Zulu (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
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

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

Zulu (1964)
7.8
77 metascore

Zulu (1964)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

Votes: 33,328

Shaka Zulu (1986)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,616

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

Dangerous Ground (1997)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley, Thokozani Nkosi, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $5.08M

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: 4,441 | Gross: $3.77M

Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,761

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

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

Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jane March, Steven Waddington, Winston Ntshona

Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $2.17M

Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

PG | 116 min | Drama

Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a African farmer on steroids of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm to his loyal subjects in the midst of political unrest and ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Frank Rautenbach, Jeanne Neilson, Hamilton Dlamini, Candice D'Arcy

Votes: 2,619

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

Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama

After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula, Harriet Lenabe

Votes: 2,083

Live 8 (2005 TV Special)

480 min | Music

20 years on from their Live Aid (1985) triumph, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure recruit the world's music superstars once again to perform live and put pressure on Western governments to help Africa and Make Poverty History.

Directors: Bruce Gowers, Nick Hopkin, Michael Maier, Claire Popplewell, Geoff Posner, Richard Valentine, Michael Watt, Paul Flattery | Stars: Bob Geldof, Articolo 31, 4Peace Ensemble, A-Ha

Votes: 1,081

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

Skin (I) (2008)
6.9
62 metascore

Skin (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Director: Anthony Fabian | Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge

Votes: 3,061

Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Musical

South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, John Kani

Votes: 1,704 | Gross: $7.31M

Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (2008 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Allan Quatermain has been recruited to lead an expedition in search of a fabled treasure, deep within Africa. He must avoid hidden dangers.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Sean Cameron Michael, Christopher Adamson, Natalie Stone, Daniel Bonjour

Votes: 1,273

Bram Fischer (2017)

123 min | Biography

In apartheid-ruled South Africa, a renowned lawyer struggles to hide his secret affiliation to the nation's chief resistance movement - as he takes on defending a group of its arrested members, including its leader, Nelson Mandela.

Director: Jean van de Velde | Stars: Peter Paul Muller, Antoinette Louw, José Domingos, Conrad Kemp

Votes: 376

Isibaya (2014– )

Drama

Isibaya is set set on the backdrop of the taxi industry, with two young lovers who are torn apart by a century-old feud between two powerful families. From a valley long divided by too little resources, the bitter feud continues in Egoli.

Stars: Makhaola Ndebele, Thuso Mbedu, Lauren Jenae, Murray Clive Walker

Votes: 12

Uzalo (2015– )

Drama

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Stars: Ntokozo Dlamini, Dawn Thandeka King, Nokuthula Mabika, Ncibijani Madlala

Votes: 8

iNumber Number (2017)

Action, Drama

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Stars: S'Dumo Mtshali, Presley Chweneyagae, Mncedisi Shabangu, Israel Matseke-Zulu

The Tokoloshe (2018)

92 min | Horror, Thriller

Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her ... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Pikwane | Stars: Petronella Tshuma, Kwande Nkosi, Dawid Minnaar, Harriet Manamela

Votes: 88

Hard to Get (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Romance

When SKIETS, an enigmatic, beautiful stranger walks into small rural township tavern and demands a beer, TK, a charming local lothario sets out to seduce her in order to prove his prowess ... See full summary »

Director: Zee Ntuli | Stars: Pallance Dladla, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Jerry Mofokeng, Thishiwe Ziqubu

Votes: 94

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

Izulu lami (2008)

96 min | Drama

Two orphaned rural siblings find themselves in the big city of Durban in search for a priest who could be the key to their new lives.

Director: Madoda Ncayiyana | Stars: Sobahle Mkhabase, Sibonelo Malinga, Tshepang Mohlomi, Sanele Ndawo

Votes: 35

The Domino Effect (2012)

100 min | Drama

If global economy came to a sudden stop what would be the effect on families worldwide? People in different countries or continents might not seem to be interrelated but there is more than ... See full summary »

Director: Paula van der Oest | Stars: Theo James, Tiya Sircar, James D'Arcy, Manish Dayal

Votes: 232

Yizo yizo (2004– )

1,664 min | Drama

Gritty youth Drama series set in a South African Township.

Stars: Jason Kennett, Meshack Mavuso, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Jet Novuka

Votes: 30

High Rollers (2013– )

Drama

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Stars: Antony Coleman, Rolanda Marais, Justin Strydom, Danielle Retief

Cuckold (I) (2015)

95 min | Drama

When an assistant professor's wife leaves him his life spirals into a world of debauchery, with only the hope of an old friend to save him from ruin.

Director: Charlie Vundla | Stars: Terry Pheto, Louis Roux, Charlie Vundla

Votes: 15

Scout's Safari (2002–2004)

TV-Y7 | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The show revolves around Jennifer "Scout" Lauer, a teenage girl who lives the simple life in New York City until her photographer father is sent on year-round trip around the world and she ... See full summary »

Stars: Anastasia Baranova, Freedom Hadebe, Chantell Stander, Hlomla Dandala

Votes: 84

Beyond the River (2017)

113 min | Drama, Sport

Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon,"Beyond the River" delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.

Director: Craig Freimond | Stars: Lemogang Tsipa, Grant Swanby, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Emily Child

Votes: 115

Vaya (2016)

TV-MA | 115 min | Drama

Three people board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers, each on their own mission, with a simple task to complete and in search of family to help them. But when they are betrayed by... See full summary »

Director: Akin Omotoso | Stars: Phuthi Nakene, Warren Masemola, Sihle Xaba, Harriet Manamela

Votes: 68

Beat the Drum (2003)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, ... See full summary »

Director: David Hickson | Stars: Junior Singo, Owen Sejake, Mary Twala, Clive Scott

Votes: 645

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

Sides of a Horn (2018)

Short, Drama

Shot on location and based on actual events, this dramatic short is the first film to tell the story of South Africa's rhino poaching war from both sides of the fence.

Director: Toby Wosskow | Stars: Emmanuel Castis, Welile Nzuza, Sherldon Marema, Keorapetse Matji

Ubambo Lwami (1989–1992)

Drama

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Stars: Don Mlangeni, Menzi Ngubane

Fanie Fourie's Lobola (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

The story of the complications that ensue when an Afrikaans man and Zulu girl fall in love, especially when the traditional custom of "lobola", or dowry, makes things even more difficult for them.

Director: Henk Pretorius | Stars: Eduan van Jaarsveldt, Zethu Dlomo, Jerry Mofokeng, Marga van Rooy

Votes: 194

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)
7.3
78 metascore

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History, Music

Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu, Vusi Mahlasela, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 543 | Gross: $0.40M

Sisters of the Wilderness (2018)

90 min | Documentary

Five young Zulu women go into the iMfolozi wilderness in South Africa, on a journey of self-discovery; and learn about the plight of this primordial wilderness which is now severely ... See full summary »

Director: Karin Slater

Votes: 8

Asinamali (2017)

105 min | Drama, Musical

Adapted from Mbongeni Ngema's Broadway production of "Asinamali". On the prison yard on Robben Island, a man named Nelson Mandela told Msizi Dube "Go and do it for all of us, for all our ... See full summary »

Director: Mbongeni Ngema | Star: Kevin White

Rhythm City (2007– )

Drama

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

Votes: 11

Necktie Youth (2015)

93 min | Drama

In the anniversary of the violent Soweto Youth Uprising of June 16th 1976, an affluent group of adolescent friends living in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa are shocked by the live ... See full summary »

Director: Sibs Shongwe-La Mer | Stars: Bonko Cosmo Khoza, Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, Colleen Balchin, Kamogelo Moloi

Votes: 118

Zoop in Afrika (2005)

85 min | Comedy, Adventure, Drama

A group of young rangers travel to Africa to protect the wildlife, but things do not go as planned.

Directors: Dennis Bots, Johan Nijenhuis | Stars: Juliette van Ardenne, Vivienne van den Assem, Nicolette van Dam, Ewout Genemans

Votes: 347

Inyakanyaka (1977)

87 min | Comedy

Two friends, Mshefane and S'dudla work for a company producing comic magazines, and they are always at loggerhead with the foreman Ngungunyane.

Director: Simon Sabela | Stars: Ndaba Mhlongo, Bingo Mbonjeni, Lucky Mtshali, Joe Mafela

The Line (1994 TV Movie)

150 min | Thriller

A young ANC activist and poet from Soweto is the sole witness to a brutal train massacre by an Inkathia militant.

Director: Brian Tilley | Stars: Vusi Kunene, Grace Mahlaba, Ramolao Makhene, Ian Roberts

Votes: 10

Isithembiso (2017– )

Drama

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Stars: Luversan Gerard, Michelle Van Der Nest

Lucky (IV) (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

Director: Avie Luthra | Stars: Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 237

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