Ethiopia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Lamb (II) (2015)

94 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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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: 489

2. 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: 1,110 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Teza (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 460

4. Running against the Wind

112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport | Post-production

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

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

5. Harvest: 3,000 Years (1976)

150 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 138

6. 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

7. Hairat (2017)

6 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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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 | Star: Yussuf Mume Saleh

Votes: 30

8. Price of Love (2015)

99 min | Drama

6.2
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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: 29

9. 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: 126

10. Imperfect Journey (1994)

88 min | Documentary

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Haile Gerima and Ryszard Kapuscinski travel around Ethiopia talking to people about their current situations and what needs to be done for future prosperity.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Haile Gerima, Ryszard Kapuscinski

11. Lambadina (2015)

103 min | Drama | Completed

8.7
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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: 9

12. Triangle (I) (2012)

Drama

6.9
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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: 10

13. Framing the Other (2012)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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: 20

14. What's Your Name? (I) (2016)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Romance | Completed

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As Boy and Girl's heated discussion at an African costume party on issues including homosexuality in Africa looks to make a romantic turn, Girl abruptly leaves.

Director: Letibeb Zelleke

15. Alganesh (2018)

60 min | Documentary | Completed

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'I didn't believe it until I saw it'. A sign on a wall says this, as a hundred Eritrean refugees arrive in Endabaguna collection centre in the Tigray region in Ethiopia, after traveling in ... See full summary »

Directors: Lia Beltrami, Marianna Beltrami

16. New Voices in an Old Flower (2017)

69 min | Documentary

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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

17. Abay vs. Vegas (2010)

Romance

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

18. Rebuni (2015)

Drama

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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

19. 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

20. 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

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

80 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Completed

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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

22. Sost Maezen (2013)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Kaleab and Jemal are two who are willing to endure any travail to reach America and what they deem as a promise of a better life, but is it? Along the way Kaleab meets Winta, who is from ... See full summary »

Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Solomon Bogale, Joel Layogan, Samson Tadesse

Votes: 5

23. Roaring Abyss (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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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: 6

24. People of the Delta (2016)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

7.4
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In Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley, a young man comes of age in a harsh time.

Director: Joseph Lawrence

Votes: 8

25. Where Is My Dog? (2010)

28 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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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: 7

26. 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

27. 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

28. Ayrak (2015)

134 min | Drama

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Director: Fikreyesus Dimberu | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Mesfin Haileyesus, Michael Million

29. Amalayu (2013)

Comedy

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Director: Anteneh Girma | Stars: Haregewine Assefa, Mahder Assefa, Girum Ermias, Tewodros Seyoum

30. Misionero (2014)

Documentary, Short

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Based on the interview made to Fr. Juan González Núñez and on his own writings, this film revises the history of the Comboni missionaries in the Gumuz region of Ethiopia, navigating through... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Guajardo | Star: Juan González Nuñez

31. 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

32. Man Up and Go (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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When Roger went to Ethiopia to get his adopted daughter, she was 6 months old,but only 7 pounds, dying. Roger asked himself, Is there a way out of this? He called his dad and heard words ... See full summary »

Directors: Randy Bacon, Shannon Bacon

33. 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

34. 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

35. Enkoklesh (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Beza Hailu | Star: Tseday Eshetu

36. Stools (2011 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Sentayehu Teshale has been making stools in Ethiopia for over 20 years, using only his feet.

Directors: Mulugeta Gebrekidan, Mark Morgan | Star: Sentayehu Teshale

37. 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

38. Fre (2017)

97 min | Drama

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Director: Kinfe Banbu | Stars: Feleke Abebe, Betlihem Asnake, Ema Bizunhe, Rahel Girma

39. Zion (2015)

Drama

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Zion is a story of a young man (Martin) who has traveled back to Ethiopia looking for his family roots. Filled with historical settings spanning over fifty years, this movie depicts the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dawit Legesse, Benyam Worku | Stars: George Wondossen, Melat Nebiyou

40. Aster (1991)

90 min | Drama, Family

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Director: Solomon Bekele

41. Amran (2015)

Romance

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Director: Fikreyesus Dimberu | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Samson Kebede

42. Nishan (2012)

105 min

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Nishan is a beautiful young business executive who dreams of leaving the country to seek her fortune elsewhere. She involves her father in her project. The latter mortgaged his house to ... See full summary »

Director: Shumete Yidnekachew | Stars: Berukan Befkadu, Feleke Abebe, Tewodros Sifraye

43. Two Zions: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon (2016 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary | Completed

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'Two Zions' focuses on the Zions of Jerusalem, Israel and Axum, Ethiopia. It describes the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba that has connected two peoples and ... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Halpern

44. Anelakekem (2014)

Comedy

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

45. 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

46. Arsenal and Dashen Beer (2015)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Jordan Stone | Stars: Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Theo Walcott

47. Chefu (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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A wealthy man and a poor young lady, who he meets by accident in Addis Ababa's worst slum.

Star: Mahder Assefa

Votes: 5

48. I've Seen So Much (2017)

Documentary, Short

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Sintayehu Tesale is an Ethiopian carpenter. But not only. He is an inspiring person; one of those who leave a mark on you when you meet him. He is persevering, he is positive, he boosts ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Guajardo | Stars: Ashenafi Habte, Sintayehu Tesale

49. Ballad of the Spirits (2016)

13 min | Short, Drama, History

8.0
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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: 8

50. Gouma (1975)

84 min

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Director: Michel Papatakis


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