Best new South African Movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

After the abolishment of the Apartheid, South African movies slowly started to gain recognition internationally. Which movies we liked the best? Scroll down and find out.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best South African movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Jérôme Salle, Oliver Hermanus & Steven Silver South Africa's biggest directors?

South African movies2017
Popular actorsOrlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker & Conrad Kemp
Trending moviesThe Endless River, Zulu & Skoonheid

2017 anticipated releases to watch

The Wound (22-01-2017, 88 minutes)

The Wound, set for a spring 2017 release, is one of the very first Xhosa-spoken films ever. It deals with a young man partaking in a tribal rite of passage.

The Wound
StarringNakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai & Niza Jay Ncoyini
DirectorJohn Trengove (Swartwater (TV-series))
Themesgrowing up, men, nature, drama,
CountrySouth Africa
Keywordsaccurate, notable,

Best South African movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated South African movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Shepherds and Butchers (13-02-2016, 80 minutes)
  2. British actor Steve Coogan stars in this powerful historical drama about a South African lawyer fighting for justice in a country still deeply divided by apartheid.

    StarringAndrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan & Deon Lotz
    DirectorOliver Schmitz (Le secret de Chanda )
    Themesjustice, law, murder, drama, thriller,
    CountrySouth Africa United States
    Keywordsgripping, historical,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Zulu (10-10-2014, 110 minutes)
    StarringOrlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker & Conrad Kemp
    DirectorJérôme Salle (The Tourist, The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch & Anthony Zimmer)
    CountryFrance South Africa
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Skoonheid (05-08-2011, 99 minutes)
    StarringDeon Lotz, Charlie Keegan & Michelle Scott
    DirectorOliver Hermanus (The Endless River & Shirley Adams )
    CountryFrance Germany South Africa
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. The Bang Bang Club (22-07-2011, 106 minutes)
    StarringRyan Phillippe, Malin Akerman & Taylor Kitsch
    DirectorSteven Silver (The Numbers Station, Shake Hands with the Devil & Romeo and Juliet )
    CountryCanada South Africa
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Shirley Adams (26-10-2011, 92 minutes)
    StarringDenise Newman, Keenan Arrison & Emily Child
    DirectorOliver Hermanus (The Endless River & Skoonheid )
    CountrySouth Africa United Kingdom United States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. District 9 (14-08-2009, 112 minutes)
    StarringSharlto Copley, David James & Jason Cope
    DirectorNeill Blomkamp (Elysium, Chappie & Stargate SG-1)
    CountryCanada New Zealand South Africa United States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New South African movies out now

Best recent & upcoming South African movies with release dates.

Girl From Nowhere by Mark Jackson
Release date20-01-2016
CountrySouth Africa
StarringScot Cooper, Christia Visser & Tamryn Speirs
Previous releasesDie Hel
Associated with thriller,

The Endless River (07-09-2015, 108 minutes))
DirectorOliver Hermanus (Skoonheid & Shirley Adams )
StarringCrystal-Donna Roberts, Nicolas Duvauchelle & Darren Kelfkens
CountryFrance South Africa
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix