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1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Tricked into thinking that he caused the death of his father, a lion cub flees and abandons his destiny as the future king.

Writers: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Andy Gaskill, Gary Trousdale, Jim Capobianco, Kevin Harkey, Jorgen Klubien, Chris Sanders, Tom Sito, Larry Leker, Joe Ranft, Rick Maki, Ed Gombert, Francis Glebas, Mark Kausler, J.T. Allen, George Scribner, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Jenny Tripp, Bob Tzudiker, Christopher Vogler, Kirk Wise, Noni White | Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

2. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

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

8.2
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79 Metascore

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.

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

3. 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 1970s

Writers: Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock, Giles Foden | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

4. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

Writers: Gregory Allen Howard, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

5. 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.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

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.

Writers: Karen Blixen, Judith Thurman, Errol Trzebinski, Kurt Luedtke | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

7. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 35 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill... See full summary »

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

8. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.5
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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.

Writers: Merian C. Cooper, Ruth Rose, Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

9. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Romance, War

8.0
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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.

Writers: C.S. Forester, James Agee, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

10. Congo (1995)

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

5.0
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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.

Writers: Michael Crichton, John Patrick Shanley | Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson

11. I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

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

5.5
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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 »

Writers: Kuki Gallmann, Paula Milne, Susan Shilliday | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Liam Aiken, Garrett Strommen

12. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ?

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Harry Kurnitz | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

13. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Writers: Joan Torres, Raymond Koenig | Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

14. Primeval (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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.

Writers: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris | Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow

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.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, Christian O'Reilly | Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Steven Robertson, Alan King

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.

Writers: Helen Deutsch, H. Rider Haggard | Directors: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas

17. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

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.

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

18. Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)

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

8.0
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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

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

19. Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

PG | 96 min | Horror

5.6
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The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Writers: Joan Torres, Raymond Koenig, Maurice Jules | Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier, Michael Conrad

20. Paradise: Love (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter ... See full summary »

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

21. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Wilson Collison | Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

22. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Chester Himes, Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis | Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

23. Nowhere in Africa (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.

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

24. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's 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 »

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

25. Stanley and Livingstone (1939)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Philip Dunne, Julien Josephson, Hal Long, Sam Hellman | Directors: Henry King, Otto Brower | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan

26. 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.

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

27. The Kitchen Toto (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

6.4
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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.

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

28. Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959)

91 min | Adventure

5.6
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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.

Writers: Earl Felton, John Gilling, Cyril Hume, J.A. Hunter, Richard Maibaum, Daniel P. Mannix | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey, Grégoire Aslan

29. An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

6.4
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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.

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

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

71 min | Documentary

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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

31. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

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

32. Cultural Wars (2014)

81 min | Romance

6.4
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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 »

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

33. Bongoland (2003)

105 min

7.3
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An illegal Tanzanian immigrant in Minnesota confronts the realities of life in America.

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

34. 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 »

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

35. Kahawa (1966)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Derek Nice

36. Who Killed Me (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

8.0
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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 »

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

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

109 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

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

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.

Creator: Kenny Mann | Director: Kenny Mann

39. 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

40. Tusamehe (2005)

108 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

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

41. 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

42. 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 »

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

43. The Spirits of Love (2013)

5 min | Short

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Writers: Ida Cerne, Taliya Finkel | Director: Taliya Finkel | Stars: Andreas Riegler, Alee Thelfa

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Lamont looks to reinvent himself by adopting an African name and lifestyle.

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

45. 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.

Writers: Agatha Christie, T.R. Bowen | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: William Gaunt, Angela Easterling, Maurice Denham, Lally Bowers

46. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Changeling (1967)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A powerful artificially intelligent Earth probe, with a murderously twisted imperative, comes aboard the Enterprise and confuses Capt. Kirk as his creator.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

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

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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 »

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