South Africa (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Safe House (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Thriller
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga
Votes: 228,698 | Gross: $126.37M
2. Black Sails (2014–2017)
TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."
Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan
3. Eye in the Sky (2015)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi
Votes: 88,679 | Gross: $18.70M
4. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt
Votes: 695,547 | Gross: $115.65M
5. Unseen (2023– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In this crime thriller, a house cleaner commits a string of murders while searching for her missing husband.
Stars: Gail Mabalane, Colin Moss, Mothusi Magano, Brendon Daniels
6. Young, Famous & African (2022– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Reality-TV
This reality series follows a group of famed, affluent young media stars in Johannesburg as they build careers, look for love and rekindle old flames.
Stars: Nubel Feliz Yan, Annie Macauley, Diamond Platnumz, Khanyi Mbau
7. My Octopus Teacher (2020)
TV-G | 85 min | Documentary
A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.
Directors: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed | Stars: Craig Foster, Tom Foster
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey
Votes: 57,808 | Gross: $30.03M
9. Recipes for Love and Murder (2022– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Tannie Maria sees food as "medicine for the body and heart". She envies romance as much as she enjoys cooking and eating. But it's death that shakes up Tannie Maria's life, when one of the correspondents to her column is brutally murdered.
Stars: Maria Doyle Kennedy, Tony Kgoroge, Kylie Fisher, Jennifer Steyn
10. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.
Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames
11. Glasshouse (2021)
97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Confined to their glasshouse, a family survives The Shred, a toxin that erases memory. Until the sisters are seduced by a Stranger who shatters their peace and stirs a past best left buried.
Director: Kelsey Egan | Stars: Jessica Alexander, Anja Taljaard, Hilton Pelser, Adrienne Pearce
12. Kite (2014)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.
Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: India Eisley, Jaco Muller, Annabel Linder, Christina Storm
13. Momentum (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Four criminals steal diamonds from a safety deposit box in Cape Town, including a drive containing a US senator's evil plans. He'll do anything to get it back from Alexis Olga Kurylenko.
Director: Stephen S. Campanelli | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy, Morgan Freeman, Greg Kriek
14. Blood & Water (2020– )
TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Mystery
A local teen uncovers her family's secret past and navigates the complicated world of a South African high school.
Stars: Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema, Gail Mabalane, Thabang Molaba
15. The Mangler (1995)
R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery
A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.
Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley
Votes: 9,605 | Gross: $1.78M
16. The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama
In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.
Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Al Pacino, Evan Peters, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi
17. 24 Hours to Live (2017)
R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Director: Brian Smrz | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer
18. Gaia (2021)
R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest.
Director: Jaco Bouwer | Stars: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi
19. Reyka (2021– )
52 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In 1994 South Africa, a multiracial couple's daughter is kidnapped. She escapes, and as an adult she becomes a detective. Continuing to deal with her past trauma, Reyka Gama uses her skills... See full summary »
Stars: Kim Engelbrecht, Iain Glen, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Rashaan Stackling
20. I Am All Girls (2021)
TV-MA | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.
Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Erica Wessels, Hlubi Mboya, Leshego Molokwane, Nomvelo Makhanya
21. Sniper: Reloaded (2011 Video)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The son of a renowned sniper decides to track down the sniper who ambushed his squad when they were sent to rescue a white planter in the Congo.
Director: Claudio Fäh | Stars: Chad Michael Collins, Richard Sammel, Annabel Wright, Billy Zane
22. Slumber Party Massacre (2021)
TV-MA | 86 min | Horror
A remake of the 1982 slasher film about sorority girls attacked by a maniac killer with a large electric drill.
Director: Danishka Esterhazy | Stars: Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne, Alex McGregor
23. Seal Team (2021)
TV-Y7 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Fearless seal Quinn assembles a squad of misfit recruits to stand up to ruthless sharks with razor-sharp teeth and reclaim the open sea.
Directors: Greig Cameron, Kane Croudace | Stars: J.K. Simmons, Dolph Lundgren, Sharlto Copley, Bumper Robinson
24. Samson (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama
After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine Prince, a young Hebrew with supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and God.
Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff | Stars: Taylor James, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy
Votes: 4,788 | Gross: $4.72M
25. Moffie (2019)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War
A young man in 1981 South Africa must complete his brutal and racist two years of compulsory military service while desperately maintaining the secrecy of his homosexuality.
Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Kai Luke Brummer, Barbara-Marié Immelman, Michael Kirch, Remano De Beer
26. Prey (I) (2007)
TV-MA | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Bridget Moynahan, Peter Weller, Carly Schroeder, Jamie Bartlett
27. Lake Placid: Legacy (2018 TV Movie)
R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of urban explorers venture to a quiet lake in upstate Maine that is home to a deadly and forgotten secret. Unfortunately for them, they quickly discover they're not alone and encounter a deadly threat that can kill them all.
Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Sai Bennett, Luke Newton
28. The World Unseen (2007)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.
Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen
Votes: 4,516 | Gross: $0.02M
29. Kings of Jo'burg (2020– )
TV-MA | Crime, Thriller
The Masire brothers rule Johannesburg's criminal underworld but a supernatural family curse and a tangled web of betrayal threaten to destroy them.
Stars: Llewellyn Cordier, Altovise Lawrence, Shona Ferguson, Zolisa Xaluva
30. Young Ones (2014)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.
Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning
31. Collision (2022)
TV-MA | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Freedom always comes at a price.
Director: Fabien Martorell | Stars: Langley Kirkwood, Tessa Jubber, Vuyo Dabula, Bonko Khoza
32. Fried Barry (2020)
99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a ... See full summary »
Director: Ryan Kruger | Stars: Gary Green, Chanelle de Jager, Brett Williams, Joey Cramer
33. Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010 Video)
R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Multi-arrow crossbow? Check. Holy water grenade launcher? Ready. Stake-shooting M134? Got that, too. Edgar Frog is locked and loaded for his bloodiest badass battle yet with the undead.
Directors: Stuart Gillard, Dario Piana | Stars: Corey Feldman, Casey B. Dolan, Tanit Phoenix, Jamison Newlander
34. Space Mutiny (1988)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.
Directors: David Winters, Neal Sundstrom | Stars: Reb Brown, John Phillip Law, James Ryan, Cameron Mitchell
35. Dust Devil (1992)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.
Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Chelsea Field, Zakes Mokae, John Matshikiza
36. Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes (2023– )
TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Short, Action
Explores the live of Kiya, a young African girl who is passionate about dancing and martial arts and who also develops superhuman abilities as a result.
Stars: Issac Ryan Brown, Ian Ho, Dineo du Toit, Vivian Vencer
37. The Naked Prey (1965)
Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.
Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt
38. Revelation Road (2023– )
Drama | Post-production
At the end of the world, Josh McManus, a man with a violent past and prophesied future, is reluctantly drawn into the final battle of good vs evil.
Stars: David A.R. White, Hilty Bowen, Brian Bosworth, David Chevers
39. Ludik (2022– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama
To save a kidnapped family member, an enterprising furniture tycoon must use his secret diamond smuggling operation to transport guns across the border.
Stars: Pieter Vorster, Vikash Mathura, Arnold Vosloo, Inge Beckmann
40. Office Invasion (2022)
TV-MA | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Three best friends band together to defend their valuable mining company from monstrous aliens looking to plunder and exterminate.
Directors: Gareth Crocker, Fred Wolmarans | Stars: Rea Rangaka, Kiroshan Naidoo, Sechaba Ramphele, Greg Viljoen
41. Spud (2010)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school.
Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Jamie Royal, Sven Ruygrok
42. Diepe Waters (2022– )
30 min | Drama
Deep Waters - love, secrets, intrigue and plans for revenge.
Stars: Justin Strydom, Sandi Schultz, Nadia Valvekens, Altus Theart
43. Adulting (2023– )
54 min | Drama
Adulting follows four varsity friends, whose strong bond has held them together even as their journeys in life have taken them in very different directions. As they try to find love and success in Johannesburg after university.
Stars: Thembinkosi Mthembu, Thabiso Isaac Rammusi, Nhlanhla Kunene, Luthando Mthembu
44. Dam (2021– )
45 min | Horror, Thriller
Set in an Eastern Cape farming community, the story follows Yola who returns home from Chile for her father's funeral, only to be met by the ghosts of her past.
Stars: Lea Vivier, Pallance Dladla, Natasha Loring, Antoinette Louw
45. Supa Strikas (2008– )
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Family, Sport
About the world's greatest football team. Despite their enormous talent, the players must adapt in a game where being the best is only the beginning, and where the opposition is always full of surprises.
Stars: Corny Rempel, Nolan Balzer, Kevin Aichele, Brian Cook
46. Triggered (I) (2020)
R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Nine high school friends have a five-year reunion camping in a forest. They all have secrets. An unknown person straps a time bomb to each of them. Killing another gives one their time. Last one lives.
Director: Alastair Orr | Stars: Reine Swart, Russell Crous, Liesl Ahlers, Cameron Scott
47. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
PG | 98 min | Comedy
Six people meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher, and a Bushman looking for his two children.
Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros
Votes: 17,491 | Gross: $6.29M
48. Silverton Siege (2022)
TV-MA | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Follows three young freedom fighters who seek refuge in a South African bank in Silverton, and take the bank and its customers hostage and would only release them in exchange for the release of Nelson Mandela.
Director: Mandla Dube | Stars: Thabo Rametsi, Arnold Vosloo, Noxolo Dlamini, Stefan Erasmus
49. Lioness (2021– )
A woman loses her children, her lover and her freedom when she is framed for fraud committed by her husband before his death.
Stars: Shannon Esra, Evan Hengst, Carla Classen, Jazzara Jaslyn
50. Girl from Nowhere (2017)
85 min | Drama
A Cape Town couple, Katherine and Hugh, are headed to their mountain getaway, when they pick up a young woman hitchhiker, Liza, who carries a gun and may or may not be the devil herself.
Director: Mark Jackson | Stars: Tamryn Speirs, Scot Cooper, Christia Visser