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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, dramatic, interesting and touching films and TV shows about / with culture clash, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, escapades, adventure, destiny and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as africa: The Lion King (1994), Revolt (2017), Timon & Pumbaa (1995), Blood Diamond (2006), Madagascar (2005), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), The Lion Guard (2016), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Hotel Rwanda (2004), The Constant Gardener (2005).
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Blood Diamond
Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Germany, USA
143 min.
 8.0
Hotel Rwanda
Biography, Drama, History, War
UK, South Africa, Italy
121 min.
 8.1
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Black Panther
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA, South Africa, South Korea, Australia
134 min.
 7.4
Amin
Drama
France
91 min.
 6.2

List of movies set in africa

 8.5
 784K
The Lion King
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, lion, disney, adventure, unlikely friendships, betrayal, righting the wronged, love, jungle, family, redemption ...
Place: africa
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 5.2
 6K
Revolt
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they ...
Style: psychotronic, absurd, apocalyptic, suspenseful
Plot: resistance, alien invasion, survival, murder, desert, post apocalypse, alien, gun shooting, amnesia, female doctor, post apocalyptic
Place: africa, kenya
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Timon & Pumbaa
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an animated comedy television series made by the Walt Disney Company. It centers on Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog from the Disney film franchise ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, colourful, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, adventure, odd couple, disney, friendship, animal life, friends, imaginary, goofy hero, family, escapades, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
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 8.0
 449K
Blood Diamond
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, dramatic ...
Plot: adventure, civil war, greed, slavery, corruption, treasure hunt, violence, brutality, brainwashing, redemption, journalism, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, morocco, zimbabwe ...
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 6.9
 313K
Madagascar
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, jungle, animals, fish out of water, island, wilderness, zebra, giraffe, lion, hippopotamus, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, antarctica, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Gorillas in the Mist
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: sincere, touching, captivating, sad, serious ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, environmental, animals, gorilla, environmentalism, courage, human spirit, unlikely friendships, fighting the system, hunting, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
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 6.8
 974
The Lion Guard
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Simba's son, Kion, assembles a group of animals to protect the Pride Lands, known as the Lion Guard.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, animal life, adventure, family, parents and children, young heroes, friendship, anthropomorphic animal, royal family, anthropomorphism, good versus evil, desert ...
Place: africa
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The Last King of Scotland
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, dramatic, brutal ...
Plot: politics, corruption, insanity, torture, genocide, paranoia, violence, murder, hospital, betrayal, doctor, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, scotland, uganda
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 8.1
 304K
Hotel Rwanda
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
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: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: genocide, hotel, violence, death, murder, civil war, courage, racism, war, politics, atrocity, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia
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The Constant Gardener
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, aids, corruption, death, conspiracy, politics, idealism, obsession, spy, uncover truth, political ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, london ...
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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
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, twists and turns, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: private detective, investigation, culture clash, stupidity, jungle, adventure, dumb, goofy hero, parody, bat, crazy, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, nigeria
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, friendship, family, wilderness, shark, buddies, animals, talking animals, penguins, reunion, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, manhattan new york city
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Tears of the Sun
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, war, military, genocide, civil war, brutality, violence, betrayal, rescue, redemption, introspection, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, iraq, hawaii
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The Ghost and the Darkness
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, survival, culture clash, hunting, revenge, dangerous animal, death, indians, supernatural, chase, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
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Beyond the Gates
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, civil war, violence, politics, sexual abuse, survival, death, tragic hero, school, brutality, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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The Gods Must Be Crazy
Genre: Comedy
Country: Botswana, South Africa
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, desert, adventure, wilderness, god, utopia, jungle, on the road, chase, tribe, gunfight, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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 7.2
 62K
Out of Africa
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: epic, emotional, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: romance, culture clash, infidelity, adventure, colonialism, storytelling, love, destructive relationship, love story, friendship, adultery, marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: africa, denmark, kenya
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Mountains of the Moon
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, betrayal, wilderness, survival, obsession, british, drinking, moon, hunting, chase, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, england, egypt, cairo egypt, brazil
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Kirikou and the Sorceress
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Drawn from elements of West African folk tales, it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba.
Style: feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, family, good versus evil, magic, young heroes, witch, village, children, fantasy world, rescue, storytelling, childhood ...
Place: africa, tokyo
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Beasts of No Nation
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, brutal ...
Plot: innocence lost, war, civil war, violence, blood, brutality, violent, visceral, brainwashing, mentor, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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 6.8
 10K
The Wild Geese
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, war, betrayal, vengeance, military, good versus evil, revenge, violence, british, gunfight, wartime, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, south africa, europe ...
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 6.0
 84K
Sahara
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, 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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, desert, treasure hunt, treasure, chase, car chase, adventurer, civil war, buddies, swashbuckler, fight scenes, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, egypt, nigeria
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 6.5
 102K
Blended
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: humorous, funny, feel good, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, single parent, children, opposites attract, resort, mischievous children, parents and children, fall in love, romance, single father, parenthood, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, africa, usa, south africa
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How It Was with Dooms
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, coming of age, adolescence, kids and family, rescue, pets, desert, family bonds, relationships, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
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Machine Gun Preacher
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: genocide, christianity, civil war, childhood, gunfight, drugs/alcohol, god, kids in trouble, redemption, courage, christian, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2003
Place: africa, sudan, uganda, pennsylvania
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 7.4
 2K
Chocolate
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: realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, colonialism, coming of age, racism, french, interracial relations, jazz, relationships, social differences, storytelling, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
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A Good Man in Africa
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, golf, infidelity, farce, cons and scams, adaptation, political intrigue, brutality, corruption, god, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
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 7.2
 10K
Hatari!
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, adventure, romance, hunting, fall in love, animals, adventurer, indians, runaway, mentor, gunfight, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, california
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 7.4
 137K
Invictus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: president, racism, idealism, prejudice, underdog, head of state, politics, world politics, mentor, segregation, leadership, political ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey
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 7.9
 11K
Breaker Morant
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war, australian, military, politics, murder, court, courtroom, british, colonialism, brutality, lawyer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa, australia, england, south australia
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south africa
south africa movies
Invictus 2009
7.4
Stander 2003
7.2
Catch a Fire 2006
6.7
Cry Freedom 1987
7.5
Cry, the Beloved Country 1995
6.9
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egypt
egypt movies
The Mummy 1999
7.0
Gods of Egypt 2016
5.4
Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014
6.0
Stargate 1994
7.1
The Mummy Returns 2001
6.3
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jungle
jungle movies
Jumanji 2017
7.0
The Jungle Book 2016
7.4
Timon & Pumbaa 1995
7.1
King Kong 2005
7.2
Cannibal Holocaust 1980
5.9
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middle east
middle east movies
Tyrant 2014
7.8
The Honourable Woman 2014
8.1
Incendies 2010
8.2
Jesus Christ Superstar 1973
7.3
Body of Lies 2008
7.1
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lion
lion movies
The Lion King 1994
8.5
The Lion Guard 2016
6.8
Madagascar 2005
6.9
Prey 2007
4.7
Zootopia 2016
8.0
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african
african movies
Hotel Rwanda 2004
8.1
Hyenas 1992
7.4
The New Country 2000
7.5
Karmen Gei 2001
6.3
African Time 2014
6.6
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elephant
elephant movies
Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005
6.4
Horton Hears a Who! 2008
6.8
The Jungle Book 2016
7.4
Smokey and the Bandit II 1980
5.2
Water for Elephants 2011
6.9
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desert
desert movies
The Hills Have Eyes 2006
6.4
Legion 2010
5.2
Tracks 2013
7.2
The Hills Have Eyes 1977
6.4
Tremors 1990
7.2
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