Lingala (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
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
44 metascore

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens, Christoph Waltz

Votes: 169,828 | Gross: $126.64M

The Good Shepherd (2006)
61 metascore

The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 100,729 | Gross: $59.95M

The Widow (I) (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A woman's search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Charles Dance, Matthew Le Nevez

Votes: 9,171

The African Doctor (2016)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate in a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.

Director: Julien Rambaldi | Stars: Marc Zinga, Aïssa Maïga, Bayron Lebli, Médina Diarra

Votes: 11,049

Black (III) (2015)
74 metascore

Black (III) (2015)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When Mavela, member of the notorious youth gang Black Bronx, falls madly in love with a boy from a rival gang, she is forced to make a choice between loyalty and love. A choice that will have dramatic consequences.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Sanâa Alaoui, Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Sanaa Bourrasse

Votes: 4,120

Kinshasa Makambo (2018)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

Documentary about the Democratic Republic of Congo when Joseph Kabila sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third term. The film follows three protagonists of the resistance.

Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Votes: 70

Downstream to Kinshasa (2020)

90 min | Documentary

Invalids devastated by war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo make the trek to the capital to make their voices heard, to demand dignity and some kind of compensation.

Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Votes: 54

Roads (I) (2019)

99 min | Adventure, Drama

Two lost teenage boys, from Congo and Britain, meet in Morocco and take a road trip in a stolen RV to France, encountering poverty and refugees on the way.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Stéphane Bak, Ben Chaplin, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 732

War Witch (2012)
84 metascore

War Witch (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper

Votes: 7,222 | Gross: $0.07M

Lumumba (2000)
78 metascore

Lumumba (2000)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

The true story of controversial leader of independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,914 | Gross: $0.68M

Wonders in the Suburbs (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy

Emmanuelle Joly, mayor of Montfermeil, was elected on the background of an original political program. But the personal difficulties of the members of the municipal team rub off on the implementation of this unprecedented policy.

Director: Jeanne Balibar | Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Ramzy Bedia, Emmanuelle Béart, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 221

Sambizanga (1972)

102 min | Drama

Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Maldoror | Stars: Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M'Vondo, Dino Abelino

Votes: 233

Heart of Africa (2020)

90 min | Drama

A Congolese man runs from a terrible accident and finds himself at a revolutionary camp, where he is told that he has a great destiny. Now, he must face his fears and his shame, but also his magnificent possibilities.

Director: Tshoper Kabambi | Stars: Moyindo Mpongo, Brandon Ray Olive, Elbas Manuana, Bavon Diana Landa

Votes: 34

Félicité (2017)
75 metascore

Félicité (2017)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Music

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $0.01M

Nevers (2013)

70 min | Drama

Justin & Almina leave Paris and hitch-hike to Nevers.

Director: Émilie Lamoine | Stars: Alvie Bitemo, Jean-Christophe Folly, Roch Amédet Banzouzi, Eve Bitoun

Viva Riva! (2010)
65 metascore

Viva Riva! (2010)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get ... See full summary »

Director: Djo Munga | Stars: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Diplome Amekindra, Hoji Fortuna

Votes: 1,167 | Gross: $0.06M

The White Cube (2020)

77 min | Documentary

Can the working class such as those on plantations in the Congo benefit from Art, instead of being victimized by it through gentrification?

Director: Renzo Martens | Stars: Brooke Davis Anderson, Sasha Dees

Votes: 79

The Rumba Kings (2021)

94 min | Documentary

The Congo, a mineral-rich African nation, fights colonial oppression, finds freedom and forges a new identity through music.

Director: Alan Brain | Stars: Francois Luambo Makiadi, Nicolas 'Docteur Nico' Kasanda, Joseph 'Le Grand Kallé' Kabasele, Manu Dibango

Episode 3: 'Enjoy Poverty' (2009)

90 min | Documentary

Dutch artist Renzo Martens spent three years traveling throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo asking the question: "Who owns poverty?"

Director: Renzo Martens

Votes: 340

Rumba Rules, New Genealogies (2020)

108 min | Documentary

Enjoyably rough-edged glimpse into the music scene of Kinshasa, where dancers and singers alike work up a sweat so every show's a blast. Here, music is a connecting force generated by creativity and raw energy.

Directors: Sammy Baloji, David Nadeau-Bernatchez, Kiripi Katembo Siku

The Cambridge Squatter (2016)

99 min | Drama

Shows the unusual situation of homeless Brazilians movement and refugees that squat together an abandoned building in downtown Sao Paulo. The daily tension caused by the treat of eviction reveals the dramas and joys.

Director: Eliane Caffé | Stars: Isam Ahmad Issa, Paulo Américo, Juliane Arguello, Thais Carvalho

Votes: 540

Forest of the Dancing Spirits (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

"In the beginning, women lived apart, unaware of the existence of men. Until one day, when the first woman, Toli, who was brave and adventurous traveled deep into the forest. Toli ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Västrik

Votes: 179

The Forgotten Colours of Dreams (2018)

129 min | Drama, Fantasy

An experimental film shot on VHS. The personification of death traverses through separate stories discussing love, life, religion and beauty as she tries to help an assortment of characters through their final stop.

Director: Johnny Clyde | Stars: Nina Viola, Magloire Bilal Button, Viveka Frost, Pawel Skrzek

Votes: 29

Mama Colonel (2017)

72 min | Documentary

Colonel Honorine worked in Bukavu's police force for years as part of the Child Protection and Anti-Sexual Violence Unit, highly regarded for its effectiveness and the confidence it has ... See full summary »

Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Votes: 75

35 Cows and a Kalashnikov (2014)

83 min | Documentary

35 COWS AND A KALASHNIKOV is a film about African pride. Directed by Oswald von Richthofen and produced by Roland Emmerich, two old film school friends. It is not a classical documentary ... See full summary »

Directors: Oswald von Richthofen, Gernot Aschoff | Stars: Bar Jala, Kuwedo, Regole, Tanga

Votes: 67

Undrafted (2018)

95 min | Drama

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Director: Prince Steven Obeni Bottan | Stars: Bibi Nshimba, Turi Haim, Caroline DeGrave, Steven Ciceron

Kinshasa Kids (2012)

85 min | Drama

A film crew follow a group of children that live rough on Kinshasa's streets. The children are thought of as shegues, or witches, by many adults including their families. The kids' desire is to make money and music.

Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg | Stars: Gabi Bolenge, Bebson Elemba, Joël Eziegue, Emmanuel Fakoko

Votes: 131

Benda Bilili! (2010)
77 metascore

Benda Bilili! (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

Kinshasa, DRCongo, 2005: Benda Bilili, poor paraplegic street musicians, get noticed by a French film team. Studio recordings get their music out on album and 2009, they have concerts in Europe.

Directors: Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye | Stars: Leon Likabu, Roger Landu, Coco Ngambali, Cubain Kabeya

Votes: 799

Maki'la (2018)

78 min

Maki'la has been living on the streets of the Congolese capital for a long time. She spends most of her time with a group of young criminals, who use the street as a stage to display their ... See full summary »

Director: Machérie Ekwa Bahango | Stars: Amour Lombi, Serge Kanyinda

Votes: 16

Kinshasa Now (2020)

Short, Drama

Mika, 14, is kicked out of his home and finds himself in the streets of Kinshasa. As the story unfolds, choices are offered. You decide what to do with the film. The virtual reality film ... See full summary »

Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg

The Congo Tribunal (2017)

100 min | Documentary

20 years of atrocities due to greed claimed the lives of over 6 million people in Congo. Milo Rau collects details from survivors and perpetrators. 3 trials were heard exposing one of the most horrific cases of inhumanity in world history.

Director: Milo Rau

Votes: 96

Heart of Africa 2: Companions (2021)

63 min | Drama

Two missionaries, one American, the other African, struggle to become true companions. As they build an orphanage in the Congo, the American opens his heart to a beautiful nation and people on the brink of magnificent possibilities.

Director: Tshoper Kabambi | Stars: Brandon Ray Olive, Moyindo Mpongo, Kohl Glass, Paradis Mananga

Destin tracé

Drama | Post-production

Tomi is preparing to regain his freedom when he is confronted with an uncertain future. In his projection, he is alone without family or a home. In the quest for happiness, he will meet a special person and renew his passion.

Director: Carlo Lechea

On the Rumba River (2007)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Music

A tribute to the Congolese people, who despite desperate poverty, a history of oppression and an ongoing civil war that has killed nearly 4 million people, continue to be sustained by music.

Director: Jacques Sarasin | Stars: Wendo Kolosoy, Mbinga Kabata, Antoine Moundanda, Joseph Munange

Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.00M

Kinshasa Symphony (2010)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

The Film "Kinshasa Symphony" shows how people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented:... See full summary »

Directors: Claus Wischmann, Martin Baer | Stars: Joseph Masunda Lutete, Albert Nlanzu Matubanza, Nathalie Angwanguilo Bahati, Armand Wabasolele Diangienda

Votes: 168

I'm New Here (2017)

92 min | Documentary

Guangzhou, China. A building erected in the communist style of the eighties: Tian Xiu. Since many years this is the Eldorado for African migrants who massively try their luck in this city. ... See full summary »

Director: Bram Van Paesschen | Star: Zhu Yang Lie

Votes: 13

Article 15 (2021)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Marie Reinert

Zombies (2019)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Musical

A journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinshasa, from the culture of the hair salon to futuristic solitary clubbing, from an urban parade to a dictator's sense of glory to a modern western in the style of Takeshi Kitano.

Director: Baloji | Stars: Popaul Amisi, Divine Bamba, Gaelle Kibikonda, Amour Lombi

Votes: 201

Congo river, au-delà des ténèbres (2005)

116 min | Documentary

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Director: Thierry Michel | Stars: Olivier Cheysson, Thierry Michel, Lye Mudaba

Votes: 184

Atalaku (2013)

62 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In the cemetery of Kinshasa, some young people get into position in the most unstable democratic process that could be : the presidential poll in Congo.

Director: Dieudo Hamadi

Debout Kinshasa! (2016)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Sébastien Maître | Stars: Bryan Mbuangi Maloji, Merlin Dianda, Starlette Mathata, Jupiter

Votes: 18

Heart of the Matter (2017)

25 min | Documentary, Short

The Heart of the Matter looks at key issues in global health through the prism of Yambuku, DRC. It is also the story of how Dr Peter Piot, former head of UNAIDS and current director of ... See full summary »

Directors: Janet Tobias, Rogger Lopez | Stars: Heidi Larson, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Peter Piot, Carlos Rimmel

Traumland (III) (2013)

61 min | Drama

On a houseboat called Traumland an unusual meeting takes place. Dominique, a hermit-like editor is working on a documentary about Congolese child witches as he is disturbed by a noise ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Lambo | Stars: Yoann Blanc, François Brice, Laetitia Chambon, Eva-Tshiela Gysel

The Forgotten Children of Congo (2012)


Narrated by Robert Powell, 'The Forgotten Children of Congo' was filmed over four weeks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. From the remoteness of the Congo Basin, to the capital Kinshasa ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Tweddle | Star: Robert Powell

The Importance of Being Elegant (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

Set to the soundtrack of Papa Wemba's extraordinary music, this outrageous, funny and eye-opening film depicts the underground world of a flamboyant African cult.

Directors: George Amponsah, Cosima Spender | Stars: Papa Wemba, Anti-Gigolo, Archibishop of La Sape, Mere Malou

Votes: 22

Peer Gynt (I) (2017)

23 min | Short

Loosely inspired by Henrik Ibsen's famous theatre character Peer Gynt, this film tells the story of a young man living in a small village in the Congolese tropical rainforest. Absorbed by ... See full summary »

Director: Michiel Robberecht | Stars: Salomé Azoba Pele, Guylain Itambi Ibambe, Lipanda Ngulube Anceleme, Charlotte Woazu Goya

Le chant des Walés (2016)

52 min | Documentary

In the middle of the Rainforest, some young pygmy mothers - dubbed "Walés" - live a secluded life with their newborns. A photographer tries to unravel the mystery of this longstanding tradition.

Director: Florent de La Tullaye | Star: Destin Lenord

Back to Africa (2008)

97 min | Documentary

Follows five successful African artists for a year, through rehearsals, shows, and visits to their respective hometowns.

Director: Othmar Schmiderer | Stars: Makaya Dimbelolo, Ebraima Tata Dindin, Georges Momboye, Dickson Oppong

Ghetto Millionaires (2010 Video)

54 min | Documentary, Drama

'The world escapes me, I can't find my place but in my dreams, I'm it belongs to me', seem to say. Congolese media and their audiences in the choir. A socio- economic portrait of the 'Jet ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Remiche

Votes: 8

Son of the Congo (2015)

54 min | Documentary

Professional basketball player, Serge Ibaka, returns to his home country of the Congo with the hope of helping a community rattled by violence.

Director: Adam Hootnick | Star: Serge Ibaka

Votes: 66

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