Somalia (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

The Gravedigger's Wife (2021)

82 min | Drama

In times of misfortune, Guled and his family have to push themselves to the limits in order to reunite with their family.

Director: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed | Stars: Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim, Samaleh Ali Obsieh

Votes: 280

Fishing Without Nets (2014)
65 metascore

Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

A drama the follows a Somali who opts in on a piracy mission but then tries to extricate himself from the events.

Director: Cutter Hodierne | Stars: Abdiwali Farrah, Eric Godon, Abdikhadir Hassan, Idil Ibrahim

Votes: 254

Stolen Seas (2012)
71 metascore

Stolen Seas (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Crime

Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates. It's November 8th, 2008 and the CEC ... See full summary »

Director: Thymaya Payne

Votes: 286

The Somali Project (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, News

An action-packed film on the secret Western mission to create a private Somali band of pirate hunters

Directors: Shawn Efran, Adam Ciralsky

Votes: 28

Life on the Horn (2020)

25 min | Drama, Short

For over a decade, toxic waste has been dumped illegally on the coastline of Somalia. The earthquake and tsunami in 2004 damaged the toxic containers and spilled waste, which caused the ... See full summary »

Director: Mo Harawe | Stars: Xuseen Abdirisaaq, Faadumo Abshir, Mohamed Hersi, Cabdiraxmaan Maxamed

Votes: 22

Somalia: The Forgotten Story (2016)

46 min | Documentary

The story of Somalia's decline from stability to chaos revealing the problems facing its people at home and abroad.

Directors: Mohamed Dawood, Omar Elkholy | Stars: Abukar Awale, Hussein Dualeh, Mohamed Hashi Elmi, Mary Harper

Votes: 15

Let Them Eat Cake (2014)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Five years in the making, filmed in a dozen countries, 'Let Them Eat Cake' runs the full range from the pleasures and dangers of overeating to the tragedies of world hunger.

Directors: Alexis Krasilovsky, Rosa Carrillo, Miguel Angel Bocanegra Chavez, Moussa Diakité, Christopher Garambullo, Christian Lanazca, Ajit Nag, Anouchka Walewyk | Stars: Aji, Ajk, Ano, Cello Barry

Votes: 7

Mogadishu Soldier (2016)

84 min | Documentary, War

A camera in the hands of African Union soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, captures the war on the jihadist militants in Al-Shabaab.

Director: Torstein Grude

Votes: 34

Hammi Beel

Thriller | Pre-production

Smuggling and illegal migrant is a national disaster that destroyed all goals and hopes of the Somaliland teenagers/youth which cause a very critical hard situation of our life,

Director: Ibrahim Laag | Stars: Mahmed Hassan, Hamze Garaad, Jamal Hassan, Omar Laag

Access to the Danger Zone (2012)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History, War

Access to the Danger Zone is a film narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis about victims of war and their need for humanitarian aid. It describes the difficulties and dangers humanitarian ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Casaer, Eddie Gregoor | Star: Daniel Day-Lewis

Votes: 27

The Somali Dervish (1983)

270 min | Action, Drama, History

Centering on the revolutionary Dervish State and its influential leader, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan (the "Mad Mullah") is an epic on the grandest scale. The film follows Hassan's life from ... See full summary »

Directors: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said, Said Salah | Star: Sheikh Osman Omar

Votes: 13

Men in the Arena (2017)

85 min | Documentary, News, Sport

Two Somali soccer stars chase impossible dreams in this human rights story born out of civil war and terror.

Director: J.R. Biersmith | Stars: Barkhad Abdi, Mark Bowden, Sa'ad Hussein, Saadiq Mohammed

Votes: 35

Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

For the first time since the events of 'Black Hawk Down' twenty years ago, two US Army Rangers from the battle return to Mogadishu, Somalia to relive the firefight in the city streets.

Director: Matt Knighton

Votes: 14

Will My Parents Come to See Me (2022)

28 min | Short

An experienced Somali policewoman once again accompanies a young inmate through the procedures of the Somali justice system.

Director: Mo Harawe | Stars: Xaliimo Cali Xasan, Shucayb Abdirahman Cabdi, Maxamed Axmed Maxamed, Mohamed Hersi

Votes: 5

Refugee Voices in Film (5th Edition) (2022)

60 min | Documentary

Refugee Voices in Film (5th Edition) explores the creative methods filmmakers used to tell stories from around the world; using Narrative, Documentary and Animation formats, representing untold stories of refugees around the globe.

Directors: Ragnhild Ek, Menna Hamdy, Max Michel Kolijn, Moges Tafesse

The Conch (1992)

30 min | Short

A female artist is painting a seascape on a deserted beach when she discovers a beautiful conch. Curious, she puts her ear to it and listens to the echoes and sounds of the ocean waves. ... See full summary »

Director: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said

Godka cirka (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Young Alifa looks up at the somali sky. She thinks about her daily life as a shepherdess. She knows that the day that will change her life forever is about to come.

Directors: Àlex Lora, Antonio Tibaldi | Stars: Sahra Cige Diiriye, Khadija Haji, Faadumo Isma'il

Votes: 47

Live from Mogadishu (2020)


Tells the story of Somali hiphop's journey to help end the war. We follow Somali hip hop icons Waayaha Cusub who risk their lives to create an international movement and bring live ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel J. Gerstle | Stars: Shiine Akhyaar, Felis Abdi, Dikriyo Abdi, Lihle Muhudin

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013)

83 min | Documentary, History, Music

A boat has many powers: to gather a society in its making, to distribute goods, to carry people and ideas across places that, it seems to us, are more different than ever before. From Gulf ... See full summary »

Directors: Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran

Votes: 14

Shadeism: Digging Deeper (2015)

58 min | Documentary, News

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Director: V.T. Nayani

Kilometer 4

12 min | Short, Drama | Post-production

Referring to the name of the main junction at the center of Mogadishu, Somalia where all roads meet, KILOMETER 4 shows two very different parts of the world- Mogadishu and New York City- bleeding together into one subjective experience.

Director: Daniel Kruglikov | Stars: Ayub Elman, Idris Elman, Ilwad Elman

Wadani (2021)


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Director: Moha Abdi | Stars: Ikran, Hassan Soya

Through the Fire (I) (2013)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

For more than two decades, Nobel Peace nominee Dr Hawa Abdi sheltered 90,000 Somali refugees during the long civil war. In spite of the pain endured since the loss of her son, her faith in ... See full summary »

Director: Eunice Lau

Pirating Pirates (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Crime, News

The film reveals the plight of Somali pirates, mostly former fishermen, who as a result of the global fishing industry can no longer make a living from the sea as they once did and have to ... See full summary »

Directors: David Calek, Jakub Zahradnícek

Votes: 11

Let Them Eat Cake - Director's Cut (2014)

81 min | Documentary, History

Six years in the making, filmed in a dozen countries, 'Let Them Eat Cake' is a poetic film essay that runs the full range from the pleasures and perils of overeating to the tragedies of world hunger.

Director: Alexis Krasilovsky | Stars: Philippe Conticini, Rogene Garambullo, Lossi Kilia, Coskun Kocak

Geedka nolosha (1988)

23 min | Short

In a small town, a nomad cuts down a tree he needs to use. However, he accidentally chops down the wrong tree, felling the tree that sustains life itself. When the latter tree falls, all ... See full summary »

Director: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said | Stars: Faadumo Maxamed Cabdi, Xuseen Mayow Maame, Maxamud Xasan Muqtaar, Hasan Elmi Kori Sabrie

Votes: 24

Two Weddings, Somali Style (2020)

46 min | Documentary

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Director: Osama El Sayed

Charcoal Traffic (2008)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Drama

A dramatic story of two brothers trapped in a murderous cycle of environmental and cultural devastation in Somalia.

Director: Nathan Collett

Votes: 19

Somali Military Force: Wadani (2021)

78 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The story is about to protect the country and the people. One man wants the country to be honestly defended, as well as to find young people who are loyal to their country to stand up for ... See full summary »

Director: Hassan Soya | Stars: Hassan Soya, Moh Shibi, Ciltireboy, Kalaay

The Parching Winds of Somalia (1984)

30 min | Documentary, Short

The film provides a close look at how the nomadic inhabitants of Somalia have withstood the ravages of a harsh desert environment and the encroachment of European imperial forces by ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Geshekter

Votes: 8

The Lost Diamond (2013)

98 min | Action

A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Director: Ibrahim Laag | Stars: Asma, Baaska, Cabdi Casiis, Qan Diil

Dan Iyo Xarago (1973)

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Director: Idriss Hassan Dirie

The Embrace of Zayed's Crescent (I) (2018)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary that throws light on the importance and the role of humanitarian organisations across the world today by exploring the path taken by the Emirates Red Crescent. Unfortunately, ... See full summary »

Director: Mansoor Al Dhaheri

Warriors from the North (2015)

59 min | Documentary, History, News

Warriors from the North is about young Somali-Scandinavian men, who leave their comfortable everyday life in Scandinavia to become fighters - even suicide bombers, in Somalia - one of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Nasib Farah, Søren Steen Jespersen

Votes: 37

Hoos (2021)

Short, Horror

A girl lives with her mother and sister. One day her mother kick her from the house. Then the girl rent another house, but the house is haunted and something terrifying will happen to her.

Director: IBrahim CM | Star: Kaif Jama

The Embrace of Zayed's Crescent (II) (2018)

48 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

The Embrace of Zayed's Crescent, is a documentary Film About how (H.H. Sheikh Zayed) He Holds a nation and how he extended his hands for the love and for helping millions of people, Not Just UAE but the whole world as well.

Director: Mansoor Alyabhouni

To Whom It May Concern (2013)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Romance

Director Statement Italian Filmography L'attesa (doc, 2012,d), Benvenuti in Italia (Dadir) (doc, 2012,d), To Whom It May Concern (doc, 2013, d, act)

Director: Zakaria Mohamed Ali | Stars: Zakaria Mohamed Ali, Tom Allard, Mahamed Aman, Maria Wasikowski

Miyi io Magalo (1968)

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Director: Hadj Mohamed Giumale

Queleh (2008)

90 min | Drama

Queleh lives in the countryside of Northern Somalia with his father, mother and two younger sisters. The family grows corn and vegetables that they sell at the market in town. The father ... See full summary »

Directors: Abraham Haile Biru, Abdi Jama

Godoon (2016)


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Directors: Godoon, Ibrahim Laag | Stars: Adan Ahmed, Aynab Ahmed, Rafiiq Bule, Ibrahim Laag

Khat: A Cultural Addiction (2014)

37 min | Documentary, Short, History

It's a billion dollar industry that no one's heard of. Khat, know to some as green paradise, is a green leafy shrub that is growing Ethiopia's economy. But that's not the only thing khat is... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Springer

A Climate for Conflict (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short

In Somalia, a changing environment is pushing people beyond the brink. Meet the father who didn't flee civil war, but fled the drought. The fisherman pushed into piracy by empty nets in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Heaton, Nichole Sobecki

Miro's Journey (2019 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

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Director: Zeynep Kececiler

Tracks on the Sand (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 71 min | Documentary

Hayat was born in Mogadishu (Somalia) in 1989, but had to flee from the country before she was even two years old to avoid the armed conflict that is still going on today. More than 20 ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cuesta

This is Climate Change (2018)

36 min | Documentary, Short

From rapidly melting glaciers and massive wildfires, to deforestation and severe drought, our world is becoming more out of balance every day. Journey to the frontlines of climate change in... See full summary »

Directors: Danfung Dennis, Eric Strauss

DOPE IV (2017 Video)

6 min | Short, Action

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Director: Ruben Adrian | Stars: Pxnt Lean, John Stiakakis, Joseph Stiakakis, Skotadi Stiakakis

The Road of Death (2011)

12 min | Documentary, Short, News

This short documentary was shot in Somalia and Dadaab camp in extremely dangerous conditions. The short film focused on the true and painful story of a Somalian mother, Amna Ahmad Adjo who ... See full summary »

Director: Sofia de Fay | Star: Fardosah Mohamed

Date from Hell (2021)

Short, Comedy

Date From Hell is a light comedy short film about a girl had recently failed relationship and that gave her a disappointment to restart again. Then her friend set up a date for her, and ... See full summary »

Director: IBrahim CM | Stars: Kaif Jama, Lio Mali

Nasir and Others (TV Movie)

32 min | Documentary | Post-production

The lost life of the Somalian Kids after the civil war

Director: Zeynep Kececiler

Secret Women's Business (2016)

7 min | Short, History

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Director: João Paulo Simões | Stars: Sahra Xafsa Ahmed, Saada Osman, Kaltum Osman-Rivers, Safia Saeed

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