South african movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant south african movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, surprise ending, exciting, suspenseful, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with south african, death, murder, gun, blood, explosion, betrayal, violence, machine gun and fight plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, South Africa, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as south african: Message from the King (2016), Skyfire (2019), The 2nd (2020), Rogue (2020), A Dark Truth (2012), Escape From Pretoria (2020), Jumanji (2017), Supernova (2005), 75 (2017), Free Fire (2016).

List of south african movies

Message from the King (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a relentless quest to avenge his sister's murder, a man from Cape Town infiltrates a sprawling network of lowlifes and elites in Los Angeles.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, money, south african, explosion, corpse, drugs, party, tattoo, morgue, motel room, dentist ...
Place: los angeles
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Skyfire (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tianhuo Island is a beautiful paradise. It almost makes people forget that it is located in the "Ring of Fire", the world-famous Pacific Rim volcanic belt. Young geologist Li Xiaomeng brings her team here to develop the first volcanic ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, disaster movie, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: resort, island, fire, father daughter relationship, catastrophe, death of mother, volcano, volcanic eruption, race against time, danger, disaster film, destruction ...
Time: 2010s
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The 2nd (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Secret-service agent Vic Davis is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Sean, from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. His son's friend Erin Walton, the daughter of Supreme Court ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: secret agents, danger, cia agent, human trafficking, fight, chase, murder, kidnapping, rescue, gunfight, sniper rifle, group of criminals ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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Rogue (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Battle-hardened O’Hara leads a lively mercenary team of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue hostages from their captors in remote Africa. But as the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O’Hara’s squad must face a bloody, brutal ...
Style: suspense, brutal, bleak, disturbing, bloody ...
Plot: female warrior, animal attack, human trafficking, manhunt, mercenary, lion, marines, fight, danger, rescue, soldier, chase ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: south africa, africa
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A Dark Truth (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the jungles of Ecuador, blood taints the waters. A multinational conglomerate's unholy alliance with a bloodthirsty military regime has resulted in a massacre. Only the rebel Francisco Franco and his determined wife Mia can prove the truth. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: corporate crimes, corruption, danger, cia, injustice, state affairs, life is a bitch, uncover truth, testimony, dishonesty, legal, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, ecuador, latin america, south america
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison…
Style: political, atmospheric, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, maximum security prison, racism, human spirit, political persecution, prison, escape, jail, prisoner, freedom, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: australia, africa, south africa, adelaide south australia, cape town south africa ...
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Jumanji (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.
Style: exciting, biting, cliffhanger, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventurer, teenage boy, jungle, team, mission, video game, game, animal attack, fright, zoologist, explorer, teleportation ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, year 2016, 2010s, 1990s
Place: new hampshire
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Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, danger, astronomer, adventure, save the planet, government agency, escapades, heroic mission, universe ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, pentagon, washington d.c. ...
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75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: social realism, suspense, tense, psychological, dark humor ...
Audience: kids
Plot: double life, strong female character, organized crime, drug use, secret life, social problem, secret, doctor patient relationship, paranoia, friendship between men, introspection, psychiatrist ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016
Place: ohio, cincinnati ohio, kentucky, midwest, usa ...
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Free Fire (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A crime drama set in 1970s Boston, about a gun sale which goes wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, tense, stylized, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gunfight, arms dealer, sniper, violence, chase, death, brutality, murder, money, blood, revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
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The Wound (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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, ...
Plot: initiation, gay interest, gay slur, machismo, gay teenager, circumcision, gay sex, in the closet, rite of passage, banned, closeted homosexual, male friendship ...
Place: south africa
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Red Scorpion (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa, Namibia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, soldier, agent, adventure, one man army, war, state affairs, politics, rebellion, military, mission of murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia
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Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, military, airplane, save the day, undercover, danger, escapades, rivalry, aviation, secret mission, one man army, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
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NWA Starrcade '90 (1990)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Starrcade '90 was the eighth annual Starrcade professional wrestling PPV event produced under the NWA banner. It was the third Starrcade event produced by WCW, and the last PPV event held by the NWA. It took place on December 16, 1990 from the ...
Plot: wrestling, cuban, tournament, magician, feud, stupidity, face paint, stock market, mask, legend, impostor, tall man ...
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WWE No Way Out 2012 (2012)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Story: Desperate measures have earned the Big Show an ironclad contract from John Laurinaitis. Now the Big Show vows to take out 14 years of pent-up aggression on John Cena inside the confines of a 15-foot high steel cage, but if the Big Show falls to ...
Plot: wrestler, wrestling, mexican american, brother brother relationship, monster, manager, british, mask, sexy woman, canadian, cousin cousin relationship, african american ...
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AWA SuperClash III (1988)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Story: The American Wrestling Association teams up with various other regional promotions to deliver the third SuperClash, live from Chicago on December 13, 1988.
Plot: wrestling, rookie, lingerie, champion, japanese american, iranian, king, texan, terrorist, southerner, sheik, manager ...
Place: minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois, dallas texas, memphis
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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, ridiculous, absurd ...
Plot: spy, farce, parody, satire, culture clash, stupidity, vulgarity, secret agents, virus, espionage, soccer, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, south africa, santiago chile, northern england, uganda ...
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Style: entertaining, surprise ending, suspense, exciting, clever ...
Plot: twists & turns, illusionist, heist, con men, cheating, technology, magic, con artists, police investigation, magician, illusion, on the run ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 2010s
Place: london, macau, tower bridge london, big ben london, china ...
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Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, cyborgs, technology, cyberpunk, a.i., parents and children, man versus machine, androids, punk, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: south africa, africa
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, theft, cinderella story, small town, looking for love, family disapproval, leaving home, social awkwardness, self esteem, romance, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, bali
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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: exciting, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, profanity, police detective, lapd, embassy, crimes, graphic violence, fast talker, sexual content, character on the edge, verbal byplay, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
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The Marine 4: Moving Target (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin returns as Jake Carter where he is assigned to protect a whistleblower who wishes to expose a corrupt military defence contractor. However, the military hires a heavily armed team of mercenaries to kill ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, contemplative, exciting
Plot: marine, military, wrestler, shooting, one man army, faked death, violence, blood, corpse, explosion, martial arts, fistfight ...
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The Human Factor (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, espionage, double agent, communist, undercover, government agency, chases and races, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, africa, europe, moscow russia, russia ...
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Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, gunfight, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, social problems, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, injustice, false accusation, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, man versus machine, master villain, save the world, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhero team, androids and robots, imaginary, graphic violence, artificial intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, seoul, africa, new york, london ...
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, outer space, distopia, class conflict, politics, race against time, radiation, society, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
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Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ocean, surfer, friendship, beach, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, disorder, teenage life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, beverly hills, africa
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After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, love triangle, friendship, couples, friends, romance, love and romance, society, rehearsal, drinking, courtroom, court ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
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