Highest Rated Titles With Desmond Dube


1. Hopeville (2010)

90 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his estranged son, Themba. When father and son arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they ... See full summary »

Director: John Trengove | Stars: Jody Abrahams, Desmond Dube, Leleti Khumalo, Fana Mokoena

Votes: 9

2. The Book of Negroes (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2015)

Drama, History, War

8.5
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A young girl is taken from her home in Africa and forced on a treacherous journey to America.

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Ben Chaplin, Greg Bryk, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon

Votes: 69

3. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
Episode: The Boy with an African Heart (2009)

110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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An American woman asks for Precious's help to trace her son who vanished a decade before.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 89

4. Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996– )
Episode: Tarzan and the Scarlet Diamond (1996)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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Tarzan encounters Emma after she crash lands her plane on the way to meet her friend, Dr. Albert Verpa. Tarzan escorts her the rest of the way, dodging a war between the Ungallis and the ... See full summary »

Director: Gino Tanasescu | Stars: Tony Caprari, Desmond Dube, Stephen Jennings, Joe Lara

Votes: 11

5. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 2,613

6. Black Velvet Band (1997 TV Movie)

101 min

8.2
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Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Nick Berry, Todd Carty, Chris McHallem, Stephen Marcus

Votes: 13

7. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
Episode: A Real Botswana Diamond (2009)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Precious has a few things to sort out, the main one being her old husband turning up again.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 61

8. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 283,210 | Gross: $23.47M

9. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
Episode: Beauty and Integrity (2009)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A new detective agency opens up near the Ladies. Grace investigates a beauty contest while Precious is trying to find Nandira Patel's mystery boyfriend.

Directors: Tim Bricknell, Tim Fywell | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 64

10. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
Episode: Poison (2009)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The agency investigates a possible poisoner amongst a feuding family, ivory smuggling, and a series of unexplained deaths at the hospital.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 77

11. Mandela's Gun (2016)

Biography

7.9
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Set in 1962 MANDELAS GUN is a political thriller, based on Mandelas African Odyssey. As Commander-in-Chief... See full synopsis »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Tumisho Masha, Khaled Benaïssa, Nick Boraine, Francis Chouler

Votes: 8

12. MasterChef South Africa (2012– )

Reality-TV

7.9
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Stars: Benny Masekwameng, Pete Goffe Wood, Andrew Atkinson, Kamini Pather

Votes: 13

13. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
Episode: The Big Bonanza (2009)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The agency makes inquires about a dentist, searches for a missing dog, and investigates the case of a missing husband.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 103

14. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
Episode: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)

109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A Botswanan woman starts up the country's first female-owned detective agency. Based on the series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Nikki Amuka-Bird

Votes: 1,126

15. The Book of Negroes (2015– )

265 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 18th century.

Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco

Votes: 1,420

16. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
Episode: Problems in Moral Philosophy (2009)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Mma Pekwane thinks her husband has bought a stolen car. Precious is on the case and uncovers a dangerous car-jacking ring. Grace gets a new hair style to tackle her first case as assistant detective.

Director: Tim Bricknell | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 62

17. Nothing for Mahala (2013)

93 min | Comedy

7.7
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Director: Rolie Nikiwe | Stars: Thapelo Mokoena, Marius Weyers, Mmabatho Montsho, Jamie Bartlett

Votes: 58

18. Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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Tarzan returns to Africa to defend his jungle from both human and supernatural foes alike with a little help from his friends, including in one episode Carson Napier of Venus, who's also authored by Tarzan's creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Stars: Joe Lara, Aaron Seville, Don McLeod, Nkhesani Manganyi

Votes: 150

19. Inside (1996 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 246

20. Impunity (2014)

85 min | Thriller

6.2
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Director: Jyoti Mistry | Stars: Vaneshran Arumugam, Kajal Bagwandeen, Francis Chouler, Desmond Dube

Votes: 12

21. Panic Mechanic (1996)

102 min | Comedy

6.1
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When Hanky Pranky (alias Schucks), star of a candid camera TV show, loses his job to affirmative action, he applies for a job at a stress academy. It's not long before Schucks discovers his... See full summary »

Director: David Lister | Stars: Leon Schuster, Frantz Dobrowsky, Tolla van der Merwe, Nana Stapelberg

Votes: 149

22. The Long Run (2001)

R | 112 min | Drama, Sport

5.6
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A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win.

Director: Jean Stewart | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Nthati Moshesh, Paterson Joseph, Seputla Sebogodi

Votes: 304

23. Susanna van Biljon (2010)

98 min | Drama, Music

4.8
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Rebecca Dreyer is a simple woman from a small town in the Karoo. She dreams of leaving the small town, her overshadowing mother and start a professional singing career. One afternoon she ... See full summary »

Director: Bromley Cawood | Stars: Marie du Toit, David Rees, Karen Zoid, Nico Panagio

Votes: 10

24. Schuks! Pay Back the Money! (2015)

89 min | Comedy

4.4
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Director: Gray Hofmeyr | Stars: Leon Schuster, Desmond Dube, Gerrit Schoonhoven, Ivan D. Lucas

Votes: 25

25. The Millennium Menace (1999)

83 min | Comedy

4.2
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Director: Leon Schuster | Stars: Leon Schuster, Desmond Dube

Votes: 10

26. Suburban Bliss (1996– )

Comedy

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Stars: Martin Le Maitre, Motshabi Tyelele, Seputla Sebogodi, Sue Pam Grant

27. Hopeville (2009– )

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Stars: Themba Ndaba, Desmond Dube, Terry Pheto, Fana Mokoena

28. Jo'burg Blues (1997 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Directors: Craig Gardner, Peter Se-Puma | Star: Desmond Dube