List of African films

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The following is a list of African films. It is arranged alphabetically by country of origin.

Algeria[edit]

Angola[edit]

Main article: List of Angolan films

Benin[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1980 The Gods Must Be Crazy Jamie Uys comedy the first of the The Gods Must Be Crazy film series
1989 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Jamie Uys comedy part of the The Gods Must Be Crazy film series

Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1992 Gito l'ingrat Ngabo Leonce

Cameroon[edit]

Cape Verde[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2000 Amílcar Cabral documentary

Chad[edit]

Main article: List of Chadian films

Congo, Democratic Republic of[edit]

Congo, Republic[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001 White Hotel Dianne Griffin, Tobi Solvang documentary

Ethiopia[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1952 The Boy Kumasenu Sean Graham
1980 Love Brewed in the African Pot Kwan Ansah
1987 Zinabu William Akuffo and Richard Quartey
1993 Sankofa Haile Gerima drama This film is Burkinabé,[clarification needed] but shot in Ghana.
2005 Emmanuel's Gift documentary
2006 Run Baby Run Emmanuel Apea action
2006 A Goat's Tail Julius Amedume
2007 Princess Tyra Frank Rajah Arase drama
2009 A Sting in a Tale Shirley Frimpong-Manso thriller
2010 Coz Ov Moni King Luu musical
2010 Sinking Sands Leila Djansi drama
2011 An African Election Jarreth and Kevin Merz documentary
2011 Ties That Bind Leila Djansi drama
2012 Contract Shirley Frimpong-Manso
2013 Coz Ov Moni 2 (FOKN Revenge) King Luu musical
2015 Heaven Abu Idi - Haus of Euphorium thriller

Guinea[edit]

Main article: List of Guinean films

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1988 Mortu Nega Flora Gomes historical drama

Ivory Coast[edit]

Main article: List of Ivorian films

Kenya[edit]

Main article: List of Kenyan films

Libya[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1976 Mohammad, Messenger of God
(also known at The Message)
Moustapha Akkad biographical adventure drama
1977 Les Ambassadeurs Naceur Ktar drama
1981 Lion of the Desert Moustapha Akkad biographical war drama

Madagascar[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1988 Tabataba
2004 Souli Alexander Abela drama

Malawi[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2003 Lifecycles: A Story of AIDS in Malawi Sierra Bellows, Doug Karr documentary

Mali[edit]

Main article: List of Malian films

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1989 Red Scorpion Joseph Zito action adventure
2007 Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Charles Burnett drama

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Rwanda[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001 100 Days Nick Hughes drama
2005 Sometimes in April Raoul Peck historical drama war television film
2007 Munyurangabo
2012 Ibara Tom Nkusi/Emmy Ruzindana action

São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2000 Cry Freetown Sorious Samura documentary
2005 Blood Diamond Edward Zwick documentary

Somalia[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1987 Geedka nolosha Abdulkadir Ahmed Said
1992 La Conchiglia Abdulkadir Ahmed Said

South Africa[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2005 God Grew Tired of Us Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker documentary

Tanzania[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001 Maangamizi: The Ancient One Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill drama
2003 Bongoland Josiah Kibira

Togo[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1972 Kouami short
1979 Au rendez-vous du rêve abêti short documentary
1986 The Blooms of Banjeli short documentary
1988 Bawina short
1991 Ashakara Gérard Louvin
1994 Femmes aux yeux ouverts Anne-Laure Folly documentary
1996 Les Oubliées Anne-Laure Folly documentary
1999 Sarah Maldoror ou la nostalgie de l'utopie Anne-Laure Folly documentary

Tunisia[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001 ABC Africa Abbas Kiarostami documentary
2006 Invisible Children short documentary
2010 Who Killed Captain Alex? action film
2011 Hello short
2013 In Just Hours short
2014 Bala Bala Sese
2015 Tiktok short

Western Sahara[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1976 Sahara Occidental indépendance ou génocide? Collective direction documentary [1]
2011 Wilaya Pedro Pérez Rosado drama
2012 La Badil (No Other Choice) Dominic Brown short documentary

Zaire[edit]

Year Title Director Genre Notes 1996 Macadam tribu

Zambia[edit]

Main article: List of Zambian films

Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]