Top 10 movies and TV shows in South Africa, April 2021

NOWinSA Best of the Best list: Oscar winners 'Tenet', 'Sound of Metal' and 'Judas and the Black Messiah' all made it to the April 2021 list of the top 10 best movies, while 'Game of Thrones' currently takes the number one spot as the best TV show in South Africa.

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Results for the best movies, based on JustWatch popularity score, puts 2021 Oscar nominee ‘Love and Monsters’, directed by South African born film director Michael Matthews at the number spot.

In fact, three of this year’s Oscars main winners made it to the list, including ‘Sound of Metal‘, which took home two Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. The film has drawn praises for its authentic depiction of the world of the deaf, and its use of real deaf actors.

Hot favourite: Judas and the Black Messiah.

Another hot favourite, ‘Tenet’ has won the 2021 Oscar for Best Visual Effect, while ‘Judas and the Black Messiah‘ saw British actor Daniel Kaluuya walked away with an Academy Award for best supporting actor.

On the TV front, things are still looking rosy for Game of Thrones‘, as it continues to be a favourite among South African television viewers at number one despite the actual series having officially ended two years ago – with exciting news that the first spinoff series, ‘House of the Dragon‘, is said to be currently in the works and is eyeing a 2022 debut.

‘Game of Thrones’ proves to be a favourite among South Africans despite the actual series having officially ended two years ago.

The series is followed shortly by ‘The Nevers ‘ and ‘The Serpent‘ at number two and three respectively, while Grey’s Anatomy‘s record-breaking run shows no signs of stopping even here in South Africa where it comfortably sits at number seven of the best TV shows.

Top Best Movies and TV Shows; April 2021

Rank*MoviesTV shows
1Love and MonstersGame of Thrones
2SoulThe Nevers
3Godzilla vs. KongThe Serpent
4Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueLine of Duty
5Doctor SleepMom
6Sound of MetalGrey’s Anatomy
7SleepersThe Irregulars
8SynchronicSuperstore
9TenetThe Walking Dead
10Judas and the Black MessiahShadow and Bone
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