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, dramatic, harsh, captivating and interesting films and TV shows about / with culture clash, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, death, violence, dialogue, courage, runaway and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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africa movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as africa: Hotel Rwanda (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The White Massai (2005), Out of Africa (1985), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Shake Hands with the Devil (2007), Beasts of No Nation (2015), Adanggaman (2000), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Black Hawk Down (2001).

List of movies set in africa

 8.1
 338K
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: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, massacre, corpse, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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 8.0
 507K
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, bleak, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, terrorist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: africa, south africa, zimbabwe, morocco, angola ...
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The White Massai (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, culture clash, couples, interracial sex, opposites attract, love and romance, village life, cultural difference, fish out of water, jealous husband, fall in love, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, switzerland
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 7.2
 74K
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, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, british colonial, farm, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, pregnancy, wilderness, rebellion, family problems, family relations, animal life, parents and children, society, husband wife relationship, car accident, poacher ...
Place: africa, kenya, italy
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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, civil war, chaos, military, dishonesty, politics, against humanity, life is a bitch, danger, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
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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, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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 6.8
 161
Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroes, social differences, state affairs, politics, society, injustice, heroic mission, village, slave trade, mother son relationship, interracial relations, village life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, france, europe, west africa
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The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, adventure, jungle, danger, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, bridge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
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 7.7
 369K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, warrior, u.s. military, rescue mission, courage, battles, gunfight, marine, chaos, combat, survival ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, north africa, east africa, arkansas ...
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 8.5
 961K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, lion, talking animals, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, betrayal, prince, jungle, pride and honor, king ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: africa
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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, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, friends, friendship, hunting, animal attack, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
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The Lion Guard (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: lion, adventure, animal life, royal family, friendship, good versus evil, family, parents and children, young heroes, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, rivalry ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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 6.5
 26K
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, negotiation, pianist, desert, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1995, year 1993, year 1984 ...
Place: africa, london, england, cambodia, chechnya ...
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, understanding, friendship, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel
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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, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, adventurer, adventure, hopes, follow your dream, young heroes, escapades, optimism, road trip, soccer, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, zimbabwe, rwanda, south africa, tanzania ...
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Beyond the Gates (2005)
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: rough, disturbing, emotional, bleak, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, teacher, survivor, priest, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
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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, awful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, heroes, tarzan, obsessive quest, adventure, family, rescue, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, ancient mystery, adventurer ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: africa, europe, england, new jersey
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How It Was with Dooms (2005)
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, captivating, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, cheetah, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, youth, escapades, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
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 6.8
 7K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, heroes, battles, negotiation, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
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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, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, discrimination, friendship, society, injustice, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, orphan, bullying, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
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: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, europe ...
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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, violence, attempted murder, head of state ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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 6.8
 12K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Switzerland
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, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, heroes, danger, dishonesty, against the odds, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 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, adventure, military, revolution, soldier, undercover, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, paris france, new york, london, central america
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 7.3
 152K
Invictus (2009)
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, uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, rugby, historical character, president, leadership, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, sport, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, johannesburg south africa, new jersey ...
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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, idiotic, absurd, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, farce, investigation, private detective, save the day, disorder, animal life, human animal relationship, goofy hero, crimes, stupidity, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, china, asia, nigeria, himalaya ...
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 7.0
 7K
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, survival, political unrest, culture clash, master and servant, danger, rebelliousness, rich and poor, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, west africa, rio de janeiro ...
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, opposites attract, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, united kingdom ...
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 7.5
 27K
24 (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, political unrest, police corruption, danger, chases and races, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, daring rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
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