South Africa (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 81,653

2. District 9 (2009)

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

7.9
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81 Metascore

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: 603,090 | Gross: $115.65M

3. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 104,808 | Gross: $45.09M

4. 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: 213,239 | Gross: $31.57M

5. Samson (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama

4.4
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17 Metascore

After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff | Stars: Taylor James, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy

Votes: 3,462 | Gross: $4.72M

6. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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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: 192,293 | Gross: $126.37M

7. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Furkan Bayraktar, Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean

Votes: 28,844

8. Fiela se Kind (2019)

Drama | Completed

A coloured woman living in the arid Karoo takes in a lost white child and raises him as her own. Nine years later, the boy is removed and forced to live in the Knysna Forest with a family of woodcutters who claim that he is theirs.

Director: Brett Michael Innes | Stars: Zenobia Kloppers, Drikus Volschenk, Wayne Smith, Luca Bornman

9. 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: 49,100 | Gross: $30.03M

10. 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: 10,051

11. Momentum (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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18 Metascore

Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between... See full summary »

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy, Morgan Freeman, Greg Kriek

Votes: 12,529

12. House on Willow Street (2016)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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After a young woman is kidnapped, her captors soon come to realize that in fact they may be the ones in danger and this young woman has a dark secret inside her.

Director: Alastair Orr | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Carlyn Burchell, Steven John Ward, Gustav Gerdener

Votes: 7,640

13. Lake Placid: Legacy (2018 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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Legacy finds the team of young explorers out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern day maps and hidden behind electric fences. However, once they reach the center of the lake... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Sai Bennett, Luke Newton

Votes: 1,327

14. Red Scorpion (1988)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 7,665 | Gross: $4.19M

15. Dust Devil (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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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: 4,115

16. Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010 Video)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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In San Cazador, California, the clumsy vampire hunter Edgar Frog is evicted from his trailer. But the best-seller writer Gwen Lieber offers him a job to destroy the head vampire DJ X that ... See full summary »

Director: Dario Piana | Stars: Corey Feldman, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Casey B. Dolan, Jamison Newlander

Votes: 3,791

17. Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (2014 Video)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Cameo-heavy music video filled with Zef counter-culture movement abstract imagery.

Director: Ninja | Stars: Die Antwoord, Sunny Balzary, Flash, Flea

Votes: 369

18. 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: 5,683

19. Khumba (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.7
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40 Metascore

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

Director: Anthony Silverston | Stars: Jake T. Austin, Adrian Rhodes, Sam Riegel, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 4,974 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Young Ones (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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47 Metascore

Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning

Votes: 8,673

21. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 3,464 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)

120 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.3
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73 Metascore

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: 536

23. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery

4.1
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8 Metascore

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley

Votes: 7,709 | Gross: $1.78M

24. Red Room (2019)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

3.2
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When the husband of an affluent woman kills himself, she loses the high life and pretty much everything and ends up on the street, days before she was due to give birth. With nowhere to go ... See full summary »

Director: Sans Moonsamy | Stars: Charlie Bouguenon, Francois Jacobs, Keru Kisten, Khanyi Mbau

Votes: 31

25. Serpent (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Thriller

4.6
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A romantic escape into nature turns into the ultimate moment of reckoning when a husband and wife are trapped in a tent with a deadly snake. Unable to escape and with certain death looming,... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Evans | Stars: Tom Ainsley, Sarah Dumont, Nicole Johnson, Skye Russell

Votes: 569

26. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 sons.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros

Votes: 14,882 | Gross: $6.29M

27. Girl from Nowhere (2017)

85 min | Drama

3.9
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A Cape Town couple, Katherine and Hugh, are headed to their mountain getaway, when they pick up a young woman hitchhiker, Liza, who carries a gun and may or may not be the devil herself.

Director: Mark Jackson | Stars: Tamryn Speirs, Scot Cooper, Christia Visser

Votes: 104

28. Hunting Emma (2017)

TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been easy prey. But life is full of surprises

Director: Byron Davis | Stars: Leandie du Randt, Neels van Jaarsveld, Tim Theron, Bouwer Bosch

Votes: 809

29. Alison (II) (2016)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead - or so they thought. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. This is Alison's tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.

Director: Uga Carlini | Stars: Christia Visser, De Klerk Oelofse, Alison Botha, Zak Hendrikz

Votes: 493

30. Joe Bullet (1973)

79 min | Action

5.4
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When a mysterious gangster starts sabotaging soccer team The Eagles' chance at winning the upcoming championship final, there is only one man who can save the day...Joe Bullet.

Director: Louis de Witt | Stars: Ken Gampu, Joe Lopez, Abigail Kubeka, Jimmy Sabe

Votes: 65

31. Taking Earth (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Sci-Fi

2.7
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The human race is thrown into chaos as an alien invasion takes control of the planet in an effort to find one boy out of 7 billion people who holds the power to destroy them.

Director: Grant Humphreys | Stars: Ronan Quarmby, Brad Richards, Barbara Harrison, Marco Torlage

Votes: 933

32. Space Mutiny (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

2.1
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A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.

Directors: David Winters, Neal Sundstrom | Stars: Reb Brown, John Phillip Law, James Ryan, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 6,311

33. Accident (I) (2017)

95 min | Action, Thriller

3.3
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A group of teenagers suffer a terrible accident during a joy ride and get trapped at the bottom of a ravine.

Director: Dan Tondowski | Stars: Stephanie Schildknecht, Roxane Hayward, Tyrone Keogh, Keenan Arrison

Votes: 522

34. The Lullaby (2017)

86 min | Horror

4.7
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48 Metascore

Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her loving ... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Reine Swart, Thandi Puren, Brandon Auret, Deànré Reiners

Votes: 1,086

35. Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Inge Beckmann, Garion Dowds

Votes: 2,024

36. Number 37 (2018)

100 min | Thriller

6.3
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78 Metascore

Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam. But Randal is in financial debt to Emmie, a sadistic loan ... See full summary »

Director: Nosipho Dumisa | Stars: Irshaad Ally, Ephram Gordon, Amrain Ismail-Essop, Elton Landrew

Votes: 234

37. The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt

Votes: 4,573

38. Stroomop (2018)

106 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A support group travels to the Orange River. A doctor, 2 moms, a daughter and a suicidal woman leave for their "veldskool" trip. Many trials, tribulations and truths are revealed as they go on this epic adventure.

Director: Ivan Botha | Stars: DonnaLee Roberts, Simoné Nortmann, Chanelle de Jager, Ilse Klink

Votes: 38

39. Wonderlus (2017)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A wedding goes awry and the morning after, friends and foes need to piece together the puzzle of the night before. In search of answers, a groom needs to pursue the love of his life, a ... See full summary »

Director: Johan Cronje | Stars: Mila Guy, Edwin van der Walt, Lea Vivier, Stiaan Smith

Votes: 82

40. 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: 1,300 | Gross: $0.03M

41. A Good Man in Africa (1994)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.1
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Politics are already strained between English imperialists and the West African government of Kinjanja, when womanizing British diplomat Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is caught in bed with ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Colin Friels, Sean Connery, Joanne Whalley, John Lithgow

Votes: 2,171 | Gross: $2.31M

42. Snake City (2014– )

44 min | Documentary

8.5
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As the weather warms up in Durban, S.A., deadly venomous snakes enter homes, offices, and factories. Streetwise snake-catcher Simon Keys and his partner Siouxsie Gillett, rush across the ... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Keys, Siouxsie Gillett, Nadine Keys, Abdi Hussein

Votes: 111

43. Spud (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Jamie Royal, Sven Ruygrok

Votes: 2,380

44. Canary (2018)

120 min | Drama, Musical, War

8.2
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A coming-of-age war musical about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group- known as ... See full summary »

Director: Christiaan Olwagen | Stars: Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys, Gérard Rudolf

Votes: 118

45. Discreet (2008)

82 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Working girl Monique has always been able to give her clients exactly what they want. Thomas has always been exactly what everyone else has expected. Tonight he will demand the one thing of Monique that she's reluctant to offer: Honesty.

Director: Joshua Rous | Stars: James Gracie, Anel Alexander, Shireen Hollier, Patrick Shai

Votes: 237

46. The Girl from St. Agnes (2019– )

52 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Dark secrets are revealed when a tragic event at an elite boarding school sets off a search for the truth.

Stars: Nina Milner, Graham Hopkins, Robert Hobbs, Jane DeWet

Votes: 45

47. Snake Island (2002)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
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Tourists become endangered species while stranded on an island.

Director: Wayne Crawford | Stars: William Katt, Wayne Crawford, Kate Connor, Russel Savadier

Votes: 646

48. The Perfect Wave (2014)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

4.8
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The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Macdonald | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix

Votes: 1,012

49. Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Jamie Bartlett, Kevin Collins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 3,590

50. Zambezia (2012)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai, a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia", ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Thornley | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 6,004


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