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1. Invictus (2009)

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

7.3
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), in his first term as President of South African, 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: 142,393 | Gross: $37.49M

2. 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: 25,355 | Gross: $8.32M

3. Goodbye Bafana (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: 11,293

4. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

6.2
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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: 2,556 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Black Venus (2010)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History

6.8
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The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 2,272

6. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 2,838 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Winnie Mandela (2011)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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37 Metascore

A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 700

8. Simon (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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59 Metascore

A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.

Director: Eddy Terstall | Stars: Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen, Nadja Hüpscher

Votes: 7,823 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Bram Fischer (2017)

123 min | Biography

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In apartheid-ruled South Africa, a renowned lawyer struggles to hide his secret affiliation to the nation's chief resistance movement - as he takes on defending a group of its arrested members, including its leader, Nelson Mandela.

Director: Jean van de Velde | Stars: Peter Paul Muller, Antoinette Louw, José Domingos, Conrad Kemp

Votes: 398

10. The Last Witness (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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A woman becomes entangled in the conspiracy of two world governments to assassinate an international leader in New York.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Johnathon Schaech, Michael Filipowich, David McIlwraith

Votes: 605

11. Mandela (1996)

118 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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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, Patrick Shai, George Bizos

Votes: 285

12. Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (1988 TV Special)

117 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.

Stars: Bryan Adams, Joan Armatrading, Nick Ashford, Aswad

Votes: 41

13. A Force More Powerful (1999)

TV-G | 110 min | Documentary

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This two-part Emmy-nominated series explores one of the 20th century's most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all ... See full summary »

Director: Steve York | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Salvador Allende, Shahla Arasteh, Janet Cherry

Votes: 41

14. The Man Who Drove with Mandela (1998)

82 min | Documentary

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During the time of apartheid Nelson Mandela drove around South Africa in a limousine disguised as a chauffeur while organizing the armed struggle against the apartheid regime. But who was ... See full summary »

Director: Greta Schiller | Stars: Joseph Bale, Adriaan Bassier, Ashley Brownlee, Gavin Haward

Votes: 17

15. More Than Just a Game (2007)

90 min | Drama, Sport

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A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.

Director: Junaid Ahmed | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Wright Ngubeni, Az Abrahams, Tshepo Maseko

Votes: 208

16. Accused #1: Nelson Mandela (2004 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Pascale Lamche | Stars: Fresh Skiwane, George Bizos, Ilse Fischer, Denis Goldberg

Votes: 10

17. Indochine: Station 13 (2018 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama

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Station 13 highlights the discrimination which lingers on in certain corners of society, through the story of a world where angels are persecuted as criminals. A most powerful indictment of... See full summary »

Director: Bouha Kazmi | Stars: Geraldo Jacob, Jacobus Smith, Philip Townsend, Zac Coetzee

18. Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

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Confronted with the death of his stepfather, Director Thomas Allen Harris embarks on a journey to understand the man who raised him, Pule Benjamin Leinaeng ("Lee") - an ANC foot-soldier who... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Allen Harris

Votes: 14

19. Music for Mandela (2013)

TV-G | 82 min | Documentary

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"Music for Mandela" explores the role music played in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most important icons. From Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, to his release, to the present ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Nelson Mandela, Rob Allingham, Eddie Daniels, Estelle

Votes: 23

20. 46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela (2008 TV Special)

90 min | Music

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Directors: Linda Gierahn, David Mallet | Stars: Dave Berry, Andrea Corr, Sharon Corr, Jerry Dammers

Votes: 30

21. Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last (2010)

78 min | Documentary

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In the final story of this seven part series, we switch perspectives, taking viewers into the heart of the conflict as our South African characters tell the story of the most important ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Field | Stars: Shadi Chauke, Pieter Willem Botha, Sampie Terreblanche, Cheryl Carolus

Votes: 9

22. Clowns (1999)

PG | 29 min | Drama, Short

8.5
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A surreal vision of the world through the eyes of a depressed clown.

Director: Matthew Brown | Stars: Bevan Cullinan, Nicola Jackman, Spell Kabi, Leonard Moss

Votes: 26

23. Mandela and the Children (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Robert Rooney | Stars: Jean Chrétien, Paul Gross, Nelson Mandela, Juliette Powell

24. Love, Communism, Revolution & Rivonia: Bram Fischer's Story (2007)

80 min | Documentary

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Bram Fischer led the defense at the Rivonia Trial saving Mandela and other leaders from execution and when all his comrades were jailed or exiled, he took a defiant stand, living in ... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Farr

Votes: 5

25. The Nelson Mandela Birthday Concert (1988 TV Special)

615 min | Music

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A host of pop stars provide 10 hours of live music in celebration of Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday.

Stars: The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, Simple Minds, The Specials

26. Township Lessons from the Cape of Good Hope (2014)

45 min | Documentary, History, News

8.9
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How do township residents in slums cope with crime, unemployment and poverty in a country still very much struggling with racism, underdevelopment and inequality?

Director: Michael Fischer | Stars: Fadiah Abbas, Loukman Adams, Sybil Agulas, Hazel Booysen

Votes: 7

27. Johnny Clegg, le Zoulou blanc (2018 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Amine Mestari | Stars: Mandisa Dlanga, Johnny Clegg, Seth Mazibuko, Sipho Mchunu

28. The Week Mandela Died - A Rainbow Nation Drifting Apart? (2014)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Directors: Beatus Buchzik, Florian Heinhold | Star: Stefan Brainbauer

29. LOL (Laugh Out Loud) with President Mandela (2012 Video)

30 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Faith Isiakpere

30. Uptown Hall: The Harlem South Africa Connection - Stumbling Is Not Falling (2014)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short

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Director: April D. Patrick

31. Uptown Hall: The Harlem South Africa Connection - Going Home (2014)

3 min | Short

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Director: April D. Patrick

32. Madiba Ascended

Short | Post-production

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Director: Munashe Nash Makado

33. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Nelson Mandela: Journey to Freedom (1987)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela

Votes: 30



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