Capetonian Stelio Savante is one of the more prolific South African actors in the film & TV industry. He became South Africa’s first male SAG Award nominee (Ensemble lead cast Ugly Betty) in 2007. A US citizen, with over 135 international credits, he is a steady product of leading, large supporting, & recurring roles in television, independent, & international theatrically released studio features that have accumulated almost $400million in worldwide box office proceeds, & leading roles in billion dollar grossing video game franchises. So, if you love Savante’s performances here are the 10 best movies and TV shows starring Stelio Savante that should be on your watchlist.
10. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Hulu & Plex)
Synopsis: Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it can be downright dangerous! In the Ivan Reitman comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) thinks he’s finally found the perfect girlfriend, the beautiful Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman) — who just happens to be the superhero, G-Girl. When Jenny becomes overly possessive, Matt wants to call it quits… but how do you break up with a woman who can fly, lift, cars, and burn holes through steel with her thermal vision? A scorned woman, Jenny unleashes the full fury of her super-powered wrath as she tries to bust up Matt’s new romance with his co-worker Hannah Lewis (Anna Faris). Matt broke Jenny’s heart. Now, she’s about to break his everything.
9. Infidel (Tubi & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: After being kidnapped in Cairo, an American man (Jim Caviezel) risks dangerous attempts to contact his wife (Claudia Karvan) while she does everything in her power to find him.
8. What Remains (Starz, Hulu Add-On & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Marshall Shepherd (Cress Williams) has spent five years living with the grief and loss of his wife, and the estrangement that has come from his son Samuel (Marcus Gladney Jr.) because he chose to forgive the man who killed her. But when Troy (Kellan Lutz), the convict, returns to town, and Troy and Marshall begin an unlikely friendship, Samuel’s rage is put to the test, while the town Sheriff (Anne Heche) investigates a murder that may be related.
7. The Cleaning Lady (Tubi & Prime Video)
Synopsis: On the surface, Alice (Alexis Kendra) seems like a woman who has it all: a gorgeous apartment, a booming career, a stunning physique, and a handsome boyfriend (Stelio Savante). The only problem is he’s married to someone else. Looking for a way to simplify her life, Alice hires Shelly (Rachel Alig) to clean her house. As Alice begins to confide in Shelly about her illicit affair, their friendship grows… and so does Shelly’s twisted obsession with her new employer. It soon becomes clear that Shelly has motives that reach further than a normal cleaning lady. Shelly wants to cleanse Alice’s entire life and will stop at nothing until she’s done.
6. Selling Isobel (Tubi & Prime Video)
Synopsis: Selling Isobel, a thriller based on true events, featuring the real victim in true life playing the main charter. It’s about a woman who got locked in, drugged, held against her will and sold to numerous men for 3 days in an apartment in central London. It’s a film about her fight for survival all the way to the gruesome end.
5. Running for Grace (Tubi & Prime Video)
Synopsis: In RUNNING FOR GRACE, an orphan boy (Ryan Potter) of mixed race finds family with the newly arrived white village doctor (Matt Dillon) in Hawaii. The boy can run like the wind, and begins bringing Doc’s medicine to coffee pickers throughout the mountainous region. On an errand, the medicine runner meets the daughter of the plantation owner and a forbidden, young love blossoms like the white “Kona Snow” of the surrounding coffee trees.
4. The Chosen (Peacock, Prime Video & Netflix)
Synopsis: As the biggest crowdfunded project in TV history, The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season show about the life of Jesus. This series allows viewers to see the life of Jesus through the eyes of those that knew Him. Follow the transformations of His followers through the ministry of Jesus as He journeys to change the world.
3. A Million Colours (Tubi, Prime Video & Plex)
Synopsis: “A Million Colours” was inspired by a true life story, that of MUNTU NDEBELE and NORMAN KNOX (the black and white stars, respectively, of the 1976 film classic e’Lollipop). In showing how these two South African actors’ lives and loves radically changed – they went from being teenaged friends in the mid 1970’s, to being on opposite sides during the violent struggle to overthrow Apartheid in the 80’s, to being miraculously reunited as friends after Nelson Mandela became President in 1994. The film also shows how the people of South Africa survived their major trials by fire to come out burnished on the other side. How love triumphs over evil and how God in his wisdom and grace grants Muntu a second chance in a life impacted by wrong choices and the love of his life, Sabela returns.
2. Pursuit of Freedom (Tubi & Prime Video)
Synopsis: The true story of a Ukrainian woman (Jessica Koloian) who was separated from her three children and sold into trafficking by Russian gangsters. After years of struggle, she defied all odds with the help of a Dutch nurse (Sharonne Lanier), an Armenian missionary (Stelio Savante), and an American pastor (Robert Amaya). Though countries, miles, and time kept them apart, she survived to be reunited with her children.
1. Ugly Betty (Netflix, Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based on one of the most popular telenovelas ever, smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion. With the help of her proud yet far-from-glamorous family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big dreams and deal with any obstacle in her own unique style.