Filming Location Matching "Johannesburg, South Africa" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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60 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 274,845 | Gross: $13.41M

2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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66 Metascore

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 853,688 | Gross: $459.01M

3. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

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: 678,520 | Gross: $115.65M

4. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 119,620 | Gross: $45.09M

5. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

7.8
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 14,574

6. I Am All Girls (2021)

TV-MA | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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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

Votes: 6,152

7. The Looming Tower (2018)

TV-MA | 492 min | Drama, History

8.0
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A look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp

Votes: 15,155

8. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 251,219 | Gross: $31.57M

9. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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73 Metascore

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: 56,405 | Gross: $30.03M

10. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

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

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.

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

Votes: 354,851 | Gross: $23.53M

11. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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73 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 94,781 | Gross: $48.17M

12. Invictus (2009)

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

7.3
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, 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: 159,820 | Gross: $37.49M

13. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

R | 107 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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49 Metascore

Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts

Votes: 94,384 | Gross: $26.83M

14. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 100,341 | Gross: $41.01M

15. The Salvation (2014)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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64 Metascore

In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

Votes: 39,722 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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29 Metascore

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Jean Reno

Votes: 48,522 | Gross: $1.12M

17. Buried Alive (1989)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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The new teacher at an old girl's boarding school suspects that something goes wrong when students start missing.

Director: Gérard Kikoïne | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Donald Pleasence, Karen Lorre, John Carradine

Votes: 891

18. The Last Days of American Crime (2020)

TV-MA | 148 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.7
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15 Metascore

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Neels Clasen, Edgar Ramírez, Tony Caprari, Kate Normington

Votes: 11,608

19. Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 40,240

20. Collision (2022)

TV-MA | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.1
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Freedom always comes at a price.

Director: Fabien Martorell | Stars: Langley Kirkwood, Bonko Khoza, Tessa Jubber, Zoey Sneedon

Votes: 1,023

21. 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: 28,044 | Gross: $8.32M

22. The Odyssey (2016)

PG | 122 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 5,710

23. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 17,464 | Gross: $8.81M

24. Kite (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.4
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19 Metascore

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

Votes: 6,258

25. Revolt (2017)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In the war-ravaged Kenyan countryside, a U.S. soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Berenice Marlohe) team up to survive an alien onslaught.

Director: Joe Miale | Stars: Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe, Jason Flemyng, Sibulele Gcilitshana

Votes: 9,538

26. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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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: 10,920

27. Discreet (2008)

82 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Working girl Monique has always been able to give her clients exactly what they want. Thomas has always been exactly what everyone else has expected. Tonight he will demand the one thing of Monique that she's reluctant to offer: Honesty.

Director: Joshua Rous | Stars: James Gracie, Anel Alexander, Shireen Hollier, Patrick Shai

Votes: 319

28. American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

3.9
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The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.

Director: Cedric Sundstrom | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, James Booth, Dwayne Alexandre

Votes: 5,050 | Gross: $0.36M

29. Ebola Syndrome (1996)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Horror

6.4
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A Chinese restaurant worker wanted for murder in Hong Kong contracts Ebola in South Africa, becomes immune to it, and unknowingly spreads the virus there, then comes back to Hong Kong and continues to infect people with it.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Yeung-Ming Wan, Fui-On Shing, Chui Ling

Votes: 4,258

30. The Fury (2022)

101 min | Thriller | Post-production

Unable to find justice for her sister, who killed herself after being raped a decade ago, avenging angel Zola Kunene lures the man she believes responsible to an empty apartment - She ties ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Greene | Stars: Jenna Upton, Autumn Withers, Thishiwe Ziqubu, Rea Rangaka

31. Vehicle 19 (2013)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.9
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29 Metascore

In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Director: Mukunda Michael Dewil | Stars: Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers, Leyla Haidarian

Votes: 15,421

32. Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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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: 2,038 | Gross: $7.31M

33. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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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: 8,750 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Africa: Blood and Guts (1966)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Horror

7.0
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The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyerere

Votes: 1,633

35. Young, Famous & African (2022– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Reality-TV

4.7
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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: Annie Macauley, Khanyi Mbau, Diamond Platnumz, Andile Ncube

Votes: 436

36. Ernest Goes to Africa (1997 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family

4.3
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Diamond smugglers kidnap the girl of his dreams, and Ernest P. Worrell goes to Africa to confront them and rescue her.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Jamie Bartlett, Clare Marshall

Votes: 2,180

37. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Terry Pheto

Votes: 28,634 | Gross: $2.91M

38. Queen Sono (2020–2021)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life.

Stars: Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende

Votes: 1,262

39. Woman of Desire (1994)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.0
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A lawyer defends a yacht captain accused of killing his boss and raping his mistress.

Director: Robert Ginty | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Bo Derek, Steven Bauer, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 644

40. Love on Safari (2018 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Romance

6.6
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Web designer Kira of Chicago inherits a wildlife reserve in South Africa. There she meets head ranger Tom. Will she sell it and return to her accountant boyfriend Brad or...?

Director: Leif Bristow | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jon Cor, Brittany Bristow, Abigail Kubeka

Votes: 1,938

41. Diamond Girl (1998 TV Movie)

G | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Claire has worked for Denny for four years, and been in love with him from afar. She believes she can never have him, so she doesn't try. When his brother Regan comes to town to help sell ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Jonathan Cake, Joely Collins, Kevin Otto, Royston Stoffels

Votes: 846

42. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

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

Votes: 2,280 | Gross: $0.96M

43. Binnelanders (2005– )

Drama

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Binnelanders (2005) The stories revolve around the lives of a dedicated group of professionals at the clinic who are committed to healing their patients' sufferings.

Stars: Hans Strydom, Reynardt Hugo, Hykie Berg, Cindy Swanepoel

Votes: 43

44. Only Love (1998 TV Movie)

215 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Nico Rinaldi gets Dr. Matthew Heller to see his wife Silvia, born D'Alessandro, privately, about a tumor. This stirs doc's memory how they met 15 years before, as young medical idealists, ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Rob Morrow, Mathilda May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 544

45. Hard to Get (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Romance

6.8
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When SKIETS, an enigmatic, beautiful stranger walks into small rural township tavern and demands a beer, TK, a charming local lothario sets out to seduce her in order to prove his prowess ... See full summary »

Director: Zee Ntuli | Stars: Thishiwe Ziqubu, Pallance Dladla, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Jerry Mofokeng

Votes: 128

46. Broken Darkness (2017)

118 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Broken Darkness follows the exciting story of Sam (Sean Cameron Michael, Black Sails), a broken man who after the world ends from a massive Meteor shower and the death of his son, is forced... See full summary »

Director: Christopher-Lee dos Santos | Stars: Sean Cameron Michael, Suraya Rose Santos, Brandon Auret, Brendan Sean Murray

Votes: 300

47. Material (2012)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret.

Director: Craig Freimond | Stars: Riaad Moosa, Vincent Ebrahim, Joey Rasdien, Denise Newman

Votes: 995

48. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001)

86 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.2
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When his new neighbour turns out to be the wizard Merlin, young Ben Clark is enlisted in an ancient battle to save the world.

Director: David Lister | Stars: Robert Davi, Kelly LeBrock, Byron Taylor, Roxanne Burger

Votes: 604

49. 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 Mbuli, Mncedisi Shabangu

Votes: 10,516 | Gross: $4.29M

50. Ballade vir 'n Enkeling (2015)

139 min | Mystery

7.7
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After a prolific South African writer disappears, a journalist is motivated by ambition to uncover the writer's secret history.

Director: Quentin Krog | Stars: DonnaLee Roberts, Armand Aucamp, Rolanda Marais, Jacques Bessenger

Votes: 335


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