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1. Congo (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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22 Metascore

When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 35,406 | Gross: $81.02M

2. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 273,710 | Gross: $23.47M

3. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 12,781 | Gross: $2.67M

4. Lumumba (2000)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

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78 Metascore

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,468 | Gross: $0.68M

5. Africa addio (1966)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Horror

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The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Julius Nyerere, Moise Tshombe

Votes: 934

6. Echoes From a Somber Empire (1990)

91 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary examining Bokassa's rule in the Central African Republic using the testimony of witnesses and visits to key sites.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Michael Goldsmith, Werner Herzog, Augustine Assemat, David Dacko

Votes: 365

7. General Idi Amin Dada (1974)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.6
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A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir

Votes: 1,248

8. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 323

9. King Leopold's Ghost (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

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71 Metascore

A documentary about the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium.

Directors: Pippa Scott, Oreet Rees | Stars: Philippe Bergeron, Don Cheadle, James Cromwell, Frank McCourt

Votes: 75

10. White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (2003 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Documentary about how King Leopold II of Belgium acquired Congo as a colony and exploited it by reign of terror.

Director: Peter Bate | Stars: Elie Lison, Roger May, Steve Driesen, Tshilombo Imhotep

Votes: 151

11. 35 Cows and a Kalashnikov (2014)

83 min | Documentary

6.9
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35 COWS AND A KALASHNIKOV is a film about African pride. Directed by Oswald von Richthofen and produced by Roland Emmerich, two old film school friends. It is not a classical documentary ... See full summary »

Directors: Oswald von Richthofen, Gernot Aschoff | Stars: Bar Jala, Kuwedo, Regole, Tanga

Votes: 50

12. Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

8.6
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The story of the hijacking of Air France Flight AF139 on 27 June 1976 from Athens and the subsequent mission to rescue the hostages from the airport terminal at Entebbe in Uganda. The movie... See full summary »

Director: Eyal Sher | Stars: Janet Almog, Michel Bacos, Ehud Barak, Moshe Betser

Votes: 42

13. La légion saute sur Kolwezi (1980)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.7
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May 1978 The mining town of Kolwezi in Katanga, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) is under attack from a group of communist guerillas coming from nearby ... See full synopsis »

Director: Raoul Coutard | Stars: Bruno Cremer, Mimsy Farmer, Giuliano Gemma, Laurent Malet

Votes: 159

14. Lumumba: La mort du prophète (1990)

69 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Documentary about African political leader Patrice Lumumba, who was Prime Minister of Zaire (now Congo) when he was assassinated in 1961.

Director: Raoul Peck | Star: Patrice Lumumba

Votes: 75

15. Kinshasa Symphony (2010)

95 min | Documentary

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The Film "Kinshasa Symphony" shows how people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented:... See full summary »

Directors: Claus Wischmann, Martin Baer | Stars: Joseph Masunda Lutete, Albert Nlanzu Matubanza, Nathalie Angwanguilo Bahati, Armand Wabasolele Diangienda

Votes: 143

16. Uganda Rising (2006)

90 min | Documentary

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Directors: Pete McCormack, Jesse James Miller | Stars: Kavan Smith, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 40

17. Mobutu, roi du Zaïre (1999)

135 min | Documentary

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Thiery Michel takes an in-depth look at the reign of Mobutu Sese Seko. A man of "modest roots" who had a Catholic upbringing, Mobutu was sent to the army by his father for insubordination. ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Michel | Stars: Raymond Barre, Jacques Chirac, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Mobutu Sese Seko

Votes: 160

18. Mountain Gorilla (1992)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Mountain Gorilla takes the viewer to a remote range of volcanic mountains in Rwanda, Africa, described by those who have been there as ""one of the most beautiful places in the world"", and... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Warren | Star: Rebecca Jenkins

Votes: 73

19. Congo vivo (1962)

98 min | Drama

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Director: Giuseppe Bennati | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Jean Seberg, Carla Bizzari, Bachir Touré

Votes: 6

20. Der lachende Mann - Bekenntnisse eines Mörders (1966)

66 min | Documentary, War

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Directors: Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann | Star: Siegfried Müller

Votes: 91

21. Amours exotiques (1927)

Documentary

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This film was made during the shooting of La croisière noire (1926) organized by Citroën-Centre Afrique, second Haardt-Audoin-Dubreuil mission. Part 1 is Zazavindrano, légende de Madagascar and part 2 is L'amour en Afrique.

Director: Léon Poirier | Stars: Suzanne Bianchetti, Laurence Myrga, Rama-Tahé

22. Dimanche à Brazzaville (2011)

52 min | Documentary

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A young radio talk host, Carlos La Menace, unveils in his weekend show three figures of Congo's capital, Brazzaville.

Directors: Enric Bach, Adrià Monés

Votes: 15

23. A Mother's Love: Rosamond Carr and a Lifetime in Rwanda (2010)

Documentary

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The extraordinary story of Rosamond Carr.

Director: Eamonn Gearon | Stars: Rosamund Carr, Kenneth Carr, Zachary Dusingizimana, Cathy Emmerson

24. Une chasse aux buffles dans l'Afrique centrale (1909)

Documentary, Short

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25. Senjô no Ôkami II (1990 Video Game)

Action

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Votes: 22

26. Universum (1987– )
Episode: Mythos Kongo - Im Reich der Menschenaffen (2013)

Documentary

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Star: Otto Clemens

Votes: 8

27. HBO Boxing (1973– )
Episode: The Rumble in the Jungle: Ali vs. Foreman (1974)

TV-14 | Documentary, Sport

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Heavyweights Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fight in Kinshasa, Zaire, for the WBA and WBC championship. Ali upsets Foreman and knocked him out in the eighth round.

Stars: Muhammad Ali, Drew Bundini Brown, Jim Brown, Zach Clayton

Votes: 7