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
Pirates of Somalia (2017)
6.8
54 metascore

Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

Jay Bahadur still lives in his parents' basement in Toronto over a year after college. He gets an advice: skip journalism school and go somewhere crazy. Dec. 6, 2008 he flies to Somalia to ask the pirates: Why? He returns 6 months later.

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

Votes: 7,374

Fishing Without Nets (2014)
6.4
65 metascore

Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | 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: 191

Stolen Seas (2012)
7.1
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: 262

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: 26

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

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

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: 19

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: 28

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

Live from Mogadishu (2019)

Documentary

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

The Somali Project (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, News

For 18 months, an Emmy- and Peabody-winning film team risked life and limb to document one of the most audacious (and troubled) military mission ever imagined - a ground-up anti-piracy ... See full summary »

Directors: Shawn Efran, Adam Ciralsky

Votes: 22

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: 6

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: 34

Godoon (2016)

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

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

Shadeism: Digging Deeper (2015)

58 min | Documentary, News

Shadeism: Digging Deeper explores the issue of shadeism, discrimination between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This issue of skin tone, of certain shades ... See full summary »

Director: V.T. Nayani

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: 11

Hey, Lou! (2015)

6 min | Documentary, Short

Footsteps in a rocky desert. Human shadows cast upon the ground. A bedridden woman suffering in the twilight of her life. A feverish birth in a delivery room. In just a few modest shots, ... See full summary »

Director: John Blouin

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: 10

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: 9

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

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

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

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: 39

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: Hamze Garaad, Omar Laag, Mahmed Hassan, Jamal Hassan

Wars (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A legless Afghan postman, a Somali soldier of fortune, a pensioner who is a former Israeli secret service agent are living through the three longest lasting conflicts in contemporary history. What if war was all you'd ever known?

Director: Giancarlo Bocchi

Tracks on the Sand (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 71 min | Documentary | Completed

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

Dan Iyo Xarago (1973)

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Director: Idriss Hassan Dirie

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: 6

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: 15

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

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: 15

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

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

Votes: 7

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: 8

DOPE IV (2017 Video)

6 min | Short, Action

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

Mogadishu Music (2013)

Documentary, Short

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

Miro's Journey (2019 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

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Director: Zeynep Kececiler

Uncut (II) (2016)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Women's alliances against female genital mutilations

Directors: Simona Ghizzoni, Emanuela Zuccala

Njinga (2014)

138 min | Documentary, Adventure | Completed

Explorer/adventurer, Kate Leeming has cycled the equivalent of twice around the world at the Equator. Kate's incredible Expedition - A ten month, 22,040km journey across Africa from Point ... See full summary »

Director: Martin McCann

Gods Gift, War (2010)

143 min | Documentary

From the troubled streets inside Iraq to the unruly capital city inside Somalia, 'God's Gift, War' is a unique point of view film that follows the life of five war photojournalists as they journey across our worlds front lines and beyond.

Director: John Jacobson

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

Khat: A Cultural Addiction (2014)

37 min | Documentary, History, News

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

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

Nasir and Others (TV Movie)

32 min | Documentary | Post-production

The lost life of the Somalian Kids after the civil war

Director: Zeynep Kececiler

Miyi io Magalo (1968)

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Director: Hadj Mohamed Giumale

The Road of Death (2011)

12 min | Documentary, 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

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