Ethiopia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Running Against the Wind (II) (2019)

116 min | Drama

9.1
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In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Mikias Wolde, Ashenafi Nigusu, Joseph Reta Belay, Samrawit Desalegn

Votes: 38

2. Lamb (II) (2015)

94 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

Director: Yared Zeleke | Stars: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Rahel Teshome

Votes: 554

3. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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61 Metascore

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,167 | Gross: $0.04M

4. Teza (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Aaron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun

Votes: 482

5. Harvest: 3,000 Years (1975)

150 min | Drama

7.1
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In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kasu Asfaw, Gebru Kasa, Worke Kasa, Melaku Makonen

Votes: 145

7. Price of Love (2015)

99 min | Drama

6.2
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A young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.

Director: Hermon Hailay | Stars: Fereweni Gebregergs, Kassahun Getatchew, Dawit Gulilat, Eskindir Tameru

Votes: 29

8. Roaring Abyss (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A sound journey accros the mountains, deserts and forests of Ethiopia and its cultural universe. Roaring Abyss will take you through an inedit collection of music recordings of unvaluable ... See full summary »

Director: Quino Piñero

Votes: 10

9. Lambadina (2015)

103 min | Drama

8.7
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Lambadina is a full feature film focusing on a journey of little boy whose story starts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and ends in Los Angeles, CA.

Director: Messay Getahun

Votes: 9

10. Hairat (2017)

6 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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For over 35 years Yussuf Mume Saleh journeys at night to the outskirts of the walled city of Harar to bond with his beloved hyenas.

Director: Jessica Beshir | Stars: Yussuf Mume Saleh, Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye

Votes: 52

11. Min Alesh? (2019)

Drama

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The story is set in Merkato, a sprawling market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, considered to be Africa's largest open-air market, narrating the story of a girl, Selam, whose kindness and ... See full summary »

Director: Amleset Muchie

12. Triangle (I) (2012)

Drama

6.9
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A film that will span three continents and deal with the issue of illegal immigration to America.

Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Kristos Andrews, Mahder Assefa, Abebe Balcha, Isabella Rain Barbieri

Votes: 10

13. New Voices in an Old Flower (2017)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary

9.0
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"It was an era, it was the start of a new vision" says Amha Eshete, the first Ethiopian music producer back in the Golden Age, the days of Swingin' Addis. The album releases that have ... See full summary »

Director: Quino Piñero

Votes: 5

14. Town of Runners (2012)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to the current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele. ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Rothwell

Votes: 129

15. Menged (2006)

20 min | Short

7.4
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A lot can happen on the long way to the market in the Ethiopian countryside. A father and his son follow all the people's good advice... and come back to their senses.

Director: Daniel Taye Workou | Stars: Alemu Gebre Arb, Bewketu Belete, Shewaferaw Dessalegn, Tesfaye Gesesse

Votes: 29

16. 3002 (1976)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Teferi Bizuayehu

17. Here Come the Problems (2013)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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One night, a strange clone of Hitler comes to Fendika - a grassroots tavern in Addis Ababa...

Directors: Fanta Ananas, Miguel Llansó, Israel Seoane | Star: Daniel Tadesse

Votes: 25

18. Ballad of the Spirits (2016)

13 min | Short, Drama, History

8.0
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Ballad of the Spirits tells a story of a man who is resistant to change. As a grander picture, Its a quiet love letter to a city, whose culture and identity is being degraded with every ... See full summary »

Director: Beza Hailu Lemma | Stars: Redeat Abate, Kirubel Atnafu

Votes: 9

19. Blood Is Not Fresh Water (1997)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Theo Eshetu

20. Enchained (2019)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Ethiopia, 1916: Gobeze is a timid, peace-loving, young man of 25; a brilliant student who dedicates his whole life to "Sem Ina Werq" (riddles with dual meaning). He spends seven years ... See full summary »

Director: Moges Tafesse

21. Framing the Other (2012)

Documentary

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Framing The Other is about a tourist whose comfortable ideas about taking photos of exotic tribal people in Ethiopia are shaken by her encounter with a Mursi woman.

Directors: Ilja Kok, Willem Timmers

Votes: 23

22. Imperfect Journey (1994)

88 min | Documentary

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Haile Gerima and Ryszard Kapuscinski travel around Ethiopia talking to people about their current situations and what needs to be done for future prosperity.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Haile Gerima, Ryszard Kapuscinski

23. Taza (2017)

111 min | Drama, Romance

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In 1990G.C, Selam, a young beautiful and intelligent woman was aboard to study In Cuba comes back to her mother land and lives in the same house a caring older couple that rented her a ... See full summary »

Director: Kidest Yilma

24. Abay vs. Vegas (2010)

Romance

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Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Gabrielle Abitol, Mestawot Aragaw, Wolela Assefa, Tesfu Birhanie

25. Guzo (2009)

101 min | Drama

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A Japanese mafia member is given the emotional job of killing his superior and taking him to the disposal area. Enroute, control is taken from him and events take a strange turn when he ... See full summary »

Director: Aida Ashenafi | Stars: Shewangizaw Astatke, Belgnesh Belayneh

26. ASNI: the Life of Asnaketch Worku - Courage, Passion & Glamor in Ethiopia (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Completed

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A documentary film on an extraordinary artist called Asnaketch Worku who is as much a cultural icon to Ethiopians as Billie Holiday is to Americans and Edith Piaf to the French. Asnaketch ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Samuel

27. Mud road (2019)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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In South Ethiopia, an ambulance's driver has to bring a young lady to the hospital for delivery. It's a long journey along a road full of mud.

Director: Francesco de Giorgi

28. Inheritance (Wurse) (2019– )

30 min | Drama

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29. Ayrak (2015)

134 min | Drama

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Director: Fikreyesus Dimberu | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Mesfin Haileyesus, Michael Million

30. Woinshet (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

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In rural Ethiopia the law once was that if a man rapes a woman but then marries her, he is absolved of all charges. By being the first girl to publicly stand up against her abductors and ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Leone | Star: Yetenayet Assefa

31. Ferenj: A Graphic Memoir in Virtual Reality

Documentary, Animation, History | Completed

This experimental graphic memoir is set in an afrosurrealist VR dreamscape that explores the meaning of "home" and reclaims Ainslee's Ethiopian-American mixed-race identity. Ferenj ... See full summary »

Director: Ainslee Alem Robson | Star: Ainslee Alem Robson

32. Ewir Amora Kelabi (2016)

85 min | Documentary | Completed

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Based on a true story of Zekarias Tibebu Mesfin. Major Tibebu Mesfin has two children including myself. He was working for the Dergue Regine in Ethiopian. During the time he was working, ... See full summary »

Director: Sewmehon Yismaw | Star: Zekarias Mesfin

33. The Walk of Abuka (2017)

12 min | Short

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Directors: Tofik Hussen, Yidnekachew Gashaw Wendimagegn | Star: Yabsera Nuredin

34. What's Your Name? (I) (2016)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Romance | Completed

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As Boy and Girl's heated discussion at an African costume party on issues including homosexuality in Africa looks to make a romantic turn, Girl abruptly leaves.

Director: Letibeb Zelleke

35. Sost Maezen (2013)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

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Kaleab and Jemal are two who are willing to endure any travail to reach America and what they deem as a promise of a better life, but is it? Along the way Kaleab meets Winta, who is from ... See full summary »

Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Solomon Bogale, Joel Layogan, Samson Tadesse

Votes: 5

36. Rebuni (2015)

Drama

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A wealthy businessman tries to buy land for a new factory, but develops a complicated relationship with the young woman who owns the land.

Director: Kidist Yilma | Star: Ruta Mengisteab

37. Where Is My Dog? (2010)

28 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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One day, Tokola's dog Leman disappeared. Tokola is a closed friend of Yohannes Feleke and Miguel Llanso, so that's why the filmmakers reflected on the value of a dog and the great amount of... See full summary »

Directors: Yohannes Feleke, Miguel Llansó | Star: Tekola Tekle Ab

Votes: 7

38. Yene Fikir Ethiopia (My Love Ethiopia) (2019)

Animation, Short

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Set during the time of the Red Terror war in 1970's in Ethiopia, the country's political tyranny has created huge population of refugees searching for an escape. Yene Fikir, Ethiopia, ... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Tesfaye

39. Forged Ways (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Forged Ways combines elements of documentary, narrative, and experimental form to create an experience that brings the viewer in as an active participant as opposed to a passive witness. ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Asili

40. Merkato (2012)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Merkato is a visually gripping and nuanced documentary of three personal stories that reflect a community of people surviving in one of the oldest and largest open air markets in Africa. ... See full summary »

Director: Sosena Solomon

41. The Seed (2010)

101 min | Fantasy

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Fikir, a ten-year-old street urchin, wakes up one morning after dreaming of an angel and finds an orange outside of his makeshift dwelling. After a bully steals his shoeshine rig, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Bee Alafia | Stars: Melaku Barbisa, Wassyehun Belay, Kistet Bogale, Egla Gebreyesus Damessa

42. I Won't Bear No More (2016)

118 min | Drama, History, Sport | Completed

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"Yenegen Alewldem" (I will not bear tomorrow) causes a stir for depicting - through football - what may be Ethiopia's most bloody period in history."Ye Negen Alewdlem" - nearly two hours ... See full summary »

Director: Abraham Gezahagne Assefa

43. Amalayu (2013)

Comedy

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Director: Anteneh Girma | Stars: Haregewine Assefa, Mahder Assefa, Girum Ermias, Tewodros Seyoum

44. Two Worlds: Blood Bound (2019)

Action

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When Phil discovers that he wasn't an Orphan at adoption, he risks everything - including his life, to uncover the tortuous corruption between his developing birth-country and the Western World.

Director: Gebrehiwot Cherkos | Stars: Dawit Abate, Abebe Alemu, Alemayehu Belayneh, Sharon Darragh

45. The Second Best (2013)

11 min | Short, Sport

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95 years old athlete Wami Biratu runs his last marathon in Addis Ababa, while evoking the legendary Olympic champion Abebe Bikila, his best friend and rival.

Director: Miguel Llansó | Star: Wami Biratu

46. A New Picture of Health (2010 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, News

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Director: David Evans

47. People of the Delta (2016)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

7.4
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In Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley, a young man comes of age in a harsh time.

Director: Joseph Lawrence

Votes: 9

48. Adamt (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A young Ethiopian composer and drummer struggles with a traumatic experience from his childhood when a deaf spirit appears in his life and inspires him to channel his memories in a new direction.

Director: Zelalem Woldemariam | Stars: Sayat Demissie, Mulugeta Geresu

Votes: 9

49. Chefu (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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A wealthy man and a poor young lady, who he meets by accident in Addis Ababa's worst slum.

Star: Mahder Assefa

Votes: 5

50. Land of Higher Peace (2011)

28 min | Documentary

8.1
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Land of Higher Peace looks at the daily challenges Ethiopians face through the eyes of a group of well-meaning Americans in the small northern town of Gondar. The film observes the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Ezra Stokes | Stars: Asaye Asnake, Glynn Dalhke, Sara Dalhke, Jason Darden

Votes: 11


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