Afrikaanse films

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1. Anderkant die stilte (2012)

56 min | Drama, Family

A group of unlikely characters come together to do the stage play of their lives - under the lead of the faithful and dreamful Piet, this group consisting of elders from the old age home ... See full summary »

Directors: Desmond Denton, Jonathan Myburgh | Stars: Johan Botha, Joey de Koker, André Rossouw, Lida Botha

2. Tjoklitbeksoentjies (2009)

91 min | Family

The adventures of two toddlers who were born less than 24 hours apart and how they exercised a compelling charm which inspired devotion in everyone they met.

Director: Jarrod de Jong | Stars: Jarrod de Jong, Kayleigh de Jong, Quinn Grove

3. Meisie (2007)

80 min | Drama

Meisie , a simple tale of a goat-herding young girl who wants to go to school, is heartwarming as it is heartbreaking. When a twenty-something school teacher from Cape Town is posted to ... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Renate Stuurman, Abrina Bosman, Raymond Basson, Desmond C. Classen

Votes: 8

6. Taxi to Soweto (1991)

87 min | Comedy

An Afrikaans Woman's car breaks down and she's forced to take a minibus taxi. Misunderstandings and cultural confusion see her end up in Soweto, where she learns more about herself

Director: Manie van Rensburg | Stars: Elize Cawood, Marius Weyers, Patrick Shai, Ramolao Makhene

Votes: 15

7. Die Ontwaking (2015)

97 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A gruesome and action-packed crime thriller. "Die Ontwaking" explores the psyche and motivations of a serial killer, Abel, owner of a small gallery specializing in African Masks and Art, ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Breedt | Stars: Gys de Villiers, Juanita de Villiers, Gérard Rudolf, Paul Eilers

Votes: 72

8. Dis Koue Kos, Skat (2016)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

When Clara Brand discovers that her husband is cheating on her with her friend and colleague, she plots her revenge, all the while juggling new friendships, new romances and the rediscovery of her passion for food.

Director: Etienne Fourie | Stars: Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Deon Lotz, Elsabe Zietsman, Frank Opperman

Votes: 62

9. Jou Romeo (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

When the budget gets cut for Romeo and Juliet, the drama geeks Yvette and Tyler have to think of a plan to save their production. However, this plan involves unforeseen consequences for the new hero of the show, Marko Marais.

Director: Andre Velts | Stars: Ruan Wessels, Elani Dekker, Christopher Van Der Westhuizen, Ruan Blum

Votes: 47

10. Mignon Mossie van Wyk (2016)

99 min | Drama

A young girl caught in a love triangle tries to cope with the anxiety of being a teenager in a world of promise, happiness, family & friendship.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Tanika Fourie, Deànré Reiners, Paul du Toit, Kiara Fourie

Votes: 51

11. Blood and Glory (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, History, Sport

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

Director: Sean Else | Stars: Stian Bam, Charlotte Salt, Grant Swanby, Patrick Connolly

Votes: 178

12. 'n Pawpaw Vir My Darling (2015)


A story about Afrikaners, living in the suburb of Damnville, trying to eke out a living in post-apartheid South Africa, seen through the eyes of a dog.

Director: Koos Roets | Stars: Lida Botha, Hannes Brummer, Jan Engelen, Willie Esterhuizen

Votes: 59

13. Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016)

140 min | Crime, Drama

A film based on the true life story of a young man who becomes a storyteller in jail.

Director: Daryne Joshua | Stars: Sandi Schultz, Tarryn Wyngaard, Gantane Kusch, Gershwin Mias

Votes: 182

14. Sink (IV) (2015)

115 min | Drama

Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter tragically dies whilst under the care of her employers; return to ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Michael Innes | Stars: Anel Alexander, Shoki Mokgapa, Jacques Bessenger, Amalia Uys

Votes: 149

15. Sonskyn Beperk (2016)

119 min | Drama

Anya du Plessis returns to Philadelphia, South Africa from New York to repair the fractious relationship with her father Marius, and to help with the struggling farm. She finds her father's... See full summary »

Director: Maynard Kraak | Stars: Anelle Ludik, Neels van Jaarsveld, Andre Roothman, Vere Tindale

Votes: 24

16. Sy klink soos lente (2016)

97 min | Comedy

(She Sounds Like Spring) is about Ben, a mechanic at a car dealership in Johannesburg, and Linda, a beautiful and brainy redhead. Linda and Ben's paths cross one evening and he recognises ... See full summary »

Director: Corne van Rooyen | Stars: Stiaan Smith, Amalia Uys, James Cunningham, Bennie Fourie

Votes: 34

17. Twee Grade van Moord (2016)

98 min | Drama

An Afrikaans film. Two women, two murders. One homicide reflects the ultimate act of self-centredness, the other the greatest selfless act of them all.

Director: Gerrit Schoonhoven | Stars: Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Hilda Cronje

Votes: 27

18. Uitvlucht (2015)

84 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Anna, a teacher who through an error in judgement loses everything that matters to her in life. In her heartache she finds a job at a farm school called Uitvlucht in the ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Clara Joubert van den Bergh, Stian Bam, Margot Luyt, Jill Levenberg

Votes: 13

19. Verskietende Ster (2015)

92 min | Drama

The story of musical prodigy Phillip Schuman, who has weight of the real world threatening to shadow the light of his genius.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Deànré Reiners, Jurgen Hellberg, Hykie Berg, Jana Strydom

Votes: 32

20. Vir Altyd (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 333

21. Abraham (2015)

94 min | Drama

This is a story set in a beautiful little known part of rural South Africa. It centres around a man who lives in abject poverty. He has a native talent as a sculptor which he tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Jans Rautenbach | Stars: Hannes Muller, Franci Swanepoel, Chantell Phillipus, Jill Levenberg

Votes: 14

22. Ballade vir 'n Enkeling (2015)

139 min | Mystery

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: 314

23. Dis ek, Anna (2015)


A successful businessman from Bloemfontein, South Africa, Danie du Toit's doorbell rings in the middle of the night. Outside, the rain is pouring down. He puts on his gown, walks to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Blecher | Stars: Hykie Berg, Izel Bezuidenhout, Michelle Botha, Charlenè Brouwer

Votes: 198

24. 'n Man Soos My Pa (2015)


Juan return to Cape Town with his family from their life in England when he discovers his mother is dying. She insists she wants her conflicted son to reconcile with his alcoholic dad, but ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Else | Stars: Greg Kriek, Sandra Prinsloo, Deon Lotz, Anlia van Rensburg

Votes: 39

26. Treurgrond (2015)

91 min | Crime, Drama

Treurgrond shows how a farm attack on one family can affect an entire community.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Steve Hofmeyr, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Jana Strydom, Boikie Pholo

Votes: 76

27. The Pro (2015)

90 min | Drama

DIE PRO ("The Pro") tells the story of a young surfer, Tiaan Nothnagel, that has to come to terms with the accidental death of his best friend, Dirkie Lawrence, just before their last year ... See full summary »

Director: Andre Velts | Stars: Edwin van der Walt, Reine Swart, Vilje Maritz, Arno Greeff

Votes: 115

28. Mooirivier (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Another first for South Africa's fast growing film industry - A multiple story line ensemble romantic dramedy capturing the essence of what love looks like in all it's different shapes and ... See full summary »

Directors: Rene van Rooyen, Tim Theron | Stars: Tim Theron, Anel Alexander, Nadia Beukes, Hykie Berg

Votes: 72

29. Somer Son (2015)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

A thirty something couple decide to break away on a last gasp holiday in an attempt to get their marital spark back. A dream holiday in paradise might be the answer but an accident along the way sends them on an unexpected adventure.

Director: Clinton Lubbe | Stars: Reynard Slabbert, Juanita de Villiers, Bok van Blerk, Hanna Grobler

Votes: 34

30. Strikdas (2015)

87 min | Comedy

Willemien's life gets turned upside down the day she takes home the eccentric and bow tie-wearing Vossie. Set in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, the story unfolds with Vossie ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Nieuwoudt | Stars: Kaz McFadden, Leandie du Randt, Gys de Villiers, Elsabé Daneel

Votes: 79

31. French Toast (2015)

87 min | Romance

Lisa lives with her father, Izak on a wine farm in Franschoek. Her mother died some time ago, and left a french toast recipe that only a few people know. One day she finds her mothers diary... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Krüger, Anél Stolp | Stars: Lika Berning, Thierry Ballarin, Deon Lotz, Heléne Lombard

Votes: 31

32. Hollywood in my Huis (2014)

92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Set against the backdrop of 2004's Matric dance, JANA VAN TONDER a wallflower who lives in an impoverished railway neighborhood with her dysfunctional parents, watches the Oscars and ... See full summary »

Director: Corne van Rooyen | Stars: Christia Visser, Edwin van der Walt, Nicola Hanekom, Louw Venter

Votes: 49

33. Liewe Kersfeesvader (2017)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

A teenage beauty queen is flung into swift adulthood when her father assumes a new identity: Father Christmas. Juggling a crazy father, an impressionable kid brother and a growing romance, Nonnie has to redefine her own meaning of family.

Director: Etienne Fourie | Stars: Mila Guy, Morné Visser, Milan Murray, Dean John Smith

Votes: 26

34. Trouvoete (2015)


Ella (Erica Wessels) is the Head of Marketing for a health insurance firm and an undiscovered artist in her own right. She forms an online relationship with a young doctor, Louis (Bouwer ... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Lika Berning, Bouwer Bosch, Charlie Bouguenon, Paul du Toit

Votes: 26

35. Faan se trein (2014)

111 min | Drama

Faan (Willie Esterhuizen) lives in a small Karoo town with his father, and his housekeeper, Truia (Anel Alexander). He's a little slow and a little confused a lot of the time, but for the ... See full summary »

Director: Koos Roets | Stars: Willie Esterhuizen, Deon Lotz, Marius Weyers, Cobus Rossouw

Votes: 176

36. Ek Joke Net (2011)

96 min | Comedy

You're a normal citizen minding your own business. You're pulled into a situation by a strange character that is turning your reality upside down. The thought that this cannot be real does ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Nieuwoudt | Stars: Andrew Thompson, Solomon Cupido, Christel van den Bergh, Thokozani Ntuli

Votes: 22

37. Ek Joke Net 2 (2014)

92 min | Comedy

South Africans get pranked for the second time by the candid kings.Testing their reactions in some akward situations.

Director: Stefan Nieuwoudt | Stars: Solomon Cupido, Hannes Brummer, Lelia Etsebeth, Yolandi Malherbe

Votes: 9

38. Knysna (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

Dolf is a regular guy from a modest background in Knysna. He is content with his normal small town existence, his group of friends and his eccentric grandparents. His life is thrown upside ... See full summary »

Director: Andre Velts | Stars: Neels van Jaarsveld, Marguerite Wheatley, Emile Hager, Kaz McFadden

Votes: 82

39. Konfetti (2014)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jean and Sherryl are getting married. He is Afrikaans. She is Jewish. Their families are tense and Lukas - the best man - has been on a drinking spree and forgotten to confirm the band. In ... See full summary »

Director: Zaheer Goodman-Bhyat | Stars: Louw Venter, Nico Panagio, Casey B. Dolan, Kim Engelbrecht

Votes: 49

40. Leading Lady (2014)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An idealistic British drama school teacher, Jodi Rutherford, persuades a cynical South African farmer to prepare her for a role in a major film as an Afrikaans war heroine. In return Jodi ... See full summary »

Director: Henk Pretorius | Stars: Katie McGrath, Bok van Blerk, Gil Bellows, Brümilda van Rensburg

Votes: 673

41. Road to your Heart (2014)

Not Rated | 112 min | Adventure, Romance

Basson has five days to make it to his father's funeral in Cape Town, but needs to complete certain tasks on this trip before he can call the family company his own. On the road he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Smit | Stars: Ivan Botha, DonnaLee Roberts, Marius Weyers, Franci Swanepoel

Votes: 664

42. Vrou soek boer (2014)

123 min | Romance

A woman inherits a bakery in a small town, so she decides to trade her city life for a small town one.

Director: Maynard Kraak | Stars: Lika Berning, Nico Panagio, Bok van Blerk, Marga van Rooy

Votes: 109

43. Agent 2000: Die Laksman (2014)

97 min | Adventure

Walter du Toit is a secret agent known "Agent 2000". He is hired to find the bully terrorizing the school, known only as the Laksman (The Executioner). Before unmasking his foe he finds friendship and the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stefan Nieuwoudt | Stars: Paul Loots, Izel Bezuidenhout, Karen Wessels, David James

Votes: 24