Most Popular Zulu-Language Feature Films
1. The Lion King (1994)
G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.
Votes: 652,987 | Gross: $422.78M
2. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 535,614 | Gross: $115.65M
3. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 125,324 | Gross: $37.48M
5. The Bang Bang Club (2010)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.
6. Catch a Fire (2006)
PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 9,354 | Gross: $4.29M
10. Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
PG | 116 min | Drama
Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and ... See full summary »
13. Disgrace (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 4,600 | Gross: $0.07M
14. Dangerous Ground (1997)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,631 | Gross: $5.08M
15. The Domino Effect (2012)
100 min | Drama
If global economy came to a sudden stop what would be the effect on families worldwide? People in different countries or continents might not seem to be interrelated but there is more than ... See full summary »
17. Yesterday (I) (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama
After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
21. Lucky (IV) (2011)
100 min | Drama
A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.
22. Beat the Drum (2003)
114 min | Drama
Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, ... See full summary »
23. How to Steal 2 Million (2011)
82 min | Action, Drama
It's a jungle out there. That's how we meet our lead character Jack. It's been five years since he's seen his partner and best friend Twala. Jack did five years for a robbery gone bad. ... See full summary »
24. Fanie Fourie's Lobola (2013)
97 min | Comedy, Romance
The story of the complications that ensue when an Afrikaans man and Zulu girl fall in love, especially when the traditional custom of "lobola", or dowry, makes things even more difficult for them.
25. Zama Zama (2012)
104 min | Action
In South Africa's gold mining region is the subterranean dimension of the Zama Zama, illegal miners that make a living by mining the ore in both operational and abandoned mine shafts. Zama ... See full summary »
26. Lord Jones Is Dead (2016)
83 min | Comedy, Musical
Two journalists and a photographer are sent to stake out a woman's house and told not to return without a story. When the woman shows no sign of appearing, they take matters into their own hands.
28. Necktie Youth (2015)
93 min | Drama
In the anniversary of the violent Soweto Youth Uprising of June 16th 1976, an affluent group of adolescent friends living in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa are shocked by the live ... See full summary »
31. Sweet 'n Short (1991)
89 min | Comedy
A disgraced sports presenter falls victim to an accidental head trauma and slips into a coma. He awakens months later to find South Africa was not as he left it, he was now in the New South... See full summary »
33. Otelo Burning (2011)
97 min | Drama
When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend, Tau Modise, they step into a world ... See full summary »
35. A Million Colours (2011)
115 min | Drama
A story of love and friendship set against the violence of Apartheid in South Africa. It is a story of the ups and downs of the lives of the three main characters, and how their lives intersect over the years.
36. Blitzpatrollie (2013)
103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
"Blitzpatrollie" chronicles the adventures of Rummy Augustine (Joey Rasdien) and his partner, Ace Dikolobe (David Kau), police officers who have had the misfortune of being stationed in a ... See full summary »
38. Jump the Gun (1997)
109 min | Drama
Set in Johannesburg, JUMP THE GUN follows the tangled lives of six very different working class characters, formerly kept apart by apartheid and now all striving to succeed in the new "... See full summary »
39. Taxi to Soweto (1991)
87 min | Comedy
An Afrikaans Woman's car breaks down and she's forced to take a minibus taxi. Misunderstandings and cultural confusion see her end up in Soweto, where she learns more about herself
40. Hearts & Minds (1995)
R | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Set when the apartheid government was still in control, this powerful South African thriller is based on the true story of a policeman belonging to an elite government squad who was ... See full summary »
41. Man on Ground (2011)
80 min | Drama
Ade and Femi are expatriate Nigerian brothers. Ade is a successful banker in London, while Femi, once a political dissident in his home country, has had to escape to South Africa, live in ... See full summary »
42. Friends (1993)
105 min | Drama
Three female friends, at the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live with apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher and practices ... See full summary »
44. Mapantsula (1988)
100 min | Crime, Drama
Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand ... See full summary »
46. The Two of Us (2014)
94 min | Drama
Set in Alexandra township, South Africa, a brother and sister journey through life knowing they have no one but each other. Schoolgirl Zanele falls in love with an older man where a series of events are set in motion and reveal much more.