Movies about Africa

Movies about Africa
List of the best movies about Africa, selected by visitors to our site: Beasts of No Nation, Black Panther, Tourist, Agora, District 9, Small Country: An African Childhood, Machine Gun Preacher, The Legend of Tarzan, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Mia and the White Lion.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Fathers, Mothers
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Relationship, Weapon
PlaceSchool, Jungle, Africa
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Kings, Spy, Strong women
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Chase, Technology
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, Jungle, Africa
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel, By comics, Oscars, Tense

King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

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Genreaction
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes
PlaceAfrica

Story of Russian military advisors in the Central African Republic

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountrySpain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration02:06
PlotOn real events, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleSoulful, Philosophical, Epic, Touching

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration01:52
CharactersAliens
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Travel, UFO, Alien invasion
PlaceAfrica
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Birds
PlotDancing, Wedding, Birthday, Elections
PlaceAfrica, Beach, Cemetery

Gabriel, aged 10, lives in a comfortable ex-pat neighborhood in Burundi, his ‘small country’. Gabriel is a normal kid, happy, carefree and having adventures with his friends and little sister. Then in 1993, tensions in neighboring Rwanda spill over, threatening his family and his innocence.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersBikers, Heroes, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes
PlaceAfrica
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Australia
Duration02:19
CharactersKings, Snipers, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Fight, Slavery, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Ships, Mountains, Africa
StyleUnexpected ending

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Students, Poor
PlotOn real events, Survival, Fate, Hunger, Radio
PlaceSchool, Africa, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Depressive

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Germany, South Africa, Luxembourg, Monaco, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Animals, Family, Lions, Farmers
PlaceAfrica, Nature reserves

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary
CountryFrance, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Heroes, Birds
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceSea, Nature, Ocean, Africa, France

The cameras of Jacques Perrin fly with migratory birds: geese, storks, cranes. The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the Arctic; the flight is a community event for each species. Once in the Arctic, it's family time: courtship, nests, eggs, fledglings, and first flight. Chicks must soon fly south. Bad weather, hunters, and pollution take their toll. Then, the cameras go

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersNurses
PlotLove, War, Obsession, Expeditions, Fate
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryBelgium, USA
Duration01:30
PlotAdventure
PlaceNature, Africa
StyleFascinating, Serious

A documentary that leads the audience from Namibia to Kilimanjaro to explore the African wildlife.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersChildrens, Parents, Poor, Widows
PlotOn real events, Chess, Supernatural, Chase, Happiness
PlaceParallel worlds, Africa, USA, Small cities
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:08
CharactersNurses
PlotFuneral
PlaceAfrica
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Kilian is a young man who has never left the mountains of Huesca which saw him grow up. In 1953 he will travel to the exotic island of Fernando Poo to work in a cacao field alongside his father and his brother. During 20 years in this island he will undertake a journey towards maturity and knowledge, but will also have to deal with pain and loss.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersHeroes, Military, Slaves, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Slavery
PlaceDeserts
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGods, Jews, Slaves, Prophets, Mothers
PlotAdventure, Slavery, Religious, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Deserts
StyleEpic

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryDenmark
Duration01:25
CharactersAnimals, Gangsters, Lifeguards, Family, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Vacation, Chase, Parenting
PlaceAfrica

This time our already familiar family moves to Africa in order to save endangered wildlife.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Qatar
Duration01:40
PlotSoccer, Motorcycles, Life, Family life
PlaceCourt, Africa, Deserts
StyleGloomy, Makes me think, Serious

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration01:28
CharactersLions, Friends
PlotSoccer, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceAfrica
StyleSoulful, Touching

The extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:21
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceAfrica
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown. While Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:23
CharactersJournalists, Photographers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Revolution, Treasures, Gems
PlaceAfrica
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration01:28
CharactersGods, Demons, Heroes, Immortals
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Life after death, Chase, Mythology
PlaceEgypt, Deserts, Pyramid
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotLove, On real events, Vacation
PlaceVillage, Africa, Deserts
StyleFascinating, Serious

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 adapt to the Masai's way of life and get used to their food which includes milk mixed with blood. She also has to face her husband's attitude towards women and what he expects from a wife. Nonetheless, Carola is welcomed warmly into the tribe she has chosen to join.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Africa, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersHackers, Hired assassins, Thieves, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Skirmishes
PlaceAircraft, Party, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a master assassin and his team of killers. Armed with her own set of lethal skills, Alex looks to exact revenge for her murdered friends while uncovering the truth.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceAfrica
StyleTo cry, By books, Heavy, Touching, Serious

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Skirmishes, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceEngland, France, Night Clubs
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Liberia
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Military, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Death
PlaceSchool, Africa
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, USA, France
Duration02:04
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Treasures
PlaceShips, Africa, Deserts, Beach
StyleExciting

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersLions
PlotOn real events
PlaceAfrica

An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.





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