Ethiopia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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61 Metascore

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: 1,209 | Gross: $0.04M

2. Running Against the Wind (II) (2019)

116 min | Drama

8.7
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In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Mikias Wolde, Ashenafi Nigusu, Joseph Reta Belay, Samrawit Desalegn

Votes: 49

3. Faya Dayi (2021)

120 min | Documentary | Completed

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

4. Lamb (II) (2015)

94 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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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

Votes: 689

5. Teza (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

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

Votes: 529

6. Price of Love (2015)

99 min | Drama

6.0
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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

Votes: 34

7. Min Alesh? (2019)

84 min | Drama

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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, Henok Wondimu

8. Lambadina (2015)

103 min | Drama

8.8
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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

Votes: 10

9. Framing the Other (2012)

Documentary

8.1
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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

Votes: 34

10. Harvest: 3,000 Years (1975)

150 min | Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 160

11. Roaring Abyss (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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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

Votes: 11

12. Arsenal and Dashen and the Penalty (2017)

Short, Sport

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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

13. Hairat (2017)

6 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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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

Votes: 68

14. Triangle (I) (2012)

Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 11

15. Town of Runners (2012)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport

7.0
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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

Votes: 130

16. Enchained (2019)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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

17. Menged (2006)

20 min | Short

7.4
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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

Votes: 29

18. Here Come the Problems (2013)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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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

Votes: 36

19. Yegna: The Story of All of Us (2019– )

Drama

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Stars: Blen Alem, Tirhas Gebru, Tsedenya Lemma, Betelehem Sherefedin

20. Abay vs. Vegas (2010)

Romance

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Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Gabrielle Abitol, Mestawot Aragaw, Wolela Assefa, Tesfu Birhanie

21. Two Worlds: Blood Bound (2019)

Action

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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

22. Mud road (2019)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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In South Ethiopia, an ambulance's driver has to bring a young lady to the hospital for delivery. It's a long journey along a road full of mud.

Director: Francesco de Giorgi

23. New Voices in an Old Flower (2017)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary

7.7
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"It was an era, it was the start of a new vision" says Amha Eshete, the first Ethiopian music producer back in the Golden Age, the days of Swingin' Addis. The album releases that have ... See full summary »

Director: Quino Piñero

Votes: 10

24. Ballad of the Spirits (2016)

13 min | Short, Drama, History

7.7
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Ballad of the Spirits tells a story of a man who is resistant to change. As a grander picture, Its a quiet love letter to a city, whose culture and identity is being degraded with every ... See full summary »

Director: Beza Hailu Lemma | Stars: Redeat Abate, Kirubel Atnafu

Votes: 10

25. Simet (2020)

Adventure

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Director: Hildana Belaynh | Stars: Yednekachew Tesfaye, Yared Yilma

26. Inheritance (Wurse) (2019– )

30 min | Drama

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27. ASNI: the Life of Asnaketch Worku - Courage, Passion & Glamor in Ethiopia (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Completed

8.4
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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

Votes: 5

28. The Seed (2010)

101 min | Fantasy

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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

29. Blood Is Not Fresh Water (1997)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Theo Eshetu

30. Lamba (2015)

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Director: Anteneh Haile | Stars: Welela Assefa, Meron Engeda, Girum Ermias, Lidya Moges

31. Ewir Amora Kelabi (2016)

85 min | Documentary | Completed

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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

32. Ferenj: A Graphic Memoir in Virtual Reality (2020)

Documentary, Animation, History

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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

33. Rebuni (2015)

113 min | Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 5

34. Where Is My Dog? (2010)

28 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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One day, Tokola's dog Leman disappeared. Tokola is a closed friend of Yohannes Feleke and Miguel Llanso, so that's why the filmmakers reflected on the value of a dog and the great amount of... See full summary »

Directors: Yohannes Feleke, Miguel Llansó | Star: Tekola Tekle Ab

Votes: 8

35. Run (III) (2006)

8 min | Short, Horror

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Director: Semagngeta Aychiluhem | Stars: Seyoum Belay Seyoum, Betelhem Damena, Biniyam Demse, Christina Lilay

36. Guzo (2009)

101 min | Drama

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A Japanese mafia member is given the emotional job of killing his superior and taking him to the disposal area. Enroute, control is taken from him and events take a strange turn when he ... See full summary »

Director: Aida Ashenafi | Stars: Shewangizaw Astatke, Belgnesh Belayneh

37. The Strong Force (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama, War

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At the outbreak of war, an elderly rancher refuses to evacuate, instead struggling to reach his cows while reliving his most cherished memories.

Director: Isabelle Zaugg

38. I Won't Bear No More (2016)

118 min | Drama, History, Sport | Completed

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"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

39. China in Ethiopia (2017)

30 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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China in Ethiopia is a documentary that tells the stories of two employees from a Chinese manufacturing company in Ethiopia which produces plastic products; the first subject is an ... See full summary »

Director: You Zhou

40. 3002 (1976)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Teferi Bizuayehu

41. Aster (1991)

90 min | Drama, Family

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Director: Solomon Bekele | Stars: Bakale Endale, Michael Endale

42. The Nanny (2003)

142 min | Drama

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In Washington, DC, an aging and spiteful housewife takes her frustration out on her just-hired nanny, a newly arrived immigrant from Ethiopia.

Director: Nikodimos Fikru | Stars: Nafkote Fikru, Hamza Abdo, Hiruy Abdu, Meseret Bekele

43. Merkato (2012)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Merkato is a visually gripping and nuanced documentary of three personal stories that reflect a community of people surviving in one of the oldest and largest open air markets in Africa. ... See full summary »

Director: Sosena Solomon

44. The Walk of Abuka (2017)

12 min | Short

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Directors: Tofik Hussen, Yidnekachew Gashaw Wendimagegn | Star: Yabsera Nuredin

45. The 11th Hour (II) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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A family drama set in Addis, revolves around a father struggling to save his only daughter from a heart problem that can not be treated locally

Director: Zelalem Woldemariam | Stars: Solomon Bogale, Bersabeh Melaku

Votes: 17

46. Enkoklesh (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Beza Hailu | Star: Tseday Eshetu

47. Anelakekem (2014)

Comedy

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Director: Mulualem Getachew | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Solomon Muhe

48. Taza (2017)

111 min | Drama, Romance

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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

49. Forged Ways (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Forged Ways combines elements of documentary, narrative, and experimental form to create an experience that brings the viewer in as an active participant as opposed to a passive witness. ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Asili

50. Ye Wonz Maibel (1995)

80 min

6.7
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Director: Salem Mekuria

Votes: 6


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