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1. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 9,812

2. Black Butterflies (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.

Director: Paula van der Oest | Stars: Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, Graham Clarke

Votes: 1,988

3. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

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: 50,344 | Gross: $30.03M

4. Dark Tide (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

23 Metascore

A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown, Sizwe Msutu

Votes: 7,882

5. Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: Rapulana Seiphemo, Jeffrey Zekele, Ronnie Nyakale, Shelley Meskin

Votes: 10,103 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Catch a Fire (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

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 Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu

Votes: 9,839 | Gross: $4.29M

7. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

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: 27,113 | Gross: $2.91M

8. 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: 3,627 | Gross: $0.02M

9. In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

A journalist and a poetess meet during the hearings of South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

Votes: 2,457 | Gross: $0.16M

10. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

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: 7,923 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Beauty (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,616

12. Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,958

13. Shaka Zulu (1986)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,754

14. Man to Man (2005)

122 min | Drama

An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 1,935

15. Blood of Beasts (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Freya is the clan princess, pursued by Sven who wants only to become king after King Thorsson dies. Freya prefers Agnar, who was lost with a boatload of clansmen on a raid. The old king ... See full summary »

Director: David Lister | Stars: Jane March, Justin Whalin, William Gregory Lee, David Dukas

Votes: 608

16. Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama

After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula, Harriet Lenabe

Votes: 2,137

17. The Company You Keep (2003)

Action, Thriller

Harry, a world-weary career criminal masquerading as a priest, takes to the road with escaped convict Nate and his jailbait girlfriend Angel. Their only common bond is the vague promise of ... See full summary »

Director: Konstandino Kalarytis | Stars: Linden Ashby, Corbin Bernsen, Maria Conchita Alonso, Wayne Crawford

Votes: 37

18. Roepman (2011)

115 min | Drama

Tells the story of a 1966 railway community, told through the eyes of an eleven year old boy, called Timus.

Director: Paul Eilers | Stars: Paul Loots, John-Henry Opperman, Deon Lotz, Rika Sennett

Votes: 79

19. How to Steal 2 Million (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Drama

It's a jungle out there. That's how we meet our lead character Jack. It's been five years since he's seen his partner and best friend Twala. Jack did five years for a robbery gone bad. ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Vundla | Stars: Menzi Ngubane, Terry Pheto, Rapulana Seiphemo, John Kani

Votes: 60

20. Lullaby (I) (2008)

R | 96 min | Thriller

An American mother receives word that her drug addled son has been kidnapped by a drug lord operating in South Africa.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Melissa Leo, Joey Dedio, Lisa-Marie Schneider, Renier Basson

Votes: 178

21. Trevor Noah: The Daywalker (2009)

PG-13 | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Directors: Kyle Ambrose, Delon Bakker | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 430

22. Slipstream (2005)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist goes to a bank to meet a pretty bank-teller. His time-machine allows him to go 10 minutes back in time and correct his approaches to her. He's shadowed by 2 FBI agents and the bank gets robbed.

Director: David van Eyssen | Stars: Sean Astin, Vinnie Jones, Ivana Milicevic, Kevin Otto

Votes: 3,167

23. Drum (2004)

94 min | Thriller

A hot-shot journalist is swept up in a movement to challenge Apartheid in 1950s South Africa.

Director: Zola Maseko | Stars: Taye Diggs, Gabriel Mann, Tumisho Masha, Moshidi Motshegwa

Votes: 333

24. Forgiveness (2004)

112 min | Drama

A disgraced ex-cops arrival in a small town triggers a cathartic journey of Forgiveness and revenge for himself and the family of the activist he killed.

Director: Ian Gabriel | Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Zane Meas, Denise Newman, Quanita Adams

Votes: 277

25. Night Drive (I) (2010)

103 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of tourists face the fight of their lives in a South African game reserve.

Director: Justin Head | Stars: Christopher Beasley, Corine du Toit, Brandon Auret, Greg Melvill-Smith

Votes: 326

26. Life, Above All (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Lenabe, Lerato Mvelase

Votes: 1,265 | Gross: $0.13M

28. A Screaming Man (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up ... See full summary »

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma, Emile Abossolo M'bo, Hadje Fatime N'Goua

Votes: 1,406 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Skeem (2011)

112 min | Comedy, Crime

Forced to spend the night at a creepy old holiday resort, two wannabe gangsters run into trouble when, unpacking the car, their box of cash splits open, spilling a million bucks in eye-catching bundles all over the driveway.

Director: Tim Greene | Stars: Wandile Molebatsi, Kurt Schoonraad, Lilani Prinsen, Grant Swanby

Votes: 72

30. Partition (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

During the turmoil and violence of Partition, a Sikh ex-soldier, haunted by war, offers shelter to a young Muslim woman who has been separated from her family.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Jimi Mistry, Kristin Kreuk, Neve Campbell, John Light

Votes: 2,435

31. Viva Riva! (2010)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get ... See full summary »

Director: Djo Munga | Stars: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Diplome Amekindra, Hoji Fortuna

Votes: 1,064 | Gross: $0.06M

32. A Million Colours (2011)

115 min | Drama

A story of love and friendship set against the violence of Apartheid in South Africa. It is a story of the ups and downs of the lives of the three main characters, and how their lives intersect over the years.

Director: Peter Bishai | Stars: Wandile Molebatsi, Jason Hartman, Masello Motana, Stelio Savante

Votes: 243

33. La pirogue (2012)

87 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malaminé 'Yalenguen' Dramé, Balla Diarra

Votes: 352

34. Horses of God (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A fictional account of the lives of the men responsible for the suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Abdelhakim Rachi, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani

Votes: 1,565 | Gross: $0.00M

35. 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

Votes: 2,428

36. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

Votes: 4,183 | Gross: $0.33M

37. Adventures in Zambezia (2012)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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: 6,415

38. Mother of George (2013)

R | 107 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

Director: Andrew Dosunmu | Stars: Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankolé, Anthony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi

Votes: 997 | Gross: $0.15M

39. Khumba (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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: 5,319 | Gross: $0.00M



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