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: 40

African Paradise (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

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

Divine carcasse (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 32

Orillas (2011)

96 min | Action, Drama

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

Votes: 10

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

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

Coup de Foudre à Cotonou

94 min | Comedy, Romance | Announced

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Stars: Patrick Kilpatrick, Brian Bouillon Baker, Sébastien Dugast, Ferdy Cooper

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

Mami Wata

Fantasy, Thriller | Post-production

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Director: C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi | Stars: Evelyne Ily Juhen, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Emeka Amakeze, Rita Edochie

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

Arlit: The Second Paris (2005)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 15

Ganvié, My Village (1967)

12 min | Documentary, Short

A man returns to his home place, Gavié, a lakeside village in the South of Benin. He describes the daily lives of its inhabitants, where besides fishing everything is done on water, from ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Abikanlou

One Step Forward (2011)

105 min | Comedy

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

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

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

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

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

Gangbé! (2015)

58 min | Documentary, Musical

The adventure of a Benin brass band - The Gangbe Brass Band - on the road to Lagos, to perform with Femi Kuti at the Shrine.

Director: Arnaud Robert | Star: Gangbé Brass Band

Votes: 6

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

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

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

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

L'amazone candidate (2007)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Sanvi Panou

Sous le signe du vaudou (1974)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Pascal Abikanlou

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

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


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

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

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

Global Player (2000)

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Director: Tom Meffert

Ganvie (I) (2018)

8 min | Documentary, Short

A meditative exploration of Ganvié, Africa's largest stilt village located in the center of Benin's Lake Nokoué. The film floats through the lives of fishermen, mothers, and schoolchildren ... See full summary »

Directors: Yasmin Josiah, Maia Liebeskind, Chelsea Muscat

Djib (2000)

77 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 6

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: 13

Ma petite Haïti (2019)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Danielot Pierre | Star: Danielot Pierre

Brush with Hope (2012)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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

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

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

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

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

Votes: 5

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

Impressions of Humanity (2015)

40 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

One million hand impressions. Every country in the world will be part of the project.

Director: Marcos Antonio

Safia (2021)

Short | Pre-production

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Stars: Peace Fonton, Lyndia Govou, Patricia Setondji, Djomion Ahimakin

The Jackpot (2018 Video)

16 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Fagbedji Samuel

Possessed by Voodoo (2012)

44 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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

Enfants de... (1985)

80 min

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Director: François Okioh

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

Fishing for School (1999)

35 min | Short, Family

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Director: Kay Mastenbroek

Ganvie (II) (2018)

8 min | Documentary, Short

A meditative exploration of Ganvié, Africa's largest stilt village located in the center of Benin's Lake Nokoué. The film floats through the lives of fishermen, mothers, and schoolchildren ... See full summary »

Directors: Yasmin Josiah, Maia Liebeskind, Chelsea Muscat

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