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: 4,871

Our Lady of the Nile (2019)

93 min | Drama

A coming-of-age story about of a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Amanda Mugabezaki, Albina Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro, Clariella Bizimana

Votes: 160

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: 64

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: 230 | Gross: $0.04M

Disconnected (2020– )

22 min | Comedy, Drama

"In the midst of a global pandemic, a group of friends from around the world reconnect while managing the new challenges in front of them."

Stars: Tara-Alisha Berry, Erik Palladino, April Pearson, Brandon Scott

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: 1,356

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: 47

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: Marc Zinga, Stéphane Bak, Ibrahim Ahmed, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga

Votes: 174

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: 586

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: 484 | 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

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

Watchers of the Sky (2014)
7.2
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: 238 | Gross: $0.02M

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: 15

Luna Mesa (2011)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

Luna, a young beauty, is having a fling with an older man. Then she discovers him dead in a hotel room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She believes it may be her fault. Luna finds his notebook. It... See full summary »

Director: Trent Harris | Stars: Alex Caldiero, Richard Dutcher, Emily Pearson, Liberty Valentine

Votes: 16

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

Europa: Based on a True Story (2019)

93 min | Drama

Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza (Grey Matter, Things of the Aimless Wanderer) decides to film his new movie, A Tree Has Fallen, in London. It is to be a stylish drama about Simon, a ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Oris Erhuero, Jennie Lathan, Lisa Moorish, Paul Anthony Morris

Votes: 7

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: 31

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: 24 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 42

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

Votes: 18

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: 44

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

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: 16

The Uncondemned (2015)
8.5
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: 22 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 27

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: 7

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

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

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: 9

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: 9

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 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

The Barefoot Artist (2014)
6.7
57 metascore

The Barefoot Artist (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Explore two sides of Lily's life: her international ventures helping to heal weakened spirits in communities around the world and a personal journey within, to repair her own fractured family.

Directors: Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub

Votes: 16

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

Coexist (2010)

PG | 40 min | Documentary, History, News

When hate persists, how will you coexist? Coexist tells the emotional stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They continue to cope with the loss of their families as ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Mazo

Votes: 7

The AC Project: To the Ends of the Earth (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Adventure

Through what began as a group of college guys dissatisfied with the pursuit of the American Dream, The AC Project is simply a one-year journey of experimental living. Growing up as ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Lied | Stars: Matthew Fons, Ethan Matott, Doug Wekenman, Ryan Wekenman

Votes: 6

Tour (2014)

10 min | Documentary, Short, History

The audio-video Tour embarks on a global journey contemplating the arguably 'healed' sites of twentieth century genocidal massacres. Events that occurred over the last century retain heat, ... See full summary »

Director: Millie Chen | Stars: Christine Duncan, Andrea Kuzmich, Jani Lauzon, Maryem Tollar

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

Ciudades a contraluz (2016)

90 min | Documentary

Out of Darkness is a documentary film mapping out the soul of four cities whose names conjure up the idea of destruction and pain from the decade of the 90s. Today, these same cities are ... See full summary »

Director: Francesc Relea

Cut the Tall Trees: The Killing Power of Words (2014 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short, History

How do you convince someone to kill their neighbor? Teen filmmakers Noah Bennett and Max Cho answer this chilling question in a film that delves into the 1994 Rwanda genocide in which one ... See full summary »

Directors: Noah Bennett, Max Cho

Rwanda, Life Goes On (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Crime, War

Six Tutsi women, raped in April 1994 by genocidal Hutus, tell their ordeal: rape, pregnancy, childbirth, a life of wandering in which they have been sentenced to live with a creature born ... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Dervaux, André Versaille

Votes: 6

Through the Valley (2013)

57 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

When a suburban father named Randy discovers his teenage daughter is having serious behavioral issues, he immediately begins to search for a way to fix the problem. Earlier at a Christian ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin McAfee | Stars: Marie-Aimee Abizera, Namahoro Jabo Beni, Namattoro Jabo Beni, Namahoro Benitna

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: Teresa Wilkens, Laura Lane, Carl Wilkens, Phil Lancaster

Votes: 6

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

Act of Kindness (II) (2015)

82 min | Documentary

In one of the most crowded countries on earth, a man searches for another man, with only a single name and a decade old memory to guide him.

Directors: Costa Botes, Sven Pannell

God Is Not Working on Sunday, Eh! (2020)

82 min | Documentary, News

Through an intimate, long-term observing portrait God is not working on Sunday, eh! narrates about Rwanda of today and its women, standing for a new generation of leaders on the African ... See full summary »

Director: Leona Goldstein

A Place for Everyone (2014)

60 min | Documentary, Drama, War

'A Place for Everyone' explores the human geography of a Rwandan village two decades after the genocide. Survivors and killers still live next to each other and a new generation of young ... See full summary »

Directors: Hans Ulrich Goessl, Angelos Rallis

Votes: 7

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

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

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