Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Burkina Faso


1. Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

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91 Metascore

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 2,966 | Gross: $0.21M

2. Sankofa (1993)

125 min | Drama

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A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley

Votes: 459 | Gross: $2.69M

3. Brightness (1987)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy

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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita

Votes: 1,621

4. Wallay (2017)

84 min | Drama

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A 13-year-old boy is sent from his home in France to live with external family in rural Burkina Faso.

Director: Berni Goldblat | Stars: Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué, Mounira Kankolé

Votes: 36

5. La nuit de la vérité (2004)

100 min | Drama

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La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Moussa Cissé, Georgette Paré, Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 216

6. L'oeil du cyclone (2015)

100 min

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Director: Sekou Traoré | Stars: Maimouna Ndiaye, Fargass Assandé, Abidine Dioari

Votes: 35

7. Zan Boko (1988)

95 min

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In the Mossi culture, one of the rites attending the birth of a child and its induction as a new member of the community involves the burial of the placenta. The space in which the placenta... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Mathias Bayili, Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Gady Pafadnam

Votes: 48

8. Tilaï (1990)

81 min | Drama, Romance

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Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Roukietou Barry, Assane Ouedraogo

Votes: 412

9. Yaaba (1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

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A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo

Votes: 464

10. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Votes: 155

11. Keita! L'héritage du griot (1996)

94 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Seydou Boro, Hamed Dicko, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 118

12. Sarraounia (1986)

120 min | Drama, History, War

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On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains Voulet and Chanoine is send against the black Sultan Rabah in what is now the ... See full summary »

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Aï Keïta, Jean-Roger Milo, Féodor Atkine, Didier Sauvegrain

Votes: 89

13. Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

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67 Metascore

Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. But what really happens is that all the priests rape her, and then murder her, so that she cannot tell that the ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 102 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Wend Kuuni (1982)

75 min | Drama

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In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré

Votes: 148

15. Samba Traoré (1992)

85 min | Drama

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Samba Traore returns to his village flush with funds. Soon enough he manages to charm the beautiful Saratou into marrying him and, along with another friend, builds the first bar their ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Bakary Sangaré, Mariam Kaba, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Irène Tassembedo

Votes: 142

16. Adanggaman (2000)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

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70 Metascore

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi, Bintou Bakayoko

Votes: 137 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Borders (2017)

90 min | Drama

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Four women from different regions develop friendships during a bus journey across West Africa, as they accomplish an everyday journey while facing the universal challenge of being independent women.

Director: Appoline Traoré | Stars: Amelie Mbaye, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 7

18. Ouaga saga (2004)

85 min | Comedy

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In the capital of Burkina Faso, a band of young people tries to survive and thrive vis-a-vis the thousand and one temptations. Adventures of a band of youngsters, living in a stripped ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Amidou Bonsa, Sébastien Belém, Aguibou Sanou, Tom Ouedraogo

Votes: 47

19. Rêves de poussière (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

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A Nigerien peasant comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him.

Director: Laurent Salgues | Stars: Makena Diop, Adama Ouédraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Souleymane Souré

Votes: 230

20. Buud Yam (1997)

97 min | Drama, History

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In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Mariama Ly, Amssatou Maïga

Votes: 126

21. Djanta (2007)

106 min | Drama

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Djanta, a bright young female student, returns to her parent's village at the behest of the pastor who raised her since she was a child. There, she is surprised to find that her family ... See full summary »

Director: Tassere Ouédraogo | Stars: Sandra Soubeiga, Maimouna Kouate, Mimi Soungalo, Blandine Yaméogo

Votes: 5

22. Faro, la reine des eaux (2007)

96 min

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Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné

Votes: 84

23. Delwende (2005)

90 min | Drama

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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Blandine Yaméogo, Claire Ilboudo, Célestin Zongo, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 71

24. Zin'naariya! (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

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A young woman from Niger returns to her home village after finishing college abroad.

Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa, Ali Nuhu

Votes: 38

25. Tasuma (2004)

90 min | Drama

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A village elder veteran expecting his pension buys a mill on credit for the community, but the repeated requests ignored by the government bring back his fighting spirit.

Director: Kollo Sanou | Stars: Serge Henri, Aï Keïta, Besani Raoul Khalil, Noufou Ouédraogo

Votes: 51 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sidi Yaya Cissé, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Balla Moussa Keita, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 39

27. Kini & Adams (1997)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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Kini and Adams are two friends leaving in a Zimbabwe village who dream of repairing an old broken car, and moving to the city and starting life over.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Vusi Kunene, David Mohloki, Nthati Moshesh, John Kani

Votes: 56

28. Sango Malo (1990)

93 min | Drama

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Sango Malo contrasts two views of education. The traditional headmaster represents a rigid, "Eurocentric." curriculum designed to produce docile colonial administrators. Malo, the radical ... See full summary »

Director: Bassek Ba Kobhio | Stars: Jeanne Abanda, Epaye Monny Akwa, Daniel Bakang, Lucie Bekono

Votes: 23

29. Mama Africa (2002)

78 min

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50 Metascore

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Directors: Fanta Régina Nacro, Zulfah Otto Sallies, Ingrid Sinclair | Stars: Rehane Abrahams, Damien Chamley, Ivan D. Lucas, Denise Newman

Votes: 46 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Silmandé - Tourbillon (1998)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Amadou Bourou, Ali Guentas, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Anne Roussel

Votes: 16

31. Le cri du coeur (1994)

86 min | Drama

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Moctar lives in Mali with his mother Saffi and his ailing grandfather. One day, Saffi receives a letter from France which overwhelms her with happiness. Ibrahim Sow, her husband and ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Saïd Diarra, Félicité Wouassi, Alex Descas

Votes: 50

32. Moi et mon blanc (2003)

97 min | Comedy

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An African student stranded in Paris after losing his government grant discovers a bag of drugs and money while working as a parking garage attendant.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Serge Bayala, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Anne Roussel, Bruno Predebon

Votes: 49

33. En attendant le vote... (2011)

102 min | Drama

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Director: Missa Hebié | Stars: Serge Bayala, Ibrahima Mbaye, Baru Oumar Ouédraogo, Maxime Sawadogo

Votes: 11

34. Yam Daabo (1987)

80 min | Drama

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Poverty and misery are rife in Gourga, a village in the Sahel. The inhabitants must choose: stay and await international assistance or leave for more fertile regions in the country.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Moussa Blogo, Aoua Guiraud, Assita Ouedraogo, Fatima Ouedraogo

Votes: 40

35. Kounandi (2004)

49 min | Drama

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A dwarf born into an intolerant village meets a farmer who teaches her about love, friendship and sacrifice.

Director: Appoline Traoré | Stars: Deborah Coty, Aminata Dao, Adama Koné, Noufou Ouédraogo

Votes: 11

36. Notre étrangère (2010)

82 min | Drama

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A biracial woman travels from France to Burkina Faso in search of her mother. In France, a white woman seeks to learn an African language for reasons unknown.

Director: Sarah Bouyain | Stars: Dorylia Calmel, Assita Ouedraogo, Blandine Yaméogo, Nathalie Richard

Votes: 28

37. Daresalam (2001)

100 min | Drama, War

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Koni and Djimi, two childhood friends, flee their village after a tax collector's visit degenerates into a riot. They join the rebels in the bush, convinced that they can at last bring ... See full summary »

Director: Issa Serge Coelo | Stars: Haikal Zakaria, Abdoulaye Ahmat, Gérard Essomba, Sidiki Bakaba

Votes: 50

38. FVVA: Femme, villa, voiture, argent (1972)

75 min

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Ali is the image of modern Africa. He happily returns from a football match on his motorbike but a nasty surprise is waiting for him at his parents' home: he finds Haoua, his bride-to-be, ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Zingare Abdoulaye, Sawadogo Bintou, Sotigui Kouyaté, Djingareye Maiga

39. Coeur de lion (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Boubakar Diallo | Stars: Houseini Boly, Carole Bassolé, Mamadi Nana, Coumba Barry

40. Stalingrad Lovers (2012)

80 min | Drama

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The real life of crack dealers and users. From dealers chasing customers to addicts waiting for product, everyday life on the street is about surviving, or dying.

Director: Fleur Albert | Stars: Jean-Patrick Koné, Carole Eugénie, Jean-Paul Edwiges, Mehdi Kadri

41. Kato Kato (2006)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Léoni Kombelemsigri, Bakary Sangaré

42. Rabi (1992)

62 min

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A blacksmith falls off his bicycle when he tries to avoid a tortoise which crosses his path. He brings the animal home to his twelve year old son, Rabi, who becomes so fascinated that he ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Yacouba Kaboré, Chantal Nikiema

Votes: 16

43. Sababu (1993)

90 min

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The story of a peaceful, well-to-do village which is suddenly disturbed by a murder and a series of unsettling events.

Directors: Kollo Sanou, Nissi Joanny Traoré

44. Le poids du serpent (2010)

87 min | Drama

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Director: Kollo Sanou | Stars: Fousseni Cissoko, Bintou Sombie, Mamadou Zerbo

45. Laafi - Tout va bien (1991)

98 min | Drama

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After obtaining their Secondary School diplomas, some young people plan to continue their education but are not sure which area to choose.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Yolande Belem, Laure Kaho, Cheick Kone, Denis Yameogo

Votes: 13

46. La revanche de Lucy (1998)

90 min

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Director: Janusz Mrozowski | Stars: Tom Novembre, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Ann-Gisel Glass, Aïssa Maïga

Votes: 17

47. Espoir voyage (2012)

81 min

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Director: Michel K. Zongo

Votes: 11

48. Cellule 512 (2015)

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Director: Missa Hebié | Stars: Ousseini Ouedraogo, Baru Oumar Ouédraogo

49. Thom (2016)

90 min | Comedy

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Director: Tassere Ouédraogo | Stars: Franck Alain Bagré, Youssouf Djaoro, Azata Soro

50. Yelbeedo (1990)

80 min | Drama

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On their wedding night, a couple rescue a baby from a garbage bin only to adopt it some years later.

Director: Abdoulaye D. Sow | Stars: Georgette Paré, Gustave Sorgho, Simone Tapsoba