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: 3,487 | 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: 2,055

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: 517 | 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: 595

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: 127

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: 69

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: 525

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: 181

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: 42

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: 120

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: 211

Haramuya (1995)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

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

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: 159 | 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: 136 | Gross: $0.00M

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: 20

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: 78

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: 50

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: 59

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: 255

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: 200

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

Votes: 55

Capitaine Thomas Sankara: Requiem pour un Président assassiné (1987)

45 min | Documentary

On October 15, 1987, President Thomas Sankara was killed by an armed group with twelve other officials in a coup d'état organized by his former top associate Blaise Compaoré. The film examines the immediate aftermath of this assassination.

Directors: Didier Mauro, Benedetto Manacorda, Marie-Roger Biloa | Stars: Sennen Andriamirado, Marie-Roger Biloa, Amilcar Cabral, Blaise Compaoré

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: 7

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: 142

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: 186

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: 86

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: 44

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: 11

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: 51

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: 12

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: 92

Farewell, Mother-in-law (2017)

When Fatou meets Issa, little does she know that her mother-in-law will be moving in with them few days after the wedding. From then on, Fatou's days become increasingly fraught with ... See full summary »

Stars: Gérald Somé, Charlène B. Toé, Kady Zerbo

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: 69

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: 274

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: 64

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: 89

The Man of the Trees (2018)

19 min | Documentary

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso, where he lives with his large family and has worked since he was born 67 years ago... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Trivero

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

No Gold for Kalsaka (2019)

80 min | Documentary

Since the dawn of times, the inhabitants of a small village in Burkina Faso had been living with gold. But today, there is no longer any, a multinational company exploiting all natural ... See full summary »

Director: Michel K. Zongo

Votes: 9

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

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: 29

The Siren of Faso Fani (2015)

90 min | Documentary

After it was shut down in 2001, the Faso Fani textile factory in Koudougou, Burkina Faso's third-largest city, was left to rot. It probably figures in the World Bank and IMF archives as one... See full summary »

Director: Michel K. Zongo

Votes: 14

Mama Africa (2002)
6.7
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: 46 | Gross: $0.00M

Monia et Rama (2002– )

Drama

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Stars: Amélie Mbaye, Edgar Moné, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Aîssé Laty Traoré

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: 10

Balole Golden Wolf (2019)

65 min | Documentary

In the heart of Ouagadougou, a granite quarry where nearly 2,500 people, adults and children, work in Dantean conditions, on the margins of a society that refuses to see them. But in 2014, ... See full summary »

Director: Aïcha Chloé Boro

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

Kadi Jolie (2001– )

12 min

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Stars: Aminata Diallo, Léontine Zoundi

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

Super flics (2008– )

Crime

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Stars: Abidine Couldiaty, Adama Dahico, Aminata Diallo, Tiékoumba Dosso

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