Best movies about South Africa ever

South African and foreign movies that would help you to better understand this amazing country
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1.
A Dry White Season (1989)
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Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level... (97 mins.)
Director: Euzhan Palcy
 
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A Reasonable Man (1999)
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With issues of his own, an ex-army officer-turned-lawyer defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby. (103 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
3.
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002 Documentary)
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Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid. (108 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
4.
Beautiful People (1974 Documentary)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert. (92 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
 
5.
Come Back, Africa (1959 Documentary)
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Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959. (95 mins.)
Director: Lionel Rogosin
 
6.
Cry Freedom (1987)
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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. (157 mins.)
 
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Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
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In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son... (103 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
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Dingaka (1964)
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A film about an African tribesman seeking revenge against the people who murdered his daughter. His crusade leads him to commit murder himself, and to trial before a court. (98 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
 
9.
Disgrace (2008)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Steve Jacobs
 
10.
District 9 (2009)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
11.
Invictus (2009)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
12.
Mapantsula (1988)
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Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing... (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
 
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The Naked Prey (1965)
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A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended... (96 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
 
14.
Zulu (1964)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
15.
Shaka Zulu (1986 Mini-Series)
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka. (300 mins.)
 
16.
Stander (2003)
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The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber. (111 mins.)
Director: Bronwen Hughes
 
17.
A World Apart (1988)
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents... (112 mins.)
Director: Chris Menges
 
18.
Tsotsi (2005)
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Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
19.
Under African Skies (2012 Documentary)
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Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
 
20.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
21.
The Silver Fez (2009 Documentary)
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The Silver Fez is the much-revered prize for the Cape Malay choirs of Cape Town, South Africa. Each year... (87 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Ross
 
22.
The Power of One (1992)
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An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war. (127 mins.)
 
23.
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)
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A version of Georges Bizet's Carmen, set in a modern-day South African township. (122 mins.)
 
24.
Inside (1996 TV Movie)
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A South Afrikaan political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later... (94 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
25.
The Biko Inquest (1984 TV Movie)
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Based on the official transcripts of the investigation that followed after the very suspicious notorious death in prison of one of the most important leading men of the South African anti-apartheid movement, Steven Biko. (102 mins.)
 
26.
Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000 Documentary)
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This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa, as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission... (94 mins.)
 
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Breaker Morant (1980)
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Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
29.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
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When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars,... (101 mins.)
 
30.
Rhodes (1996 Mini-Series)
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The story of the British 19th-century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the Western world and founded the nation Rhodesia.
 
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Shepherds and Butchers (2016)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz