Xhosa (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
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
8.7
78 metascore

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 450,600 | Gross: $831.17M

The Lion King (1994)
8.5
83 metascore

The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 837,314 | Gross: $312.90M

Black Panther (2018)
7.3
88 metascore

Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 518,212 | Gross: $700.06M

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
7.8
75 metascore

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 584,990 | Gross: $408.08M

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

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: 25,058 | Gross: $8.32M

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: 1,314 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 26,755 | Gross: $2.91M

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

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: 9,591

Goodbye Bafana (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Patrick Lyster

Votes: 11,226

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: 5,022 | Gross: $0.07M

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

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018 TV Special)

63 min | Comedy

Noah's South African roots and upbringing merge into his recent American experience making for funny and human juxtapositions and observations.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 2,120

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

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

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: 1,250

Knuckle City

Crime | Post-production

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Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | Stars: Bongile Mantsai, Sivuyile Ngesi, Patrick Ndlovu, Owen Sejake

Mr. Bones (I) (2001)

PG | 110 min | Comedy

A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament.

Director: Gray Hofmeyr | Stars: Leon Schuster, David Ramsey, Faizon Love, Robert Whitehead

Votes: 2,328

Winnie Mandela (2011)
6.0
37 metascore

Winnie Mandela (2011)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 695

Mama Jack (2005)

100 min | Comedy

Complications arise when a fugitive (Leon Schuster), who's masquerading as a woman, falls in love with his pretty boss (Mary-Anne Barlow).

Director: Gray Hofmeyr | Stars: Leon Schuster, Lionel Newton, Mary-Anne Barlow, Jerry Mofokeng

Votes: 337

Fire in the Blood (2013)
7.7
68 metascore

Fire in the Blood (2013)

87 min | Documentary, History

An intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly and malice", FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the... See full summary »

Director: Dylan Mohan Gray | Stars: Zackie Achmat, Peter Mugyenyi, Bill Clinton, William Hurt

Votes: 559 | Gross: $0.03M

White Wedding (2009)
5.6
60 metascore

White Wedding (2009)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

A young groom and his best man lost on the road trip to the wedding, run into a young English doctor.

Director: Jann Turner | Stars: Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jodie Whittaker, Zandile Msutwana

Votes: 567 | Gross: $0.01M

Back Track (1989)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

Jodie Foster plays a youngish innocent who witnesses a mob hit. Professional assassin Dennis Hopper is contracted to silence Foster for keeps. Instead, he falls in love with her.

Director: Charles Biggs | Stars: Winston Gama, Russel Savadier, Daisy Mthembu, Theo Sithole

Votes: 8

Final Solution (2001)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama

The indoctrination of Gerrit Wolfaardt is complete: his family traditions, history, culture- even his church-have taught him that black South Africans are a cancer in the land. Under the ... See full summary »

Director: Cristobal Krusen | Stars: John Kani, Jan Ellis, Vusi Kunene, David S. Lee

Votes: 149

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

There's Still Good (2017)

12 min | Short, Drama

Will, and his white boyfriend, K, travel to the suburbs for the weekend to visit K's mother. An awkward dinner forces the characters to confront the stereotypes embedded in South African society.

Director: Ciaran R. Maidwell | Stars: Laura Bosman, Ziphozihle Kati, Kevin Kumasamba, Kieran McGregor

Cuppen (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

During the Football Tournament Gothia Cup Micke and Tshepo meet. Six years later Tshepo has become a football coach while Micke entered a criminal career, specializing in insurance fraud.

Directors: Allan Gustafsson, Rolie Nikiwe | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Wandile Molebatsi, David Boati, Matli Mohapeloa

Votes: 69

Cold Harbour (2013)

73 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

While investigating a smugglers' turf war in Cape Town, township cop Sizwe discovers police corruption. He must set loyalty aside to act with integrity, alone.

Director: Carey McKenzie | Stars: Tony Kgoroge, Fana Mokoena, Nan Yu, Deon Lotz

Votes: 149

U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)
6.7
74 metascore

U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)

122 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

A version of Georges Bizet's Carmen, set in a modern-day South African township.

Director: Mark Dornford-May | Stars: Pauline Malefane, Andile Tshoni, Lungelwa Blou, Zweilungile Sidloyi

Votes: 617

Home Affairs (2005– )

Drama

South African women whose lives are very different, and yet are linked together by the force of synchronicity. It's about the strong connections that people share, whether they are aware of... See full summary »

Stars: Antonio David Lyons, Kevin Singh, Therese Benade, Eloise Cupido

Jail Caesar (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History

The early life of Roman ruler Julius Caesar as told in three working prisons in South Africa, the U.K., and Canada. A small group of professional actors is joined by a cast of to tell the story of one of history's foremost personalities.

Director: Paul Schoolman | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Kani, Alice Krige, Warren Adler

Votes: 60

A Social Cure (2018)

96 min | Documentary

Can you and your friends slow the spread of a devastating global disease? (and promote other positive behaviors?) A Social Cure tells the stories of five unique individuals as their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Meissa Hampton | Stars: Sibusiso Jali, Dr. Sinan Aral, Nokubonga Yawa, Dr. Thobile Mbengashe

While You Weren't Looking (2015)

104 min | Drama

The story outlines the lives of the gay and lesbian experience and relationships in a contemporary South Africa.

Director: Catherine Stewart | Stars: Camilla Waldman, Sandi Schultz, Fezile Mpela, Lionel Newton

Votes: 33

Cape of Good Hope (2004)
7.0
59 metascore

Cape of Good Hope (2004)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are intertwined.

Director: Mark Bamford | Stars: Debbie Brown, Farouk Valley-Omar, Parinita Jeaven, David Isaacs

Votes: 259

Son of Man (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.

Director: Mark Dornford-May | Stars: Noluthando Boqwana, Andile Kosi, Pauline Malefane, Andries Mbali

Votes: 215

Swartwater (2014– )

48 min | Drama

After experiencing an unspeakable tragedy, a young suburban couple move to the small coastal town of Swartwater. They soon become embroiled with the local population and their intrigue and realize that all is not as it seems.

Stars: Antoinette Louw, Louw Venter, Dirk Stoltz, Hélène Truter

Votes: 7

uGugu no Andile (2008– )

Drama

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Stars: Litha Booi, Lungelo Dhladhla, Harriet Lenabe, Daphney Hlomuka

419 (2012)

TV-MA | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When a struggling New York actor loses everything in a scam based in South Africa, his two best friends take him to Cape Town to find the scammer with the help of a smooth-talking local. The search begins well, but soon takes a dark turn.

Director: Ned Thorne | Stars: Mike Ivers, Scott Kerns, Ned Thorne, Ezra Mabengeza

Votes: 28

Stillborn (I) (2017)

24 min | Short, Sci-Fi

In a world where simulated reality is the mainstay of a dystopian population, a disaffected layman named Nobomi SX1 embarks on a perilous mission to free herself from the chains of her ... See full summary »

Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | Stars: Mothusi Magano, Anele Matoti, Mandisa Nduna, Khulu Skenjana

Tsha tsha (2003– )

24 min | Drama

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Stars: Brenda Ngxoli, Hlomla Dandala, Christina Knight, Nomhle Nkonyeni

Ibali (2019)

12 min | Documentary, Short

As an upcoming artist that composes and writes Jazz and Soul music it is really hard to get people to listen to your music, especially if you're a black young man with a dream living in the townships.

Director: Mihlali Qolo

Gugu and Andile (2009 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

The year is 1993, democracy is at hand, and South Africa's townships are burning. Gugu, a sixteen year-old from a Zulu speaking family falls in love with Andile, an eighteen year-old Xhosa ... See full summary »

Director: Minky Schlesinger | Stars: Litha Booi, Lungelo Dhladhla, Jabulani Hadebe, Daphney Hlomuka

Jab (2016– )

Drama, Sport

When an intensely private boxing enthusiast faces the loss of her family home, she's left no other option but to fight for money. Surprising everyone with her ferocious ability, she sparks ... See full summary »

Stars: Vanessa Ntlapo, Mzu Ntantiso, Lemogang Tsipa, Amy Trout

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

An African Dream (1987)

PG | 93 min | Drama

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Director: John Smallcombe | Stars: Kitty Aldridge, John Kani, Dominic Jephcott, John Carson

Votes: 15

Tshisa (2006– )

60 min | Drama

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

Rescuers (1985)

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Forced Love (2012– )

Comedy

Forced Love is a romantic comedy based on Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'. It centres on two people falling in love despite their serious misgivings about one another. Kat and Nonlhe ... See full summary »

Stars: Mvelisi Mvandaba, Mark Palmer, Dylan Edy, Mbulelo Grootboom

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