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1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 726,104 | Gross: $312.90M

2. The Lion King (2019)

Animation, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

CG-animated re-imagining of the 1994 Walt Disney classic The Lion King.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, James Earl Jones

3. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

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

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: 287,342 | Gross: $23.47M

4. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

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

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 155,320 | Gross: $17.61M

5. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 83,446 | Gross: $58.20M

6. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 57,598 | Gross: $87.10M

7. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

Votes: 117,914 | Gross: $33.58M

8. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani

Votes: 49,156 | Gross: $38.62M

9. Congo (1995)

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

5.1
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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: 36,785 | Gross: $81.02M

10. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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51 Metascore

A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 24,408 | Gross: $50.63M

11. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 9,861 | Gross: $14.00M

12. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.6
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 4,466

13. Primeval (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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35 Metascore

A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 11,622 | Gross: $10.60M

14. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 6,256

15. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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59 Metascore

When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Steven Robertson, Alan King

Votes: 12,499 | Gross: $0.02M

16. King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Passed | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Action

6.9
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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.

Directors: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas

Votes: 4,719

17. Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero

Votes: 4,215

18. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 2,940 | Gross: $4.01M

19. Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier, Michael Conrad

Votes: 1,700

20. I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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33 Metascore

Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Liam Aiken, Garrett Strommen

Votes: 3,933 | Gross: $6.54M

21. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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56 Metascore

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

Votes: 3,740 | Gross: $0.33M

22. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,318

23. Paradies: Liebe (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

7.1
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65 Metascore

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 6,745 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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72 Metascore

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo

Votes: 11,186 | Gross: $6.17M

25. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,010 | Gross: $0.20M

26. Stanley and Livingstone (1939)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Henry King, Otto Brower | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,061

27. Watusi (1959)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure

5.8
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Alan Quartermain's son comes to Africa to find the treasure his father was unable to bring home.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: George Montgomery, Taina Elg, David Farrar, Rex Ingram

Votes: 197

28. The Kitchen Toto (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

6.3
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The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Bob Peck, Edwin Mahinda, Phyllis Logan, Nicholas Charles

Votes: 192 | Gross: $0.10M

29. Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959)

91 min | Adventure

5.7
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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.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 238

30. An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

6.0
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Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Vinay Inambar, Joab Collins

Votes: 103

31. The Hadza: Last of the First (2014)

71 min | Documentary

8.1
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The film takes a look at human origins in the very place of our origins, Africa's Rift Valley, where one of the world's last remaining hunter-gatherer groups, the Hadza, have lived ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Benenson | Stars: Alyssa Crittenden, Dave Fennoy, Jane Goodall, George N. Mavroudis

Votes: 7

32. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

7.4
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An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to ... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill | Stars: Barbarao, Amandina Lihamba, Samahani Kejeri, Waigwa Wachira

Votes: 48

33. Mdudu Boy (2016)

Short, Drama

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A small Kenyan street boy with a passion for football gets a stroke of luck when a brand new football falls off a bus on his coastal road.

Director: Ella Smith | Stars: Victor Wanyama, Betty Mbuche, Cindy Mbae, Floria Atieno

34. 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

35. Africa Adventure (1954)

Approved | 64 min | Documentary

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Newspaper columnist, war correspondent, globetrotter and novelist Robert C. Ruark, adding to his credentials as successor to Lowell Thomas, takes a leave of absence and goes on an African ... See full summary »

Director: Robert C. Ruark | Stars: Robert C. Ruark, Harry Selby, John Sutton, Andrew Holmberg

36. Bongoland (2003)

105 min

7.5
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An illegal Tanzanian immigrant in Minnesota confronts the realities of life in America.

Director: Josiah Kibira | Stars: Erick Baruti, Christina Breidenbach, Carolyn Deters, Steve Gorsky

Votes: 10

37. Bongoland II: There Is No Place Like Home (2008)

109 min | Drama

8.7
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Juma returns to his homeland, Bongoland, after failing to cope with life in America. He finds that life in Bongoland is not as easy as he thought it would be and discovers his family's dirty secrets.

Director: Josiah Kibira | Stars: Peter Omari, Thecla Mjatta, Ahmed Olotu, Shafii Abdul

Votes: 9

38. The Swahili Beat (2008)

28 min | Documentary, Short, History

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An introduction to the history of East Africa's Swahili Coast, including live music and dance of the indigenous coastal peoples of Kenya and Tanzania.

Director: Kenny Mann

39. Tusamehe (2005)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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Tusamehe is a tale of morals and awareness. It's the story of a successful African immigrant in the USA who makes mistakes which lead to dire consequences for his family and friends. As he ... See full summary »

Director: Josiah Kibira | Stars: Fundi Kibwana, Blandina Donald, Emma Kasiga, Robert Kataraia

Votes: 14

40. Who Killed Me (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.9
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This short film offers a glimpse into the life of a lower class Congolese immigrant in Toronto before, during and after he is shot and murdered outside his workplace. From his sister, to ... See full summary »

Director: Amil Shivji | Stars: Iman Ayorinde, Isai Rivera Blas, Emmanuel Kabongo, Sheila Kombe

Votes: 8

41. Cultural Wars (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Romance

8.2
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As Bob (Khalifa Siwa) tells his family that he is in a relationship with Monica (Raquel Heslop), his father tries to persuade him to leave her. His friends, mother, sister and brothers do ... See full summary »

Director: Deogratius Joseph Mhella | Stars: Raquel Heslop, Khalifa Siwa, Thedra Porter, Chemi Che-Mponda

Votes: 6

42. The Marriage of Mariamu (1985)

36 min | Short

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Suffering from a serious illness, Mariamu and those around her find themselves in conflict with their traditional values.

Directors: Ron Mulvihill, Nangayoma Ng'oge | Stars: Godwin Kaduma, Julieth Kibwana, Amandina Lihamba, Healer Simba Mbili

43. Jenga World Tour (2007 Video Game)

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Video game based on the Jenga puzzle game, taken from the Swahili word meaning "to build".

44. Kahawa (1966)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Derek Nice

45. Mama Tumaini (1986)

61 min | Family, Drama

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Directors: Sigve Endresen, Martin Mhando | Stars: Mary Chibwana, Per Christian Ellefsen, Sigrid Huun, Penina Mlama

46. The Spirits of Love (2013)

5 min | Short

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Director: Taliya Finkel | Stars: Andreas Riegler, Alee Thelfa

47. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Lamont Goes African (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Lamont looks to reinvent himself by adopting an African name and lifestyle.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Paula Kelly, Don Bexley

Votes: 60

48. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )
Episode: The Case of the Discontented Soldier (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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With the holy intervention of Mr.Parker Pyne, a retired major finds love and adventure helping a young lady to find a very precious African treasure.

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: William Gaunt, Angela Easterling, Maurice Denham, Lally Bowers

Votes: 44

49. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: White Wedding (2011)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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As Callie and Arizona's wedding approaches, the couple quickly realize that the day they've been looking forward to is not turning out the way they'd envisioned. Meanwhile Alex continues to... See full summary »

Director: Chandra Wilson | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Votes: 501