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: 80,926 | 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: 208

Angel (2018)

105 min | Drama, Romance

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, Ronnie Kreeft

Votes: 211

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

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: 173

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: 1,732

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: 127

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: 1,982

Staff Only (2019)

82 min | Drama

A 17-year-old girl spends the Christmas holidays in Senegal with her brother and father. Tired of planned trips and the ceremonious actions of the hotel employees, as well as her father's ... See full summary »

Director: Neus Ballús | Stars: Elena Andrada, Sergi López, Diomaye Augustin Ngom, Ian Samsó

Votes: 53

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: 1,981

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: 701 | Gross: $0.02M

Goodbye Solo (2008)
7.3
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: 5,400 | Gross: $0.87M

Wonderful World (2009)
6.1
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: 2,267 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 614

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: 1,441

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: 411

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: 33

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: 211

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: 350

Tabaski (2019)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

Dakar, a few days before the feast of Tabaski, a painter is shut away in his studio, working on the theme of the ritual sacrifice of the ram. Sketches are hung on clotheslines to dry. The ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Attali | Stars: Christian D'Erneville, Camara Gueye, Eric Torres, Kya Loum

Faat Kiné (2001)
6.7
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: 245 | Gross: $0.02M

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: 432

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: 338

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: 571

Saloum (2020)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

2003, three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.

Director: Jean Luc Herbulot | Stars: Yann Gael, Roger Sallah, Mentor Ba, Bruno Henry

Restless City (2011)
5.7
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: 214

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: 272 | Gross: $0.06M

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: 200

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

Karmen Gei (2001)
6.1
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: 210

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: 75

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)
6.9
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: 112 | Gross: $0.17M

Univitellin (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

Marseille, today. Aminata works as a hairdresser in an Afro hairdressing salon, Badara works as mecanich. When they meet, their love story will change their lives.

Director: Terence Nance | Stars: Aminata M'Bathie, Badara Ngom, Naky Sy Savane, Maman Faso

Votes: 38

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

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

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: 245

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

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: 95

Badou Boy (1970)

56 min | Comedy

Sarcastic look at Senegal's capital following the adventures of a somewhat immoral street urchin.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Laminé Ba, Al Demba Ciss, Christoph Colomb, Aziz Diop Mambéty

Votes: 107

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: 389

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

Elevate (2011)
7.0
67 metascore

Elevate (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

From a basketball academy in Senegal, to the high-pressure world of American prep schools, the film documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African Muslim teenage boys with NBA dreams.

Director: Anne Buford | Stars: Amadou Gallo Fall, Dethie

Votes: 124 | Gross: $0.00M

Amina (2019)

Documentary

As an African immigrant woman living in Istanbul Turkey, Amina is in two minds between her realities and her dreams.

Director: Kivilcim Akay

Indignados (2012)

88 min | Documentary

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Director: Tony Gatlif | Star: Mamebetty Honoré Diallo

Votes: 128

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

Turn It Loose (2009)

96 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

In September 2007, 16 of the world's best b-boys battle one on one in a disused power station in the heart of Soweto, South Africa, to determine who will be the next world champion. TURN IT... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Siddons | Stars: Ronnie Abaldonado, Hong10, Lilou, RoxRite

Votes: 83

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: 207

Ce qu'il reste de la folie (2014)

101 min | Documentary, History

Joris Lachaise takes us to Thiaroye, in a suburb near Dakar, to enter the psychiatric hospital accompanied by writer and filmmaker Khady Sylla who has been admitted there several times. She... See full summary »

Director: Joris Lachaise

Votes: 32

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

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

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