Filming Location Matching "Johannesburg, South Africa" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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66 Metascore

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 791,236 | Gross: $459.01M

2. The Looming Tower (2018)

TV-MA | 492 min | Drama, History

8.0
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A look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp

Votes: 13,059

3. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 239,180 | Gross: $31.57M

4. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 654,896 | Gross: $115.65M

5. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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60 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 263,267 | Gross: $13.41M

6. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 115,245 | Gross: $45.09M

7. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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73 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 90,100 | Gross: $48.17M

8. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

R | 107 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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49 Metascore

Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts

Votes: 88,497 | Gross: $26.83M

9. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 97,462 | Gross: $41.01M

10. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 154,604 | Gross: $37.49M

11. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 343,566 | Gross: $23.53M

12. The Last Days of American Crime (2020)

TV-MA | 148 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.7
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15 Metascore

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Neels Clasen, Edgar Ramírez, Tony Caprari, Kate Normington

Votes: 10,651

13. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 54,258 | Gross: $30.03M

14. I Am All Girls (2021)

TV-MA | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Erica Wessels, Hlubi Mboya, Leshego Molokwane, Nomvelo Makhanya

Votes: 4,840

15. The Salvation (2014)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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64 Metascore

In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

Votes: 37,931 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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29 Metascore

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy Ann Oberman, Jean Reno

Votes: 46,938 | Gross: $1.12M

17. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 13,834

18. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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48 Metascore

A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

Director: Steven Silver | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels van Jaarsveld

Votes: 10,565

19. Revolt (2017)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In the war-ravaged Kenyan countryside, a U.S. soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Berenice Marlohe) team up to survive an alien onslaught.

Director: Joe Miale | Stars: Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe, Jason Flemyng, Sibulele Gcilitshana

Votes: 9,121

20. Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 38,549

21. Kite (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.4
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19 Metascore

After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: India Eisley, Jaco Muller, Annabel Linder, Christina Storm

Votes: 6,007

22. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 27,281 | Gross: $8.32M

23. Woman of Desire (1994)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.0
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A lawyer defends a yacht captain accused of killing his boss and raping his mistress.

Director: Robert Ginty | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Bo Derek, Steven Bauer, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 616

24. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 16,583 | Gross: $8.81M

25. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 2,146 | Gross: $0.96M

26. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Terry Pheto

Votes: 28,222 | Gross: $2.91M

27. Vehicle 19 (2013)

R | 85 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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29 Metascore

In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Director: Mukunda Michael Dewil | Stars: Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers, Leyla Haidarian

Votes: 15,026

28. The Odyssey (2016)

PG | 122 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 5,358

29. Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, John Kani

Votes: 1,970 | Gross: $7.31M

30. Inescapable (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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37 Metascore

Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Oded Fehr

Votes: 2,669 | Gross: $0.00M

31. Ebola Syndrome (1996)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Horror

6.5
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A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Yeung-Ming Wan, Fui-On Shing, Tsui-Ling Wong

Votes: 3,808

32. Alive in Joburg (2005)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.3
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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Braam Greyling, Godfrey Seome, Dawie Ackermann, Sweetness Hlomza

Votes: 3,760

33. Love on Safari (2018 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Romance

6.6
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Web designer Kira in Chicago inherits a wildlife reserve in South Africa. There she meets head ranger Tom. Will she sell it and return to her accountant boyfriend Brat or...?

Director: Leif Bristow | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jon Cor, Brittany Bristow, Abigail Kubeka

Votes: 1,647

34. American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

4.0
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The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.

Director: Cedric Sundstrom | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, James Booth, Dwayne Alexandre

Votes: 4,832 | Gross: $0.36M

35. Queen Sono (2020–2021)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life.

Stars: Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende

Votes: 1,142

36. Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.6
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76 Metascore

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a... See full summary »

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Clarinah Mfengu, Saphir Wenzi Mabanza, U Thant

Votes: 2,345 | Gross: $0.09M

37. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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62 Metascore

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Thomas Jane, David O'Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 8,478 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Skin (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Director: Anthony Fabian | Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge

Votes: 3,431

39. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

6.3
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55 Metascore

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

Votes: 2,738 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Liberty (2018)

58 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Christian moves to Tanzania with his do-good parents and tries to find his way in a community of ex-pats and Africans.

Stars: Connie Nielsen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Sofie Gråbøl, Charlie Karumi

Votes: 432

41. Diamond Girl (1998 TV Movie)

G | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Claire has worked for Denny for four years, and been in love with him from afar. She believes she can never have him, so she doesn't try. When his brother Regan comes to town to help sell ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Jonathan Cake, Joely Collins, Kevin Otto, Royston Stoffels

Votes: 793

42. Shadow (2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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In Johannesburg, tough ex-cop Shadow pursues justice on his own terms and seeks to help those who are powerless to protect themselves.

Stars: Pallance Dladla, Khathu Ramabulana, Amanda Du-Pont, Tumie Ngumla

Votes: 918

43. Dangerous Ground (1997)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.5
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Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley, Thokozani Nkosi, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 1,908 | Gross: $5.08M

44. Alien Outpost (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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26 Metascore

A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Director: Jabbar Raisani | Stars: Reiley McClendon, Adrian Paul, Brandon Auret, Craig Macrae

Votes: 6,240

45. Africa: Blood and Guts (1966)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Horror

7.1
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The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyerere

Votes: 1,488

46. Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

4.6
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Tom Sizemore stars in the most explosive Behind Enemy Lines yet! Seal Team 8 must fight their way through the Congo to defuse one of the greatest threats the world has ever known.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Lex Shrapnel, Anthony Oseyemi, Michael Everson

Votes: 2,933

47. African America (2021)

96 min | Drama

4.6
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Upon discovering her acceptance into Julliard, Nompumelelo, a cynical South African, embezzles funds from her workplace and abandons her fiancé to live out her Broadway dream in New York ... See full summary »

Director: Muzi Mthembu | Stars: Anthony Goss, Phumi Mthembu, Nathan Rudd

Votes: 49

48. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001)

86 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.5
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When his new neighbour turns out to be the wizard Merlin, young Ben Clark is enlisted in an ancient battle to save the world.

Director: David Lister | Stars: Robert Davi, Kelly LeBrock, Byron Taylor, Roxanne Burger

Votes: 559

49. Sumuru (2003)

TV-14 | 94 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

3.8
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Based on Sax Rohmer's cult novels "Sumuru", this futuristic fantasy takes you to an Earth-colony in the far future, in which women rule and men are used to propagate the race and work in the mines.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Alexandra Kamp, Michael Shanks, Simona Williams, Terence Bridgett

Votes: 697

50. Alleyway (2021)

67 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.8
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An undercover cop is released from jail after being wrongfully convicted for uncovering a conspiracy that led to the death of hundreds of people living with HIV.

Director: Henry Charly | Stars: Jack Devnarain, Luthuli Dlamini, Bheki Nkosi, Renos Spanoudes

Votes: 81


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