Niger (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

Tenere (2020)

93 min | Documentary

The arduous journey of Bachir and his companions in a truck resembling Noah's ark. We see how they struggle both physically and emotionally with harsh natural conditions, thirst and many other problems.

Director: Hasan Söylemez

Votes: 32

Zerzura (2017)

87 min | Western

Zerzura is a feature-length ethnofiction shot in the Sahara desert. Mixing folktales and documentary, the film follows a young man from Niger who leaves home in search of an enchanted oasis.

Director: Christopher Kirkley | Stars: Ibrahim Affi, Zara Alhassane, Habiba Almoustapha, Rhissa Elryin

Votes: 24

Babatu (1976)

95 min | Biography, War

Once upon a time, in the middle of the last century, a great warrior named Babatou. Nigerian jumper from the region Dounga Gurunsi invaded the country and settled there. The brave prisoners... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Lam Ibrahim Dia, Diama, Oumarou Ganda, Mariama

Votes: 7

The Wedding Ring (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman from Niger returns to her home village after finishing college abroad.

Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Sandor Funtek, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa

Votes: 50

How Are the Kids? (1990)

Documentary, Drama

A six-film anthology depicting childhood horrors around the world.

Directors: Lino Brocka, Rolan Bykov, Ciro Durán, Jerry Lewis, Euzhan Palcy, Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville

Votes: 59

Little by Little (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

An African travels to Paris to learn about the construction of tall buildings, but is soon taken up with the oddities of French life.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Illo Gaoudel, Safi Faye

Votes: 197

Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It (2015)

75 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cell phones, and the music of a new generation

Director: Christopher Kirkley | Stars: Fatimata Falo, Rhaicha Ibrahim, Ahmoudou Madassane, Mdou Moctar

Votes: 82

Cocorico Monsieur Poulet (1974)

93 min | Comedy

The story follows three poultry sellers on a trip across the bush, attempting to deliver a load of chickens to a market in Niamey.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Tallou Mouzourane, Claudine

Votes: 149

Wara (2020– )


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Stars: France Nancy Goulian, Maimouna N'Diaye, Issaka Sawadogo, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye

Agadez, the Music and the Rebellion (2010)

75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Tuareg nomads have lived in the Sahara Desert for centuries, connecting North Africa and West Africa with their Camel Caravans. They are fiercely independent and have become famous for ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Wyman | Stars: Jeremy Keenan, Omara Moctar, Thomas Seligman, Mohamed Serge

Votes: 11

Toula ou Le génie des eaux * (1974)

90 min | Drama

The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young ... See full summary »

Directors: Moustapha Alassane, Anna Soehring | Stars: Isaa Bania, Solange Delanne, Parfait Kondo, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 24

L'éxilé (1980)

90 min | Drama

Based on a traditional African tale. A king has the habit whilst walking in disguise on the streets of his kingdom to listen to the wishes of his own people. One day he overhears two ... See full summary »

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Zalika Souley, Damouré Zika

Votes: 12

Le wazzou polygame (1971)

50 min | Drama

An Islamic faithful returns from his holy pilgrimage to Mecca with the venerated title "el hajji". On his return he falls in love with his daughter's friend Santou, who is already engaged ... See full summary »

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Joseph Salamatou, Zalika Souley

Votes: 59

'Imuhar': A Legend (1997)

82 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A Parisian lad spends a brief, life-changing time with a clan of the Imûhar, a high desert Berber people, called Tuaregs by the French. At age ten, Khénan's mother dies, and his father ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Dubuisson | Stars: Ibrahim Paris, Mohamed Ichika, Mohamed Ixa, Rhali Ixa

Votes: 40

Arlit: The Second Paris (2005)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 15

Le retour d'un aventurier (1966)

34 min | Short, Western

Back from the US to his village in Niger, a man brings western outfits to his close friends, who immediately identify with cow-boys. A bloody western begins in the savannah...

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Harouna Diarra, Djingareye Maiga, Zalika Souley, Boubakar Souna

Votes: 66

Saitane (1973)

55 min | Drama

A sorcerer (played by the director himself) controls all activities in a village. Manipulating the different parties, the sorcerer promises love, good health and riches in exchange for the ... See full summary »

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Moussa Alzouma, Oumarou Ganda, Zaïnabou Lobo, Zalika Souley

Votes: 10

La bague du roi Koda (2017)

24 min | Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

Cabascabo (1969)

45 min | Drama

Cabascabo, a veteran of the French colonial army in Indochina, returns to his home town in Niger, acclaimed by friends and relatives. In fragmented flash-backs, he tells the story of his adventure and the battles in that distant land.

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Zalika Souley, Balarabi, Issa Gombokoye

Votes: 49

Dance with the Wodaabes (2010)

90 min | Documentary, History, Musical

In the heart of the Nigerien Sahel, far off the beaten 'asphalt' track, thousands of Fulbe Wodaabe nomads gather every year for a gigantic ceremony named the geerewol. For seven full days ... See full summary »

Director: Sandrine Loncke | Star: Ouba Bi Hassane

Al'lèèssi... Une actrice africaine (2005)

69 min | Documentary

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Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Zalika Souley, Moustapha Alassane, Mahamane Bakabe, Moustapha Diop

Votes: 9

FVVA: Femme, villa, voiture, argent (2010)

75 min

Ali is the image of modern Africa. He happily returns from a football match on his motorbike but a nasty surprise is waiting for him at his parents' home: he finds Haoua, his bride-to-be, ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Zingare Abdoulaye, Sawadogo Bintou, Hemazro Ivonne, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 12

The Fruitless Tree (2017)

52 min | Documentary

The director, a married woman without children, deals with the issue of infertility in the country of Niger, by sharing stories of stigmatized wives, husbands who refuse to be tested (or ... See full summary »

Director: Aicha Macky

Votes: 5

Nuages noirs (1979)

100 min

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Director: Djingareye Maiga | Stars: Dorothe Dosso Yovo, Damouré Zika

The Doctor from Gafire (1986)

90 min | Drama

A young doctor named Karunga just graduated from a European university; is sent to a village where a man named Ouba lives. Obua is a healer who his people respect.

Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Merlin N'Diagne, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Hima Amadou

Agadez nomade FM (2004)

75 min | Documentary

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Directors: Christian Lelong, Pierre Mortimore

Aube noire (1983)

90 min

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Director: Djingareye Maiga | Stars: Salah Sannousi, Amina Sidibé, Zalika Souley, Damouré Zika

River Nomads (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, History | Completed

'River Nomads' is a humanist film following the journey of nomadic fishermen along the Niger River from Nigeria to Mali. The first in a series of three, 'River Nomads' focuses on the ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Hahonou

Moi fatigué debout, moi couché (1997)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Acacia Albida, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Tallou Mouzourane, Damouré Zika

Votes: 5

Dongo Hori (1973)

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Director: Jean Rouch

Tobo. Four Wodaabe girls at Niamey. (2018)

28 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Four Wodaabe girls travel from the bush to Niamey. After 13 hours by bus they reach a hotel of the capital: a totally new experience. They joke, learn and film. Tobo, the youngest, imposes herself and becomes the star.

Director: Francesco Sincich | Star: Sokhna Diop

Pray (2017)

41 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

PRAY is an exploration of mankind`s conversations with the Holy. What divides us, makes us alike. Beautifully shot on location in Jerusalem, Sahara, Himalaya, Ganges and Norway. By being ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Gallefoss

Kokoa (2019)

13 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

Votes: 14

Bon voyage, Sim (1966)

5 min | Animation, Short

Sim, the President of the Toad Republic, goes on a journey invited by a neighboring president. He makes several pompous speeches, and gets a university named after him despite not having done anything to benefit the other toads.

Director: Moustapha Alassane

Votes: 22

For the Best and for the Onion! (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Sani Elhadj Magori

Men in Trouble (2016)

87 min | Drama

A happy home is thrown into a home of war when the wife's flirty little sister comes visiting on holiday and any man she lays her eyes becomes a prey even her sisters husband.

Director: Paul Omoruyi | Stars: Seun Akindele, Damilola Awosemo, Prisca Iwuoha, Eric Obinna

Wedding Marriage (2017)

30 min | Short

In this hybrid of fiction and documentary, Alassane chronicles the married life of a young Zharma ethnic Muslim couple living in the Niger River valley.

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Soumana, Zenabou

Mamy Wata (1990)

90 min

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Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Philippe Ambrosini, Sidiki Bakaba, Gérard Essomba, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate

Yan Diga - Ils traverseront des pays comme des jardins (1970)

110 min | Drama

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Director: Serge Moati | Stars: Amboka Alassane, Aboue Boube, Garba Mahmane, Madougou

Petanqui (1983)

115 min

In the middle of a drought, Petanqui - who is responsible for the distribution of food to the population - enjoys a good life, a nice house, lovers and an official car. His son returns from... See full summary »

Director: Kozoloa Yeo | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Douta Seck

Wallah Je te jure (2016)

63 min | Documentary

"Wallah - Je te jure" tells the stories of men and women travelling along West African migration routes to Italy. Senegal's rural villages, Niger's bus stations and "ghettos" full of ... See full summary »

Director: Marcello Merletto

Votes: 8

Samba le grand (1977)

14 min | Animation, Short

The adventures of a legendary hero, Sambagana, who, dazzled by the beauty of a princess, asks her in marriage. She imposes several tests, and he wins them all, but only death will eventually bring the two together.

Director: Moustapha Alassane

Votes: 27

Femmes battantes (2007–2009)

26 min | Documentary

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Stars: Claudine Lawson Daïzo, Binta Diallo, Lucie Kaboré, Odile Nacoulma

Si les cavaliers (1982)

90 min

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Director: Mahamane Bakabe | Stars: Louche Abdou, Yagi Dogo, Zalika Souley

Touching Lives (2007– )

30 min | Reality-TV, Talk-Show

Ordinary men and women in need of a helping hand have a chance to fulfill their lifelong dreams. Viewers write to the show asking for assistance with their dreams and the two presenters ... See full summary »

Stars: Sedem Ofori, Esi Arhin, Monica Eisenberg, Jeff Kawana

Lokkol 2. Trip to Niamey (2017)

64 min | Documentary | Completed

A group of Wodaabe kids does a special school trip to Niamey, at 800 km from their village in the middle of the bush. This film is the narration of this trip made by a young girl. A girl of the group filmed some of the images of the film.

Director: Francesco Sincich | Star: Absa Diop

Les contre Bandiers (1969)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

Women on the Move (2017)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

A grandmother's life in rural Niger changes when she enters a women's savings group. Will her granddaughter take the next step out of poverty?

Director: Shannon Carroll

Jackenson (2017)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Jackenson is a 13-year-old boxing hopeful from Haiti's notorious Cité Soleil slum who is determined to box his way to the top. As he prepares for his upcoming fight against a rival club, he... See full summary »

Director: Linda Diatta

Postcards from the Breakup (2017)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Completed

Three lovers describe their desires and shattered illusions during the different stages of one long distance relationship.

Director: Gabrielle Menezes | Stars: Chris Polick, Tom Frederick, Emma Powell

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