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

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: 492 | Gross: $2.69M

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: 3,305 | Gross: $0.21M

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: 1,911

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: 95

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: 7

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: 35

Djanta (2007)

106 min | Drama

Djanta, a bright young female student, returns to her parent's village at the behest of the pastor who raised her since she was a child. There, she is surprised to find that her family ... See full summary »

Director: Tassere Ouédraogo | Stars: Sandra Soubeiga, Maimouna Kouate, Mimi Soungalo, Blandine Yaméogo

Votes: 5

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: 48

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: 546

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

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: 105

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: 192

Tasuma (2004)

90 min | Drama

A village elder veteran expecting his pension buys a mill on credit for the community, but the repeated requests ignored by the government bring back his fighting spirit.

Director: Kollo Sanou | Stars: Serge Henri, Aï Keïta, Besani Raoul Khalil, Noufou Ouédraogo

Votes: 54 | Gross: $0.00M

Eye of the Storm (2015)

100 min | Drama

In a nameless, African country riven with civil war, a young female lawyer is the court-appointed counsel for a rebel leader. He has been accused of serious war crimes and his reputation is... See full summary »

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

Votes: 50

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: 68

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: 135

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

Heart of the Lion (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Boubakar Diallo | Stars: Houseini Boly, Carole Bassolé, Mamadi Nana, Coumba Barry

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: 481

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

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: 17

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: 173

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: 153 | Gross: $0.03M

Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)
6.8
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: 132 | Gross: $0.00M

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

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

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

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

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: 60

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

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: 28

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

The Armchair (2009)

92 min

An armchair in the home is often the seat of wisdom, responsibility, or power. In The Armchair, once a woman reaches that station, her world begins to fall apart. With the obligations of ... See full summary »

Director: Missa Hebié | Stars: Barthélémy Bouda, Norah Kafando, Justin Oindida, Barou O. Ouédraogo

No Gold for Kalsaka (2019)

Documentary

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Director: Michel K. Zongo

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: 247

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

Goodnight Nobody (2010)

76 min | Documentary, Biography

The mysterious world of the sleepless. Four insomniacs from around the world invite us to spend a night with them. While the rest of the world sleeps, they're awake.

Director: Jacqueline Zünd | Stars: Mila Dean, Jeremie Kafando, Fedir Nesterchuck, Lin Yao

Votes: 86

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: 52

Le banc sur le rivage du lac (2019)

21 min | Short, Drama

This story unclothes the consequences of some decisions we make in life, probably On A Bench By The Lakeside. Based on true events that occurred somehow somewhere in Burkina Faso.

Director: Ambrose B. Cooke | Stars: Stephanie Bambara, Dramane Ouedraogo, Sita Traoré

Ashakara (1991)

100 min | Comedy, 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, Nyanta-Chantal Bamela

Votes: 5

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

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: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Votes: 188

Semisweet: Life in Chocolate (2012)

48 min | Documentary, Drama

Chocolate is the most popular candy in the world. Every year, three billion pounds of it are sold and consumed in the United States alone. It's one of our great indulgences. It's at once ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Allcock

Votes: 67

Midnight Scorpion (2012)

22 min | Short, Biography, Drama

The story centers around a beautiful young African girl named Phoebe who works as a maid for a rich white family in a small South African town. Her boss Henri abuses her on a regular basis ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Amara | Stars: Sady Diallo, Matt Biedel, Sally Kirkland, Darren Dupree Washington

Votes: 17

Vivre riche (2017 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

In Abidjan, in full social mutation, we discover an Ivorian youth lacking benchmarks after the political and economic crises of recent years. We follow Rolex the Portuguese and his ... See full summary »

Director: Joël Akafou

Votes: 8

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

Paweogo (1984)

82 min

Bila, a young peasant, decides to go to Ivory Coast to work and is asked by his parents to accompany Pogbi who is going to meet her fiancé, through an arranged marriage, for the first time.... See full summary »

Director: Kollo Sanou | Stars: Marie-Claire Coeffe, Edouard Bila Ilboudo, Sou Jacob, Jules Tassembedo

Votes: 5

The forest of Niolo (2017 TV Movie)

88 min

Two girls from the village of Niolo are fetching water from the nearby lake. On the way home, one of them collapses. At the hospital, the doctors detect the presence of toxic chemicals in ... See full summary »

Director: Adama Roamba | Stars: Gérard Essomba, Hamadoun Kassogue, Noël Minoungou, Rokhaya Niang

Une femme pas comme les autres (2009)

101 min | Comedy

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Director: Abdoulaye Dao | Stars: Bakary Bamba, Serge Henri, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Georgette Paré

Votes: 6

Haramuya (1995)

Not Rated | 86 min

Through Fousseini (a Muslim firmly attached to his faith and traditions) and his family, HARAMUYA draws a picture of Ouagadougou in the traps of modernism and traditionalism. Wealth in a ... See full summary »

Director: Drissa Toure | Stars: Abdoulaye Kaba, Rakieta Kabore, Aï Keïta, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 22

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