Most Popular Xhosa-Language Feature Films
The Lion King
Tricked into thinking that he caused the death of his own father, a young lion cub flees and abandons his destiny as the future king. 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 | Thriller 112 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.
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.
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 Drama 106 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.
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.
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.
A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration. Dir: Darrell Roodt With: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas Biography | Drama | History
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. Dir: Thom Fitzgerald With: Chloë Sevigny, Lucy Liu, Shawn Ashmore Drama 127 mins.