Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Mali


1. Bamako (2006)

115 min | Drama

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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: 1,113 | Gross: $0.11M

2. Brightness (1987)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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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: 1,609

3. Baara (1978)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 141

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Macadam tribu (1996)

90 min

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

Votes: 9

8. 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

9. Los pasos dobles (2011)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

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

Votes: 131

10. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Votes: 154

11. 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

12. 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

13. Den muso (1975)

88 min | Drama

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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

14. Faro, la reine des eaux (2007)

96 min

7.1
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Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné

Votes: 84

15. Min Ye (2009)

135 min | Drama

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

Votes: 28

16. Mamy Wata (1990)

90 min

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Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Philippe Ambrosini, Sidiki Bakaba, Gérard Essomba, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate

17. 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

18. 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

19. Nyamanton (1986)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Chaka Diarra, Alikaou Kanté, Maciré Kanté, Koti

Votes: 18

20. 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

21. Finzan (1989)

107 min | Drama

7.3
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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

22. Falato (1989)

68 min

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

23. Sigi So (2020)

Drama | Announced

In Africa, the secret language of the society of men.

24. Toiles d'araignées (2011)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Ibrahima Touré | Stars: Viviane Sidibé, N'Tji Yacouba Traoré, Boubacar Belco Diallo, Hamadoun Kassogué

25. Le médecin de Gafire (1986)

90 min | Drama

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A young doctor named Karunga just graduated from a European university; is sent to a village where a man named Ouba lives. Obua is a healer who his people respect.

Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Merlin N'Diagne, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Hima Amadou

26. Fire! (1991)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Djeneba Diawara, Mamadou Fomba, Balla Moussa Keita, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 18

28. Cinq jours d'une vie (1973)

50 min

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

29. Walanda (1974)

90 min

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Director: Alkaly Kaba | Star: Hortense Rene

30. Fantan Fanga (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

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An albino villager is decapitated by a gang of headhunters. The latter take his head to a local witchdoctor who believes that albino body parts can make people rich or potent. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Ladji Diakite, Adama Drabo | Stars: Souleymane Diakite, Djenebou Kone, Modibo Traoré

31. Mother of the Dunes (1997)

90 min | Drama

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The story of Zamiatou, a Songhaï woman, in North Eastern Mali. With two young sons, a pretty daughter and a handicapped husband, Zamiatou struggles to survive in a remote and barren area. ... See full summary »

Director: Abdoulaye Ascofare | Stars: Aminata Ousmane, Balla Moussa Keita, Safiatou Mahamane, Oumar Mbarek

Votes: 36

32. Moko Dakhan (1976)

80 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Stars: Fanta Berthe, Lamine Dolo, Tidiane Keita, Awa Lom

33. Wamba (1976)

91 min

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Director: Alkaly Kaba | Stars: Abdoulaye Ascofare, Louise Doudou, Cherif Fofana, Fanta Diane Kaba

34. A Banna (1980)

90 min

5.2
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Director: Kalifa Dienta | Stars: Fanta Diallo, Zoumana Yoro Traore

Votes: 11

35. Yelema (1993)

78 min

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Fatoumata Bâ, Kelu Diallo, Fatoumata Diarisso, Ben Haïdara

36. Bamunan (1990)

100 min

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Daily life in a rural village of Mali. Harvest, children's games, a wedding, a theft, the clumsy intervention of the police, and a leper despised by the whole village.

Director: Issa Falaba Traoré | Stars: Mamadou Doumbia, Maîmouna Kone, Marietou Kouyaté, Ibrahima Sory Togola

37. Yèlèma donna kow la nankòròla (1978)

114 min

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Director: Abudulayi Sèk

38. Yelema II (1997)

72 min

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Fatoumata Bâ, Kelu Diallo, Ben Haïdara, Alou Makanguile

39. 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

40. Wandyalanka (1972)

81 min

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Director: Alkaly Kaba | Stars: Falaye Dabo, Myriam Thiam

41. An Be Nodo (1980)

105 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré

42. Kiri Kara Watita (1986)

80 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré

43. Kasso Den (1980)

82 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Star: Fanta Berthe

44. Da Monzon, la conquête de Samanyana (2011)

120 min | Drama, History, War

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Director: Sidy Diabate | Stars: Kadidia Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Diabate, Namory Diabate