Rejsen (2017)

21 min | Short

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

Votes: 16

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


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

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: 19

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


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

The Docket (2018– )

48 min | Crime

The Ravens are South Africa's elite criminal investigation team, dealing with high profile, and highly complicated cases.

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

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

Soul City (1994– )


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

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

City Ses'la (2005– )

24 min | Comedy

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

Tshisa (2006– )

60 min | Drama

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

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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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

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: 13

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

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

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 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: Kgaugelo Madisha, Queen Motlatle, Sammy Mashabane, Tshenolo Moeti

Mosonngoa (2014)

28 min | Short, Action, Drama

In a society riddled by patriarchy, Mosonngoa embarks on an incisive pursuit to save her father's farm. When all her attempts fail, she enters a stick-fighting competition - against all odds.

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese | Stars: Siphiwe Nzima-Ntskhe, Masele Tokane, Chaka Phehlamarole Khalechene, Retselisitsoe Sekake

50/50 (1994– )

48 min | News

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Stars: Bonné de Bod, Faye Peters

Keeping Score (2016– )

24 min | Drama

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

Freedom (XI) (2018)


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

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: 9

Mafikizolo: Love Potion (2017 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Garth von Glehn

Shampoo's Retirement Village (2014 TV Movie)


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Director: David Kau | Star: Thapelo Tips Seemise

The Good Fight (2006 TV Movie)


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

Behemoth: Or the Game of God (2016 Video)

13 min | Short, Action, Mystery

An itinerant preacher proclaims to people that their god is in the very coffin he is dragging along.

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese | Star: Tseko Monaheng

Initiation (IV) (2016)

11 min | Documentary, Biography

High in the mountains of Lesotho, Mosaku is anxiously awaiting the return of his older brother from an initiation ceremony.

Director: Teboho Edkins

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

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: 19

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

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: 33

A Red Ribbon Around My House (2001)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Portia Rankoane

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