Ethiopia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 1,102 | 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: 479

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: 459

4. 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

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: 137

6. 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

7. 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

8. Running against the Wind (2019)

124 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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: 28

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Fre (2017)

97 min | Drama

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

20. Fragile Beauty, A Visual Journey (2016)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Discover a culture of tribal people who worship, live, dress, and adorn themselves as they have for centuries. The question is, "how different are they than us and how long will they remain that way?"

Directors: Wendy Stuart Kaplan, Alan Kaplan | Stars: Wendy Stuart Kaplan, Olisarali Olibui

21. Anelakekem (2014)

Comedy

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

22. 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

23. Abay vs. Vegas (2010)

Romance

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

24. Arsenal and Dashen and the Penalty (2017)

Short, Sport

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An Ethiopian beer company unites with players from Arsenal F.C. to recreate a famous penalty.

Director: Jordan Stone | Stars: Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey, Vincent Stone, Danny Welbeck

25. Arsenal and Dashen Beer (2015)

Short, Comedy

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

26. 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

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. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. A Weakness

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

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

33. 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

34. Blood Is Not Fresh Water (1997)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Theo Eshetu

35. Lalibela (1988)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Desta Worku

36. Gouma (1975)

84 min

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Director: Michel Papatakis

37. 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

38. 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

39. omnipresent

4 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery | Post-production

A man in a state of being every where istrying to figure out

Director: Abel Mekasha

40. Enkoklesh (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Beza Hailu | Star: Tseday Eshetu

41. Coffee Break (2010)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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An intimate glimpse into the daily routine of an Ethiopian house servant as she prepares coffee for guests. Filmed in the verite style of Albert Maysles--close, personal, loving--this film ... See full summary »

Director: John Harrison

42. 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

43. Long Journey Home (2012)

7 min | Short

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A foreigner examines the sights and sounds of life in Addis Ababa.

Director: Eleonora Veninova

44. 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.

45. 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

46. The Hamer Herdsman and His Song (1983)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Ivo Shtreiker

47. 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

48. Lezare (2009)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Lezare is a revealing and touching story about a homeless boy in a small village in southern Ethiopia. A powerful message, and beautifully shot film, about global warming, shortsightedness ... See full summary »

Director: Zelalem Woldemariam | Stars: Mesfin Alemu, Yemeserach Gembero, Fantu Mandoye, Binyam Teshome

49. For Sale (2018)

9 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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Director: Eskindir Gidebo

50. 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


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