Burkina Faso (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Moolaadé (2004)
7.6
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: 3,637 | Gross: $0.21M

Yeelen (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: 2,267

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: 537 | Gross: $2.69M

Desrances (2019)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

After the brutal massacre of his family in Haiti, Francis Desrances resettles in the Ivory Coast. Years later Francis, his wife Aissey and 12-year-old daughter Haila await the birth of a ... See full summary »

Director: Apolline Traoré | Star: Jimmy Jean-Louis

Votes: 37

Yaaba (1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

A small village in Burkina Faso. 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)... See full summary »

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

Votes: 623

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: 66

Eye of the Storm (2015)

100 min | Drama

In an African country plagued by civil war, a young idealistic lawyer is officially assigned to defend a rebel accused of war crimes.

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

Votes: 54

Tilaï (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 Ouédraogo

Votes: 551

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: 154

Zan Boko (1988)

95 min | Drama

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: 67

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: 139 | Gross: $0.00M

Adanggaman (2000)
6.8
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: 162 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 90

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: 196

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: 73

The Heart's Cry (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: 60

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, Sandor Funtek, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa

Votes: 52

God's Gift (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: 222

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: 190

Night Nursery (2021)

67 min | Drama

In the district town of Bobo-Dioulasso, sex workers entrust their children to Ms Coda, an elderly woman who has been taking care of countless such charges for decades while their mothers take to the streets at night to work.

Director: Moumouni Sanou | Stars: Odile Kambou, Fatim Tiendrebeogo

Sankara Is Not Dead (2019)

110 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 | Star: Bikontine

Votes: 16

Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Linèo Tsolo, Sidi Yaya Cissé, Aïcha Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko

Votes: 45

Entre Nós, Um Segredo (2020)

78 min | Documentary

In 2014, Malian Toumani Kouyaté was urgently summoned to his native country to hear his grandfather tell his final story. Feeling death approaching, the experienced man decided to pass on the tradition.

Directors: Toumany Kouyaté, Beatriz Seigner | Stars: Toumany Kouyaté, Mamadou Kouyaté, Bakari Kouyaté, Bougadari Kouyaté

Votes: 6

Delwende (2005)

90 min | Drama

Delwende draws on a true story of a mother and daughter who are accused of witchcraft following the death of a boy who had meningitis. Despite the knowledge that there is an epidemic of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 80

The Night of Truth (2004)

TV-14 | 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: 308

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: 66

The Place in Between (2010)

82 min | Drama

A biracial woman travels from France to Burkina Faso in search of her mother. In France, a white woman seeks to learn an African language for reasons unknown.

Director: Sarah Bouyain | Stars: Dorylia Calmel, Assita Ouedraogo, Blandine Yaméogo, Nathalie Richard

Votes: 29

Keita! L'héritage du griot (1995)

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: 150

A Close-Up on Bintou (2001)

31 min | Short

Bintou is beaten by her husband Abel, for using housekeeping money to pay for her daughter to go to school. He believes that only his sons should be educated. Bintou is determined to earn ... See full summary »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Alima Salouka, Hyppolite Ouangrawa

Votes: 29

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: 141

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: 17

Le périmètre de Kamsé (2020)

90 min | Documentary

On the edge of the Sahara, in Burkina Faso, the village of Kamsé is being destroyed by the effects of creeping desertification. To ensure the village's survival, the villagers decided to embark on the planning of a tree perimeter.

Director: Olivier Zuchuat

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

Votes: 5

The Ambassador's Wife (2018)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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: 25

Let There Be Peace (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: 53

Ouaga saga (2004)

85 min | Comedy

In the capital of Burkina Faso, a band of young people tries to survive and thrive vis-a-vis the thousand and one temptations. Adventures of a band of youngsters, living in a stripped ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Amidou Bonsa, Sébastien Belém, Aguibou Sanou, Tom Ouedraogo

Votes: 49

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: 38

FVVA: Femme, villa, voiture, argent (2010)

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: 15

Lucy's Revenge (1998)

90 min

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

Votes: 17

Guimba the Tyrant (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: Issa Falaba Traoré, Balla Moussa Keita, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo

Votes: 205

Histoire d'Orokia (1987)

78 min

In the early post-Independence years, a young village girl, who is in love with a young villager, is forced to marry a rich, old man. She tries to poison him and is sent to jail.

Directors: Sou Jacob, Jacques Oppenheim | Stars: Marguerite Sou, Nouhoum Outtara, Joseph Traoré, Moussa Koné

In good company, at Boromo's Grandes Personnes place (2020)

80 min | Documentary | Completed

Telling the story of the giant puppets of Africa, is telling the story of an entire community. Artists and above all men and women who, are inhabitants of this multi-ethnic land that unites them, the Burkina Faso.

Directors: Elodie Dondaine, Mathieu Villard | Stars: Ousséni Zongo, Aïcha Koné, Lamoussa Yao, Gaston Doulkon

L'or blanc (2010)

20 min | Short, Drama

Formerly, forced, we crossed the Atlantic to the Americas where we sang and danced in the cotton fields to soothe lashes or to amuse the white master - Today, willingly, we abandon our ... See full summary »

Director: Adama Salle | Stars: Benjamin Bagaria, Amed Ouédraogo

Duga, les charognards (2019)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Abdoulaye Dao, Hervé Eric Lengani | Stars: Charles Wattara, Orockya Alorabou, Serge Henry, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 11

Faro: Goddess of the Waters (2007)

96 min | Drama

Zanga is driven out of his village. After many years, he returns to find out who is father is. At the moment of his arrival, something happens that the villagers interpret as the river spirit Faro's angry reaction to the bastard's coming.

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

Votes: 88

On a le temps pour nous (2019)

67 min | Documentary

In October 2014, the 'Balai Citoyen' ('Citizens' Broom') revolt led to the overthrow of Burkina Faso's dictator, Blaise Compaoré. Rapper Serge Bambara (aka Smockey), was among the ... See full summary »

Director: Katy Ndiaye

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: 27

Amour, sexe et mobylette (2008)

95 min | Documentary

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Directors: Maria Silvia Bazzoli, Christian Lelong | Stars: Jean-Marie Zoumoré, Marie Aline Zoumoré, Ousmane, Robert Kaboré

Votes: 7

Mama Africa (2002)
6.8
50 metascore

Mama Africa (2002)

78 min | Drama

Three African short films about young people facing social, economic and personal hardships.

Directors: Fanta Régina Nacro, Ngozi Onwurah, Zulfah Otto-Sallies, Bridget Pickering, Ingrid Sinclair | Stars: Rehane Abrahams, Brian Biragi, Brian Bovell, Damien Chamley

Votes: 48 | Gross: $0.00M

Saaba (2017)

47 min | Documentary

This new six-part digital docu-series explores a community-based attempt to fight violence in Burkina Faso in the Sahel region of West Africa. Each episode profiles a community member in ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Kramer

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