The biggest movie releases in South Africa this week

It’s that time of the week again.

The time to start preparing for a weekend full of movies, popcorn and delicious fizzy drinks.

But before you go, check out the biggest movie releases in South Africa this week below:

The Secret Life of Pets

Age restriction: PG V

Run time: 87 min

Starring: Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart

Directed by: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney


Set inside a Manhattan apartment building, a terrier named Max finds his status as favourite pet in jeopardy when his owner adopts a giant, sloppy and careless mongrel called Duke.

After being dragged into the city and caught by Animal Control, they’re sent to the pound, where they’re recruited into an army of lost pets by a bunny named Snowball.

Labyrinth of Lies

Age restriction: 13 V

Run time: 64 min

Starring: Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederike Becht

Directed by: Giulio Ricciarelli


It’s 1958… Johann Radmann, a young public prosecutor takes a special interest in bringing a former Auschwitz extermination camp commander turned school teacher to justice.

When his noble efforts are thwarted, he uncovers a conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government officials trying to protect Nazi World War II crimes.

Deepwater Horizion

Age restriction: TBA

Run time: 107 min

Starring: Kate Hudson, Kurt Russel, Mark Wahlberg

Directed by: Peter Berg


On April 20th 2010, disaster struck when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing one of the world’s largest man-made catastrophes.

This dramatisation of the worst oil spill in U.S. history honours the brave men and women whose true heroism saved many on board in their darkest hour.

Sy klink soos Lente

Age restriction: 10-12 L

Run time: 89 min

Starring: Amalia Uys, Bennie Fourie,Bouwer Bosch, James Cunningham, Stiaan Smith, Wilson Dunster

Directed by: Corne Van Rooyen


What do you do when you meet the girl of your dreams and realise you’re not good enough for her? You lie. Ben (Stiaan Smith), a complacent mechanic meets Linda (Amalia Uys), a beautiful and outspoken auditor in a bar one night.

They start chatting and there are immediate sparks, but when Linda asks Ben what he does for a living, he lies and tells her he’s the lead singer in a band.

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Age restriction: PG

Run time: 190 min

Starring: Disha Patani, Fawad Khan, Anupam Kher

Directed by: Neeraj Pandey


Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s untold story takes us from the Indian cricketer’s days of collecting tickets… to trophies as a world class batsman and wicketkeeper.

Tracing M.S. Dhoni’s early days, we journey with the man who would lead India to world cup glory and ultimately become the current ODI and T20I captain of the national cricket team.

Lion Ark

Age restriction: PG

Run time: 91 min

Starring: Remy Ballivan, Bob Barker, Martin Beltran

Directed by: Tim Phillips


More action adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark follows the world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold.

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