African movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant african movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, visually appealing, touching and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with african, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, runaway, mentor, betrayal, brutality and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
african movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as african: The New Country (2000), Hyenas (1992), The African Doctor (2016), Serial (2014), In Desert and Wilderness (2001), The Limits of Control (2009), Ganga Zumba (1963), African Time (2014), Karmen Gei (2001), Hotel Rwanda (2004).

List of african movies

The New Country (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: refugee, teenager, african, friendship, on the road, human nature, on the run, obsessive quest, working class, discrimination, culture clash, deportation ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
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Hyenas (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, UK, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: african, politics, satire, infidelity, rich and poor, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prostitute, ambition, rise to the top, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: senegal, africa
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The African Doctor (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seyolo Zantoko is a doctor from Congo who wants to get away from dictatorship and he is hired by the mayor of a small village in the north of France. The locals fear Seyolo and his family as they have never seen African people before, and Seyolo and ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, sincere, sweet, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: doctor, family, fish out of water, husband wife relationship, african, village, adventure, adaptation, society, parents and children, love, escapades ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: france
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a Japanese anime television series produced by Gainax. It aired nationwide, in Japan, between October 2, 2010 and December 25, 2010 on BS Nittele and was also simulcast on Nico Nico Douga and Crunchyroll. It ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, toilet humor, dark humor, entertaining ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, psychopath, sexual relations, siblings relations, danger, rivalry, clergy, false accusation, zombie, sex addict, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Serial (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: funny, humorous, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, wedding, racism, family relations, marriage, couples, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, reunion, self discovery, confined, danger, adventure, siblings relations, desert, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, north africa, sudan
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The Limits of Control (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, art house, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: mysterious character, lone wolves, crimes, crime, african, addiction, murderer, poetry, self control, mind control, character study, traveler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
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Ganga Zumba (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life of a runaway slave who founded the Quilombo dos Palmares, an outlaw community of Brazilian slaves.
Plot: colonialism, african, slavery, freedom
Place: brazil
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African Time (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This story humorously uses different events to explore the habit of late coming among Africans. While addressing some of the challenges that several Africans face with being on time, the story also unveils how to combat the infamous African Time. ...
Plot: african, late for work, abroad, time, immigration, engagement
Place: africa
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Karmen Gei (2001)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bizet's Carmen gets a modern adaptation. Seducting, provocating, sensual. All the ingredients for a perfect drama. With her charm, Karmen gets out of many situations.
Style: stylized, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: escape, jazz, femme fatale, women's prison, murder, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, obsession, destructive relationship, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: senegal, africa
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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, thought provoking, rough, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, un, cruelty, massacre, corpse, atrocity, refugee, blacks and whites, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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Yao (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Senegal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To ...
Style: road movie, light, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: literature, fan, cultural icon, actor playing himself, movie actor, child, african, village, 13 year old, celebrity, african american, humour ...
Place: africa
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Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, un, feminism, human spirit, introspection, injustice, deportation, sexual abuse, fashion, supermodel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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Vixen: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe grew up an orphan after her parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence. But Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family's Anansi Totem, Mari can ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: superheroine, female fighter, supernatural power, female protagonist, superhero, fighting crime, supernatural ability, african american, escapades, imaginary, martial arts, good versus evil ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, suspense, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural power, super villain, magic, teenage superhero, fight scenes, end of the world, team, superhero, battlefield, save the world, genocide, supervillain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Happy, Happy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she "isn't particularly ...
Style: humorous, sexual, witty, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cuckolded husband, love affair, family problems, cuckold, love triangle, self discovery, sexual relations, adoption, male female relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, war, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, egypt, cairo egypt ...
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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: cheetah, disney, child in peril, poacher, rhinoceros, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, rescue, daring rescue, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
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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, intense, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, treasure hunt, greed, rebel, journalism, black market, obsessive quest, smuggler, civil war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, london, angola ...
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Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain, mexico, senegal
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, battles, warrior, tough heroes, u.s. military, helicopter, army, chaos, danger, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
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Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: serious, erotic, melancholic, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, love, society, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, unrequited love, sensuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, europe, paris france ...
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Being Human (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.
Style: sentimental, serious, non-linear, intense, emotional ...
Plot: social differences, society, reincarnation, innocence lost, chase, roman empire, success, medieval, struggle, life philosophy, life & death, multiple storylines ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, prehistory, prehistoric times, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, africa
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Good Work (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in ...
Style: surreal, touching, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: foreign legion, military, soldier, officers and cadets, battles, power relations, resentment, life turned upside down, military life, destructive relationship, obsession, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, paris france, ethiopia, marseille, france ...
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Thirst (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: vampire, priest, experiment gone awry, murder, doctor, infidelity, self mutilation, blood transfusion, supernatural, character change, deadly virus, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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Outrage (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organized crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and right-hand man Ikemoto, head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang member, violence, crime family, hanging, evidence, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, gang, rivalry, danger, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Asterix and Caesar (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue them on a dangerous journey that will involve ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, rescue, kidnapping, village, roman empire, julius caesar, goofy hero, adventure, anti heroes, rivalry, obsessive quest, superhero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: sahara desert, rome italy
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Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, family, adventure, young heroes, heroes, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, connecticut
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, mentor, friendship, civil rights, injustice, politician, musician, debate, slave trade, freedom, master and servant ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1790s ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, sincere, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: romance, love affair, self discovery, sexual relations, couple relations, unlikely couple, starting over, mysterious character, couples, sexuality, adultery, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
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