Kenya (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

Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 167,795 | Gross: $12.39M

Endangered Species (2021)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

Jack Halsey takes his wife, their adult kids, and a friend for a dream vacation in Kenya. But as they venture off alone into a wilderness park, their safari van is flipped over by an angry rhino, leaving them injured and desperate.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Philip Winchester, Isabel Bassett, Michael Johnston

Votes: 929

The Constant Gardener (2005)
7.4
82 metascore

The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 135,725 | Gross: $33.58M

The Good Lie (2014)
7.4
65 metascore

The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

Votes: 27,719 | Gross: $2.72M

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
6.8
54 metascore

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Aidan Whytock

Votes: 9,289

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: 34,350 | Gross: $2.67M

White Mischief (1987)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1940s Kenya, a married couple join other affluent British expatriates in a lifestyle of recklessness and excess, but soon find themselves in a troubling situation.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Sarah Miles, Joss Ackland, Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $3.11M

Rafiki (2018)
6.8
68 metascore

Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama, Romance

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi

Votes: 2,548 | Gross: $0.14M

The Elephant Queen (2018)
7.8
69 metascore

The Elephant Queen (2018)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Family

Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This epic journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes audiences across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family. A tale of love, loss and coming home.

Directors: Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone | Star: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 1,627

All That Way for Love (2011)

R | 20 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

A young idealistic Irishman, Simon who is traveling across Africa to reach his girlfriend, Jennifer hitches a ride with a warring European couple, Kate and Casper. The crossfire could be deadly.

Director: Henry Mason | Stars: Derek de Lint, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Andrew Simpson, Sarah Solemani

Votes: 76

Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 420

Crime and Justice (2021– )

Crime, Drama

Detectives Makena and Silas from Kenya's Directorate of Criminal Investigations investigate different crimes, some dealing with social or political impact.

Stars: Sarah Hassan, Alfred Munyua, Maqbul Mohammed, Paul Ogola

Votes: 10

The First Grader (2010)
7.4
56 metascore

The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

Votes: 4,495 | Gross: $0.33M

Just in Time (2021)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A meticulous clerk for a bookstore that has just been shuttered suddenly finds herself taking care of her cousin's witty 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Lowladee Omolola Adeleke | Stars: Sarah Hassan, Stycie Waweru, Mawuli Gavor, Pierra Makena

Votes: 28

Mully (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2000 Kenyan children.

Director: Scott Haze | Stars: Charles Mully, Esther Mully, Isaac Mulli, Ndondo Mulli

Votes: 299

In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1985)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Because of a severe drought in Kenya in 1984, ninety thousand starving baboons go on a murderous rampage, killing humans and animals alike.

Director: Raju Patel | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Timothy Bottoms, Irene Miracle, Michele Carey

Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.18M

18 Hours (2017)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Thriller

A rookie paramedic spends 18 hours in an ambulance for the life of a road crash victim who struggles to be admitted to any hospital.

Director: Njue Kevin | Stars: Nick Ndeda, Sue Wanjiru, Brian Ogola, Brian Achar

Votes: 18

Softie (2020)
7.6
73 metascore

Softie (2020)

96 min | Documentary, Drama

Political activist Boniface "Softie" Mwangi runs for office in a regional Kenyan election, which puts pressure on his young family and his convictions.

Director: Sam Soko | Stars: Boniface Mwangi, Njeri Mwangi

Votes: 120

A Guide to Dining Out in Nairobi (2021)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Hugh Mitton | Stars: Yafesi Musoke, Felix Erasto, Martha Kago, John Kararahe

Khel (1992)

152 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Widowed and elderly industrialist Sulakshana Devi allows her business and estate to be taken care of by her nephew, Balwant. Shortly after her return from the overseas her only son, Ravi ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Aparajita, Prem Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Vijayendra Ghatge

Votes: 551

Disconnect (II) (2018)

TV-MA | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

A romantic comedy that brings out the intricacies and absurdities of the Nairobi dating scene.

Directors: David 'Tosh' Gitonga, Michael Jones | Stars: Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Catherine Kamau, Pascal Tokodi

Votes: 108

Njoro wa Uba (2019– )

Drama

After losing his job in a banking scandal, Njoro takes up a taxi driving business to provide for his daughter and to manage his growing legal fees. Through his journey, he paints a portrait... See full summary »

Star: Joe Kinyua

Votes: 23

Supa Modo (2018)

74 min | Drama

Story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.

Director: Likarion Wainaina | Stars: Stycie Waweru, Marrianne Nungo, Nyawara Ndambia, Johnson Gitau Chege

Votes: 421

Midlife Crisis (2020)

Comedy

When Gigi informs her three friends that she is at the clinic, they all decide to meet up at her place and divulge in deep secrets and moments. They share in laughter, conflicts, love, ... See full summary »

Director: Zippy Okoth | Stars: Nyawira Alison, Keith Chuaga, Kauthar Kang'ethe, Ruth Maingi

40 Sticks (2020)

92 min | Thriller

A group of prisoners trapped in a crashed prison bus strive to stay alive when they realize there is a mysterious killer lurking in the shadows.

Director: Victor Gatonye | Stars: Shiviske Shivisi, Robert Agengo, Mwaura Bilal, Cajetan Boy

Votes: 83

To Walk with Lions (1999)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen

Votes: 843

The Marshal of Finland (2012)

50 min | Drama

A film about Gustaf Mannerheim, Marshall and 6th President of Finland.

Director: Gilbert K. Lukalia | Stars: Telley Savalas Otieno, Beatrice Wangui, Ruth Maingi, Jacky Vike

Votes: 323

Country Queen (2019– )

52 min | Drama

When an invasive mining company threatens the existence of her village, a city girl caught between two worlds must return home, overcome her painful past to save the village and find herself in the process.

Stars: Melissa Kiplagat, Melvin Alusa, Nini Wacera, Blessing Lungaho

Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

47 min | Documentary

This is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all seven continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world.

Director: Brian J. Terwilliger | Star: Harrison Ford

Votes: 485

I Am Samuel (2020)

69 min | Documentary

Filmed verite style over five years, I Am Samuel is an intimate portrait of a Kenyan man torn between balancing duty to his family with his dreams for his future.

Director: Peter Murimi

Votes: 40

Poverty, Inc. (2014)

94 min | Documentary, History, News

From Toms Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

Director: Michael Matheson Miller | Star: Robert Sirico

Votes: 638

Super Sema (2021– )

Animation

Super Sema is the first African kid superhero animated series about an ordinary young girl on an extraordinary mission to protect her African village from a heartless villain and his army of pesky robots.

Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Claudia Lloyd, Christabel Mistri, Elsaphan Njora

Kidnapped (III) (2017)

83 min | Thriller

What happens when a successful businessman is confronted by the toughest battle of his life in the form of his disgruntled long term ex - girlfriend, when she finds out that he has a pregnant fiance?

Director: Nick Njache | Stars: Lydia Gitachu, John Kararahe, Daniel Katungi, Gilbert K. Lukalia

Votes: 40

Sue Na Jonnie (2017– )

Drama

Broke Jonnie Juma goes to look for a job at a company, but is confused for another successful CEO with the same name.

Stars: Martin Githinji, Catherine Kamau, Vera Atsango, Lucy Wache

Votes: 31

Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga | Stars: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 890

Pearls of Africa (I)

94 min | Drama | Announced

Set in Kenya, during the late 1980s. A powerful tale of two people brought together by their love for each other but separated by the hate and prejudice of others.

Director: Sharon Agina | Stars: Mike Mitchell, Tommie Grabiec, Kevin Leslie, Lee Nicholas Harris

Train Station (I) (2015)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a mysterious train accident forces a man to change his plans, he is confronted with a series of choices. Each decision he makes leads to a different scenario, each one filmed by a different director with a different cast.

Directors: Xavier Agudo, Tony Pietra Arjuna, Ryan Bajornas, Surya Balakrishnan, Nicola Barnaba, Petras Baronas, Juliane Block, Ian Bonner, Julia Caiuby, Gregory Cattell, Diane Cheklich, Vicky Choromidou, Hesam Dehghani, Todd Felderstein, Ingrid Franchi, Yango Gonzalez, Vania Ivanova, Yosef Khouwes, George Korgianitis, Joycelyn Lee, Craig Lines, Athanasia Michopoulou, Isazaly Mohd Isa, Daniel Montoya, Omer Moutasim, Marc Oberdorfer, Tiago P. de Carvalho, Aditya Pawar, Kevin Rumley, Andrés Sandoval, Guillem Serrano, Marty Shea, Nitye Sood, Amirah M. Tajdin, Dzenan Tarakcija, Adrian Tudor, John Versical, Kresna D. Wicaksana, Rafael Yoshida | Stars: Patrick Gorman, Judith Hoersch, Yoann Sover, Shirin Esmaeeli

Votes: 156

Fishing Without Nets (2014)
6.5
65 metascore

Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

A drama the follows a Somali who opts in on a piracy mission but then tries to extricate himself from the events.

Director: Cutter Hodierne | Stars: Abdiwali Farrah, Eric Godon, Abdikhadir Hassan, Idil Ibrahim

Votes: 243

Silas (2017)

80 min | Documentary

Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman profile the life of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar | Stars: Marlay Siakor, Silas Siakor

Votes: 62

The Tiger Mafia (2016)

100 min | Documentary | Completed

The planets favourite wild creature speed bred and factory farmed for body parts

Directors: Karl Ammann, Merz Laurin | Stars: Natasha Mago, Derek Watts

Inasemekana (2018– )

Short

Tyler is a young man doing research about celebrities in his room. He decides to explore the world of celebrities and at times ancient history. He breaks down this information and presents ... See full summary »

Stars: Sheriff Mcoolz, Leonel Poseidon, Peter Mwash, Harmonize

Last Migration (2015)

60 min | Adventure, Drama | Completed

Some people only dream of running away

Directors: Chase Sui Wonders, Grant Sui Wonders, Clark Sui Wonders | Stars: Chase Sui Wonders, Jeannie Sui Wonders, Anna Sui, Devis Jonas Kitumbo

Varshita (2017–2019)

Comedy

This fun romantic comedy stars Eve D'sousa and Maqbul Mohammed as a young couple from completely different backgrounds. Expect laughs and tears as two cultures collide.

Stars: Eve D'Souza, Maqbul Mohammed, Douglas Muigai, Vikash Patni

Plan B (I) (2019)

Comedy, Romance

A young and struggling fashion stylist navigates through life after a life-altering one night stand.

Director: Lowladee Omolola Adeleke | Stars: Sarah Hassan, Catherine Kamau, Daniel Etim Effiong, Lenana Kariba

Votes: 19

The Fourth World (2011)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

A quick look at the slums of Nairobi, Guatemala City, and Manila.

Director: Mark Volkers | Star: Mark Volkers

Votes: 43

Subira (2018)

99 min | Drama

A free-spirited young girl, in Lamu struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged upper- class marriage. Does Subira have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?

Director: Ravneet Sippy Chadha | Stars: Brenda Wairimu, Tirath Padam, Nice Githinji, Ali Mwangola

Votes: 49

Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost.

Director: Mbithi Masya | Stars: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola, Peter King Nzioki

Votes: 112

Watu Wote: All of us (2017)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama

For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

Director: Katja Benrath | Stars: Adelyne Wairimu, Abdiwali Farrah, Barkhad Abdirahman, Charlie Karumi

Votes: 832

Pumzi (2009)

21 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Kudzani Moswela, Chantelle Burger, Tammy Richards, Nicole Bailey

Votes: 305

African Metropolis (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The African Metropolis project includes six short films set in six major African metropolitan centers. The African Metropolis Short Film Project is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Chuchu, Ahmed El Ghoneimy, Folasakin Iwajomo, Marie Ka, Philippe Lacôte, Vincent Moloi

Votes: 13

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