Burkina Faso (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Sarraounia (1986)

120 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains Voulet and Chanoine is send against the black Sultan Rabah in what is now the ... See full summary »

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Aï Keïta, Jean-Roger Milo, Féodor Atkine, Didier Sauvegrain

Votes: 125

2. Yaaba (1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo

Votes: 590

3. God's Gift (1982)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré

Votes: 210

4. The Wedding Ring (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A young woman from Niger returns to her home village after finishing college abroad.

Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Sandor Funtek, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa

Votes: 50

5. Borders (2017)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Four women from different regions develop friendships during a bus journey across West Africa, as they accomplish an everyday journey while facing the universal challenge of being independent women.

Director: Apolline Traoré | Stars: Amelie Mbaye, Naky Sy Savane, Adizelou Sidi, Unwana Udobeong

Votes: 41

6. The Night of Truth (2004)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Moussa Cissé, Georgette Paré, Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 274

7. Desrances (2019)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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After the brutal massacre of his family in Haiti, Francis Desrances resettles in the Ivory Coast. Years later Francis, his wife Aissey and 12-year-old daughter Haila await the birth of a ... See full summary »

Director: Apolline Traoré | Star: Jimmy Jean-Louis

Votes: 20

8. Samba Traoré (1992)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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Samba Traore returns to his village flush with funds. Soon enough he manages to charm the beautiful Saratou into marrying him and, along with another friend, builds the first bar their ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Bakary Sangaré, Mariam Kaba, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Irène Tassembedo

Votes: 181

9. Buud Yam (1997)

97 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Mariama Ly, Amssatou Maïga

Votes: 184

10. Tasuma (2004)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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A village elder veteran expecting his pension buys a mill on credit for the community, but the repeated requests ignored by the government bring back his fighting spirit.

Director: Kollo Sanou | Stars: Serge Henri, Aï Keïta, Besani Raoul Khalil, Noufou Ouédraogo

Votes: 54 | Gross: $0.00M

11. The Ambassador's Wife (2018)

16 min | Documentary

5.6
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We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador's wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to... See full summary »

Director: Theresa Traoré Dahlberg

Votes: 21

12. Le cri du coeur (1994)

86 min | Drama

6.2
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Moctar lives in Mali with his mother Saffi and his ailing grandfather. One day, Saffi receives a letter from France which overwhelms her with happiness. Ibrahim Sow, her husband and ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Saïd Diarra, Félicité Wouassi, Alex Descas

Votes: 58

13. Farewell, Mother-in-law (2017)

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When Fatou meets Issa, little does she know that her mother-in-law will be moving in with them few days after the wedding. From then on, Fatou's days become increasingly fraught with ... See full summary »

Director: Yacouba Napon | Stars: Gérald Somé, Charlène B. Toé, Kady Zerbo

14. Monia et Rama (2002– )

Drama

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Stars: Amélie Mbaye, Edgar Moné, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Aîssé Laty Traoré

15. Mama Africa (2002)

78 min | Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

Three African short films about young people facing social, economic and personal hardships.

Directors: Fanta Régina Nacro, Ngozi Onwurah, Zulfah Otto-Sallies, Bridget Pickering, Ingrid Sinclair | Stars: Rehane Abrahams, Brian Biragi, Brian Bovell, Damien Chamley

Votes: 46 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Malika and the Witch (2015)

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

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Every year in the village of Mossis, customary chief throws a party in his kingdom called Rassandaga in Moore, the party of meetings. This year, young girls from the neighboring village ... See full summary »

Director: Boureima Nabaloum

17. Ashakara (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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An African doctor finds a cure to a deadly virus and decides to mass produce the drug at low cost in Africa. However, a pharmaceutical multinational does not want the doctor to succeed and ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Louvin | Stars: James Campbell, Jean-Marc Pasquet, Willy Monshengwo, Nyanta-Chantal Bamela

Votes: 6

18. Une femme pas comme les autres (2009)

101 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Abdoulaye Dao | Stars: Bakary Bamba, Serge Henri, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Georgette Paré

Votes: 6

19. Balole Golden Wolf (2019)

65 min | Documentary

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In the heart of Ouagadougou, a granite quarry where nearly 2,500 people, adults and children, work in Dantean conditions, on the margins of a society that refuses to see them. But in 2014, ... See full summary »

Director: Aïcha Chloé Boro

20. Zan Boko (1988)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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In the Mossi culture, one of the rites attending the birth of a child and its induction as a new member of the community involves the burial of the placenta. The space in which the placenta... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Mathias Bayili, Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Gady Pafadnam

Votes: 64

21. No Gold for Kalsaka (2019)

80 min | Documentary

7.8
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Since the dawn of times, the inhabitants of a small village in Burkina Faso had been living with gold. But today, there is no longer any, a multinational company exploiting all natural ... See full summary »

Director: Michel K. Zongo

Votes: 9

22. Yam Daabo (1987)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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Poverty and misery are rife in Gourga, a village in the Sahel. The inhabitants must choose: stay and await international assistance or leave for more fertile regions in the country.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Moussa Blogo, Aoua Guiraud, Assita Ouedraogo, Fatima Ouedraogo

Votes: 63

23. Keita! L'héritage du griot (1995)

94 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A storyteller named Djeliba comes to the town of a young boy named Mabo with promises that he will reveal the origin of the boy's ancestry.

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Seydou Boro, Hamed Dicko, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 142

24. Le périmètre de Kamsé (2020)

90 min | Documentary

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25. La villa rouge (2014)

106 min | Thriller

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Director: Boubakar Diallo | Stars: Djamila Barry, Eugène Bayala, Mathias Bayili, Oumou Diallo

26. Bakoroman (2011)

62 min | Documentary

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Leaving your family at the age of seven, twelve, sixteen: a leap into the unknown. Taking up residence in front of a shop, in a video store, nearby a bus station. Learning how to take drugs... See full summary »

Director: Simplice Ganou

27. Rabi (1992)

62 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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A blacksmith falls off his bicycle when he tries to avoid a tortoise which crosses his path. He brings the animal home to his twelve year old son, Rabi, who becomes so fascinated that he ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Yacouba Kaboré, Chantal Nikiema

Votes: 28

28. Duga, les charognards (2019)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Directors: Abdoulaye Dao, Hervé Eric Lengani | Stars: Charles Wattara, Orockya Alorabou, Serge Henry, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 11

29. Djanta (2007)

106 min | Drama

6.6
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Djanta, a bright young female student, returns to her parent's village at the behest of the pastor who raised her since she was a child. There, she is surprised to find that her family ... See full summary »

Director: Tassere Ouédraogo | Stars: Sandra Soubeiga, Maimouna Kouate, Mimi Soungalo, Blandine Yaméogo

Votes: 5

30. Kato Kato (2006)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Léoni Kombelemsigri, Bakary Sangaré

31. Moi et mon blanc (2003)

97 min | Comedy

6.8
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An African student stranded in Paris after losing his government grant discovers a bag of drugs and money while working as a parking garage attendant.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Serge Bayala, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Anne Roussel, Bruno Predebon

Votes: 51

32. Anger of the Gods (2003)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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A king's son takes over when his father dies.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Omar Ouedraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Nouss Nabil

Votes: 26

33. Silmandé - Tourbillon (1998)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Amadou Bourou, Ali Guentas, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Anne Roussel

Votes: 16

34. Saaba (2017)

47 min | Documentary

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This new six-part digital docu-series explores a community-based attempt to fight violence in Burkina Faso in the Sahel region of West Africa. Each episode profiles a community member in ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Kramer

36. Obi (1991)

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo

37. Burkinabè Bounty (2018)

36 min | Documentary

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Burkinabè Bounty, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso-a small, landlocked country in West ... See full synopsis »

Director: Iara Lee

38. Issa le tisserand (1985)

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Ernest Ouedraogo, Assetou Sanfo

Votes: 7

39. A Close-Up on Bintou (2001)

26 min | Short

6.8
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Bintou is beaten by her husband Abel, for using housekeeping money to pay for her daughter to go to school. He believes that only his sons should be educated. Bintou is determined to earn ... See full summary »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Alima Salouka, Hyppolite Ouangrawa

Votes: 26

40. Siraba, la grande voie (2003)

104 min | Drama

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The film centers on the plan of a government minister to build a road through a sacred forest and the local community's resistance to this project.

Director: Issa Traoré de Brahima | Stars: Amadou Bourou, Pousson Lionel Bado, Mama Sylla, Abdoulaye Alain Traoré

41. En Route

10 min | Short, Drama, Family | Post-production

A father and daughter take an impromptu road trip in Ouagadougou.

Director: Leslie To | Stars: Rosine Bazié, Alain Tapsoba

42. Le sang des parias (1973)

90 min

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A young student from a family which considers itself "progressive" cannot marry the boy she loves as he comes from the caste of the smiths who are viewed as pariahs.

Director: Mamadou Djim Kola | Stars: Aminata Diawara, Mariam Fofana, Georges Ouedraogo

43. Rupture (2012)

10 min | Short, Drama, Family

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Morie, a young pregnant woman living in a small village in Burkina Faso, struggles with labor challenges.

Director: Caylee So | Stars: Denise Bande, Annita Drome, Delphine Ouattara, Fatou Zongo

44. The Price of Ignorance (2000)

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Director: Apolline Traoré

45. Kounandi (2004)

49 min | Drama

8.5
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A dwarf born into an intolerant village meets a farmer who teaches her about love, friendship and sacrifice.

Director: Apolline Traoré | Stars: Deborah Coty, Aminata Dao, Adama Koné, Noufou Ouédraogo

Votes: 11

46. Le testament (2008– )

Comedy

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Stars: Gustave Sorgho, Mariam Ouédraogo, Salimata Ouédraogo, Aîssé Laty Traoré

47. Karim and Sala (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Sibidou Ouédraogo, Hippolyte Wangrawa

Votes: 7

48. Poko (1981)

Short

6.0
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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo

Votes: 5

49. Wendemi, l'enfant du bon Dieu (1993)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Sylvain Minoungou, Sylvie Yameogo

Votes: 7


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