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
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: 129,482 | 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: 31,922 | Gross: $2.67M

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: 26,397 | Gross: $2.72M

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
6.7
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: Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 8,371

The Elephant Queen (2019)
7.8
69 metascore

The Elephant Queen (2019)

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 | Stars: Sadoc Vazkez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sadoc Vazquez

Votes: 1,055

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: 2,487 | Gross: $3.11M

Rafiki (2018)
6.6
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: 1,681 | Gross: $0.14M

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: 4,266 | Gross: $0.33M

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: 197

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: 26

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: 363 | Gross: $0.18M

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: 389

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: 776

Machachari (2010– )

Family

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

Monica (2018– )

Drama

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Stars: Melvin Alusa, Joyce Maina, Raymond Ofula, Sision Torome

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: 504

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: 827

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: 66

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: 20

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: 233

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

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: 38

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: 276

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

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: 586

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: 143

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: 214

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

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: Douglas Muigai, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahad Ahmed

Votes: 787

Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

A Kenyan boy goes on a strange journey to return his father's soul.

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

Votes: 340

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: 11

Stroop: Journey into the Rhino Horn War (2018)

134 min | Documentary

A 4 year investigation into South Africa's rhino poaching crisis involved going against some of the most nasty criminal networks. And alongside the rangers in South Africa's rhino ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 53

The Last Dance (I)

Documentary | Filming

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Director: Gareth Roriston | Stars: Gareth Roriston, Guyo-Badiva-Kirbai, Badiva-Kirbai-Wario

The Real Househelps of Kawangware (2014)

21 min | Comedy

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Director: Philip Karanja | Stars: Douglas Muigai, Ester Chebet, Steven Oduor Dede, Kat Kenzie

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: 300

2003 Cricket World Cup (2003– )

Sport

The 2003 Cricket World Cup (known officially as ICC Cricket World Cup 2003) was the eighth Cricket World Cup, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was co-hosted by South... See full summary »

Stars: Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly, Adam Gilchrist

Votes: 43

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: 58

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: 440

Our Dream of Water (2017)

46 min | Documentary

Stella Artois and National Geographic Present: "Our Dream of Water" by Crystal Moselle Waterfront is a 3-part documentary film series that aims to find and tell the unique stories of women ... See full summary »

Director: Crystal Moselle

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: Vera Atsango, Lucy Wache, Robert Agengo, Martin Githinji

Votes: 25

The System (2019– )

Drama

Republic of Katana is a fictional political thriller set in the aforesaid country. Katana is a young democracy and it is plagued by corruption, tribalism, cut-throat politics and poverty. ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Ambani, Eric, Muthoni Gathecha, Micheal Gitonga

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: 88

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

Votes: 7

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

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: 27

Kona (2013– )

26 min | Drama

Kona is an East African Telenovela where glitz and glamour meets grit and sweat; love and family confront betrayal and solitude; success and triumph are pitted against failure and ... See full summary »

Stars: Muthoni Gathecha, Cleopatra Koheirwe, Abubakar Mwenda, Robert Agengo

Votes: 5

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: 325

More 4 Me (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Adventure

In the face of the global financial crisis we follow one man's journey around the world, as he asks 'What's the one thing we can't live without?' Interviews with everyone from actors and ... See full summary »

Director: Lincoln Fenner | Stars: Lincoln Fenner, Vincent Jerman-Jerosa, Marina Prior

Votes: 54

Shit Happens (2017– )

10 min | Comedy

What looked like a normal day at the office turns the life of G upside down when a colleague sends him a video which turns things into motion. He gets fired, loses his car, catches his wife... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald Langiri, Shirleen Wangari, Mbuvi Paul Mungala, Olympia Owira

Votes: 8

Masai: The Rain Warriors (2004)
6.5
61 metascore

Masai: The Rain Warriors (2004)

94 min | Drama

After a lion kills the village leader, the expected rains fail to arrive, so a group of warriors are sent to hunt the lion down and kill it in hopes that the rains will come at last.

Director: Pascal Plisson | Stars: Ngotiek Ole Mako, Paul Nteri Ole Sekenan, Parkasio Ole Muntet, Musurpei Ole Toroge

Votes: 192

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