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)
6.7
85 metascore

Atlantics (2019)

TV-14 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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: Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Traore, Nicole Sougou

Votes: 7,502

Night of the Kings (2020)
6.2
83 metascore

Night of the Kings (2020)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

Director: Philippe Lacôte | Stars: Denis Lavant, Issaka Sawadogo, Steve Tientcheu, Rasmané Ouédraogo

Votes: 232

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: 3,471

The Money Order (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, Mustapha Ture

Votes: 504

Journey of the Hyena (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, Christoph Colomb, Mustapha Ture

Votes: 2,461

Yao (2018)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

A young boy from a rural Senegalese village goes to the capital Dakar to see his idol, French actor Seydou Tall.

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

Votes: 630

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: 3,542 | Gross: $0.21M

Africa Sex (2000 Video)

106 min | Adult

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

Votes: 8

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: 859 | Gross: $0.02M

The Pirogue (2012)
6.7
74 metascore

The 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: 381

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, Paul Bartel, Fatou N'Diaye, Aïcha Cissé

Votes: 306

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: 1,612

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, Christophe Guybet

Votes: 16

Félicité (2017)
6.5
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: 962 | Gross: $0.01M

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, Aicha Talla

Votes: 51

Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

In protest of forced conversion to Islam, the Ceddo (outsiders) kidnap King Demba War's daughter Princess Dior Yacine and hold her hostage.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Alioune Fall, Moustapha Yade, Matoura Dia

Votes: 788

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: 1,625

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: 476

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: 642

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: 941

Faat Kiné (2001)
6.8
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, Awa Sene Sarr, Tabata Ndiaye

Votes: 283 | Gross: $0.02M

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: 318

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: 299 | Gross: $0.06M

The Octopus 6 - The Last Secret (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: 443

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

Toubab

96 min | Comedy | Post-production

To prevent imminent deportation two small-time gangsters are willing to do anything.

Director: Florian Dietrich | Stars: Seyneb Saleh, Nina Gummich, Uwe Preuss, Burak Yigit

Karmen Gei (2001)
6.0
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: 223

Gurumbé. Afro-Andalusian Memories (2016)

72 min | Documentary, History, Music

With the commercial exploitation of the American colonies, thousands of Africans are brought to Seville to be sold as slaves. Some are exported to the colonies and others stay in the city. ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Angel Rosales

Votes: 22

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: 140

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

Votes: 15

Sembene! (2015)
7.0
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: 129 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 91

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: 52

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: Jimmy Jean-Louis, Liya Kebede, Eriq Ebouaney, Arben Bajraktaraj

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: 127

Madame Brouette (2002)

104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

-Mati, a divorced mother of a young daughter, makes a living selling bric-a-bric from a wheelbarrow and dreams of opening a snack bar. But she falls for the charms of Naago, a cop, and it's... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Rokhaya Niang, Aboubacar Sadikh Ba, Kadiatou Sy, Ndeye Seneba Seck

Votes: 230

Dérapages (II) (2020– )

Drama

At the height of her professional career, Aby 32, marries 25 year old Bachir, a serial seducer (predator) who loves that women take care of him. She believes she is living the true love ... See full summary »

Stars: Kadia Sall, Razaq Gadji

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: 213

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: 246

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)
6.5
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: 143 | Gross: $0.17M

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: 103

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: 110

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: 100

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: 22

Niaye (1964)

35 min | Drama, Short

The pregnancy of a young girl scandalizes her community.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Serigne Sow, Astou N'Diaye, Mame Dia, Modou Sène

Votes: 46

TGV (1998)

88 min | Comedy

The TGV? No, it is not the famous French high-speed train, but instead the rickety and colourful bus operated, driven, repaired and, if need be, pushed by the intrepid "Rambo". This time, ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Makena Diop, Al Hamdou Traore, Bernard Giraudeau, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Votes: 159

Tauw (1970)

24 min | Short

A young unemployed man fends off accusations of laziness and makes a home for his pregnant girlfriend who has been rejected by her family.

Director: Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 17

Letter from My Village (1976)

90 min | Drama

Ngor is a young man living in a Senegalese village who wishes to marry Columba. Ongoing drought in the village has affected its crop of groundnuts and as a result, Ngor cannot afford the bride price for Columba.

Director: Safi Faye | Stars: Assane Faye, Maguette Gueye, Safi Faye

Votes: 24

Liberté I (1962)

89 min | Drama

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Director: Yves Ciampi | Stars: Hassane Fall, Corinne Marchand, Maurice Ronet, Nanette Senghor

Cas Communautaire (2020)

90 min | Drama

The film follows 3 childhood friends, Omar, Aly and Badou now living as adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. They managed to remain friends for years until deceit and jealousy brings strife into their bond.

Director: Mara Zizou Fall | Stars: Adama Admow Diop, Ousseynou Ba, Pape Mangone Diop, Carole Valerie Andrade

Votes: 8

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