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
Pirates of Somalia (2017)
6.8
54 metascore

Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

Jay Bahadur still lives in his parents' basement in Toronto over a year after college. He gets an advice: skip journalism school and go somewhere crazy. Dec. 6, 2008 he flies to Somalia to ask the pirates: Why? He returns 6 months later.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 7,135

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: 125,580 | Gross: $33.58M

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: 29,760 | Gross: $2.67M

Rafiki (2018)
6.4
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: 860 | Gross: $0.13M

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: 25,251 | Gross: $2.72M

The First Grader (2010)
7.5
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: 4,054 | Gross: $0.33M

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: 162

Disconnect (II) (2018)

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: 17

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: 373

In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986)

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: 342 | Gross: $0.18M

The Elephant Queen (2019)

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

Stroop: Journey into the Rhino Horn War (2018)

134 min | Documentary

Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Carving out six months for the project, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Scott | Stars: Bonne de Bod, Axel Tarifa, Kruger Ranger, Imfolozi Ranger

Votes: 11

Selina - Telenovela (2018– )

26 min | Drama

Selina, (Ua Kijijini,Mwiba Mjini) is a Kenyan Swahili soap opera and telenovela that airs on Maisha Magic East on Gotv channel 4. It tells the story of Selina (played by Celestine Gachuhi) an intelligent young woman of humble beginnings who has excelled in her fourth form exams and is bound to join university. Her mischievous stepmother, Kristina, crafts a wicked plot to sell her off to work as a... See full summary »

Stars: Douglas Muigai, Kevin Mafumbo, Abel Amunga, Celestine Gachuhi

Votes: 13

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, 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, Tony Pietra, 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, Daymon Britton

Votes: 140

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: 806

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: 752

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: 547

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: 178

All That Way for Love (2011)

R | 20 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

A young idealistic Irishman traveling across Africa to reach his girlfriend; hitches a ride with a warring European couple. The crossfire could be deadly.

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

Votes: 61

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: 480

Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

47 min | Documentary

Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Brian J. Terwilliger | Star: Harrison Ford

Votes: 422

Kifaru (2019)

79 min | Documentary

KIFARU is a feature documentary that journeys beyond the global headlines that have accumulated around 'Sudan,' the last male northern white rhino in existence, and explores the painful ... See full summary »

Director: David Hambridge

Votes: 25

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: 291

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

Votes: 53

Fishing Without Nets (2014)
6.4
65 metascore

Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | 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: 185

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: Ahmed, Melvin Alusa, Joan Arigi, Audrey

Votes: 7

Machachari (2010– )

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Stars: Malik Lemuel Mbelle, Peterson Gathambo, Martin Githinji, Nungari Kang'ethe

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: Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahad Ahmed, Abdiwali Farrah

Votes: 730

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: Robert Agengo, Martin Githinji, Catherine Kamau, Annstella Karimi

Votes: 22

In Search... (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

A courageous and determined young woman talks about her experiences going through Female Genital Mutilation and the need to undergo a reconstructive surgery on her genitals.

Director: Beryl Magoko | Stars: Gati Magoko, Jule Katinka Cramer, Beryl Magoko

Giants of Africa (2016)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

A behind-the-scenes look at a basketball youth program set up in Africa by the General Manager of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri.

Director: Hubert Davis

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: 33

The Pearl of Africa (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Captures an intimate's struggle for the right to love. Following a Ugandan transgender girl, forced to leave her country.

Director: Jonny von Wallström

Votes: 105

Pelada (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Two players, twenty-five countries, one game.

Directors: Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, Ryan White

Votes: 290

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: 84

Plan B (I) (2019)

Comedy, Romance

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

Votes: 8

Sharing the Rough (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Documents the never before captured process of the journey of a colored gemstone from mine to market while exploring the challenges of an emerging mining economy in East Africa.

Director: Orin Mazzoni | Stars: Roger Dery, June Stahl, Gichuchu Okeno, Charles Carmona

Votes: 10

The Samaritans (2019 TV Movie)

Comedy

The Samaritans is a snarky, scripted series centered around the absurdities of Aid for Aid(TM), a dysfunctional, fictitious non governmental organization (NGO).

Director: Salim Keshavjee

Carpe Kilimanjaro: An Alzheimer's Project (2016)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Carpe Kilimanjaro is the story of Zach Jordan's literal ascension of a mountain and his metaphorical ascension to fatherhood, in the face of Alzheimer's.

Director: Zach Jordan | Star: Zach Jordan

Votes: 5

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, Lee Nicholas Harris, Manoj Anand, Kevin Leslie

Far Beyond the Sun (2015)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

Director Olga Spatova's documentary Far Beyond the Sun, produced by HBO Europe, maps the life of paramedic Ales Barta, who decided to found a hospital in one of the poorest parts of Africa.... See full summary »

Director: Olga Spátová

Votes: 26

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: 254

The Last Survivor (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy. They work to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Kleiman, Michael Pertnoy

Votes: 32

M-VISA commercial (2017 Video)

1 min | Short

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Director: Mohamed Zain | Stars: Peter Kimiti, Douglas Muigai, Maureen Wambui

From a Whisper (2009)

79 min | Drama

When an intelligence officer and a young, rebellious artist discover that they both lost somebody in the US Embassy bombing 10 years ago, they learn how to confront their fears and forgive.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Ken Ambani, Abubakar Mwenda, Godfrey Odhiambo, Corrine Onyango

Votes: 25

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: Robert Agengo, Melvin Alusa, Vera Atsango, Johnson Gitau Chege

Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And... See full summary »

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer | Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani

Votes: 331

Hunted (VI)

Thriller | Pre-production

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In My Genes (2009 Video)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

What is it like to be 'white' in a 'black' society? How does it feel to be a member of one of the most hyper-visible and yet invisible groups of people?

Director: Lupita Nyong'o | Stars: Fatma Abdallah, Grace Karihe, Delphine Karumba, Benedict Kinyua

Votes: 20

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: 47

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