Best new South African Movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)


The Vore's Film staff selects the top best South African movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Jérôme Salle, Oliver Hermanus & Steven Silver South Africa's biggest directors?

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.

New South African movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

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    Best South African movies of 2017

    Top rated 2017 South African movies

    • The Wound (Inxeba)

      DIRECTOR: John Trengove
      CAST: Nakhane Touré Bongile Mantsai Niza Jay Ncoyini


      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. Read more

      RATING: 80/100

      RELEASE DATE: April 19th, 2017

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    • District 9

      DIRECTOR: Neill Blomkamp
      CAST: Sharlto Copley David James, Jason Cope


      District 9 is the covert security area where the extra terrestrials have been held and forced to live in slum like conditions; these aliens get a hope of escape in form... Read more

      RATING: 80/100

      RELEASE DATE: August 14th, 2009

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    • Shepherds and Butchers

      DIRECTOR: Oliver Schmitz
      CAST: Andrea Riseborough Steve Coogan Garion Dowds


      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. Read more

      RATING: 67/100

      RELEASE DATE: February 13th, 2016

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    • Zulu

      DIRECTOR: Jérôme Salle
      CAST: Orlando Bloom Forest Whitaker Conrad Kemp


      Two policemen are investigating a case of murder of a woman that is most likely connected with the availability of a new illegal drug and disappearance of black children... Read more

      RATING: 67/100

      RELEASE DATE: October 10th, 2014

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    • Shirley Adams

      DIRECTOR: Oliver Hermanus
      CAST: Denise Newman Keenan Arrison Emily Child


      Shirley Adams is a portrait of a mother's love and courage as the film depicts a true and unfortunate event of her life when her son was shot in the neck and ever... Read more

      RATING: 67/100

      RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2011

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    • Skoonheid

      DIRECTOR: Oliver Hermanus
      CAST: Deon Lotz Charlie Keegan Michelle Scott


      A man who is a father and a husband, has concealed his true sexual orientation and when he comes in contact with a friend's handsome son his frustration gives way to... Read more

      RATING: 62/100

      RELEASE DATE: August 5th, 2011

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    • The Bang Bang Club

      DIRECTOR: Oliver Hermanus
      CAST: Deon Lotz Charlie Keegan Michelle Scott


      A drama that is based on true experiences of four photographers who had covered the last few days of apartheid in South Africa. Read more

      RATING: 62/100

      RELEASE DATE: July 22nd, 2011

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