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: 4,665

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: 89

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: 1,326

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: 557

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

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: 469 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 222 | Gross: $0.04M

Watchers of the Sky (2014)
7.3
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: 225 | Gross: $0.02M

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Carl Wilkens, Teresa Wilkens, Laura Lane, Gasigwa

Votes: 6

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

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

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

Selfie with Timochenko (2017)

105 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

This is the story of a match between Rwanda's sitting volleyball team and a Colombian team of guerrillas and soldiers. An event that organizes a snob to get into the picture of peace and conquer the actress who likes.

Directors: Alvaro Perea, Alvaro Perea Chacón, Juan Pablo Salazar Salamanca

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

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

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

When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy (2014)

78 min | Documentary, Drama, History

WHEN I WAS YOUNG I SAID I WOULD BE HAPPY is a feature length documentary about the transformation achieved by 12 orphan genocide survivors in Rwanda after participating in a new form of ... See full summary »

Director: Paul J. Lynch | Stars: J.T. Lewis, Scarlett Lewis, Lori Leyden, CCH Pounder

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

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

A Woman's Story (2015)

56 min | Documentary, History, News

A film about genocide, survival, and physical and cultural continuity through the eyes of three women who have experienced three different genocides of the 20th century. The film puts women... See full summary »

Director: Azra Rashid

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

Fora (2009)

7 min | Short

Set in the urban area of Kimisagara in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa, a family sets out for a usual day. Dad & Kids walk to work and school, mom tends to her shop connected to the house while ... See full summary »

Director: Ayuub Kasasa Mago | Stars: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Assad Kasasa, Malik Mago, Claudine Mukambabazi

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: 7

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

Our Stone (2018)

72 min | Documentary, Biography

Irreverent, bohemian, iconoclastic, Daniele Kihlgren is the rebellious third child of a wealthy family of cement-industry magnates. In the late 90s on board his BMW R80 he visited Santo ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Soetje | Star: Daniele Kihlgren

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

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

RWANDArt (2016)

52 min | Documentary

Through dance, music, fashion and art, "RWANDArt" explores Rwanda's growing creative scene by introducing young and driven local artists who are taking the industry to the next level. ... See full summary »

Director: Sarine Arslanian

Votes: 7

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

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

Elle Demeure (2011)

4 min | Animation, Short, Biography

The song is about an old lady living in a mansion. The house and she have lived many stories through History.

Director: Hélène Ducrocq

Unforgiven: Rwanda (2014)

75 min | Documentary, History, War

What is a socially acceptable conversation when your family's killer sits down to dinner? 'Unforgiven' explores the interactions between murderers, rapists, thieves and their victims in ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Augustin

Votes: 9

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

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

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

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

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

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