Most Popular Titles With Country of Origin Somalia


1. Fishing Without Nets (2014)

R | 109 min | Thriller

6.4
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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: 119

2. Stolen Seas (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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71 Metascore

Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates. It's November 8th, 2008 and the CEC ... See full summary »

Director: Thymaya Payne

Votes: 229

3. Access to the Danger Zone (2012)

70 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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Access to the Danger Zone is a film narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis about victims of war and their need for humanitarian aid. It describes the difficulties and dangers humanitarian ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Casaer, Eddie Gregoor | Star: Daniel Day-Lewis

Votes: 16

4. Men in the Arena (2015)

85 min | Documentary, News, Sport

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Two Somali soccer stars chase impossible dreams in this human rights story born out of civil war and terror.

Director: J.R. Biersmith | Stars: Barkhad Abdi, Mark Bowden, Sa'ad Hussein, Francisco Molina

5. The Somali Project (2013)

90 min | Documentary, News

8.5
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For 18 months, an Emmy- and Peabody-winning film team risked life and limb to document one of the most audacious (and troubled) military mission ever imagined - a ground-up anti-piracy ... See full summary »

Directors: Shawn Efran, Adam Ciralsky

Votes: 8

6. The Lost Diamond (2013)

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A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Directors: Ibrahim Laag, Ibrahim Mohamed | Stars: Asma, Baaska, Cabdi Casiis, Qan Diil

7. Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

8.6
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For the first time since the events of 'Black Hawk Down' twenty years ago, two US Army Rangers from the battle return to Mogadishu, Somalia to relive the firefight in the city streets.

Director: Matt Knighton

Votes: 7

8. Hammi Beel (2017)

Thriller | Filming

Smuggling and illegal migrant is a national disaster that destroyed all goals and hopes of the Somaliland teenagers/youth which cause a very critical hard situation of our life,

Director: Ibrahim Laag | Stars: Omar Laag, Jamal Hassan, Mahmed Hassan, Hamze Garaad

9. Warriors from the North (2015)

59 min | Documentary, History, News

6.7
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Warriors from the North is about young Somali-Scandinavian men, who leave their comfortable everyday life in Scandinavia to become fighters - even suicide bombers, in Somalia - one of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Nasib Farah, Soeren Steen Jespersen

Votes: 18

10. Godka cirka (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

8.4
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Young Alifa looks up at the somali sky. She thinks about her daily life as a shepherdess. She knows that the day that will change her life forever is about to come.

Directors: Àlex Lora, Antonio Tibaldi | Stars: Sahra Cige Diiriye, Khadija Haji, Faadumo Isma'il

Votes: 35

11. Geedka nolosha (1988)

23 min | Short

6.0
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In a small town, a nomad cuts down a tree he needs to use. However, he accidentally chops down the wrong tree, felling the tree that sustains life itself. When the latter tree falls, all ... See full summary »

Director: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said

Votes: 12

12. From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013)

83 min | Documentary, History, Music

5.8
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A boat has many powers: to gather a society in its making, to distribute goods, to carry people and ideas across places that, it seems to us, are more different than ever before. From Gulf ... See full summary »

Directors: Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran

Votes: 9

13. The Somali Dervish (1983)

270 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Centering on the revolutionary Dervish State and its influential leader, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan (the "Mad Mullah") is an epic on the grandest scale. The film follows Hassan's life from ... See full summary »

Directors: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said, Said Salah

Votes: 5

14. To Whom It May Concern (2013)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Director Statement Italian Filmography L'attesa (doc, 2012,d), Benvenuti in Italia (Dadir) (doc, 2012,d), To Whom It May Concern (doc, 2013, d, act)

Director: Zakaria Mohamed Ali | Stars: Zakaria Mohamed Ali, Mahamed Aman

15. 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 Mc Cann

16. The Parching Winds of Somalia (1984)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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The film provides a close look at how the nomadic inhabitants of Somalia have withstood the ravages of a harsh desert environment and the encroachment of European imperial forces by ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Geshekter

17. Shadeism: Digging Deeper (2015)

58 min | Documentary, News

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Shadeism: Digging Deeper explores the issue of shadeism, discrimination between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This issue of skin tone, of certain shades ... See full summary »

Director: Nayani Thiyagarajah

18. Let Them Eat Cake (2014)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Five years in the making, filmed in a dozen countries, 'Let Them Eat Cake' runs the full range from the pleasures and dangers of overeating to the tragedies of world hunger.

Directors: Alexis Krasilovsky, Rosa Carrillo, Miguel Angel Bocanegra Chavez, Moussa Diakité, Christopher Garambullo, Christian Lanazca, Ajit Nag, Anouchka Walewyk | Stars: Cello Barry, Philippe Conticini, Rogene Garambullo, Lossi Kilia

19. Wars (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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A legless Afghan postman, a Somali soldier of fortune, a pensioner who is a former Israeli secret service agent are living through the three longest lasting conflicts in contemporary history. What if war was all you'd ever known?

Director: Giancarlo Bocchi

20. Queleh (2008)

90 min | Drama

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Queleh lives in the countryside of Northern Somalia with his father, mother and two younger sisters. The family grows corn and vegetables that they sell at the market in town. The father ... See full summary »

Directors: Abraham Haile Biru, Abdi Jama

21. Dan Iyo Xarago (1973)

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Director: Idriss Hassan Dirie

22. Secret Women's Business (2016)

7 min | Short, History

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Director: João Paulo Simões | Stars: Sahra Xafsa Ahmed, Saada Osman, Kaltum Osman-Rivers, Safia Saeed

23. The Conch (1992)

30 min | Short

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A female artist is painting a seascape on a deserted beach when she discovers a beautiful conch. Curious, she puts her ear to it and listens to the echoes and sounds of the ocean waves. ... See full summary »

Director: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said

24. Godoon (2016)

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Directors: Godoon, Ibrahim Laag | Stars: Adan Ahmed, Aynab Ahmed, Rafiiq Bule, Ibrahim Laag

25. Hey, Lou! (2015)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Footsteps in a rocky desert. Human shadows cast upon the ground. A bedridden woman suffering in the twilight of her life. A feverish birth in a delivery room. In just a few modest shots, ... See full summary »

Director: John Blouin

26. Gods Gift, War (2010)

143 min | Documentary

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From the troubled streets inside Iraq to the unruly capital city inside Somalia, 'God's Gift, War' is a unique point of view film that follows the life of five war photojournalists as they journey across our worlds front lines and beyond.

Director: John Jacobson

27. Let Them Eat Cake - Director's Cut (2014)

81 min | Documentary, History

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Six years in the making, filmed in a dozen countries, 'Let Them Eat Cake' is a poetic film essay that runs the full range from the pleasures and perils of overeating to the tragedies of world hunger.

Director: Alexis Krasilovsky | Stars: Philippe Conticini, Rogene Garambullo, Lossi Kilia, Coskun Kocak

28. The Road of Death (2011)

12 min | Documentary, News

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This short documentary was shot in Somalia and Dadaab camp in extremely dangerous conditions. The short film focused on the true and painful story of a Somalian mother, Amna Ahmad Adjo who ... See full summary »

Director: Sofia de Fay | Star: Fardosah Mohamed

29. Through the Fire (I) (2013)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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For more than two decades, Nobel Peace nominee Dr Hawa Abdi sheltered 90,000 Somali refugees during the long civil war. In spite of the pain endured since the loss of her son, her faith in ... See full summary »

Director: Eunice Lau

30. Pirating Pirates (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Crime, News

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The film reveals the plight of Somali pirates, mostly former fishermen, who as a result of the global fishing industry can no longer make a living from the sea as they once did and have to ... See full summary »

Directors: David Calek, Jakub Zahradnícek

31. Miyi io Magalo (1968)

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Director: Hadj Mohamed Giumale

32. Uncut (II) (2016)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Women's alliances against female genital mutilations

Directors: Simona Ghizzoni, Emanuela Zuccala

33. Khat: A Cultural Addiction (2014)

37 min | Documentary, History, News

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It's a billion dollar industry that no one's heard of. Khat, know to some as green paradise, is a green leafy shrub that is growing Ethiopia's economy. But that's not the only thing khat is... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Springer

34. Charcoal Traffic (2008)

8 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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A dramatic story of two brothers trapped in a murderous cycle of environmental and cultural devastation in Somalia.

Director: Nathan Collett

Votes: 13