Films shot in South Africa

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  1. A Reasonable Man

    A Reasonable Man (1999)


    A Reasonable Man is a 1999 South African-French crime drama thriller produced, written, starring, and directed by Gavin Hood.

  2. Aashiqui 2

    Aashiqui 2 (2012)


    Aashiqui 2 is a 2013 Bollywood romantic musical drama film directed by Mohit Suri. Starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles, it was produced by Bhushan Kumar. Krishan Kumar and Mukesh Bhatt under the T-Series and Vishesh Films banners. Set in the early 2010s, Aashiqui 2 is a love story centring around the turbulent relationship between musicians Rahul and Arohi, a relationship which is affected by Rahul's issues with alcohol abuse and temperament.

  3. Agent Vinod

    Agent Vinod (2012)


    Agent Vinod a 2012 Indian action spy thriller film directed by Sriram Raghavan, and written by Sriram Raghavan and Arijit Biswas. The movie borrows its name from the 1977 film of the same name. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in leading roles with Ravi Kishan, Prem Chopra, Ram Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Maryam Zakaria and marks the film debut of Anshuman Ajai Singh. It was shot in India, Morocco, Russia, Latvia, UK, Pakistan and South Africa. Agent Vinod was co-produced by Illuminati Films and Eros Entertainment

  4. Aitraaz

    Aitraaz (2004)


    Aitraaz (Objection) is a 2004 Bollywood romantic thriller produced by Subhash Ghai for Mukta Arts and directed by Abbas-Mustan. It tells the story of a man accused of sexual harassment by his female superior. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra and was the third film collaboration between Kumar and Kapoor, and Kumar and Chopra. Aitraaz features Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal and Annu Kapoor in supporting roles. Its score was composed by Himesh Reshammiya, with lyrics by Sameer. The film is inspired by the 1994 Hollywood film Disclosure.

  5. Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls

    Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (2008)


    Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls is a 2008 direct-to-DVD adventure film created by American studio The Asylum. The film follows the adventures of explorer Allan Quatermain, and was filmed entirely on location in South Africa.

  6. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

    Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)


    Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony is a 2002 documentary film depicting the struggles of black South Africans against the injustices of Apartheid through the use of music. The film takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word amandla, which means power.

  7. American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

    American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)


    American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt is a 1989 martial arts action movie starring David Bradley, written by Gary Conway and directed by Cedric Sundstrom.

  8. Angus Buchan's Ordinary People

    Angus Buchan's Ordinary People


    Angus Buchan's Ordinary People is a 2012 South African drama film that tells the story of South African preacher Angus Buchan and the intertwining stories of three men en route to one of Buchan's Mighty Men's Conferences. It is not a sequel to the film Faith Like Potatoes, also based on the life story of Angus Buchan. The film was directed by FC Hamman and stars Anton Dekker, Jaco Muller, Lucky Koza, David James, Kate Normington, Robin Smith and Norman Anstey. Buchan makes a brief appearance as himself.

  9. Ask the Dust

    Ask the Dust (2006)


    Ask the Dust is a 2006 American film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante. The film was written and directed by Robert Towne. Tom Cruise (with Paula Wagner and Cruise/Wagner Productions) served as one of the film's producers. The film was released on a limited basis on March 17, 2006 and was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival. It was filmed almost entirely in South Africa with the use of stages to portray Los Angeles.

  10. Avvai Shanmugi

    Avvai Shanmugi (1996)


    Avvai Shanmugi is a 1996 Tamil comedy film, directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Crazy Mohan, which is an Indian adaptation of the American comedy film, Mrs. Doubtfire. The film features Kamal Haasan in the lead role with Meena, Gemini Ganesan, Nagesh, Heera, Manivannan and Nassar. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Deva, while the film was produced by Ravindran and Hari. Avvai Shanmughi became a major success among 1996 Deepavali releases.

  11. Bakgat

    Bakgat (2008)


    Bakgat! is a 2008 South African teen comedy film directed by Henk Pretorius and written by Pretorius and Danie Bester.

  12. Beautiful People

    Beautiful People (1974)


    Animals Are Beautiful People (aka Beautiful People) is a 1974 nature documentary about the wildlife in Southern Africa. It was filmed in the Namib Desert, the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango River and Okavango Delta. It was produced for cinema and has a length of slightly more than 90 minutes.

  13. Big Fellas

    Big Fellas (2007)


    Big Fellas is a South African comedy film produced by Rogue Star Films. It was released on 23 November 2007 at all NuMetro Cinemas.

  14. Blended

    Blended (2014)


    Blended is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore with an ensemble cast featuring Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, and Shaquille O'Neal, the film was released on May 23, 2014.

  15. Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond (2006)


    Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political war thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in African war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world.

  16. Boy Called Twist

    Boy Called Twist (2004)


    Boy Called Twist, is a 2004 film that tells the story of a Cape Town street kid, based on Dickens’ classic, Oliver Twist. It was the first film directed by Timothy Greene. Fundraising for the film involved small donations from a thousand investors, leading to the longest Associate Producers listing in the history of cinema.

  17. Bunny Chow

    Bunny Chow (2006)


    Bunny Chow is a South African comedy film by John Barker, partnered by MTV. It premiered on 7 September 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  18. Burning Rubber

    Burning Rubber (1981)


    Burning Rubber is a 1981 feature film starring musician Alan Longmuir (of the Bay City Rollers) and Olivia Pascal. Longmuir plays Henry Carsten, a race car driver. The picture was filmed in South Africa. Three other former members of the Bay City Rollers are also in the cast.

  19. Cape of Good Hope

    Cape of Good Hope (2004)


    The Cape of Good Hope is a 2004 South African comedy drama film written and produced by Suzanne Kay Bamford and her husband Mark Bamford under the direction of Mark Bamford. It was Mark Bamford's first feature film after his critically praised short, Hero (2001).

  20. Catch a Fire

    Catch a Fire (2006)


    Catch a Fire is a 2006 biographical thriller film about activists against apartheid in South Africa. The film was directed by Phillip Noyce, from a screenplay written by Shawn Slovo. Slovo's father, Joe Slovo, and mother Ruth First, leaders of the South African Communist Party and activists in the Anti-Apartheid Movement, appear as characters in the film, while her sister, Robyn Slovo, is one of the film's producers and also plays their mother Ruth First. Catch a Fire was shot on location in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique.

  21. Chronicle

    Chronicle (2012)


    Chronicle is a 2012 American science fiction thriller film directed by Josh Trank in his directorial debut, and written by Max Landis based on a story by both. It follows three Seattle high school seniors, bullied Andrew (Dane DeHaan), his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and more popular Steve (Michael B. Jordan), who form a bond after gaining telekinetic abilities from an unknown object. They first use their abilities for mischief and personal gain until Andrew turns to darker purposes.

  22. Cocktail

    Cocktail (2012)


    Cocktail is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy-drama film directed by Homi Adajania under the banner of Illuminati Films. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and newcomer Diana Penty in lead roles, with Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani appearing in supporting roles. Randeep Hooda has a special appearance. Adajania had previously worked with Khan, Kapadia, and Irani in his directorial debut Being Cyrus. Cocktail released worldwide on 13 July 2012 and received a positive to mixed reception from critics, with high praise directed to Padukone's performance. The film also emerged as a major commercial success in both India and abroad. After its three-week run, Box Office India declared the movie a hit in India and abroad.

  23. Code 7, Victim 5

    Code 7, Victim 5 (1964)


    Victim Five also known as Code 7, Victim 5 is a 1964 British crime film directed by Robert Lynn and starring Lex Barker, Ronald Fraser, Ann Smyrner and Walter Rilla. A private detective joins forces with the South African police, hunting down a murder in Cape Town.

  24. Come Back, Africa

    Come Back, Africa (1959)


    Come Back, Africa (1959) is the second feature-length film after On the Bowery (1956) written, produced, and directed by American independent filmmaker Lionel Rogosin.

  25. Confessions of a Gambler

    Confessions of a Gambler (2007)


    Confessions of a Gambler is a 2007 film that depicts a woman's struggles in life, and how she turns to gambling and later becomes addicted. It is based on a true story and is written by the lead actor, Rayda Jacobs. The book on which it is based won The Sunday Times Fiction Prize in 2004.

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