Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin South Africa


1. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 77,789

2. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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52 Metascore

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: 186,509 | Gross: $126.37M

3. The Giver (2014)

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

6.5
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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: 102,063 | Gross: $45.09M

4. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 589,228 | Gross: $115.65M

5. 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: 207,178 | Gross: $31.57M

6. House on Willow Street (2016)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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After a young woman is kidnapped, her captors soon come to realize that in fact they may be the ones in danger and this young woman has a dark secret inside her.

Director: Alastair Orr | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Carlyn Burchell, Steven John Ward, Gustav Gerdener

Votes: 7,137

7. 24 Hours to Live (2017)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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37 Metascore

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Director: Brian Smrz | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 8,318

8. Lake Placid: Legacy (2018 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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Legacy finds the team of young explorers out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern day maps and hidden behind electric fences. However, once they reach the center of the lake... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Sai Bennett, Luke Newton

Votes: 943

9. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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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

Votes: 27,747

10. Samson (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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17 Metascore

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 his God.

Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 2,653 | Gross: $4.72M

11. Momentum (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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18 Metascore

Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between... See full summary »

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy, Morgan Freeman, Jenna Saras

Votes: 11,809

12. Hunting Emma (2017)

TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been easy prey. But life is full of surprises

Director: Byron Davis | Stars: Leandie du Randt, Neels van Jaarsveld, Tim Theron, Bouwer Bosch

Votes: 641

13. Dirkie (1969)

G | 81 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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After a plane crash a young boy and his dog wander through the Kalahari desert.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: Wynand Uys, Jamie Uys, Lady Frolic of Belvedale, Wilhelm Esterhuizen

Votes: 304

14. Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010 Video)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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In San Cazador, California, the clumsy vampire hunter Edgar Frog is evicted from his trailer. But the best-seller writer Gwen Lieber offers him a job to destroy the head vampire DJ X that ... See full summary »

Director: Dario Piana | Stars: Corey Feldman, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Casey B. Dolan, Jamison Newlander

Votes: 3,666

15. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery

4.1
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8 Metascore

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: 7,459 | Gross: $1.78M

16. Beautiful People (1974)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.3
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Director: Jamie Uys | Star: Paddy O'Byrne

Votes: 3,287

17. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Brandon Auret, Natalie Becker, Emmanuel Castis, Michael Gross

Votes: 5,245

18. Red Scorpion (1988)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 7,383 | Gross: $4.19M

19. The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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

Votes: 4,422

20. Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018)

118 min | Action, Adventure

6.8
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In a racially-charged and violent 1950's rural South Africa, a liberal journalist recounts the epic chase, edge-of-your-seat capture and intriguing trial of a flamboyant, native "Robin Hood... See full summary »

Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | Stars: Kandyse McClure, Peter Kurth, David James, Antoinette Louw

Votes: 25

21. Taking Earth (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Sci-Fi

2.7
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The human race is thrown into chaos as an alien invasion takes control of the planet in an effort to find one boy out of 7 billion people who holds the power to destroy them.

Director: Grant Humphreys | Stars: Ronan Quarmby, Brad Richards, Barbara Harrison, Marco Torlage

Votes: 876

22. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 3,335 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Siembamba (2017)

86 min | Horror

4.7
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48 Metascore

Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her loving ... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Reine Swart, Brandon Auret, Thandi Puren, Deànré Reiners

Votes: 972

24. Accident (I) (2017)

95 min | Action, Thriller

3.4
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A group of teenagers suffer a terrible accident during a joy ride and get trapped at the bottom of a ravine.

Director: Dan Tondowski | Stars: Stephanie Schildknecht, Roxane Hayward, Tyrone Keogh, Keenan Arrison

Votes: 452

25. Spud (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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

Votes: 2,334

26. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros

Votes: 14,466 | Gross: $6.29M

27. Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (2014 Video)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Cameo-heavy music video filled with Zef counter-culture movement abstract imagery.

Director: Ninja | Stars: Die Antwoord, Sunny Balzary, Flash, Flea

Votes: 339

28. The Recce (2018)

115 min | Drama

6.5
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1981 - RECCE, Henk Viljoen, is wrongfully declared KIA behind enemy lines. Abandoned by his superiors; it's a race for survival in which his mental and physical abilities are pushed to their limits, as he navigates his way through the treacherous Angolan war zone in an effort to make his way home to his loved ones.

Director: Johannes Ferdinand Van Zyl | Stars: Greg Kriek, Christia Visser, Grant Swanby, Maurice Carpede

Votes: 25

29. Space Mutiny (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

2.1
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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

Votes: 6,211

30. Young Ones (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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47 Metascore

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

Votes: 8,476

31. Dust Devil (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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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

Votes: 3,944

32. Inxeba (2017)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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80 Metascore

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

Director: John Trengove | Stars: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay, Thobani Mseleni

Votes: 1,098 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Serpent (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Thriller

4.7
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A romantic escape into nature turns into the ultimate moment of reckoning when a husband and wife are trapped in a tent with a deadly snake. Unable to escape and with certain death looming,... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Evans | Stars: Tom Ainsley, Sarah Dumont, Nicole Johnson

Votes: 479

34. Snake City (2014– )

44 min | Documentary

9.3
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As the weather warms up in Durban, S.A., deadly venomous snakes enter homes, offices, and factories. Streetwise snake-catcher Simon Keys and his partner Siouxsie Gillett, rush across the ... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Keys, Siouxsie Gillett, Nadine Keys, Abdi Hussein

Votes: 63

35. Alison (II) (2016)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead - or so they thought. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. This is Alison's tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.

Director: Uga Carlini | Stars: Christia Visser, Alison Botha, Zak Hendrikz, De Klerk Oelofse

Votes: 365

36. 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 Santos, Brandon Auret, Brendan Murray

Votes: 182

37. Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)

120 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.6
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73 Metascore

Lives change forever when Tau, the young lion, kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town.

Director: Michael Matthews | Stars: Zethu Dlomo, Garth Breytenbach, Kenneth Fok, Vuyo Dabula

Votes: 312

38. Catching Feelings (2017)

TV-MA | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.3
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Catching Feelings is a dark romantic comedy which follows an urbane young academic and his beautiful wife, as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them.

Director: Kagiso Lediga | Stars: Kagiso Lediga, Pearl Thusi, Andrew Buckland, Akin Omotoso

Votes: 308

39. Khumba (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.7
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40 Metascore

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

Director: Anthony Silverston | Stars: Jake T. Austin, Adrian Rhodes, Sam Riegel, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 4,787 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Krotoa (2017)

History

6.9
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Krotoa, a feisty, bright, young 11 year old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle's trading partner. She is brought into the first Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Roberta Durrant | Stars: Armand Aucamp, Jacques Bessenger, Roeline Daneel, Brendon Daniels

Votes: 31

41. Vir Altyd (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Childhood friends, Nina and Hugo chose different paths in life. Years later, Hugo returns to his hometown unbeknownst to him, the day before Nina's wedding. Events on the wedding day throw ... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Smit | Stars: Ivan Botha, DonnaLee Roberts, Elize Cawood, Wilson Dunster

Votes: 260

42. Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story (2018)

123 min | Drama

8.6
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Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder.... See full summary »

Director: Daryne Joshua | Stars: St John Alexandre, Anray Aminsure, Clint Brink, Abbi Crail

Votes: 47

43. Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.7
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A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Inge Beckmann, Garion Dowds

Votes: 1,602

44. Zambezia (2012)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai, a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia", ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Thornley | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 5,844

45. Discreet (2008)

82 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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: 207

46. The Perfect Wave (2014)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

4.8
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The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Macdonald | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix

Votes: 981

47. Thirst (II) (2018)

111 min | War

2.5
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Two best friends are pitted against each other when a new girl comes to town, matters are further complicated when they enlist together in the U S Army to fight in the Persian Gulf War, the... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Singh | Stars: Monré Aucamp, Maxine Classen, Gerald Copeland, Sharne Crezwill

Votes: 11

48. Vuil Wasgoed (2017)

Crime

7.0
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Wim and Kevin work at a laundromat. By day, things are boring, but when the sun sets they party in their clients' clothes. During a party, they discover a chopped-off finger in a client's ... See full summary »

Director: Morné du Toit | Stars: Bennie Fourie, Bouwer Bosch, Nico Panagio, Stiaan Smith

Votes: 38

49. Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

PG | 116 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Frank Rautenbach, Jeanne Neilson, Hamilton Dlamini, Candice D'Arcy

Votes: 2,516

50. Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy

6.3
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Spud faces the second year of boarding school whilst still waiting for his own body to mature as much as he has.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Sven Ruygrok, Byron Langley

Votes: 1,001



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