Movies and TV shows set in africa

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in africa ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, harsh, touching, feel good and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, culture clash, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, adventure, dialogue, escapades, brutality and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
africa movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as africa: Blood Diamond (2006), Out of Africa (1985), Hotel Rwanda (2004), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), The White Masai (2005), Beasts of No Nation (2015), Beyond Borders (2003), Endangered Species (2021), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980).

List of movies set in africa

Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, smuggling, adventure, greed, treasure hunt, civil war, rebel, escapades, brutality, journalism, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s, year 1999
Place: africa, zimbabwe, angola, south africa, london ...
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Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, fall in love, destructive relationship, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: rough, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, un, war crime, cruelty, war, massacre, corpse, refugee, atrocity, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, pregnancy, rebellion, wilderness, family problems, family relations, society, parents and children, animal life, husband wife relationship, car accident, poacher ...
Place: africa, kenya, italy
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The White Masai (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai. Carola decides to leave her boyfriend to stay with her lover. There, she has to adapt to the Masai's way of life and get used to their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, interracial sex, culture clash, couples, interracial marriage, opposites attract, love and romance, village life, cultural difference, fish out of water, jealous husband, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, switzerland
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Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, justice, violence, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, surgery, starvation, desert, pianist, un, landmine, love affair, romance, negotiation, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1984 ...
Place: africa, london, england, cambodia, chechnya ...
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Endangered Species (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Kenya, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jack Halsey takes his wife, their adult kids, and a friend for a dream vacation in Kenya. But as they venture off alone into a wilderness park, their safari van is flipped over by an angry rhino, leaving them injured and desperate. Then, as two of ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: wild animal, dangerous animal, hyena, vacation, safari, poacher, stupidity, animals, rhinoceros, leopard, wildlife, family vacation ...
Place: africa, kenya
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The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, survival, jungle, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, animal attack, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, adventure, on the road, rivalry, farce, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, disturbing
Plot: genocide, betrayal, chaos, civil war, military, dishonesty, righting the wronged, anti war, moral dilemma, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
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Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, heroes, tarzan, obsessive quest, adventure, family, woman in danger, heroic mission, legends and myths, feral man, ancient mystery, master villain ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: africa, england, europe, new jersey
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, doctor, against humanity, atrocity, politics, corruption, blacks and whites, head of state, attempted murder, assistant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, hunting, animal attack, filmmaking, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
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The Lion Guard (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Simba's son, Kion, assembles a group of animals to protect the Pride Lands, known as the Lion Guard.
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, family, animal life, adventure, friendship, royal family, good versus evil, parents and children, young heroes, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, desert, obsessive quest, treasure hunter, adventure, archaeology, escapades, good versus evil, explorer, tyrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sahara, nigeria, egypt
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Africa United (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, adventure, adventurer, hopes, follow your dream, young heroes, escapades, optimism, road trip, soccer, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe, africa, rwanda, south africa, tanzania ...
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The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, discrimination, society, rivalry, hopes, youth, orphan, life is a bitch, injustice, bullying, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
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The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, battles, rescue, behind enemy lines, political unrest, political corruption, against the odds, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
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Blended (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Style: funny, feel good, sentimental, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: fall in love, single parent, love and romance, family, opposites attract, family vacation, youth, single father, girl, resort, parents and children, coincidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, hawaii, usa, south africa
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, revolution, adventure, war, military, combat, soldier, undercover, torture, gunfight, espionage, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, paris france, central america, london, new york
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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, farce, stupidity, private detective, investigation, jungle, save the day, disorder, human animal relationship, crimes, goofy hero, gross out humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, himalaya, nigeria, asia, china ...
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Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, political unrest, survival, culture clash, rebelliousness, rich and poor, master and servant, imperialism, prisoner, character study ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, west africa, rio de janeiro ...
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The Wild (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: talking animals, disney, lion, zoo, adventure, animal life, jungle, rescue, survival, fish out of water, family, friendship ...
Place: africa, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: lion, imaginary kingdom, rescue, friendship, good versus evil, adventure, jungle, family, disorder, heroic mission, coming of age, goofy hero ...
Time: 2000s
Place: africa
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Prey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, dangerous animal, animal attack, family relations, survival, stalking, safari, family life, lion, nature, escapades, poacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, lion, talking animals, friendship, adventure, jungle, betrayal, good versus evil, pride and honor, king, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gorilla, jungle, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, environmental, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, forces of nature, hunting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, youth, master and servant, society, parents and children, social differences, jazz, discrimination ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, paris france
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Hatari! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: chase, giraffe, safari, elephant, adventure, romance, animal life, love and romance, adventurer, escapades, fall in love, dangerous animal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, california
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