Films shot in South Africa

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  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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    Avengers: Age of Ultron is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and James Spader.


  2. The Last House on the Left

    The Last House on the Left (2009)

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    The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Garret Dillahunt, and Sara Paxton. The film follows the parents (Goldwyn and Potter) of Mari Collingwood (Paxton), who attempt to get revenge on a group of strangers, led by a man named Krug (Dillahunt), that have taken shelter at their home during a thunderstorm. The Collingwoods discover that the Krug and his group have shot their daughter and left her for dead.


  3. Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond (2006)

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    Blood Diamond is a 2006 political thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick and 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.


  4. Dhoom:2

    Dhoom:2 (2006)

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    Dhoom 2 (English: Blast 2, also abbreviated and known as D:2, D2 and Dhoom 2: Back In Action) is a 2006 Bollywood action heist film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra at an estimated budget of (US$5.9 million) under the Yash Raj Films banner. It is the second in the Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra star as buddy cops Jai Dixit and Ali, respectively. The duo attempt to capture Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan), a professional thief whose passion is to steal rare and valuable collectibles using high-technology gadgets. The film features Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai in lead female roles. Dhoom 2 was shot primarily in India, Durban, and Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first major Hindi film to be shot in Brazil. The distributor, Yash Raj Films, promoted the film by forging associations with Pepe Jeans and Coca-Cola. It premiered on 24 November 2006 in India, where it received the widest release in Indian cinema history with over 1800 prints.


  5. Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is an upcoming post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise. The first film of the franchise in almost 30 years, Fury Road features actor Tom Hardy as Mad Max. The film is scheduled to be released on 15 May 2015.


  6. Aitraaz

    Aitraaz (2004)

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    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 Chopra, after higly successful films Andaaz and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. 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.


  7. The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior

    The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008)

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    The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (previously known as The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian) is a 2008 direct-to-DVD prequel to the 2002 film The Scorpion King, itself a prequel to the 1999 reimagining of The Mummy. Filming for the movie began on October 1, 2007, in Cape Town, South Africa. The film had a scheduled release date of August 19, 2008, in the United States, and was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.


  8. Zulu

    Zulu (1964)

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    Zulu is a 1964 historical war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War where 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded as patients in a field hospital, successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.


  9. Death Race 2

    Death Race 2 (2010)

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    Death Race 2 (formerly Death Race: Frankenstein Lives or also known as Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives) is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Dutch filmmaker Roel Reiné, written by Tony Giglio and Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Tanit Phoenix, Danny Trejo and Sean Bean. Death Race 2 is a direct-to-DVD prequel to the 2008 film Death Race. A sequel was released in 2013 titled Death Race 3: Inferno.


  10. The Deal

    The Deal (2008)

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    The Deal is a 2008 American satirical comedy film directed by Steven Schachter. The screenplay by Schachter and William H. Macy is based on the 1991 novel of the same title by Peter Lefcourt. Macy and Meg Ryan co-star.


  11. Spud

    Spud (2010)

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    Spud is a South African film directed by Donovan Marsh, based on the novel of the same name by John van de Ruit. The film stars Troye Sivan as the title character. It was released in South Africa on 3 December 2010.


  12. Racing Stripes

    Racing Stripes (2005)

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    Racing Stripes is a 2005 comedy film directed by Frederik Du Chau, the director of Quest for Camelot. Although set in Kentucky, the movie was filmed in Pietermaritzburg and Nottingham Road, South Africa.


  13. Aashiqui 2

    Aashiqui 2 (2012)

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    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.


  14. Zulu Dawn

    Zulu Dawn (1979)

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    Zulu Dawn is a 1979 war film about the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa. The screenplay was by Cy Endfield, from his book, and Anthony Story. The film was directed by Douglas Hickox. The score was composed by Elmer Bernstein.


  15. Home Alone 4

    Home Alone 4 (2002)

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    Home Alone 4 (also known as Home Alone: Taking Back the House) is a 2002 American made-for-television Christmas family comedy film directed by Rod Daniel, which first aired on ABC on November 3, 2002.


  16. Safe House

    Safe House (2012)

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    Safe House is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. It was released on February 10, 2012 in North America by Universal Pictures. Filming took place in Cape Town, South Africa.


  17. Invictus

    Invictus (2009)

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    Invictus is a 2009 biographical sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid. Freeman and Damon play, respectively, South African President Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar, the captain of the South African rugby union team the Springboks. Invictus was released in the United States on December 11, 2009. The title Invictus may be translated from the Latin as undefeated or unconquered, and is the title of a poem by English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903).


  18. Goodbye Bafana

    Goodbye Bafana (2007)

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    Goodbye Bafana (released on DVD in the United States as The Color of Freedom) is a 2007 drama film, directed by Bille August, about the relationship between Nelson Mandela (Dennis Haysbert) and James Gregory (Joseph Fiennes), his censor officer and prison guard, based on Gregory's book Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend. The movie also explores the relationship of James Gregory and his wife as their life changes while Mandela is under Gregory's watch.


  19. Tarzan and the Lost City

    Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)

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    Tarzan and the Lost City is a 1998 American action-adventure film directed by Carl Schenkel, and starring Casper Van Dien, Jane March and Steven Waddington. The screenplay by Bayard Johnson and J. Anderson Black is loosely based on the Tarzan stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


  20. Dredd

    Dredd (2012)

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    Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Karl Urban stars as Judge Dredd, a law enforcer given the power of judge, jury and executioner in a vast, dystopic metropolis called Mega-City One that lies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Dredd and his apprentice partner, Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), are forced to bring order to a 200-storey high-rise block of flats and deal with its resident drug lord, Ma-Ma (Lena Headey).


  21. The Gods Must Be Crazy

    The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

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    The Gods Must Be Crazy is a 1980 South African comedy film written and directed by Jamie Uys. Originally released in 1980, the film is the first in The Gods Must Be Crazy series. Set in Botswana, it tells the story of Xi, a Sho of the Kalahari Desert (played by Namibian San farmer Nǃxau) whose tribe has no knowledge of the world beyond. The film is followed by one official sequel and three unofficial sequels produced in Hong Kong.


  22. Agent Vinod

    Agent Vinod (2012)

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    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 and also features Ravi Kishan, Prem Chopra, Ram Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Maryam Zakaria and the film debut of Anshuman Ajai Singh. It was filmed in India, Morocco, Russia, Latvia, UK, Pakistan and South Africa. Agent Vinod was co-produced by Illuminati Films and Eros Entertainment


  23. Prey

    Prey (2007)

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    Prey is a 2007 horror thriller film based on a screenplay from Jeff Wadlow, Beau Bauman and was co-written and directed by Darrell Roodt, the film stars Bridget Moynahan, Peter Weller and Carly Schroeder.


  24. Bakgat

    Bakgat (2008)

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


  25. Chronicle

    Chronicle (2012)

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    Chronicle is a 2012 American science fiction 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.


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