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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending and serious films and TV shows about / with south african, murder, violence, explosion, death, betrayal, gun, fight, revenge and machine gun plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, South Africa, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as south african: Rogue (2020), Message from the King (2016), The Wound (2017), LOVE by CHANCE (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), The Wild Geese (1978), The Human Factor (1979), Mr. Bones (2001), The 2nd (2020), A Dark Truth (2012).

List of south african movies

Rogue (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, disturbing, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: animal attack, manhunt, african tribe, female warrior, soldier, kidnapping, marines, poacher, rescue, hunting, hunter, violence ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: africa, south africa
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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: south african, corpse, drugs, revenge, party, violence, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, underground, vengeance, african american protagonist ...
Place: los angeles
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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, ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, touching, tense, art house ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay slur, gay sex, machismo, gay interest, gay lead character, sexuality, lgbt, lgbtq, closeted homosexual, frustration ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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LOVE by CHANCE (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Love By Chance is a film about two aspiring actors from South Africa (Altovise Lawrence and Atandwa Kani) who are independently in America, trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry. They meet by chance, but ...
Style: captivating, romantic, light, entertaining
Plot: dating, desire for fame, hollywood, aspiration, love affair, in love, relationships, direction and purpose, love and romance, romantic relationship, south african, actor ...
Place: america, africa
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: ridiculous, exciting, biting, breathtaking, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: jungle, mission, team, adventurer, game, zoologist, friendship, video game, high school, blonde, curse, magic ...
Time: year 1996, year 2016, 90s, 2010s
Place: new hampshire, hawaii
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The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, adventure, betrayal, war, battles, rescue, politics, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, double agent, conspiracy, politics, communist, secret agents, traitor, intrigue, interracial marriage, suspicion ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, africa, europe, britain, moscow russia ...
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Mr. Bones (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: obsessive quest, golf, ambition, rivalry, escapades, oracle, disorder, wizards and magicians, golfer, tribe, african tribe, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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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, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: computer cracker, secret agents, cia agent, secret service, secret service agent, fight, murder, kidnapping, chase, rescue, gunfight, group of criminals ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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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, realistic, exciting, spiritual ...
Plot: corruption, corporate crime, cia, state affairs, life is a bitch, injustice, uncover truth, legal, dishonesty, testimony, spy, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, ecuador, south america, latin america, toronto ontario canada
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa, Germany
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: suspense, political, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, escape, political activism, human spirit, prison, maximum security prison, freedom, political prisoner, political activist, politics, political persecution ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: south africa, cape town south africa, africa, australia, south australia ...
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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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, universe, survival, race against time, astronomer, desert, adventure, save the planet, heroic mission, government agency, escapades, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, pentagon, sahara ...
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Rage to Kill (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Race-car driver Blaine Striker grows concerned about his younger brother, a student at a medical school on the Caribbean island of St. Heron. General Turner has led a violent coup on this island and may be planning to blow up the school in order to ...
Plot: rebellion, female nudity, coup d'etat, army, military coup, caribbean sea, revenge, student, gunfight, racecar driver, person on fire, cold war ...
Place: africa, caribbean
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Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America 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 ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, stylized, intense, slasher ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, good versus evil, loss of father, warrior, chase, king, black hero, tragic villain, strong female character, technology, african ...
Time: future, year 1992, 2010s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: africa, nigeria, oakland california, london, south korea
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The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: photographer, photojournalist, journalism, media, newspaper, society, life risking, political unrest, discrimination, life is a bitch, state affairs, social activist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, 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, harsh, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, adventure, brutality, gunfight, assassination, justice, gratuitous violence, soldier, mission of murder, state affairs, war, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia
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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: wrestling, wrestler, south african, professional wrestling, women's wrestling, sexy woman, irish, british, manager, monster, puerto rican, canadian ...
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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, sergeant, crazy, rock and roll, professional wrestler, syrian, king, award, south african, women's wrestling, professional wrestling, terrorist ...
Place: chicago illinois, dallas texas, minneapolis minnesota, memphis
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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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: ridiculous, absurd, parody, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, vulgarity, spy, culture clash, stupidity, farce, creativity, virus, sarcasm, brutality, soccer, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, south africa, northern england, uganda, santiago chile ...
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Expiration (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four participants sign up for a mysterious medical test.
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, scary, cult film
Plot: zombie, experiment, infection, beast, monster, trapped, creature, military, battles, cloning, body horror, medical ...
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No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, twists and turns, love triangle, conspiracy, political corruption, spy, mystery, cold war, espionage, military, crimes, plot twist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, manila philippines
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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: funny, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, dignity, small town, leaving home, theft, parenthood, happy ending, honest, destiny ...
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: buddy movie, suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, crimes, revenge, buddy, adventure, home invasion, police officer, nudity (full frontal - brief), lone hero, maverick cop, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
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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, tense, exciting ...
Plot: military, marine, one man army, chase, car chase, attack, police station, rescue, martial arts, surveillance, fistfight, police detective ...
Place: british columbia
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Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, suspense, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, gunfight, ex military, manhunt, justice, mercenary, crimes, survival, track down, tough heroes, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: new orleans, hong kong, louisiana, usa
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Dolan's Cadillac (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man attempts to seek to avenge his wife's death after she is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, vengeance, prostitution, bomb, surveillance, gangsters, witnessing a crime, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, exploitation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, nevada
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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, factual, harsh, emotional ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, racism, rebellion, fighting the system, police brutality, civil rights, apartheid, visceral, ethnic conflict, political unrest, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
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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, witty, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, robot, artificial intelligence, superhero team, superhuman powers, end of the world, master villain, supernatural ability, tony stark character, good versus evil, heroes, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: oslo norway, usa, africa, london, new york ...
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, serious, stylized, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, space station, future dystopia, class conflict, distopia, dystopic future, space and aliens, ecological disaster, post apocalypse, apocalypse, utopia, dark future ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
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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: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: surfing, beach, surfer, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, south africa, africa
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