Feature Film, Swahili (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2015)
Not Rated | 64 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex.
Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Kakule William, Sserunya Ernest, G. Puffs, Kavubu Muhammed
2. Married to Work (2023)
76 min | Comedy, Romance
To save their real estate agency, an ambitious businesswoman and her entitled boss must convince an investor that they're married - despite hating each other.
Director: Philippe Bresson | Stars: Idris Sultan, Grace Wacuka, Meg Otanwa, Brian Abajah
3. Samsara (2023)
113 min | Drama
In the temples of Laos, teenage monks accompany a soul in transit from one body to another through the bardo. A luminous and sonorous journey leads to reincarnate on the beaches of Zanzibar, where groups of women work in seaweed farms.
Director: Lois Patiño | Stars: Amid Keomany, Toumor Xiong, Simone Milavanh, Mariam Vuaa Mtego
4. Nairobi Half Life (2012)
100 min | Drama
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.
Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga | Stars: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Shix Kapyenga, Mugambi Nthiga
5. Blind Love (II) (2021)
73 min | Drama
A blind man and a deaf woman fall in love but when they discover a way to surpass their limited communication, new problems arise. The couple's understanding of each other is challenged and their passion becomes unbearable.
Director: Damien Hauser | Stars: Jacky Amoh, Joash Shaban Kopilo, Mr. Legacy
6. 40 Sticks (2020)
92 min | Thriller
A group of prisoners trapped in a crashed prison bus strive to stay alive when they realize there is a mysterious killer lurking in the shadows.
Director: Victor Gatonye | Stars: Shiviske Shivisi, Robert Agengo, Mwaura Bilal, Cajetan Boy
7. Mission to Rescue (2021)
93 min | Action, Thriller
Along the Kenya- Somali border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been ... See full summary »
Director: Gilbert K. Lukalia | Stars: Melvin Alusa, Warsame Abdi, Abdi Yusuf, Emmanuel Mugo
8. The Return of Uncle Benon (2011)
75 min | Action
Gladwell becomes Madwell and has some badwell guys :)
Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Bukenya Charles, Lutalo, Sserunya Ernest, Kizza Manshoor
9. Shimoni (2022)
97 min | Drama
A teacher newly released from prison renegotiates the confines of the physical world while forced to face his nightmare in the flesh.
Director: Angela Wamai | Stars: Justin Mirichii, Muthoni Gathecha, Sam Psenjen, Vivian Wambui
10. Soul Boy (2010)
61 min | Drama
A Kenyan boy goes on a strange journey to return his father's soul.
Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer | Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani
11. Nyara: The Kidnapping (2020)
75 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Rehema, the daughter of a rich businessman Adam Mbena is kidnapped by an infamous gang of criminals. Adam is extorted and has only 24 hours to pay a ransom or lose his only beloved daughter.
Director: Ram Ally K. | Stars: Bertha Abdallah, Rose Ndauka, Cojack Chilo, Denis Singano
12. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)
110 min | Drama
An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to ... See full summary »
Directors: Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill | Stars: Barbarao, Amandina Lihamba, Samahani Kejeri, Waigwa Wachira
13. TeraStorm (2022)
62 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
A team of superheroes unites in an attempt to vanquish an ancient wizard who threatens to destroy the earth with a powerful mysterious artifact.
Director: Andrew Kaggia | Stars: Melvin Alusa, Mungai Kiroga, Peter Mudamba, Sarah Muhoho
14. Magic House (2009)
85 min | Horror
Director: Mtitu G. Game | Stars: Nargis Mohamed, Steven Kanumba, Abdul Ahmed, Hamis Abdallah
15. Safari (2022)
90 min | Drama
Safari is a family adventure movie which follows a timid boy who, captive in his rural home, escapes in an attempt to experience Kenya for the first time.
Director: Bill Jones | Stars: Zeinab Ali, Victor Fadhili, Collins Likavo, Elisphas Malika
16. Pili (I) (2017)
85 min | Drama
In Tanzania, a single mother is offered the chance to improve her circumstances, but the risks she faces have deepening consequences as she struggles to keep her HIV-positive status secret.
Director: Leanne Welham | Stars: Bello Rashid, Nkwabi Elias Ng'angasamala, Sesilia Florian Kilimila, Sikijua Rashid
17. Kati Kati (2016)
75 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost.
Director: Mbithi Masya | Stars: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola, Peter King Nzioki
18. White Shadow (2013)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama
The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions.
Director: Noaz Deshe | Stars: Hamisi Bazili, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu, Salum Abdallah
19. Fatuma (2018)
79 min | Drama
A woman single-handedly shoulders her family's burdens, without reward or thanks, to farm her husband's land and keep the family fed and cared for. She finds herself training her daughter ... See full summary »
Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Beatrice Taisamo, Ayoub Bombwe, Cathryn Credo, Kulthum Maabad
20. Taliya (2021)
118 min | Drama, Fantasy
A poor but ambitious fisherman enslaves a mermaid-like water spirit and exploits her and her abilities for wealth and power.
Director: Arnold Mwanjila | Stars: Olwenya Maina, Mwajuma Belle, Joseph Omari, Brian Ogola
21. Ebola Hunter
102 min | Action | Announced
Ebola hunters stomp out the Ebola virus while in a third world country.
Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Alan Hofmanis, Toni Rodriguez, Francisco Rodríguez Prieto, Bisaso Dauda
22. Tembele (2022)
90 min | Drama
Zoom into the very soul of a man working the garbage truck 12 hours a day in the chaotic city battling a mental set back when he loses a son.
Director: Morris Mugisha | Stars: Patriq Nkakalukanyi, Ninsiima Ronah, Cosmas Sserubogo
23. Uradi (2020)
115 min | Thriller
A university students looks for a way to make quick and easy money and finds out that its not as easy as he imagined.
Director: Kang'ethe Mungai | Stars: Mwaura Bilal, Shix Kapyenga, Peter Kawa, Kokoro Kazungu
24. Kiumeni (2017)
88 min | Comedy
Set in Dar es Salaam, this local comedy juxtaposes poverty and wealth when an affluent young man is obligated to visit his girlfriend's home in a poor neighborhood.
Director: Nicholas Marwa | Stars: Antu Mendoza, Ernest Napoleon, Irene Paul, Idris Sultan
25. Veve (2014)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
Follows the lives of multiple characters trying to find themselves in a world of political intrigue, revenge, love and longings for success complemented by the background of their thriving yet unregulated business.
Director: Simon Mukali | Stars: Lowry Odhiambo, Emo Rugene, Lizz Njagah, Conrad Makeni
26. Tunu: The Gift (2017)
85 min | Drama
Who are you without a home?
Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Ibrahim Osward, Monica Sizya, Jacob Steven, Martin White
27. Stories of Our Lives (2014)
60 min | Drama
A collection of five vignettes about Kenya's LGBT community.
Director: Jim Chuchu | Stars: Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogola, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthiga
28. Baba Twins (2021)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
This coming-of-age comedy drama follows Tony and Wamz, a young couple who are thrown into the middle of raising twins just when their careers are beginning to take off. The easy-going, ... See full summary »
Director: Lawrence Murage | Stars: Kui Kabala, King Kalala, Annstella Karimi, Ray Kiragu
29. Bahasha (2018)
85 min | Drama
Bahasha is the story of Kitasa, an elected public official who betrays his family, friends and community when he takes an easy bribe. He learns the hard way and must now find the road to redemption.
Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Anita Abisai, Andrew Ashimba, Ayoub Bombwe, Neema Chami
30. Saïkati (1992)
Coming of age story of a Masai school girl who flees an arranged marriage. Faced with exploitation and disappointment in the city, she returns to her village to fulfil her educational ambition to become medical doctor.
Director: Anne Mungai | Stars: Lynette Mukami Kinoti, Susan Wanjiku, Richard Harrison, Hugh Mainwaring
31. The Dreams of Elibidi (2010)
75 min | Drama
Directors: Kamau Ndungu, Nick Reding | Stars: Juma Williams, Sharleen Njeri, Mercy Wanjiruu, Krysteen Savane
32. Zuena (2022)
After seven years of living in Nairobi, Zuena, a 27year old woman relocates to her rural home in a small fishing village in Mombasa where her elder sister runs a dance troupe as a source of livelihood.
Director: Jesse Kyalo | Stars: Nimah Ali, Beatrice Kadzo, Emmanuel Kiti, George Kituto
33. Jaja (The Carwash) (2021)
JAJA and her high-school friends are abducted on their way to school. They are taken to a secret location where they are forced into prostitution under the harsh supervision of Queen B
Directors: Judy Lisper, Jacinta Wangari | Stars: Irshad Abdulaziz, John Anyanje, Swah Collins, Osewe Dickson
34. Something Necessary (2013)
85 min | Drama
SOMETHING NECESSARY is a film about a pivotal period in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya following the 2007 elections, ... See full summary »
Director: Judy Kibinge | Stars: Sue Wanjiru, Qdamah Kipchumba, David Kiprotich Mutai, Anne Kimani
35. Tebaatusasula (2010)
Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Star: Sserunya Ernest
36. Wrong Plan (2016)
66 min | Horror, Thriller
Tico with his friends organize the surprise birthday party for his wife in the forest, but after getting themselves trapped in the forest and find themselves fighting for their Survival, they realize that they have made a very Wrong Plan.
Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Salim Ahmed, Esha Buheti, Omary Clayton, Betrice Gudluck
37. Dar Noir (2015)
114 min | Drama
A narcotics cop who moonlights as a heroin addict, finds redemption and a future in a sassy working girl who sees the gentle, loving man within, if only he can escape the darkness that keeps pulling him down.
Director: Hamadi Mwapachu | Stars: Ahmed Mbaka Ahmed, Karen Harris, Hatibu Madudu, Khatibu Musa
38. Mvamizi (2022)
68 min | Drama
Five siblings are brought back under the same roof after their father's passing, with a deadly intruder roaming their halls and no way out they are forced to face the truth, the intruder, and worse, each other.
Director: Philipo Ngonyani | Stars: Mvungi Asteria, Ronny Charles, Elizabeth Chijumba, Epimack Luanda
39. Saïkati II (1992)
93 min | Drama
Director: Anne Mungai | Stars: Esther Muthee, Antony Kyule Njuguna
40. Wandema (2018)
61 min | Drama
A young woman, Wandema, must unite with her brother to escape the cruel fate of female genital mutilation in their traditional society.
Director: Festo Henry Msangawale | Stars: Deogratias Claudio, Laurent Charles Kisila, Raymond Henry Msangawale, Rehema Salim
Crime, Drama, Romance | Post-production
Young African man trying to escape poverty ends up working in a corrupt and dangerous organization.
Director: Nicholas Marwa | Stars: Mwakalindile Isarito, Shirleen Wangari, Ernest Napoleon, Matrid Nyagah
42. Lucifer'e and The Great Controversy (2020)
128 min | Horror
LUCIFER'E dreamed of introducing her new magic world in the Earth and wished all the men and earth dweller creatures will bow down to witchcraft, that didn't succeed because Angel Joe came to the rescue.
Director: Joseph Squellati | Stars: Janeth Mora, Josephs Quartzy, Joseph Quinn, Tamil
43. Gaza (2023)
90 min | Crime, Thriller | Filming
Framed for the murder of her husband, Bobo is wrongly sentenced to seven years in prison. Upon release, Bobo is forced into a life of crime. She struggles to escape the clutches of the Gaza... See full summary »
Director: Adede Odhiambo | Stars: Dana Abed, Michael Bravo, Harun Ramola, Lorene Tesoti
44. Once Upon a Time in the Congo (2017)
157 min | Thriller
45. Sincerely Daisy (2020)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Daisy is a happy high school graduate, whose dreams, expectations, passion and confidence are significantly affected by family and romantic drama
Director: Nick Mutuma | Stars: Ellah Maina, Brian Abajah, Mbeki Mwalimu, Sam Psenjen
46. Togetherness Supreme (2010)
Unrated | 94 min | Drama
In the midst of ethnic and political strife, a young artist struggles to use his art for change.
Director: Nathan Collett | Stars: Wilson Maina, Geoffrey Jefferson Ong'ong'o, Martha Kisaka, Chrisphine Onyango
47. Conversations with My Mother
Drama | Announced
Amidst a conservative and religious society, a Ugandan mother revisits a traumatic past with her daughter when they host an unwelcome guest for dinner.
Director: Tebandeke Samuel | Star: Esther Tebandeke
48. Ndoano (2022)
95 min | Drama
Caught between poverty, family expectations, and peer pressure, Munira's fateful decision to enter into an early marriage becomes a living nightmare.
Director: Festo Henry Msangawale | Stars: Gladness Steven, Havitii Boniphace, Hellen Christopher, Cathryn Credo
49. Bangarang (2021)
88 min | War
Director: Odongo Robbie | Stars: Anaia Apesi, Duncan Ochieng, Rosemary Odire, David Weda
50. Sema (2018)
94 min | Drama, Horror
A thief finds himself stuck in the house where Mary and her entire family were killed two years ago; Maria's ghost shows him the house's dark past and ask him to tell the hidden truth.
Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Hassan Daffur, Anastasia Exavery, Justine Thomas Jamvia, Serafin Kweka