Best award winning movies with an idealism from South Africa

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with an idealism from South Africa! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with an idealism from South Africa, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 My Octopus Teacher (2020)

After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

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2020-09-04 | Documentary

Cast

Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Rating

rating icon 7.882
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pure beauty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of breathtaking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    most visually stunning

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2 Fried Barry (2020)

Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex, and violence as our alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind.

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2020-03-06 | Horror / Comedy

Cast

Gary Green, Chanelle de Jager

Rating

rating icon 5.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    purely blissful directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    scuzzy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flashy camera work

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3 I Am All Girls (2021)

A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.

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2021-05-14 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Erica Wessels, Deon Lotz

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sensitive topic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    harsh truth
  3. Ranked #1 for
    comeuppance

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4 Gaia (2021)

In the depths of an ancient forest, something has been growing. Something older than humanity itself, and perhaps greater too. When a park ranger discovers a man and his son living wild, she stumbles onto a secret that is about to change the world.

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2021-06-18 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Monique Rockman, Carel Nel

Rating

rating icon 5.937
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    uneasy atmosphere
  2. Ranked #1 for
    expansive
  3. Ranked #1 for
    bit shaky camera work

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5 Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

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2004-12-22 | Drama / History

Cast

Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo

Rating

rating icon 7.719
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    life and limb story
  2. Ranked #170 for
    gut-wrenching
  3. Ranked #187 for
    characters existing in real life

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6 Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (2002)

The struggle to eradicate apartheid in South Africa has been chronicled over time, but no one has addressed the vital role music plays in this challenge. This documentary by Lee Hirsch recounts a fascinating and little-known part of South Africa's political history through archival footage, interviews and, of course, several mesmerizing musical performances.

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2002-09-21 | Documentary

Cast

Walter Cronkite, F.W. de Klerk

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #299 for
    archival footage
  2. Ranked #333 for
    watching numerous times
  3. Ranked #354 for
    most chilling

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7 Blood and Glory (2016)

Set in 1901, this period epic follows Willem Morkel, a Boer family man whose wife and son are murdered during the Anglo-Boer War. Captured as a prisoner of war, Willem must survive incarceration in the notorious St. Helena concentration camp and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell, at his own game—Rugby

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2016-04-01 | History / War

Cast

Charlotte Salt, Stian Bam

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #217 for
    Period Drama
  2. Ranked #218 for
    underdog
  3. Ranked #340 for
    historical point of view

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8 White Wedding (2009)

A young groom and his best man lost on the road trip to the wedding, run into a young English doctor. Set against South Africa's breathtaking landscapes, White Wedding is a high-spirited modern-day road comedy about love, commitment, intimacy, friendship, and the unbelievable obstacles that can get in the way of a fairy-tale ending.

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2009-04-29 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #158 for
    romantic character
  2. Ranked #179 for
    coquettish acting
  3. Ranked #200 for
    jealous

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9 A Dry White Season (1989)

During the 1976 Soweto uprising, a white school teacher's life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.

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1989-09-20 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman

Rating

rating icon 6.58
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #98 for
    lowbrow
  2. Ranked #155 for
    vulnerable
  3. Ranked #188 for
    callow

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10 Safe House (2012)

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

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2012-02-08 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #24 for
    vehicular carnage
  2. Ranked #47 for
    feeling motion sickness
  3. Ranked #65 for
    wall to wall

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