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 | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young blade runner'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: 376,798 | Gross: $92.05M

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

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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 Moner, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 95,990 | Gross: $50.07M

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: 339,871 | Gross: $108.64M

Captain Phillips (2013)
7.8
83 metascore

Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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: 387,637 | Gross: $107.10M

Eye in the Sky (2015)
7.3
73 metascore

Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

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: 72,349 | Gross: $18.70M

Pirates of Somalia (2017)
6.8
54 metascore

Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

Jay Bahadur still lives in his parents' basement in Toronto over a year after college. He gets an advice: skip journalism school and go somewhere crazy. Dec. 6, 2008 he flies to Somalia to ask the pirates: Why? He returns 6 months later.

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

Votes: 7,118

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
7.4
78 metascore

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López

Votes: 38,675 | Gross: $8.11M

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: 11,218 | Gross: $0.04M

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: 14,773 | Gross: $0.41M

Dirty Wars (2013)
7.5
76 metascore

Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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: 8,703 | Gross: $0.38M

Fishing Without Nets (2014)
6.4
65 metascore

Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | 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: 185

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: 73

Stupid Young Heart (2018)

102 min | Drama

An edgy, warm, and raw drama about suburban teenagers who unexpectedly have to deal with grown up problems of pregnancy, while extreme right ideas begin to encroach on their multicultural ... See full summary »

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Pihla Viitala, Ville Haapasalo, Anton Kettunen, Rosa Honkonen

Votes: 289

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: Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahad Ahmed, Abdiwali Farrah

Votes: 729

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: 1,288

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: 774

Q's Barbershop (2019)

Documentary

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

Votes: 42

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

R | 96 min | Action

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

Votes: 187 | Gross: $3.51M

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

Stolen Seas (2012)
7.0
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: 261

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: 90

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

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: 18

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: 28

Ayaan (2019)

16 min | Short, 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

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: 11

Yövaras (2017)

16 min | Short, Drama

A Somali man's car starts to disappear mysteriously at night. When he decides to catch the thief, things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Khadar Ahmed | Stars: Fuaad Amin, Aaliya Mustafa, Elina Knihtilä, Joonas Saartamo

Votes: 25

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

Votes: 132

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: Madina Daher, Abdirahman Ali Hersi, Habiba Abdi Mohamed

Votes: 17

Trevligt folk deluxe (2016– )

45 min | Documentary

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.

Stars: Patrik Andersson, Per Fosshaug, Filip Hammar, Mursal Isa

Votes: 81

The Captain and His Pirate (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Drama

In 2009, the German container ship "Hansa Stavangar" had been seized by Somali pirates for four months. After its release, magazine covers showed a captain happy to have escaped the ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Wolff

Votes: 33

The Pirate Tapes (2011)

PG-13 | 72 min | Documentary

A tale of violence, piracy, and environmental disaster spirals into a life-threatening situation when Mohamed, a young Somali-Canadian, joins a real pirate cell with a hidden camera. This ... See full summary »

Directors: Rock Baijnauth, Andrew Moniz, Roger Singh, Matvei Zhivov | Stars: Mohamed Ashareh, Matt Bryden, Nick Nuttal, Nicholas Wadhams

Votes: 33

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

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: 44

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

Mare chiuso (2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

In 2009 Berlusconi and Gaddafi signed an agreement to control migration flows between Italy and Libya. Since then, all migrants intercepted at sea by the Italian navy were forcibly pushed ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrea Segre, Stefano Liberti

Votes: 42

Brev till Sverige (2017)

8 min | Short

A portrait of a mother and daughter - one living in Sweden and the other in Somalia - who correspond by letter to one another.

Director: Salad Hilowle

Votes: 8

Fishing Without Nets (2012)

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: 173

The Invisible City: Kakuma (2016)

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

Uusi suomalainen (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Ville Mäkelä | Stars: Timo Tõnisma, Maryan Guuleed, Aliyah Guuleed, Maie Tõnisma

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: 7

Radicalised Youth (2018)

150 min | Documentary

What drives youth radicalization? This six-part documentary series presents a generational portrait of the radical youth of our time, their conflicts and motivations, their families and ... See full summary »

The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' (2003)
8.3
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: 120

Dublin (2011)

29 min | Short, Drama, News

Daoud lives in a limbo that he is trying to break. He cannot go back to Somalia and he is expelled from one European country to another. He is a 'Dublin-case'. Daoud is accused of lying ... See full summary »

Director: David Aronowitsch | Stars: Ahmed Abdullahi, Mohammed Ahmed, Josefin Ankarberg, Zaki Bagheri

Votes: 5

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: 17

Live from Mogadishu (2019)

Documentary

Tells the story of Somali hiphop's journey to help end the war. We follow Somali hip hop icons Waayaha Cusub who risk their lives to create an international movement and bring live ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel J. Gerstle | Stars: Shiine Akhyaar, Felis Abdi, Dikriyo Abdi, Lihle Muhudin

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: 8

Els anys salvatges (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: 15

Maseer Dumar (2017)

Drama

The story of a jealous woman who is always getting jealous of her husband and doing crazy things for jealousy.

Stars: Queen Sagal, Khadar Shaam

Citizens (2008)

28 min | Short, Drama

A Finnish working man wrecks a car owned by a Somalian immigrant and gets in debt.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Omar Abdi, Jarkko Lahti, Wali Hashi, Hibo Sardhaheye

Votes: 46

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