Best award winning movies with evening entertainment from South Africa

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

1 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
    bad acid trip
  2. Ranked #1 for
    purely blissful directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    utterly insane

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2 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
    absolutely gorgeous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    taking breath away
  3. Ranked #1 for
    stunning

Trailer

My Octopus Teacher trailer
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3 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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4 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
    harsh truth
  2. Ranked #1 for
    comeuppance
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sensitive topic

Trailer

I Am All Girls trailer
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5 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
    bit shaky camera work
  2. Ranked #1 for
    expansive
  3. Ranked #1 for
    uneasy atmosphere

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6 Remember (2015)

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

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2015-10-23 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Christopher Plummer, Bruno Ganz

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #295 for
    gut-punch
  2. Ranked #304 for
    gobsmacked
  3. Ranked #320 for
    proof positive

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7 Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)

This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.

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2008-02-11 | Action / Crime

Cast

Daniel Buckland, Robert Hobbs

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #94 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #113 for
    great to watch with a loved one
  3. Ranked #127 for
    showing underbelly

Trailer

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8 Semi-Soet (2012)

Jaci van Jaarsveld will do everything in her power to stop the advertising company where she works to be taken over by a ruthless businessman known as 'The Jackal'. Her only hope for a big contract to save their company is a wine estate that markets wines to international markets. Easier said than done, especially if the winegrower requires the person to promote his wine to be in an established relationship. In desperation Jaci decided to hire a model pretending to be her fiance. She took the first attractive man walking through their offices send by the modeling agency. Everything seems to be going smooth with the meeting with the winegrower until he invites Jaci and her fiance to visit the winery for the weekend and to compete against their opposition for the contract. And who is the opposition? Jaci's ex-fiance, Mark Rossouw. Just when Jaci think she’s in full control she realized that her ‘fiance’, JP, is the very 'Jackal' who tried to sink their company.

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2012-02-17 | Romance

Cast

Anel Alexander, Nico Panagio

Rating

rating icon 4.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #424 for
    pretty scenery
  2. Ranked #486 for
    director with uncanny knack
  3. Ranked #556 for
    fresh breeze

Trailer

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9 Spud (2010)

It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood. (The path it seems could be a rather long road). Spud is an only child. He is cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a senile granny. His dad is a fervent anti-communist who is paranoid that the family domestic worker is running a shebeen from her room at the back of the family home. His mom is a free spirit and a teenager's worst nightmare, whether it's shopping for Spud's underwear in the local supermarket

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2010-12-03 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Troye Sivan, John Cleese

Rating

rating icon 6.98
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #66 for
    scrawny
  2. Ranked #254 for
    with expressive face
  3. Ranked #389 for
    cantankerous

Trailer

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10 Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.

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1995-12-15 | Drama

Cast

James Earl Jones, Charles S. Dutton

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #251 for
    underacting
  2. Ranked #279 for
    perfunctory
  3. Ranked #485 for
    with large gap

Trailer

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