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1. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood | Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

2. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

3. District 9 (2009)

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

8.0
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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.

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell | Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

4. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Writers: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

5. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Writers: Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

6. Sydney White (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Writer: Chad Gomez Creasey | Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter

7. Zulu (2013)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The policemen, Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen, investigate a massacre during apartheid in South Africa, which apparently took place because a new illegal substance became available.

Writers: Caryl Ferey, Julien Rappeneau, Jérôme Salle | Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Tanya van Graan, Natasha Loring

8. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

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60 Metascore

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.

Writers: William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela | Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

9. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

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74 Metascore

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.

Writers: Anthony Peckham, John Carlin | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

10. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.

Writers: Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Craig Bartholomew Strydom | Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

11. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

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The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. ... See full summary »

Writers: Bryce Courtenay, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

12. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Drama

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48 Metascore

A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

Writers: Greg Marinovich, João Silva, Steven Silver | Director: Steven Silver | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels Van Jaarsveld

13. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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.

Writers: John Briley, Donald Woods | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

14. Catch a Fire (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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62 Metascore

A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime.

Writer: Shawn Slovo | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu

15. Skin (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama

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62 Metascore

Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Writers: Helen Crawley, Jessie Keyt, Helena Kriel | Director: Anthony Fabian | Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge

16. Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Musical

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South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.

Writers: Mbongeni Ngema, William Nicholson | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, John Kani

17. The Color of Freedom (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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.

Writers: Bille August, Bob Graham, James Gregory, Greg Latter | Director: Bille August | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Patrick Lyster

18. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

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55 Metascore

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Writers: Robert Harvey, Paula Milne | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

19. Dangerous Ground (1997)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »

Writers: Greg Latter, Darrell Roodt | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley, Thokozani Nkosi, Ron Smerczak

20. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

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62 Metascore

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

Writer: Bima Stagg | Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Thomas Jane, David O'Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Kara Unger

21. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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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. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »

Writers: André P. Brink, Colin Welland, Euzhan Palcy | Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

22. The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Family

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A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.

Writer: Paris Qualles | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Shadia Simmons, Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson

23. In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

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44 Metascore

Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators ... See full summary »

Writers: Antjie Krog, Ann Peacock | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

24. Alive in Joburg (2006)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Braam Greyling, Godfrey Seome, Dawie Ackermann, Sweetness Hlomza

25. Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

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71 Metascore

A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Alan Paton | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene, Charles S. Dutton

26. Red Dust (2004)

R | 110 min | Drama

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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, Gillian Slovo | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank, Ian Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor

27. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

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Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the ... See full summary »

Writers: Wilbur Smith, Stanley Price | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

28. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Hoffman, Abbie Hoffman, Marty Jezer, Bruce Graham | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

29. The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Black anti-apartheid activist and British engineer are forced to run from South African secret police.

Writers: Rod Amateau, Harold Nebenzal, Peter Driscoll | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee

30. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

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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, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Writer: Shawn Slovo | Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

31. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Writer: Yilmaz Güney | Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

32. Bopha! (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

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In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist ... See full summary »

Writers: Percy Mtwa, Brian Bird, John Wierick | Director: Morgan Freeman | Stars: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Marius Weyers

33. After the Rain (1999)

110 min | Drama, Romance

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Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.

Writer: Ross Kettle | Director: Ross Kettle | Stars: Paul Bettany, Louise Lombard, Ariyon Bakare, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

34. Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

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On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with a number of political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Wesley | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Tina Lifford, Gerry Maritz

35. Mandela (1996)

118 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Directors: Angus Gibson, Jo Menell | Stars: Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Eugene Terre'Blanche

36. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

37. Friends (1993)

105 min | Drama

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Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices ... See full summary »

Writer: Elaine Proctor | Director: Elaine Proctor | Stars: Kerry Fox, Dambisa Kente, Michele Burgers, Marius Weyers

38. e'Lollipop (1975)

G | 85 min | Drama, Family

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When the chips are down and everything seems lost, it's good to have a best friend.

Writers: Ashley Lazarus, Andre Pieterse | Director: Ashley Lazarus | Stars: José Ferrer, Karen Valentine, Bess Finney, Muntu Ndebele

39. Mandela (1987 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama

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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) become South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country.

Writer: Ronald Harwood | Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Danny Glover, Tam Mpofu, Priscilla Mundawarara, Mike Davey

40. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History, Music

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78 Metascore

Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.

Writer: Lee Hirsch | Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Duma Ka Ndlovu, Vusi Mahlasela, Walter Cronkite, F.W. de Klerk

41. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Writer: Jonathan Demme | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Hayes

42. Rage (II) (2011)

95 min | Drama

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Rage is the story of star-crossed lovers set against the turbulent 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand - a time when a small rugby-playing nation made a stand against the cruel and brutal ... See full summary »

Writers: Grant O'Fee, Tom Scott | Director: Danny Mulheron | Stars: Maria Walker, Ryan O'Kane, Paul Harrop, Mike Minogue

43. Mama Africa (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Documentary about Miriam Makeba.

Writers: Mika Kaurismäki, Don Edkins | Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Leopoldo Fleming, Lorraine Gordon

44. Stargazer (2011)

115 min | Drama

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Tells the story of a 1966 railway community, told through the eyes of an eleven year old boy, called Timus.

Writers: Piet de Jager, Salmon de Jager, Jan van Tonder | Director: Paul Eilers | Stars: Paul Loots, John-Henry Opperman, Deon Lotz, Rika Sennett

45. Inside (1996 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

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A South Afrikaan political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner... See full summary »

Writer: Bima Stagg | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Eric Stoltz, Louis Gossett Jr., Ian Roberts

46. The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club (2004)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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In 1994, a South African photojournalist received the Pulitzer Prize for his picture of a starving girl stalked by a vulture. Weeks later, he carried out a terrible, desperate act--an act that embodied the anguish of an entire nation.

Director: Dan Krauss

47. Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

94 min | Documentary

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85 Metascore

This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa, as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission. White soldiers who have killed ANC activists, black ... See full summary »

Directors: Deborah Hoffmann, Frances Reid | Stars: Mary Burton, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Mongezi Manqina, Thapelo Mbelo

48. Cape of Good Hope (2004)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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59 Metascore

A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are intertwined.

Writers: Suzanne Kay Bamford, Mark Bamford | Director: Mark Bamford | Stars: Debbie Brown, Farouk Valley-Omar, Parinita Jeaven, David Isaacs

49. Paul Simon, Graceland: The African Concert (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

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A concert given in Zimbabwe, Africa, by singer Paul Simon, featuring such South African musicians as Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masakela.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Paul Simon, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo

50. Come Back, Africa (1959)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

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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.

Writers: Bloke Modisane, Lewis Nkosi, Lionel Rogosin | Director: Lionel Rogosin | Stars: Zacharia Mgabi, Vinah Bendile, Miriam Makeba, Lewis Nkosi