Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Kenya


1. The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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54 Metascore

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Al Pacino, Evan Peters, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 860

2. The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

7.4
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65 Metascore

A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

Votes: 23,058 | Gross: $2.72M

3. Train Station (I) (2015)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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When a mysterious train accident forces a man to change his plans, he is confronted with a series of choices. Each decision he makes leads to a different scenario, each one filmed by a different director with a different cast.

Directors: Xavier Agudo, Ryan Bajornas, Surya Balakrishnan, Nicola Barnaba, Petras Baronas, Juliane Block, Ian Bonner, Julia Caiuby, Gregory Cattell, Diane Cheklich, Vicky Choromidou, Hesam Dehghani, Todd Felderstein, Ingrid Franchi, Yango Gonzalez, Vania Ivanova, Yosef Khouwes, George Korgianitis, Joycelyn Lee, Craig Lines, Athanasia Michopoulou, Isazaly Mohd Isa, Daniel Montoya, Omer Moutasim, Marc Oberdorfer, Tiago P. de Carvalho, Aditya Pawar, Tony Pietra, Kevin Rumley, Andrés Sandoval, Guillem Serrano, Marty Shea, Nitye Sood, Amirah M. Tajdin, Dzenan Tarakcija, Adrian Tudor, John Versical, Kresna D. Wicaksana, Rafael Yoshida | Stars: Patrick Gorman, Judith Hoersch, Yoann Sover, Daymon Britton

Votes: 107

4. 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: 3,766 | Gross: $0.33M

5. Khel (1992)

152 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Widowed and elderly industrialist Sulakshana Devi allows her business and estate to be taken care of by her nephew, Balwant. Shortly after her return from the overseas her only son, Ravi ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Aparajita, Prem Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Vijayendra Ghatge

Votes: 437

6. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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: 345

7. Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost.

Director: Mbithi Masya | Stars: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola, Peter King Nzioki

Votes: 71

8. In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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Based on actual events, this film tells the story of an incident in Kenya in 1984, when, because of a severe drought, ninety thousand starving baboons went on a murderous rampage, killing humans and animals alike.

Director: Raju Patel | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Timothy Bottoms, Irene Miracle, Michele Carey

Votes: 313 | Gross: $0.18M

9. Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga | Stars: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 753

10. 18 Hours (2017)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Thriller

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A rookie paramedic spends 18 hours in an ambulance for the life of a road crash victim who struggles to be admitted to any hospital.

Director: Njue Kevin | Stars: Nick Ndeda, Brian Ogola, Sue Wanjiru, Brian Achar

11. To Walk with Lions (1999)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.8
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen

Votes: 733

12. Suomen Marsalkka (2012)

50 min | Drama

2.6
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A film about Gustaf Mannerheim, Marshall and 6th President of Finland.

Director: Gilbert K. Lukalia | Stars: Telley Savalas Otieno, Beatrice Wangui, Ruth Maingi, Jacky Vike

Votes: 273

13. Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | Thriller

6.5
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65 Metascore

A drama the follows a Somali who opts in on a piracy mission but then tries to extricate himself from the events.

Director: Cutter Hodierne | Stars: Abdiwali Farrah, Eric Godon, Abdikhadir Hassan, Idil Ibrahim

Votes: 152

14. Veve (2014)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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VEVE follows the lives of multiple characters trying to find themselves in a world of political intrigue, revenge, love and longings for success complemented by the background of the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Mukali | Stars: Emo Rugene, Lowry Odhiambo, Lizz Njagah, Conrad Makeni

Votes: 72

15. Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

6.8
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Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And... See full summary »

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer | Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani

Votes: 313

16. Inside Story (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.3
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Meet Kalu, a gifted football star whose journey to soccer stardom is complicated when he learns that he is HIV-positive. What follows is an entertaining and educational ride that follows Kalu and the virus within his young body.

Director: Rolie Nikiwe | Stars: Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Fana Mokoena, Kevin Ndege Mamboleo, Kendra Etufunwa

Votes: 18

17. Kidnapped (III) (2017)

83 min | Thriller

9.1
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What happens when a successful businessman is confronted by the toughest battle of his life in the form of his disgruntled long term ex - girlfriend, when she finds out that he has a pregnant fiance?

Director: Nick Njache | Stars: Lydia Gitachu, John Kararahe, Daniel Katungi, Gilbert K. Lukalia

Votes: 30

18. The Elephant Queen (2018)

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Directors: Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone

19. Pearls of Africa (I)

94 min | Drama | Announced

Set in Kenya, during the late 1980s. A powerful tale of two people brought together by their love for each other but separated by the hate and prejudice of others.

Director: Sharon Agina | Stars: Lee Nicholas Harris, Jel Djelal, Mike Mitchell, Tommie Grabiec

20. Masai: The Rain Warriors (2004)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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61 Metascore

After a lion kills the village leader, the expected rains fail to arrive, so a group of warriors are sent to hunt the lion down and kill it in hopes that the rains will come at last.

Director: Pascal Plisson | Stars: Ngotiek Ole Mako, Paul Nteri Ole Sekenan, Parkasio Ole Muntet, Musurpei Ole Toroge

Votes: 183

21. Stories of Our Lives (2014)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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A collection of five vignettes about Kenya's LGBT community.

Director: Jim Chuchu | Stars: Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogola, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 78

22. Something Necessary (2013)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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SOMETHING NECESSARY is a film about a pivotal period in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya following the 2007 elections, ... See full summary »

Director: Judy Kibinge | Stars: Kipng'eno Kirui Duncan, Hilda Jepkoech, Carolyne Chebiwott Kibet, Anne Kimani

Votes: 48

23. Invitation (2016)

49 min | Drama | Completed

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INVITATION Suhuba is a 35 year old guy married to Jecinta..He owns a pharmacy shop which at the same time is a hideout for his drug business..His counterpart in the drug business is a nasty... See full summary »

Director: Murat Cilingir

24. Nightrunners (2015)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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Nightrunners is a thriller set on a remote Kenyan island and based on the true legend of the area. Isobel travels with her best friend, Jessica, to the malaria plagued island to help out at... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Nielsen | Stars: Esther Asinga, Teresa Asinga, Mary Etuku, John A. Geddes

Votes: 6

25. 6000 km di paura (1978)

90 min | Action, Adventure

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Director: Bitto Albertini | Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Olga Bisera, Joe Dallesandro, Eleonora Giorgi

Votes: 26

26. The Captain of Nakara (2012)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Afraid of losing the woman of his dreams, Muntu, a small fry criminal, pretends to own a profitable market stall. His honest attempts to turn his lies into reality fail, due to the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Nyanja | Stars: Bernard Safari, Shirleen Wangari, Charles Kiarie, Charles Bukeko

Votes: 51

27. Hemingway, the Hunter of Death (2001)

Adventure, Drama

6.3
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During the Kenyan struggle for independence from the British in the late 1950's, a scientific safari led by Ernest Hemingway undertakes the ascent of Mount Kenya. Hemingway has been warned ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Dow | Stars: Albert Finney, Paul Guilfoyle, Fele Martínez

Votes: 9

28. From a Whisper (2009)

79 min | Drama

5.8
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When an intelligence officer and a young, rebellious artist discover that they both lost somebody in the US Embassy bombing 10 years ago, they learn how to confront their fears and forgive.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Ken Ambani, Abubakar Mwenda, Godfrey Odhiambo, Corrine Onyango

Votes: 18

29. Hunted (I) (2018)

Thriller | Pre-production

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30. Jack Zollo: My Life in Crime

Action | Announced

A true story of the most wanted criminal in Kenyan history who redeems himself to celebrity status after spending half his life in jail.

Stars: Jim Iyke, Jeff Koinange, Abu Mwenda, Ainea Ojiambo

31. Abaabi ba boda boda (2015)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Even though he is only 15 years old, when his father is injured in a road accident Abel takes up the responsibility of manning the family 'boda boda' to provide for the family. Abel however... See full summary »

Directors: Donald Mugisha, James Tayler | Stars: Hassan 'Spike' Insingoma, Saul Mwesigwa, Prossy Rukundo, Micheal Wawuyo

Votes: 14

32. Get Some Money (2017)

113 min | Comedy

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Get Some Money is a representation of the biblical story of the betrayal of Jesus Christ. It seeks to put to light the plight of suicidal beings in an effort to advocate for world bodies, to increase awareness and #speakagainstsuicide.

Director: Biko Nyongesa | Stars: Shama Akhmal, Jean Akinyi, Odhiambo Akwa, Dennis Mwangi Dyb

33. The Distant Boat (2013)

121 min | Action, Drama, Family

8.3
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A young man's life changes forever after a life-threatening encounter on the Kenyan coast. Now he must risk his job, his love, and his future for something even more important.

Director: Andy Brown | Stars: Isis Adannaya Munyiva Muli, Joan Arigi, Philip Chege, Claude Judah

Votes: 18

34. Dangerous Affair (2002)

111 min | Romance

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Director: Judy Kibinge | Stars: Serah Mwihaki, Nini Wacera

35. Men Against the Sun (1953)

65 min | Adventure, Drama

4.6
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An adventure story dealing with the building of a railway in Africa at the turn of the century. It tells of a group of white people and the many difficulties that beset them, including that... See full summary »

Director: Brendan J. Stafford | Stars: John Bentley, Zena Marshall, Liam O'Leary, Alan Tarlton

Votes: 21

36. Africa First: Volume One (2010)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

7.4
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An anthology of four short films from new African filmmakers.

Directors: Jan-Hendrik Beetge, Jenna Cato Bass, Dyana Gaye, Wanuri Kahiu | Star: Chantelle Burger

Votes: 10

37. Ni sisi (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Ni Sisi tells the story of a typical Kenyan village, a harmonious muddle of tribes, intermarriages and extended families, in the context of post-election violence. The characters explore ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Reding | Stars: Ednah Daisy, Peter Paul Kades, Peter King, Ali Mohammed Mlatso

Votes: 23

38. African Metropolis (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The African Metropolis project includes six short films set in six major African metropolitan centers. The African Metropolis Short Film Project is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Chuchu, Ahmed Ghoneimy, Folasakin Iwajomo, Marie Ka, Philippe Lacôte, Vincent Moloi

Votes: 10

39. Leo (I) (2012)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Completed

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Adult fairytale. A film that depicts an insightful, positive view of life in Kenya as seen through the eyes of a Massai boy who wants to be a superhero and live out his dreams in his ... See full summary »

Director: Jinna Mutune

40. House of Lungula (2013)

77 min | Comedy

7.6
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Harrison, overworked and underpaid is looking for money for bride price. A 'business' opportunity presents itself when he gets the keys to the Company house. With the CEO away on holiday, he has access to a vacant fully furnished house.

Director: Alexandros Konstantaras | Stars: Lizz Njagah, Gerald Langiri, Ian Mbugua, Lenana Kariba

Votes: 7

41. The Rugged Priest (2011)

Biography

8.1
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When violence breaks out in the heart of the Rift Valley, Kenya, an American Catholic priest goes out of his way to shelter and cater for the displaced knowing very well that the clashes ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Nyanja | Stars: Jason Corder, Lwanda Jawar, Oliver Litondo, Serah Ndanu

Votes: 9

42. Fundi-Mentals (2015)

87 min | Comedy

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Joseph and his assistant Moses like to think of themselves as the Best handy men in Kinoo. The entry of a Multinational Company throws all this in jeopardy. They introduce to their customers a new express service.

Director: Alexandros Konstantaras | Stars: Charlie Karumi, Gerald Langiri, Ruth Maingi, Kalekye Mumo

43. Backlash (III) (2006)

81 min | Drama

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Directors: Mary Migui, Cajetan Boy | Stars: Joyce Gachanja, Sarah Muhoho, Wambui Murima, Abubakar Mwenda

44. Togetherness Supreme (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

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In the midst of ethnic and political strife, a young artist struggles to use his art for change.

Director: Nathan Collett | Stars: Wilson Maina, Geoffrey Jefferson Ong'ong'o, Martha Kisaka, Chrisphine Onyango

Votes: 34

45. Jongo Love: The Movie (2015)

Thriller

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Director: Emma Bodger | Stars: Stella Situma, Berlin Owino Ajech, Meshack Ambiso, Irene Awora

46. No Rain at Timburi (1954)

Action

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Director: Alastair Scobie | Stars: Carol Raye, John Ebdon, Peter Dakeyne, Alan Tarlton

47. The College Murders (2004)

119 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A rejected film student, who knows only the movie world, is propelled full force into reality by an unexpected tragedy. Along the way he seeks to find love, understanding and revenge, while trying to keep one step ahead of the law.

Director: Darren Debari | Stars: Ali Anderson, Scott Dipalo, Erik Franko, Sally James

48. Strata (2014)

106 min | Crime

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Director: Cajetan Boy | Stars: Omfwoko Aswani, Gilbert K. Lukalia, Sabina Stadler, Veronica Waceke

49. Malooned (2007)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Di is 28, beautiful, intelligent, confident, and just the tiniest bit spoiled. From their first meeting, Luther can see that nothing can ever make this woman happy- especially the thought ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Nyanja | Stars: Gabriella Mutia, Godfrey Odhiambo, Charles Bukeko, Patrick Joe Mbugua

50. Ndoto Za Elibidi (2010)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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Directors: Kamau Wa Ndung'u, Nick Reding | Stars: Ednah Daisy, Sharleen Njeri, Godfrey Ojiambo, Krysteen Savane

Votes: 5