Somali (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
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
8.0
81 metascore

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 451,581 | Gross: $92.05M

Black Hawk Down (2001)
7.7
74 metascore

Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, War

160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Votes: 361,223 | Gross: $108.64M

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
7.1
61 metascore

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 122,858 | Gross: $50.07M

Captain Phillips (2013)
7.8
82 metascore

Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 416,503 | Gross: $107.10M

Eye in the Sky (2015)
7.3
73 metascore

Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 78,434 | Gross: $18.70M

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
7.3
78 metascore

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Illegal immigrants Okwe and Senay work at a posh London hotel and live in constant fear of deportation. One night Okwe stumbles across evidence of a bizarre murder setting off a series of events that could lead to disaster or freedom.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Kriss Dosanjh

Votes: 40,400 | Gross: $8.11M

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
6.8
54 metascore

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 8,747

A Hijacking (2012)
7.2
82 metascore

A Hijacking (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller

Votes: 15,732 | Gross: $0.41M

Desert Flower (2009)
7.4
54 metascore

Desert Flower (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar, Roun Daher Aïnan

Votes: 12,366 | Gross: $0.04M

Dirty Wars (2013)
7.5
76 metascore

Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,980 | Gross: $0.38M

The Day I Will Never Forget (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

The practice of female genital mutilation is explored through personal stories of Kenyan women.

Director: Kim Longinotto

Votes: 113

Stupid Young Heart (2018)

102 min | Drama

A teenage couple deals with an unexpected pregnancy while racial tensions mount in their neighborhood.

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Jere Ristseppä, Rosa Honkonen, Ville Haapasalo, Abshir Sheik Nur

Votes: 586

Kelet (2020)

54 min | Documentary

Kelet is a young Somali trans woman who dreams of becoming a Vogue model. Leaving her family in Manchester to return to her childhood home in Finland, she draws on the support of her ... See full summary »

Director: Susani Mahadura | Stars: Kelet, Lola, Ofimja, Amanda

Votes: 60

Fishing Without Nets (2014)
6.4
65 metascore

Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

A drama the follows a Somali who opts in on a piracy mission but then tries to extricate himself from the events.

Director: Cutter Hodierne | Stars: Abdiwali Farrah, Eric Godon, Abdikhadir Hassan, Idil Ibrahim

Votes: 217

Dangerous Crossings, the Making of a Campaign (2017)

20 min | Short, Music

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Directors: Ismail Elmokadem, Amr Salama | Stars: Aarmaanta, Yeshie Demelash, Adel Hany, Maryam Mursal

Watu Wote: All of us (2017)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama

For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

Director: Katja Benrath | Stars: Douglas Muigai, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahad Ahmed

Votes: 797

Youth (2018)

86 min | Drama

Asma, Hibo, and Deka are on the verge of high school graduation. As they navigate the beginnings of adulthood, they must decide between university in France or staying home in Djibouti.

Director: Lula Ali Ismaïl | Stars: Amina Mohamed Ali, Tousmo Mouhoumed Mohamed, Bilan Samir Moubus

Votes: 17

Sveriges Bästa Svensk (2016)

32 min | Short, Comedy

Hussein Hashemi receives the news that he will become a Swedish citizen. Excited, he goes all-in to be Sweden's best Swede. After a series of entanglements and conflicts comes the unexpected and emotional end.

Director: Anders Land | Stars: Hassan Brijany, Annika Gardeskog, Dan Johansson, Dominique Josephsson

Votes: 17

Stolen Seas (2012)
7.1
71 metascore

Stolen Seas (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Crime

Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates. It's November 8th, 2008 and the CEC ... See full summary »

Director: Thymaya Payne

Votes: 271

Ayaan (2020)

16 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

An escaped asylum seeker encounters a man on a rural beach, and must decide whether to trust him, or attempt the 400 km journey to the nearest city on foot and alone.

Director: Alies Sluiter | Stars: Kathryn Adams, Marley Agalla, Tier Ataing, Trevor Jamieson

Last Hijack (2014)
6.0
61 metascore

Last Hijack (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Animation

LAST HIJACK is a true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate's perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling, the film takes an innovative hybrid approach to ... See full summary »

Directors: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Mirka Duijn

Votes: 135

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2018.

Director: Max Porter | Stars: Kobe Bryant, Tarra Riggs

Votes: 196 | Gross: $3.51M

Asad (2012)

R | 18 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed, Abdiwale Mohamed

Votes: 778

Martyren (2018)

29 min | Short, Drama

Asia lives with her two children Omar and Sara. Sara tries to live a normal teenage life, while Omar has previously been angry with the law. When the police turn their back, Asia has to save her son on her own before losing him forever.

Director: Ahmed Abdullahi | Stars: Abdirahman Ali Hersi, Habiba Abdi Mohamed, Madina Daher

Votes: 21

Easy Lessons (2018)

78 min | Documentary

Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children's home in Budapest ever ... See full summary »

Director: Dorottya Zurbó | Star: Kafiya

Votes: 151

Nice People (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

Following the first ever Somali bandy team in their struggle to reach the World Championship in Siberia 2014. The team lives and trains in Borlänge, Sweden and is coached by legendary, former bandy player Per Fosshaug and Cia Embretsen.

Directors: Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg | Stars: Osman Abdullahi, Ahmed Deeq Abdulle, Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed, Mohamed Ahmed

Votes: 1,344

Life on the Horn (2020)

25 min | Drama, Short

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Director: Mo Harawe | Stars: Xuseen Abdirisaaq, Faadumo Abshir, Mohamed Hersi, Cabdiraxmaan Maxamed

Somaliland: The Documentary (2018)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Mo Ali

Mogadishu Soldier (2016)

84 min | Documentary, War

A camera in the hands of African Union soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, captures the war on the jihadist militants in Al-Shabaab.

Director: Torstein Grude

Votes: 31

The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' (2003)
8.0
70 metascore

The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' (2003)

76 min | Documentary

In the wake of the 9/11 tragedy a firestorm erupts when 1,100 Somali refugees relocate to predominately white Lewiston, Maine.

Director: Ziad H. Hamzeh | Star: Ziad H. Hamzeh

Votes: 119

The Pirates of Somalia: The Untold Story (2011)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

What happens to the crew aboard a pirated ship, the MV iceberg 1, hijacked for over 11 months.

Director: Neil Bell | Stars: Jewel Alamble, Spencer Brown, Francis Kumse, Bismillah Rahman

Votes: 11

Global Family (2018)

86 min | Documentary

Yasmin has lived an almost normal life as a German ever since she was three years old. The family fled from Somalia during the civil war and now lives scattered around the globe. When ... See full summary »

Directors: Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler

Votes: 18

The Somali Dervish (1983)

270 min | Action, Drama, History

Centering on the revolutionary Dervish State and its influential leader, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan (the "Mad Mullah") is an epic on the grandest scale. The film follows Hassan's life from ... See full summary »

Directors: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said, Said Salah

Votes: 9

The Killing of Cahceravga (2019)

30 min | Short

The universe of the Miracle Workers Collective shifts, cuts and jumps across space-time and exists across numerous weather systems, landscapes, and spiritual realms simultaneously. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Maryan Abdulkarim, Khadar Ahmed, Hassan Blasim, Sonya Lindfors, Leena Pukki, Martta Tuomaala, Suvi West | Stars: Aile Kirste Lokki, Pirita Näkkäläjärvi, Noora Dadu, Simon Al-Bazoon

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)

R | 115 min | Drama

Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2013.

Votes: 202 | Gross: $2.14M

Q's Barbershop (2019)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Emil Langballe | Stars: Ridwan Qasim Ahmed, Hassan El-Khatib, Fuad Gumas, Faisal Hassan

Votes: 75

Caasha (2005 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama

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Director: Lotta Kupiainen | Stars: Arttu Kapulainen, Anab Egal, Leea Klemola, Oskari Ritola

Votes: 68

Big Earth: Hotel California (2017)

109 min | Drama

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Director: Patrick Merz | Stars: Elyas Mohammad, Mohammed Ghunaim, Nurjana Arslanova, Navid Abadi

Ceuta, douce prison (2013)

90 min | Documentary

Blocked in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in the North of Morocco, five emigration candidates (from Cameroon, Somalia, Chad and India)are waiting. They are only fourteen kilometers from the ... See full summary »

Directors: Loïc Hecht, Jonathan Millet | Stars: Guy, Iqbal, Marius, Nür

Votes: 26

Lost Warrior (2018)

81 min | Documentary

Lost Warrior follows Al-Shabaab-regretter, Mohammed, who was recruited at a young age by the terrororganisation Al-Shabaab back in England. After finding out, what the terrororganisation ... See full summary »

Directors: Nasib Farah, Søren Steen Jespersen

Votes: 23

The Invisible City: Kakuma (2016)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

How to build a home in a place called nowhere? Kakuma refugee camp, built in the middle of the Turkana desert (Kenya), is the fastest growing city in the region. Many of its new arrivals ... See full summary »

Director: Lieven Corthouts

Votes: 11

Dan Iyo Xarago (1973)

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Director: Idriss Hassan Dirie

Little Alien (2009)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

They are teenagers who fled crisis regions and undertook an extremely dangerous journey to Europe, all alone, hoping for one thing: to live. After arriving here, they fight to live normal ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Kusturica

Votes: 22

The Wild Years (2013)

76 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three kids. In the streets of a city in Africa. A mafia-like gang. Fights. The smallest kid kills his stepmother. The kids flee: the journey begins.

Director: Ventura Durall

Votes: 18

Cinema Dadaab (2018)

58 min | Documentary

In one of the world's largest and oldest refugee camps, Dadaab, the inhabitants survive by watching films and dreaming. The refugees cannot leave the camp, but they let their minds escape ... See full summary »

Director: Kati Juurus

Votes: 7

Colonial Gods (2009)

30 min | Short, Drama

A complicated friendship between a Somali man and Nigerian man unfolds against the chaos of gentrification and displacement in a small immigrant community in Cardiff, Wales known as Tiger Bay.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Sule Rimi, Cornell John, Said Mohamed, Steve Northy

Votes: 49

Fishing Without Nets (2012)

R | 17 min | Short, Adventure, Crime

Pirates in Somalia, from the perspective of the pirates.

Director: Cutter Hodierne | Stars: Abdikani Muktar, Abu Bakr Mirre, Ali Daudi Osman, Abdulkadir Hassan

Votes: 175

The Green Gold of Africa (2019)

52 min | Documentary

Most Somali men chew the Khat leaf, a natural amphetamine. And in Britain there is one man 90,000 chewers despise. This is the story of the Somali activist who virtually on his own, brought... See full summary »

Directors: David Chierchini, Matteo Keffer, Davide Morandini

Votes: 5

The Lost Diamond (2013)

98 min | Action

A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Director: Ibrahim Laag | Stars: Asma, Baaska, Cabdi Casiis, Qan Diil

Pirates of the Indian Ocean (2012 TV Short)

PG | 35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

People may think that pirates belong only to stories and movies... but we hear the news of their attack and holding sailors as hostages for ransom everyday. This is a documentary about modern day pirates, their requests and their roots.

Director: Hesam Dehghani | Stars: Soheil Mehr, Mohsen Mehdi-Behesht, Farid Asgharzadeh, Jamal Mayahi

Votes: 22

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