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: 50,450 | 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: 20,614

Sweetness in the Belly (2019)
4.6
49 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: Dakota Fanning, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kunal Nayyar, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 221

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: 6,465

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: 25,877 | Gross: $4.43M

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: 113

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: 1,868

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: 470

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: 5,737

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: 831

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: 45

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: 595

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

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: 42

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: 6

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: 1,181 | Gross: $0.04M

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: 2,893

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: 223

A Fire Within (II)

Documentary | Completed

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Director: Christopher Chambers | Stars: Elester Latham, Angus Benfield, Danelle Von Visger, Brit Scales

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: 2,926

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: 495

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: 253

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: 121

Eyes of Amhara (2020)

60 min | Documentary

Doctors from San Francisco and Ethiopia travel to the remote Amhara Region of East Africa to treat blindness.

Director: Neil Riha

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

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: 838 | Gross: $0.09M

The Other Side (III) (2020)

17 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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, Dejene Kebede

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: 153

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: 27

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

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

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

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: 16

A Walk to Beautiful (2007)
8.1
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: 171

The Wild Frontier (2017)

219 min | Documentary

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Directors: Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval

Votes: 55

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: 66

Menged (2006)

20 min | Short

A lot can happen on the long way to the market in the Ethiopian countryside. A father and his son follow all the people's good advice... and come back to their senses.

Director: Daniel Taye Workou | Stars: Alemu Gebre Arb, Bewketu Belete, Shewaferaw Dessalegn, Tesfaye Gesesse

Votes: 29

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: 48

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: 83

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

Two Zions: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon (2016 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary | Completed

'Two Zions' focuses on the Zions of Jerusalem, Israel and Axum, Ethiopia. It describes the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba that has connected two peoples and ... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Halpern

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: 14

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

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: 7

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: 30

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

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

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: 32

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

Two Worlds: Blood Bound (2019)

Action

When Phil discovers that he wasn't an Orphan at adoption, he risks everything - including his life, to uncover the tortuous corruption between his developing birth-country and the Western World.

Director: Gebrehiwot Cherkos | Stars: Dawit Abate, Abebe Alemu, Alemayehu Belayneh, Sharon Darragh

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