Kinyarwanda (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
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
8.1
79 metascore

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 321,992 | Gross: $23.53M

Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War

When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero

Votes: 4,773

Our Lady of the Nile (2019)

93 min | Drama

A coming-of-age story about of a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Amanda Mugabezaki, Albina Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro, Clariella Bizimana

Votes: 142

Munyurangabo (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Jeff Rutagengwa, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka, Jean Pierre Harerimana

Votes: 478 | Gross: $0.01M

Left to Tell

90 min | Biography, Drama | Post-production

Immaculee grew up in a country she loved but in 1994 Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. For 91 days, she and seven Tusti women hid in the bathroom of a Hutu pastor while her family was brutally murdered along with a million Rwandans.

Director: Ricardo Del Río | Stars: Nadia Umuhoza, Josephine Tumukunde, Joy Gwiza, Benny Paul Akayezu

Kinyarwanda (2011)
6.7
69 metascore

Kinyarwanda (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.

Director: Alrick Brown | Stars: Cleophas Kabasita, Hadidja Zaninka, Marc Gwamaka, Cassandra Freeman

Votes: 426

The 600: The Soldiers' Story (2019)

Documentary

The little known story of a surrounded battalion of 600 men and women that started the counterattack to end the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.

Directors: Laurent Basset, Richard Hall | Stars: Lathifa Bantegeye, Ntakirutimana Brahim, Muniru Habiyakare, Aisha Igihozo

In the Tall Grass (2006)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Coll Metcalf | Stars: Anastase Butera, Joanita Mukarusanga, Margaret Travolta

Votes: 7

Rising from Ashes (2012)
7.5
58 metascore

Rising from Ashes (2012)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

Director: T.C. Johnstone | Stars: Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer, Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Nathan Byukusenge

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.04M

Birds Are Singing in Kigali (2017)

113 min | Drama

In 1994 Rwanda, a Polish woman ornithologist saves a Tutsi girl from certain death. After a few years they both revisit Africa on an emotional journey full of painful memories.

Directors: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze | Stars: Jowita Budnik, Eliane Umuhire, Witold Wielinski, Ciza Remy Muhirwa

Votes: 251

Kiruna-Kigali (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

A young woman in Rwanda is about to give birth. The baby is turned the wrong way and her life is in danger. At the same time the water breaks for a woman in Sweden. She decides that she ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Kapetanovic | Stars: Malin Crépin, Mukundente Fiona, Assad Kasasa, Marie Francoise Mukayiranga

Votes: 31

I Have Seen My Last Born (2015)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Biography

'I Have Seen My Last Born' is about Rwanda in transition from its difficult and violent past towards development, seen through the life of a man who juggles the roles of father and a son, between the city and the village.

Directors: Samuel Gray Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung | Star: John Kwezi

Votes: 6

Life After Death (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Kwasa and Fils are two Rwandan 20-somethings, born into the hell of a post-genocide nation. The film follows their victories and struggles as they try to find work, fall in love, and deal with the deep wounds of their past.

Director: Joe Callander

Votes: 8

Grey Matter (2011)

110 min | Drama

Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Tamim Hakizimana, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Jean Pierre Kalonda

Votes: 40

My Neighbor, My Killer (2009)

80 min | Documentary

The people of Rwanda attempt to reconcile after the genocide through an open process of admission and forgiveness.

Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 77

Congo, My Precious (I) (2017)

52 min | Documentary

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the world's most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world ... See full summary »

Director: Anastasia Trofimova

Votes: 7

Imfura (2017)

36 min | Short

The ruins of a house represent the remains of the genocide in Rwanda. A young man attempts to remember his mother, who disappeared.

Director: Samuel Ishimwe

Votes: 8

Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)
8.1
83 metascore

Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)

89 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A remarkable group of Rwandan women defies the devastation of the genocide to form the country's first all-female drumming troupe and open the country's first ice cream shop.

Directors: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

Votes: 34

'94 Terror (2018)

106 min | Drama, War

Keza, a survivor of the Tutsi and Hutu slaughter that happened in the 1994 Rwanda genocide tells the struggle and loss of her beloved family that she went through until the river Kagera that enabled her to cross to Uganda.

Director: Richard Mulindwa | Stars: Joan Agaba, Muyimbwa Phiona, Nalubega Rashida, Ninsiima Ronah

Sacred Water (2016)

56 min | Documentary

Kunyaza is the name for the technique through which Rwandese women manage to ejaculate. In this tiny African country female orgasm is a matter of honor for men. This documentary, led by a ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Jourdain | Star: Dusabe Vestine

Votes: 41

Opération Turquoise (2007 TV Movie)

115 min | Drama, War

This film describes the first days of the "Opération Turquoise" that will last 2 months from June 22nd to August 21rst 1994. About 150 soldiers of the French special Forces will discover the crazy hate in Rwanda.

Director: Alain Tasma | Stars: Bruno Todeschini, Aurélien Recoing, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Ruchmann

Votes: 34

The Uncondemned (2015)
8.4
80 metascore

The Uncondemned (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

In 1997, a group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction.

Directors: Nick Louvel, Michele Mitchell | Stars: Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Thierry Cruvellier, Mukasarasi Godelieve

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.01M

The Resettled (2016)

30 min | Documentary, Short

The dramatic stories of refugees who have resettled in the USA, and the challenges they continue to face daily.

Director: Alan Thompson

Mama Rwanda (2016)

35 min | Documentary, Short

MAMA RWANDA is the story of two women mixing the wit of motherhood with the spirit of entrepreneurship to overcome extreme poverty. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Waters Hinson

Votes: 9

Ace of Hearts: Bwana Y'umutima (2017)

120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Manzi David, a man whose sister's days are numbered with heart disease. Heartbroken and determined as ever to rally money for her treatment, Manzi David sets himself on a path of no return ... See full summary »

Director: Pacifique Cyusa Nzeyimana | Stars: Lysa Gasirabo, Ganza Prince, Isimbi Sonia, Polisi Muhirwa Yves

Votes: 6

The Faces We Lost (2017)

61 min | Documentary

A documentary about how Rwandans use personal and family photographs to remember and commemorate the loved ones they lost in the 1994 genocide.

Director: Piotr Cieplak

Volunteers, a Rwandan Comedy (2018 TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy

A comedy pilot created by Matthew Leutwyler, Erik Palladino (ER, SUITS), and Vincent Ventresca (THE INVISIBLE MAN, "Fun Bobby" on FRIENDS), loosely based on their own lives - If they took ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Erik Palladino, Vincent Ventresca, Mark Kelly, Arthur Nkusi

I Married My Family's Killer (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. the only problem was, it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters worse, Purudenci's ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Kassie

A Place for Myself (2016)

21 min | Short, Drama

At a casual elementary school comes a five year old albino girl, Elikia. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being 'different' is more a problem than a special ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo | Stars: Fabiola Ndihokubwayo, Akimana Riziki, Jacqueline Umubyeyi

Votes: 5

Scarlet (IV) (2016)

20 min | Short, Drama

Desperate to replace her stolen train tickets and get to London for an important home office appeal, a destitute asylum seeker preys on a bankrupt fisherman for the cash and finds unexpected kinship.

Director: Annetta Laufer | Stars: Agnes Nteziryayo, Brian McCardie, Athiya Greenaway Brown, Doon Mackichan

Uncertain Future (2018)

69 min | Documentary

June 2015, Burundi, thousands gather in the streets of Bujumbura to manifest against Pierre Nkurunziza's third mandate. As I film the first acts of violence and the victims therefrom ... See full summary »

Director: Eddy Munyaneza

The 100 Days That Didn't Shake the World (2009)

55 min | Documentary

Rwanda, a small country in the heart of Africa, was the scene in 1994 of the last genocide of the 20th century: in only 100 days, almost 1 million people were killed. By the end of that ... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Ragone | Stars: Inés Weinberg de Roca, Silvana Arbia, Simon Bikindi, José María Cantilo

Votes: 9

In Rwanda We Say... The Family That Does Not Speak Dies (2009)

57 min | Documentary

A look at the problem of reconciliation in a post-genocidal society as killers are returned to their homes to live and work alongside the survivors of their genocide.

Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 18

The Barefoot Artist (2014)
6.7
57 metascore

The Barefoot Artist (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit ... See full summary »

Directors: Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub

Votes: 16

The Rwandan Night (2013)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

The Rwandan Night is a feature ethno-documentary that is centered around the haunting memories of one of the oldest survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. One night, in the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: Ki-moon Ban, Mosupyoe Boatamo, Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Andrea Grieder

Coexist (2010)

PG | 40 min | Documentary, History, News

When hate persists, how will you coexist? Coexist tells the emotional stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They continue to cope with the loss of their families as ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Mazo

Votes: 7

A mots couverts (2015)

Documentary

Twenty-five years after the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda, filmmakers visit a country still haunted by the massacres of spring 1994. A group of inmates try to understand what made their ... See full summary »

Directors: Violaine Baraduc, Alexandre Westphal | Stars: Immaculée, Jérôme

We Are All Rwandans (2008)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

The true story of the Nyange school students in Rwanda, attacked by rebels in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. Their refusal to betray each other cost some of them everything, but gave hope to a nation.

Director: Debs Paterson

Votes: 12

RWANDArt (2016)

52 min | Documentary

Through dance, music, fashion and art, "RWANDArt" explores Rwanda's growing creative scene by introducing young and driven local artists who are taking the industry to the next level. ... See full summary »

Director: Sarine Arslanian

Votes: 7

Inkotanyi (2017)

126 min | Documentary, War

For the first time, light is shed on the Inkotanyi politico-military movement that ended the genocide of the Rwandan Tutsi in 1994 and is led by Paul Kagame, currently President of Rwanda.

Director: Christophe Cotteret

Votes: 12

The Way of the Person (2017)

30 min | Documentary | Completed

The Way of the Person is a short film profiling the lives of three young adults living in Rwanda. I chose to focus on this age group because after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, 70% of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ani Schroeter

Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit (2009)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A survivor of the Rwandan genocide resurfaces to confront his parents' murderers, and provides himself and his beloved ones peace.

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: Ki-moon Ban, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Celine Murengezi

A Mother's Love: Rosamond Carr and a Lifetime in Rwanda (2010)

Documentary

The extraordinary story of Rosamond Carr.

Director: Eamonn Gearon | Stars: Rosamund Carr, Kenneth Carr, Zachary Dusingizimana, Cathy Emmerson

Flower in the Gun Barrel (2008)

86 min | Documentary

Explores the process of reconciliation and forgiveness in post genocide Rwanda. Through interviews and days of following 4 Rwandans, the story of what led up to the genocide and how the citizens are coping unfolds.

Director: Gabriel Cowan | Star: Martin Sheen

Votes: 110

Sleeping Monsters (2008)

95 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jan Bernotat, Markus Schmidt | Star: Alex Ross

Unforgivable (2018 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

Imperdonabile is the story of Alice and Emmanuel, two people on opposing sides during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. It reveals what happens when the person who nearly destroyed your life confronts you and asks for forgiveness.

Director: Giosue Petrone

Circus Rwanda (2018)

80 min | Documentary

Eliseé survived the Rwandan genocide as a child. Today he leads an orphan acrobat group in a country, which heavily relies on foreign aid. He cares for the orphaned children and wants them ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Varga | Stars: Rostislav Novák Jr., Elisée Niyonsenga

Votes: 8

Goodness in Rwanda (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

Can art make a difference? Full of hope that it can, a Canadian theatre troupe takes a play about genocide to Rwanda. What they learn will change them forever.

Directors: Gord Rand, John Westheuser | Stars: Gord Rand, Rick Banville, Rick Banville, Guillaume Brisbois-Houet

From Arusha to Arusha (2008)

113 min | Documentary

To return to Rwanda, less to hear horror stories, than to listen to the subsequent words, to hear the words of justice, to try to go back to the sources of this massacre with a million ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Gargot | Stars: Raphael Constant, Jean de Dieu Bucyibaruta, Marie Goretti Uwaliboye, Theoneste Bagosora

Votes: 11

Keepers of Memory (2004)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: Eric Kabera

Votes: 8

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