Movies and TV shows set in kenya

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in kenya ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking and sincere films and TV shows about / with society, death, husband wife relationship, family relations, culture clash, murder, escapades, lion, adventure and danger plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, Kenya and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kenya: Nairobi Half Life (2012), Cheetah (1989), The Ascent (1994), The White Massai (2005), The First Grader (2010), The Flame Trees of Thika (1981), To Walk with Lions (1999), Paradise: Love (2012), White Mischief (1987), The Constant Gardener (2005).

List of movies set in kenya

Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fish out of water, desire for fame, friendship, unlikely criminals, social decay, crimes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
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 6.0
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Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, child in peril, cheetah, rhinoceros, poacher, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, mischievous children, youth, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, california, usa, hawaii
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 5.7
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The Ascent (1994)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, military life, human spirit, escape, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, basic training, prison life, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, interracial sex, culture clash, couples, jealous husband, interracial marriage, opposites attract, love and romance, village life, cultural difference, fish out of water, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, kenya, switzerland
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The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, prisoner of war camp, teacher, education, village, hopes, human spirit, social relations, follow your dream, society, against the odds, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963, 1950s, 50s
Place: kenya, africa
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The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and ...
Style: serious, realistic, inter cultural
Plot: world war one, safari, plantation, racism, animal life, couples, imperialism, orphan, adventure, society, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kenya, africa
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To Walk with Lions (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Kenya
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: lion, lion cub, poacher, pets, escapades, misfit, captivity, adoption, crumbling marriage, master and servant, state affairs, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, east africa
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Paradise: Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: beach, interracial relations, tourist, older woman younger man relationship, strong sexual content, resort, exploitation, black man white woman relationship, looking for sex, lifestyle, human nature, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
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White Mischief (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Kenya
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, stylized, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, decadence, love and romance, society, couples, imperialism, crimes, crime, love affair, social differences, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa, england
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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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 7.2
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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, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, british colonial, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, farm, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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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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Revolt (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, apocalyptic, absurd, surprise ending ...
Plot: alien invasion, murder, desert, resistance, survival, alien, amnesia, post apocalypse, chaos, gunshot, gun shooting, female doctor ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: kenya, africa
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 6.1
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Living Free (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Elsa's three mischievious cubs begin wreaking havok on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, lion cub, pets, getting home, adventurer, hopes, family, adventure, danger, escapades, family life, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: kenya, africa
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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have ...
Style: scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, demonic possession, good versus evil, gory, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
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A Thousand Times Good Night (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway, Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
Story: On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul, Rebecca – one of the world’s top war photojournalists - gets badly hurt. Back home, another bomb drops as her husband and daughters give her an ultimatum: her work or her family.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: journalism, photojournalist, relationship vs career, battle zone, media, parents and children, strong female character, family relations, female photographer, husband wife relationship, taking a photograph, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, kenya, ireland, afghanistan, middle east ...
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 7.2
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Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: lion, animal rights, lion cub, rifle, wildlife, pets, friends, survival, family, adventure, friendship, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kenya, africa
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Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, gender, social misfits, discrimination, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
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 6.2
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The Easy Life (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Italian doctor starts a new life in Kenya to escape the city, but life catches up with him when an old friend offers his assistance along with his wife, who happens to be an old lover. (Italian with English subtitles).
Style: captivating, humorous, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: doctors and patients, love affair, couples, hospital, clinic, couple relations, love and romance, friendship, one night stand, infidelity, doctor, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, italy, kenya, rome italy
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Heat of the Sun (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Heat of the Sun is a police drama set in 1930s Kenya produced by Carlton Productions. Starring Trevor Eve as Superintendent Albert Tyburn, a Scotland Yard officer sent to Nairobi after a shooting, the show focuses on the seedier side of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mogul, rebellion, police investigation, deadly, misfit, crimes, fighting crime, kidnapping, culture clash, social differences, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: kenya, africa, scotland yard
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The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, disturbing, biting, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political unrest, racism, social differences, family life, life is a bitch, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash, power relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
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 7.0
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Born Free (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of two married game wardens in Kenya. George Adamson and Diana Muldaur live with their adopted lioness Elsa the Lioness, where they protect the animals in the surrounding area from all sorts of danger, both natural and human.
Style: wild
Plot: lion, poacher, wildlife, nature, animal rights, jungle, lion cub
Place: kenya, africa
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 6.2
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The Lion (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Young Tina lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya. While her stepfather believes this is a wonderful environment for her to grow up in, her mother becomes increasingly concerned by her behaviour. These concerns are ...
Plot: lion, left for dead, hunter, murder, rhinoceros, spear, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather, african tribe, elephant, family relations, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Place: kenya, africa
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Savage Harvest (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family in Africa is besieged by a group of lions, driven mad by the drought. They have to survive multiple attacks but some colleagues are eaten by the lions.
Plot: trapped, lion, hunter, rifle, piano, exploding car, hyena, chimney, animal attack, house, family relations, creature feature ...
Place: kenya, africa
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In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Kenya
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There's a big drought in Africa. Food and water are scarce. 90,000 wild baboons suddenly start attacking humans and eating them in order to survive. Some people find themselves being hunted by the starving monkeys and must do whatever they can ...
Style: surprise ending, based on true events
Plot: monkey, baboon, drought, animal horror, plane crash, hunter, explosion, siege, oil, animal attack, old man, concealed nudity ...
Place: kenya, africa
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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, 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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An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.
Style: semi serious, epic, offbeat, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: elephant, adventure, family, pets, escapades, friends, animal life, family relations, fish out of water, adoption, safari, naturalist ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, kenya
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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, family problems, family relations, rebellion, society, parents and children, animal life, husband wife relationship, poacher, car accident ...
Place: africa, kenya, italy
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, non-linear, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, elderly lovers, forbidden love, innocence lost, family relations, twins, vengeance, sexualized violence, love and romance, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, england, london ...
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, female protagonist, kick-butt women, sexy woman, treasure map, save the world, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, europe ...
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