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, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.

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

Votes: 333,880 | Gross: $23.53M

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: 500 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 5,052

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: 7

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: 261

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

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: Marie Paul Kayirebwa, Joy Gwiza, Joseph Kabagema, Kasasa Ayubu

Rising from Ashes (2012)
7.6
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: 231 | Gross: $0.04M

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: 74

The 600: The Soldiers' Story (2019)

114 min | 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

Votes: 10

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: 431

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: 289

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: 36

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: 43

In the Tall Grass (2006)

57 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 11

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: 12

Eleven (II)

Documentary | Post-production

The story of eleven, eleven-year-old children from eleven different countries as they together prepare for the game of their lives.

Directors: Mihalis Monemvasiotis, Theodore Ishimwe, Ahmed Rasheed, Lauren Anders Brown, Cid César Augusto, Eddie Edwards, Miguel Gago Caamaño, Christian Lampe, Juliette McCawley, Alexander Nally, Hikaru Okita

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

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: 79

The Uncondemned (2015)
8.5
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: 24 | Gross: $0.01M

Unforgivable (2018 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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

'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

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: 10

Terug naar Rwanda (2019)

Documentary

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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: 33

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

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: 35

Coexist (2010)

PG | 40 min | Documentary, Short, History

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

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: 10

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: 7

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

Votes: 5

The Sharpest Edge of Nature (2022)

Drama | Post-production

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Director: Alexandre Sibomana

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: 11

Bisesero Mon Amour

Documentary | Filming

November 2014. A genocide survivor and filmmaker sneaks out of an international conference in Paris and went to spend a month with a French journalist who had investigated the role of France in the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo

6954 Kilometres to Home (2013)

56 min | Documentary, Drama

A single mother of three children lives in a refugee camp in Rwanda. One day she receives a permission to be relocated to Finland. 6954 Kilometers to Home is an hour documentary, which ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Reina | Stars: Mukamusoni Nyiratunga, Hogoza Uwamahoro, Frank Niyonzima, Yvite Mukabekazi

Votes: 11

Cold April (2010)

16 min | Short, Drama, History

COLD APRIL is based on the true story of the St. Maria Goretti schoolgirls who stood together against hatred and intolerance during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Based on John P. McEneny's ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Smith Rivera | Stars: Nia Ashley, Cherrye J. Davis, Alex Marshall-Brown, Erica McLaughlin

Behind This Convent (2008)

PG-13 | 66 min | Documentary

April 10th, 1994. Killers stormed a convent in of the small hill towns of Rwanda. They selected two hundred Tutsis from the group and executed them behind this convent. Behind This Convent ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo

Votes: 6

Unforgiven: Rwanda (2014)

75 min | Documentary, History, War

What is a socially acceptable conversation when your family's killer sits down to dinner? 'Unforgiven' explores the interactions between murderers, rapists, thieves and their victims in ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Augustin

Votes: 11

Aimé (2008)

5 min | Short, Drama

Rwandan young mother Alice and her young son Aimé walk into the countryside, hoping to reconcile with her estranged family.

Director: Debs Paterson | Stars: Ayuub Kasasa Mago, Liza Solange Umuhire

Keepers of Memory (2004)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: Eric Kabera

Votes: 9

Olly Olly, Oxen Free (2008)

Documentary, Short, War

A group of refugee's children plays and struggles and tries to settle and root in their new home, in a new world.

Director: Beri Shalmashi | Stars: Ayat Ali Jumma, Hussein Ali Jumma, Ezzaldeen F. Ali, Durra F. Ali

Votes: 7

Aid (2010)

7 min | Short, Comedy

When little Bosco receives a red pen from a white westerner he puts it to use by forging his teacher's marks on a school test paper in order to get a new football from his Mama. When his ... See full summary »

Director: Eoin James O'Connor | Star: Samuel Mudidi

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

Umutoma (2015)

72 min | Romance

Bwiza is young woman who has to choose between two men, a successful businessman from the city, who has bright future, or her childhoods friend who has nothing to offer but sweet nothings.

Director: John Kwezi | Star: Edouard Bamporiki

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

Time Machine: Rwanda - Do Scars Ever Fade? (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

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Director: Paul Freedman | Stars: Tisha Frederick, Susan Lay, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 16

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

Flores de Ruanda (2008)

24 min | Documentary, Short

Between April and July 1994, over 800,000 people were killed in the Rwanda genocide. What's the current situation of the country? And what about the victims? That's the subject of this ... See full summary »

Director: David Muñoz

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

The Barefoot Artist (2014)
6.5
57 metascore

The Barefoot Artist (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Explore two sides of Lily's life: her international ventures helping to heal weakened spirits in communities around the world and a personal journey within, to repair her own fractured family.

Directors: Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub

Votes: 15

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