Sudan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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You Will Die at 20 (2019)

103 min | Drama

Shortly after Muzamil was born, the village's holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil's father can't stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19.

Director: Amjad Abu Alala | Stars: Islam Mubarak, Mustafa Shehata, Moatasem Rashed, Bonna Khalid

Votes: 1,440

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
54 metascore

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Al Pacino, Evan Peters, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 8,891

Talking About Trees (2019)

93 min | Documentary

Four older Sudanese filmmakers with passion for film battle to bring cinema-going back to Sudan, not without resistance. Their 'Sudanese Film Club' have decided to revive an old cinema, and again draw attention to Sudanese film history.

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari | Stars: Manar Al Hilo, Suleiman Ibrahim, Altayeb Mahdi, Ibrahim Shaddad

Votes: 644

Train Station (I) (2015)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a mysterious train accident forces a man to change his plans, he is confronted with a series of choices. Each decision he makes leads to a different scenario, each one filmed by a different director with a different cast.

Directors: Xavier Agudo, Tony Pietra Arjuna, Ryan Bajornas, Surya Balakrishnan, Nicola Barnaba, Petras Baronas, Juliane Block, Ian Bonner, Julia Caiuby, Gregory Cattell, Diane Cheklich, Vicky Choromidou, Hesam Dehghani, Todd Felderstein, Ingrid Franchi, Yango Gonzalez, Vania Ivanova, Yosef Khouwes, George Korgianitis, Joycelyn Lee, Craig Lines, Athanasia Michopoulou, Isazaly Mohd Isa, Daniel Montoya, Omer Moutasim, Marc Oberdorfer, Tiago P. de Carvalho, Aditya Pawar, Kevin Rumley, Andrés Sandoval, Guillem Serrano, Marty Shea, Nitye Sood, Amirah M. Tajdin, Dzenan Tarakcija, Adrian Tudor, John Versical, Kresna D. Wicaksana, Rafael Yoshida | Stars: Patrick Gorman, Judith Hoersch, Yoann Sover, Shirin Esmaeeli

Votes: 145

The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
78 metascore

The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)

85 min | Documentary

A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Nicholas Kristof, Brian Steidle

Votes: 1,546 | Gross: $0.13M

Khartoum Offside (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Sport

A group of exceptional young ladies in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan's Islamic Military government and they ... See full summary »

Director: Marwa Zein | Stars: Elham Balatone, Nedal Fadlallah, Fatma Gaddal, Sara Jubara

Votes: 37

Qamar Bani Hashem (2008)

1,290 min | Biography, History, War

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Stars: Rashid Assaf, Basem Yakhoor, Asaad Fedda, Najah Safkouni

Votes: 16

aKasha (2018)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

A Kasha is a universal offbeat love story set in a time of civil war - but the war is in Sudan and it is happening right now. We follow Adnan, an AK47-loving rebel, his long-suffering love ... See full summary »

Director: Hajooj Kuka | Stars: Abdallah Alnur, Ganja Chakado, Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan

Votes: 56

Budapest inferno: The Secret of the Molnar Janos Cave (2017 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

Following decided explorers BUDAPEST INFERNO reveals the never before seen underground wonders of the Hungarian capital and the deepest secrets of evolution.

Directors: Gergely Balázs, Balázs Lerner

Votes: 13

Tajouj (1977)

78 min | Drama, History, Romance

The film is set a hundred years back in the eastern part of Sudan in a place of total isolation. Tajouj is the beautiful cousin of a young tribal man who is deeply in love with her. He ... See full summary »

Director: Gadalla Gubara

Votes: 16

The Rope (1984)

32 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Ibrahim Shaddad | Stars: Khatab H. Ahmed, A. Gadir Daoud, Mariam M. Eltayeb, Mohd A. Gorani

Janapar (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Adventure, Romance

It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen's dream journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl.

Directors: James W. Newton, Tom Allen | Stars: Tom Allen, Andrew Welch

Votes: 181

Veganize it! (2015)

7 min | Short, Comedy

Bakr has made a life-changing decision that will soon turn his world upside down - he has decided to become vegan. Little does he know that his newly founded decision is going to shake the ... See full summary »

Director: Khalid Salim | Star: Mohanad Masoud

The Art of Sin (2020)


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Director: Ibrahim Mursal

Al-Sit (2020)

20 min | Short, Drama

An arranged marriage in a cotton-farming village in Sudan. Does 15-year-old Nafisa have a choice?

Director: Suzannah Mirghani | Stars: Mihad Murtada, Rabeha Mohammed Mahmoud, Mohammed Magdi Hassan, Haram Basher

Grace Surpasses (2011)

Not Rated | 55 min | Drama

Grace Surpasses is a story about perseverance in a country where peace is an ancient relic and hope is a dangerous luxury. With nowhere to hide, each new day brings the potential for danger... See full summary »

Director: Coury Deeb | Stars: Daniel Door Abraham, Angelina Abuy, Mary Achok, Marko Deng

Serotonin (2018)

Short, Fantasy, Romance

Serotonin explores themes including solitude and memory, through the eyes of the main character as he goes about his daily life in Khartoum. It is a beautifully shot, visually rich and poetic, dreamlike piece of cinema.

Director: Shehab Satti | Stars: Ayman Alsagh, Edreso, Mahmoud Hassan, Weam Shawgi

Votes: 7

Beats of the Antonov (2014)

68 min | Documentary, War

The story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenge by war.

Director: Hajooj Kuka

Votes: 148

We Are the Ones (2015)

62 min | Documentary, Drama, War

When tribal feuds ignite a firestorm of violence, three surgeons unite for peace. Francis grew up with little schooling during the Sudanese Civil War. Ajak is a Lost Boy who has returned to... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Michael Shink, Michael Skinner | Stars: Ajak Abraham, Francis Gai, Glenn Geelhoed

Votes: 7

Human Being (1994)

27 min | Short, Drama

Sudanese filmmaker, Ibrahim Shaddad provides a dramatic and powerful account of the trials and tribulations of a Sudanese villager in an alien, large city. Shot entirely without dialogue, ... See full summary »

Director: Ibrahim Shaddad | Stars: Mohamed M. Ali, Nasir El Tayeb, Fatin A. Magid, El Rashid Ahmed Issa Umayma

Votes: 27

The Aviatrix (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

In 1928, Lady Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London. Eighty-five years later, Tracey Curtis-Taylor sets out in a vintage biplane to retrace her flight. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Annette Porter | Stars: James Bevan, Tracey Curtis-Taylor, Kate Silverton, Bill Sykes

Votes: 16

Jamal (1981)

14 min | Short, Drama

A camel operating a sesame mill reflecting on existence.

Director: Ibrahim Shaddad

Votes: 10

The dogs' shitter (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama

Derweesh suddenly finds himself culturally conflicted when his only daughter turns 18. The thought of his daughter having a boyfriend brings up aspects of his Sudanese culture that until now he thought he had left behind.

Director: Sadam Siddig | Stars: Mohamed Terwis, Ester Kieft, Mohamed Almujtaba Mussa, Siza

Dowry of Life (2013)

9 min | Short

Mary loves John, but she was forced to marry a wealthy man instead. A meeting with her lover has fatal consequences.

Director: Simon Bingo | Stars: Simon Bingo, Mary Yangi Philip, Stephen Doker, Sarah Kindu

Votes: 5

Les misérables (2007)

112 min | Drama

For his first feature film in many years, the legendary filmmaker from Sudan has chosen to adapt Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Miserables for an African audience in the Arab language. The... See full summary »

Director: Gadalla Gubara | Star: Gamal Hassan

Forced Marriage (2018)

52 min | Comedy, Drama

After her family found her talking to neighbor's son Lubani, young Emelia was humiliated by her family and then forced to marry him, but Lubani's family refuses. Thrown out of the house she... See full summary »

Director: Bebe Pix | Stars: Safe Bashir, Alex Bidal Charles, West Patawa Charles, Oliver Michael Clement

A Handful of Dates (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama | Completed

A spirited young village boy must learn the painful truth behind his grandfather's fortune, and another farmer's inevitable demise.

Director: Hashim Hassan

Sudan's Forgotten Films (2017)

25 min | Documentary

Benjamin and Awad run Sudan's national film archive. The two men, who have worked together for more than 40 years, are devoted to protecting their country's visual memories. Home to some ... See full summary »

The Dislocation of Amber (1975)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Hussein Shariffe

A Force of Nature (2011)

47 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Ellen Ratner, the award-winning journalist and philanthropist, defies easy description but never shies away from lending a strong opinion as a fierce advocate of free speech and social justice.

Director: Barbara Kopple

Song of Khartoum (1955)

18 min | Documentary, Short

Gubara was proud of the first color film in African cinema, which attempts to give an African response to the city symphony genre by capturing disparate images of daily life in Khartoum and... See full summary »

Director: Gadalla Gubara

Asham (2017– )

22 min | Drama, Romance

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Stars: Abeer AlSheikh, Hassan Kasala, Ibrahim Nagi

Clash of Cultures (2013)

7 min | Short

Since independence, more and more young South Sudanese from all over the world have returned to their country. Conflict among them is inevitable.

Director: Mary Kadi Manoah | Stars: Stella Konga, Alice Barengow, Macqueline Paul, Winnie Joseph

Madina's Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, War

An unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forgotten war, MADINA'S DREAM tells the story of rebels and refugees fighting to survive in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. After decades of civil war, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Berends

Votes: 9

Native Land

Drama | Announced

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Stars: Jeff Kober, Antonio David Lyons

Welcome Back (I) (2011)

49 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

An ordinary man from Canada returns to Sudan after twenty-one years of exile. Everything changed.

Director: Mazin Elsadig

Votes: 6

What's on tonight? (2020)

16 min | Documentary, Short

More than 65 cinemas were closed thirty years ago, and more than 100 years in the film industry without films, this documentary about the history of cinema in Sudan after recent successes in the independent film industry.

Director: Shehab Satti

Project Daniel (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Adventure, War

Mick Ebeling, a father of three, is incited when he reads an article of a Sudanese boy whose arms were blown off during a bombing of a civilian village. Ebeling hosts a 'Maker Weekend' at ... See full summary »

Directors: Mick Ebeling, Caskey Ebeling | Star: Mick Ebeling

The Sheikh's Blessing (1998)

113 min | Drama

The film denounces the popular practice of witchcraft. Some impostors are able to deceive the villagers into believing that their Sheikh had murdered one of his disciples after discovering ... See full summary »

Director: Gadalla Gubara | Stars: Mohamed Khaïri Ahmed, Makki Sanada, Awad Seddik

Votes: 8

The Art of Flight (2005)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

The Art Of Flight is a guerrilla documentary that was shot illegally in Egypt on camcorders and a laptop. This feature-length film tells the story of three people - a refugee from southern ... See full summary »

Director: Davin Anders Hutchins | Stars: Mr. Cool, The Cowboy, Davin Anders Hutchins, Jere Maluk

Votes: 21

Ten Minutes Is Two Hours (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

This documentary video shot in South Sudan is both a work of and commentary upon cultural exploitation. It is a self-consciously 'cinematic' recreation of a journey through a land plagued ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Kennelly

Votes: 6

Coming Home (III) (2019)

88 min | Documentary

The story of the sinking of the Italian WWII submarine 'Macalle' off an island in the Red Sea, the survival of all but one of its crew, and the 78 year-effort to bring back to Italy the remains of the only sailor to die in the sinking.

Director: Ricardo Preve

One week, Two days! (2016)

Short, Drama

A delicate exploration of the highs and lows of intimacy between Leila and Ibrahim, a loving couple, as they deliberate the difficult decisions surrounding conception and parenthood.

Director: Marwa Zein | Stars: Yasmin Raeis, Amro Saleh

Votes: 14

Cinema in Sudan: Conversations with Gadalla Gubara (2008 Video)

52 min | Documentary

The film builds up a portrait of a great Sudanese film-maker, Gadalla Gubara. At eighty-seven, he is one of the pioneers of cinema in Africa. He has recently lost his sight but still ... See full summary »

Director: Frederique Cifuentes | Star: Gadalla Gubara

Faisal Goes West (2012)

34 min | Short, Drama

When he makes a mistake that sends his family into a financial crunch, Faisal abandons his dreams of American university to work on a chicken farm.

Director: Bentley Brown | Stars: Ramey Dawoud, Yassir Dirar, Azmi Abusam, Troy Smith

Votes: 37

Dishonor (2011)

24 min | Short, Crime, Drama

This film intends to present a fictionalized version of real life experiences of those who have suffered from the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. It questions the role of every ... See full summary »

The Tree Where My Home Was (2012 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

This film is about the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, and a man named Joseph who lost his family home in the war and is now on a mission to help his people.

Stars: Mark Walker, Bobby Davidson

Towards Enduring Peace in Sudan (2018)

25 min | Short

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Director: Yousif Satti

Khartoum 1960 (1960)

24 min | Documentary, Short

Although perhaps without foresight, Gubara seemingly set out to capture a historic picture of a city that today has completely vanished. He reveals to us the livelier place that Khartoum ... See full summary »

Director: Gadalla Gubara

Number 12 (2013)

9 min | Short

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Director: Mosaab Fadul

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