Mali (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Brightness (1987)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita

Votes: 2,055

2. Bamako (2006)

115 min | Drama

6.7
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Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé

Votes: 1,249 | Gross: $0.11M

3. Life on Earth (1998)

61 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Mohamed Sissako, Bourama Coulibaly

Votes: 337

4. The Wind (1982)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.6
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Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Fousseyni Sissoko, Goundo Guissé, Balla Moussa Keita, Ismaila Sarr

Votes: 241

5. Work (1978)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Balla Moussa Keita, Baba Niare, Bubukar Keita, Omou Diarra

Votes: 185

6. Guimba the Tyrant (1995)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Votes: 200

7. The Young Girl (1975)

88 min | Drama

6.9
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A young mute woman is raped and becomes pregnant, with disastrous consequences within her family. The film also sketches the social/economic situation in urban Mali in the 1970s, ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Dounamba Dany Coulibaly, Gogo Danba, Fanta Diabate, Omou Diarra

Votes: 87

8. Behind the Blue Veil (2013)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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This revealing film documents the remaining fragments of the nomadic Tuareg culture and examines a people's struggle for survival from a variety of perspectives.

Director: Robyn Symon

Votes: 5

9. Mother of the Dunes (1997)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of Zamiatou, a Songhaï woman, in North Eastern Mali. With two young sons, a pretty daughter and a handicapped husband, Zamiatou struggles to survive in a remote and barren area. ... See full summary »

Director: Abdoulaye Ascofare | Stars: Aminata Ousmane, Balla Moussa Keita, Safiatou Mahamane, Oumar Mbarek

Votes: 41

10. Faro: Goddess of the Waters (2007)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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Zanga is driven out of his village. After many years, he returns to find out who is father is. At the moment of his arrival, something happens that the villagers interpret as the river spirit Faro's angry reaction to the bastard's coming.

Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné

Votes: 86

11. Our House (2015)

96 min | Documentary

5.4
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This is about a house in Bamako , an artist's house. This house is a link to his parents, to his history, to his memories. One day in 2008, his sisters are unlawfully evicted from it. This ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Aminata Cissé, Badjénèba Cissé, Magnini Koroba Cissé

Votes: 12

12. Kabala (2002)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Hamalla is banished from his village in Mali, due to ancient prejudices. He returns four years later versed in modern technology at a time in which the village's future hangs on the brink ... See full summary »

Director: Assane Kouyaté | Stars: Modibo Traoré, Djénéba Koné, Fily Traoré, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 29

13. Tell Me Who You Are (2009)

135 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sokona Gakou, Assane Kouyate, Badra Alou Sissoko

Votes: 30

14. O Sembene! (2013)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Souleymane Cissé

15. Nyamanton (1986)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Chaka Diarra, Alikaou Kanté, Maciré Kanté, Koti

Votes: 24

16. Finzan (1989)

107 min | Drama

7.0
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Two women rebel against the traditions of a village society.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Diarrah Sanogo, Oumar Namory Keita, Koti, Sadou Touré

Votes: 45

17. Fire! (1991)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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A young forest ranger who sees that his work holds the key to the future of his country is disgusted at the short-sighted, money-grubbing ways of his superiors.

Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Djeneba Diawara, Mamadou Fomba, Balla Moussa Keita, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 23

18. Sigui synthèse, l'invention de la parole et de la mort (1981)

123 min | Documentary

8.0
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About the Sigui Dogon festival, which lasts seven years and takes place only every sixty years. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa. ... See full summary »

Directors: Germaine Dieterlen, Jean Rouch

Votes: 5

19. Five Days in a Life (1973)

50 min

7.6
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Falaye Dabo, Myriam Thiam

Votes: 5

20. Le masque de San (2015)

84 min | Drama

7.1
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A man and an African mask both return to their native Mali, where they embark on an ethnological road trip, which transforms with every step deeper into the African bush, eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Sarasin | Stars: Bakary Sangaré, Mamadou Kaba Diané, Viviane Sidibé, Anne Kreis

Votes: 10

21. Tinye So (2010)

25 min | Short, Mystery

6.2
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In Bambara tradition, the dead is supposed to be the truth holder. But because they are no longer heard, the ancestors decide to speak for the very last time. They are going to tell their truth and then they will fall silent.

Director: Daouda Coulibaly | Stars: Bocar Ba, Tehibou Bagayoko, Tiécoura Traoré

Votes: 5

22. Océan (2013)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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It's the holiday period of the Summer of 79, by the ocean. 10-year-old Jean realizes that his mother and father don't love each other anymore. Suddenly, the family is confronted with death.

Director: Emmanuel Laborie | Stars: Adam Lenglen, Julia Faure, Michaël Abiteboul, Cyrius Rosset

Votes: 17

23. Seventeen (2016)

5 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Fasséry Kamissoko | Stars: Fasséry Kamissoko, Amadou Koné, Aboubacar Outtara, Quentin Coulon

24. The Terrible Child (1993)

11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

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Director: Kadiatou Konaté | Stars: Bocoum, Habou Traore, Traore Boire, Coulibaly Tenin

25. Toiles d'araignées (2011)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Ibrahima Touré | Stars: Viviane Sidibé, N'Tji Yacouba Traoré, Boubacar Belco Diallo, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 6

26. Da Monzon, la conquête de Samanyana (2011)

120 min | Drama, History, War

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Director: Sidy Diabate | Stars: Kadidia Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Diabate, Namory Diabate

27. Lala ni Binefou (1993 TV Short)

35 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Fanta Berthe, Habib Dembélé

28. Sand Fishers (2012)

72 min | Documentary

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"Sand fishing" within the river Niger: the lack of water and fish forces Mali's inhabitants to create a new livelihood. Young men take sand from the riverbed and sell it to the flourishing ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Samoute Diarra

29. A Banna (1980)

90 min

5.2
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Director: Kalifa Dienta | Stars: Fanta Diallo, Zoumana Yoro Traore

Votes: 11

30. Kiri Kara Watita (1986)

80 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré

31. Ta genethlia tis Tilemahis (1985)

27 min | Short

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Director: Patrice Vivancos | Stars: Olivia Desonak, Maori Diallo

32. Fantan Fanga (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

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An albino villager is decapitated by a gang of headhunters. The latter take his head to a local witchdoctor who believes that albino body parts can make people rich or potent. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Ladji Diakite, Adama Drabo | Stars: Souleymane Diakite, Djenebou Kone, Modibo Traoré

33. The cultural journey to Timbuktu (2015)

52 min | Documentary, History, Music | Completed

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We are following some key personalities from the Malian cultural scene, which are showing through their activities, the Importance of Culture/Music/Art in the Malian society. The film tries... See full summary »

Director: Marco Romano

34. Trace (III) (2011)

6 min | Short, Action, Drama

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Babacar is a young man who is tracking down and killing his childhood friends....

Director: Oumar Niguizie Sinenta | Stars: Daniel Francois Dembele, Aboubacar Draba, Moussa Fonba

35. Chambre Noire (2014)

20 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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Darkroom tells the story of a young mad woman, Fatou, who keep captive in a Darkroom, Babacar after having forced him to kill his own wife.

Director: Oumar Niguizie Sinenta | Stars: Honorine Diama, Jeanne Diama, Aboubacar Draba, Abdoulaye Mangane

36. Drogba est mort (2010)

9 min | Short, Drama

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Directors: Moussa Diarra, Eric Rivot | Stars: Souleymane Cissé, Lambert Coulibaly, Fanta Coulibary, Sambou Diarra

37. Village apaisé (2019)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Issouf Bah | Stars: Gaoussou Guindo, Diakaria Diallo

38. Hamou-Beya, Sand Fishers (2012)

55 min | Documentary, History

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The Bozo of Mali are people of the water. For generations, they have lived along the banks of the Niger river, fishing for their livelihood. But climate change and drought have brought ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Samoute Diarra

39. An Be Nodo (1980)

105 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré

40. Bamunan (1990)

100 min

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Daily life in a rural village of Mali. Harvest, children's games, a wedding, a theft, the clumsy intervention of the police, and a leper despised by the whole village.

Director: Issa Falaba Traoré | Stars: Mamadou Doumbia, Maîmouna Kone, Marietou Kouyaté, Ibrahima Sory Togola

41. Wandyalanka (1972)

81 min

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Director: Alkaly Kaba | Stars: Falaye Dabo, Myriam Thiam

42. Yelema III (2005 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Oumou Berthé, Fatoumata Bâ, Ben Haïdara, Abdoul Keïta

43. Yelema II (1997)

72 min | Drama

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Safi, a young girl who took over from her father at the head of the family business, directs her activities towards long-term investment. But her project is compromised because of the allocation of developed areas.

Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Fatoumata Bâ, Kelu Diallo, Ben Haïdara, Alou Makanguile

44. Segu janjo (1989)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.2
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Director: Mambaye Coulibaly

Votes: 5

45. Falato (1989)

68 min

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Nouman Kante, Barou Koite, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Tshala Muana

46. Victimes de nos richesses (Pays pillés très endettés) (2007)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Kal Touré

47. Jarabe de Palo y la ONG Voces en Bamako (2010 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Dani Torres | Stars: Pau Donés, Àlex Tenas

48. Kasso Den (1980)

82 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Star: Fanta Berthe

49. Les aventures de Sékou (2001)

26 min | Short

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Director: Boubacar Sidibé

50. Diallabougou massa (1994 TV Short)

26 min | Short

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé


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