Ethiopia (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
Samsara (I) (2011)
8.5
65 metascore

Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,070 | Gross: $2.67M

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019)

83 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

CIA Agents Palmer and Gagano are tasked with the mission of destroying a computer virus called "Soviet Union". They enter the system using VR but the mission turns into a trap.

Director: Miguel Llansó | Stars: Daniel Tadesse, Guillermo Llansó, Agustín Mateo, Gerda-Annette Allikas

Votes: 57

Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)

120 min | Documentary

Seventy short films about cinema and its future.

Directors: Hala Abdallah, John Akomfrah, Catherine Breillat, Júlio Bressane, Rama Burshtein, Antonio Capuano, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Isabel Coixet, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Claire Denis, Lav Diaz, Amit Dutta, Atom Egoyan, Aleksey Fedorchenko, Frédéric Fonteyne, James Franco, Lluís Galter, Haile Gerima, Aleksey German Jr., Amos Gitai, Sang-soo Hong, Benoît Jacquot, Zhangke Jia, Semih Kaplanoglu, Abbas Kiarostami, Ki-duk Kim, Yorgos Lanthimos, Pablo Larraín, Tobias Lindholm, Guido Lombardi, Jazmín López, Samuel Maoz, Pietro Marcello, Brillante Mendoza, Celina Murga, Amir Naderi, Shirin Neshat, Nicolás Pereda, Franco Piavoli, Giuseppe Piccioni, Edgar Reitz, João Pedro Rodrigues, Walter Salles, Paul Schrader, Ulrich Seidl, Luca Severi, Sion Sono, Jean-Marie Straub, Tusi Tamasese, Tariq Teguia, Pablo Trapero, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Teresa Villaverde, Bing Wang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Andrew Wonder, Yonfan, Krzysztof Zanussi, Karim Aïnouz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jan Cvitkovic, Davide Ferrario, Monte Hellman, Marlen Khutsiev, Milcho Manchevski, Franco Maresco, Salvatore Mereu, Ermanno Olmi, Michele Placido, Todd Solondz, Shekhar Kapur, Heeraz Marfatia | Stars: Jessica Alexander, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lola Créton, Haile Gerima

Votes: 221

The Bastard (I) (2018)

84 min | Documentary

Ethiopian Daniel Hoek has no doubt in his mind that if his Dutch father had not abandoned him he would never have turned to crime. His Dutch father, Joop Hoek, has no doubt in his mind that... See full summary »

Director: Floris-Jan van Luyn

Votes: 73

Fig Tree (I) (2018)

93 min | Drama

16 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Aalam-Warqe Davidian | Stars: Rodas Gizaw, Mitiku Haylu, Betalehem Asmamawe, Mareta Getachew

Votes: 61

Crumbs (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 68 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

Our figurine sized supermen hero embarks on an epic surreal journey that will take him across the Ethiopian post apocalyptic landscape in search of a way to get on the hovering spacecraft that for years has become a landmark in the skies.

Director: Miguel Llansó | Stars: Daniel Tadesse, Quino Piñero, Selam Tesfayie, Mengistu Berhanu

Votes: 436

Fortuna (2018)

106 min | Drama, Romance

Fortuna, a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl, has had no news of her parents since arriving in Lampedusa, Italy. Together with other refugees, she is given shelter for the winter in a Swiss ... See full summary »

Director: Germinal Roaux | Stars: Kidist Siyum, Bruno Ganz, Patrick d'Assumçao, Yoann Blanc

Votes: 176

Difret (2014)
6.8
61 metascore

Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,137 | Gross: $0.04M

Lamb (II) (2015)

94 min | Drama, Family

When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

Director: Yared Zeleke | Stars: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Rahel Teshome

Votes: 510

Poverty, Inc. (2014)

94 min | Documentary, History, News

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Matheson Miller | Star: Robert Sirico

Votes: 557

The Passengers (2019)

72 min | Documentary

Two young men represent their final abandoned community of Ethiopian Jews on a fateful trip to America as representatives in an advocacy campaign, with the ultimate goal to enter Israel as citizens.

Director: Ryan S. Porush

Teza (2008)
7.1
78 metascore

Teza (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Aaron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun

Votes: 465

La Bohème (II) (2009)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Part of a series of opera shorts by different directors. Herzog combines O Soave Fanciulla ("Oh you vision of beauty" from Puccini's La Boheme) with images of harsh life in Africa.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Peter Auty, Mary Plazas

Votes: 175

Min Alesh? (2019)

Drama

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Director: Amleset Muchie

Anbessa (2019)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

The simple life in his mother's hut off the grid set against the huge TVs in the apartment blocks where the other children live. Asalif adapts to the changes to his familiar surroundings with growing autonomy. He becomes Anbessa, the lion.

Director: Mo Scarpelli | Stars: Asalif Tewold, Alem Sebisibe Ayitenfsu, Abinet, Aster Biruk Aderi

Two Worlds: Blood Bound (2019)

Action

When Phil discovers that he wasn't an Orphan at adoption, he risks everything - including his life, to uncover the tortuous corruption between his developing birth-country and the Western World.

Director: Gebrehiwot Cherkos | Stars: Dawit Abate, Abebe Alemu, Alemayehu Belayneh, Sharon Darragh

Afrika (1973)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

Philippe, a bisexual painter, is living through a crisis. He is torn between his love for his wife and his attraction for young men. In Ethiopia, he meets Frank, a young homosexual.

Director: Alberto Cavallone | Stars: Ivano Staccioli, Andrea Traglia, Maria Pia Luzi, Kara Donati

Votes: 37

Running against the Wind

112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport | Post-production

In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Mikias Wolde, Ashenafi Nigusu, Joseph Reta Belay, Samrawit Desalegn

OHNI Case Files (2016– )

Documentary, Short, Drama

OHNI Case Files is a medical docuseries about the surgical team at Osborne Head and Neck Institute. Each episode tells a unique story about the doctors and the patients they treat.

Stars: Ryan F. Osborne, Jason S. Hamilton, Esauron Vaughan, Michael Boyer

Votes: 5

The Athlete (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Biography, Drama

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero ... See full summary »

Directors: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew | Stars: Rasselas Lakew, Dag Malmberg, Ruta Gedmintas, Abba Waka Dessalegn

Votes: 218

Mission (I) (2018)

98 min | Crime, Drama, News

An orphan adopted by her former village school teacher seeks to reveal the truth behind the criminal activities of an elderly international gangster who has initiated a heinous business enterprise focused on Ethiopia. SPOILER ALERT.

Director: Memekiyaye Deneke | Stars: John Archer Lundgren, Faven Ressom, Jemanesh Solomon, Teklu Weldemariam

Town of Runners (2012)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport

Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to the current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele. ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Rothwell

Votes: 126

Ethiopiques: Revolt of the Soul (2017)

70 min | Documentary, Animation, Music

The story of forgotten Ethiopian musicians who became a considerable inspiration for free jazz and pop music nowadays.

Director: Maciej Bochniak | Stars: Mahmoud Ahmed, Girma Beyene, Elvis Costello, Alemayehu Eschete

Votes: 41

Adwa (1999)

97 min | Drama, War

In 1896, Ethiopia, an African nation, largely armed with spears and knives, defeats a well-equipped and organized Italian military bent on colonization.

Director: Haile Gerima

Votes: 48

35 Cows and a Kalashnikov (2014)

83 min | Documentary

35 COWS AND A KALASHNIKOV is a film about African pride. Directed by Oswald von Richthofen and produced by Roland Emmerich, two old film school friends. It is not a classical documentary ... See full summary »

Directors: Oswald von Richthofen, Gernot Aschoff | Stars: Bar Jala, Kuwedo, Regole, Tanga

Votes: 59

Horizon Beautiful (2013)

90 min | Comedy

A soccer magnate on a promotion tour in Addis Ababa gets mixed up in a fake kidnapping. His supposed liberator is a 12-year old street kid with a plan - to have the Godfather of soccer take him to ballplayer's heaven.

Director: Stefan Jäger | Stars: Shitaye Abraha, Alemayehu, Mamush Alemayheu, Kenny Allen

Votes: 46

Omo Child: The River and the Bush (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

For many generations people in the Omo Valley (tribal southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed and that these 'cursed' children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. ... See full summary »

Director: John Rowe

Votes: 78

Caffeinated (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, News

Caffeinated tells the story of coffee through the perspectives of people who have dedicated their lives to it. At every step of the process, it's the hands that planted the seed, that roasted the beans, that crafted the drink that makes every cup of coffee a story worth telling.

Directors: Hanh Nguyen, Vishal Solanki | Stars: Jeremy Adams, Andrew Alcala, Sarah Allen, Graziano Boldrini

Votes: 112

The Least of These (2016 TV Movie)

37 min | Documentary

In the Spring of 2015 a team of American medical professionals joined together with a team of Ethiopian medical professionals to provide medical treatment in some of the poorest places in Africa, including a prison.

Director: Erik Laursen | Stars: Garedew Assefa, Kim Dotson, Gretchen James, Erik Laursen

Votes: 13

Sacred (2016)
7.2
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: 46

Der weiße Äthiopier (2015 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama

In Ethiopia, Frank Michalka (Jürgen Vogel) has found a new home and left his criminal past behind. But happiness does not last long and the former offender must go back to Germany. Once ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Trageser | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Paula Kalenberg, Sayat Demissie, Selam Tadese

Votes: 97

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas (2017)

80 min | Documentary

Farmland - the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia's government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side ... See full summary »

Director: Joakim Demmer

Votes: 66

Triangle (I) (2012)

Drama

A film that will span three continents and deal with the issue of illegal immigration to America.

Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Kristos Andrews, Mahder Assefa, Abebe Balcha, Isabella Rain Barbieri

Votes: 10

Nigatu: The Running Dream (2010)

38 min | Documentary, Sport

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Director: Steve Döschner

Harvest: 3,000 Years (1975)

150 min | Drama

In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kasu Asfaw, Gebru Kasa, Worke Kasa, Melaku Makonen

Votes: 141

Circus Movements (2019)

15 min | Short

The young girls Liya and Beza, doing the hula hoop; Habtamnesh, doing the aerial hoop; and the boy Beniyam, who is only 5 years old, performing acrobatics - these are some of the kids who ... See full summary »

Directors: Lukas Berger, Mário Gajo de Carvalho | Stars: Beza Abebe, Liya Awrares, Beniyam Bahailo, Habtamnesh Bahailo

Votes: 6

Janapar (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Adventure, Romance

It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen's dream journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl.

Directors: James W. Newton, Tom Allen | Stars: Tom Allen, Andrew Welch

Votes: 169

Lambadina (2015)

103 min | Drama

Lambadina is a full feature film focusing on a journey of little boy whose story starts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and ends in Los Angeles, CA.

Director: Messay Getahun

Votes: 9

Ethiopia Rising: Red Terror to Green Revolution (2015)

61 min | Documentary, Drama

The story of the phenomenal transformation of a nation told through the experience of one man, Aba Hawi. He leads his village in a struggle against drought, famine and conflict to secure their future.

Director: Mark Dodd

Votes: 5

Girl, Adopted (2013)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Girl, Adopted follows 13-year-old Weynsht from an orphanage in Ethiopia to an adoptive family in rural Arkansas.

Directors: Melanie Judd, Susan Motamed

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, News

Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Esraa Bani, Albert Bartlett, Lester Brown, Martha Campbell

Votes: 124

Enchained (2019)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ethiopia, 1916: Gobeze is a timid, peace-loving, young man of 25; a brilliant student who dedicates his whole life to "Sem Ina Werq" (riddles with dual meaning). He spends seven years ... See full summary »

Director: Moges Tafesse

Right Footed (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Jessica Cox was born without arms as a result of a birth defect, but managed to overcome many physical and emotional challenges to become fully independent. She learned to type with her ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Spark | Stars: Patrick Chamberlain, Jessica Cox

Votes: 26

Roaring Abyss (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

A sound journey accros the mountains, deserts and forests of Ethiopia and its cultural universe. Roaring Abyss will take you through an inedit collection of music recordings of unvaluable ... See full summary »

Director: Quino Piñero

Votes: 9

Global Family (2018)

86 min | Documentary

Yasmin has lived an almost normal life as a German ever since she was three years old. The family fled from Somalia during the civil war and now lives scattered around the globe. When ... See full summary »

Directors: Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler

Votes: 18

Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise is a unique project in many ways. It is the life story of the legendary musician, but it is not a biography, it is a fairytale documentary! The ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schaner | Stars: Ashley Beedle, Dennis Bovell, Jomo Charles, Neil Fraser

Votes: 57

Sost Maezen (2013)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

Kaleab and Jemal are two who are willing to endure any travail to reach America and what they deem as a promise of a better life, but is it? Along the way Kaleab meets Winta, who is from ... See full summary »

Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Solomon Bogale, Joel Layogan, Samson Tadesse

Votes: 5

Guzo (2009)

101 min | Drama

A Japanese mafia member is given the emotional job of killing his superior and taking him to the disposal area. Enroute, control is taken from him and events take a strange turn when he ... See full summary »

Director: Aida Ashenafi | Stars: Shewangizaw Astatke, Belgnesh Belayneh

The Nanny (2003)

142 min | Drama

In Washington, DC, an aging and spiteful housewife takes her frustration out on her just-hired nanny, a newly arrived immigrant from Ethiopia.

Director: Nikodimos Fikru | Stars: Nafkote Fikru, Hamza Abdo, Hiruy Abdu, Meseret Bekele

Els anys salvatges (2013)

76 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three kids. In the streets of a city in Africa. A mafia-like gang. Fights. The smallest kid kills his stepmother. The kids flee: the journey begins.

Director: Ventura Durall

Votes: 15

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