Most Popular Titles With Country of Origin Mali


1. 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: 1,618

2. Bamako (2006)

115 min | Drama

6.8
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81 Metascore

Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé

Votes: 1,115 | Gross: $0.11M

3. Gringo Trails (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Gringo Trails raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful global industries of our time: tourism. With stunning footage from Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan, the film follows... See full summary »

Director: Pegi Vail | Stars: Costas Christ, Yossi Ghinsberg, Pico Iyer, Holly Morris

Votes: 85 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Mali Blues (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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85 Metascore

Mali's Music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians. Together with the stars of Malian Global Pop - Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté ... See full summary »

Director: Lutz Gregor | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassékou Kouyaté, Master Soumy

Votes: 61 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Life on Earth (1998)

61 min | Comedy, Drama

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In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Mohamed Sissako, Bourama Coulibaly

Votes: 295

6. Baara (1978)

90 min | Drama

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A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Balla Moussa Keita, Baba Niare, Bubukar Keita, Omou Diarra

Votes: 142

7. 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

8. Kabala (2002)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Director: Assane Kouyaté | Stars: Modibo Traoré, Djénéba Koné, Fily Traoré, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 17

9. Genesis (1999)

102 min | Drama

6.3
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The biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keita, Balla Moussa Keita, Fatoumata Diawara

Votes: 149

10. The Wind (1982)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

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Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Fousseyni Sissoko, Goundo Guissé, Balla Moussa Keita, Ismaila Sarr

Votes: 186

11. Semisweet: Life in Chocolate (2012)

48 min | Documentary, Drama

6.4
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Chocolate is the most popular candy in the world. Every year, three billion pounds of it are sold and consumed in the United States alone. It's one of our great indulgences. It's at once ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Allcock

Votes: 62

12. The Destruction of Memory (2016)

81 min | Documentary

7.5
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The war against culture, and the battle to save it.

Director: Tim Slade

Votes: 23

13. Mousso Faso. Homeland of the Wholehearted Women (2018)

86 min | Documentary, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

Investigation that uncovers a plot of international corruption and abuses around the so-called 'SuperFoods' by European companies exploiting African resources. Mousso Faso highlights the ... See full summary »

Director: Andoni Monforte

14. 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

15. Macadam tribu (1996)

90 min

6.7
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Director: Zeka Laplaine | Stars: Sidy Camara, André Carvello, Habib Dembélé, Boubacar S. Diarra

Votes: 9

16. Los pasos dobles (2011)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Director: Isaki Lacuesta | Stars: Bokar Dembele, Miquel Barceló, Alou Cisse, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 131

17. Travailleuses... (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Women workers in textiles talk about their works while being focused by six artists and film makers in 5 countries. Who are they? Why do they engage in textile? We take time to listen, to ... See full summary »

Directors: Bouna Cherif Fofana, Serge Desire Ouedraogo, Catherine Egloffe, Jingfang Hao, Andrea Palade Flondor, Lingjie Wang | Star: Jingfang Hao

18. O Ka (2015)

96 min | Documentary

4.6
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Aminata Cissé, Badjénèba Cissé, Magnini Koroba Cissé

Votes: 5

19. Den muso (1975)

88 min | Drama

6.9
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A young mute woman is raped and becomes pregnant, with disastrous consequences within her family. The film also sketches the social/economic situation in urban Mali in the 1970s, ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Dounamba Dany Coulibaly, Gogo Danba, Fanta Diabate, Omou Diarra

Votes: 64

20. Toro si te (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

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Seydou Konaté is a doctor in Nongon, a small village in Southern Mali, without electricity or telephones, isolated by two rivers with no bridges, and a 10-hour drive on a dirt road from the... See full summary »

Director: Daisy Lamothe | Star: Seydou Konate

21. Je chanterai pour toi (2001)

Unrated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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61 Metascore

It is a love story told by a singer whose music takes us on a social, political and geographic voyage of Mali from 1960 to our days.

Director: Jacques Sarasin | Stars: Haruna Barry, Dèmba-Kane Niang, Madieye Niang, Blaise Pascal

Votes: 72 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sidi Yaya Cissé, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Balla Moussa Keita, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 39

23. Salafistes (2016)

72 min | Documentary, War

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François Margolin and Lemine Ould Salem expose the radical ideologists indoctrinating thousands of jihadists. They venture to Gao and Timbuktu in Mali to meet Omar Old Hamaha, head of ... See full summary »

Directors: François Margolin, Lemine Ould M. Salem

Votes: 20

24. Taafé Fanga (1997)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A group of woman in an African village finds a mystical mask. Using the mask, they reverse gender roles, women act like men, and men act like women.

Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Fanta Berete, Dumu Berté, Yamadou Cissé, Fanta Coulibary

Votes: 40

25. Min Ye (2009)

135 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sokona Gakou, Assane Kouyate, Badra Alou Sissoko

Votes: 28

26. Océan (2013)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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It's the holiday period of the Summer of 79, by the ocean. 10-year-old Jean realizes that his mother and father don't love each other anymore. Suddenly, the family is confronted with death.

Director: Emmanuel Laborie | Stars: Adam Lenglen, Julia Faure, Michaël Abiteboul, Cyrius Rosset

Votes: 17

27. It Must Make Peace (2016)

86 min | Documentary, Music | Post-production

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The rich, vibrant culture of Mali is under threat. It Must Make Peace gives voice to Mali's musicians and artists, exploring the threats while celebrating the diverse and breathtaking ... See full summary »

Director: Paul R. Chandler

28. Finzan (1989)

107 min | Drama

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Two women rebel against the traditions of a village society.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Oumar Namory Keita, Koti, Bala Moussa, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 30

29. Afrodita, el jardín de los perfumes (1998)

91 min | Drama

4.2
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Director: Pablo César | Stars: Issa Coulibaly, Alejandro Da Silva, Karamoko Sinayoko, Hama Maiga

Votes: 10

30. Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Volume Two (2016)

94 min | Documentary, Music

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In February of 2015 Grammy-award-winning band, Snarky Puppy, recorded a monumental album in front of a live studio audience with guest instrumentalists and vocalists from all over the world... See full summary »

Director: Andy Laviolette

31. Africa, Blood & Beauty (2012)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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This film speaks of archaic peoples, their customs and mores, in an attempt to make the last snapshots of their traditional lifestyles before they are gone for good.

Director: Sergey Yastrzhembsky | Star: Lambert Wilson

Votes: 15

32. No Land No Food No Life (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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No Land No Food No Life is a hard-hitting film which explores sustainable peasant and community agriculture and the urgent calls for an end to corporate global land grabs.

Director: Amy Miller | Stars: Céline Bonnier, Neve Campbell

Votes: 19

33. Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, History

6.0
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In our post-9/11 world, a greater understanding across cultures is more important than ever before, yet the purpose of this program is not simply to provide political or historical context.... See full summary »

Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Mohammad Al-Asad, Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom, Afshan Bokhari

Votes: 29

34. Cinq jours d'une vie (1973)

50 min

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Falaye Dabo, Myriam Thiam

35. The Last Song Before the War (2013)

74 min | Documentary, Adventure, Music

6.5
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The story of the most remote music festival in the world, Festival Au Desert, and the battle to make it happen.

Director: Kiley Kraskouskas

Votes: 11

36. Between Two Worlds (2012)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.9
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Between Two Worlds is a portrait about the Dutch filmmaker Marijn Poels He works in third world countries so much that he doesn't know where he belongs anymore.

Director: Ruud Lenssen | Star: Marijn Poels

Votes: 9

37. O Sembene! (2013)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Souleymane Cissé

38. Sigi tolo (2016)

20 min | Short, Mystery

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The former student of a renowned astronomer seeks to prove the existence of an invisible star.

Director: Benjamin Behaeghel | Stars: Stéphane Benazet, Sylvia Bruyant, Augustin Ruhabura

39. Dambé: The Mali Project (2008)

93 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

7.0
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Irish musicians Liam O'Maonlaí and Paddy Keenan embark on a musical adventure to Mali; The Heart of Africa. Culminating in a unique performance at the world's most remote musical festival; The 'Festival au Desert'.

Director: Dearbhla Glynn | Stars: Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté, Paddy Keenan, Liam O'Maonlai

Votes: 15

40. Music in Mali: Life is Hard, Music is Good (2015)

140 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Music In Mali: Life Is Hard, Music Is Good is a feature-length music documentary about the musicians, dancers and people of Mali who every day create inspiring heartfelt music in some of ... See full summary »

Director: Aja Salvatore

41. Behind the Blue Veil (2013)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, History

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This revealing film documents the remaining fragments of the nomadic Tuareg culture and examines a people's struggle for survival from a variety of perspectives.

Director: Robyn Symon

42. Africa First: Volume Two (2012 Video)

Drama

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Focus World is charged with finding the most exciting new voices in international and independent film. Focus' Africa First program is an initiative designed exclusively for filmmakers of ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Abbott, Matthew Bishanga, Daouda Coulibaly, Matthew Jankes, Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Bocar Ba, Tehibou Bagayoko, Brenda Ibarah, Maureen Kulany

43. The Ancient Astronomers of Timbuktu (2009)

TV-G | 80 min

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For four hundred years Timbuktu was an academic centre of the world. The great manuscript archives from this period that solved matters such as determining the direction of Mecca and time ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Hawkes

Votes: 9

44. Le masque de San (2015)

84 min | Drama

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A man and an African mask both return to their native Mali, where they embark on an ethnological road trip, which transforms with every step deeper into the African bush, eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Sarasin | Stars: Mamadou Kaba Diané, Anne Kreis, Bakary Sangaré, Viviane Sidibé

Votes: 6

45. The Adventure of Cohollyingwood Black Prince

184 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | Post-production

A new migrant in Australia from Mali, West-Africa, is struggling to operate his business Timbuktu shop.

Director: Hamadou Djime | Star: Hamadou Djime

46. Njinga (2014)

138 min | Documentary, Adventure | Completed

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Explorer/adventurer, Kate Leeming has cycled the equivalent of twice around the world at the Equator. Kate's incredible Expedition - A ten month, 22,040km journey across Africa from Point ... See full summary »

Director: Martin McCann

47. Falato (1989)

68 min

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Nouman Kante, Barou Koite, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Tshala Muana

49. Bko on Air (2014)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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4 Malian artists and one French meet to write a human and musical history. From the hill of blacksmiths, through rehearsals with IBRAHIMA SARR, and even animistic sacrifices of fetish ... See full summary »

Directors: Cris Ubermann, Aymeric Krol | Stars: Aymeric Krol, Ibrahima Sarr

50. Tussen Amsterdam en Ouagadougou (2013)

69 min | Documentary, Biography, Family | Post-production

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After having worked for over forty years in Africa as a development worker, Paul Kleene takes his retirement. His son Guido drives him home through the Sahara desert to Burkina Faso, in a ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Bouma