Rwanda (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

Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War

When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero

Votes: 4,622

The Mercy of the Jungle (2018)

91 min | Drama, War

The Mercy of the jungle is a road movie that deals with wars in Congo through the eyes of two lost soldiers in the jungle by showcasing their struggle, weakness and hope.

Director: Joël Karekezi | Stars: Stéphane Bak, Marc Zinga, Ibrahim Ahmed, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga

Votes: 68

Africa United (2010)

88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The story of four children who walk three thousand miles to get to the world cup. On the way they encounter many things such as HIV and child prostitution.

Director: Debs Paterson | Stars: Eriya Ndayambaje, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Sanyu Joanita Kintu, Yves Dusenge

Votes: 1,321

Poverty, Inc. (2014)

94 min | Documentary, History, News

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Matheson Miller | Star: Robert Sirico

Votes: 547

Giants of Africa (2016)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

A behind-the-scenes look at a basketball youth program set up in Africa by the General Manager of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri.

Director: Hubert Davis

Rising from Ashes (2012)
7.5
58 metascore

Rising from Ashes (2012)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

Director: T.C. Johnstone | Stars: Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer, Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Nathan Byukusenge

Votes: 221 | Gross: $0.04M

100 Days (2001)

100 min | Drama

A local Hutu official is persuaded to implement the government's policy against the Tutsi: To completely wipe them out. Josette, a beautiful young Tutsi girl struggles to survive the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hughes | Stars: Eric Bridges Twahirwa, Cleophas Kabasita, Davis Kagenza, Mazimpaka Kennedy

Votes: 59

Munyurangabo (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Jeff Rutagengwa, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka, Jean Pierre Harerimana

Votes: 467 | Gross: $0.01M

Sacred Water (2016)

56 min | Documentary

Kunyaza is the name for the technique through which Rwandese women manage to ejaculate. In this tiny African country female orgasm is a matter of honor for men. This documentary, led by a ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Jourdain | Star: Dusabe Vestine

Votes: 38

Watchers of the Sky (2014)
7.1
85 metascore

Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer ... See full summary »

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Matt Mitler, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Votes: 223 | Gross: $0.02M

The Uncondemned (2015)
8.8
80 metascore

The Uncondemned (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

In 1997, a group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction.

Directors: Nick Louvel, Michele Mitchell | Stars: Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Thierry Cruvellier, Mukasarasi Godelieve

Votes: 18 | Gross: $0.01M

Life After Death (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Kwasa and Fils are two Rwandan 20-somethings, born into the hell of a post-genocide nation. The film follows their victories and struggles as they try to find work, fall in love, and deal with the deep wounds of their past.

Director: Joe Callander

Votes: 8

Perfume War (2016)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, News

A single mom creates an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace after her best friend a soldier, is axed in the head by a terrorist. Only now she finds herself in the battle of her life taking on corporate giants.

Director: Michael Melski | Star: Pasha Ebrahimi

Votes: 14

Grey Matter (2011)

110 min | Drama

Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Tamim Hakizimana, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Jean Pierre Kalonda

Votes: 38

Ace of Hearts: Bwana Y'umutima (2017)

120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Manzi David, a man whose sister's days are numbered with heart disease. Heartbroken and determined as ever to rally money for her treatment, Manzi David sets himself on a path of no return ... See full summary »

Director: Pacifique Cyusa Nzeyimana | Stars: Lysa Gasirabo, Ganza Prince, Isimbi Sonia, Polisi Muhirwa Yves

Votes: 5

Imbabazi (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

After being imprisoned for the killing of ethnic Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide, Manzi must face the emotional and psychological consequences of his most personal crime: the murder of his best friend's family.

Director: Joël Karekezi | Stars: Wilson Egessa, Joel Okuyo Atiku Prynce, Rehema Nanfuka, Brenda Ibarah

Votes: 22 | Gross: $0.01M

When Elephants Fight (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, News

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been called a geological scandal due to its mineral rich soil. Unfortunately, those minerals, necessary to sustain today's technology, are funding the deadliest war since WWII.

Director: Mike Ramsdell | Star: Robin Wright

Votes: 41

Volunteers, a Rwandan Comedy (2018 TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy

A comedy pilot created by Matthew Leutwyler, Erik Palladino (ER, SUITS), and Vincent Ventresca (THE INVISIBLE MAN, "Fun Bobby" on FRIENDS), loosely based on their own lives - If they took ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Erik Palladino, Vincent Ventresca, Mark Kelly, Arthur Nkusi

Unforgivable (2018 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

Imperdonabile is the story of Alice and Emmanuel, two people on opposing sides during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. It reveals what happens when the person who nearly destroyed your life confronts you and asks for forgiveness.

Director: Giosue Petrone

Kiruna-Kigali (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

A young woman in Rwanda is about to give birth. The baby is turned the wrong way and her life is in danger. At the same time the water breaks for a woman in Sweden. She decides that she ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Kapetanovic | Stars: Malin Crépin, Mukundente Fiona, Assad Kasasa, Marie Francoise Mukayiranga

Votes: 28

O futbole i pro angelov (2016)

16 min | Short, Drama

This story is about street football and Moscow angels.

Director: Aksinya Gog | Stars: Severija Janusauskaite, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Sofya Lebedeva, Aleksandra Revenko

Votes: 5

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake (2014)

99 min | Documentary, Music, War

A South African theatre company braves the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and former Yugoslavia to share a message of reconciliation. As they ignite a dialogue among people ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Quanita Adams, Nick Boraine, Andrew Buckland, Sibulele Gcilitshana

Votes: 8

Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness (2012)

80 min | Documentary, War

"Beyond Right & Wrong" looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances. ... See full summary »

Directors: Lekha Singh, Roger Spottiswoode

Votes: 26

Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer (2010)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

This feature length documentary, Mzungu, is our story about personal change, sacrifice, adventure, and ultimately the power of love and community. You will embark on a journey into the ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Gilbert | Stars: Shane Gilbert, Daniel Adams, Eric Byington, Scott Byington

Votes: 9

Intore (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A story of triumph, survival,hope, and a lesson in how to forgive and live, through the eyes of a mother whose grief gives hope and a lesson in how to forgive and live; an artist who chose ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Kabera

Imfura (2017)

36 min | Short

The ruins of a house represent the remains of the genocide in Rwanda. A young man attempts to remember his mother, who disappeared.

Director: Samuel Ishimwe

Votes: 6

Hinga Kawa (2018)

18 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Hinga Kawa tells the story of women who, after the most divisive period of Rwanda's history, made the choice to rise above and choose forgiveness.

Director: Luanne Dietz

Keepers of Memory (2004)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: Eric Kabera

Votes: 8

Things of the Aimless Wanderer (2015)

78 min | Drama

Late nineteenth century, a white explorer is lost in the jungle. He sets off, trying to locate himself. In the thick rain forest, he encounters a young woman... Early twenty-first century, ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Justin Mullikin, Grace Nikuze, Matt Ray Brown

Votes: 28

Mutoni (2016– )

23 min | Family

A modern Rwandan nurse rediscovers her rural heritage while helping community health workers educate the disadvantaged.

Stars: Nadege Uwamwezi, Didier Kamanzi, Chloe Rangira, Eugene Nkota

I'm Not Leaving (2014)

41 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Completed

When the Rwandan genocide broke out in 1994, one American chose to stay in the country and risk everything in hope of saving a few lives.

Director: Kevin Ekvall | Stars: Laura Lane, Gasigwa, Carl Wilkens, Teresa Wilkens

Votes: 6

The Barefoot Artist (2014)
6.7
57 metascore

The Barefoot Artist (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit ... See full summary »

Directors: Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub

Votes: 15

Mama Rwanda (2016)

35 min | Documentary, Short

MAMA RWANDA is the story of two women mixing the wit of motherhood with the spirit of entrepreneurship to overcome extreme poverty. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Waters Hinson

Votes: 6

Rwanda & Juliet (2016)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

RWANDA & JULIET is a feature-length documentary that follows ivy league professor emeritus Andrew Garrod to Kigali, Rwanda, where he mounts Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet with Rwandan ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Proudfoot | Stars: Andrew Garrod, Tété Roca

Votes: 13

A Small Good Thing (2015)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, History, News

We've sought ease, comfort and wealth - but are people happier with more money? What is the science behind a good life? Following several people over a typical year, "A Small Good Thing" looks at the simple sources of human happiness.

Director: Pamela Tanner Boll | Stars: Stephen Cope, Tim Durrin, Shirley Edgerton, Mark Gerow

Votes: 15

Forgiveness: The Secret of Peace (2018)

58 min | Documentary

A documentary film on the life and work of Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, a Catholic priest and a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He returned to his country to bring healing, forgiveness and... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick M. Long, Katsey Long

Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks (2012)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Family

'Brain Power: From Synapses to Hyperlinks' is both a 10-min film and a new TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new brain ... See full summary »

Director: Tiffany Shlain

Votes: 13

I Have Seen My Last Born (2015)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Biography

'I Have Seen My Last Born' is about Rwanda in transition from its difficult and violent past towards development, seen through the life of a man who juggles the roles of father and a son, between the city and the village.

Directors: Samuel Gray Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung | Star: John Kwezi

Votes: 5

A Place for Myself (2016)

21 min | Short, Drama

At a casual elementary school comes a five year old albino girl, Elikia. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being 'different' is more a problem than a special ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo | Stars: Fabiola Ndihokubwayo, Akimana Riziki, Jacqueline Umubyeyi

Votes: 5

The Secret of Happiness (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

A young woman is facing the enduring conflicts between what is traditional and what is modern in Rwandan Society.

Director: Mutiganda Wa Nkunda | Stars: Saphine Kirenga, Gakwaya Celestin, Mukarubayiza Drocelle, Bernisse Kwizera

If Only We Had Listened (2011)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A miraculous apparition. A terrifying prophecy. According to several children, God sent a messenger to Kibeho, Rwanda to warn about an impending disaster, but few heeded the warning. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Bloomfield, Immaculee Ilibagiza | Star: Immaculee Ilibagiza

Votes: 5

Project Rwanda (2015)

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Director: Sergi Cervera | Stars: Alain Hernández, Mercedes Sampietro, Sergi Cervera, Ramon Godino

Floris (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda

We Are All Rwandans (2008)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

The true story of the Nyange school students in Rwanda, attacked by rebels in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. Their refusal to betray each other cost some of them everything, but gave hope to a nation.

Director: Debs Paterson

Votes: 12

Njinga (2014)

138 min | Documentary, Adventure | Completed

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

Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)
8.1
83 metascore

Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)

89 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A remarkable group of Rwandan women defies the devastation of the genocide to form the country's first all-female drumming troupe and open the country's first ice cream shop.

Directors: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

Votes: 34

The Rwandan Night (2013)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

The Rwandan Night is a feature ethno-documentary that is centered around the haunting memories of one of the oldest survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. One night, in the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: Ki-moon Ban, Mosupyoe Boatamo, Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Andrea Grieder

Tyson! (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama

After being abandoned by his mother at the village medical clinic, a young boy spends his days making the best of his new living arrangement. A volunteer nurse takes interest in him and ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Ocampo | Stars: Nevine Nyamongo, Rebecca Ocampo, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Maryann Njoroge

Lost Kites (2016)

50 min | Documentary

Three abandoned lives tossed by the winds. One global call to restore families.

Directors: Samuel Rich, Gabriella Fritz

Votes: 24

I Married My Family's Killer (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. the only problem was, it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters worse, Purudenci's ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Kassie

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