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, Small Country: An African Childhood, Tourist, The Legend of Tarzan, Queen of Katwe, Mia and the White Lion, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Machine Gun Preacher, Palm Trees in the Snow.

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

Genre
Country
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

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.

Black Panther (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

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.

Small Country: An African Childhood (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium

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.

Tourist (2021)
Mark
Genreaction
CountryRussia

Story of Russian military advisors in the Central African Republic

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration02:19

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.

Queen of Katwe (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

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

Mia and the White Lion (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Germany, South Africa, Luxembourg, Monaco, USA
Duration01:38

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

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:34

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

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:08

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.

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Africa United (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration01:28

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.

Blood Diamond (2006)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:23

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.

Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Liberia
Duration01:37

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

Duma (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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

Shooting Dogs (2006)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:55

Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.

Sahara (2005)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration02:04

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.

The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:01

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.

The White Massai (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:11

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.

Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration02:01

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:50

Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

Tears of the Sun (2003)
Duration02:01

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.

Endangered Species (2021)

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.

Mediterranea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, USA, Germany, Qatar

Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:53

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.

Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany, South Africa
Duration01:31

Brandon Beckett (Collins), the son of the previous Sniper film's star Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), takes up the mantle set by his father and goes on a mission of his own.

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:34

After young Kirra leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the lonely whale Willy--and embarks on a great quest to lead the little guy back to his anxious pod.

Close (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07

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.

Lemon (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his blind girlfriend.

Beti and Amare (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain, Romania, Germany, Canada, Ethiopia
Duration01:34

'Beti and Amare' is a historical science-fiction film set in 1936 Ethiopia. Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the peaceful south of Ethiopia. As the Italians march ever closer Beti has to battle hunger, thirst, and the unwelcome sexual advances of the local militia. When the situation threatens to escalate towards the unthinkable, a spaceship cracks through the clouds... its cargo... love.

The Gunman (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.




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