Most Popular Xhosa-Language Feature Films
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 139 mins.
The Lion King
Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity 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.
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.
A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration. Dir: Darrell Roodt With: Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Elias Koteas Biography | Drama | History
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 (Chweneyagae). 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.
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.
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.