"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is the award-winning biopic based on the life of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader Nelson Mandela. The movie was also filmed in Cape Town Film Studios. Click through the gallery to find out which other worldwide hits have been at least partly shot in South Africa.
"Chronicle" (2012) —
Hit movie "Chronicle" was set in Seattle but was primarily filmed in South Africa, using the facilities of Cape Town Film Studios.
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"Blood Diamond" (2006) —
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond" highlights the horrors related to the illegal trade of "conflict" gems in Africa. Set in wartime Sierra Leone during the late 1990s, the film depicts an ex-mercenary, played by DiCaprio, trying to recover a rare pink stone from a local fisherman whom rebels have forced to dig in the diamond pits.
"Safe House" (2012) —
Also shot at Cape Town Film Studios, "Safe House" is an action thriller featuring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
"Dredd" (2012) —
"Dredd" is the first 3-D movie to be made at Cape Town Film Studios, says chief executive Nico Dekker.
"Ask the Dust" (2006) —
Based on a John Fante book, "Ask the Dust" was filmed almost entirely in South Africa. The 2006 drama features performances by Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell.
"Homeland" (2011) —
For this award-winning spy thriller TV series, star actors Damian Lewis (Nicholas Brody) and Claire Danes (Carrie Mathison) won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series, respectively. Cape Town played host to its fourth season.
"Chappie" (2014) —
A futuristic movie by director of hugely successful "District 9" Neill Blomkamp, "Chappie" was shot in various locations in South Africa and features Sharlto Copley and Hugh Jackman.
"Black Sails" (2014) —
This American historical adventure TV series is set on the New Providence Island. A prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island", "Black Sails" was filmed in Cape Town Film Studios and concluded on April 2, 2017 with its fourth season.
"Maze Runner: The Death Cure" (2018) —
"Maze Runner: The Death Cure," the third and final Maze runner movie, is a 2018 American dystopian sci-fi action movie starring Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Kaya Scodelario. O'Brien is a young man who fights to survive in a dystopian world with his friends.
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"Outlander" (2014) —
Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), on Starz show "Outlander". A British-American TV drama series based on Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" novel series, the story follows WWII combat nurse Claire Randall who travels back in time to 1743 where she encounters Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015) —
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' action adventure "Mad Max: Fury Road," is set in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where water and gasoline are scarce commodities. Tom Hardy stars as Max Rockatansky in the movie.