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Famous Movies From South Africa

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Here is a list of popular movies from South Africa, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in South Africa are included. This list of famous films made in South Africa includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in South Africa should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of South Africa is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List features movies like District 9, Hotel Rwanda, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. If you're ever wondered what movies were shot in South Africa, find out here!

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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
Dir. by George Miller (2015), starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron & Hugh Keays-Byrne

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The Avengers: Age of Ult... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
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Dir. by Neill Blomkamp (2009), starring Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy & Vanessa Haywood

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Dir. by Edward Zwick (2006), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly & Michael Sheen

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Dir. by Terry George (2004), starring Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix & Don Cheadle

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Dir. by Jamie Uys (1980), starring Marius Weyers, Jamie Uys & Ken Gampu

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Dir. by Clint Eastwood (2009), starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon & Langley Kirkwood

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Ali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
Dir. by Michael Mann (2001), starring Will Smith, Jamie Foxx & Jada Pinkett Smith

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Dir. by Stephen Hopkins (1996), starring Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas & Emily Mortimer

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Dir. by Neil Marshall (2008), starring Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell & Bob Hoskins

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The Dark Tower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
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Dir. by Christian Charles (2007), starring Carmen Electra, Kate Mara & Teri Polo
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Chappie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
Dir. by Neill Blomkamp (2015), starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver & Sharlto Copley
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Lord of War is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
Dir. by Andrew Niccol (2005), starring Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto & Ethan Hawke

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Dir. by Roland Emmerich (2008), starring Camilla Belle, Omar Sharif & Cliff Curtis
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Blended is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
Dir. by Frank Coraci (2014), starring Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler & Bella Thorne

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50 Years! Of Love? Dir. by Steven Bartlo and Karin Slater (2008)
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Dir. by Richard Attenborough (1987), starring Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline & Julian Glover

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Dir. by Phillip Noyce (2006), starring Tim Robbins, Derek Luke & Marius Weyers
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A Drink in the Passage Dir. by Zola Maseko (2002)
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Dir. by Euzhan Palcy (1989), starring Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon & Donald Sutherland

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Mandela: Long Walk to Fr... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
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Who Am I? is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
Dir. by Benny Chan and Jackie Chan (1998), starring Jackie Chan, Ed Nelson & Kane Kosugi

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The Gunman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies From South Africa
Dir. by Pierre Morel (2015), starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba & Javier Bardem
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Dir. by Andrew V. McLaglen (1978), starring Roger Moore, Richard Burton & Richard Harris