Niger (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Tenere (2020)

93 min | Documentary

9.2
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The arduous journey of Bachir and his companions in a truck resembling Noah's ark. We see how they struggle both physically and emotionally with harsh natural conditions, thirst and many other problems.

Director: Hasan Söylemez

Votes: 24

2. Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It (2015)

75 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.4
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A revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cell phones, and the music of a new generation

Director: Christopher Kirkley | Stars: Fatimata Falo, Rhaicha Ibrahim, Ahmoudou Madassane, Mdou Moctar

Votes: 79

3. Zerzura (2017)

87 min | Western

6.7
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Zerzura is a feature-length ethnofiction shot in the Sahara desert. Mixing folktales and documentary, the film follows a young man from Niger who leaves home in search of an enchanted oasis.

Director: Christopher Kirkley | Stars: Ibrahim Affi, Zara Alhassane, Habiba Almoustapha, Rhissa Elryin

Votes: 24

4. Agadez, the Music and the Rebellion (2010)

75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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Tuareg nomads have lived in the Sahara Desert for centuries, connecting North Africa and West Africa with their Camel Caravans. They are fiercely independent and have become famous for ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Wyman | Stars: Jeremy Keenan, Omara Moctar, Thomas Seligman, Mohamed Serge

Votes: 11

5. Le retour d'un aventurier (1966)

34 min | Short, Western

6.3
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Back from the US to his village in Niger, a man brings western outfits to his close friends, who immediately identify with cow-boys. A bloody western begins in the savannah...

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Harouna Diarra, Djingareye Maiga, Zalika Souley, Boubakar Souna

Votes: 65

6. FVVA: Femme, villa, voiture, argent (2010)

75 min

7.8
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Ali is the image of modern Africa. He happily returns from a football match on his motorbike but a nasty surprise is waiting for him at his parents' home: he finds Haoua, his bride-to-be, ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Zingare Abdoulaye, Sawadogo Bintou, Hemazro Ivonne, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 10

7. Le wazzou polygame (1971)

50 min | Drama

6.3
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An Islamic faithful returns from his holy pilgrimage to Mecca with the venerated title "el hajji". On his return he falls in love with his daughter's friend Santou, who is already engaged ... See full summary »

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Joseph Salamatou, Zalika Souley

Votes: 54

8. Abimbola ou Shaki (2019)

Short

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An ethnographic study of the mostly Muslim people of the native Yoruba community in the town of Shaking in western Nigeria.

Director: Moustapha Alassane

9. Men in Trouble (2016)

87 min | Drama

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A happy home is thrown into a home of war when the wife's flirty little sister comes visiting on holiday and any man she lays her eyes becomes a prey even her sisters husband.

Director: Paul Omoruyi | Stars: Seun Akindele, Damilola Awosemo, Prisca Iwuoha, Eric Obinna

10. Toula ou Le génie des eaux (2017)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young ... See full summary »

Directors: Moustapha Alassane, Anna Soehring | Stars: Isaa Bania, Solange Delanne, Parfait Kondo, Sotigui Kouyaté

Votes: 24

11. L'éxilé (1980)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Based on a traditional African tale. A king has the habit whilst walking in disguise on the streets of his kingdom to listen to the wishes of his own people. One day he overhears two ... See full summary »

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Zalika Souley, Damouré Zika

Votes: 13

12. Cabascabo (1969)

45 min | Drama

6.0
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Cabascabo, a veteran of the French colonial army in Indochina, returns to his home town in Niger, acclaimed by friends and relatives. In fragmented flash-backs, he tells the story of his adventure and the battles in that distant land.

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Zalika Souley, Dan Baba Ali, Balarabi

Votes: 47

13. Babatu (1976)

95 min | Biography, War

6.6
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Once upon a time, in the middle of the last century, a great warrior named Babatou. Nigerian jumper from the region Dounga Gurunsi invaded the country and settled there. The brave prisoners... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Lam Ibrahim Dia, Diama, Oumarou Ganda, Mariama

Votes: 7

14. Kokoa (2019)

13 min | Animation, Short

6.4
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Director: Moustapha Alassane

Votes: 14

15. Samba le grand (1977)

14 min | Animation, Short

5.3
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The adventures of a legendary hero, Sambagana, who, dazzled by the beauty of a princess, asks her in marriage. She imposes several tests, and he wins them all, but only death will eventually bring the two together.

Director: Moustapha Alassane

Votes: 26

16. Wedding Marriage (2017)

30 min | Short

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In this hybrid of fiction and documentary, Alassane chronicles the married life of a young Zharma ethnic Muslim couple living in the Niger River valley.

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Soumana, Zenabou

17. Saitane (1973)

55 min | Drama

7.0
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A sorcerer (played by the director himself) controls all activities in a village. Manipulating the different parties, the sorcerer promises love, good health and riches in exchange for the ... See full summary »

Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Moussa Alzouma, Oumarou Ganda, Zaïnabou Lobo, Zalika Souley

Votes: 10

18. Al'lèèssi... Une actrice africaine (2005)

69 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Zalika Souley, Moustapha Alassane, Mahamane Bakabe, Moustapha Diop

Votes: 9

19. Si les cavaliers (1982)

90 min

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Director: Mahamane Bakabe | Stars: Louche Abdou, Yagi Dogo, Zalika Souley

20. Les cow boys sont noirs (1966)

Documentary, Short

6.5
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Director: Serge Moati | Stars: Djingarey Malga, Boubacar Souna

Votes: 6

21. Baabu Banza (1985)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Mariama Hima

22. Bon voyage, Sim (1966)

5 min | Animation, Short

5.2
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Sim, the President of the Toad Republic, goes on a journey invited by a neighboring president. He makes several pompous speeches, and gets a university named after him despite not having done anything to benefit the other toads.

Director: Moustapha Alassane

Votes: 20

23. For the Best and for the Onion! (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Sani Elhadj Magori

24. Koukan Kourcia (Le cri de la tourterelle) (2011)

62 min | Documentary

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Director: Sani Elhadj Magori | Star: Zabaya Hussey

25. Nuages noirs (1979)

100 min

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Director: Djingareye Maiga | Stars: Dorothe Dosso Yovo, Damouré Zika

26. L'étoile noire (1976)

95 min

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Director: Djingareye Maiga | Stars: Moustapha Alassane, Aissa Indji, Bernard Louno, Djingareye Maiga

27. Zaboa (1978)

Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

28. Aube noire (1983)

90 min

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Director: Djingareye Maiga | Stars: Salah Sannousi, Amina Sidibé, Zalika Souley, Damouré Zika

29. Agaïssa (2001)

2 min | Short

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In Niger, the oral tradition and its moral lessons are passed on through tales and stories. Agaïssa is the story of a young princess who does not listen to her parents, neither to the wisemen, and who just does what she fancies to do.

Director: Moustapha Alassane

30. Au centre de la Terre, des puits et des hommes (2008 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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A man stands at the mouth of a well, donning a rudimentary rope harness. Camera in hand, he dives into the well and starts a 126 meters drop, at the end of which he reaches two men working ... See full summary »

Director: Ingrid Patetta

31. La Robe du temps (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Malam Saguirou

32. Agwane mon Village (1982)

Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

33. LA COLERE DANS LE VENT (2016)

Documentary

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Director: Amina Weira

34. Les contre Bandiers (1969)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

35. Wasan kara (1980)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Inoussa Ousseini

36. Jamyya (1971)

Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

37. Soolo (2000)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

38. Soubane (1974)

Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

39. The Doctor from Gafire (1986)

90 min | Drama

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A young doctor named Karunga just graduated from a European university; is sent to a village where a man named Ouba lives. Obua is a healer who his people respect.

Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Merlin N'Diagne, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Hima Amadou

40. Les Magiciens de l'Ader (2000)

Short

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

41. Kankamba ou le semeur de discorde (1982)

85 min

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

42. Siberi (1973)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

43. L'arachide de Santchira (1964)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

44. La Pileuse de Mil (1962)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

45. Malbaza (1967)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

46. Gourimou (1982)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

47. Tagimba (2003)

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Director: Moustapha Alassane

48. 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: 8

49. Those Who Veil (2013)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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A journey with the Tuareg. From Agadez to Timbuktu.

Director: Daliso Leslie

50. Business Challenge (2014– )

Documentary

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Star: Seydou Souley Mahamadou


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