Most Popular "African" Titles
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1. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
2. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
3. Blood Diamond (2006)
R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
4. Predators (2010)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.
5. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
6. Biutiful (2010)
R | 148 min | Drama
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.
7. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, War
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. Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
97 min | Comedy
A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
9. The Constant Gardener (2005)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
11. Rush Hour 3 (2007)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders.
12. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
13. About Schmidt (2002)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.
14. Paris, je t'aime (2006)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
Writers: Tristan Carné, Emmanuel Benbihy, Bruno Podalydès, Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Gus Van Sant, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Christopher Doyle, Rain Li, Gabrielle Keng, Isabel Coixet, Nobuhiro Suwa, Sylvain Chomet, Alfonso Cuarón, Olivier Assayas, Oliver Schmitz, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Wes Craven, Tom Tykwer, Gena Rowlands, Alexander Payne, Nadine Eïd | Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Florence Muller
15. In a Better World (2010)
R | 119 min | Drama
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
16. The Interpreter (2005)
PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller
Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.
17. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.
18. Roar (1981)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Thriller
Ravening jungle beasts assemble in flocks to invade an otherwise quiet home where they chase humans up and down stairways and from one room to another.
20. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Romance, War
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
21. Crossing Over (2009)
R | 113 min | Drama
Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the ... See full summary »
23. A Mighty Heart (2007)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.
25. Thirst (2009)
R | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.
26. In America (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.
29. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.
30. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.
Creators: Nicholas Boxer, Ted Turner, Thom Beers, Bob Forward, Phil Harnage, Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Y.E. Pyle, Cassandra Schafhausen | Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton
31. The Dogs of War (1980)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
33. The Wild Geese (1978)
R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African president from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.
34. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Unrated | 114 min | Drama, War
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
37. The First Grader (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
38. Flirting (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, ... See full summary »
39. Outrage (2010)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.
40. Burning Palms (2010)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Thriller
A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.
41. Legionnaire (1998)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »
42. Desert Flower (2009)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN ... See full summary »
43. Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)
PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.
44. Besieged (1998)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in ... See full summary »
45. A Dry White Season (1989)
R | 97 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »
47. Shaitan (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama
Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident.
48. Kaminey: The Scoundrels (2009)
130 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.
49. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
50. Days of Glory (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.