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1. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 428,055 | Gross: $18.35M

2. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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64 Metascore

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

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

Votes: 401,542 | Gross: $57.37M

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.

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

Votes: 533,006 | Gross: $115.65M

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

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 87,907 | Gross: $116.63M

5. Invictus (2009)

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

7.4
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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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 124,594 | Gross: $37.48M

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.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter

Votes: 37,795 | Gross: $11.70M

7. Zulu (2013)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Conrad Kemp, Inge Beckmann

Votes: 12,906

8. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

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

7.1
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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.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 21,287 | Gross: $8.32M

9. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

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

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 48,746 | Gross: $3.70M

10. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

Votes: 7,502 | Gross: $2.83M

11. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Votes: 9,938 | Gross: $5.90M

12. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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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.

Director: Steven Silver | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels Van Jaarsveld

Votes: 8,286

13. Dangerous Ground (1997)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,628 | Gross: $5.08M

14. The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)

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

7.4
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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.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Shadia Simmons, Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 2,522

15. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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 »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 3,610 | Gross: $3.77M

16. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

6.3
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55 Metascore

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

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Alive in Joburg (2005)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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

Votes: 2,921

18. The Color of Freedom (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Patrick Lyster

Votes: 10,196

19. Catch a Fire (2006)

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

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 9,342 | Gross: $4.29M

20. Skin (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Anthony Fabian | Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge

Votes: 2,791

21. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.2
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62 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 7,074 | Gross: $0.02M

22. In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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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 »

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

Votes: 2,187 | Gross: $0.16M

23. Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Musical

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South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, John Kani

Votes: 1,494 | Gross: $7.31M

24. 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 was arrested along with him ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank, Ian Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 1,933

25. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

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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 »

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,333

26. Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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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.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene, Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 1,439 | Gross: $0.68M

27. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 2,057 | Gross: $0.08M

28. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 7,639

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.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee

Votes: 1,164

30. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,150 | Gross: $2.33M

31. Alfred J. Kwak (1989–1991)

25 min | Animation, Family

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After a horrific car accident takes the life of his parents and siblings, a young duckling is raised by his considerate uncle.

Stars: Ryan van den Akker, Frits Lambrechts, Herman van Veen, Doris Baaten

Votes: 1,681

32. Bopha! (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

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 »

Director: Morgan Freeman | Stars: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Marius Weyers

Votes: 690 | Gross: $0.21M

33. 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 »

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

Votes: 473

34. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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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

Votes: 370 | Gross: $0.05M

35. After the Rain (1999)

103 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.

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

Votes: 166

36. 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.

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

Votes: 173

37. Treurgrond (2015)

91 min | Crime, Drama

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Treurgrond shows how a farm attack on one family can affect an entire community.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Deon Coetzee, Eddie de Jager, Ds. Johan Els, Andre Frauenstein

Votes: 36

38. The Occupation of the American Mind (2016 Video)

82 min | Documentary

Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Phyllis Bennis, Max Blumenthal, Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein

39. Steve Bantu Biko: Beacon of Hope (1997 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History

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Add a Plot

Directors: Vuzi Dibukwana, Craig Johnne Kelly | Stars: Bandi Biko, Khaya Biko, Nkosinathi Biko, Ntsiki Biko

Votes: 5

40. Mandela (1996)

118 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Follows Nelson Mandela, from his early protests against racial discrimination, to his election as South Africa's first Democratically elected leader.

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

Votes: 238

41. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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58 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 750 | Gross: $0.11M

42. 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.

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

Votes: 139

43. 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 »

Director: Danny Mulheron | Stars: Maria Walker, Ryan O'Kane, Paul Harrop, Mike Minogue

Votes: 24

44. Come Back, Africa (1959)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 210

45. The March (1990)

100 min | Drama

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A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."

Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Malick Bowens, Juliet Stevenson, Joseph Mydell, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 104

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

94 min | Documentary

8.0
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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

Votes: 190 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Mama Africa (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.0
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Documentary about Miriam Makeba.

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

Votes: 216

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

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

7.4
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78 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 514 | Gross: $0.40M

49. The Stick (1988)

90 min | Action, Horror, War

7.0
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A bloods thirsty, anti-war film.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Greg Latter, Sean Taylor, Frantz Dobrowsky, James Whyle

Votes: 99

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

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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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

Votes: 93