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: 5

ZanKlan (2018)

Short, Drama

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

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

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

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: 80

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

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

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: 8

Possessed by Voodoo (2012)

44 min | Documentary, Family, History

Many myths and legends surround the religion which we are going to tell you about in our film. Some of its ceremonies are shrouded in mystery. This religion was founded several centuries ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Yastrzhembsky | Stars: Arnold Guiskine, Olga Vershinina

Votes: 5

For all the World to see (2017)

90 min | Documentary

In Bangladesh, in Benin, in the DR Congo, yet also in Germany: violence against women is ever present. The film delves into the lives of women who have been subjected to horrific violence, ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Schmid

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

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: 20


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

Djib (2000)

77 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 6

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

Divine carcasse (1998)

88 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 29

Arlit: The Second Paris (2005)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 15

Pim-Pim Tché (2010)

84 min | Comedy

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

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

Orillas (2011)

96 min | Action, Drama

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

Votes: 9

Take Me Away Fast (2011)

47 min | Documentary, Adventure, Music

The adventures of Frank Gossner, a DJ from Berlin turned 'Indiana Jones' of record digging, as he journeys throughout West Africa to dig for rare, vinyl recordings of African funk and soul ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Iacobucci | Star: Frank Gossner

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: 7

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: 6

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: 9

Vindicte (2016)

26 min | Short, Drama, Family

Awa, 18 years old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. Has she just joined her family in Cotonou than a ... See full summary »

Director: Ange-Régis Hounkpatin | Stars: Samson Adjaho, Charles Darboux, Halsam Sassé, Ignace Yéchénou

The Newcomer (1976)

87 min

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

Sous le signe du vaudou (1974)

100 min | Documentary

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Director: Pascal Abikanlou

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

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

Génération perdue (1999)

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Director: M. Pounie

Un pas en avant - Les dessous de la corruption (2011)

105 min | Comedy

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Director: Sylvestre Amoussou | Stars: Sylvestre Amoussou, Thierry Desroses, Sandra Adjaho, Sidiki Bakaba

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: 12

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



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Director: Lisa Sperling | Star: Parfait Dossa

Rejetes (2016 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary | Completed

The last in the land of the least are the chained...! We meet in Benin and Togo men, women and in some cases even children with mental disturbances who are at the mercy of their family and ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Guadalupi

L'Afrique au Rendez-vous de l'Année Sainte (1975)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Pascal Abikanlou

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

Dassa-Zoume (2016)

10 min | Documentary, Short, History | Completed

Known by the Beninese as the nerve center of occultism, Dassa-Zoumé also houses the cave ' Arigbo Our Lady ' , arranged and blessed in 1954 , following a mysterious appearance of an image ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Blanpied

Femme d'Afrique (2011 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Woman of Africa is poetical documentary, it is a pensive and slow portrait movie of diligent Beninese women at Gulf of Guinea during their daily chores.

Director: Milja Viita | Star: Madam Bakossi

Votes: 5

StarChef (2012– )

50 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Christian Abegan, Loic Dable

Votes: 6

L'amazone candidate (2007)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Sanvi Panou

The Jackpot (2018 Video)

16 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Fagbedji Samuel

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

To Whom It May Concern (2015 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Maurizio Ghiotti

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

Studio Harmattan (2017)

36 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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

Fishing for School (1999)

35 min | Short, Family

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Director: Kay Mastenbroek

Brush with Hope (2012)

28 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

For my production I traveled to Africa to document young artists who were bringing the arts to orphans, I followed them on this journey and had an experience of a lifetime. Now I want to ... See full summary »

Director: Eun Kim

Ma petite Haïti (2019)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Danielot Pierre | Star: Danielot Pierre

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