Malagasy (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Zaho Zay (2020)

78 min | Documentary

A young woman works as a prison guard in a hopelessly overcrowded jail in central Madagascar. She passes the time daydreaming about her father, a murderer, who abandoned her as a child ... See full summary »

Directors: Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller | Stars: Nabiha Akkari, Eugene Raphael Ranaïvojaona, Michelle Eva Ranaïvojaona

Makibefo (2001)

73 min | Drama

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Alexander Abela | Stars: Martin Zia, Neoliny Dety, Gilbert Laumord, Victor Raobelina

Votes: 20

Opeka (2020)


An iron-willed Argentine priest inspires hope for an entire nation by teaching people living in Madagascar's largest landfill to build a highly functional city in their failing African country.

Director: Cam Cowan | Star: Pedro Opeka

Tabataba (1988)

76 min | Drama

Tabataba tells the story of a small Malagasy village during the independence uprising which took place in 1947 in the south of the country. For several months, part of the Malagasy ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rajaonarivelo | Stars: Philippe Nahoun, François Botozandry, Lucien Dadakisy, Soatody

Votes: 34

Souli (2004)

94 min

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Director: Alexander Abela | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Aurélien Recoing, Makena Diop, Fatou N'Diaye

Votes: 20

Madagasikara (2018)

84 min | Documentary

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, known for its lemurs and unique biodiversity and as the setting of the popular animated films. But the real Madagascar is much ... See full summary »

Director: Cam Cowan

Votes: 5

When the Stars Meet the Sea (1996)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

This film is one of the most magical to come out of Africa, hardly surprising since Madagascar is unlike anywhere else on earth. Raymond Rajaonarivelo follows his epic first film on the ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rajaonarivelo | Stars: Jean Rabenjamina, Joseph Rainizatilehy, Aimée Razatindrataranoa, Louis Vahandanitra

Votes: 34

Malagasy Mankany (2012)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Malagasy Mankany is a colorful and entertaining dramedy-adventure set in Madagascar about three sociology students named Jimi, Bob and Dylan. When Jimi's father becomes suddenly ill and ... See full summary »

Director: Haminiaina Ratovoarivony | Stars: Mahon Andoniaina, Ben Elissar, Hamy Ratovo, Valeska Sanjy

Votes: 9

The Malagasy Way (2014)

84 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

Just for the time of a film, let's have fun reversing the roles... Let's imagine it isn't for the economists anymore to demonstrate their growth model, but for the farmers, artists, ... See full summary »

Director: Nantenaina Lova | Stars: Rejao Refaralahy Joela, Rado Mpikabary, Florentine Razafiharisoa, Joela Rejao Refaralahy

Votes: 19

56 (2016)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Three children struggle to get 56 kg of rice: the cost of going to primary school in Soavinarivo, a small village in the Madagascar inland.

Director: Marco Huertas | Stars: Victorine, Ravaka, Menja, Evalline

Votes: 8

Dakara - The confession of a thug (2020)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

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Director: Lemena Vintsy

Benyovszky, the rebel count (2015)

Adventure, Drama, War

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Director: Irina Stanciulescu | Stars: Claudiu Bleont, Csaba László Eröss, Magdolna Cecília Eröss, Andra Negulescu

Votes: 5

Angano... Angano... Tales from Madagascar (1989)

64 min | Documentary

Venerable storytellers recount for the camera and their listeners the founding myths of Malagasy culture.

Directors: Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes, Cesar Paes | Stars: Ambarazafy, Avimare, Arthur Besy, Fototselo

Votes: 49

Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947 (2018)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

They were called fahavalo - enemies - because they rebelled in 1947 against French colonial authorities in Madagascar. Today, filmmaker Marie-Clémence Andriamonta Paes takes us where the ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes

Votes: 7

Fonja (2019)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: Lina Zacher | Star: Sitrakaniaina Raharisoa

Veloma (2001)

100 min

Philippe, a sailor, finishes a sailing race around the world, solo and nonstop. After this tour of the world, Philippe can no longer resume the rhythm of everyday life with his wife Lucie and son Vincent.

Director: Marie de Laubier | Stars: Julie Depardieu, Patrick Pineau, Thibault Patell, Guy-Auguste Boléat

Votes: 16

Zanaka Thus Spoke Felix (2019)

29 min | Documentary, Short, History

"If some want to perpetuate colonization, Malagasy people must oppose a strong no, whoever the colonists are » . Thus spoke Felix Robson, deported during the anti-colonial insurrection of 1947.

Director: Nantenaina Lova

Mahaleo (2005)

98 min | Documentary, History, Music

In Malagasy, Mahaleo means free, independent Mahaleos voices and music have accompanied the people of Madagascar ever since the collapse of the colonial regime. Yet, even after 30 years of ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Cesar Paes, Raymond Rajaonarivelo | Star: Dama Mahaleo

Votes: 36

Pivot: Breaking the Cycle

Documentary, Short

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Director: Vincas Sruoginis

Very Remby (1974)

90 min

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Director: Solo Randrasana

Bien plus qu'une école (2019)

28 min | Short, Documentary

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Director: Jeremy Frey

Lolon'i dada (2000)

65 min | Horror

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Director: Njatoniaina J. Rafanomezantsoa | Stars: Dany, Rasta, Vola, Lalaina

Tuer les crocodiles (2012)

9 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Nicolas Boulenger | Stars: Gege Rasamoely, Mija Rasolo

PAPRIZ Project (2013)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Arsene Andrianantenaina, Mamy Andriantsoa, Anja, Nobuyuki Kabaki

Baobabs between Land and Sea (2015)

56 min | Documentary, Adventure

A scientific adventure to encounter the baobabs of Madagascar and the Vezo, a nomadic tribe of the sea

Director: Cyrille Cornu | Stars: Wilfried Ramahafaly, Cyrille Cornu, Lile Cargueray, Thuryn Mitchell

Votes: 7

Raketa Mena (2007)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Hery A. Rasolo

Lolovokatra 2 (2000)

79 min | Horror

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Director: Jadias | Stars: Dame de Coeur, Sese

506: Bois de rose (2001 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Joseph Areddy

Songs for Madagascar (2016)

88 min | Documentary, Music

The six most famous Malagasy musicians, living thousands of miles apart, unite to use their art as a megaphone to raise awareness worldwide and locally about their island's fragile and unique environment.

Director: Cesar Paes | Stars: Régis Gizavo, Eusèbe Jaojoby, Dama Mahaleo, Erick Manana

Alaotra: Endangered Treasures of Madagascar (2017)

80 min | Documentary

This is a film about the people living in the Alaotra region in Madagascar, and about the changes in their social and natural environments. This is also a film about the Bandro, the Alaotra... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Dordel, Guido Tölke

Sarimihetsika (2018)

33 min | Documentary, Short

In the wonderful land of Madagascar, as everywhere else, the problems are strictly human. The nature, placid and majestic, stands still.

Director: Enrico Iannaccone

The Rebel Count (2012)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, History

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Director: Irina Stanciulescu | Stars: László Székely-Benczédi, Roland István Eröss, Jozef Adamovic, Christian Quadflieg

Rendala, le Mikea (2015)

62 min | Documentary

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Director: Alain Rakotoarisoa

The Music That Saved My Life (1999)

6 min | Short, Musical

A Madagascan singer joyfully recounts how his music saved his life, when he used it as a way of communicating with some violent warriors who attacked him.

Director: Jean-Émilien Rakotonandrasana

Beditra (2005 Video)

53 min | Action

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Director: Celestin Rasolonjatovomananarivo | Stars: Angele, Edith, Herilala, Laza

Maroanaka (2006)

86 min | Documentary

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Directors: Tatiana Andrews, Jacques Mathou

Je veux ma part de Terre - Madagascar (2013)

66 min | Documentary

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Directors: Frédéric Lambolez, Jean-Marie Pernelle | Stars: Bernard Cassen, Mathilde Dupré, Lisa Gaylord, Jean-Marie Pernelle

L'opéra du bout du monde (2012)

96 min | Documentary, History, Music

In the wings of the opera "Maraina", the film combines history and oral memory, to recount in music the Europeans' first contacts with the natives of the Indian Ocean islands, made of ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes, Cesar Paes | Stars: Landy Andriamboavonjy, Karim Bouzra, Emmanuel Genvrin, Steeve Heimanu

Dzaomalaza et le saphir bleu (2011)

60 min | Adventure

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Directors: Andriamanisa Radoniaina, Mamihasina Raminosoa | Stars: Synthia Ainasoa, Irina Raveloson, Michel Geromany, Onja Tinondia

Voyage of the Vézo (2009)


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Director: Giovanni P. Autran

Votes: 5

Hiragasy - Song of Madagascar (2007)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Director: Theodoros Koutsoulis | Stars: Rakoto Frah, Hanitra, Rajeri, Ricky

Hazo mena (2009)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Federico Varrasso

Archipels (2007– )

53 min | Documentary

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Director: Philippe Rostan