Ethiopia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Adey (2022– )
Stars: Bemnet Mulugeta, Israel Tilahun
2. Faya Dayi (2021)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama
A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations - and Ethiopia's most lucrative cash crop today.
Director: Jessica Beshir | Stars: DJ Express, Kawa Sherif, Salih Sigirci
3. Difret (2014)
Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.
Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha
Votes: 1,339 | Gross: $0.04M
4. Running Against the Wind (II) (2019)
116 min | Drama
In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.
Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Ashenafi Nigusu, Mikias Wolde, Joseph Reta Belay, Ferhane Beker
5. Lamb (II) (2015)
94 min | Drama, Family
When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.
Director: Yared Zeleke | Stars: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Rahel Teshome
6. Min Alesh? (2019)
84 min | Drama, Sport
The story is set in Merkato, a sprawling market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, considered to be Africa's largest open-air market, narrating the story of a girl, Selam, whose kindness and ... See full summary »
Director: Amleset Muchie | Stars: Alebachew Mekonnen, Amleset Muchie, Dirbwork Seyifu, Haddis D. Tadesse
7. Teza (2008)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and ... See full summary »
Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Aaron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun
8. Town of Runners (2012)
PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport
Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to the current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele. ... See full summary »
Director: Jerry Rothwell
9. Harvest: 3,000 Years (1975)
150 min | Drama
In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them.
Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kasu Asfaw, Gebru Kasa, Worke Kasa, Melaku Makonen
10. Hairat (2017)
6 min | Documentary, Short
For over 35 years Yussuf Mume Saleh journeys at night to the outskirts of the walled city of Harar to bond with his beloved hyenas.
Director: Jessica Beshir | Stars: Yussuf Mume Saleh, Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye
11. Price of Love (2015)
99 min | Drama
A young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.
Director: Hermon Hailay | Stars: Fereweni Gebregergs, Kassahun Getatchew, Dawit Gulilat, Eskindir Tameru
12. Sewenetwa (2019)
89 min | Drama
This is a story of young female Ethiopians who fled to Arab Worlds to work as a maid and struggle to stay safe, a heart warming and sad story.
Director: Sewmehon Yismaw
13. Enchained (2019)
98 min | Drama, History, Romance
Ethiopia, 1916: Gobeze is a timid, peace-loving, young man of 25; a brilliant student who dedicates his whole life to "Sem Ina Werq" (riddles with dual meaning). He is caught in bed with ... See full summary »
Director: Moges Tafesse | Stars: Zerihun Mulatu, Yemesrach Girma, Tesfaye Yimam, Firehiwot Kelkilew
14. Imperfect Journey (1994)
88 min | Documentary
Haile Gerima and Ryszard Kapuscinski travel around Ethiopia talking to people about their current situations and what needs to be done for future prosperity.
Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Haile Gerima, Ryszard Kapuscinski
15. Ferenj: A Graphic Memoir in Virtual Reality (2020)
Documentary, Animation, History
This experimental graphic memoir is set in an afrosurrealist VR dreamscape that explores the meaning of "home" and reclaims Ainslee's Ethiopian-American mixed-race identity. Ferenj ... See full summary »
Director: Ainslee Alem Robson | Star: Ainslee Alem Robson
16. Yegna: The Story of All of Us (2019– )
Stars: Blen Alem, Tirhas Gebru, Betelehem Sherefedin, Tsedenya Lemma
17. Ewir Amora Kelabi (2016)
85 min | Documentary | Completed
Based on a true story of Zekarias Tibebu Mesfin. Major Tibebu Mesfin has two children including myself. He was working for the Dergue Regine in Ethiopian. During the time he was working, ... See full summary »
Director: Sewmehon Yismaw | Star: Zekarias Mesfin
18. ASNI: the Life of Asnaketch Worku - Courage, Passion & Glamor in Ethiopia (2013)
80 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Completed
A documentary film on an extraordinary artist called Asnaketch Worku who is as much a cultural icon to Ethiopians as Billie Holiday is to Americans and Edith Piaf to the French. Asnaketch ... See full summary »
Director: Rachel Samuel
19. Lamba (2015)
Happy families gets the hardships and ups and downs of the family with the illness of their beloved young girl.
Director: Anteneh Haile | Stars: Welela Assefa, Meron Engeda, Girum Ermias, Lidya Moges
20. Abay vs. Vegas (2010)
Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Gabrielle Abitol, Mestawot Aragaw, Wolela Assefa, Tesfu Birhanie
21. Kerbe (2021)
105 min | Crime, Drama
Family's life turned upside down after welcoming an uncle when he sexually assaults the young daughter. It evolves around how society's perception and pressure has divided the family apart in bringing the man forward to the authorities.
Director: Alebachew Aragie | Stars: Meaza Gebrehiwet, Yihune Minwagaw, Yeabsira Tadesse, Henok Wondimu
22. Roaring Abyss (2015)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music
A sound journey accros the mountains, deserts and forests of Ethiopia and its cultural universe. Roaring Abyss will take you through an inedit collection of music recordings of unvaluable ... See full summary »
Director: Quino Piñero
23. Menged (2006)
20 min | Short
A lot can happen on the long way to the market in the Ethiopian countryside. A father and his son follow all the people's good advice... and come back to their senses.
Director: Daniel Taye Workou | Stars: Alemu Gebre Arb, Bewketu Belete, Shewaferaw Dessalegn, Tesfaye Gesesse
24. Here Come the Problems (2013)
Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
One night, a strange clone of Hitler comes to Fendika - a grassroots tavern in Addis Ababa...
Directors: Fanta Ananas, Miguel Llansó, Israel Seoane | Star: Daniel Tadesse
25. Ye Wendoch Guday (2007)
Director: Henok Ayele | Stars: Zerihun Asmamaw, Eden Asmelash, Woyneshet Belachew, Shewaferaw Dessalegn
26. Framing the Other (2012)
41 min | Documentary
Framing The Other is about a tourist whose comfortable ideas about taking photos of exotic tribal people in Ethiopia are shaken by her encounter with a Mursi woman.
Directors: Ilja Kok, Willem Timmers
27. Taza (2017)
111 min | Drama, Romance
In 1990G.C, Selam, a young beautiful and intelligent woman was aboard to study In Cuba comes back to her mother land and lives in the same house a caring older couple that rented her a ... See full summary »
Director: Kidest Yilma | Star: Yafet Henock
28. Sost Maezen (2013)
90 min | Adventure, Drama
Kaleab and Jemal are two who are willing to endure any travail to reach America and what they deem as a promise of a better life, but is it? Along the way Kaleab meets Winta, who is from ... See full summary »
Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Solomon Bogale, Joel Layogan, Samson Tadesse
29. The Seed (2010)
101 min | Fantasy
Fikir, a ten-year-old street urchin, wakes up one morning after dreaming of an angel and finds an orange outside of his makeshift dwelling. After a bully steals his shoeshine rig, he is ... See full summary »
Director: Joshua Bee Alafia | Stars: Melaku Barbisa, Wassyehun Belay, Kistet Bogale, Egla Gebreyesus Damessa
30. Sebari Milach (2021)
After a young woman gets tricked by her mom into participating in a traditional ritual, she is forced to choose between being mutilated or exiled from her tribal society.
Director: Lethabo Mokgatle | Stars: Yohanna Bellistri, Semenesh Cheksa, Sofonias Feleke, Faeben Fulford
31. Yene Fikir Ethiopia (My Love Ethiopia) (2019)
14 min | Animation, Short
Set during the time of the Red Terror war in 1970's in Ethiopia, the country's political tyranny has created huge population of refugees searching for an escape. Yene Fikir, Ethiopia, ... See full summary »
Director: Gabrielle Tesfaye
32. The Tailor Embroidery (2022)
40 min | Short, Drama | Completed
The movie is about A young, designer and married woman who sacrificed her r/ship with her dad to get married and her friend the tailor trying to redesign her doubtful thoughts about her husband, tailoring her marriage.
Director: Kalkidan Araya | Stars: Meklit Meresa, Abenezer Alemayehu, Sentayehu Tilahun, Neftalem Jote
10 min | Short, Mystery
A little baby girl is left by her parents in a parking lot in Addis Abeba and we don't know why. The young girl grows up with the dream of reuniting with her parents who left her because they couldn't support her.
Director: Zelalem Woldemariam
34. Rebuni (2015)
113 min | Drama
A wealthy businessman tries to buy land for a new factory, but develops a complicated relationship with the young woman who owns the land.
Director: Kidist Yilma | Star: Ruta Mengisteab
35. Aster (1991)
90 min | Drama, Family
Director: Solomon Bekele | Stars: Bakale Endale, Michael Endale
36. Triangle (I) (2012)
A film that will span three continents and deal with the issue of illegal immigration to America.
Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Kristos Andrews, Mahder Assefa, Abebe Balcha, Isabella Rain Barbieri
37. I Won't Bear No More (2016)
118 min | Drama, History, Sport | Completed
"Yenegen Alewldem" (I will not bear tomorrow) causes a stir for depicting - through football - what may be Ethiopia's most bloody period in history."Ye Negen Alewdlem" - nearly two hours ... See full summary »
Director: Abraham Gezahagne Assefa
38. Arsenal and Dashen and the Penalty (2017)
An Ethiopian beer company unites with players from Arsenal F.C. to recreate a famous penalty.
Director: Jordan Stone | Stars: Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey, Vincent Stone, Danny Welbeck
39. A Weakness
18 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Post-production
One boy's nascent decision to speak out about the fraught and deadly situation in his country could cost him his life - or not. A WEAKNESS explores the paranoia of an artist living in a country on the brink of civil war.
40. Two Worlds: Blood Bound (2019)
When Phil discovers that he wasn't an Orphan at adoption, he risks everything - including his life, to uncover the tortuous corruption between his developing birth-country and the Western World.
Director: Gebrehiwot Cherkos | Stars: Dawit Abate, Abebe Alemu, Alemayehu Belayneh, Sharon Darragh
41. Adamt (2013)
18 min | Short, Drama
A young Ethiopian composer and drummer struggles with a traumatic experience from his childhood when a deaf spirit appears in his life and inspires him to channel his memories in a new direction.
Director: Zelalem Woldemariam | Stars: Sayat Demissie, Mulugeta Geresu
42. People of the Delta
28 min | Short, Drama | Post-production
In Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley, a young man comes of age in a harsh time.
Director: Joseph Lawrence
Action | Announced
After years of training her body, mind and soul, Liya, a stubborn and brave young girl, comes back to her hometown to punish those who wronged her.
Stars: Hana Merhatsidek, Teferi Alemu, Nebil Nurhussein Fitwi, Befikadu Kebede
44. Adey Ababa (2020)
14 min | Documentary, Short
Ethio-Somali fashion designer Gouled Ahmed wants to challenge the way the Western world thinks about Ethiopia. Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Gouled always finds himself returning to this ... See full summary »
Director: Beza Hailu Lemma
45. Enkoklesh (2009)
90 min | Drama
Director: Beza Hailu | Star: Tseday Eshetu
46. Alganesh (2018)
60 min | Documentary
'I didn't believe it until I saw it'. A sign on a wall says this, as a hundred Eritrean refugees arrive in Endabaguna collection centre in the Tigray region in Ethiopia, after traveling in ... See full summary »
Directors: Lia Beltrami, Marianna Beltrami
4 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery | Post-production
A man in a state of being every where istrying to figure out
Director: Abel Mekasha
48. Lambadina (2015)
103 min | Drama
Lambadina is a full feature film focusing on a journey of little boy whose story starts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and ends in Los Angeles, CA.
Director: Messay Getahun | Stars: Messay Getahun, Addis Kidane, Tsion Mekonen, Bersabeh Samson
49. Dawn of Hope (1985)
28 min | Documentary, Short
Director: Mohammed Idris
50. Hiwot Ena Sak (2014)
Director: Dawit Negash | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Tariku Birhanu