Movies filmed in Joburg

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A local scene: The movie District 9 showcases Johannesburg.
Photo: Pinterest A local scene: The movie District 9 showcases Johannesburg.

Johannesburg has been the scene of choice for a number of international movies and City Buzz took a look at some of the movies which have been filmed in Joburg and put the city in the spotlight.

Dredd (2012)

Dredd is a 3D futuristic movie of an American city which is crime-stricken and solely relies on the police to enforce order.

District 9 (2009)

District 9, a sci-fi film inspired by district six during the apartheid era is filmed in Chiawelo and Johannesburg and depicts the retaliation of segregated aliens.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

The Avengers’ sequel showcases the amazing cast comprising Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L Jackson who stop Ultron from enacting his plans to destruct the world.

Also read: The Avengers: Age of Ultron South African premiere 

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

A movie based on the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s life story, starring British actor, musician and DJ, Idrissa Akuna ‘Idris’ Elba.

Also read: Movie Review: The life of struggle icon

Winnie Mandela Movie (2011)

Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard star in this ‘untold story’ about the trials and tribulations of Winnie Mandela’s life.

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