Bambara (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
Timbuktu (2014)
7.1
92 metascore

Timbuktu (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed

Votes: 14,853 | Gross: $1.08M

The Class (2008)
7.5
92 metascore

The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

Votes: 32,467 | Gross: $3.77M

Premier de la classe (2019)

82 min | Comedy

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Director: Stéphane Ben Lahcene | Stars: Mutamba Kalonji, Pascal N'Zonzi, Michèle Laroque, Fatsah Bouyahmed

Votes: 39

Moolaadé (2004)
7.6
91 metascore

Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 3,289 | Gross: $0.21M

Film socialisme (2010)
5.7
64 metascore

Film socialisme (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

The passengers on a Mediterranean cruise enjoy their luxuries as a small family struggles with overbearing media attention.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture, Mathias Domahidy, Quentin Grosset

Votes: 2,333 | Gross: $0.03M

Brightness (1987)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita

Votes: 1,899

The Great Green Wall

90 min | Documentary | Completed

Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and Malian musician Inna Modja take us on an epic journey to the frontline of climate change along Africa's ambitious Great Green Wall.

Director: Jared P. Scott | Stars: Betty G., Didier Awadi, Songhoy Blues, Inna Modja

Bamako (2006)
6.7
81 metascore

Bamako (2006)

115 min | Drama

Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé

Votes: 1,188 | Gross: $0.11M

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: 2,698

The Roommates Party (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Leclère | Stars: Karin Viard, Didier Bourdon, Valérie Bonneton, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 762

Wùlu (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring.

Director: Daouda Coulibaly | Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez, Olivier Rabourdin

Votes: 283

Life on Earth (1998)

61 min | Comedy, Drama

In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Mohamed Sissako, Bourama Coulibaly

Votes: 320

Jihadists (2016)

75 min | Documentary, War

Filmmakers expose the radical ideologists indoctrinating thousands of jihadists.

Directors: François Margolin, Lemine Ould M. Salem | Stars: Oumar Ould Hamaha, François Margolin

Votes: 55 | Gross: $0.00M

They Will Have to Kill Us First (2015)
7.3
67 metascore

They Will Have to Kill Us First (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

In 2012, jihadists took control of Northern Mali, imposing one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in recent years and, crucially for Mali, banning music. Radio stations were ... See full summary »

Director: Johanna Schwartz | Stars: Aliou Touré, Oumar Touré, Garba Touré, Nathanael Dembélé

Votes: 112

Genesis (1999)

102 min | Drama

The biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keita, Balla Moussa Keita, Fatoumata Diawara

Votes: 166

Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sidi Yaya Cissé, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Balla Moussa Keita, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 43

Naufragio (2010)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Robinson is shipwrecked off the coast of the extreme south of Spain. After a tremendous struggle in the stormy waters, he manages to reach the safety of the shore and save his life. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Aguilera | Stars: Solo Touré, Kandido Uranga, Álex Merino, Iñake Irastorza

Votes: 74

Laurent et Safi (2015)

115 min | Musical

An upper class young Frenchman meets an African girl from Mali. Their friends and family put pressure on them to break up. Set in Paris and Bamako with an all-star cast, this musical explodes with 9 original songs and 27 African hits.

Director: Anton Vassil | Stars: Tatiana Rojo, Xavier Jozelon, Teeyah, Jean-Daniel Sessou

Votes: 6

Work (1978)

90 min | Drama

A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Balla Moussa Keita, Baba Niare, Bubukar Keita, Omou Diarra

Votes: 172

Tumaranké (2018)

Documentary

A participatory film realized through a one year visual storytelling workshop, dedicated to minor migrants based in Siracusa. The film is entirely made by the videos shot by the young participants using with their own smartphone.

Those Who Jump (2016)

80 min | Documentary

Mount Gurugu overlooks the Spanish enclave of Melilla on northern Africa's Mediterranean coast. The European Union and Africa are separated here by a high-security border facility ... See full summary »

Directors: Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner

Votes: 89

Adanggaman (2000)
6.9
70 metascore

Adanggaman (2000)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi, Bintou Bakayoko

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.03M

Duga, les charognards (2019)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Abdoulaye Dao, Hervé Eric Lengani | Stars: Charles Wattara, Orockya Alorabou, Serge Henry, Abdoulaye Komboudri

The Wind (1982)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Fousseyni Sissoko, Goundo Guissé, Balla Moussa Keita, Ismaila Sarr

Votes: 218

Throw Down Your Heart (2008)
7.7
65 metascore

Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music

A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.

Director: Sascha Paladino | Stars: Bela Fleck, The Jatta Family, Bassékou Kouyaté, Anania Ngoliga

Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.09M

Univitellin (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

Marseille, today. Aminata works as a hairdresser in an Afro hairdressing salon, Badara works as mecanich. When they meet, their love story will change their lives.

Director: Terence Nance | Stars: Aminata M'Bathie, Badara Ngom, Naky Sy Savane, Maman Faso

Votes: 38

Guimba the Tyrant (1995)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Votes: 187

The Mission (2016)

91 min | Documentary

Joost de Wolf is a hardened and savvy soldier who has devoted his life to the army. In 2014 he is appointed Deputy Commander Operations of the UN mission in Mali. Upon his arrival, the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Oey | Star: Joost de Wolf

Votes: 13

Cosmic Africa (2003)

72 min | Documentary

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Directors: Craig Foster, Damon Foster | Stars: Kunta Boo, Annaye Doumbo, Thebe Medupe, Thulanni Ncamani

Votes: 20

Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)
6.8
67 metascore

Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. When a girl named Sia is the next to be sacrificed, she hides in the house of the village idiot, a man who goes ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 132 | Gross: $0.00M

The Young Girl (1975)

88 min | Drama

A young mute woman is raped and becomes pregnant, with disastrous consequences within her family. The film also sketches the social/economic situation in urban Mali in the 1970s, ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Dounamba Dany Coulibaly, Gogo Danba, Fanta Diabate, Omou Diarra

Votes: 76

The Double Steps (2011)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

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Director: Isaki Lacuesta | Stars: Bokar Dembele, Miquel Barceló, Alou Cisse, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 146

Burning in the Sun (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel decides to ... See full summary »

Directors: Cambria Matlow, Morgan Robinson

Votes: 32

Tell Me Who You Are (2009)

135 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sokona Gakou, Assane Kouyate, Badra Alou Sissoko

Votes: 29

Skirt Power (1997)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of woman in an African village finds a mystical mask. Using the mask, they reverse gender roles, women act like men, and men act like women.

Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Fanta Berete, Dumu Berté, Yamadou Cissé, Fanta Coulibary

Votes: 47

Faro: Goddess of the Waters (2007)

96 min

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Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné

Votes: 85

Haramuya (1995)

Not Rated | 86 min

Through Fousseini (a Muslim firmly attached to his faith and traditions) and his family, HARAMUYA draws a picture of Ouagadougou in the traps of modernism and traditionalism. Wealth in a ... See full summary »

Director: Drissa Toure | Stars: Abdoulaye Kaba, Rakieta Kabore, Aï Keïta, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 22

It Must Make Peace (2017)

86 min | Documentary, Music

The rich, vibrant culture of Mali is under threat. It Must Make Peace gives voice to Mali's musicians and artists, exploring the threats while celebrating the diverse and breathtaking ... See full summary »

Director: Paul R. Chandler

Votes: 6

Quello che non sai di me: WT

Drama | Post-production

Patricia and Ikendu meet in a town in Italian-speaking Switzerland. He comes from Mali, she's employed and the single mother of two daughters. He keeps silent about the reasons for his ... See full summary »

Director: Rolando Colla | Stars: Koudous Seihon, Sara D'Amario, Linda Olsansky, Massimiliano Zampetti

Kasso Den (1980)

82 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Star: Fanta Berthe

Fire! (1991)

100 min | Drama

A young forest ranger who sees that his work holds the key to the future of his country is disgusted at the short-sighted, money-grubbing ways of his superiors.

Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Djeneba Diawara, Mamadou Fomba, Balla Moussa Keita, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 21

7915 Km (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

A motor-sports spectacle that kicks up plenty of dust. On the trail of the 2007 Dakar Rallye '7915 KM' undertakes a search, along the way encountering the variety to be found in Africa's ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Votes: 52

Dolce vita africana (2008)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary

A documentary portrait of the African photographer Malick Sidibe, and a journey through Malian history inspired by his iconic images. Sidibe's snapshots from the late 50s through to the ... See full summary »

Director: Cosima Spender | Star: Malik Sidibé

Votes: 18

Kabala (2002)

112 min | Drama, Romance

Hamalla is banished from his village in Mali, due to ancient prejudices. He returns four years later versed in modern technology at a time in which the village's future hangs on the brink ... See full summary »

Director: Assane Kouyaté | Stars: Modibo Traoré, Djénéba Koné, Fily Traoré, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 28

A Powerful Noise (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Bookended by call-to-action quotes from Margaret Mead and Mahatma Gandhi, this inspiring documentary follows three extraordinary women -- in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mali, and Vietnam -- as they... See full summary »

Director: Tom Cappello

Votes: 21

Tigernut: Homeland of the wholehearted women (2018)

50 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Investigation that uncovers a plot of international abuses around the production of the new Superfood, tiger nuts, by European and American companies exploiting African resources, while ... See full summary »

Directors: Andoni Monforte, Eva Fernández | Stars: Soulama Koudja Anamatou, Babalaye Daou, Soulama Djouma, Suleiman Gouindougouba

Land Rush (2012)

58 min | Documentary

75 per cent of Mali's population are farmers, but rich land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agri-business farms. ... See full summary »

Directors: Hugo Berkeley, Osvalde Lewat | Stars: Daljit Dhaliwal, Calestous Juma, Mima Nedelcovych, Massa Sanogo

Votes: 17

Five Days in a Life (1973)

50 min

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Falaye Dabo, Myriam Thiam

Votes: 5

Toit et moi (2005)

Documentary

Four families around the world (Canada, Japan, Burkina Faso, Chile) tell us what their houses mean to them.

Director: Yanie Dupont-Hébert

Nyamanton (1986)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Chaka Diarra, Alikaou Kanté, Maciré Kanté, Koti

Votes: 22

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