Mozambique (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Mosquito (2020)

125 min | Drama, War

A Portugese soldier gets lost in the African jungle, in 1917

Director: João Nuno Pinto | Stars: João Nunes Monteiro, João Lagarto, Filipe Duarte, Alfredo Brito

Votes: 380

Redemption (2019)

100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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 | Stars: Gil Alexandre, Arlete Guillermina Bombe, Laquino Fonseca, Tomas Bie

Votes: 133

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: 217

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

Votes: 108

Virgin Margarida (2012)

90 min | Drama

1975, Mozambique's rebirth as an independent nation. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo clean of prostitutes and bad habits. The prostitutes are sent to re-education camps ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 93

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: 55

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, Jaime Julio, Francisco Chilengue, Avelino Manhiça

Votes: 77

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: 135

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: 78

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: 33

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

Votes: 23

Poisoned Love (2010)

26 min | Short, Drama

Kwame a policeman grew up believing a man is always right and that a women should respect his ways and decisions. When his wife Crista questions him about the way he handles her in bed, the... See full summary »

Director: Mickey Fonseca | Stars: Maria Amelia, Azagaia Edson da Luz, Edurado Gravata, Carla Isaac

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: 41

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

Pele de Luz (2018)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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: 17

The Guide (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

THE GUIDE is a coming-of-age tale set against the restoration of a war-torn national park in Mozambique. Raised near Gorongosa National Park, young Tonga Torcida dreams of becoming a tour ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Yu | Star: Greg Carr

Votes: 6

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

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: 98

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: Esperança Naiene, Wilton Boene, Medianeira Massingue, Shcozo Ichiyama

Votes: 25

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: 57

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: 21

Viagem aos Makonde (2019 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

A documentary about Margot Dias (Germany, 1908 - Portugal, 2001), an ethnologist who shot between 1958-61 among the Makonde tribe, at Mueda, Mozambique. The film is an inner journey that ... See full summary »

Director: Catarina Alves Costa | Stars: Vintani Nafassi, Mbalango, Maybti, Clélio Vilanculus

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

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: 9

A Memory in Three Acts (2017)

64 min | Documentary

Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975, following a bloody struggle that lasted more than a decade. In three acts (plus a poetic prologue and epilogue), some of those who ... See full summary »

Director: Inadelso Cossa

Kalunga (2019)

22 min | Documentary, Short

From a place far from home, Lara is driven by enigmatic dreams to fulfill a spiritual birth ritual that will take her along with her dead aunt back to Africa.

Director: Lara Sousa

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

These Are the Weapons (1978)

56 min | Short

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Director: Murilo Salles

Djambo (2017)


Carlos Djambo, a former guerrilla photographer, on a re-visit trip to the places where he documented the liberation struggle and the process of reconstruction of Mozambique after ... See full summary »

Directors: Chico Carneiro, Catarina Simão

Votes: 5

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: 22

A Guerra da Água (1996)

72 min | Documentary

Four stories in a Mozambican village. Stories about a water can, a well that gets broken, a lonely hunter, and a bird that becomes a radio.

Director: Licínio Azevedo

Votes: 8

Regresso a Nacala (2001)

75 min | Documentary

More than 25 years after I left, I felt the urge to go back and walk along this road that I know by heart, the road of my childhood.

Director: Brigitte Martinez

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

Underwater Africa (2017)


Underwater Africa is designed by manta ray biologist and National Geographic Emerging explorer Dr. Andrea Marshall (also known as Queen of the Mantas) and whale shark conservation biologist... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy La Zelle

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

New Chung - A Força de um Touro (TV Movie)

Documentary | Announced

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Director: André Guiomar

Mahla (2009)

30 min | Short, Drama

Ermelinda, a nurse working at the Maputo Central Hospital finds out she is pregnant and decides to leave her abusive and alcoholic husband, Jerry. On the bus home to get her son Nelito, ... See full summary »

Director: Mickey Fonseca | Stars: Azagaia Edson da Luz, Edna Jaire, Mário Mabjaia, Gigliola Zacara

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: 22

The pregnancy is ours (2018)

30 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

'The pregnancy is ours' is a participatory documentary following men in rural Mozambique who defy traditional stereotypes regarding contraception, pregnancy and childcare.

Directors: David Aguacheiro, Tina Krueger

Madness (II) (2018)

13 min | Short, Drama

Lucy, considered to be mad, has a son.

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

Votes: 19

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: Licínio Azevedo | Stars: Rosa Castigo, Tomás Sodzai

Votes: 11

Living Art (2017)

52 min | Documentary

A captivating sensory journey into Maputo's contemporary art practices and aesthetics.

Director: Tina Krueger

Marrabenta Stories (2004)

52 min | Documentary

They survive playing and singing their sorrows and happy memories. Young Mozambican musicians who play Jazz, Funky and Hip Hop join a group of elders who play Marrabenta, a musical style ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Boswall

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: Licínio Azevedo

Votes: 8

Gorongosa Rising (2012)

20 min | Documentary, Short, History

'Gorongosa Rising' tracks the success of the Gorongosa Restoration Project in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and its impact on the life of one young Mozambican man who calls the park ... See full summary »

Directors: Ariel Fisher, Andrew Heskett, Max Miller, Maurianna Zingarelli | Stars: Greg Carr, Domingos Joao Muala, Fernandinho Mequicene Domingos Pedro, Mateus Mutemba

The Bridge (II) (2001)

52 min | Documentary

In the rainy season the rivers rise and Chimanimani, one of the most beautiful regions in Mozambique, is cut off from the rest of the country. A natural reserve will be created. The main ... See full summary »

Director: Licínio Azevedo

Café com Notícias (2020– )


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Stars: Diniz Kapapelo, Benedito Kayela, Suzana Mendes, Suely Rodrigues

Mistakes (2011)


Billy's best friend was Sophie. Grief, guilt and alcohol are now her best friends. Sophie won't finally leave until Billy forgives herself her mistakes.

Director: Graham Gall | Stars: Josie Baynes, Alicia Gall

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