2021 Film Releases in South Africa

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Films that have been released in cinemas in South Africa from January to 14 June 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
  • ADOPT A DADDY – A humorous approach to the hardships immigrant children go through in France.  Read interview with Xavier De Choudens / 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • THE FATHER celebrates the unbreakable bond between parent and child. 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
  • I AM WOMAN – The inspiring story of singer Helen Reddy. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 /
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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