South African Films

Films on and about South Africa are too numerous to comprehensively list. This selected compilation displays the wealth, breath, and diversity of South African films produced over several decades of filmmaking. Several films on this list are adaptations of seminal literary works. Many of the films on this list are also of the Hollywood variety. However, there are a few locally made films that are included. Most importantly, films are an excellent media to teach and explore topics in South African history, politics, and culture.

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)
781.63096 A484 dvd

The Bang Bang Club (2010)
791.4372 B2163 dvd

Black Butterflies (2011)
791.4372 B6266 dvd

Boesman and Lena (2000)
791.4372 B672 dvd

Bopha! (1993)
791.4372 B7245 dvd

Cape of Good Hope (2004)
791.4372 C2373 dvd

Catch a Fire (2006)
791.4372 C3577 dvd

Come Back, Africa (1959)
791.4372 C7325 dvd

Cry Freedom (1987)
791.4372 C957 dvd

Cry the Beloved Country (1995)
791.4372 C95725 dvd

Dear Mandela (2012)
307.3364 D285 dvd

Disgrace (2008)
791.4372 D61146 dvd

District 9 (2009)
791.4372 D6149 dvd

Drum (2004)
960.5 D795d dvd

A Dry White Season (1989)
791.4372 D798 dvd

Endgame (2009)
791.4372 E565 dvd

Gangster’s Paradise: Jeruseluma (2008)
1.4372 J563 dvd

Goodbye Bafana (2007)
791.4372 G64625 dvd

Have You Heard From Johannesburg (2010)
320.56096 H3832 dvd disc 1-7

Hopeville (2010)
791.4372 H7921 dvd

In My Country (2004)
791.4372 I3485 dvd

Invictus (2009)
791.4372 I6248 dvd

Life Above All (2010)
791.4372 L7217 2011 dvd

Lucky (2011)
791.4372 L9407 dvd

Malunde (2001)
791.4372 M2613 dvd

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
791.4372 M27148 dvd

Mapantsula (1987)
791.4372 M2968 dvd

Meanwhile in Mamelodi (2011)
306.85096 M483 dvd

Nelson Mandela: Accused #1 (2004)
345.68023 H242n dvd

Nelson Mandela: The Life and Times (2010)
968 M271Zmadb dvd 2010

The Power of One (1992)
791.4372 P8867 dvd

Red Dust (2004)
791.4372 R31224 dvd

Sarafina (1992)
791.4372 S2429 dvd

Searching For Sugar Man (2012)
782.42162 R696Zs dvd

Skin (2008)
791.4372 S6282 dvd

Stander (2003)
791.4372 S7853 dvd

State of Violence (2010)
791.4372 S79752 dvd

Tsotsi (2005)
791.4372 T8817 dvd

U-Carman eKhayelitsha (2005)
791.4372 U111 dvd

Under African Skies (2012)
782.42164 S594gZu blu

White Wedding (2009)
791.4372 W589 dvd

Winnie Mandela (2011)
791.4372 W776 dvd

The Wooden Camera (2003)
791.4372 W886 dvd

A World Apart (1988)
791.4372 W927 dvd

Yesterday (2004)
791.4372 Y472 dvd

Yizo Yizo (2004)
305.235 Y51 dvd

You Have Struck a Rock (1981)
306.2082 Y67 dvd

Zulu (1964)
791.4372 Z94 dvd

Zulu Dawn (1979)
791.4372 Z947 dvd