South Africa (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Escape Room (2019)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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49 Metascore

Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine

Votes: 3,872 | Gross: $33.17M

2. 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: 79,319

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: 103,276 | 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: 595,338 | Gross: $115.65M

5. Samson (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama

4.4
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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: Taylor James, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy

Votes: 3,063 | Gross: $4.72M

6. 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: 209,632 | Gross: $31.57M

7. 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: 188,837 | Gross: $126.37M

8. 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: 9,232

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: 28,256

10. 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, Greg Kriek

Votes: 12,184

11. 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: 1,158

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: 746

13. 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: 6,258

14. 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: 346

15. 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: 7,494 | Gross: $4.19M

16. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 3,388 | Gross: $0.02M

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: 5,470

18. 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: 8,567

19. House on Willow Street (2016)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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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: 6,466

20. 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: 3,750

21. Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)

120 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.3
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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, Kenneth Fok, Garth Breytenbach, Dean Fourie

Votes: 469

22. 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: 7,574 | Gross: $1.78M

23. 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: 414

24. Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story (2018)

123 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 62

25. 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: 4,027

26. 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: 4,867 | Gross: $0.00M

27. 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: 1,222 | Gross: $0.03M

28. 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: 2,364

29. The Girl from St. Agnes

52 min | Drama, Mystery

Dark secrets are revealed when a tragic event at an elite boarding school sets off a search for the truth.

Stars: Nina Milner, Graham Hopkins, Robert Hobbs, Jane DeWet

30. 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: 906

31. 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: 5,935

32. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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6 people comically 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 2 sons.

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

Votes: 14,688 | Gross: $6.29M

33. 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: 4,514

34. Wonderlus (2017)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A wedding goes awry and the morning after, friends and foes need to piece together the puzzle of the night before. In search of answers, a groom needs to pursue the love of his life, a ... See full summary »

Director: Johan Cronje | Stars: Beer Adriaanse, Marvin-Lee Beukes, Mila Guy, Adam Heyns

Votes: 40

35. Girl from Nowhere (2017)

85 min | Thriller

4.5
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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

Votes: 48

36. Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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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: 1,679 | Gross: $7.31M

37. Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 1,757

38. 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: Brandon Auret, Reine Swart, Thandi Puren, Deànré Reiners

Votes: 1,024

39. Catching Feelings (2017)

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

5.4
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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: 339

40. Discreet (2008)

82 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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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: 219

41. Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

PG | 116 min | Drama

6.9
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Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Bangus Buchan, a African farmer on steroids of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm to his loyal subjects in the midst of political unrest and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,567

42. 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: 994

43. 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, Skye Russell

Votes: 509

44. Modder en Bloed (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.4
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Set during the Anglo Boer War, prisoners of war take a stand against their captors

Director: Sean Else | Stars: Charlotte Salt, Greg Kriek, Josh Myers, Andre Jacobs

Votes: 156

45. A Good Man in Africa (1994)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.1
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Politics are already strained between English imperialists and the West African government of Kinjanja, when womanizing British diplomat Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is caught in bed with ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Colin Friels, Sean Connery, Joanne Whalley, John Lithgow

Votes: 2,152 | Gross: $2.31M

46. Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Jamie Bartlett, Kevin Collins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 3,550

47. Spud 3: Learning to Fly (2014)

89 min | Comedy

6.0
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As Spud Milton continues his awkward stagger through adolescence, he learns one of life's most important lessons: When dealing with women and cretins, nothing is ever quite as it seems. "... See full summary »

Director: John Barker | Stars: Troye Sivan, Sven Ruygrok, Blessing Xaba, Genna Blair

Votes: 791

48. The Recce (2018)

115 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 32

49. Shark Attack 2 (2000 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.1
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The mutant sharks from Dr. Craven's experiments in "Shark Attack 1" are back, this time choosing Cape Town, South Africa as their hunting ground. Two sisters, Amy and Samantha, while diving... See full summary »

Director: David Worth | Stars: Thorsten Kaye, Nikita Ager, Dan Metcalfe, Caroline Bruins

Votes: 2,138

50. Magic (IV)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

A seasoned magician, torn between keeping his family together and saving his ancestors legacy of magic, meets a young boy from the township who might be his last chance.

Director: Don Boyd | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Diaan Lawrenson, Edmund Chen


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