Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Ethiopia


1. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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: 1,071 | Gross: $0.04M

2. 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: 456

3. Town of Runners (2012)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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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: 124

4. 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

5. 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: 449

6. 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: 28

7. Harvest: 3,000 Years (1976)

150 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 124

8. 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

9. 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

10. Hairat (2017)

6 min | 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: 23

11. Brotherly Sisterly (2017– )

Comedy

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Stars: Abreham Tsegaye, Amanuel Gebremedhin, Eden Mulugeta, Yoadan Epherem

12. 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

13. 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

14. Ayrak (2015)

134 min | Drama

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

15. Alganesh (2018)

60 min | Documentary | Completed

'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. 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

17. Abeba (2017)

Short, Mystery | Post-production

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Director: Zelalem Woldemariam

18. The 11th Hour (II) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.5
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A family drama set in Addis, revolves around a father struggling to save his only daughter from a heart problem that can not be treated locally

Director: Zelalem Woldemariam | Stars: Solomon Bogale, Bersabeh Melaku

Votes: 16

19. Roaring Abyss (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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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: 5

20. 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

21. Abay vs. Vegas (2010)

Romance

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

22. Chigger Ale (2013)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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One night, a strange clone of Hitler comes to Fendika - a grassroots tavern in Addis Ababa...

Directors: Fanta Ananas, Miguel Llansó, Israel Seoane | Star: Daniel Tadesse

Votes: 24

23. Adamt (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A young Ethiopian composer and drummer struggles with a traumatic experience from his childhood when a deaf spirit appears in his life and inspires him to channel his memories in a new direction.

Director: Zelalem Woldemariam | Stars: Sayat Demissie, Mulugeta Geresu

Votes: 9

24. 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

25. Gouma (1975)

84 min

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Director: Michel Papatakis

26. Fre (2017)

97 min | Drama

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

27. For Sale (2018)

9 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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Director: Eskindir Gidebo

28. 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

29. The Second Best (2013)

11 min | Short, Sport

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95 years old athlete Wami Biratu runs his last marathon in Addis Ababa, while evoking the legendary Olympic champion Abebe Bikila, his best friend and rival.

Director: Miguel Llansó | Star: Wami Biratu

30. Making Ensete (2018 Video)

2 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A snapshot in food sustainability by way of the Dorze tribe of Ethiopia.

Director: Joanna White-Oldham

31. 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

32. 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

33. Amalayu (2013)

Comedy

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

34. The Strong Force (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama, War | Completed

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At the outbreak of war, an elderly rancher refuses to evacuate, instead struggling to reach his cows while reliving his most cherished memories.

Director: Isabelle Zaugg

35. New Voices in an Old Flower (2017)

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

36. Blood Is Not Fresh Water (1997)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Theo Eshetu

37. 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

38. Lalibela (1988)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Desta Worku

39. 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

40. Where am I?: Beyond Girl and Woman (2015)

100 min | Documentary | Completed

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This film explores the conflict between the people who want to keep the tradition of FGM and those against it.

41. Land of Higher Peace (2011)

28 min | Documentary

8.1
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Land of Higher Peace looks at the daily challenges Ethiopians face through the eyes of a group of well-meaning Americans in the small northern town of Gondar. The film observes the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Ezra Stokes | Stars: Asaye Asnake, Glynn Dalhke, Sara Dalhke, Jason Darden

Votes: 11

42. Barefoot Rasta (2017)

Documentary

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A young Canadian man travels to Shashemane, Ethiopia, the Rastaman's Zion, in order to find himself and to discover what it means to truly be Rastafarian.

Director: Andy Siege | Stars: Pascal Dawson, Ras Kawintseb

43. The Father (2001)

26 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Ermias Woldeamlak | Stars: Tefferialemu Tsion Kassahun, Abonesh Mengistu, Emebet Woldegabriel, Binyam Worku

44. Sisai (2005)

56 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

5.9
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20-year-old Sisai, Ethiopian immigrant in Israel, lives with his adoptive family - the Gavros. Father Gavro returns from Ethiopia with news of Sisai's biological father's whereabouts. ... See full summary »

Director: David Gavro | Star: Sisai Gavro

Votes: 9

45. Father of Goats (1983)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Ivo Shtreiker

46. Art in Ethiopia (1983)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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47. Ethiopian Reconstruction (1986)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Desta Worku

48. A Weakness (2017)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Post-production

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One boy's nascent decision to speak out about the fraught and deadly situation in his country could cost him his life - or not. A WEAKNESS explores the paranoia of an artist living in a country on the brink of civil war.

Director: Mo Scarpelli

49. Dawn of Hope (1985)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Mohammed Idris

50. 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



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