Movies and TV shows set in uganda

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in uganda ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, touching, interesting, rough and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with violence, mentor, danger, brutality, runaway, gunfight, storytelling, airplane, dialogue and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Action and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
uganda movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as uganda: The Last King of Scotland (2006), Queen of Katwe (2016), 7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Mississippi Masala (1991), Machine Gun Preacher (2011), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981), Who Killed Captain Alex? (2015), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Flirting (1991).

List of movies set in uganda

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: political, harsh, brutal, bloody, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, polygamy, dictator, atrocity, corruption, suspense, attempted murder, against humanity, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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Queen of Katwe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: chess, poverty, sport, child protagonist, widow, rise to the top, small town, mother daughter relationship, contests and competitions, team, african american, disney ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s
Place: africa, uganda
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7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, inspirational, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, terrorist, airplane hijack, counter terrorism, terrorism, suspense, airplane, politics, hijacking, death threat, violence, culture clash ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, jerusalem, frankfurt germany, athens greece
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Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, immigrants, culture clash, interracial relations, racial prejudice, stereotypes, honest, love affair, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1990
Place: mississippi, africa, uganda, india, california ...
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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
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: heroic, inspirational, realistic, touching, harsh ...
Plot: gunfight, christian, atrocity, christianity, religion, civil war, orphan, child in peril, children, lone hero, army, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 21st century
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
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Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, jewish, military, disaster, commando, aviation, espionage, intrigue, judaism, secret mission, police officer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa, israel
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Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Nigeria, Kenya
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Style: sinister, slasher, political thriller
Plot: dictator, erotica, atrocity, historical figure, psycho killer, president, murder victim, homicidal maniac, luxury, ambassador, mass murder, political repression ...
Place: africa, uganda
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Who Killed Captain Alex? (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, War
Country: Uganda
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Recognized as Uganda’s first action film, Who Killed Captain Alex? is about the aftermath of a police raid in Kampala in which a police captain (Alex) and a drug racketeer’s brother are killed. Both sides seek revenge, escalating into war.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, campy ...
Plot: strong violent content, vengeance, drug dealing, battles, police officer killed, police raid, rivalry, exploitation, guilty pleasure, helicopter, fish, who done it ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, uganda
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Victory at Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, aviation, military, hostage, airport, jewish, police officer, airplane, hijacking, tough heroes, religions or cults, save the day ...
Place: uganda, africa
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, touching, romantic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, school, love, high school, male nudity, teenage life, white male black female relationship, teenage love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, paris france, kenya, africa, uganda
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Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When ...
Style: exciting, intense, serious, tense, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, jungle, animals, gorilla, giant animal, monkey, chase, friendship, disney, poacher, giant monster, transformation ...
Time: jurassic
Place: africa, california, los angeles, hawaii, uganda ...
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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: talky, enigmatic, melancholic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: obsession, wilderness, hunting, movie business, filmmaking, character study, elephant, obsessive quest, friends, friendship, racial slur, actor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, california, texas, uganda, london
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Beneath The Lies (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Uganda
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Within the city of Kampala, lies a seedy underbelly of blackmail, drug trafficking, child prostitution and exploitation of women run by an unknown racket. When the lies beneath each relationship are exposed and loyalties are tested, only death and ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: theft, love, female assassin, betrayal, hypocrisy, female villain, greed, hollywood, blackmail, african, drugs, family man ...
Time: year 2016, year 2014
Place: africa, uganda, east africa
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Simon (2004)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Comedy stage show portraying the legendary Danish multi-millionaire Simon Spies who lived quite an unusual life in the 70's and 80's, filled with sex, ladies, booze, drugs, business, and airplanes. A man who constantly played around with ...
Plot: joke, airport, airplane, millionaire, politician, doctor, wedding, priest, celebrity, business, businessman, tennis ...
Place: uganda
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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, absurd, ridiculous ...
Plot: vulgarity, spy, stupidity, culture clash, satire, farce, creativity, virus, sarcasm, brutality, soccer, love ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, santiago chile, south africa, uganda ...
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Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jewish, judaism, secret mission, aviation, hostage, airplane, rescue, soldier, military, terrorism, hijacking, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, paris france, france, africa, europe ...
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Millions (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: robbery, coming of age, youth, children, greed, stolen money, self discovery, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, human nature, catholic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, uganda, britain ...
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Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: exciting, scenic, entertaining, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, manly
Plot: poker, spy, espionage, james bond, chase, casino, secret agents, 007, heroic mission, secret service, gambling, cia ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: montenegro, london, italy, europe, miami ...
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