Burkina Faso (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Brightness (1987)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita

Votes: 1,881

Moolaadé (2004)
7.7
91 metascore

Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 3,264 | Gross: $0.21M

Sankofa (1993)

125 min | Drama

A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley

Votes: 483 | Gross: $2.69M

Yaaba (1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo

Votes: 540

Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sidi Yaya Cissé, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Balla Moussa Keita, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 43

The Law (1990)

81 min | Drama, Romance

Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Roukietou Barry, Assane Ouedraogo

Votes: 477

Borders (2017)

90 min | Drama

Four women from different regions develop friendships during a bus journey across West Africa, as they accomplish an everyday journey while facing the universal challenge of being independent women.

Director: Apolline Traoré | Stars: Amelie Mbaye, Naky Sy Savane, Adizelou Sidi, Unwana Udobeong

Votes: 23

Wallay (2017)

G | 84 min | Drama

A 13-year-old boy is sent from his home in France to live with external family in rural Burkina Faso.

Director: Berni Goldblat | Stars: Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué, Mounira Kankolé

Votes: 77

Wend Kuuni (1982)

75 min | Drama

In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré

Votes: 185

Samba Traoré (1992)

85 min | Drama

Samba Traore returns to his village flush with funds. Soon enough he manages to charm the beautiful Saratou into marrying him and, along with another friend, builds the first bar their ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Bakary Sangaré, Mariam Kaba, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Irène Tassembedo

Votes: 169

Sarraounia (1986)

120 min | Drama, History, War

On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains Voulet and Chanoine is send against the black Sultan Rabah in what is now the ... See full summary »

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Aï Keïta, Jean-Roger Milo, Féodor Atkine, Didier Sauvegrain

Votes: 103

Kini & Adams (1997)

93 min | Drama

Kini and Adams are two friends leaving in a Zimbabwe village who dream of repairing an old broken car, and moving to the city and starting life over.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Vusi Kunene, David Mohloki, Nthati Moshesh, John Kani

Votes: 61

Keita! L'héritage du griot (1996)

94 min | Drama, Fantasy

A storyteller named Djeliba comes to the town of a young boy named Mabo with promises that he will reveal the origin of the boy's ancestry.

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Seydou Boro, Hamed Dicko, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 129

Adanggaman (2000)
6.9
70 metascore

Adanggaman (2000)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi, Bintou Bakayoko

Votes: 152 | Gross: $0.03M

BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso (2018)

72 min | Documentary

Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is ... See full synopsis »

Director: Iara Lee

Votes: 7

The Ambassador's Wife (2018)

16 min | Documentary

We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador's wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to... See full summary »

Director: Theresa Traoré Dahlberg

Votes: 16

Eye of the Storm (2015)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Sekou Traoré | Stars: Maimouna N'Diaye, Fargass Assandé, Abidine Dioari

Votes: 48

Laafi - Tout va bien (1991)

98 min | Drama

After obtaining their Secondary School diplomas, some young people plan to continue their education but are not sure which area to choose.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Yolande Belem, Laure Kaho, Cheick Kone, Denis Yameogo

Votes: 14

Bilakoro (1989)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Directors: Dani Kouyaté, Issa Traoré, Sekou Traoré

Ouaga Girls (2017)

82 min | Documentary

A group of young women from the outskirts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, meet at the feminist education centre to study to become car mechanics. Ouaga Girls is a poetic ... See full summary »

Director: Theresa Traoré Dahlberg

Votes: 66

Desrances (2019)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

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Director: Apolline Traoré | Star: Jimmy Jean-Louis

The Night of Truth (2004)

100 min | Drama

La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Moussa Cissé, Georgette Paré, Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 237

FVVA: Femme, villa, voiture, argent (1972)

75 min

Ali is the image of modern Africa. He happily returns from a football match on his motorbike but a nasty surprise is waiting for him at his parents' home: he finds Haoua, his bride-to-be, ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Zingare Abdoulaye, Sawadogo Bintou, Hemazro Ivonne, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 9

Rabi (1992)

62 min | Drama, Family

A blacksmith falls off his bicycle when he tries to avoid a tortoise which crosses his path. He brings the animal home to his twelve year old son, Rabi, who becomes so fascinated that he ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Yacouba Kaboré, Chantal Nikiema

Votes: 27

Sango Malo (1990)

93 min | Drama

Sango Malo contrasts two views of education. The traditional headmaster represents a rigid, "Eurocentric." curriculum designed to produce docile colonial administrators. Malo, the radical ... See full summary »

Director: Bassek Ba Kobhio | Stars: Jeanne Abanda, Epaye Monny Akwa, Daniel Bakang, Lucie Bekono

Votes: 26

No Gold for Kalsaka (2019)

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Director: Michel K. Zongo

Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Votes: 186

The Wedding Ring (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman from Niger returns to her home village after finishing college abroad.

Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa, Ali Nuhu

Votes: 48

Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)
6.7
67 metascore

Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. When a girl named Sia is the next to be sacrificed, she hides in the house of the village idiot, a man who goes ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 129 | Gross: $0.00M

Rêves de poussière (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

A Nigerien peasant comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him.

Director: Laurent Salgues | Stars: Makena Diop, Adama Ouédraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Souleymane Souré

Votes: 243

Faro: Goddess of the Waters (2007)

96 min

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Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné

Votes: 85

Ashakara (1991)

130 min | Drama

An African doctor finds a cure to a deadly virus and decides to mass produce the drug at low cost in Africa. However, a pharmaceutical multinational does not want the doctor to succeed and ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Louvin | Stars: James Campbell, Jean-Marc Pasquet, Willy Monshengwo, Bamela Nyanta

Votes: 5

Stalingrad Lovers (2012)

80 min | Drama

The real life of crack dealers and users. From dealers chasing customers to addicts waiting for product, everyday life on the street is about surviving, or dying.

Director: Fleur Albert | Stars: Jean-Patrick Koné, Carole Eugénie, Jean-Paul Edwiges, Mehdi Kadri

Daresalam (2001)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

Koni and Djimi, two childhood friends, flee their village after a tax collector's visit degenerates into a riot. They join the rebels in the bush, convinced that they can at last bring ... See full summary »

Director: Issa Serge Coelo | Stars: Haikal Zakaria, Abdoulaye Ahmat, Gérard Essomba, Sidiki Bakaba

Votes: 50

Drexciya (2012)

27 min | Short

Thomas is a smuggler, shipping European refugees who hope to find a better life in Africa. One day his boat sinks and he is washed up on the African coast as the only survivor. He then ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Rittmeier | Stars: Alexander Beyer, Rodrigue Ouattara, Adama Venegda, Josiane Hien Yeri

Votes: 5

Burkinabè Bounty (2018)

Documentary

Burkinabè Bounty, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso-a small, landlocked country in West ... See full synopsis »

Director: Iara Lee

Tigernut: Homeland of the wholehearted women (2018)

50 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Investigation that uncovers a plot of international abuses around the production of the new Superfood, tiger nuts, by European and American companies exploiting African resources, while ... See full summary »

Directors: Andoni Monforte, Eva Fernández | Stars: Soulama Koudja Anamatou, Babalaye Daou, Soulama Djouma, Suleiman Gouindougouba

Yam Daabo (1987)

80 min | Drama

Poverty and misery are rife in Gourga, a village in the Sahel. The inhabitants must choose: stay and await international assistance or leave for more fertile regions in the country.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Moussa Blogo, Aoua Guiraud, Assita Ouedraogo, Fatima Ouedraogo

Votes: 51

Buud Yam (1997)

97 min | Drama, Family

In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Mariama Ly, Amssatou Maïga

Votes: 170

Le cri du coeur (1994)

86 min | Drama

Moctar lives in Mali with his mother Saffi and his ailing grandfather. One day, Saffi receives a letter from France which overwhelms her with happiness. Ibrahim Sow, her husband and ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Saïd Diarra, Félicité Wouassi, Alex Descas

Votes: 51

Anger of the Gods (2003)

95 min | Drama

A king's son takes over when his father dies.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Omar Ouedraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Nouss Nabil

Votes: 22

Kato Kato (2006)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Léoni Kombelemsigri, Bakary Sangaré

Bayiri, la patrie (2012)

90 min | Drama

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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Tina Hatou Ouedraogo, Bil Aka Kora, Blandine Yaméogo, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Moi et mon blanc (2003)

97 min | Comedy

An African student stranded in Paris after losing his government grant discovers a bag of drugs and money while working as a parking garage attendant.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Serge Bayala, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Anne Roussel, Bruno Predebon

Votes: 50

Moi Zaphira (2013)

Zaphira is young woman who lives with her 7 year old daughter. She hates her environment and wishes a better life for her daugther. One day, she comes across a fashion magazine which ... See full summary »

Director: Apolline Traoré | Stars: Mariam Ouédraogo, Salimata Traoré, Sita Traoré, Aziz Ouédraogo

Twaaga (2013)

30 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Burkina Faso in 1987 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, an eight-year-old who loves comics, tags along with Albert, his big brother. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Ido | Stars: Sabourou Bamogo, Harouna Ouedraogo, Sidiki Diarra, Parfait Oubda

Votes: 27

Zan Boko (1988)

95 min

In the Mossi culture, one of the rites attending the birth of a child and its induction as a new member of the community involves the burial of the placenta. The space in which the placenta... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Mathias Bayili, Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Gady Pafadnam

Votes: 57

Delwende (2005)

90 min | Drama

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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Blandine Yaméogo, Claire Ilboudo, Célestin Zongo, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 75

Sankara Is Not Dead (2018)

109 min | Documentary

After Burkina Faso's October 2014 popular uprising, the young poet Bikontine starts to question his dreams of seeking a better life in the West. He decides to go meet his fellow citizens ... See full summary »

Director: Lucie Viver

Lucy's Revenge (1998)

90 min

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Director: Janusz Mrozowski | Stars: Tom Novembre, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Ann-Gisel Glass, Aïssa Maïga

Votes: 17

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