Botswana (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
73 metascore

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 49,784 | Gross: $30.03M

A United Kingdom (2016)
65 metascore

A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,615 | Gross: $3.90M

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 sons.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros

Votes: 15,142 | Gross: $6.29M

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 2,931

Into the Okavango (2018)

88 min | Documentary

A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Gelinas

Votes: 158

The Last Lions (2011)
69 metascore

The Last Lions (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Family

Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have ... See full summary »

Director: Dereck Joubert | Star: Jeremy Irons

Votes: 3,861 | Gross: $0.64M

Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale (2016)

90 min | Documentary

The incredible, true-life story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the wilderness of Botswana. When she's suddenly orphaned at one month of age, it's up to the men who look after her herd to save her life.

Directors: Ben Bowie, Geoffrey Luck

Votes: 231

Okavango: River of Dreams (2019– )


Experience the wildlife of the Okavango Delta, an oasis and lush paradise in Southern Africa that connects a wide array of creatures. Lions chase elephants, who chase hippos, who chase ... See full summary »

Sacred (2016)
60 metascore

Sacred (2016)

87 min | Documentary

Møre than 40 filmmakers travelled the globe to witness religious celebrations and interview people from all sorts of background.

Director: Thomas Lennon

Votes: 45

Saving Sirga: Journey into the Heart of a Lion (2017)

51 min | Documentary

Filmed with unrivaled intimacy this unforgettable and authentic story takes an in-depth look at a remarkable cross-species bond, and the passion and dedication required to save just one lion.

Stars: Valentin Grüner, Sirga, Willie de Graaf, Rob Jackson

Votes: 16

Ballin... On the Other Side of the World

Drama | Pre-production

13 year old Tumelo is spotted playing basketball by an American priest doing missionary work in Africa. He believes the young boy has what it takes to make it to the NBA one day and becomes... See full summary »

Stars: Lecrae, Kassius Nelson

2064 (2019)

12 min | Short, Drama | Completed

Failing to take heed of warnings, in 2033 devastating population growth, famine and mass internal displacement pushes Africa to the brink of all out conflict. Many of the continent's ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph A. Adesunloye | Stars: Thabo Rametsi, Donald Molosi, Tumelo

The Queen of Kalahari (2017)

70 min | Documentary

The Queen of Kalahari. A 52-minute fictional documentary that tells the incredible tale of a diamond - of its natural state in a mine in Botswana to the final piece of jewellery, revealed ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Veller

Elephant Refugees

92 min | Documentary | Post-production

Elephant Refugees addresses the plight of wild elephants as seen through the eyes of a couple that established a bush lodge in a remote location in Botswana in 2005. Business was good, ... See full summary »

Director: Louise Hogarth | Stars: Olivia Munn, Jerome Flynn

Passion for Planet (2016)

100 min | Documentary

A journey around the globe together with the world's best wildlife filmmakers. We experience their passion and commitment for the natural beauty of our planet. However, their mission is now... See full summary »

Director: Werner Schuessler | Stars: Rita Banerji, Jan Haft, Michael Schlamberger, Rita Schlamberger

Votes: 15

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

Mix pensão internacional (2012)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

An international boarding house lost in the Algarve, a region in the south of Portugal very isolated and hot where a group of mentally disabled film crew and amateur actors stay between ... See full summary »

Directors: Rui Goulart, Rui Goulart | Stars: Rui Goulart, Maria Montepegado, Maria Monte Pegado, Vladimiro Pinto

The Aviatrix (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

In 1928, Lady Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London. Eighty-five years later, Tracey Curtis-Taylor sets out in a vintage biplane to retrace her flight. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Annette Porter | Stars: James Bevan, Tracey Curtis-Taylor, Kate Silverton, Bill Sykes

Votes: 16

Le monde selon Stiglitz (2009 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

In this hard-hitting documentary about the perils and promises of globalization, Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz takes a tour of the world showing us how it can be made to work

Director: Jacques Sarasin | Star: Joseph Stiglitz

Votes: 15

Birth of a Pride (2018 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

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Re bina mmogo (2004– )

26 min | Drama

Six young traditional dancers grapple with emotionally-charged dilemmas in the context of changing cultural norms and values in modern Botswana.

Stars: Gaolope Basuhi, Saone Bikitshane, Joseph Dikgomo, Ontlametse Dikgomo

Colours (2018– )

24 min | Drama

In a highly professional corporate world, a young man's character problems become his greatest strength and spirals him onto a journey of discovery and change.

Stars: Tulani Theo Tau, Fitzgerald Sebolao, Kegopotswe Kgomotso Ratsie, Tlotlo Tumisang Rasesia

Africa, Blood & Beauty (2012)

90 min | Documentary, History

This film speaks of archaic peoples, their customs and mores, in an attempt to make the last snapshots of their traditional lifestyles before they are gone for good.

Director: Sergey Yastrzhembsky | Star: Lambert Wilson

Votes: 16

Ngwao Boswa (1997)

26 min | Documentary, Short

It seems a simple act, to weave a basket. But as you watch and listen, the women of the Ngwao Boswa Basket Weavers' Cooperative weave the strands of their stories as well: of women's lives and village lives, of tradition and change.

Director: John Clement | Star: Ngwao Boswa Basket Weavers' Cooperative

Return of a President: After the Coup in Madagascar (2017)

79 min | Documentary

Meet exiled President and yogurt mogul Ravalomanana ousted by a military coup while he was trying to pull Madagascar out of poverty. In the film, director Lotte Mik Meyer tries to make ... See full summary »

Director: Lotte Mik Meyer

Votes: 11

The Stars Know Our Home (2010)

15 min | Documentary, Short, History

The courageous story of two San leaders who are fighting to save their culture while facing opposition from a government that is forcing them from their traditional lands for the sake of assimilation.

Directors: Tyler Gurd, Gregg Lillie, Marc Schuller, Dhruv Sharma, Kelsey Steinke

The Road We Know (2011)

100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Sexual decisions have deadly consequences. Can a small group of college students from Botswana challenge conventional wisdom about AIDS in Africa to save their generation? THE ROAD WE KNOW ... See full summary »

Director: Suzanne C. Taylor

The Tropic of Capricorn: A Time-lapse Journey (2012 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Music

The Tropic of Capricorn runs through South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australia, the Pacific, South America, and the Southern Atlantic. Only on December 21, the day of the summer solstice in... See full summary »

Director: Greg Kiss

March of the Gods: Botswana Metalheads (2014)

88 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary on the heavy metal scene in Botswana and the struggle of a local band called Wrust.

Director: Raffaele Mosca | Stars: Stux Daemon, Master Lawd Daemon, Oppy Gae, Benson Mophakedi

Votes: 18

Smile... You're Under Arrest! (2008– )


In the first season of "Smile...You're Under Arrest!", actual wanted criminals are tricked into turning themselves in through various scenarios such as a job as an extra on a movie set or a... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Arpaio, David Storrs, Diana Terranova, Tori Meyer

Votes: 31

The Third Way to Reach Remote Tribes (2011)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Communication is a reality of the 21st Century, even for the most isolated people. Remote tribes around the world struggle to adapt to the intrusions of the Western civilization. This film ... See full summary »

Director: Attila Iacob Peli | Stars: Razvan Georgescu, Mihnea Lamatic, Vlad Spilca, Valentino Tiron

Safari Botswana (2018 Video)

Short, Adventure

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The AC Project: To the Ends of the Earth (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Adventure

Through what began as a group of college guys dissatisfied with the pursuit of the American Dream, The AC Project is simply a one-year journey of experimental living. Growing up as ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Lied | Stars: Matthew Fons, Ethan Matott, Doug Wekenman, Ryan Wekenman

Votes: 6

Bridging Waters (2014– )

24 min | Documentary

Bridging Waters is a docudrama series that explores the lives of those who reside along Southern Africa's majestic rivers.

Stars: Chi Mhende, Salum Assumane, Nonceba Banjatiwe, Sboniso Banjatiwe

Soju (2016 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

An ongoing documentary series highlighting millennials across Africa, as they define their identity while supporting their relative communities.

Director: Oluwaseun Babalola

Lost & Found (III) (2010)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

In a small nation with over 130,000 orphaned kids, many living on the streets - one program is turning their lives around. Cynthia and her partner, Victor, take to the streets of Botswana ... See full summary »

Directors: Malica Chehrzad, Jonathan Formica, Alexander Gaeta, Lauren Hulsey, Kiah S. Jones, Rob McClelland

Africa Investment Horizons (2008 Video)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Smart investors know how to really make money, you go where no one else is looking. Today that place is Africa. Stock exchanges, bonds, mutual funds, and more, all on a continent assumed to... See full summary »

Director: Carol Pineau

Shine Botswana (2016–2017)

24 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Gaona Dintwe, Dollar Mac

Sharpening the Axe (2011)

14 min | Documentary, Short, News

IFAW (International Fund For Animal Welfare) sponsors INTERPOL/Environmental Canada wildlife law enforcement training in Botswana. 10 South African countries participate in an effort to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Moos

Lesego's Story (2012)

5 min | Short

Lesego's Story is a short film about the struggles of a young girl in Gaborone, Botswana.

Director: Botlhe Lesetedi | Stars: Evelyn Ketlogetse, Nomie Phatsima, Tafadzwa Ranganai, Paelsa Sello

Crazy Cameraman: Graham and the Lioness (2013)

3 min | Short, Family

One minute you are taking a few photographs of a lion pride in the distance, and the next, a curious 300 pound lioness is sniffing your crotch. It is just another day at the office for Earth Touch cameraman Graham Springer.

This Is Just Batting Practice: A Tale About G.I. Joes, Tomato Boxes, Rivers & Reincarnation (2011)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A film inspired by a cache of 8 mm family films that were hidden away in dusty old tomato boxes in a far off corner of Brooklyn. Spanning six decades and five countries, while fusing 8 mm, ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Lenzner

Searching for the lost future (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

An extraordinary journey to the past across four continents leads you to discover the milestones that marked the way has took us from biology to civilization.

Director: Alfonso Par

Chaos Au Kalahari (2015 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

In the heart of the Kalahari Desert - "Land of the thirsty" to the Kalahari San (Bushmen) - water is a precious and strategic resource. Considered the 'first people', the San have survived ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Thompson-Gorry

Otras Pampas (2010)

70 min | Documentary

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Director: Diego Haase | Stars: Paula Bonuiolo, Juan Lucangioli, Diego Moncada, Miguel Petrabisi

On the Fence (2010 Video)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure

The project offers an examination of how social, cultural, and material factors influence human-nature relationships. Viewers are taken on a journey to the ecotourist site, Meno A Kwena, ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Kelley | Star: Atlang Mompe

Thibelo Ya HIV: E Simolola Ka Nna (2011 Video)

Animation, Short

Founded at Stanford University, TeachAIDS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems in HIV and AIDS prevention ... See full summary »

Director: Piya Sorcar | Stars: Game 'Zeus' Bantsi, Oratile Jazzelle Kebakile, Thato 'Scar' Malthabaphiri, Thato Tref Maruping

Headwinds of Poverty (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Can one bike ride through Southern Africa change lives?

Directors: Nathan Field, Ben Whimpey

The Awakened Spirit

16 min | Short, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

Segametsi (Lead Character) Has To Ultimately Answer The Question That Will Lead To Her Self Discovery. Will She?

Director: Tumi Sejoe

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A Botswanan woman starts up the country's first female-owned detective agency. Based on the series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Nikki Amuka-Bird

Votes: 1,164

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