Swahili (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
The Lion King (1994)
8.5
83 metascore

The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 837,238 | Gross: $312.90M

Black Panther (2018)
7.3
88 metascore

Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 518,081 | Gross: $700.06M

The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 334,204

Mean Girls (2004)
7.0
66 metascore

Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 302,202 | Gross: $86.06M

The A-Team (2010)
6.8
47 metascore

The A-Team (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel

Votes: 235,411 | Gross: $77.22M

Out of Africa (1985)
7.2
69 metascore

Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 64,585 | Gross: $87.10M

The Last King of Scotland (2006)
7.7
74 metascore

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 165,605 | Gross: $17.61M

The Constant Gardener (2005)
7.4
82 metascore

The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 125,580 | Gross: $33.58M

Phone Booth (2002)
7.1
56 metascore

Phone Booth (2002)

R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller

Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 237,051 | Gross: $46.57M

Ali (2001)
6.8
65 metascore

Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 87,921 | Gross: $58.20M

The African Queen (1951)
7.9
91 metascore

The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 66,482 | Gross: $0.54M

The Fifth Estate (2013)
6.2
49 metascore

The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 36,419 | Gross: $3.25M

Mighty Joe Young (1998)
5.6
51 metascore

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 26,015 | Gross: $50.63M

Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 10,747 | Gross: $14.00M

Rafiki (2018)
6.4
68 metascore

Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama, Romance

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi

Votes: 860 | Gross: $0.13M

Barry (II) (2016)
5.8
72 metascore

Barry (II) (2016)

104 min | Biography, Drama

A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Stars: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ellar Coltrane

Votes: 5,403

Paradise: Love (2012)
7.1
65 metascore

Paradise: Love (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 7,693 | Gross: $0.02M

Primeval (2007)
4.8
35 metascore

Primeval (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 12,213 | Gross: $10.60M

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 28,496 | Gross: $17.19M

Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

64 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex, hence the title Who Killed Captain Alex.

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Kakule William, Kakule Wilson, Sserunya Ernest, G. Puffs

Votes: 4,973

Triage (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, War

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 9,582

Virunga (2014)
8.3
95 metascore

Virunga (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, War

A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

Votes: 8,994

The Wrong Box (1966)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other, or can be made to have seemed to do so.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook

Votes: 2,960

Besieged (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

While in exile in Italy, an African woman finds herself trying to get back home and free her imprisoned husband. But the only man that can help her do so is in love with her.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria, John C. Ojwang

Votes: 4,370 | Gross: $2.03M

Mighty Joe Young (1949)
7.0
61 metascore

Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

Votes: 4,157

The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,281 | Gross: $18.05M

A Perfect Plan (2012)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A successful woman in love tries to break her family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce, by dashing to the alter with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol

Votes: 7,426

Sara's Notebook (2018)

TV-MA | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Laura Alonso is a Spanish lawyer from Madrid who sets off to Democratic Republic of Congo (center of Africa) after having seen a photo where Sara, her younger sister, appears alive after ... See full summary »

Director: Norberto López Amado | Stars: Belén Rueda, Marian Álvarez, Iván Mendes, Manolo Cardona

Votes: 1,823

Welcome to Norway (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple decide to open a home for refugees in the remote cold mountains of Norway, and gets a lot to deal with.

Director: Rune Denstad Langlo | Stars: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Olivier Mukuta, Slimane Dazi, Henriette Steenstrup

Votes: 967

Resident Evil 5 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sent in by the BSAA, Chris Redfield has a new mission. It takes him into South Africa where he encounters a new horror and relives an old past.

Directors: Toshio Ohashi, Jim Sonzero, Garson Yu | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Eva La Dare, D.C. Douglas, Patricia Ja Lee

Votes: 6,558

The Eagle (2004–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

As more crimes and criminals cross borders, the Danish police creates an international criminal investigation team. The half Icelandic "Ørnen" leads the diverse team of 6. The latest technology (2004-6) is used.

Stars: Jens Albinus, Marina Bouras, Steen Stig Lommer, Janus Nabil Bakrawi

Votes: 1,279

Gabriel and the Mountain (2017)
7.0
69 metascore

Gabriel and the Mountain (2017)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrived in Kenya ... See full summary »

Director: Fellipe Barbosa | Stars: João Pedro Zappa, Caroline Abras, Alex Alembe, Rashidi Athuman

Votes: 778 | Gross: $0.02M

Trader Horn (1931)

Passed | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two white traders in the darkest Africa of the 1870s find a missionary's daughter, who was captured as a child by a savage tribe and now worshiped as a goddess.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Mutia Omoolu

Votes: 817

Empire of Dust (2011)

77 min | Documentary

Lao Yang and Eddy both work for a company called CREC (Chinese Railway Engineering Company). They have just set up camp near the remote mining town of Kolwezi in the Katanga province of the... See full summary »

Director: Bram Van Paesschen

Votes: 297

Nowhere in Africa (2001)
7.6
72 metascore

Nowhere in Africa (2001)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo

Votes: 11,751 | Gross: $6.17M

Supa Modo (2018)

74 min | Drama

Story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.

Director: Likarion Wainaina | Stars: Stycie Waweru, Marrianne Nungo, Nyawara Ndambia, Johnson Gitau Chege

Votes: 162

The White Massai (2005)

131 min | Drama, Romance

A girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai. Carola decides to leave her boyfriend to stay with her lover. There, she has to ... See full summary »

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Katja Flint, Antonio Prester

Votes: 3,454

Disconnect (II) (2018)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

A romantic comedy that brings out the intricacies and absurdities of the Nairobi dating scene.

Directors: David 'Tosh' Gitonga, Michael Jones | Stars: Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Catherine Kamau, Pascal Tokodi

Votes: 17

Darwin's Nightmare (2004)
7.6
84 metascore

Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,208 | Gross: $0.20M

City of Joy (2016)

74 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to ... See full summary »

Director: Madeleine Gavin | Stars: Christine Schuler-Deschryver, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Eve Ensler, Jane Mukunilwa

Votes: 309

The Mercy of the Jungle (2018)

91 min | Drama, War

The Mercy of the jungle is a road movie that deals with wars in Congo through the eyes of two lost soldiers in the jungle by showcasing their struggle, weakness and hope.

Director: Joël Karekezi | Stars: Stéphane Bak, Marc Zinga, Ibrahim Ahmed, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga

Votes: 68

Selina - Telenovela (2018– )

26 min | Drama

Selina, (Ua Kijijini,Mwiba Mjini) is a Kenyan Swahili soap opera and telenovela that airs on Maisha Magic East on Gotv channel 4. It tells the story of Selina (played by Celestine Gachuhi) an intelligent young woman of humble beginnings who has excelled in her fourth form exams and is bound to join university. Her mischievous stepmother, Kristina, crafts a wicked plot to sell her off to work as a... See full summary »

Stars: Douglas Muigai, Kevin Mafumbo, Abel Amunga, Celestine Gachuhi

Votes: 13

Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)
7.6
78 metascore

Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest ... See full summary »

Directors: Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk | Stars: Santino Majok Chuor, Jarrid Geduld, Peter Kon Dut

Votes: 556 | Gross: $0.12M

Makala (2017)
7.8
71 metascore

Makala (2017)

96 min | Documentary

Trials tribulation dreams and aspirations of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo.

Director: Emmanuel Gras | Stars: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo

Votes: 459

Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga | Stars: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 806

Kamchatka (2002)

106 min | Drama

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio, Fernanda Mistral

Votes: 3,072

General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir

Votes: 1,473

East of Sudan (1964)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

During the Mahdist insurrection in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, veteran colonial Private Baker teams up with freshly arrived gentleman Murchison, trying to evacuate from southern Barash the ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Derek Fowlds, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 168

White Shadow (2013)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions.

Director: Noaz Deshe | Stars: Hamisi Bazili, Salum Abdallah, Riziki Ally, James Gayo

Votes: 340

The Silent Army (2008)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

Child soldiers in Africa are at the fore in this tale of a white restaurant owner in an African town bordering a conflict zone. When his son's African friend Abu is abducted, he sets out to... See full summary »

Director: Jean van de Velde | Stars: Marco Borsato, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Thekla Reuten, Andrew Kintu

Votes: 1,120

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