Mozambique (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Dying For Gold (2018)

99 min | Documentary

For over 120 years hundreds of thousands of black men from the countries of Southern Africa have left their families to dig for gold and produce the wealth of South Africa. Today these ... See full summary »

Directors: Catherine Meyburgh, Richard Pakleppa, Richard Pakleppa

Mueda, Memoria e Massacre (1979)

80 min | Drama

On 16 June 1960 in Mueda, Mozambique, the Portuguese army executed six hundred inhabitants on the orders of the Portuguese governor. Since the country's independence, Mueda's residents ... See full summary »

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Romao Canapoquele, Filipe Gunoguacala, Mauricio Machimbuco, Baltazar Nchilema

Votes: 23

The Train of Salt and Sugar (2016)

93 min | Adventure

A very dangerous train journey through war torn Mozambique. Civilian passengers are both protected and harassed by a troop of ill-disciplined soldiers on board to fight off a rebel army in ... See full summary »

Director: Licinio Azevedo | Stars: Melanie de Vales Rafael, Matamba Joaquim, Thiago Justino, Celeste Baloi

Votes: 79

Sleepwalking Land (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Prata | Stars: Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse, Ernesto Lemos Macuacua, Filimone Meigos

Votes: 155

Virgin Margarida (2012)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Licinio Azevedo | Stars: Iva Mugalela, Hermelinda Cimela, Sumeia Maculuva, Rosa Mario

Votes: 87

Nelio's Story (1998)

93 min | Drama

Based on the book by Henning Mankell (Sweden), this story takes place in Mozambique and is about a young boy, Nelio, who loses his entire family during a time of civil war. A wounded Nelio ... See full summary »

Director: Solveig Nordlund | Stars: Sérgio Titos, Evaristo Abreu, Adelino Branquinho, Augusto Cabral

Votes: 72

Grande Hotel (2010)

57 min | Documentary, History

Grande Hotel, Beira, Mozambique. In one of the grandest hotels in the world, born of and to luxury, today you enter 'at own risk'. More than 2500 people live there without water or ... See full summary »

Director: Lotte Stoops

Votes: 56

Africa Dreaming (1997– )

156 min | Drama

A series of six dramatic shorts, each from a different African country and all on the broad theme of "love in Africa."

Stars: João Manja, Sophia Matros, Tobias Sigauque, Selna Uries

Votes: 16

When Giants Fall (2015)

78 min | Documentary, Crime, War

The ivory trade is a cruel business. Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. 65 percent of the continents elephants have been killed for their ivory in the last five years. ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Griffith | Star: Kathi Lynn Austin

Votes: 7

Yvone Kane (2014)

117 min | Drama

After her daughter's death, Rita returns to the African country of her childhood to investigate the death of Yvone Kane, a former political activist and guerrilla fighter. There, she ... See full summary »

Director: Margarida Cardoso | Stars: Beatriz Batarda, Irene Ravache, Samuel Malumbe, Gonçalo Waddington

Votes: 68

Mabata Bata (2017)

74 min | Drama

MABATA BATA is a trip to the African modern rural world in Mozambique, where the magical universe is still very present on people's life who have few options to face poverty. Their great ... See full summary »

Director: Sol de Carvalho | Stars: Horácio Guiamba, Emílio Bila, Mário Mabjaia, Filomena Remigio

Votes: 18

Madness (2018)

13 min | Short

A black and white short film that tells the story of a young woman, a patient at a psychiatric hospital in Mozambique, who is searching for her son. It's the lie of a worker, who claims he ... See full summary »

Director: João Viana | Stars: Rosa Mario, Mamadu Baio, Ernania Rainha

Votes: 15

Desobediência (2003)

92 min | Drama

Accused of having caused the death of her husband, she was persecuted and humiliated. Twice she proved her innocence. Even so, she was punished in a merciless fashion.

Director: Licinio Azevedo | Stars: Rosa Castigo, Tomás Sodzai

Votes: 9

Punk in Africa (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History, Music

Three chords, three countries, one revolution...PUNK IN AFRICA is the story of the multiracial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern ... See full summary »

Directors: Keith Jones, Deon Maas | Stars: Paulo Chibanga, Michael Fleck, Ivan Kadey, Ruben Rose

Votes: 123

Namuli (2016)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Namuli is a community-backed film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists set off on an unconventional expedition ... See full summary »

Directors: Majka Burhardt, Sarah Garlick, Paul Yoo | Stars: Majka Burhardt, Flavia Esteves, Harith Farooq, Caswell Munyai

25 (1977)

120 min | Documentary

Documentary made in Mozambique about its process of independence and President Samora Machel's revolutionary government.

Directors: Celso Luccas, José Celso Martinez Corrêa

Votes: 5

Silent Snow (2011)

71 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

The Arctic plains are an eminent example of nature's untouched beauty, an endless nothing in which only few know how to survive. But dangerous pesticides are silently accumulating here, ... See full summary »

Director: Jan van den Berg | Star: Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann

Votes: 39

Pele de Luz (2018)

19 min | Documentary, Short

Anifa survives a kidnap. Isa grows old surrounded by fear. In the heart of Maputo in Mozambique, this two sisters face together a place where the belief in black magic still pursues albino people.

Director: André Guiomar | Stars: Anifa Langa, Dulce Langa, Isaura Langa

Votes: 9

Our Madness (2018)

88 min | Drama

Lucy is hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital in Mozambique. She dreams about her little son, Hanic and her husband, Pak who is a soldier at war. In the meantime, a quirky musical ... See full summary »

Director: João Viana | Stars: Hanic Corio, Pak Ndjamena, Ernania Rainha

Votes: 18

Light Drops (2002)

103 min | Drama

Rui was raised in Mozambique in a small village at the frontier of a mysterious river. Son of Portuguese colonists, his best friend is Ana, a black girl godchild of his mother. At fourteen ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Vendrell | Stars: Filipe Carvalho, Alexandra Antunes, Amaral Matos, Luís Sarmento

Votes: 92

Nyo Vweta Nafta (2017)

22 min | Short

In Inhambane, Mozambique, the sketchy and funny portrait of a youth who dreams, despairs, cleans, flirts and climbs baobabs.

Director: Ico Costa | Stars: Zacarias Covela, Domingos Marengula, Édio Peleve, Belton Guilade

Votes: 21

O Último Voo do Flamingo (2010)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

Tizangara, Mozambique. After the peace agreement. A mystery. UN soldiers exploding. An investigation is begun and Massimo is appointed to solve the mystery. Joaquim will have to translate, ... See full summary »

Director: João Ribeiro | Stars: Eliote Alex, Adriana Alves, Cândida Bila, Carlo D'Ursi

Votes: 53

Vreme leoparda (1985)

95 min | Action, Drama, War

As children, a Mozambique native and a Portuguese colonialist were friends. Years have passed and Mozambique is fighting for its independence. Two childhood friends meet on opposing sides.

Director: Zdravko Velimirovic | Stars: Armando Loya, Ana Mazue, Santos Mulungo

Votes: 13

Ngwenya, the Crocodile (2007)

90 min | Documentary

Each Malangatana's brushstroke is a new line of a long life story. Odd black and white sketching, full of little people in the middle of animals, or with such an explosive African color, ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Noronha | Star: Malangatana Valente Ngwenya

Os Pestinhas e o Ladrao de brinquedos (2013)

13 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

When one of the 'children' of the Brats is stolen by the local Bully, it's up to them to retrieve it at all costs, at some point they discover that there are more Toys that were stolen from... See full summary »

Director: Nildo Essa | Stars: Halima Essa, Nildo Essa

Gold Fever (2017)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Isn't the whole Earth too small for such ambition? Gold, rubies and poverty in Mozambique.

Director: Raúl de la Fuente

The God Squad (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Family, History

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Director: Ted Grouya

The Ball (II) (2003)

5 min | Drama, Short

In a small village in Mozambique, two little boys make use of condoms in a different way.

Director: Orlando Mesquita

Votes: 20

Our Rhythm (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Musical

7 Musicians. 7 Countries. 7 Stories.

Director: Gabriel Colombo

Another Man's Garden (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

Sofia, a young girl in Mozambique who is studying to be a doctor, finds that her professor wants more from her than hard work. An unwillingness to compromise her values and potentially her health, may cost her a place there.

Director: Sol de Carvalho | Stars: Evaristo Abreu, Timóteo Maposse, Maria Amélia Pangane, Filomena Remigio

Votes: 56

The Silence of the Lionesses (2015)

8 min | Documentary | Completed

The sounds of a small rural community of Mozambique breaks the silences between people and subtly reveal the particularities of their routines, traditions and relationships.

Director: Fábio Erdos

The Great Bazaar (2006)

56 min | Drama

Two boys with different experiences and goals meet up in a sprawling African market. One is looking for a job, to get back what was stolen from him and return home. The other will do ... See full summary »

Director: Licinio Azevedo | Stars: Manuel Adamo, Chico Antonio, Bento Castigo, Manuel Mawelele

Votes: 20

Ransom (2018)

98 min | Drama, Thriller | Completed

A young ex-con seeking redemption is surprised by a bank foreclosure that forces him to plot against a ruthless crime boss.

Director: Mickey Fonseca | Star: Laurentiu Possa

Maputo: Ethnography of a Divided City (2015)

74 min | Documentary

This film seeks to visualize Maputo in Mozambique as one of Africa's divided cities. One day in the city, through the eyes of the people who live there.

Directors: João Graça, Fábio Ribeiro | Star: Calane da Silva

Pass the Ball (2013)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Ethan King is a 15 year old from Michigan whose dream is to give soccer balls to kids all over the world. "Pass the Ball" chronicles Ethan's most recent trip to Mozambique with professional... See full summary »

Director: Dress Code | Stars: Brian King, Ethan King, Jaden King, Lori King

Night Lodgers (2007)

53 min | Documentary

In the colonial era the Grande Hotel in the city of Beira was the largest in Mozambique: 350 rooms, luxurious suites, Olympic-sized swimming pool... At present the building, which is in ... See full summary »

Director: Licinio Azevedo

Votes: 8

A Tropical Sunday (2014)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Maputo, Mozambique. Lisa, Babu, Gito, and Nuno live on the streets. At Sunday they spend the time at the Funfair, looking for a chance to jump on a ride.

Director: Fabian Ribezzo | Stars: Odette Chissano, Batista Goca, Fabiao Machava, Zé Zimila

Fogata (1992)

Short, Drama

Pretending the de-dramatization of death, this film is the cinematographic adaptation from the story "A Fogueira" a written by the Mozambican writer Mia Couto. The film explores the man/... See full summary »

Director: João Ribeiro | Stars: Adérita Manjate, Chaúque Nalelane

Votes: 5

Samora Machel, Son of Africa (1989)

27 min | Documentary, Short

Portrait of the late president of Mozambique, Samora Machel, killed in a plane crash in 1986.

Director: Ron Hallis

In a tree (2015)

59 min | Documentary | Completed

The title 'In a tree' refers to the surface all humans carry as a shield, and the ability and courage to face the real person beneath that surface.

Director: Gustav Ågerstrand

Música, Moçambique! (1981)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: José Fonseca e Costa

Votes: 5

Operação Angola: Fugir para lutar (2015)

116 min | Documentary

In 1961 the liberation struggles start in Angola against the portuguese colonial power. The African students in Portugal fear for their safety and plan to flee outside the country. With the... See full summary »

Director: Diana Andringa | Stars: Pascoal Mocumbi, Charles Roy Harper, Tomás Medeiros, Maria da Luz Boal

Mozartbique (2013)

82 min | Documentary, History, Music

Many masks, lots of music, and two African utopias. An essay-opera set in Mozartbique: In a former Grand Hotel live today nearly 3,000 squatters. The hotel guests improvise, play, dance, ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Roth, Franz von Stauffenberg | Stars: Inga Humpe, Eric Mitchell, Christopher Petit, Dirk von Lowtzow

Treatment for Traitors (1983)

51 min | Documentary

Revealing documentary compilation from historic footage shot by the National Institute of Cinema in Mozambique which looks at the rehabilitation of former colonial government collaborators ... See full summary »

Director: Ike Bertels

Cinema for the People (2012 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Action

In the townships of Maputo City, the Mozambican capital, open-air film screenings are under preparation. The film characters themselves are involved on the ground in the promotion of the ... See full summary »

Director: Matthieu Bron

A Ilha dos Espíritos (2007)

63 min | Documentary

A small island, a great history. Long before giving its name to the country, the Mozambique island had a fundamental role in the Indian Ocean during centuries. Anchor point for caravels, ... See full summary »

Director: Licinio Azevedo

Mississe (1995)

45 min | Drama

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Directors: António Forjaz, Hesham Issawi | Stars: Carolina Guita, Mário Mabjaia, Ana Magaia, Sesinando Mambo

These Are the Weapons (1978)


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Director: Murilo Salles

Sidney Poitier na Barbearia de Firipe Beruberu (2001)


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Director: Francisco Villalobos | Star: José Guimarães

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