Movies about Africa

Movies about Africa
List of the best movies about Africa, selected by visitors to our site: Endangered Species, The Lawnmower Man, The Hairdresser's Husband, Mad Buddies, Far from Men, I Am Not a Witch, Close, Zulu, Holiday in the Wild, Blue Crush 2.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Endangered Species (2021)
CharactersAnimals, Family, Tourists, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Hunting, Vacation
PlaceAfrica, Nature reserves

Jack Halsey takes his wife, their adult kids, and a friend for a dream vacation in Kenya. But as they venture off alone into a wilderness park, their safari van is flipped over by an angry rhino, leaving them injured and desperate. Then, as two of them go in search of rescue, a bloody, vicious encounter with a leopard and a clan of hyenas incites a desperate fight for survival.

The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersLosers, Inventors
PlotRevenge, Virtual Reality, Internet, Technology
PlaceFantastic worlds, Laboratory
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Love triangle
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching

The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We are unsure what Antoine has done with his life, however we know he has fulfilled his childhood ambition, to marry a haidresser.

Mad Buddies (2012)
Markimdb: 4
CountrySouth Africa
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotRevenge, Fight, Rivalry

Two sworn enemies, Boetie (Leon Schuster) and Beast (Kenneth Nkosi) are forced to do a road trip together on foot, only to discover that they have been conned into being part of a TV reality show.

Far from Men (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, western, military
CharactersHorses, Teachers
PlotSurvival, Travel, Hostage, Uprising
PlaceSchool, Mountains, Africa
StyleFascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.

I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Zambia
CharactersWitch, Genie, Tourists
PlotSlavery, Justice, Freedom

Convicted of witchcraft, 8-year-old Shula is brought to live in a penal colony where witches do hard labor in service of the government in this ravishing and revelatory feature debut. I Am Not a Witch is the rare satire that inspires laughter and tears within the span of a single scene.

Close (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Hackers, Strong women, Bodyguards, Fish
PlotSkirmishes, Cars, Weapon, Chase, Conspiracies
PlaceAfrica, Deserts, Castle, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Soulful, Tense

A counter-terrorism expert takes a job protecting a young heiress. After an attempted kidnapping puts both of their lives in danger, they must flee.

Zulu (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, South Africa
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain.

Holiday in the Wild (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersAnimals, Elephants, Artists
PlotTravel, Divorce
PlaceNature, Africa, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Cute, Soulful, Touching

When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose and potential romance.

Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Surfers
PlotFriendship, Surfing
PlaceOcean, Africa, Beach
StyleTo cry, Serious

Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.

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Breathe (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Horses, Disabled people, Newlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Time travel, Chess
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Africa, England, Party
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Touching, Sad ones

Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountrySweden, United Kingdom, Finland
CharactersMusicians, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Happiness, Fate, Elections
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.

Safe House (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special agents, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Conspiracies
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious, For men

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Paradise: Love (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
CountryAustria, France, Germany
CharactersCrocodiles, Tourists
PlaceAfrica, Beach
StyleSoulful, Explicit scenes, Makes me think, Serious

On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one Beach Boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next and finally she must recognize: On the beaches of Kenya love is a business.

African Safari (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryBelgium, USA
PlaceNature, Africa
StyleFascinating, Serious

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

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountryUnited Kingdom
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.

Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, adventure
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Volcanoes, Expeditions, Treasures
PlaceMountains, Africa
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Serious

Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of the same name.

Soul boy (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
CountryKenya, Germany
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And then one drunken night his father gambles away his own soul.

Magic Journey to Africa (2010)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship

Jana’s magical journey to Africa contains a deep message about friendship, love, passion, nature and imagination. It is a spiritual journey for adults and a magical one for kids, full of mysteries, adventures and discoveries

Exit Marrakech (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, adventure
PlaceMountains, Africa, Deserts
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and son will lose each other for good, or find one another again.