Senegal (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
Atlantics (2019)
7.2
81 metascore

Atlantics (2019)

104 min | Drama

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow

Votes: 437

Yao (2018)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Godeau | Stars: Omar Sy, Lionel Louis Basse, Fatoumata Diawara, Germaine Acogny

Votes: 270

Black Girl (1966)
7.4
72 metascore

Black Girl (1966)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene

Votes: 2,728

Given (2016)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

GIVEN is the story of a legacy that takes one unique family on an adventure from their home in Kauai around the world. Told through the memories of a child, Given is the simple yet ... See full summary »

Director: Jess Bianchi | Stars: Aamion Goodwin, Daize Goodwin, Given Goodwin, True Goodwin

Votes: 1,541

Touki Bouki (1973)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop

Votes: 2,020

Moolaadé (2004)
7.6
91 metascore

Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 3,306 | Gross: $0.21M

Hyenas (1992)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Dramaan is the most popular man in Colobane, but when a woman from his past, now exorbitantly wealthy, returns to the town, things begin to change.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhate, Faly Gueye, Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye

Votes: 712 | Gross: $0.02M

Angel (2018)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Un Ange follows the encounter of a prostitute, Fae, and a world-famous athlete, Thierry.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Fatou N'Diaye, Paul Bartel, Aïcha Cissé

Votes: 223

Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

Votes: 671

Félicité (2017)
6.4
75 metascore

Félicité (2017)

129 min | Drama, Music

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo

Votes: 794 | Gross: $0.01M

Emitaï (1971)

103 min | Drama

As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Andongo Diabon, Robert Fontaine, Michel Renaudeau, Ousmane Camara

Votes: 254

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama, Family

A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Moussa Baldé, Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Dieynaba Laam

Votes: 574

Xala (1975)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

A corrupt politician is cursed with impotence on the night of his third wedding after embezzling 100 tons of rice.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb, Fatim Diagne

Votes: 1,456

La piovra 6 - L'ultimo segreto (1992)

622 min | Crime, Drama

In Episode 1, The Killing Attempt, police detective Davide Licata survives badly wounded, so much so that his personal and love life will be affected. In Episode 2, The Core, he is tempted ... See full summary »

Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Remo Girone, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Xavier Deluc

Votes: 403

La pirogue (2012)
6.7
74 metascore

La pirogue (2012)

87 min | Drama

A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malaminé 'Yalenguen' Dramé, Balla Diarra

Votes: 344

Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

157 min | Drama, War

In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.

Directors: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Ismaila Cissé, Ababacar Sy Cissé

Votes: 413

White Colour Black (2016)

87 min | Drama

Leke a young successful photographer lives a hedonistic lifestyle in London, but things change when he learns his estranged father has died in Senegal.

Director: Joseph A. Adesunloye | Stars: Dudley O'Shaughnessy, Wale Ojo, Alassane Sy, Damola Adelaja

Votes: 16

Incorruptible (2015)

94 min | Documentary, Action, History

In the Spring of 2011, Senegal was pitched into crisis when President Abdoulaye Wade decided to change the constitution to allow for a third term. An artist-led youth movement erupted to ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Votes: 47

Mandabi (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption, greed, problematic family members, the locals and the changing from... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Makhouredia Gueye, Ynousse N'Diaye, Isseu Niang, Serigne N'Diayes

Votes: 435

419 (I)

111 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller | Post-production

The motion picture « 419 » deliberately develop a story between two characters world apart, from two different nations. Mino, A white musician from the suburbs of a french city, Paris, and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bartonio | Stars: Arben Bajraktaraj, Liya Kebede, Eriq Ebouaney, Jimmy Jean-Louis

Le franc (I) (1994)

Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy

A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Dieye Ma, Aminata Fall, Demba Bâ

Votes: 209

Faat Kiné (2001)
6.7
81 metascore

Faat Kiné (2001)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Venus Seye, Mame Ndoumbé, Ndiagne Dia, Mariama Balde

Votes: 245 | Gross: $0.02M

Borom sarret (1963)

20 min | Short, Drama

Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Ly Abdoulay, Albourah

Votes: 739

Guelwaar (1992)

115 min | Drama

Burial of a Christian political activist in a Muslim cemetary forces a conflict imbued with religious fervor. A satiric portrayal of religion and politics, sometimes humorous, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Abou Camara, Marie Augustine Diatta, Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Moustapha Diop

Votes: 273 | Gross: $0.06M

Nafi's Father (2019)

107 min | Drama

a fight between an Imam and his powerful brother over their childrens' marriage. At stake: how a small community slowly drifts towards extremism.

Director: Mamadou Dia | Stars: Saikou Lo, Alassane Sy, Penda Daly Sy

Votes: 11

Wùlu (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring.

Director: Daouda Coulibaly | Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez, Olivier Rabourdin

Votes: 289

Karmen Gei (2001)
6.1
67 metascore

Karmen Gei (2001)

86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.

Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka | Stars: Djeïnaba Diop Gaï, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Doss

Votes: 211

Aujourd'hui (I) (2012)

86 min | Drama

Satché is about to die. He decides to make his last day on this world the day of his life.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Saul Williams, Djolof Mbengue, Anisia Uzeyman, Aïssa Maïga

Votes: 201

Mossane (1996)

105 min | Drama

Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer's son who plans to drag her ... See full summary »

Director: Safi Faye | Stars: Magou Seck, Isseu Niang, Moustapha Yade, Abou Camara

Votes: 75

Sembene! (2015)
7.1
68 metascore

Sembene! (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Meet Ousmane Sembene, the African freedom fighter who used stories as his weapon.

Directors: Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 120 | Gross: $0.03M

Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Drama

In a rural African village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, a teenage girl hatches a secret plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage.

Director: Jeremy Teicher | Stars: Alpha Dia, Cheikh Dia, Mboural Dia, Mouhamed Diallo

Votes: 123

The Price of Forgiveness (2001)

90 min | Drama

Mythical story about a fishing village on the south coast of Senegal. Two men in the village are both in love with the same beautiful girl.

Director: Mansour Sora Wade | Stars: Hubert Koundé, Rokhaya Niang, Gora Seck, Alioune Ndiaye

Votes: 99

Billo - Il Grand Dakhaar (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

A Senegalese boy arrives in Italy in search of fortune, with the desire to work in the fashion world. But life throws in some tragicomic situations.

Director: Laura Muscardin | Stars: Thierno Thiam, Susy Laude, Marco Bonini, Paolo Gasparini

Votes: 35

Badou Boy (1970)

56 min | Comedy

Sarcastic look at Senegal's capital following the adventures of a somewhat immoral street urchin.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Laminé Ba, Al Demba Ciss, Christoph Colomb, Aziz Diop Mambéty

Votes: 111

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)
6.9
59 metascore

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

Senegalese pop sensation Youssou Ndour has spent the last 20 years in the spotlight as a world-renowned musician and the iconic representative "voice of Africa." At the height of his career... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Moustapha Mbaye, Kabou Guèye

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.17M

Tableau ferraille (1997)

Not Rated | 92 min

Tells the story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall. Daam, a well-intentioned but vacillating European-trained politician must choose between two social paradigms exemplified ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Ismaël Lô, Ndèye Fatou Ndaw, Thierno Ndiaye Doss, Ahmed Attia

Votes: 48

Ordinary Gods (2019)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Ordinary Gods is a feature-length documentary exploring the lives and sacrifices of the world's most promising professional soccer players.

Director: Pascui Rivas | Stars: Oliver Burke, Gastón Guruceaga, Emanuel Mammana, Alhassane Sylla

Stranger (V) (2017)

54 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

Moussa is an immigrant who's just arrived from Senegal, and he's the football coach at BX Brussels of Vincent Kompany. L'Étranger follows him through the ups and downs of working with young... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth Michiels, Vincent Bal

Votes: 7

Africa Sex (2000 Video)

106 min | Adult

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Director: Jean-Noel Rene Clair | Stars: Cornelius, Mugumbo

Votes: 6

The Fourth World (2011)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

A quick look at the slums of Nairobi, Guatemala City, and Manila.

Director: Mark Volkers | Star: Mark Volkers

Votes: 29

City of Contrasts (1969)

22 min | Short

A somewhat-humorous look at the city of Dakar, its people, architecture, politics, social behavior, and even the white French tourists, and especially the influence of France's culture and ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty

Votes: 87

Little Stones (2017)

87 min | Documentary

From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, LITTLE STONES follows four women from ... See full summary »

Director: Sophia Kruz

Votes: 22

L'autre femme (2013)

13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A housewife in her fifties discovers her true self when she has to accept her husband's second wife into her home.

Director: Marie Ka | Stars: Awa Sene Sarr, Khady Ndiaye Bijou, Seyni Mbaye, Nogyae Ngom

Votes: 8

Sakho & Mangane (2019– )

52 min | Action, Mystery

Two cops with very different methods, solving mysterious murder cases surrounded by black magic.

Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Yann Gael, Christiane Dumont, Fatou-Elise Ba

Rocking Poponguine (1994)

95 min | Drama

This bittersweet, coming of age story is a kind of African equivalent of George Lucas' American Graffiti, Spike Lee's Crooklyn or Godard's Masculin/Feminin.

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Coura Ba, Jean-François Balmer, Ousmane Bo, Abou Camara

Votes: 68

Saloum (2020)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

2003, three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.

Director: Jean Luc Herbulot | Stars: Yann Gael, Roger Sallah, Mentor Ba, Bruno Henry

Touba (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History

'Touba' reveals a different face of Islam by chronicling Sufi Muslims' annual pilgrimage to the Senegalese city of Touba. With unprecedented access and dynamic 16mm cinematography, this ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Sahr Ngaujah, M.C. Solaar

Votes: 13

Under the Starry Sky (2013)

87 min | Drama

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Director: Dyana Gaye | Stars: Ralph Amoussou, Marème Demba Ly, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Babacar M'Baye Fall

Votes: 75

Amok (1983)

103 min | Drama

A rural teacher discovers the harsh realities of his south Africa.

Director: Souheil Ben-Barka | Stars: Robert Liensol, Miriam Makeba, Douta Seck, Richard Harrison

Votes: 21

Seye Seyeti (1980)

85 min

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Director: Ben Diogaye Beye | Star: Dieynaba Niang

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