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1 Captain Phillips (2013)

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

7.9/10 218,114
2 Hotel Rwanda (2004)

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

8.2/10 203,226
3 The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

7.7/10 120,766
4 Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

8.1/10 79,157
5 Ali (2001)

A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

6.7/10 66,634
6 Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

6.9/10 43,375
7 Out of Africa (1985)

In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

7.2/10 39,926
8 Fair Game (2010)

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

6.8/10 32,708
9 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988)

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

7.0/10 15,834
10 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

7.1/10 12,203
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11 Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001) 7.7/10 9,612
12 Amelia (2009) 5.8/10 8,482
13 Total Eclipse (1995) 6.5/10 8,416
14 Lion of the Desert (1981) 8.3/10 7,114
15 Desert Flower (2009) 7.4/10 6,626
16 The First Grader (2010) "   2,213
17 William & Kate (2011 TV movie) 4.8/10 1,754
18 Shaka Zulu (1986 TV mini-series) 7.7/10 1,702
19 Gandhi, My Father (2007) 7.4/10 1,125
20 Don King: Only in America (1997 TV movie) 7.1/10 1,031
21 Silent Night (2002 TV movie) 7.8/10 826
22 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010 documentary) 7.7/10 704
23 The Singing Nun (1966) 6.0/10 670
24 Karol, un Papa rimasto uomo (2006 TV movie) 6.6/10 457
25 Christopher Columbus (1985 TV mini-series) 7.6/10 415
26 Sing Your Song (2011 documentary) 7.4/10 332
27 Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981) 6.0/10 289
28 Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013 documentary) 7.8/10 278
29 Albert Schweitzer (2009) 6.0/10 217
30 Mandela (1996 documentary) 6.8/10 211
31 Mama Africa (2011 documentary) 7.0/10 188
32 I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 documentary) 7.3/10 175
33 Feuerherz (2008) 6.0/10 174
34 Atletu (2009) 6.6/10 147
35 Saint-Ex (1996) 5.3/10 128
36 Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story (2011 documentary) 7.3/10 110
37 Matter of Heart (1986 documentary) 7.7/10 68
38 Lumumba: La mort du prophète (1990 documentary) 7.6/10 62
39 Albert Schweitzer (1957 documentary) 6.4/10 44
40 A Lot Like You (2012 documentary) 8.4/10 31
41 Carl Peters (1941) 5.9/10 30
42 Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (2000 TV documentary) 7.4/10 29
43 Nora (2008 short) 7.5/10 24
44 The American Experience (1988 TV series documentary)
Episode: Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind
"   13
45 Kony 2012, Part II: Beyond Famous (2012 documentary short) 2.9/10 "  
46 Livingstone (1925) 3.9/10 12
47 Satchmo the Great (1957 documentary) 7.0/10 9
48 Sustaining Life (2009 documentary) 7.4/10 7
49 Løvinden (2004 TV documentary) 8.0/10 6
50 Store danskere (2003 TV series documentary)
51 A Warm Heart (2005 short)
52 Prince Paul Royal Exile (????)
53 Du bist mein Afrika. Eine schwarz-weiße Liebesgeschichte (2008 documentary)
54 The Translator (????)
55 Cielo e sabbia (2012)
56 The Teacher's Country (2013 documentary)
57 The Rwandan Night (2013 documentary)
58 Il Ritorno del Cigno (2014 TV documentary)
59 Kalanda: The Knowledge of the Bush (2014 documentary)

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