Most Popular Feature Films


1. Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

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91 Metascore

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 2,790 | Gross: $0.21M

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: 1,517

3. 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: 137

4. Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

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

Votes: 39

5. The Wind (1982)

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: 177

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: 146

7. 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: 29

8. 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: 61

9. Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)

96 min | Drama

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67 Metascore

Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. But what really happens is that all the priests rape her, and then murder her, so that she cannot tell that the ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Balla Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 100

10. Cinq jours d'une vie (1973)

50 min

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

11. Min Ye (2009)

135 min | Drama

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

Votes: 28

12. Kasso Den (1980)

82 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Star: Fanta Berthe

13. Haramuya (1995)

86 min

5.8
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Director: Drissa Toure | Stars: Abdoulaye Kaba, Rakieta Kabore, Aï Keïta, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 20

14. 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

15. Nyamanton (1986)

90 min | Drama

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

Votes: 18

16. Fire! (1991)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Djeneba Diawara, Mamadou Fomba, Balla Moussa Keita, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 18

17. Faro, la reine des eaux (2007)

96 min

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

Votes: 80

18. Desebagato (1987)

90 min

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It's payday and Adama, a factory worker, counts her meager salary trying to reconcile her needs with those of her family back in the village.

Director: Emmanuel Sanon-doba | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Miriam Yago

19. 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

20. 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

21. Falato (1989)

68 min

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

22. A Banna (1980)

90 min

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

Votes: 11

23. An Be Nodo (1980)

105 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré

24. Yèlèma donna kow la nankòròla (1978)

114 min

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Director: Abudulayi Sèk

25. Moko Dakhan (1976)

80 min

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

26. Kiri Kara Watita (1986)

80 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré