The Democratic Republic Of Congo (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Félicité (2017)
75 metascore

Félicité (2017)

129 min | Drama, Music

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo

Votes: 915 | Gross: $0.01M

The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Horror

Scooter the blue penguin lives with the blue penguins in their communistic society. They are communist. One day Scooter is neglected his rations and starts an uprising murdering half the ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Cason, Michael Schelp, Harry Cason Michael Schelp | Stars: Uncle Ho, Jay Freeman, Kathryn Beck, Harry Cason

Votes: 26

Kinshasa Makambo (2018)

75 min | Documentary

Documentary about the Democratic Republic of Congo when Joseph Kabila sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third term. The film follows three protagonists of the resistance.

Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Votes: 46

Viva Riva! (2010)
65 metascore

Viva Riva! (2010)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get ... See full summary »

Director: Djo Munga | Stars: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Diplome Amekindra, Hoji Fortuna

Votes: 1,074 | Gross: $0.06M

Maki'la (2018)

78 min

Maki'la has been living on the streets of the Congolese capital for a long time. She spends most of her time with a group of young criminals, who use the street as a stage to display their ... See full summary »

Director: Machérie Ekwa Bahango | Star: Amour Lombi

Votes: 16

Benda Bilili! (2010)
77 metascore

Benda Bilili! (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

Kinshasa, DRCongo, 2005: Benda Bilili, poor paraplegic street musicians, get noticed by a French film team. Studio recordings get their music out on album and 2009, they have concerts in Europe.

Directors: Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye | Stars: Leon Likabu, Roger Landu, Coco Ngambali, Cubain Kabeya

Votes: 756

On the Way to the Billion

90 min | Documentary | Completed

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Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Muana Mboka (1999)

14 min | Animation, Short

Muana Mboka is a street boy like so many others in the big cities of Africa. They all survive through little larceny, occasional jobs and prostitution. Muana Mboka, however, saves the life ... See full summary »

Director: Kibushi Ndjate Wooto | Stars: Monique Fodderie, Marc Galo, Dimitri Kandolo, Herve Kandolo

Zombies (2019)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Musical

A journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinshasa, from the culture of the hair salon to futuristic solitary clubbing, from an urban parade to a dictator's sense of glory to a modern western in the style of Takeshi Kitano.

Director: Baloji | Stars: Popaul Amisi, Divine Bamba, Gaelle Kibikonda, Amour Lombi

Votes: 152

Ukweli (2020)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Congolese poets, dancers and painters counter the prevailing narrative of their country, one that focuses on the brutal toll of war, conflict and poverty, with one of hope, inspiration and ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Ramsdell

Bonobos: Back to the Wild (2015)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

The critically important work by renowned naturalist Claudine Andre to save the endangered bonobo apes of the Congo is presented in this visually stunning feature film.

Director: Alain Tixier | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans, Claudine André

Votes: 79 | Gross: $0.11M

Congo in Four Acts (2010)

69 min | Documentary

A quartet of powerful, hard-hitting short films that lay bare the disturbing reality of everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Directors: Dieudo Hamadi, Kiripi Katembo Siku, Divita Wa Lusala

Votes: 10

Juju Factory (2007)

97 min | Drama

Kongo is writing a book on the subject of immigrants but while his editor wants a kind of traveler's book in which ethnic exotic ingredients are offered to a European audience, Kongo has ... See full summary »

Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda | Stars: Dieudonné Kabongo, Carole Karemera, Katik Donatien Bakomba, Emile Abossolo M'bo

Votes: 22

Asylum (2019)

30 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Tito Londole | Stars: Jonathan Mukuta Basekota, Benita Ekofo Boyoko, Doutche Kapanga, Azga Lumbu Londole

Machini (2019)

10 min | Animation, Short

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Directors: Frank Mukunday, Tétshim | Star: Vhan Olsen Dombo

Votes: 7

Afrobeats: From Nigeria to the World (2017)

52 min | Documentary

Afrobeat music is everywhere. Even industry big names are getting in on it--Drake, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Jidenna - So you may be wondering, what exactly is Afrobeat? Where does it come ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Claveau | Stars: Akon, Davido, P-Square, Skales

Atalaku (2013)

62 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In the cemetery of Kinshasa, some young people get into position in the most unstable democratic process that could be : the presidential poll in Congo.

Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Fighting the Silence (2007)

53 min | Documentary

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's seven year war was the deadliest ever recorded in Africa. More than 80.000 women and girls were raped. When the country is formally at peace the consequences of the brutality become truly visible.

Directors: Femke van Velzen, Ilse van Velzen

Votes: 9

Identity Pieces (1998)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

A Congonese king arrives in Brussels in search of his long-lost daughter.

Director: Mweze Ngangura | Stars: Gérard Essomba, Dominique Mesa, Herbert Flack, David Steegen

Votes: 147

Debout Kinshasa! (2016)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Sébastien Maître | Stars: Bryan Mbuangi Maloji, Merlin Dianda, Starlette Mathata, Jupiter

Votes: 14

Lord Thing (1970)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: DeWitt Beall

5 Idiots (2015)


Five friends find themselves stuck in a job that at first promised to be so simple - After rigorous preparations, they soon realise that instead of carrying out the plan, they have become ... See full summary »

Director: Ceeborg-G. Chivazz | Stars: Steve Bikim, Trezor Lokwa, Deo Gracias Nsambi, Felix Strixx

John of God the Movie (2015)

88 min | Comedy, Music

John of God is the world's greatest his own mind. When an American film maker is sent to Kinshasa - DR Congo to do a 'tell all' story about him, his talent is put to the test.

Director: Selé M'Poko | Stars: Holly Joy Gaines, Férré Gola, Moïse Ilunga, Jo D. Jonz

Votes: 5

Destin tracé (2020)

Drama | Announced

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Director: Carlo Lechea

Article 15 bis (2000)


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Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda | Stars: Phil Azoume, Bamba Bakary, Michel Bohiri, Maïga Sedatif de Samba

Women Hold Up the Sky (2019)

Documentary, Short

As the planet hurtles towards climate collapse, follow the powerful stories of African women and their fight for justice against dirty energy and development projects that destroy their lands, lives and communities.

Directors: Yaba Badoe, Sharon Farr, Nelson Makengo

Grenzgaenger (2017)

66 min | Documentary

In 2003 I filmed Eric (8) for a German TV magazine. In 2017, 14 years later, I went back looking for him. In the war-torn DRC.

Director: Soenke C. Weiss

Thomas Sankara (1991)

26 min | Documentary, Short

Captain Thomas Sankara was the leader of the Burkinabe Revolution. This film is a biographical profile of the revolutionary, the improvements he generated in his country and the new socio-political dimension he instituted in Burkina Faso.

Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda | Star: Thomas Sankara

(Paris: XY) (2001)

80 min | Drama

One morning, Max wakes up and discovers that his wife Helene has left without saying anything, taking with them their two children.

Director: Zeka Laplaine | Stars: Sylvia Vaudano, Zeka Laplaine, Pilou Ioua, Lisa Edmondson

Votes: 16

The Governor's New Clothes (2005)

87 min | Comedy, Music

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Director: Mweze Ngangura | Stars: Reddy Amisi, Adolphe Dominguez, Emeneya Keser, Simaro Lutumba

Chop My Money (2014)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

A day in the life of three street kids in the Eastern Congo. Featuring music by Dirty Beaches.

Director: Theo Anthony | Stars: Manu Bahiti Jean Christophe, Guillain Paluku, David Muhindo

Votes: 23

Kadogo (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Pacifique Aganze Tabaro | Star: Plotin Dianani

Pépé Felly, l'âme de Zaïko Langa Langa (2006 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Dom Pedro | Stars: Zaïko Langa Langa, Félix Manuaku Waku

A Bewitched Life (2005)

52 min | Documentary

Monique Mbeka Phoba, the director of the film, spent part of her childhood In Congo-Kinshasa, formerly known as Zaire, where witchcraft plays an integral part in people's lives. She then ... See full summary »

Director: Monique Mbeka Phoba

Vodacom Superstar (2010– )


Akonic Entertainment, Akon & Nickie Shapira's television production company from the United States, makes their way to the beautiful lands of the Democratic Republic of Congo to find their ... See full summary »

Star: John Gado Marcelin

L'étranger venu d'Afrique (1998)


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Director: Joseph Kumbela

The Garden (2004)

75 min | Drama

While on their honeymoon in Africa, a young French couple gets sidetracked by a series of odd events and swept up in the fervor of a coming election.

Director: Zeka Laplaine | Stars: Rim Turkhi, Princess Erika, Akéla Sagna, Laurent Labasse

Votes: 26

Télé Réalité (2020)

88 min | Drama

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Directors: Lucile Desamory, Gustave Fundi, Glodie Mubikay | Stars: Lucile Desamory, Hawaly Ndayisenga

Starec a mys (1974)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Director: Bohumil Sejda

Père d'enfer (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Patricia Bolonkali | Stars: Jojo Badibanga, Giresse Kassonga, Koffi Kwaya, Herilia Mabwisi

Auguy (2000)

18 min | Short

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Director: Munga Tunda Djo

The story of Papa Wemba (2017)

90 min | Documentary

Nicknamed the father of Congolese rumba, Papa Wemba, the heir to Elvis, Fela and Tabu Ley, became a legend despite himself. This vibrant documentary traces the history of an iconic, trailblazing and intergenerational artist.

Director: Elvis Adidiema | Stars: Fally Ipupa, Youssou N'Dour, Ella Shungu, Orphée Shungu

Un tour sur l'île d'Idjwi (2020)


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Star: Amini Cishugi

Noire ici, blanche là-bas (2012)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Claude Haffner

Olongo (2012)

24 min | Short

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Director: Clarisse Muvuba-Mwimbu | Stars: Deb's Bukaka, Maguy Kalomba, Starlette Mathata, Guyguy Maya

Dames en attente (2010)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Dieudo Hamadi, Divita Wa Lusala

Innoss'B: Yo Pe (2019 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

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Director: Ach B. | Star: Innoss' B.

Menace Commune (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: James Barth Kabuya

Lituka (2019)

4 min | Short

A young boy from a financially challenged background creates his luck by making charcoal stoves to help himself and his family.

Director: Rodney Bidi Kimbangu

Au bout du couloir (1998)

16 min | Short

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Director: Léandre-Alain Baker | Stars: Maya Cohen, Laurence Launey, Christian Paul

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