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1. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 76,976 | Gross: $5.10M

2. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 39,407 | Gross: $9.42M

3. The Endless Summer (1966)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 4,418

4. Les poupées russes (2005)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France

Votes: 17,863 | Gross: $0.32M

5. Black Girl (1966)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene

Votes: 2,203

6. 5x2 (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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62 Metascore

Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Stéphane Freiss, Françoise Fabian, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 8,093 | Gross: $0.13M

7. Hyenas (1992)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Ami Diakhate, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mansour Diouf, Calgou Fall

Votes: 600

8. Xala (1975)

123 min | Comedy

6.8
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb, Fatim Diagne

Votes: 1,311

9. The Shape of Water (2006)

70 min | Documentary

8.0
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THE SHAPE OF WATER (narrator: Susan Sarandon) Interweaves the intimate and powerful stories of Khady, Oraiza, Bilkusben, Dona Antonia, Gila - living in Senegal, Brazil, India, and Jerusalem... See full summary »

Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Votes: 21

10. The Southern Star (1969)

M | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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In 1912 West Africa, diamond tycoon Kramer hires penniless American fortune hunter Dan Rockland, who's posing as a geologist, but when a huge diamond is found, everyone wants to steal it.

Directors: Sidney Hayers, Orson Welles | Stars: George Segal, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Ian Hendry

Votes: 336

11. Selam (2013)

Drama, Romance

6.9
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This epic story is based on true events that has been in progress for more than 20 years in which a number of young people in love of peace and humanity leave their countries to teach, help... See full summary »

Director: Levent Demirkale | Stars: Burçin Abdullah, Selma Alispahic, Tin Cvitanovic, Muhamed Dupovac

Votes: 2,460

12. Koran by Heart (2011)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary, News

7.3
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A global contest reading of the Quran by young Muslim children that takes place in Cairo, Egypt annually during Ramadan. A coming of age story about Muslim kids in modern times.

Director: Greg Barker

Votes: 265

13. Karmen Gei (2001)

86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.

Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka | Stars: Djeïnaba Diop Gaï, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Doss

Votes: 193

14. Passage du milieu (2000)

78 min | Drama, History

6.1
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A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route.

Director: Guy Deslauriers | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Maka Kotto

Votes: 99

15. Little Senegal (2001)

97 min | Drama

7.0
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After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Traoré

Votes: 384

16. Le radeau de la Méduse (1990)

130 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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Jean Yanne, Daniel Mesguich, Claude Jade: A la recherche de la fortune et du paradis ils ne connurent que l'enfer.

Director: Iradj Azimi | Stars: Jean Yanne, Daniel Mesguich, Claude Jade, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 213

17. Binta y la gran idea (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Family, Short

7.4
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Binta, a little girl from Senegal, tells us about the everyday life in her village, the importance of education for the girls, and about her father's great idea to make the world a better place.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Zeynabou Diallo, Agnile Sambou, Aminata Sane

Votes: 466

18. TGV (1998)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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The TGV? No, it is not the famous French high-speed train, but instead the rickety and colourful bus operated, driven, repaired and, if need be, pushed by the intrepid "Rambo". This time, ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Makena Diop, Al Hamdou Traore, Bernard Giraudeau, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Votes: 153

19. Le franc (I) (1994)

Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy

6.7
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A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Dieye Ma, Aminata Fall, Demba Bâ

Votes: 170

20. Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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A short film which documents the lives of women in a rural Senegal.

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 278

21. En el mundo a cada rato (2004)

116 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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Five documentary shorts about various children from the third world.

Directors: Javier Corcuera, Patricia Ferreira, Javier Fesser, Chus Gutiérrez, Pere Joan Ventura | Star: Vicenta N'Dongo

Votes: 83

22. The Strangest Stranger (2017)

73 min | Documentary, Biography

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A Jewish man in Tokyo named Joni Waka, who uses to call himself "Johnnie Walker", is the model of a character in Haruki Murakami's novel Kafka on the Shore. Joni Waka also claims that he is... See full summary »

Director: Magnus Bärtås

23. Retour à Gorée (2007)

110 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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Because jazz is the miraculous product of the horror of slavery, Youssou N'Dour returned to the slave route and the music they created, in search of new inspiration. Accompanied by the ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud | Stars: Youssou N'Dour, Moncef Genoud, Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, Idris Muhammad

Votes: 47

24. Aligato (2003)

11 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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A couple has dinner at a restaurant. They speak French; he is from Senegal, she is Japanese. He produces a ring and asks her to marry him. She accepts. Delighted, they leave the restaurant.... See full summary »

Director: Maka Sidibe | Stars: Maka Sidibe, Raquel Jouanneau, Anatole Yun, Philippe Bénard

Votes: 32

25. Wallah Je te jure (2016)

63 min | Documentary

7.2
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"Wallah - Je te jure" tells the stories of men and women travelling along West African migration routes to Italy. Senegal's rural villages, Niger's bus stations and "ghettos" full of ... See full summary »

Director: Marcello Merletto

Votes: 6

26. King Lati the First (2008)

70 min | Documentary

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Lati is only eight years old, but he already has a heavy load on his shoulders. Born in Tel Aviv to a Senegalese father and a Belarusian mother, he is heir to the throne of a Senegalese ... See full summary »

Director: Uri Bar-On

27. Movement (R)evolution Africa (2007)

65 min | Documentary

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In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers tell stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan | Stars: Beatrice Kombe, Nadia Beugre, Nora Chipaumire, Sello Pesa

28. L'ami y'a bon (2005)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.8
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Tells the tragic story of the Senegalese colonials who were drafted to help repel the German blitzkrieg invasion of France in World War II. "The Colonial Friend" is an animated film in ... See full summary »

Director: Rachid Bouchareb

Votes: 57

29. Laamb (2013)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

9.1
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In modern times, Senegalese wrestling has developed into a national sport with packed stadiums and huge prizes. Today, the fight is supplemented with bare knuckle boxing but without any ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristoffer Hegnsvad, Peter Alsted | Star: Ndoff

Votes: 7

30. Walk All Night: A Drum Beat Journey (2016)

86 min | Documentary

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An idealistic social worker initiates an ambitious project to take a group of street musicians to West Africa. Fascinated by the sounds of bucket drummers she meets on Chicago's south side,... See full summary »

Directors: Kate Benzschawel, Mallory Sohmer | Stars: Atoumane Gueye, Medoune Yacine Gueye, D'Quan Jackson, LaVern Jackson

31. Le sacré (1997)

20 min | Documentary

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Director: Franck Schneider | Stars: Djibril Diop Mambéty, Sotigui Kouyaté, Mohamed Soudani

32. Viaje al Senegal (2013)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Oriol Corbella, Imanol Uribe

33. Mon beau sourire (2007)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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The tattooing of the gums is a very widespread custom in West Africa. This ancient tradition, done to the rhythm of djembe drum, is perpetuated even in modern days. This short film allows ... See full summary »

Director: Angèle Diabang Brener

34. Africa Open for Business (2005)

58 min | Documentary

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Imagine an Africa with entrepreneurial spirit, striving to take care of itself and find African solutions to African problems. That is what you will see in this groundbreaking one-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Pineau

35. Dakar è una metropoli (1966)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ansano Giannarelli

36. The Sereer: Desperately Trying to Please God (2014)

69 min | Documentary

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The people of the Sereer tribe in Senegal, West Africa, live in an ancient culture that was historically steeped in Animism, Voodoo and demon worship. In the past two centuries modern Islam... See full summary »

Director: Ken Beale | Stars: Alton Lanier, Barbara Lanier, Jeremy Johns, John Hinds

37. Le Fou (2015)

4 min | Short

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Director: Christopher Michael Tew | Star: Pierre-Claver Belleka

38. Walking with Life: The Birth of a Human Rights Movement in Africa (2010 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Family

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Human rights education in Senegal triggers a re-examination of Koranic law and traditions like forced early marriage and female circumcision, causing a historic movement towards positive social change.

Director: Kenny Mann | Star: Issa Saka

39. Les pionniers des cinémas d'Afrique (1997)

24 min | Documentary

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Director: Franck Schneider | Stars: Tahar Cheriaa, Annette M'Baye, Ousmane Sembene

40. Mambety blues, musiques d'Afrique (1997)

27 min | Documentary

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Director: Franck Schneider | Stars: Ben Diogaye Beye, Wasis Diop, Aminata Fall, Moussa Sene Absa

41. Dakar, the Principal Port of Senegal, French West Africa (1914)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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42. Faro (2009)

Short, Music

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Director: Volker Goetze | Star: Ablaye Cissoko

43. This Is Us: Video Stories from Senegalese Youth (2010)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Senegalese students who live in villages without electricity to write, film, and narrate stories about their daily lives, hopes, and challenges. From cooking meals to studying by ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Teicher

44. Alhamdoulilah! (2004)

56 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the collaboration between an international group of students of DASARTS (Amsterdam) and 'L'Ecole Des Sables (Toubab Dialaw, Senegal). (This film was created by Janica Draisma during the editing phase in Amsterdam).

Director: Janica Draisma | Stars: Germain Acogny, Alida Neslo

45. Son ou gal (1965)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Claude-Jean Bonnardot | Star: François Perrot

46. Ubu buur (2008)

63 min | Documentary

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Director: Alessandro Renda | Stars: Boubacar Diaw, Khadim Faye, Moussa Gning, Roberto Magnani

47. Diol Kadd. Vita, diari e riprese in un villaggio del Senegal (2010)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Gianni Celati

48. Teranga Blues (2007)

95 min | Musical

6.6
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After being discovered illegally residing in France, a young Senegalese musician is sent home with only 20 euros in his pocket. After a series of poor decisions, he falls into an abyss of ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Lord Alajiman, Juliette Ba, Yakhara Deme, Zeka Laplaine

Votes: 7

49. Dakar, un siècle (1950)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este

50. (Re)Union (2007)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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(Re)Union uses contemporary dance to examine the relationship between Africans and African Americans who have been displaced through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Four African American ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Joye Houston | Stars: Alexndra Joye Houston, Lela Aisha Jones, Julius Olabayo Ogunrinola, Sarah Naa Ayeley Okine