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: 80

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: 25

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: 84

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: 199

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

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: 150

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: 12

Wara (2020– )


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

'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

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: 69

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: 52

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: 14

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

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

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

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: 13

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

Arlit: The Second Paris (2005)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 15

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: 52

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: 25

Agadez nomade FM (2004)

75 min | Documentary

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Directors: Christian Lelong, Pierre Mortimore



Unemployed youths are swelling the ranks of gangs sowing violence in Zinder, Niger. Aicha Macky explores the origins of the radicalization in her hometown and the prospects for escaping it.

Director: Aicha Macky

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: 60

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

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

Kokoa (2019)

13 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

Votes: 14

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

For the Best and for the Onion! (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Sani Elhadj Magori

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

Nuages noirs (1979)

100 min

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

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: 29

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

La bague du roi Koda (1962)

24 min | Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane



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Director: Amina Weira

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

Dongo Hori (1973)

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Director: Jean Rouch

Aube noire (1983)

90 min

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

Njinga (2014)

138 min | Documentary, Adventure

Explorer/adventurer, Kate Leeming has cycled the equivalent of twice around the world at the Equator. Kate's incredible Expedition - A ten month, 22,040km journey across Africa from Point ... See full summary »

Director: Martin McCann

Agwane mon Village (1982)


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Director: Moustapha Alassane

La Broma Infinita (2011)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

The economy conditions our lives. Scarcity is a restriction imposed by nature itself. It is not a human invention. It is an unresolved dilemma. An endless fight for survival.

Director: David Muñoz

L'étoile noire (1976)

95 min

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Director: Djingareye Maiga | Stars: Moustapha Alassane, Aissa Indji, Bernard Louno, Djingareye Maiga

Koglb-Zanga ou Prince Wendemi - Un exemple de combat contre l'exclusion (2008)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Directors: Ilboudo Yalgabamba, Abraham Bassole, Theophile Kiemde | Star: Paul Ilboudo

Wasan kara (1980)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Inoussa Ousseini

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

Abimbola ou Shaki (2019)


An ethnographic study of the mostly Muslim people of the native Yoruba community in the town of Shaking in western Nigeria.

Director: Moustapha Alassane

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

Those Who Veil (2013)

24 min | Documentary, Short

A journey with the Tuareg. From Agadez to Timbuktu.

Director: Daliso Leslie

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

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

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