2021 Film Releases in South Africa

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Films that have been released in cinemas in South Africa from January -15 October 2021.

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  • A QUIET PLACE PART 2 – In 2018, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place turned silence into the building blocks of fright and forged from the horror-thriller genre a modern fable of family love, communication and survival. Now, comes the story’s unnerving second chapter, A Quiet Place Part IIGo behind the scenes / Trailer
  • ADDAMS FAMILY 2 – Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, IT, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong? Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • ADOPT A DADDY – A humorous approach to the hardships immigrant children go through in France.  Read interview with Xavier De Choudens / Trailer
  • ANGELIENA – As the founding member of Towerkop Creations, a boutique film production company that has been specializing in female driven heroine stories since inception in 2010, filmmaker Uga Carlini’s Angeliena is story is about the self-love of a formerly homeless parking attendant, who is diagnosed with a fatal disease and dares to put her lifelong dream of traveling the world into motion. Experience Angeliena on Netflix, from 8 October worldwide / Writer-director Uga Carlini talks about her inspirational and life-affirming film Angeliena
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – One day, he crosses paths with Phileas, a reckless and greedy frog, eager to take on a bet to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days and earn 10 million clams in the process.  Seizing the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the world, Passepartout embarks with his new friend on a crazy and exhilarating adventure full of twists and surprises in the animated Around The World In 80 Days. / Trailer
  • AFTER WE FELL is the third film in the After series, following Tessa’s life as it begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage. follows Tessa’s life as it begins to come unglued. Based on the bestseller by Anna Todd, the film is directed by Castille Landon, from a screenplay by Sharon Soboil. Read more / Trailer
  • BARAKAT The local film tells a story about celebrating life, culture and the importance of family. Go behind the scenes / Q & A with Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon / Trailer Read more
  • BLACK WIDOW – In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS The Templeton brothers have become adults and have drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. Go behind the scenes
  • BOSS LEVEL – It’s way past time to create a new formula for a kick-ass action thriller with tons of heart,  a lot of humor, and new styles of danger. Go Behind The Scenes
  • BREAKING NEWS IN YUBA COUNTY – a deliciously wicked, dark and humorous dissection of America’s fixation on fame, notoriety, and victimhood. Go behind the scenes
  • CANDYMAN The horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman is exposed when a visual artist opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. The screenplay for Candyman was crafted by Peele (who received an Oscar for his screenplay Get Out, and also stars in Candyman) with Producer Win Rosenfeld and filmmaker Nia DaCosta.  Go behind scenes
  • CHAOS WALKING – A young man discovers a mysterious young woman who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by The Noise. Go behind the scenes
  • COME AWAY – What if, the film asks, Lewis Carroll’s Alice and J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan were brother and sister? Go behind the scenes
  • COMING 2 AMERICA – Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprise their much-loved characters of Prince Akeem and Semmi. Go behind the scenes
  • THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT –  A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.  One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. Go behind the scenesTrailer
  • COPSHOP – Screaming through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden car, wily con artist Teddy Murretto hatches a plan to hide out from lethal assassin Bob Viddick. He punches rookie officer Valerie Young to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. However, jail can’t protect Murretto for long as Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. Copshop is action thriller film directed by Joe Carnahan and written by Kurt McLeod and Carnahan. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller. An unassuming British businessman forms a covert, dangerous partnership with a Soviet officer to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • CRITICAL THINKING – The biographical drama is based on the true story of the Miami Jackson High School chess team, the first inner-city team to win the U.S. National Chess Championship. Go behind the scenes
  • CRUELLA – Emma Stone stars in Disney’s all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • DEMON SLAYER MOVIE – a dark animated Japanese action film, based on the shōnen manga series. Read more
  • ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS – a sequel to the box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world.  In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive…and discovering they’ve all played the game before. Directed by Adam Robitel. Produced by Neal H. Moritz. The screenplay is by Will Honley and Maria Melnik & Daniel Tuch and Oren Uziel, with a story by Christine Lavaf & Fritz Bohm. 
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE A searing psychological thriller about a psychiatrist (Casey Affleck), whose career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient takes her own life. When he invites his patient’s surviving brother (Sam Claflin) into his home to meet his wife (Michelle Monaghan) and daughter, his family life is suddenly torn apart. Read more
  • EXTINCT – Two Flummels must save themselves, save their species… and just maybe change the course of history. Read more
  • FAST AND FURIOUS 9 – After the events of The Fate of the Furious, Dominic Toretto and his family must face Dom’s younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin, who is working with their old enemy Cipher, and who holds a personal vendetta against Dominic in Fast & Furious 9. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • THE FATHER celebrates the unbreakable bond between parent and child. Go behind the scenes
  • THE FOREVER PURGE – All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end in The Forever Purge. Vaulting from the record-shattering success of 2018’s The First Purge, Blumhouse’s infamous terror franchise hurtles into innovative new territory as members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with one annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. Go behind the scenes /  Trailer
  • FREE GUY – In the epic adventure-comedy Free Guy Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Go behind the scenes
  • GODZILLA VS. KONG is a monster-sized event film with heart, humor and enough non-stop action to transcend the genre. Go behind the scenes
  • GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE – In Gunpowder Milkshake Sam (Karen Gillan) is a fierce hit-woman who uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. When a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl. With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates, The Librarians. These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them./ Go behind the scenes
  • THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Read more/ Trailer
  • I AM WOMAN – The inspiring story of singer Helen Reddy. Go behind the scenes
  • ICE ROAD The Ice Road has been a 48-year journey writer-Director Jonathan Hensleigh. After a remote diamond mine collapses in the far northern regions of Canada, an ice driver leads an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners despite thawing waters and a threat they never see coming. Go behind the scenes
  • IN THE HEIGHTS – The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big.  In the Heights fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – It tells of the betrayal of the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, at the hands of an FBI informant. Go behind the scenes
  • JUNGLE CRUISE – Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of a gruff , wisecracking skipper at the helm of a ramshackle-but-charming boat with Emily Blunt as a headstrong researcher who enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her down the deepest and most dangerous parts of the Amazon River, hoping to uncover the mystery of an ancient tribal artifact—a legendary relic with the power to change the fate of humanity. Go behind the scenes
  • KAALGAT KAREL The streaking local romcom tells of Karel Venter ( Francois Jacobs), a thirty-year-old guy who loves the thrill and accompanying social media stardom of streaking during sports matches. He falls head-over-heels for the paramedic, Rita (Christa Visser), who saves him after a streak gone wrong, but there’s a problem; she’s a strait-laced single mom who has no interest in his streaking shenanigans. It is directed by Meg Rickards, who co-wrote and produced the feature with husband Paul Egan. Read interview with director Meg Rickards / Read more / Trailer
  • THE LAST DUEL – From visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott comes The Last Duel, a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. Based on actual events, the historical epic unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck. Read more about how The Last Duel was crafted
  • THE LITTLE THINGS – John Lee Hancock, directing and producing from a script he wrote almost 30 years ago. Go behind the scenes
  • LOVE SARAH is a heartfelt film about three generations of women who have to save a new bakery from closing doors in London. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • MALIGNANT is the latest creation from “Conjuring” universe architect James Wan who returns to his roots with this new original horror thriller. In the film, Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.  Read Q & A with James Wan / Trailer
  • THE MAURITANIAN – a remarkable true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) who was captured by the U.S. government and imprisoned for years without trial at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). A is an inspiring account of survival against all odds. Go Behind The Scenes
  • MAYA THE BEE – THE GOLDEN ORB -, Maya’s world expands even further, pulling the rug of familiarity from under her feet as she journeys to a completely new land, with only her faithful best friend Willy, and the enormously popular Arnie and Barney at her side. Go behind the scenes / The Art Of Animation
  • THE MISFITS – Pierce Brosnan plays a brilliant international thief whose daring escape and high-octane car chase, eluding the FBI and police, ends with him being scooped up by a band of modern-day Robin Hoods.  This action heist film is directed by Renny Harlin and written by Robert Henny and Kurt Wimmer. Read more / Trailer
  • MORTAL KOMBAT – brings to life the intense action of the blockbuster video game franchise in all its brutal glory. Go behind the scenes
  • MUSIC – Themagic that can happen when someone who cannot speak with words finds people who can listen with their hearts. We review Music / Go behind the scenes of Music. / Trailer
  • THE NIGHT HOUSE – From director David Bruckner comes The Night House. Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • NOBODY – explores the idea of a normal person’s capacity for violence. Go behind the scenes
  • NOMADLAND – Frances McDormand plays a woman who embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. Go behind the scenes
  • OLD – From writer-director M. Night Shyamalan comes a thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day. Go behind the scenes
  • PAW PATROL! THE MOVIE – When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head-on. While one pup must face his past in the bustling metropolis, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Trailer
  • PERSIAN LESSONS – A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp in the Holocaust drama. Go Behind The Scenes
  • THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD – Director and co-writer Armando Iannucci revisits Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England. Go behind the scenes
  • PETER RABBIT 2 – Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated and must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be in Peter Rabbit 2: The RunawayGo behind the scenes / Trailer
  • PINOCCHIO – Italian writer-director Matteo Garrone felt he could bring something new to audiences with his live-action version. Go behind the scenes
  • PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN – An arresting, blackly comedic quasi-thriller. Go behind the scenes /Trailer /
  • THE PROTEGE – Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin, Moody (Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival, is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. Read more  / Trailer
  • QUEENPINS Inspired by a true story, this outrageous comedy tells about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON -A lone warrior tracks down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. Go behind the scenes
  • REMINISCENCE – Hugh Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. He uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love? Go behind the scenes
  • RESPECT – Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS – Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. Go behind the scenes
  • SONGBIRD – A terrifying, hypothetical look into our future, depicting increasing isolation, militarized enforcement, fear and loss. Go behind the scenes of Songbird / Trailer
  • SOUL – Set in the fast-paced and jazz-centric New York City and the abstract illusionary world of The Great Before, it capitalizes on the contrasts between the big city and the cosmic realm. Go behind the scenes
  • SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event Space Jam: A New Legacy. from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter.  Go behind the scenes
  • SPIRAL Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson fight a Jigsaw-like killer in Spiral, unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery. It is the the ninth installment in the Saw film series. / Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • SPIRIT UNTAMED – An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation. Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • SUICIDE SQUAD – Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out. Go behind the scenes
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION – A haunting tribute to land, community and ancestry. The first film from Lesotho, made by a Mosotho filmmaker, is directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. Go behind the scenes / Q & A with Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese / Trailer
  • THOSE WO WISH ME DEAD is a visceral thriller starring Angelina Jolie as a smokejumper who seeks redemption by saving a young stranger with a deadly secret, the pair finds themselves hunted by assassins as an uncontrollable wildfire closes in on them. In a battle against both human and nature, where every odd is stacked against you, what lengths will you go to protect others? Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • TOM AND JERRY – Director Tim Story was eager to take on the classic dueling duo for a modern movie audience. Go behind the scenes
  • VANQUISH – In this glossy action-thriller a mother, Victoria (Ruby Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Morgan Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage.  Go behind the scenes / Trailer
  • VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE –  is a superhero film, it is the second film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe and the sequel to Venom (2018). Eddie Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution. Directed by Andy Serkis. With Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris. Read more about Venom: Let There Be Carnage was crafted
  • VOYAGERS – The Space-Epic tells of a group of extraordinary young people waking up to sensual desires, to freedom, to power, and the thrilling euphoria that goes with that experience. Go behind the scenes
  • WRATH OF MAN – In the revenge-thriller an undercover crime boss is fearless, ruthless and lethal on a violent collision course. It reunites filmmaker Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham. / Go behind the scenesTrailer