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1. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 533,447 | Gross: $18.35M

2. Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.0
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80 Metascore

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 546,497 | Gross: $167.45M

3. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 195,114 | Gross: $126.37M

4. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

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: 611,868 | Gross: $115.65M

5. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.1
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75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 401,018 | Gross: $26.95M

6. Blended (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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31 Metascore

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 108,962 | Gross: $46.29M

7. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

Votes: 469,638 | Gross: $57.37M

8. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 217,108 | Gross: $31.57M

9. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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44 Metascore

A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder

Votes: 84,199 | Gross: $6.86M

10. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 209,622 | Gross: $52.77M

11. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), in his first term as President of South African, 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: 142,472 | Gross: $37.49M

12. Mia and the White Lion (2018)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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52 Metascore

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

Director: Gilles de Maistre | Stars: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan

Votes: 2,303 | Gross: $0.40M

13. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 151,568 | Gross: $147.25M

14. 24 Hours to Live (2017)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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37 Metascore

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Director: Brian Smrz | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 10,801

15. Zulu (1964)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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77 Metascore

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: 33,750

16. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

7.3
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73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 49,788 | Gross: $30.03M

17. Zulu (2013)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Conrad Kemp, Inge Beckmann

Votes: 16,822

18. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 35,207

19. The Interpreter (2005)

PG-13 | 128 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen

Votes: 93,922 | Gross: $72.71M

20. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

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: 25,368 | Gross: $8.32M

21. Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 34,432

22. The Wild Geese (1978)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 10,901

23. Shaka Zulu (1986)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

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

Votes: 2,682

24. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Brandon Auret, Natalie Becker, Emmanuel Castis, Michael Gross

Votes: 5,906

25. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,620 | Gross: $3.90M

26. Dust Devil (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Chelsea Field, Zakes Mokae, John Matshikiza

Votes: 4,335

27. Death Race: Inferno (2013 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames

Votes: 17,654

28. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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72 Metascore

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,441 | Gross: $7.14M

29. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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59 Metascore

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Votes: 11,743 | Gross: $5.90M

30. Dark Tide (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.3
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23 Metascore

A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown, Sizwe Msutu

Votes: 7,801

31. When Worlds Collide (1951)

G | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 6,415

32. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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68 Metascore

A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns him into a target.

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 4,616 | Gross: $3.77M

33. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen

Votes: 3,554 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

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: 26,931 | Gross: $2.91M

35. Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010 Video)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.1
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Kirra, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod.

Director: Will Geiger | Stars: Bindi Irwin, Beau Bridges, Bongolethu Mbutuma, Siyabulela Ramba

Votes: 1,795

36. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 17,502 | Gross: $6.20M

37. Race (I) (2008)

149 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Destiny makes two brothers- Ranvir and Rajiv - enemies of each other. Everything is fair in love and war.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 11,798 | Gross: $1.37M

38. Aitraaz (2004)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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A man is accused of sexual harassment by his former lover and he has to prove his innocence in order to restore his dignity.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri

Votes: 9,011 | Gross: $0.09M

39. Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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71 Metascore

A South African preacher goes to search for his wayward son, who has committed a crime in the big city.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene, Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $0.68M

40. The Endless Summer (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 4,741

41. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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48 Metascore

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: 9,683

42. Young Winston (1972)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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Complex family relationships, as well as a combat experience, form the personality of the future world-known politician.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 1,961 | Gross: $4.69M

43. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,792

44. Goodbye Bafana (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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: 11,300

45. Duma (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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82 Metascore

An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Mary Makhatho

Votes: 7,408 | Gross: $0.86M

46. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,088 | Gross: $7.63M

47. Blue Crush 2 (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.4
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Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.

Director: Mike Elliott | Stars: Sasha Jackson, Elizabeth Mathis, Ben Milliken, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 3,352

48. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

6.2
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55 Metascore

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: 2,556 | Gross: $0.01M

49. The Wound (2017)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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80 Metascore

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: 1,420 | Gross: $0.03M

50. The Deal (I) (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J, Elliott Gould

Votes: 3,182



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