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1. Gold Coast (2015)

114 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.5
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In 1836 the Danish romantic visionary Wulff travels to Africa to create plantations on the Gold Coast, but his best intentions and belief is soon confronted with a harsh reality dominated by slave trade and unbelievable brutality.

Director: Daniel Dencik | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Danica Curcic, John Aggrey, Luise Skov

Votes: 362

2. The Dead (2010)

R | 105 min | Horror

5.8
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59 Metascore

An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

Directors: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford | Stars: Rob Freeman, Prince David Oseia, David Dontoh, Ben Crowe

Votes: 7,547

3. Cobra Verde (1987)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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55 Metascore

The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a plantation owner to supervise his slaves. After the owner suspects Cobra Verde of consorting with his young daughters, the owner ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

Votes: 5,324

4. Greed in the Sun (1964)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura, Reginald Kernan, Bernard Blier

Votes: 1,266

5. Restless City (2011)

R | 80 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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59 Metascore

Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.

Director: Andrew Dosunmu | Stars: Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Hervé Diese, Momo Dione, Ger Duany

Votes: 179

6. 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: 163 | Gross: $0.09M

7. Koran by Heart (2011)

90 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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A global contest reading of the Quran by young Muslim children that takes place in Cairo, Egypt annually during Ramadan. A coming of age story about Muslim kids in modern times.

Director: Greg Barker

Votes: 228

8. Shocking Africa (1982)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

5.9
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A look at the fast disappearing tribal customs of North Africa.

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni

Votes: 75

9. Safari (1940)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Millionaire Baron de Courland and his fiancée Linda Stewart employ Jim Logan as a guide for their hunting trip in the jungle. Linda finds unplanned adventure in her sudden love for Jim, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Madeleine Carroll, Tullio Carminati, Muriel Angelus

Votes: 30

10. The Dancing Forest (2008)

76 min | Documentary

7.4
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The people from Baga are refusing to be the next victims of a global system of dependence and inequality. Taking their life into their own hands, they're offering us a story of pain, survival, and ultimately, hope.

Director: Brice Lainé | Stars: Pierre Agbonounotor, Eric Assilawa, Afiwa Bakelo, Wessira Bakpena

Votes: 7

11. Nadro (1998)

Biography, Drama

6.0
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Director: Ivana Massetti | Stars: Agnès B., Gilbert Beceaud, Giordano Boetti, Mamadou Bomou

Votes: 8

12. Nothing Like Chocolate (2012)

63 min | Documentary

8.4
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Deep in the rain forests of Grenada, anarchist chocolatier Mott Green seeks solutions to the problems of a ravaged global chocolate industry. Solar power, employee shareholding and ... See full summary »

Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani | Stars: Bama Athreya, Edmond Brown, Crystal, Mott Green

Votes: 26

13. The Lost Number (2012)

90 min | Action

8.2
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An international action drama, The lost Number is the story of a redemption-seeking English woman going against all odds to save a remote slum in Africa.

Director: Kester Nsirim | Stars: Sam Dede, Lisa Holsappel-Marrs, Sadiq Abu, Princess Edet

Votes: 13

14. The Claw Monsters (1966 TV Movie)

Approved | 100 min

3.6
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An evil scientist in a remote jungle location cultivates giant crawfish (!) as a means of scaring trespassers away from his diamond mine. Condensed from one of the last Republic serials, "Panther Girl of the Congo". (1955).

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Phyllis Coates, Myron Healey, Arthur Space, John Daheim

Votes: 9

15. Budapest to Bamako (2007– )

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary

6.2
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This four part series follows 200 amateur rally drivers with a lust for adventure as they race from the heart of Europe to West Africa pushing the limits of overland travel to the maximum.

Star: Scott Alexander Young

Votes: 6

16. L'excision - un thème pour tout le monde (2009)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Johanna Richter, Tassére Derra

17. Teranga Blues (2007)

95 min | Musical

6.6
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After being discovered illegally residing in France, a young Senegalese musician is sent home with only 20 euros in his pocket. After a series of poor decisions, he falls into an abyss of ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Lord Alajiman, Juliette Ba, Yakhara Deme, Zeka Laplaine

Votes: 7

18. Equiano in Africa (2008)

11 min | Short

8.6
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An investigation into the kidnapping of Olaudah Equiano and the British slave trade.

Director: Jason Young

Votes: 22

19. Fespaco (2008 Video)

73 min | Documentary

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Director: Kevin Arkadie | Stars: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Ousmane Sembene, Abderrahmane Sissako

20. The Change: History Through Guineans' Eyes (2010)

70 min | Documentary, History, News

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What's happening in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, Lybia, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire? Guinea has experienced these same events in 200, but its story has been hidden, ... See full summary »

Director: Chiara Cavallazzi | Stars: Moussa Dadis Camara, Kaba Saran Daraba, Rabiatou Diallo, Thierno Sow

21. This African Life (2008)

50 min | Documentary

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Told through the eyes of 8-year-old Sokona Keita, who reveals harsh realities of life in a West African village, even as she expresses optimism for her future. Nana Kenieba has a school and... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Thompson | Stars: Sokona Keita, Ashanti Mhlanga

22. (Re)Union (2007)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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(Re)Union uses contemporary dance to examine the relationship between Africans and African Americans who have been displaced through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Four African American ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Joye Houston | Stars: Alexndra Joye Houston, Lela Aisha Jones, Julius Olabayo Ogunrinola, Sarah Naa Ayeley Okine

23. The Fight Against Ebola (2014)

Documentary, Short

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24. Safrana or Freedom of Speech (1978)

110 min | Drama

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Director: Sidney Sokhona | Stars: Med Hondo, Carrie Sembene

25. Dreams So Real (1984)

100 min | Documentary

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Star: Shûsei Nakamura

26. Dakar, the Principal Port of Senegal, French West Africa (1914)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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27. Le sacré (1997)

20 min | Documentary

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Director: Franck Schneider | Stars: Djibril Diop Mambéty, Sotigui Kouyaté, Mohamed Soudani

28. Atigya Koraa or It Has Backfired (2010)

47 min | Documentary, Drama

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Castel Volturno Italy, 2010. Bits of life of Castel Volturno's Black inhabitants, contemporary Argonauts, who crossed the Mediterranean sea on rubber boats, following their European dream. ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Hetzl | Stars: Abdulkarim Ali, Alhaji Kasim Appiah, Orhan Bayindir, Bismark Bediako

29. Au centre de la Terre, des puits et des hommes (2008 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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A man stands at the mouth of a well, donning a rudimentary rope harness. Camera in hand, he dives into the well and starts a 126 meters drop, at the end of which he reaches two men working ... See full summary »

Director: Ingrid Patetta

30. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Deadly Voyage (1996)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. The last time they had a stowaway on board, the ship was fined ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Omar Epps, Joss Ackland, Sean Pertwee, David Suchet

Votes: 533

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

99 min | Drama, History

8.0
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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: 251

32. Sierra Leone (2017)

Documentary | Pre-production

A celebrated playwright in Sierra Leone - a West African nation stricken by Ebola, poverty, and war - wants to stage the most ambitious play in his country's history.

Director: Clive Patterson | Star: Charlie Haffner

33. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Surviving Ebola (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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A recounting of the 2013-15 West African Ebola epidemic and the efforts to contain it.

Votes: 25

34. Oceans 8 (2004–2006)
Episode: The Lost Coast of Gabon (2006)

26 min

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The circumnavigation of Gabon's jewel of a national park, Loango. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and stretching 40 miles into the jungled-interior, the region was explored by kayaking and ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Bowermaster