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1. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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45 Metascore

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 160,906 | Gross: $108.36M

2. L'Eclisse (1962)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 11,673

3. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.

Director: Michel Ocelot | Stars: Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sene Sarr, Robert Liensol

Votes: 5,943

4. Call Me Bwana (1963)

93 min | Comedy

5.3
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A returning moon capsule with vital information goes off course and lands in Africa where the little-known Ekele tribesmen find it. Washington orders the great African Authority Matthew ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg, Edie Adams, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 555

5. Trader Horn (1931)

Passed | 122 min | Adventure, Romance

6.5
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Two white traders in the darkest Africa of the 1870s find a missionary's daughter, who was captured as a child by a savage tribe and now worshiped as a goddess.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Mutia Omoolu

Votes: 636

6. Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961)

91 min | Adventure

5.3
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A professor is hired to navigate across Africa in a hot-air balloon to rescue a lost explorer, but a mysterious local villain named "Hindu" commandeers the balloon for his own nefarious purposes.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Mala Powers, Marshall Thompson, James Lanphier, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 89

7. Statues also Die (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A documentary of black art.

Directors: Ghislain Cloquet, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean Négroni, François Mitterrand, Pope Pius XII, Sugar Ray Robinson

Votes: 688

8. La piovra 6 - L'ultimo segreto (1992 TV Mini-Series)

622 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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In Episode 1, The Killing Attempt, police detective Davide Licata survives badly wounded, so much so that his personal and love life will be affected. In Episode 2, The Core, he is tempted ... See full summary »

Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Remo Girone, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Xavier Deluc

Votes: 292

9. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

97 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.8
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65 Metascore

A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.

Director: Sascha Paladino | Stars: Bela Fleck, The Jatta Family, Bassékou Kouyaté, Anania Ngoliga

Votes: 164 | Gross: $0.09M

10. Hollow City (2004)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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A group of children, fleeing the war, is taken to Luanda accompanied by a nun. When they reach the aeroplane, 12-year-old N'Dala decides to leave the group and to reconnoitre the city. The ... See full summary »

Director: Maria João Ganga | Stars: João Roldan, Domingos Fernandes Fonseca, Júlia Botelho, Ana Bustorff

Votes: 183

11. Sound of Tears (2014)

15 min | Short, Action, Drama

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A young woman from a patriarchal community is forced into an arranged marriage to save the family honor.

Director: Dorothy Atabong | Stars: Dorothy Atabong, Edsson Morales, Eugene Paul, Rhoma Spencer

12. The History and Usage of Kanga in East Africa (1991)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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No East African woman can be without a pair. It's the colorful kanga cloths worn by East African women for many occasions. They wear them, for religious ceremonies, social occasions, ... See full summary »

Directors: Fatma Alloo, Leila Sheikh | Stars: Ummie Mahfouda Alley, Chemi Che-Mponda, Muhidin Issa Michuzi, Bibi Titi Mohamed

13. Nossos Irmãos, os Africanos (1963)

85 min | Documentary, Music

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Unofficially sponsored by the Portuguese Government, this documentary is rich in African music and dances, but gives an extended overview of ratiallty integrated black-and-white communities... See full summary »

Director: Ed Keffel

14. World's Fair Spectacular (1965 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Gordon and Sheila MacRae host a tour of the 1965 World's Fair held in New York City. The hosts, along with Al Hirt and the New Christy Minstrels, provide the music while stunt drivers, ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Al Hirt, Gordon MacRae, Sheila MacRae, The New Christy Minstrels

15. Open Windows (1991)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Anne Lewis | Stars: Earl Gilmore, Francisco Gonzalez, Liz Lerman

16. I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1990)

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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This award winning documentary charts the journey of the African woman from slavery in the caribbean to slavery, through music dance and poetry.

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Leonie Forbes

Votes: 9

17. Movement (R)evolution Africa (2007)

65 min | Documentary

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In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers tell stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan | Stars: Beatrice Kombe, Nadia Beugre, Nora Chipaumire, Sello Pesa

18. Nora (2008)

35 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.5
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"Nora" is based on true stories of the dancer Nora Chipaumire, who was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. In the film, Nora returns to the landscape of her childhood and takes a journey through some... See full summary »

Directors: David Hinton, Alla Kovgan | Stars: Nora Chipaumire, Souleymane Badolo

Votes: 23

19. Regresso à Terra do Sol (1967)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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A realistic view of street scenes of Luanda, with no racial segregation, and just a hint of the colonial war by the presence of some soldiers in the esplanades. Some historic monuments, the... See full summary »

Director: José Fonseca e Costa | Star: Artur Costa de Macedo

20. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: A Touch of Murder (1976)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Elderly and lame from birth emperor Claudius is writing his biography and the history of his family. He recalls an encounter with the Sibyl, who recognizes him from his stutter and tells ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 161

21. The Richard Pryor Show (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1977)

Comedy

8.1
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Richard Pryor is a Black samurai, a Mississippi prosecutor, the owner of a pet head, an archeologist in Egypt, a come-from man, and a rock-star from Black Death.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Richard Pryor, Jeff Corey, Charles Fleischer, Roger Jacobs

Votes: 14

22. Celebrity Five Go To... (2011– )
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2011)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Jane McDonald, Christopher Biggins, Sheila Ferguson, Ed Giddins

23. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale (1995)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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As Temba returns to his village bearing a bundle of wood for his mother, members of his village take a stick or two from the bundle for their own use as he passes... See full synopsis »

Director: Ron Myrick | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Paul Winfield, James Avery, Meshach Taylor

24. Roots (2016– )
Episode: Part 1 (2016)

99 min | Drama, History

8.1
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In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, Malachi Kirby, Derek Luke

Votes: 271

25. Roots (2016– )
Episode: Part 3 (2016)

104 min | Drama, History

8.4
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George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Chad L. Coleman, Shannon Lucio, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Regé-Jean Page

Votes: 174

26. So You Think You Can Dance Canada (2008– )
Episode: Top 4 (2008)

120 min | Reality-TV

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Dan Karaty choreographs a hip-hop group performance for Allie, Nico, Natallie, and Miles. Each dancer performs with each other as partners. Top 4 also dance a solo performance.

Directors: Don Weiner, Mike Bickerton | Stars: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tre Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown