Favourite African Movies - iCM Pollby leifeng_2003 | created - 20 Jul 2018 | updated - 20 Jul 2018 | Public
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1. The Land (1970)
130 min | Drama
A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.
2. Hyenas (1992)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Dramaan is the most popular man in Colobane, but when a woman from his past, now exorbitantly wealthy, returns to the town, things begin to change.
Votes: 701 | Gross: $0.02M
4. Timbuktu (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.
Votes: 14,859 | Gross: $1.08M
5. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 47,457 | Gross: $0.06M
6. Buud Yam (1997)
97 min | Drama, Family
In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »
7. The Wedding Song (2008)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War
The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.
Votes: 651 | Gross: $0.03M
8. Le soleil assassiné (2003)
85 min | Biography, Drama
Jean Senac, a French settler in North Africa, poet and creator of radio programs, decided to stay in Algeria after the declaration of independence in 1962. Ten years later he is now under police surveillance.
9. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
PG | 109 min | Comedy
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Votes: 49,504 | Gross: $30.03M
10. Yema (2012)
90 min | Drama
Une petite maison abandonnée, isolée dans la campagne algérienne. Ouardia y a enterré son fils Tarik, militaire peut-être tué par son propre frère Ali, dirigeant dun maquis islamiste. Elle ... See full synopsis »
11. Wend Kuuni (1982)
75 min | Drama
In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »
12. Guimba the Tyrant (1995)
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.
13. Sankofa (1993)
125 min | Drama
A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and ... See full summary »
Votes: 489 | Gross: $2.69M
14. Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. When a girl named Sia is the next to be sacrificed, she hides in the house of the village idiot, a man who goes ... See full summary »
Votes: 132 | Gross: $0.00M
15. The Law (1990)
81 min | Drama, Romance
Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »
16. Moolaadé (2004)
Unrated | 124 min | Drama
When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
Votes: 3,291 | Gross: $0.21M
18. Yam Daabo (1987)
80 min | Drama
Poverty and misery are rife in Gourga, a village in the Sahel. The inhabitants must choose: stay and await international assistance or leave for more fertile regions in the country.
19. Born This Way (2013)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Drama
BORN THIS WAY is a portrait of the underground gay and lesbian community in Cameroon. It follows Cedric and Gertrude, two young Cameroonians, as they move between a secret, supportive LGBT ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, News
Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the ... See full summary »
22. Benda Bilili! (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music
Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of ... See full summary »
26. The Blue Eyes of Yonta (1992)
90 min | Drama
A beautiful, intelligent and flirtatious young girl, Yonta, is secretly in love with a friend of her parents, Vicente, a hero of the war of independence. Vicente is unaware of her passion ... See full summary »
28. Bamako (2006)
115 min | Drama
Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $0.11M
29. Sleepwalking Land (2007)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the ... See full summary »
30. Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War
When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.
31. La pirogue (2012)
87 min | Drama
A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.
34. Beats of the Antonov (2014)
68 min | Documentary, War
The story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenge by war.
Director: Hajooj Kuka