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Black Panther(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 8,825 votes)

King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantle to join with ex-girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Invictus(2009)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 1,597 votes)

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 210 votes)

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.

Cry Freedom(1987)

PG
| 2h 37min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 68 votes)

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

Goodbye Bafana(2007)

R
| 1h 55min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 58 votes)

The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

The Bang Bang Club(2010)

R
| 1h 46min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 61 votes)

In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the violence and upheaval leading up to the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as president. Their work is risky and dangerous, potentially fatally so, as they thrust themselves into the middle of chaotic clashes between forces backed by the government (including Inkatha Zulu warriors) and those in support of Mandela's African National Congress.

Endgame(2009)

PG-13
| 1h 49min | Crime, Drama
2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward insurrection. A British mining concern is convinced that their interests would be better served in a stable South Africa and they quietly dispatch Michael Young, their head of public affairs, to open an unofficial dialogue between the bitter rivals. Assembling a reluctant yet brilliant team to pave the way to reconciliation by confronting obstacles that initially seem insurmountable, Young places his trust in ANC leader Thabo Mbeki and Afrikaner philosophy professor Willie Esterhuyse. It is their empathy that will ultimately serve as the catalyst for change by proving more powerful than the terrorist bombs that threaten to disrupt the peaceful dialogue.

Five Fingers for Marseilles(2018)

2h 1min | Drama, Thriller, Western
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Years ago, the young Five Fingers fought for the rural town of Marseilles against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, Tau, one of them, returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful life. When he finds the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it.

Directed by Michael Matthews - With Vuyo Dabula, Zethu Dlomo, Hamilton Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, ...

The Wound(2017)

1h 28min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

Eastern Cape, South Africa. A lonely factory worker, Xolani, takes time off his job to assist during an annual Xhosa circumcision initiation into manhood. In a remote mountain camp that is off limits to women, young men, painted in white ochre, recuperate as they learn the masculine codes of their culture. In this environment of machismo and aggression, Xolani cares for a defiant initiate from Johannesburg, Kwanda, who quickly learns Xolani's best kept secret, that he is in love with another man.

Directed by John Trengove - With Nakhane Touré

Cape of Good Hope(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Mark Bamford's thought-provoking comedy explores the ever-present friction between class, race and faith in modern-day South Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives. A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are intertwined.

Directed by Mark Bamford

Cold Harbour(2014)

1h 33min | Thriller, Crime
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

While investigating a smugglers' turf war in Cape Town, township cop Sizwe discovers police corruption. He must set loyalty aside to act with integrity, alone.

Of Good Report(2013)

1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

After engaging in an illicit affair with one of his pupils, teacher Parker Sithole spirals into an abyss of obsession that eventually turns to murder. A cinephile's passionate homage to classic film noir, Of Good Report is a serial killer origins story about how a social misfit turns into an inadequate man hellbent on satisfying his shameful lust. It is Little Red Riding Hood, told from the wolf's perspective.

Directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
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Jail Caesar(2012)

1h 24min
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

The early life of Roman ruler Julius Caesar as told in three working prisons in South Africa, the UK and Canada. A small group of professional actors is joined by a cast of real-life inmates to tell the story of one of history's foremost personalities.

Knuckle City(2019)

An aging, womanizing professional boxer and his career-criminal brother take one last shot at success and get more than they've bargained for.

Directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

Dying For Gold(2019)

1h 38min | Documentary

South Africa’s wealth and white privilege has been funded by large scale maiming and killing of people by the gold mining industry. Today gold miner communities across Southern Africa have nothing to show for the wealth they produced except extreme rural underdevelopment and the world’s worst epidemic of TB and silicosis. Through testimonies from communities in mining families throughout Southern Africa and extensive use of contrasting archive materials DYING FOR GOLD tells the story of how we have arrived at this extraordinary situation. DYING FOR GOLD brings to the surface the real cost of South.

Directed by Richard Pakleppa

The Creators(2012)

1h 29min

Six artists sculpt South Africa's future from the fragments of a tumultuous past. The artists separately recraft history - and the impacts of apartheid - in their own artistic languages. How does creative expression traverse the divide?

With Faith47, Black Noise (group), Markus Wormstorm

Son of Man(2006)

1h 26min | Drama
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.

Directed by Mark Dornford-May
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