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: 131,288 | Gross: $33.58M

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: Robert Agengo, Mwaura Bilal, Cajetan Boy, Andreo Kamau

Votes: 43

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: 33,003 | 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: 26,868 | 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, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 8,754

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: 2,558 | Gross: $3.11M

Rafiki (2018)
6.7
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: 2,058 | 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 | Stars: Sadoc Vazkez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sadoc Vazquez

Votes: 1,320

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: 4,347 | Gross: $0.33M

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: 82

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, Lenana Kariba, Kevin Mafumbo, Abubakar Mwenda

Votes: 24

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: 787

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: 396

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 | Star: Boniface Mwangi

Votes: 71

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: 231

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: 854

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: 375 | Gross: $0.18M

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: 600

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: 67

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: 30

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: 521

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

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: 11

Poacher (2018)

29 min | Short, Action, Crime

A desperate farmer runs into trouble after he steals a stash of blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.

Director: Tom Whitworth | Stars: Brian Ogola, Davina Leonard, Lenny Juma, Shiviske Shivisi

Votes: 34

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: 453

The Letter (V) (2019)

84 min | Documentary

Karisa's city-life is interrupted when his Grandma back home is called a witch and receives a death threat. Returning to his rural village in Kenya, he finds a frenzied mixture of consumerism and Christianity.

Directors: Chris King, Maia Lekow

Votes: 6

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: 345

Fishing Without Nets (2014)
6.4
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: 217

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: 277

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: 286

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

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: 146

Lusala (2019)

65 min | Drama

Lusala, adopted by an affluent Nairobi family a decade ago is imposed on to leave home and start on his own. Eager and willing at first, he makes the most of his life, until the demons from his past return, and he faces them on his own.

Director: Mugambi Nthiga | Stars: Brian Ogola, Stycie Waweru, Alan Oyugi, Alyce Wangari

Votes: 31

Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space (2009)

Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary, Short

When a war starts in space, can anyone really win?

Director: Denis Delestrac | Stars: George W. Bush, Helen Caldicott, Kevin Chilton, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 75

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: 92

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: 39

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: 14

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: 59

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: 22

Gardeners of Eden (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Africa's elephants are hurtling towards extinction to fuel the worldwide ivory trade. While conservationists howl and corrupt governments fail to address the ongoing slaughter, one brave ... See full summary »

Directors: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Votes: 98

Inside Story (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Meet Kalu, a gifted football star whose journey to soccer stardom is complicated when he learns that he is HIV-positive. What follows is an entertaining and educational ride that follows Kalu and the virus within his young body.

Director: Rolie Nikiwe | Stars: Kevin Ndege Mamboleo, Kendra Etufunwa, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Fana Mokoena

Votes: 19

Monica (2018– )

Drama

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Stars: Melvin Alusa, Joyce Maina, Bruce Makau, Raymond Ofula

Votes: 5

The Real Househelps of Kawangware (2014)

21 min | Short, Comedy

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

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

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: 797

The Wives (2018– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Ashley Kareez Brandy, Amalie Chopetta, Kate Damaris, Marrianne Nungo

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: 35

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: 308

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: 55

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: 326

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