Movies and TV shows set in rwanda

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in rwanda ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, bleak, emotional and captivating films and TV shows about / with civil war, genocide, human rights, escapades, machete, politics, survival, betrayal, murder and brutality plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
rwanda movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rwanda: Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006), Sometimes in April (2005), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Shooting Dogs (2005), Shake Hands with the Devil (2007), Blackout (2009), Africa United (2010), Instinct (1999), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Trees of Peace (2021).

List of movies set in rwanda

Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, life is a bitch, hopes, society, racism, journalism, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rwanda, africa
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Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, massacre, murder, civil war, racism, against humanity, mass murder, coup, politics, battles, political unrest, mass child killing ...
Time: year 1994, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, washington d.c.
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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: emotional, rough, thought provoking, political, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, war, against humanity, hotel, cruelty, ethnic conflict, politics, murder, un, war crime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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Shooting Dogs (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: disturbing, bleak, sad, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, politics, survival, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa, united kingdom
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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: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, politics, betrayal, chaos, civil war, military, dishonesty, righting the wronged, introspection, moral dilemma, anti war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
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Blackout (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paris, April 1994. Young freelance journalist Antoine Rives is making a report on Westerners who have been repatriated from Rwanda, fleeing the massacres. He meets Clément, a student of Hutu origin whose Tutsi fiancée Alice hasn’t been able to ...
Style: factual
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, self mutilation, militia, un, cameraman, surgeon, war violence, news report, machete, warlord, tv news, civil war ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: rwanda
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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, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, adventure, adventurer, hopes, follow your dream, young heroes, escapades, optimism, soccer, football, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, zimbabwe, rwanda, south africa, tanzania ...
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Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, suspense, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, murder, estrangement, psychologist, redemption, violence, crimes, insanity, greed, corruption, doctors and patients, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, africa, cuba, florida, rwanda
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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: sincere, touching, inspirational, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, jungle, environmental, animals, extinction, environmentalism, human spirit, hunting, life & death, brutality, nature, mountain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
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Trees of Peace (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In April of 1994, four women from different backgrounds and beliefs are trapped and hiding during the Rwandan genocide. Their fight for survival against all odds unites the women in an unbreakable sisterhood.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: women, genocide, survival, struggle for survival, woman in danger, women's rights, sorority, leader, political unrest, civil rights movement, civil rights, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1994, 90s
Place: rwanda, africa
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