Wolof (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
Biutiful (2010)
7.5
58 metascore

Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 80,426 | Gross: $5.10M

Atlantics (2019)
7.6
79 metascore

Atlantics (2019)

104 min | Drama

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Suleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow

Votes: 161

He Even Has Your Eyes (2016)

95 min | Comedy

When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.

Director: Lucien Jean-Baptiste | Stars: Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Aïssa Maïga, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 1,673

ZeroZeroZero

Drama | Post-production

A shipment of cocaine is smuggled from South America to Europe.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Gabriel Byrne, Érick Israel Consuelo

Angel (2018)

105 min | Drama

Un Ange follows the encounter of a prostitute, Fae, and a world-famous athlete, Thierry.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Fatou N'Diaye, Paul Bartel, Aïcha Cissé

Votes: 179

Amin (2018)

91 min | Drama

NIne years ago, Amin came from Senegal to work in France, leaving his wife Aisha and their three children behind. In France, there is nothing but work for him, no friends but the people he lives with at his workers' home.

Director: Philippe Faucon | Stars: Moustapha Mbengue, Emmanuelle Devos, Mareme N'Diaye, Noureddine Benallouche

Votes: 117

City Life (1990)

251 min | Drama

A kaleidoscopic panorama of the world.A visual anthology of twelve short stories by twelve innovative directors from all over the world.

Directors: Alejandro Agresti, Gábor Altorjay, José Luis Guerín, Clemens Klopfenstein, Tato Kotetishvili, William Mbaye Ousmane, Eagle Pennell, Dirk Rijneke, Mrinal Sen, Mildred Van Leeuwaarden, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Carlos Reichenbach, Béla Tarr

Votes: 1,972

Touki Bouki (1973)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop

Votes: 1,947

Wonderful World (2009)
6.2
48 metascore

Wonderful World (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

Director: Joshua Goldin | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Kenneth Williams, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 2,266 | Gross: $0.01M

Goodbye Solo (2008)
7.4
89 metascore

Goodbye Solo (2008)

R | 91 min | Drama

Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Lane 'Roc' Williams

Votes: 5,388 | Gross: $0.87M

Faat Kiné (2001)
7.1
81 metascore

Faat Kiné (2001)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Venus Seye, Mame Ndoumbé, Ndiagne Dia, Mariama Balde

Votes: 244 | Gross: $0.02M

Hyenas (1992)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Dramaan is the most popular man in Colobane, but when a woman from his past, now exorbitantly wealthy, returns to the town, things begin to change.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Ami Diakhate, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mansour Diouf, Calgou Fall

Votes: 687

Xala (1975)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

A corrupt politician is cursed with impotence on the night of his third wedding after embezzling 100 tons of rice.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb, Fatim Diagne

Votes: 1,434

Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

Votes: 602

Restless City (2011)
5.9
59 metascore

Restless City (2011)

R | 80 min | Drama, Music

Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.

Director: Andrew Dosunmu | Stars: Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Hervé Diese, Momo Dione, Ger Duany

Votes: 212

Guelwaar (1992)

115 min | Drama

Burial of a Christian political activist in a Muslim cemetary forces a conflict imbued with religious fervor. A satiric portrayal of religion and politics, sometimes humorous, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Abou Camara, Marie Augustine Diatta, Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Moustapha Diop

Votes: 270 | Gross: $0.06M

Emitaï (1971)

103 min | Drama

As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Andongo Diabon, Robert Fontaine, Michel Renaudeau, Ousmane Camara

Votes: 207

Mandabi (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption, greed, problematic family members, the locals and the changing from... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Makhouredia Gueye, Ynousse N'Diaye, Isseu Niang, Serigne N'Diayes

Votes: 426

Go Home - A casa loro (2018)

84 min | Horror

In the course of a demonstration in Rome against the opening of a refugee camp, an apocalypse of zombies breaks out.

Director: Luna Gualano | Stars: Antonio Bannò, Sidy Diop, Shiek Dauda, Cyril Dorand Domche Nzeugang

Votes: 27

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama, Family

A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Moussa Baldé, Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Dieynaba Laam

Votes: 561

Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

157 min | Drama, War

In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.

Directors: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Ismaila Cissé, Ababacar Sy Cissé

Votes: 405

Spiral (III) (2018)

15 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

Two hours before Karim and Dan are going on a trip to Argentina, Dan leaves their apartment and disappears without any trace. Karim sets out to locate him and face the world, Dan managed to hide.

Director: Gustav Olsson | Stars: Alexander Abdallah, Emil Lindberg, Pär Malmström, Alioune Ndaw

Votes: 7

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)
7.0
59 metascore

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

Senegalese pop sensation Youssou Ndour has spent the last 20 years in the spotlight as a world-renowned musician and the iconic representative "voice of Africa." At the height of his career... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Moustapha Mbaye, Kabou Guèye

Votes: 109 | Gross: $0.17M

The Milk System (2017)

90 min | Documentary

There's one thing milk stands for - health. It's seen as natural and nutrient-rich. But is it really that healthy? We set out to take a critical look at the milk system. Along the way we'll... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Pichler | Star: Karim Cherif

Votes: 94

Born in Gambia (2018)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Natxo Leuza

Waiting for Barcelona (2018)

85 min | Documentary

Love affairs, friendships and the police on his heels. One of Europe's young homeless men lets us into his life on Barcelona's streets.

Director: Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

Votes: 47

Karmen Gei (2001)
6.4
67 metascore

Karmen Gei (2001)

86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.

Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka | Stars: Djeïnaba Diop Gaï, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Doss

Votes: 207

A Thousand Suns (2013)

45 min | Documentary

Magaye Niang, the main actor of Senegalese film classic Touki Bouki (1973), is an average farmer today. After a screening of the film he recalls his first love, who left the country years ago.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Magaye Niang, Wasis Diop, Ben D. Beye, Joe Ouakam

Votes: 74

Atlantiques (2009)

Not Rated | 16 min | Documentary, Short

Directed by Mati Diop (35 rhums), Atlantiques recounts the odyssey of Senegalese friends who attempt a life-threatening boat crossing. Melancholic and mysterious, the film urgently and elegantly addresses the perils of illegal migration.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Alpha Diop, Cheikh M'Baye, Ouli Seck, Serigne Seck

Votes: 94

La pirogue (2012)
6.7
74 metascore

La pirogue (2012)

87 min | Drama

A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malaminé 'Yalenguen' Dramé, Balla Diarra

Votes: 335

Le franc (I) (1994)

Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy

A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Dieye Ma, Aminata Fall, Demba Bâ

Votes: 204

Little Senegal (2000)

97 min | Drama

After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Traoré

Votes: 388

Touba (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History

'Touba' reveals a different face of Islam by chronicling Sufi Muslims' annual pilgrimage to the Senegalese city of Touba. With unprecedented access and dynamic 16mm cinematography, this ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Sahr Ngaujah, M.C. Solaar

Votes: 13

Ordinary Gods (2019)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Ordinary Gods is a feature-length documentary exploring the lives and sacrifices of the world's most promising professional soccer players.

Director: Pascui Rivas | Stars: Oliver Burke, Gastón Guruceaga, Emanuel Mammana, Alhassane Sylla

Tableau ferraille (1997)

Not Rated | 92 min

Tells the story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall. Daam, a well-intentioned but vacillating European-trained politician must choose between two social paradigms exemplified ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Ismaël Lô, Ndèye Fatou Ndaw, Thierno Ndiaye Doss, Ahmed Attia

Votes: 48

Indignados (2012)

88 min | Documentary

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Director: Tony Gatlif | Star: Mamebetty Honoré Diallo

Votes: 127

Those Who Feel the Fire Burning (2014)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Drama

A story, told by the wandering ghost of a dead man, about the hopeless existence of refugees stuck at the edge of Europe.

Director: Morgan Knibbe

Votes: 244

Police Beat (2005)
6.7
58 metascore

Police Beat (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

An African-born bicycle cop encounters strange and mysterious situations on his police beat in urban Seattle.

Director: Robinson Devor | Stars: Pape Sidy Niang, Allan Armstrong, Eric Breedlove, Ingrid Sanai Buron

Votes: 349

Refugee (I) (2016)

28 min | Documentary, Short

'Refugee' tells the story of a West African woman who left her five children in 2003 in order to come to the US and provide them with a better future.

Directors: Joyce Chen, Emily Moore

Votes: 8

The Price of Forgiveness (2001)

90 min | Drama

Mythical story about a fishing village on the south coast of Senegal. Two men in the village are both in love with the same beautiful girl.

Director: Mansour Sora Wade | Stars: Hubert Koundé, Rokhaya Niang, Gora Seck, Alioune Ndiaye

Votes: 99

Fonko (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Music

In the Manding language Fonko means "the thing", in Wolof "to take care of each other". The great musical revolution of today takes place in Africa, where urban club music is merging with ... See full summary »

Directors: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Olsson | Stars: Nneka Egbuna, Sister Fa, Neo Muyanga, Wanlov The Kubulor

Votes: 43

Seye Seyeti (1980)

85 min

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Director: Ben Diogaye Beye | Star: Dieynaba Niang

Aujourd'hui (I) (2012)

86 min | Drama

Satché is about to die. He decides to make his last day on this world the day of his life.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Saul Williams, Djolof Mbengue, Anisia Uzeyman, Aïssa Maïga

Votes: 201

African Underground: Democracy in Dakar (2009)

69 min | Documentary

African Underground: Democracy in Dakar is about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine, Christopher Moore

Votes: 9

Nocturno: Ghosts of the Sea in Port (2017)

72 min | Adventure

Senegalese, Indonesian and Galician sailors from the Spanish fishing vessel ILHA BRAVA, fight a silent battle in body and soul during their long, empty hours docked in the port of ... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Fernández-Pulpeiro | Stars: Iria Acevedo, Budi Arip, Carlos González Arrocha, Cimu

Under the Starry Sky (2013)

87 min | Drama

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Director: Dyana Gaye | Stars: Ralph Amoussou, Marème Demba Ly, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Babacar M'Baye Fall

Votes: 74

Saint Louis Blues (2009)

48 min | Drama

This sweet musical takes us on a cross-country trip through Senegal, from Dakar to Saint Louis in a battered taxi, as passengers sing their stories.

Director: Dyana Gaye | Stars: Umban Gomez de Kset, Mbègne Kassé, Anne Jeanine Barboza, Bigué N'Doye

Votes: 46

Mossane (1996)

105 min | Drama

Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer's son who plans to drag her ... See full summary »

Director: Safi Faye | Stars: Magou Seck, Isseu Niang, Moustapha Yade, Abou Camara

Votes: 75

The Revolution Won't Be Televised (2016)

110 min | Documentary

Old men who brutally and relentlessly cling on to their roles as heads of state have become colossally negative images in many countries of Africa, including Senegal. When President ... See full summary »

Director: Rama Thiaw

Votes: 28

Yoole (Le sacrifice) (2011)

75 min | Documentary

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Director: Moussa Sene Absa

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