Top-US-Grossing Kinyarwanda-Language Titles


1. Rising from Ashes (2012)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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58 Metascore

The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

Director: T.C. Johnstone | Stars: Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer, Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Nathan Byukusenge

Votes: 196 | Gross: $0.04M

2. The Uncondemned (2015)

81 min | Documentary

8.9
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80 Metascore

In 1997, a group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction.

Directors: Nick Louvel, Michele Mitchell | Stars: Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Patricia Sellers

Votes: 13 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Munyurangabo (2007)

97 min | Drama

6.9
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From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Jeff Rutagengwa, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka, Jean Pierre Harerimana

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero

Votes: 4,039

5. Kinyarwanda (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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69 Metascore

A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.

Director: Alrick Brown | Stars: Cleophas Kabasita, Hadidja Zaninka, Marc Gwamaka, Cassandra Freeman

Votes: 383

6. Life After Death (2014)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.0
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Kwasa and Fils are two Rwandan 20-somethings, born into the hell of a post-genocide nation. The film follows their victories and struggles as they try to find work, fall in love, and deal with the deep wounds of their past.

Director: Joe Callander

Votes: 7

7. Sacred Water (2016)

56 min | Documentary

7.4
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Director: Olivier Jourdain

Votes: 5

8. My Neighbor, My Killer (2009)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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The people of Rwanda attempt to reconcile after the genocide through an open process of admission and forgiveness.

Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 72

9. Sweet Dreams (V) (2012)

89 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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83 Metascore

A remarkable group of Rwandan women defies the devastation of the genocide to form the country's first all-female drumming troupe and open the country's first ice cream shop.

Directors: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

Votes: 34

10. Floris (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda

11. Matière Grise (2011)

110 min | Drama

6.4
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Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Tamim Hakizimana, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Jean Pierre Kalonda

Votes: 35

12. Kiruna-Kigali (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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A young woman in Rwanda is about to give birth. The baby is turned the wrong way and her life is in danger. At the same time the water breaks for a woman in Sweden. She decides that she ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Kapetanovic | Stars: Malin Crépin, Mukundente Fiona, Assad Kasasa, Marie Francoise Mukayiranga

Votes: 24

13. Mama Rwanda (2016)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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MAMA RWANDA is the story of two women mixing the wit of motherhood with the spirit of entrepreneurship to overcome extreme poverty. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Waters Hinson

14. The Resettled (2016)

30 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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The dramatic stories of refugees who have resettled in the USA, and the challenges they continue to face daily.

Director: Alan Thompson

15. Gacaca, Living Together Again in Rwanda? (2002)

55 min

6.9
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Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 14

16. Goodness in Rwanda (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

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Can art make a difference? Full of hope that it can, a Canadian theatre troupe takes a play about genocide to Rwanda. What they learn will change them forever.

Directors: Gord Rand, John Westheuser | Stars: Gord Rand, Rick Banville, Rick Banville, Guillaume Brisbois-Houet

17. Los 100 días que no conmovieron al mundo (2009)

55 min | Documentary

5.8
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Rwanda, a small country in the heart of Africa, was the scene in 1994 of the last genocide of the 20th century: in only 100 days, almost 1 million people were killed. By the end of that ... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Ragone | Stars: Inés Weinberg de Roca, Silvana Arbia, Simon Bikindi, José María Cantilo

Votes: 8

18. In Rwanda We Say... The Family That Does Not Speak Dies (2009)

57 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 16

19. Sleeping Monsters (2008)

95 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jan Bernotat, Markus Schmidt | Star: Alex Ross

20. Duhozanye: The Widows of Rwanda (2011)

Documentary

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Director: Karoline Frogner

21. We Are All Rwandans (2008)

25 min | Short, Drama

8.8
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The true story of the Nyange school students in Rwanda, attacked by rebels in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. Their refusal to betray each other cost some of them everything, but gave hope to a nation.

Director: Debs Paterson

Votes: 11

22. Behind This Convent (2008)

66 min | Documentary

6.8
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April 10th, 1994. Killers stormed a convent in of the small hill towns of Rwanda. They selected two hundred Tutsis from the group and executed them behind this convent. Behind This Convent ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo

Votes: 6

23. The Barefoot Artist (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.1
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57 Metascore

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit ... See full summary »

Directors: Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub

Votes: 11

24. In the Tall Grass (2006)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Coll Metcalf | Stars: Anastase Butera, Joanita Mukarusanga, Margaret Travolta

25. I Married My Family's Killer (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. the only problem was, it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters worse, Purudenci's ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Kassie

26. Unversöhnt (2014)

75 min | Documentary, History, War

7.0
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What is a socially acceptable conversation when your family's killer sits down to dinner? 'Unforgiven' explores the interactions between murderers, rapists, thieves and their victims in ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Augustin

Votes: 5

27. FC Rwanda (2013)

57 min | Documentary

6.6
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Sport brings people together, but did the people of Rwanda really find peace with each other 20 years after the genocide? FC Rwanda is a film about the soccer pitch as stage for Rwanda's political reality.

Director: Joris Postema

Votes: 12

28. Tell This to My Mother

Crime, Drama, History | Announced

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a young woman's experience onto the darkness reveals the true background of the first Congo war belligerents and the sufferings of a people.

29. Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit (2009)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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A survivor of the Rwandan genocide resurfaces to confront his parents' murderers, and provides himself and his beloved ones peace.

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ban Ki-moon, Celine Murengezi

30. Time Machine: Rwanda - Do Scars Ever Fade? (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Paul Freedman | Stars: Tisha Frederick, Susan Lay, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 17

31. Scarlet (II) (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama

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Desperate to replace her stolen train tickets and get to London for an important home office appeal, a destitute asylum seeker preys on a bankrupt fisherman for the cash and finds unexpected kinship.

Director: Annetta Laufer | Stars: Brian McCardie, Doon Mackichan, Agnes Nteziryayo, Athiya Greenaway Brown

32. Flores de Ruanda (2008)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: David Muñoz

33. RWANDArt (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Through dance, music, fashion and art, "RWANDArt" explores Rwanda's growing creative scene by introducing young and driven local artists who are taking the industry to the next level. ... See full summary »

Director: Sarine Arslanian

34. D'Arusha à Arusha (2008)

113 min | Documentary

7.3
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To return to Rwanda, less to hear horror stories, than to listen to the subsequent words, to hear the words of justice, to try to go back to the sources of this massacre with a million ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Gargot | Stars: Raphael Constant, Jean de Dieu Bucyibaruta, Marie Goretti Uwaliboye, Theoneste Bagosora

Votes: 11

35. Mu Buzima (2014)

120 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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Mu Buzima (In Life) Vicky (Gakiza Victoire) lives with his mother, Mama Vicky (Mukarukundo Monique), Vicky is a young man who has a dream of developing his singing talent and becoming an ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Kayongo | Stars: Sambela Bernadette, Mzaliwa Jean Bosco, Ntakirutimana Danny, Victoire Gakiza

Votes: 9

36. Wie niet weg is, is gezien (2008)

Documentary, Short, War

7.9
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A group of refugee's children plays and struggles and tries to settle and root in their new home, in a new world.

Director: Beri Shalmashi | Stars: Ayat Ali Jumma, Hussein Ali Jumma, Ezzaldeen F. Ali, Durra F. Ali

Votes: 7

37. Flower in the Gun Barrel (2008)

86 min | Documentary

8.3
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Explores the process of reconciliation and forgiveness in post genocide Rwanda. Through interviews and days of following 4 Rwandans, the story of what led up to the genocide and how the citizens are coping unfolds.

Director: Gabriel Cowan | Star: Martin Sheen

Votes: 110

38. A Place for Everyone (2014)

60 min | Documentary, Drama, War

8.0
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'A Place for Everyone' explores the human geography of a Rwandan village two decades after the genocide. Survivors and killers still live next to each other and a new generation of young ... See full summary »

Directors: Hans Ulrich Goessl, Angelos Rallis

Votes: 6

39. Coexist (2010)

40 min | Documentary, History, News

8.4
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When hate persists, how will you coexist? Coexist tells the emotional stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They continue to cope with the loss of their families as ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Mazo

Votes: 5

40. Mutoni (2016– )

23 min | Family

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A modern Rwandan nurse rediscovers her rural heritage while helping community health workers educate the disadvantaged.

Stars: Nadege Uwamwezi, Didier Kamanzi, Chloe Rangira, Eugene Nkota

41. A Mother's Love: Rosamond Carr and a Lifetime in Rwanda (2010)

Documentary

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The extraordinary story of Rosamond Carr.

Director: Eamonn Gearon | Stars: Rosamund Carr, Kenneth Carr, Zachary Dusingizimana, Cathy Emmerson

42. I Have Seen My Last Born (2015)

79 min | Documentary, Biography

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'I Have Seen My Last Born' is about Rwanda in transition from its difficult and violent past towards development, seen through the life of a man who juggles the roles of father and a son, between the city and the village.

Directors: Samuel Gray Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung | Star: John Kwezi

43. 6954 kilometriä kotiin (2013)

56 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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A single mother of three children lives in a refugee camp in Rwanda. One day she receives a permission to be relocated to Finland. 6954 Kilometers to Home is an hour documentary, which ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Reina | Stars: Mukamusoni Nyiratunga, Hogoza Uwamahoro, Frank Niyonzima, Yvite Mukabekazi

Votes: 13

44. Legend of Saruhara (2014– )

80 min | History

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Stars: Murihano Ben, Museveni Callixte, Nyirabashongore Celine, Rukinga Ernest

45. Cold April (2010)

16 min | Short, Drama, History

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COLD APRIL is based on the true story of the St. Maria Goretti schoolgirls who stood together against hatred and intolerance during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Based on John P. McEneny's ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Smith Rivera | Stars: Nia Ashley, Cherrye J. Davis, Alex Marshall-Brown, Erica McLaughlin

46. Hey Mr. DJ! (2007)

54 min | Comedy

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An arrogant, young DJ who finds out he is HIV positive.

Director: Ayuub Kasasa Mago

47. Rwanda: Take Two (2010)

45 min | Documentary

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Several years after the Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were brutally murdered... See full synopsis »

Director: Pia Sawhney

49. The Graduation Day (2006)

27 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Ayuub Kasasa Mago | Stars: Willy Amani Bitenyo, Gilbert Ndahayo, Emmanuel Ngabire, Evode Ntizimira

50. The Rwandan Night (2013)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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The Rwandan Night is a feature ethno-documentary that is centered around the haunting memories of one of the oldest survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. One night, in the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Ndahayo | Stars: Mosupyoe Boatamo, Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Andrea Grieder, Ban Ki-moon