Most Popular East Africa Movies and TV Shows
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1. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Votes: 343,616 | Gross: $108.64M
2. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 67,217 | Gross: $0.54M
3. Fair Game (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.
Votes: 44,204 | Gross: $9.53M
4. Something New (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kenya McQueen, an accountant finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.
Votes: 12,099 | Gross: $11.43M
7. Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the ... See full summary »
8. To Walk with Lions (1999)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.
9. Mister Moses (1965)
115 min | Adventure
In 1960s Kenya, American snake-oil salesman and diamond smuggler Joe Moses is chased out of many villages and pursued by the authorities until fate entrusts him with helping a native tribe that believes he is a holy man.
10. The Bushbaby (1969)
G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The young daughter of a park ranger in Tanzania is distressed to learn that she and her father must permanently return to England, thus separating her from the one thing she loves most, a ... See full summary »
11. Darkest Africa (1936)
Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.
12. Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017)
86 min | Documentary
For more than 20 years anthropologists have been researching the social behavior of a chimpanzee clan in Uganda's Kibale National Park. They gained new insights about the violence, brutal ... See full summary »
13. Drums of Africa (1963)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
David Moore is in East Africa to get to his employer's railway construction site. He's accompanied by the owner's son Brian and they've lined up Jack Cuortemayn, reputedly the best guide ... See full summary »
14. The Devil to Pay! (1930)
TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Romance
Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none too pleased but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. At the same time he turns ... See full summary »
15. Tanganyika (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Kenya, in 1903, when escaped murderer Abel McCracken instigates the Nukumbi tribe to raid white settlements, colonist John Gale organizes a human hunt to capture McCracken.
Votes: 149 | Gross: $1.30M
16. The Story of Boys & Girls (1989)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
At a farmhouse, a large family cooks mountains of food for the next day's engagement party for Silvia and her city fiancé, Angelo. Her parents feud about infidelity; an aging salesman who ... See full summary »
Votes: 190 | Gross: $0.74M
18. The African Queen (1977 TV Movie)
50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
After the events of The African Queen (1951), Charlie and Rose are recaptured by the Germans and forced to tug one of their big cannons that could bring the Nazis victory against the local Allied forces.
19. Odongo (1956)
85 min | Adventure, Drama
In Kenya, a white trader of exotic animals is mentoring and caring for an African boy but is annoyed by his new female replacement veterinarian and must deal with a disgruntled former employee.
20. Beneath the Lies (2014–2016)
30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Within the city of Kampala, lies a seedy underbelly of blackmail, drug trafficking, child prostitution and exploitation of women run by an unknown racket.
22. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.
Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.09M
23. The Hadza: Last of the First (2014)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary
The film takes a look at human origins in the very place of our origins, Africa's Rift Valley, where one of the world's last remaining hunter-gatherer groups, the Hadza, have lived ... See full summary »
25. A Lot Like You (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
When Eliaichi's retired father moves back to Tanzania, she begins a film project that examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents.
Director: Eliaichi Kimaro
27. Lettres d'amour en Somalie (1982)
95 min | Documentary
It is a trip to Somalia during the summer of 1981 made by Frédéric Mitterand. Letters of love to a loved one, absent. The film mixes the collective history of Somalia with that of the narrator.
33. Fit for the Wild (1998– )
25 min | Documentary
Explore 13 of Africa's fascinating habitats and the creatures that thrive there, from the Kalahari to the Indian Ocean.
First Peoples (2015)
TV-14 | 54 min | Documentary
200,000 years ago, a new species, Homo sapiens, appeared on the African landscape. While scientists have long imagined eastern Africa as a real-life Garden of Eden, the latest research ... See full summary »
Great Rivers of Africa (1996)
Rufiji: The Perennial River
26 min | Documentary
The Rufiji River flows through Tanzania in East Africa, through the vast Selous Game Reserve - the largest reserve in the whole of Africa. It is home to a variety of creatures such as the ... See full summary »
Great Rivers of Africa (1996)
Victoria Nile: River of Beginnings
26 min | Documentary
The quest to find the source of the Nile built and shattered explorers' dreams for centuries, until it was eventually discovered that the river's birthplace is Lake Victoria. Nile ... See full summary »