The following is a list of African films. It is arranged alphabetically by country of origin.


Main article: List of Algerian films


Main article: List of Angolan films


Main article: List of Beninese films


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1980 The Gods Must Be Crazy Jamie Uys comedy the first of The Gods Must Be Crazy film series
1989 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Jamie Uys comedy part of The Gods Must Be Crazy film series

Burkina Faso

Main article: List of Burkinabé films


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1992 Gito l'ingrat Léonce Ngabo


Main article: List of Cameroonian films

Cape Verde

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2000 Amílcar Cabral Ana Ramos Lisoba documentary

Central African Republic

Main article: List of Central African films


Main article: List of Chadian films

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Main article: Cinema of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo, Republic

Main article: List of Republic of Congo films


Year Title Director Genre Notes
2011 Laan = girls, friends = Les copines Lula Ali Ismail drama



Main article: List of Egyptian films

Equatorial Guinea

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2015 Aricó caliente Raimundo Bernabé Nnandong drama


2016 Desamparad@s Raimundo Bernabé Nnandong drama



Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001 White Hotel Dianne Griffin, Tobi Solvang documentary


Main article: List of Ethiopian films


Main article: List of Gabonese films



Year Title Director Genre Notes
1952 The Boy Kumasenu Sean Graham
1980 Love Brewed in the African Pot Kwaw Ansah
1987 Zinabu William Akuffo and Richard Quartey
1993 Sankofa Haile Gerima drama This film is Burkinabé,[clarification needed] but shot in Ghana.
2005 Emmanuel's Gift Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern documentary
2006 Run Baby Run Emmanuel Apea action
2006 A Goat's Tail Julius Amedume
2007 Princess Tyra Frank Rajah Arase drama
2009 A Sting in a Tale Shirley Frimpong-Manso thriller
2010 Coz Ov Moni King Luu musical
2010 Sinking Sands Leila Djansi drama
2011 An African Election Jarreth and Kevin Merz documentary
2011 Ties That Bind Leila Djansi drama
2012 Contract Shirley Frimpong-Manso
2013 Coz Ov Moni 2 (FOKN Revenge) King Luu musical
2015 Heaven Abu Idi - Haus of Euphorium thriller


Main article: List of Guinean films


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1988 Mortu Nega Flora Gomes historical drama

Ivory Coast

Main article: List of Ivorian films


Main article: List of Kenyan films



Year Title Director Genre Notes
1972 When Fate Hardens
(also known as Destiny is Very Hard)
Abdella Zarok feature film [4]
1974 The Road Mohamed Shaaban feature film [4]
1976 Mohammad, Messenger of God
(also known as The Message)
Moustapha Akkad biographical adventure drama
1977 Les Ambassadeurs Naceur Ktar drama
1977 The Green Light (al-Daw’ al-Akhdar) Abedalla Mushbahi [4]
1981 Lion of the Desert Moustapha Akkad biographical war drama
1983 Battle of Tagrift (Ma’rakat Taqraft) Mushafa Kashem and Mohamed Ayad Driza war drama [4]
1985 The Bomb Shell (al-Shaziya)
(also known as The Splinter)
Mohamed Ferjani [4]
1986 Love in Narrow Alleys (Hub fi al-aziqa al-dayiqa) Muhamad Abd al-Jalil Qanidi [5]
1993/4 Symphony of Rain (Ma’azufatu al-matar) Abdella Zarok [4]


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1988 Tabataba Raymond Rajaonarivelo
2004 Souli Alexander Abela drama


Year Title Director Genre Notes
2003 Lifecycles: A Story of AIDS in Malawi Sierra Bellows, Doug Karr documentary


Main article: List of Malian films


Main article: List of Mauritanian films


Main article: List of Mauritian films


Main article: List of Moroccan films


Main article: List of Mozambican films


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1989 Red Scorpion Joseph Zito action adventure
2007 Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Charles Burnett drama
2009 Rider without a Horse Tim Huebschle short film
2011 Looking for Iilonga Tim Huebschle short film
2015 Katutura Florian Schott drama
2019 Hairareb Oshoveli Shipoh drama
2019 #LANDoftheBRAVEfilm Tim Huebschle thriller
2020 Walking Forward Tim Huebschle, Ndinomholo Ndilula web series


Main article: List of Nigerien films


Main article: List of Nigerian films


Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001 100 Days Nick Hughes drama
2004 Hotel Rwanda Terry George historical drama war
2005 Sometimes in April Raoul Peck historical drama war television film
2007 Munyurangabo Lee Isaac Chung
2012 Ibara Tom Nkusi/Emmy Ruzindana action

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Sierra Leone

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2000 Cry Freetown Sorious Samura documentary
2005 Blood Diamond Edward Zwick documentary
2012 SALAY Ali Kamanda short-film


Main article: List of Somali films

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1987 Geedka nolosha Abdulkadir Ahmed Said
1992 La Conchiglia Abdulkadir Ahmed Said

South Africa

Main article: List of South African films

South Sudan


Year Title Director Genre Notes
2005 God Grew Tired of Us Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker documentary


Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001 Maangamizi: The Ancient One Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill drama
2003 Bongoland Josiah Kibira


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1972 Kouami Metonou Do Kokou short
1979 Au rendez-vous du rêve abêti Kodjo Goncalves short documentary
1986 The Blooms of Banjeli Carlyn Saltman short documentary
1988 Bawina Minza Bataba short
1991 Ashakara Gérard Louvin
1994 Femmes aux yeux ouverts Anne-Laure Folly documentary
1996 Les Oubliées Anne-Laure Folly documentary
1999 Sarah Maldoror ou la nostalgie de l'utopie Anne-Laure Folly documentary
2002 Le Dilemme d'Eya Adjiké Assouma short drama


Main article: List of Tunisian films


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1998 Guns for Sale Richard Alwyn documentary
2001 ABC Africa Abbas Kiarostami documentary
2006 Invisible Children short documentary
2010 Who Killed Captain Alex? Nabwana IGG action film
2010 Yogera Donald Mugisha drama film
2011 Hello Usama Mukwaya short
2011 State Research Bureau
2012 The Life Nana Kagga drama film
2013 In Just Hours Usama Mukwaya short [6]
2013 The Route
2014 Bala Bala Sese
2015 Tiktok Usama Mukwaya short
2015 Sipi
2016 Queen of Katwe Mira Nair sports drama
2016 Bad Black Nabwana IGG action film
2017 Kony: Order from Above Steve T. Ayeny war film
2018 Veronica's Wish Rehema Nanfuka feature film Drama film
2018 BreadWinner Ochwo emmax short film Drama film
2021 Black Glove Angella Emurwon Mystery-thriller

Produced at Sebamala Arts in conjunction with SOLOFX in Uganda.

Western Sahara

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1976 Sahara Occidental indépendance ou génocide? Collective direction documentary [7]
2011 Wilaya Pedro Pérez Rosado drama
2012 La Badil (No Other Choice) Dominic Brown short documentary


Year Title Director Genre Notes
1996 Macadam tribu José Zeka Laplaine


Main article: List of Zambian films


Main article: List of Zimbabwean films

See also


  1. ^ "Catalogue African Studies Centre". Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  2. ^ "Catalogue African Studies Centre". Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  3. ^ "Catalogue African Studies Centre". Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Hans-Christian Mahnke and Ramadan Salim, On Film and cinema in Libya – Interview with Libyan film critic and festival director Ramadan Salim, African Film Festival, Inc., 2014.
  5. ^ Film in Libya, in Annette Kuhn & Guy Westwell, A Dictionary of Film Studies, Oxford University Press, online version, 2012.
  6. ^ "In Just Hours | Ugscreen | Ugandan Movies, Actors, Movie News". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  7. ^ "SAHARA OCCIDENTAL INDÉPENDANCE OU GÉNOCIDE ? - Bruno MUEL - 1976". Ciné-Archives (in French). Retrieved 17 December 2023.