Most Popular Xhosa-Language Feature Films
The Lion King
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. Dir: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff With: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones Animation | Adventure | Drama | Family | Musical 89 mins.
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. Dir: Neill Blomkamp With: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope Action | Sci-Fi 112 mins.
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. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge Biography | Drama | History | Sport 134 mins.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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. Dir: Justin Chadwick With: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto Biography | Drama | History 141 mins.
The Bang Bang Club
A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa. Dir: Steven Silver With: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch Biography | Drama | History 106 mins.
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. Dir: Steve Jacobs With: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Jessica Haines Drama 119 mins.
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. Dir: Gavin Hood With: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe Crime | Drama 94 mins.
A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Dir: Pete Travis With: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller Drama | History 109 mins.
The Color of Freedom
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. Dir: Bille August With: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger Biography | Drama | History 118 mins.
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 arrested along with him and never heard from again. Dir: Tom Hooper With: Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank, Ian Roberts Drama 110 mins.