Malawi (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 Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
7.6
68 metascore

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

TV-PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

Against all the odds, a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo, Robert Agengo

Votes: 32,690

Fatsani - Tale of Survival (2020)

Drama

A young girl who lives with her grandmother is forced to sell bananas in the streets for survival after her school is closed due to sanitation issues and corruption. We see her struggling, ... See full summary »

Director: Gift Sukez Sukali | Stars: Edwin Chonde, Beatus Ble Msamange, Kelvin Maxwell Ngoma, Pamela Mwenesungo

Votes: 17

Because I'm a Girl (2012 Video)

3 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

One in three girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, conflict or discrimination. This animated film is made of over 2000 still photos taken with 15 ... See full summary »

Directors: Shona Hamilton, Mary Matheson, Raj Yagnik | Star: Brendar Ngolo

William and the Windmill (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

With only a library book as his guide, 14-year-old William Kamkwamba sets about building a wind turbine in his Malawian village.

Director: Ben Nabors | Stars: William Kamkwamba, Tom Rielly

Votes: 65

Mercy's Blessing (2015)

30 min | Short, Drama | Completed

In a rural village in the heart of Africa a teenage boy has a dream: to get his younger sister and himself out of poverty. But when a twist of fate shatters his hopes, everything seems lost and he is faced with the ultimate choice.

Director: May Taherzadeh | Stars: Hazel Roberts, Febbie Mzungu, Allick Chavula, Liness Banda

Votes: 9

Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, News

Narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Meryl Streep, SHOUT GLADI GLADI celebrates the extraordinary people who rescue African women and girls from obstetric fistula, a medical condition... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Friedman, Iain Kennedy | Stars: Chris Baker-Brian, Florence Banda, Ibrahim Bangura, Isaac Balla Bangura

Votes: 48 | Gross: $0.01M

The Boy Who Flies (2013)

45 min | Documentary

A young man risks everything to become the first Malawian Paraglider Pilot.

Director: Benjamin Jordan | Stars: Benjamin Jordan, Godfrey Massauli

Votes: 16

Force of Nature (2015 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Naashon Zalk

The Road to Sunrise (2017)

145 min | Drama

Exploited by men and ridiculed by the world, two sex workers find hope in each other as they search for the road to redemption.

Director: Shemu Joyah | Stars: Mirriam Phiri, Chantelle B. Phiri, Madock Masina, Tambudzo Mpinganjira

Votes: 10

Nyapala (2018)

30 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Nyapala is a 30-minute documentary that follows Byson Kaula, a Malawian man who was convicted of murdering his farm worker and sentenced to 23 years in a maximum-security prison before ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Carreau

Generation Hope (2016)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

'Generation Hope' is the new half-hour documentary movie - from the same award-winning director as 'Child 31: The Story of Mary's Meals' - which shows the extraordinary difference receiving... See full summary »

Director: Charles Francis Kinnane | Star: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

Votes: 14

Seasons of a Life (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A teen-aged nanny is impregnated by her employer, who pays for her education to keep her quiet.

Director: Shemu Joyah

Votes: 20

Smouldering Charcoal

Drama | Announced

Based on the book "Smoldering Charcoal", we follow the lives of two families from different backgrounds, as they navigate life in a post colonial Africa.

Normal Is Over (2015)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

New Award-winning environmental Feature Documentary offers Hope and Solutions for our Planet.

Director: Renée Scheltema | Stars: Heike Brunner, Ta'kaiya Blaney, Lester Brown, Charles Eisenstein

Votes: 25

Bush League (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

A character driven ethnographic survey of a tiny village in Northern Malawi. Intimate dramas unfold in the lives of four villagers who are all members of the local soccer team.

Director: Cy Kuckenbaker | Stars: Vitumbiko Jacklyn Khunga, Songwe 'Chatwa' Nyimbiri, Jake Wilson, Miawa Khunga

Votes: 6

B'ella (2014)

111 min | Drama, Family

A coming of age story about Bella, a 17-year old Malawian girl. Bella wrestles with intersections of traditional life and the new role of girls in modern day Malawi, artfully juggling her ... See full summary »

Director: Tawonga Taddja Nkhonjera | Stars: Vinjeru Kamanga, Tony Khoza, Chimwemwe Mkwezalamba

Votes: 8

Child 31 (2012)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Follow one of CNN's Heroes, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, idea that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty. Hailed by ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Francis Kinnane

Votes: 33

Do They Know it's Christmas? International (Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Benjamin Tang | Stars: Michael Tait, Solomao Do Reggae, Solomon Jabby, Renato Taimes

Memoirs of My Father's Africa (2018)

56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography | Completed

Filmmaker Paul Plett takes a trip with his father around Africa, visiting the places of his father's youth & later years.

Director: Paul Plett | Stars: Paul Plett, Fred Isabwa, Allan Chola, Tichaona

Heart in Place (2008)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Travel to your primal roots and explore the similarities of the human condition. Heart in Place dives into the balance of peace, survival and communal harmony through a non-narrated portrait of a day in the life of rural Malawi.

Director: Megan Sievert

Ghost Of Malawi (2018)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Float as a spirit into the life of Edward and his family as they struggle to carry on their everyday doings despite of a devastating drought, washing through all of Malawi. The Drought is a... See full summary »

Director: Johan Knattrup Jensen

Warm Heart of Africa 2020

61 min | Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Matthew W. Krul

Living in Shadows (2016)

18 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

People with albinism in Malawi are being hunted for their body parts. These are their stories.

Directors: Leon Dominguez-Lukic, Adam Gross, Dakota Jordan, Hailey Millar

Violin (2015)

94 min | Drama

Violin follows the life of Kakra Ngena whose young mother abandoned her and her father. Her father raises her alone single handedly, a single parent living in the slums with limited time to... See full summary »

Director: Vickie Wils-Doku | Stars: Ann Augustine, Francis Buki, Maxwel Martinez, Omolola Ola

Brink of Survival (2012)

78 min | Documentary, Drama

In the midst of the health care crisis sweeping sub-Saharan Africa, a small hospital in rural Malawi struggles to serve over 120,000 people, all nearly free of charge, with just one doctor.

Director: Salome Chasnoff

There Is Hope (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Family

After struggling most of his life as a refugee, Innocent Magambi and his wife, Florissa, now work to give hope to the 28,000 refugees living inside the Dzaleka Refugee Camp.

Directors: Hannah Bradford, Amanda Larsh, Nick McDonald, Caroline Roffe

The Moon and the Lake of Stars (2018)

30 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A thematic story of Cichlid fish endemic to the lake, humans and the degradation of their habitat and possible extinction.

Director: Lawrence Luhanga

Mvula o il mito della pioggia (2008)

68 min | Documentary

Mvula, rain: origin of life and bringer of death, the water that falls from the Malawian's sky means above all, divine intervention for its people.

Directors: Guido M. Coscino, Giuliano La Franca | Stars: Mikombe's Village Older Women, John Chipwere, The Singer Foster, Utale's Leprosy Village Chief

Stand Up (2018 Video)

58 min | Documentary | Completed

A documentary film about Paddlers for Humanity - an organization started by a group of surfers on the East End of Long Island on a mission to make the experience of growing up a happy and healthy one for all children.

Directors: Jonathan Brandeis, John De Sane

Wanderlust (I) (2015)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure | Completed

The traveling adventures of my crew as we film around the world and a showcase of our work.

Thokozani (2010)

86 min | Drama

A love story from Malawi.

Director: Gregory Collins | Stars: Rhoda Chiwonda, Alick Gaisi, Moureen Kabambe, Hestings Magwede

Material of the Future (2014)

41 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

The everlasting, man made material that has enabled us to land on the moon, rebuild the human heart, win wars, curb epidemics, and change the course of history, is now overlooked by ... See full summary »

Director: Vern Moen | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sylvia Earle, Susan Freinkel, Manuel Maqueda

When the Saints (2017)

64 min | Documentary

God's mission to end sexual exploitation, and one man's discovery that it begins in his own his own Heart.

Director: Dan Parris

Haven (III) (2016)

16 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

In a country inundated with orphans, one NGO provides refuge for some of the children left behind.

Directors: Nate Hochstetler, Ariana Victor

Lifting Our Voices: Ending Child Marriage in Malawi (2012)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Lifting Our Voices: Ending Child Marriage in Malawi (15min.) addresses the issue of child marriage in Malawi and the impact that it has on adolescent girls' health and well-being. Produced ... See full summary »

Directors: Lorena Gomez-Barris, Emily Teitsworth

Zawadi Ndogo: Small Gift (2015)

5 min | Documentary, Short, News

'Zawadi Ndogo,' a short documentary, features the effects the small gifts microfinance organizations extend have on the lives of women in sub-Saharan Africa. Microfinance, also referred to ... See full summary »

Director: Margaret Corn | Stars: Hannah Gallen, Cristina Puccinelli, Brett Selinger

Where There's a Well... (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary following the journey of a water pump from factory to Malawian village, exploring the impact clean water has on communities and individuals as they work to improve their lives.

Director: Tommy Flavin

Listen: A New African Narrative (2009)

38 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Five leaders from the African continent transforming their communities through hard work and persistent prayer.

Director: Austin Flack | Star: Ciona Rouse

Forgive Us (2013)

78 min | Documentary, Drama

After losing 83 colleagues on September 11th, 2001, the film director Anthony Haden West, saw the US, his newly adopted homeland, descend into a thinly disguised anti-Muslim frenzy that ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Haden-West, Yaniv Dabach

Open Arms Malawi (2016)

Documentary | Completed

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Director: Quinn Maloy Williams

Birth Is a Dream: Maternity in Africa (2012)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Every year in Sub-Saharan Africa 200.000 mothers die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. A mother's death is a human tragedy, affecting families and communities. Her death ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Patruno

The Salima Project (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Out of a population of 15.9 million, over one million people are living with HIV or AIDS in Malawi. The epidemic affects all sectors of society. Due to consistent taboos against talking ... See full summary »

Directors: Kelly Bumford, Annalisa Dias | Stars: Masankho Banda, Annalisa Dias, Mphatso Diyele, Genna Helfrich

A Wrinkle in Time (2009)

19 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

The girl dreams as she has fallen asleep with a book she reads called 'A Wrinkle in Time'.

Director: Mina Lee | Star: Sae Jin Lim

Deep Roots Malawi (2011)

56 min | Documentary, History, Music

A documentary exploring the fusion of cultural roots and modern musical influences in Malawi.

Directors: Kenny Gilmore, Cedar Spring Wolf

Votes: 7

Starter Pack: From Best Bets to Safety Net (2005 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

Documenting the birth, life, and death of Malawi's controversial program to replace food aid with food produced by the poor, this film illustrates many key issues of international development policy.

Director: Charles Mann | Star: Malcolm Blackie

Last Chance (IV) (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

Recycling Sexual Abuse! A frustrated primary school teacher 'propositions' a daughter of an economically vulnerable rural woman and impregnates her. The education system, already baffled by... See full summary »

Directors: Chancy Mauluka, Rhoda Malowa

Headwinds of Poverty (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Can one bike ride through Southern Africa change lives?

Directors: Nathan Field, Ben Whimpey

The Business of Good: Young Africa Rising (2016)

41 min | Documentary, Short

'The Business of Good' tells the story of 25 young African entrepreneurs who are thrust together into American culture through a fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. They must find ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Lietz

Malawi (2018)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

You are hovering above a broad river, with lush fields to each of your sides. You slowly start to float forward. As you climb the side of the river, the landscape changes from the dark ... See full summary »

Director: Johan Knattrup Jensen

Seeds of Hope (II) (2013)

42 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

This documentary film is about a Buddhist monk from Taiwan who set up orphanages in Africa to rear and educate the orphans whom left by their parents died from poverty, war, and diseases(... See full summary »

Director: Pinyin Wei

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