Senegal (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Black Girl (1966)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene

Votes: 2,873

2. Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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91 Metascore

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 3,376 | Gross: $0.21M

3. Journey of the Hyena (1973)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.1
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Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang, Christoph Colomb, Mustapha Ture

Votes: 2,117

4. Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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In a rural African village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, a teenage girl hatches a secret plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage.

Director: Jeremy Teicher | Stars: Alpha Dia, Cheikh Dia, Mboural Dia, Mouhamed Diallo

Votes: 125

5. Nafi's Father (2019)

107 min | Drama

7.6
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a fight between an Imam and his powerful brother over their childrens' marriage. At stake: how a small community slowly drifts towards extremism.

Director: Mamadou Dia | Stars: Saikou Lo, Alassane Sy, Penda Daly Sy, Aicha Talla

Votes: 30

6. Xala (1975)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A corrupt politician is cursed with impotence on the night of his third wedding after embezzling 100 tons of rice.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb, Fatim Diagne

Votes: 1,492

7. Sakho & Mangane (2019– )

52 min | Action, Mystery

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Two cops with very different methods, solving mysterious murder cases surrounded by black magic.

Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Yann Gael, Christiane Dumont, Fatou-Elise Ba

8. Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

6.8
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The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

Votes: 715

9. The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Moussa Baldé, Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Dieynaba Laam

Votes: 587

10. Borom sarret (1963)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Ly Abdoulay, Albourah

Votes: 782

11. Faat Kiné (2001)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Venus Seye, Mame Ndoumbé, Ndiagne Dia, Mariama Balde

Votes: 252 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Karmen Gei (2001)

86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

6.0
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67 Metascore

Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.

Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka | Stars: Djeïnaba Diop Gaï, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Doss

Votes: 213

13. Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

157 min | Drama, War

7.6
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In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.

Directors: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Ismaila Cissé, Ababacar Sy Cissé

Votes: 433

14. Emitaï (1971)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Andongo Diabon, Robert Fontaine, Michel Renaudeau, Ousmane Camara

Votes: 280

15. Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

6.9
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59 Metascore

Senegalese pop sensation Youssou Ndour has spent the last 20 years in the spotlight as a world-renowned musician and the iconic representative "voice of Africa." At the height of his career... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Moustapha Mbaye, Kabou Guèye

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.17M

16. Saloum (2020)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

2003, three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.

Director: Jean Luc Herbulot | Stars: Yann Gael, Roger Sallah, Mentor Ba, Bruno Henry

17. Le franc (I) (1994)

Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy

6.7
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A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Dieye Ma, Aminata Fall, Demba Bâ

Votes: 218

18. Tableau ferraille (1997)

Not Rated | 92 min

7.1
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Tells the story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall. Daam, a well-intentioned but vacillating European-trained politician must choose between two social paradigms exemplified ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Ismaël Lô, Ndèye Fatou Ndaw, Thierno Ndiaye Doss, Ahmed Attia

Votes: 48

19. The Price of Forgiveness (2001)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Mythical story about a fishing village on the south coast of Senegal. Two men in the village are both in love with the same beautiful girl.

Director: Mansour Sora Wade | Stars: Hubert Koundé, Rokhaya Niang, Gora Seck, Alioune Ndiaye

Votes: 105

20. Sembene! (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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68 Metascore

Meet Ousmane Sembene, the African freedom fighter who used stories as his weapon.

Directors: Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 122 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Contained (2016)

8 min | Short, Drama

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A man quarantined for being suspected of having Ebola begins to question his health as well as his psychological state.

Director: Mamadou Dia | Stars: Hoji Fortuna, Zainab Musa

22. Badou Boy (1970)

56 min | Comedy

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Sarcastic look at Senegal's capital following the adventures of a somewhat immoral street urchin.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Laminé Ba, Al Demba Ciss, Christoph Colomb, Aziz Diop Mambéty

Votes: 116

23. Fad'jal (1979)

108 min | Documentary

6.7
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Director: Safi Faye

Votes: 6

24. Samedi Cinema (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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Two children write letters to get enough money to go to the cinema. Saturday is their last chance to see the ending of the movie. The local city theater is closing down.

Director: Mamadou Dia | Stars: Cheikh Anta Diogue, Fallou Keita, Assane Lo, Saikou Lô

Votes: 18

25. Billo - Il Grand Dakhaar (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

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A Senegalese boy arrives in Italy in search of fortune, with the desire to work in the fashion world. But life throws in some tragicomic situations.

Director: Laura Muscardin | Stars: Thierno Thiam, Susy Laude, Marco Bonini, Paolo Gasparini

Votes: 36

26. City of Contrasts (1969)

22 min | Short

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A somewhat-humorous look at the city of Dakar, its people, architecture, politics, social behavior, and even the white French tourists, and especially the influence of France's culture and ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty

Votes: 93

27. Dakar Trottoirs (2013)

Thriller

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Director: Hubert Laba Ndao | Stars: Charles Correa, Eriq Ebouaney, Betty Fall, Aminata Gadiaga

28. Parlons grand-mère (1989)

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Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty

Votes: 10

29. Baraka (1998)

54 min

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Directors: Jean-Paul Colleyn, Victoria Ebin

Votes: 144

30. C'est la vie (2017– )

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31. Ebony: The Last Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2016 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.2
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Africa shares a white and black memory with Europe and America. A history shared by twelve million Africans and told by few. A very lucrative commerce, from which many prospered through four centuries, abolished or not.

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Alban Casterman, Charles Clément, Gray Orsatelli, Erico Salamone

Votes: 8

32. Un amour d'enfant (2004)

96 min | Comedy

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Director: Ben Diogaye Beye | Stars: Sega Beye, Habib Diara, Fatou Diouf, Fatou Fall

Votes: 11

33. Niaye (1964)

35 min | Drama, Short

7.5
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The pregnancy of a young girl scandalizes her community.

Director: Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 29

34. Kaddu Beykat (1976)

90 min | Drama

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Ngor is a young man living in a Senegalese village who wishes to marry Columba. Ongoing drought in the village has affected its crop of groundnuts and as a result, Ngor cannot afford the bride price for Columba.

Director: Safi Faye | Stars: Assane Faye, Maguette Gueye, Safi Faye

Votes: 18

35. Bàttu (2000)

105 min

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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Juliette Ba, Isaach De Bankolé, Makena Diop, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 15

36. Jom (1982)

80 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Ababacar Samb-Makharam | Stars: Abou Camara, Lamine Amadou Camara, Fatou Fall, Omar Gueye

Votes: 24

37. Rwanda, pour mémoire (2003)

69 min | Documentary

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Director: Samba Félix Ndiaye

38. 3K (2013)

8 min | Short, Music

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The video pitch is a remake of a film extract from Shock Corridor by Sam Fuller in 1963. In this extract a young black man is seen praising the 'KKK'. Colors in the video (B&W), are like a ... See full summary »

39. The Sonhrai Empire (1963)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary on the history of the Songhai empire.

Director: Ousmane Sembene

40. Diplomate à la tomate (1989)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Samba Félix Ndiaye

41. La passante (1972)

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Director: Safi Faye | Star: Safi Faye

42. Didi et Gigi (2008)

7 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Twins Didi and Gigi have a fabulous life as hand models. Things take a dramatic turn when Gigi becomes afraid to lose her sister.

Director: Marie Ka | Stars: Mbaya Ndaya Christelle, Bruno Djiba, Madani Ka, Roger Sambou

43. Wrestling Grounds (2005)

105 min

6.7
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Director: Cheikh Ndiaye | Stars: Lea Cartier, Moustapha Gueye, Mohamed Ndao, Aziz Ndiaye

Votes: 14

44. Teranga Blues (2007)

95 min | Musical

6.8
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After being discovered illegally residing in France, a young Senegalese musician is sent home with only 20 euros in his pocket. After a series of poor decisions, he falls into an abyss of ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Lord Alajiman, Juliette Ba, Yakhara Deme, Zeka Laplaine

Votes: 10

45. Almodou (2002)

85 min | Drama

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A young Senegalese boy in Dakar is entrusted to a Koranic teacher who sends his pupils out into the street to beg and beats them if they return without his daily tribute. The boy flees and gets involved in other activities.

Director: Amadou Thior | Stars: Doudou Guillaume Faye, Ndèye Fatou Dione, Bassirou Diakhate, Die Astou Diop

46. Kemtiyu, Cheikh Anta (2016)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

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«Kemtiyu» depicts Cheikh Anta Diop, eminent researcher with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, but also an enlightened political figure. This film tells the struggle of a man who fought ... See full summary »

Director: William Mbaye Ousmane

47. End of the Road (2010)

R | 73 min | Documentary, Adventure

6.9
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Desperate to dispel the ridicule of their peers, two life-long friends attempt to travel 4000 miles across seven countries and the Sahara desert in a car bought for 100 pounds.

Director: Richard Nicholls | Stars: Alexis Dubus, Sy Thomas

Votes: 26

48. Kodou (1973)

100 min

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Director: Ababacar Samb-Makharam | Stars: Madeleine Diallo, Fatou Fall, N'Deye Gueye, Dieynaba Niang

49. Afrique, La pensée en mouvement Part I (2018)

104 min | Documentary

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In October 2016, Senegalese economist, musician and poet Felwine Sarr founded the "Ateliers de la Pensée", the so-called workshops for thought, together his friend political scientist ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Bekolo | Stars: Achille M'Bembe, Felwine Sarr

50. Saaraba (1988)

90 min

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Tamsir returns to Senegal after 17 years in Europe. His uncle gives him a patronage job in Dakar, virtually without duties. He visits his family's village to see his parents, and there he ... See full summary »

Director: Amadou Saalum Seck

Votes: 30


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