Amharic (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
Capernaum (2018)
8.4
75 metascore

Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 38,676 | Gross: $1.66M

The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)

TV-MA | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Israel's Mossad agents attempt to rescue Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan in 1979.

Director: Gideon Raff | Stars: Mbulelo Grootboom, Sizo Mahlangu, Michael Kenneth Williams, Masasa Mbangeni

Votes: 18,211

Beyond Borders (2003)
6.5
32 metascore

Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Votes: 25,607 | Gross: $4.43M

Sweetness in the Belly (2019)

110 min | Drama

An orphan in Ethiopia spins escapes as a refugee to England, where upon growing up she works to aid fellow immigrants and refugees in reuniting with their families.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kunal Nayyar, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 32

Wives and Daughters (1999– )

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 6,387

Why We Fight (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,771

Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

Votes: 5,659

Lamb (II) (2015)

94 min | Drama, Family

When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

Director: Yared Zeleke | Stars: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Rahel Teshome

Votes: 547

So You Said Yes (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

The owner of a bridal shop unknowingly falls in love with the son of her main competitor. She must then thwart her rival's attempts to destroy their relationship.

Director: Christie Will Wolf | Stars: Kellie Martin, Chad Willett, Patricia Isaac, Rhonda Dent

Votes: 816

Difret (2014)
6.8
61 metascore

Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,166 | Gross: $0.04M

Running Against the Wind (II) (2019)

116 min | Drama

In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Mikias Wolde, Ashenafi Nigusu, Joseph Reta Belay, Samrawit Desalegn

Votes: 38

Fortuna (2018)

106 min | Drama, Romance

Fortuna, a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl, has had no news of her parents since arriving in Lampedusa, Italy. Together with other refugees, she is given shelter for the winter in a Swiss ... See full summary »

Director: Germinal Roaux | Stars: Kidist Siyum, Bruno Ganz, Patrick d'Assumçao, Yoann Blanc

Votes: 214

Terraferma (2011)
6.8
57 metascore

Terraferma (2011)

R | 88 min | Drama

A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio

Votes: 2,861

The Passengers (2019)

72 min | Documentary

Two young men represent their final abandoned community of Ethiopian Jews on a fateful trip to America as representatives in an advocacy campaign, with the ultimate goal to enter Israel as citizens.

Director: Ryan S. Porush

Votes: 5

Crumbs (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 68 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

Our figurine sized supermen hero embarks on an epic surreal journey that will take him across the Ethiopian post apocalyptic landscape in search of a way to get on the hovering spacecraft that for years has become a landmark in the skies.

Director: Miguel Llansó | Stars: Daniel Tadesse, Quino Piñero, Selam Tesfayie, Mengistu Berhanu

Votes: 451

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations.

Director: Paul DeNigris | Stars: Gary Moody, Spencer Prokop, Ric Spiegel, Cliff Stephens

Votes: 2,810

Teza (2008)
7.1
78 metascore

Teza (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Aaron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun

Votes: 479

A Fire Within (II)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Christopher Chambers | Stars: Elester Latham, Brit Scales, Angus Benfield, Donald Watson

Fig Tree (I) (2018)

93 min | Drama

16 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Aalam-Warqe Davidian | Stars: Rodas Gizaw, Mitiku Haylu, Betalehem Asmamawe, Weyenshiet Belachew

Votes: 78

Black Gold (2006)
7.2
69 metascore

Black Gold (2006)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade.

Directors: Marc J. Francis, Nick Francis

Votes: 835 | Gross: $0.09M

Anbessa (2019)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

The simple life in his mother's hut off the grid set against the huge TVs in the apartment blocks where the other children live. Asalif adapts to the changes to his familiar surroundings with growing autonomy. He becomes Anbessa, the lion.

Director: Mo Scarpelli | Stars: Asalif Tewold, Alem Sebisibe Ayitenfsu, Abinet, Aster Biruk Aderi

Votes: 22

Triangle (I) (2012)

Drama

A film that will span three continents and deal with the issue of illegal immigration to America.

Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Kristos Andrews, Mahder Assefa, Abebe Balcha, Isabella Rain Barbieri

Votes: 10

Adwa (1999)

97 min | Drama, War

In 1896, Ethiopia, an African nation, largely armed with spears and knives, defeats a well-equipped and organized Italian military bent on colonization.

Director: Haile Gerima

Votes: 49

Motherland (2010)

123 min | Documentary

Motherland is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent... See full summary »

Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Molefi Kete Asante, Amiri Baraka, Harry Belafonte, Tony Browder

Votes: 65

The Athlete (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Biography, Drama

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero ... See full summary »

Directors: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew | Stars: Rasselas Lakew, Dag Malmberg, Ruta Gedmintas, Abba Waka Dessalegn

Votes: 221

New Voices in an Old Flower (2017)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary

"It was an era, it was the start of a new vision" says Amha Eshete, the first Ethiopian music producer back in the Golden Age, the days of Swingin' Addis. The album releases that have ... See full summary »

Director: Quino Piñero

Votes: 5

Maki & Zorro (2017)

27 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Director: Rami Kodeih | Stars: Yemariamwork Murare, Razane Jammal, Said Serhan, Elie Njeim

Votes: 58

A Walk to Beautiful (2007)
8.2
82 metascore

A Walk to Beautiful (2007)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

"A Walk to Beautiful" tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Olive Smith

Votes: 169

Price of Love (2015)

99 min | Drama

A young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.

Director: Hermon Hailay | Stars: Fereweni Gebregergs, Kassahun Getatchew, Dawit Gulilat, Eskindir Tameru

Votes: 29

The Bastard (I) (2018)

84 min | Documentary

Ethiopian Daniel Hoek has no doubt in his mind that if his Dutch father had not abandoned him he would never have turned to crime. His Dutch father, Joop Hoek, has no doubt in his mind that... See full summary »

Director: Floris-Jan van Luyn

Votes: 80

Harvest: 3,000 Years (1975)

150 min | Drama

In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kasu Asfaw, Gebru Kasa, Worke Kasa, Melaku Makonen

Votes: 145

Take Us Home (2012 Video)

70 min | Documentary, History

It's a four hour flight into their future. Until recently Fekadu and his family have been practicing Christians - though they are of Jewish heritage. Will they qualify for a new life in ... See full summary »

Directors: Aileen LeBlanc, Orly Malessa | Star: Aileen LeBlanc

Nevsu (2017– )

30 min | Comedy

Nebsu tells the story of a mixed family navigating the prejudices and tensions involved in raising their five-year old daughter. What ensues is a clash of modern day cultures.

Stars: Yossi Vasa, Meyrav Feldman, Hana Laslo, Gadi Yagil

Votes: 35

A Fool God (2019)

19 min | Short, Drama

When young Mesi steps in for her squeamish brother to perform a traditional - male-only - ritual, she faces blame for the negative outcome. Instead, she defiantly questions the wisdom of her elders' beliefs.

Director: Hiwot Getaneh | Stars: Naif Feysel, Alemayehu Maremi, Haimanot Mulugeta

Black Over White (2007)

54 min | Documentary, Music

Tomer Heymann followed Israeli pop/world-beat band The Idan Raichel Project on their 2006 concert tour to Ethiopia and emerged with a documentary that rollicks and rocks. The film, part ... See full summary »

Director: Tomer Heymann | Stars: Cabra Casay, Idan Reichel, Avi Wogderess-Vasa

Votes: 5

Finding Sally (2020)

78 min | Documentary

A personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director's Aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat-turned-communist-rebel who disappeared after the revolution that lead to the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie.

Director: Tamara Mariam Dawit

Ethiopiques: Revolt of the Soul (2017)

70 min | Documentary, Animation, Music

The story of forgotten Ethiopian musicians who became a considerable inspiration for free jazz and pop music nowadays.

Director: Maciej Bochniak | Stars: Mahmoud Ahmed, Girma Beyene, Elvis Costello, Alemayehu Eschete

Votes: 44

Vasermil (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

The film is named after the local football stadium located in the town of Be'er Sheva in southern Israel. Vasermil tells the story of three teenagers who live in the same tough neighborhood... See full summary »

Director: Mushon Salmona | Stars: Avinoam Blumenkrantz, Benni Adega, Edna Fanta, Oksana Sokol

Votes: 122

Paper Boats (II) (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama

Why can't Rahel bring herself to sign her artwork? The visit of her high school academic triggers memories of why she is haunted by her surname, yet would not consider changing it.

Director: Gonzalo Guajardo | Stars: Semenesh Cheksa, Briana Stoakley, Samuel Gebreselassie, Merone Misikir

Lady Titi Singing Blues (2018)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Tootsie meets Raining Stones: Up-and-coming performer Worko aka Kai [Zvika Hizikias) -- a member of Israel's marginalized Ethiopian community -- is being pursued by loan sharks, so in order... See full summary »

Director: Esti Almo | Stars: Zvika Hizikias, Elsa Almo, Tehila Yeshayahu-Adega, Beyene Gethon

Votes: 13

The Walk of Abuka (2017)

12 min | Short

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Directors: Tofik Hussen, Yidnekachew Gashaw Wendimagegn | Star: Yabsera Nuredin

What to Bring to America (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

Helen, an Ethiopian immigrant living in Los Angeles, is pressed by her family and tradition to take a decision as the moment approaches for her daughter's genital cutting.

Director: Christophe Nassif | Stars: Mampho Brescia, Kay Benjamin, Valdi-Agaelle Belizaire, Crystal Porter Bazemore

Life in America (2014)

Comedy

Life in America is an amharic movie based on how Ethiopians live their live and deal with their culture in America.

Director: Zelelame Negede | Stars: Habtamu Abi, Bruk Alkadir, Jossey Gebril, Tigist Negede

In Your Eyes (IV) (2019)

56 min | Documentary

The less-known aspects of the lives of four "web stars" (Ethiopian, Religious, Drag-Queen and Palestinian) - Israeli YouTubers.

Director: Barak Heymann | Stars: Chen Halfon, Lior Israelov, Moti Taka, Hannah Ziad

Junction (I) (2009)

11 min | Short

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Director: Afolabi Kuti | Stars: Wayne Kaplan, Louise Lee, Justin Marosa, Laura Meakin

Min Alesh? (2019)

Drama

The story is set in Merkato, a sprawling market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, considered to be Africa's largest open-air market, narrating the story of a girl, Selam, whose kindness and ... See full summary »

Director: Amleset Muchie

Into Abyssinia (2009)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

Carol Foster, a mother of seven adopted children, organizes a mission to Ethiopia to realize the AIDS orphan crisis plaguing the country. Her goal is to create a children's home for the ... See full summary »

Directors: O'Keefe Foster, Adam Maurer | Stars: Carol Foster, Meron Foster, Stephanie Davis, Steve Atkins

Makhdoumin (2016)

67 min | Documentary

For an estimated population of 4 million, Lebanon boasts some 200,000 foreign domestic workers, contracted under a system of full custodianship that deprives them of basic rights. ... See full summary »

Director: Maher Abi Samra

Votes: 29

This Shall Pass

Drama, Thriller | Post-production

An isolated former US Army Vet struggling with PTSD and the horrors of his childhood has spent the last few years struggling to find balance, to find peace. When his support base is shattered his world begins to unravel.

Director: Landon Salyer | Stars: Bruk Alkadir, Kate Alden, Richard Carmen, Trent Otten

The Wild Frontier (2017)

219 min | Documentary

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Directors: Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval

Votes: 55

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