The Democratic Republic Of Congo (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
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: 1,064 | Gross: $0.06M

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: 736

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: 141

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: 33

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: 50 | Gross: $0.11M

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

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: 145

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

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

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

Article 15 bis (2000)


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

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

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: 22

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

(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: 14

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

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

Destin tracé (2020)

Drama | Announced

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Director: Carlo Lechea

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

Lord Thing (1970)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: DeWitt Beall

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

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: 25

On the Way to the Billion

Documentary | Completed

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Director: Dieudo Hamadi

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

Kinshasa Palace (2006)

70 min | Drama

The filmmaker searches for his brother Max, who left his children without explanation. The brothers grew up in the Congo with their white father and Congolese mother. He visits their mother... See full summary »

Director: Zeka Laplaine | Stars: Ambre Laplaine, Anna Maria Laplaine, Gaspard Laplaine, Iris Laplaine

Votes: 16

Noire ici, blanche là-bas (2012)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Claude Haffner

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

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

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

The Horror of Congo: Chaos in the heart of Africa (2016 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

The upcoming election - by the end of 2016 - may determine the future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After 15 years in power, president Kabila is no longer allowed to compete for ... See full summary »

Director: Dietmar Klumpp

Once Upon a Time in the Congo 2: Business in Kinshasa (2017)

Not Rated | Short, Drama

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Director: David Hsieh | Stars: Ewan Chung, Karara Muhoro, Jean-Michel Richaud

Jambo Amani? (I) (2013)

33 min | Documentary, Drama, War

The true story of a group of Congolese militiamen in their search for peace.

Director: Unai Aranzadi

Kadogo (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Pacifique Aganze Tabaro | Star: Plotin Dianani

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

Innoss'B: Yo Pe (2019 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

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

Black September in Kinsasha (1991)

7 min | Animation, Short

An animated documentary about children's drawings from the military pillaging that hit their community in September 1991. This short uses limited animated techniques interspersing the children's drawings with drawings from Kibushi himself.

Director: Kibushi Ndjate Wooto

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

Baloji (2018)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Colon Assany | Stars: Eric Assani, Colon Assany, Giresse Kassonga, Francine Muika

La souffrance est une école de sagesse (2014)

72 min | Documentary

Ariane Astrid Atodji investigates to discover the reason why her father left his family in Benin years ago and never returned.

Director: Ariane Astrid Atodji

Gods Gift, War (2010)

143 min | Documentary

From the troubled streets inside Iraq to the unruly capital city inside Somalia, 'God's Gift, War' is a unique point of view film that follows the life of five war photojournalists as they journey across our worlds front lines and beyond.

Director: John Jacobson

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

Colis postal (1996)

10 min | Short

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Director: Joseph Kumbela | Stars: Hubert Koundé, Léandre-Alain Baker, Habiba Diarra

Congo's Angels (2010– )


Akonic Entertainment returns to Kinshasa to find the new face for Angel Cosmetics brand! Watch the group of men, women and babies as they face off where Congo decides who will be the new faces of their products.

Le roi, la vache et le bananier (1994)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Mweze Ngangura

Déconnexion (I) (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Ephraïm Mpeko | Stars: Giresse Kassonga, Jason Malungila, Roberto Ponti

Michelino, star de la rumba congolaise (2006 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Dom Pedro | Star: Michelino

Debout Kinshasa! (2016)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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

Votes: 13

Dix mille ans de cinéma (1991)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda | Stars: David Achkar, Mambaye Coulibaly, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Idrissa Ouedraogo

Auguy (2000)

18 min | Short

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Director: Munga Tunda Djo

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