'Africa' Movies

This is a list of movies set in Africa, fully or partially. In such films, the viewer is usually treated to exotic locations, sights of wild animals, and unusual customs. Hardships also abound.

Golden Age Hollywood is featured, mainly.
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1.
The Macomber Affair (1947)
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Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo... (89 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
2.
Mogambo (1953)
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On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda. (116 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
3.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
4.
Cairo (1963)
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A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with... (91 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
 
5.
Cairo (1942)
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Reporter Homer Smith accidently draws Marcia Warren into his mission to stop Nazis from bombing Allied Conwoys with robot-planes. (101 mins.)
 
6.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
7.
The Lion (1962)
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Young Tina lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya. While her stepfather... (94 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
8.
Rope of Sand (1949)
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A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead. (104 mins.)
 
9.
Algiers (1938)
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
10.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro. (114 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
11.
Morocco (1930)
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself. (92 mins.)
 
12.
Beau Geste (1939)
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire. (112 mins.)
 
13.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
14.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
15.
Valley of the Kings (1954)
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In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by Ann Mercedes to find the tomb of Ra-Hotep but their quest is marred by intrigue, betrayal, murder and danger. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Pirosh
 
16.
Hatari! (1962)
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways. (157 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
17.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
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During World War 2, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in 5 excavations across Egypt. (96 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
18.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
19.
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
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A small airplane crashes in the sweltering deserts of southern Africa hundreds of miles from civilization... (119 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
20.
The Naked Prey (1965)
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A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended... (96 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
 
21.
Mister Moses (1965)
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In 1960s Kenya, American snake-oil salesman and diamond smuggler Joe Moses is chased out of many villages and pursued by the authorities until fate entrusts him with helping a native tribe that believes he is a holy man. (115 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
22.
Born Free (1966)
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Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have longed lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region... (95 mins.)
Director: James Hill
 
23.
Legend of the Lost (1957)
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American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
24.
The Nun's Story (1959)
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After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II. (149 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
25.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
26.
Out of Africa (1985)
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
27.
Africa Screams (1949)
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Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals... (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
28.
White Cargo (1942)
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The story takes place at a British plantation in Africa where Tandelayo entices all the Brits, especially Harry Witzel. (88 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
29.
The Roots of Heaven (1958)
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In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction... (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
30.
The Garden of Allah (1936)
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The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk. (79 mins.)
 
31.
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
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Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women. (91 mins.)
 
32.
Beyond Mombasa (1956)
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An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died. (90 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
33.
Shout at the Devil (1976)
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During World War One a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. (150 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
 
34.
Under Two Flags (1936)
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Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette... (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
35.
Duel in the Jungle (1954)
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In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter. (97 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
36.
Play Dirty (1969)
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During the Desert War in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot. (118 mins.)
Director: Andre De Toth
 
37.
Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959)
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In the 19th century,during the German colonial rule,railway engineer Robert Adamson arrives in the Kilimanjaro Region to finish building a railroad through hostile territory. (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
38.
Bright Victory (1951)
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After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
39.
Tobruk (1967)
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A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya. (107 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
40.
Simba (1955)
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A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s. (99 mins.)
 
41.
White Mischief (1987)
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A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
42.
Tanganyika (1954)
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In Kenya, in 1903, when escaped murderer Abel McCracken instigates the Nukumbi tribe to raid white settlements, colonist John Gale organizes a human hunt to capture McCracken. (81 mins.)
Director: Andre deToth
 
43.
The Mark of the Hawk (1957)
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The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country... (83 mins.)
Director: Michael Audley
 
44.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
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Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon. (103 mins.)