Benin (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven (2018)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven weaves together a personal, cultural, and spiritual journey - capturing the vibrant tales of Voodoo, West Africa, and Benin's favorite son, actor Djimon... See full summary »

Director: Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 31

A living tree means a living planet (2019)

80 min | Documentary

An international environmental anthology documentary film about trees and their different roles (ecological, environmental, personal and spiritual values) in our planet.

Directors: Arcade Assogba, Eduardo Quiroz Barrios, Nicholas Berger, Marco Brama, Marco Carbone, Tafadzwa Chikara, Salvador Delgadillo, Jean Michel Djait, Dick Dreyden, Miguel Ángel Mellado Díaz, Alessandro Fantini, Emily Fraser, Emily Hart, Sade Hiidenkari, Jari Kokko, Julián Lona, Mateo Lona, Mateo Luna, Afra Al Marar, Michael Marotti, Ahsan Minhas, Julie Misaki, Polina Mitryashina, Khalid Mokadmine, Eric Murithi, Kadour Naimi, Jo Nice, Narcisse Orédjé, Kasia Pajzderska, Lucia Pazderkova, Elio Quiroga, Sérgio Rizzo, Johanna Schartau, Katrina Syran, Pachara Tanjariyanon, Pachara Tanjariyanond, Mans Thunberg, Xiong Xu, Liwaa Yazji | Stars: Aamir Ali, Lucia Carbone, Marco Carbone, Paola Carbone

Votes: 5

Africa paradis (2006)

86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

When Olivier and Pauline, a French engineer and a French teacher, can not live decently in their own country any longer, they decide to emigrate to the United States of Africa.

Director: Sylvestre Amoussou | Stars: Stéphane Roux, Eriq Ebouaney, Sylvestre Amoussou, Charlotte Vermeil

Votes: 91

The African Storm (2017)

89 min | Drama

The President of an imaginary African country, suffering from seeing his country's rich natural resources exploited only by western corporations, decides to nationalize all means of ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvestre Amoussou | Stars: Sylvestre Amoussou, Sandrine Bulteau, Philippe Caroit, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 13

Larmes de sang (2011)

82 min | Horror

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Directors: Laitan Faranpojo, Mark Koumagnon | Stars: Davo Sebastien, Chokkie Lydie, Akambi Akala, Mav Danny Vodonnou

Arlit: The Second Paris (2005)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 15

Time for School: 2003-2016 (2016 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Documentary

Time for School: 2003 - 2016 puts a human face on an underreported global crisis, by spotlighting the 12-year journey of five extraordinary children in five countries as they struggle to get a basic education.

Director: Nina Chaudry

Divine carcasse (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Dominique Loreau | Stars: Alphonse Atacolodjou, Simonet Biokou, Fidèle Gbegnon, Szymon Zaleski

Votes: 29

Orillas (2011)

96 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Pablo César | Stars: Leonel Arancibia, Dalma Maradona, Javier Lombardo, Daniel Valenzuela

Votes: 10

Abeni (2006 Video)

105 min | Romance

Abeni is in love with Akanni, the son of Chief Bello's former gateman. But Chief Bello is not in support of his daughter's intention to marry a pauper's son. Will Chief Bello succeed in breaking the bond between the lovebirds?

Director: Tunde Kelani | Stars: Kareem Adepoju, Moufoutaou Akadiri, Aboh M. Akinocho, Abdel Hakim Amzat

Votes: 23

Barbecue-Pejo (2000)

86 min | Comedy

A poor Beninoise corn farmer wanting to break out of his deep misery buys a shaky Peugeot 504 and tries his hand at being a bush cabdriver.

Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Jean Odoutan, Laurentine Milebo, Gladys Agboliagbo, Olivia Agboliagbo

Votes: 11

Bight of the Twin (2016)

55 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary film that will take viewers to Ouidah, Benin, the geographic heart of the Vodoun religion, where friends and collaborators, director Hazel Hill McCarthy, III and cultural ... See full summary »

Director: Hazel Hill McCarthy III | Star: Genesis P-Orridge

Votes: 9

Indochina, Traces of a Mother (2011)

71 min | Documentary, War

Indochina: Through the story of Christophe, a 58 year old Afro-Vietnamese man, the film tells the story of African colonial soldiers fighting for the French in Indochina.

Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 7

La valse des gros derrières (2004)

72 min

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Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Mata Gabin, Jean Odoutan, Claudia Tagbo, Gaëlle Le Saint

Sous le signe du vaudou (1974)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Pascal Abikanlou

The Dawn of a New Day (2011)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A South African plastic surgeon, Dr, Tertius Venter, wants to leave his private practice to join a hospital ship providing free surgeries to the poor - but at a personal cost his wife Trudi... See full summary »

Director: Ryley Grunenwald

Votes: 10

L'amazone candidate (2007)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Sanvi Panou

Circulating objects: four stories about bocios (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Short

Bocios are protective figures from Benin, brought to Europe as collectors' items for a long time. The 4-channel video deals with the Bocios' circulation, and contrasts various perspectives ... See full summary »

Directors: Anna Ramella, David Gnonhouevi, Verena Rodatus, Romuald Tchibozo, Margareta von Oswald

Abeni 2 (2006 Video)

106 min | Romance

Its about two lover birds, whose parents were not in support with their relationship

Director: Tunde Kelani | Stars: Marcelline Aboh, Kareem Adepoju, Akambi Akanla, Abdel Hakim Amzat

Ironou (1985)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

This series is a collection of informal short educational and inspirational interviews with different teachers. The topics range from spirituality, lifestyle, Sikhism, meditation, health and other areas.

Director: François Okioh | Stars: Théophile Batcho, Nadia Sani-Ajab, Laurent Zo Mahoun, Gratien Zossou

Si-Gueriki, la reine-mère (2002)

62 min | Documentary

Si-Gueriki is the story of the confrontation of a young man with his history, his roots and culture.

Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai | Star: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 13

Enfants de... (1985)

80 min

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Director: François Okioh

Crocodiles Without Saddles (2012)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Family

'The day you don't know where to go - remember where you came from' is a documentary road movie about the luck of being oneself. In the cosmos of Kaddi, there are no 'correct' explanations ... See full summary »

Director: Britta Wandaogo | Star: Kaddi Wandaogo

Votes: 5

Els oblidats dels oblidats (2011)

88 min | Documentary, Drama

Africa. The Ivory Coast. With no public health system, the ailing must find a way to pay for their medical care and treatments. A cost most cannot cover. For the mentally ill, whose illness... See full summary »

Director: Carles Caparrós | Stars: Queralt Albinyana, Daniel Anglès, Agnès Busquets, Carles Caparrós

Votes: 8


60 min | Documentary | Post-production

Autrement (In another way) is a documentary that explores the region known as the "least developed" the world: West Africa. There is something extraordinary happening here: social groups ... See full summary »

Directors: Jose Luis Aranda Nucamendi, Camilo Rodríguez-Beltrán

Fishing for School (1999)

35 min | Short, Family

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Director: Kay Mastenbroek

Djib (2000)

77 min | Comedy

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Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Max-Edouard Balthazard, Jessica Hammoudi, Laurentine Milebo, Jean Odoutan

Votes: 6

Studio Harmattan (2017)

36 min | Documentary, Short

A collection of grotesque pop-culture masks, used by three enigmatic travellers as vehicles for smuggling themselves across a cultural threshold, are being passed from one photo-studio to ... See full summary »

Director: Stefanos Pavlakis

Pim-Pim Tché (2010)

84 min | Comedy

Chimène has everything working in her favor except her nickname Pim-Pim Tché which translates into my little bitch in the local tongue. A virtuoso when it comes to emotional blackmail, she ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Aïcha Ouattara, Jean Odoutan, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Diop Mambety

Génération perdue (1999)

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Director: M. Pounie

The Newcomer (1976)

87 min

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Director: Richard De Medeiros | Stars: Agnès Chichi, Sébastien De Souza, Michel Djondo, Sikirou Ogoujobi

Slave Children. The Back Door (2018)

25 min | Documentary, Short

What happens after a slave child escapes? How can a shattered childhood be put back together? 'Slave children. The back door' documents how 21st-century children victim of human trafficking... See full summary »

Director: Ana Palacios

Still Slaves: The West African Slave Trade Then and Now

52 min | Documentary, History | Post-production

Through the lens of ancient slavery in West Africa, 'Still Slaves' explores the rampant slavery, known to most as human trafficking, that continues to thrive along this notorious coastline.... See full summary »

Director: Ann Margret Nielsen | Star: Anna Newell

ZanKlan (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Arcade Assogba | Stars: Cyrille Koffi, Jeannette Gandjiede, Raphael Hounto



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Director: Lisa Sperling | Star: Parfait Dossa

Journey Home (2010)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Going to Africa is not an easy task for Monty Marsh. His journey home forces him to confront the horrors that his ancestors endured during the Trans - Atlantic Slave Trade, as well as ... See full summary »

Director: Monty Marsh

StarChef (2012– )

50 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Christian Abegan, Loic Dable

Votes: 6

Global Player (2000)

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Director: Tom Meffert

Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora (2018 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

The enslavement of millions of Africans led to the development of African Diasporan communities around the world. Their knowledge and skills helped build new societies and they created new ... See full summary »

Director: Sheila S Walker

Ivory. A Crime Story (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

3 years of shooting, 30 countries, over 250 hours of raw material provided the basis for the investigation documentary «IVORY. A CRIME STORY» about the causes and consequences of an ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Yastrzhembsky | Star: Jeff Koinange

Votes: 10

Ma petite Haïti (2019)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Danielot Pierre | Star: Danielot Pierre

Terres d'espoir N°3: À nos enfants (Moi, l'Afrique N°3) (1988 Video)

60 min | Documentary

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Directors: Éric Dazin, Benedetto Manacorda, Gilbert Massala, Didier Mauro, Jean Nocerra

The Camp (2012)

91 min | Documentary, Drama

The refugees modestly refer to their camp in Agame, Benin as 'the site'. Walking along its paths, we make our way between the signs that reveal the true nature of the place, and the daily ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Frédéric de Hasque

Moi, l'Afrique (1984)

156 min | Documentary

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To Whom It May Concern (2015 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Maurizio Ghiotti

Les hustlers (2015)

53 min | Documentary

Léon, Blacky and Zorro are cheats and proud of it. Living in a poverty-stricken shanty town in the port of Lomé, unskilled laborers involved in all the port rackets, they drown their ... See full summary »

Director: Egome Amah

Shed No Tears (2010)

74 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Advocating for the voiceless, Unseen Stories fights for sustainable change and restoration of justice for the victims of child trafficking in Benin, Africa. Shed No Tears is a firsthand ... See full summary »

Director: Kaitlyn Summerill | Star: Leah Irby

Born in Prison (2017)

13 min | Documentary, Short

Shana, is young 29 years old woman from central Africa , who was arrested in West Africa for drug trafficking. In addition to this tragic incident, she discovered her pregnancy and realizes... See full summary »

Director: Henriette Hangnanmey

When God is Among Us (2018)

18 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Benin, Africa is where thousands believe to have found the incarnation of God. Her name is Parfaite, meaning Perfect and she is responsible for the most controversial religious movement in Benin's recent history.

Director: Aidan Macaluso

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