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: 76,554 | 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: 26,975

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 try to save mankind from poverty and war.

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

Votes: 28,004 | Gross: $4.43M

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: 6,832

Sweetness in the Belly (2019)
5.3
51 metascore

Sweetness in the Belly (2019)

110 min | Drama

Based on the novel by Camilla Gibb, Lilly is an English child abandoned in Africa, forced to flee Ethiopia for England amid civil war. There she befriends Amina, an Ethiopian refugee, and they begin a mission to reunite scattered families.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Wunmi Mosaku, Rafael Goncalves, Dakota Fanning, Chris McHallem

Votes: 555

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Amir Hussain, Joshua Kullock

Votes: 4,882

Faya Dayi (2021)
6.9
84 metascore

Faya Dayi (2021)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations - and Ethiopia's most lucrative cash crop today.

Director: Jessica Beshir

Votes: 68

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, Giuseppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio

Votes: 3,051

Running Against the Wind (II) (2019)

116 min | Drama

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

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Ashenafi Nigusu, Mikias Wolde, Joseph Reta Belay, Ferhane Beker

Votes: 243

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: 667

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: 5,990

So You Said Yes (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 969

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: 725

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: 2,140

Difret (2014)
6.9
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: 1,280 | Gross: $0.04M

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: 562

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

Votes: 72

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: 3,231

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: 184

Adwa (1999)

97 min | Documentary, 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: 57

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: Mitiku Haylu, Rodas Gizaw, Mareta Getachew, Weyenshiet Belachew

Votes: 131

The Passengers (I) (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: 15

Room Without a View (2021)

73 min | Documentary

Meagre wages, manipulation and a room without windows. Lebanon's countless maids fight back against the mechanisms of modern slavery.

Director: Roser Corella

Votes: 15

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: 291

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas (2017)

80 min | Documentary

Farmland - the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia's government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side ... See full summary »

Director: Joakim Demmer | Stars: Alexander Karim, Mohammed Alamoudi, Ivan Holmes, Argaw Ashine

Votes: 91

A Fire Within (II)

Documentary | Completed

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Director: Christopher Chambers | Stars: Angus Benfield, Elester Latham, Danelle Von Visger, Donald Watson

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 | Star: Catherine Hamlin

Votes: 185

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: 244

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: 874 | Gross: $0.09M

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: 112

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: 162

Min Alesh? (2019)

84 min | 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 | Stars: Alebachew Mekonnen, Amleset Muchie, Dirbwork Seyifu, Henok Wondimu

Votes: 8

The Other Side (III) (2020)

17 min | Short, Drama

Set against the Ethiopian abandoned children crisis, two orphan brothers are faced with the reality of never being adopted. Inspired by a true story.

Director: Josh Leong | Stars: Ethan Herisse, Wayna, Adonai Kelelom, Zelalem Ashiny

Votes: 6

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: 97

Journey to Lasta (2004)

Not Rated | 125 min | Music, Comedy, Drama

A hip urban reggae film about music, passion, love and devotion! Tsegaye is a driven mucician who leaves his wife and children in California, to search for a long lost childhood friend, Kirubel.

Director: Wondwossen D. Dikran | Stars: Tsegaye B. Selassie, Jessica Beshir, Scott F. Evans, Ras Michael

Votes: 29

Dreaming of Jerusalem (2021)

25 min | Documentary, Short

There has been a Jewish community in Ethiopia for 2000 years. The origin of this community is still a matter of speculation and dispute since they were cut off from global Jewish ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Decherney, Sosena Solomon

Rift Finfinnee (2020)

80 min | Documentary

The film Rift Finfinnee takes the viewer on a journey through the periphery of Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa - an allegorical narrative about the becoming urban of an African society on the edge of civil war.

Director: Daniel Kötter

Votes: 12

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: 71

Be Somebody (2021)

Short, Drama

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Director: Edelawit Hussien | Stars: Matios Asdenaki, Eyuel Berhanu, Ruel Desta

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: 74

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: 18

Dangerous Crossings, the Making of a Campaign (2017)

20 min | Short, Music

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Directors: Ismail Elmokadem, Amr Salama | Stars: Aarmaanta, Yeshie Demelash, Adel Hany, Maryam Mursal

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: 134

Among Us Women (2021)

92 min | Documentary

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Directors: Sarah Noa Bozenhardt, Daniel Abate Tilahun

We All Laugh (2022)

Adventure, Comedy, War | Pre-production

A story about a young girl that travels around the world as a refugee and her collection of stories that she hears along the way.

Directors: Elijah Keyi, Brian North

Mission (I) (2018)

98 min | Crime, Drama, News

An orphan adopted by her former village school teacher seeks to reveal the truth behind the criminal activities of an elderly international gangster who has initiated a heinous business enterprise focused on Ethiopia. SPOILER ALERT.

Director: Memekiyaye Deneke | Stars: John Archer Lundgren, Faven Ressom, Jemanesh Solomon, Teklu Weldemariam

Simet (2020)

Adventure

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Director: Hildana Belaynh | Stars: Yednekachew Tesfaye, Yared Yilma

13 Months of Sunshine (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

A drama about two Ethiopians who enter a marriage of convenience and struggle to maintain traditional values as they strive toward their dreams.

Director: Yehdego Abeselom | Stars: Sammy Amare, Tsion Fikreselassie, Salem Dawit, Aaron Arefe

Votes: 42

Rebuni (2015)

113 min | Drama

A wealthy businessman tries to buy land for a new factory, but develops a complicated relationship with the young woman who owns the land.

Director: Kidist Yilma | Star: Ruta Mengisteab

Votes: 7

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: 35

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