Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Kenya


1. The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

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A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

Votes: 24,244 | Gross: $2.72M

2. Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama

6.2
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62 Metascore

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji

Votes: 198

3. Sue Na Jonnie (2017– )

Drama

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Broke Jonnie Juma goes to look for a job at a company, but is confused for another successful CEO with the same name.

Stars: Robert Agengo, Martin Githinji, Catherine Kamau, Annstella Karimi

Votes: 18

4. Disconnect (II) (2018)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A romantic comedy that brings out the intricacies and absurdities of the Nairobi dating scene.

Directors: David 'Tosh' Gitonga, Michael Jones | Stars: Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Catherine Kamau, Pascal Tokodi

Votes: 6

5. Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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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, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 774

6. Kidnapped (III) (2017)

83 min | Thriller

8.4
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What happens when a successful businessman is confronted by the toughest battle of his life in the form of his disgruntled long term ex - girlfriend, when she finds out that he has a pregnant fiance?

Director: Nick Njache | Stars: Lydia Gitachu, John Kararahe, Daniel Katungi, Gilbert K. Lukalia

Votes: 34

7. 18 Hours (2017)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A rookie paramedic spends 18 hours in an ambulance for the life of a road crash victim who struggles to be admitted to any hospital.

Director: Njue Kevin | Stars: Nick Ndeda, Brian Ogola, Sue Wanjiru, Brian Achar

Votes: 10

8. Selina - Telenovela (2018– )

26 min | Drama

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Selina, (Ua Kijijini,Mwiba Mjini) is a Kenyan Swahili soap opera and telenovela that airs on Maisha Magic East on Gotv channel 4. It tells the story of Selina (played by Celestine Gachuhi) an intelligent young woman of humble beginnings who has excelled in her fourth form exams and is bound to join university. Her mischievous stepmother, Kristina, crafts a wicked plot to sell her off to work as a... See full summary »

Stars: Abel Amunga, Celestine Gachuhi, Wanjira Hassan, Irene Kamau

9. Auntie Boss (2014– )

Comedy

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Auntie Boss is a Kenyan comedy-drama television series. It delves into the lives of domestic house helps in a fictional Taifa Estate and their everyday drama as it revolves around the ... See full summary »

Stars: Abdul Karim Athman, Eve D'Souza, Sandra Dacha, Maqbul Mohammed

10. Hunted (I) (2018)

Thriller | Pre-production

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11. Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 81

12. Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

6.7
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Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And... See full summary »

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer | Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani

Votes: 324

13. Veve (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.4
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VEVE 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 the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Mukali | Stars: Emo Rugene, Lowry Odhiambo, Lizz Njagah, Conrad Makeni

Votes: 77

14. Machachari (2010– )

Family

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Stars: Peterson Gathambo, Martin Githinji, Nungari Kang'ethe, Kamau Mbaya

15. The Samaritans (2019 TV Movie)

Comedy | Announced

The Samaritans is a snarky, scripted series centered around the absurdities of Aid for Aid(TM), a dysfunctional, fictitious non governmental organization (NGO).

Director: Salim Keshavjee

16. In My Genes (2009 Video)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

6.4
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What is it like to be 'white' in a 'black' society? How does it feel to be a member of one of the most hyper-visible and yet invisible groups of people?

Director: Lupita Nyong'o | Stars: Fatma Abdallah, Grace Karihe, Delphine Karumba, Benedict Kinyua

Votes: 19

17. Gardeners of Eden (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Africa's elephants are hurtling towards extinction to fuel the worldwide ivory trade. While conservationists howl and corrupt governments fail to address the ongoing slaughter, one brave ... See full summary »

Directors: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Votes: 77

18. From a Whisper (2009)

79 min | Drama

6.0
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When an intelligence officer and a young, rebellious artist discover that they both lost somebody in the US Embassy bombing 10 years ago, they learn how to confront their fears and forgive.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Ken Ambani, Abubakar Mwenda, Godfrey Odhiambo, Corrine Onyango

Votes: 20

19. The XYZ Show (2009– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, News

8.0
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A Kenyan political satire program featuring latex puppets.

Stars: Martin Githinji, Axon Wafula, Jeff Nyatunga, Edward Khaemba

Votes: 24

20. Tusker Project Fame (2006–2013)

Reality-TV

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Tusker Project Fame is an East African reality-singing competition show sponsored by Tusker Lager. The winner receives cash and a one year record deal with Universal Music Group South Africa.

Stars: Ian Mbugua, Hermes Bariki, Juliana Kanyomozi, Amos & Josh

Votes: 18

21. Get Some Money (2017)

113 min | Comedy

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Get Some Money is a representation of the biblical story of the betrayal of Jesus Christ. It seeks to put to light the plight of suicidal beings in an effort to advocate for world bodies, to increase awareness and #speakagainstsuicide.

Director: Biko Nyongesa | Stars: Shama Akhmal, Jean Akinyi, Odhiambo Akwa, Dennis Mwangi Dyb

22. Stories of Our Lives (2014)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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A collection of five vignettes about Kenya's LGBT community.

Director: Jim Chuchu | Stars: Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogola, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 82

23. Pearls of Africa (I)

94 min | Drama | Announced

Set in Kenya, during the late 1980s. A powerful tale of two people brought together by their love for each other but separated by the hate and prejudice of others.

Director: Sharon Agina | Stars: Mike Mitchell, Kevin Leslie, Lee Nicholas Harris, Manoj Anand

24. SUBIRA (2018)

Drama | Completed

A free-spirited young girl, in Lamu struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged upper- class marriage. Does Subira have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?

Director: Ravneet Sippy Chadha | Stars: Shirleen Wangari, Brenda Wairimu, Nice Githinji, Melvin Alusa

25. Ni sisi (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Ni Sisi tells the story of a typical Kenyan village, a harmonious muddle of tribes, intermarriages and extended families, in the context of post-election violence. The characters explore ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Reding | Stars: Ednah Daisy, Peter Paul Kades, Peter King, Ali Mohammed Mlatso

Votes: 23

26. Subira (2008)

PG | 12 min | Short, Drama

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This is a thriller inspired by actual events. Mark Mukoma (Michael O. Onen) a young struggling journalist finds that following in his late father's footsteps is a hard act to follow. ... See full summary »

Director: Ravneet Sippy Chadha

27. The Wives (2018– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Ashley Kareez Brandy, Amalie Chopetta, Kate Damaris, Marrianne Nungo

28. Waliobaki (2016– )

24 min | Comedy

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Two women discover that they have been co-wives to the same man after he dies and leaves them both nothing except one house to share together with their respective children.

Stars: Zaina Wanjiru Shaban, Monica Wairimu, Fevan Abraham, Mwachari Butiko

29. Who Am I? (2016)

39 min | Documentary | Completed

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A documentary about 8-11 year olds who intimately explore discrimination and discover the meaning of national identity. "Everyone is a human being. Whether you come from a big community or ... See full summary »

Directors: Wanuri Kahiu, Nick Reding

30. Shit Happens (2017– )

10 min | Comedy

9.0
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What looked like a normal day at the office turns the life of G upside down when a colleague sends him a video which turns things into motion. He gets fired, loses his car, catches his wife... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald Langiri, Shirleen Wangari, Mbuvi Paul Mungala, Olympia Owira

Votes: 7

31. I Want to Be a Pilot (2006)

10 min | Short

6.8
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Omondi lives in the biggest slum in East Africa. Everyday he sees airplanes fly over him. He dreams of becoming an airline pilot and flying far away.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Collins Otieno, Gaudencia Ayuma Schichenga, Kepha Onduru, Joseph Kyalo Kioko

Votes: 158

32. Roho (2006)

16 min | Short, Drama

3.8
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Director: Cajetan Boy | Stars: John Wayne Buganza, Hannington Bugingo, Samuel Ibanda, Lupita Nyong'o

Votes: 5

33. The Last Fight (2015)

Documentary

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Two of Kenya's most renowned boxing clubs are fighting for their survival. For Ndirangu "Coaches" Mahungu, head of the Dallas Boxing Club, the price of continuing the club's boxing heritage... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Lebo

34. Ogas at the Top (2014– )

Comedy

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Stars: Emmanuel Ekere, Paul Ekere, Precious Essien, Rinmak Gukas

35. Zawadi (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.3
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10 year old Jbali wakes up in his home in the slums of Kibera. His family is in hard times and he has to make money for the family. He decides to spend his money on more than just the family.

Director: Richard Card | Stars: Jeremy Prince Kamau, Peitrah Wanjiru Mwaura, Faith Muambua, David Ng'ang'a Ndungi

Votes: 10

36. Aisha (2017 TV Movie)

Drama

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A bright high school graduate, looking forward to college and life as an independent adult, is raped by her domineering father's business partner and is subsequently forced to marry him to protect both her father's name and his business.

Director: Arnold Mwanjila | Stars: Joyce Maina, Patrick Munene Gatimu, Monica Wairimu, Chris Kamau

37. Burnt Forest (2013)

24 min | Short, Drama

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A young Kenyan girl discovers that even the closest of relationships can be challenged by Tribal Obligations.

Director: Zippy Kimundu | Stars: Joseph Gachanja, Cindy Kahura, Charlie Karumi, Ethe Nungari Kang

38. Mali (2011– )

Drama

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Stars: Mkamzee Chao Mwatela, Brenda Wairimu

39. Taboo (III) (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

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Trapped inside an open mind, an African woman privately fights mental illness.

Director: Shane Cogan | Stars: Helena Waithera, Brian Harding

40. Buni TV Comedy Series (2013– )

Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Nick Troy, Samba Schutte, Peres Owino, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 7

41. Jongo Love: The Movie (2015)

Thriller

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Director: Emma Bodger | Stars: Stella Situma, Berlin Owino Ajech, Meshack Ambiso, Irene Awora

42. Sumu la Penzi (2015– )

Drama

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43. The Distant Boat (2013)

121 min | Action, Drama, Family

8.4
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A young man's life changes forever after a life-threatening encounter on the Kenyan coast. Now he must risk his job, his love, and his future for something even more important.

Director: Andy Brown | Stars: Isis Adannaya Munyiva Muli, Joan Arigi, Philip Chege, Claude Judah

Votes: 19

44. Dangerous Affair (2002)

111 min | Romance

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Director: Judy Kibinge | Stars: Serah Mwihaki, Nini Wacera

45. Kahawa Black

Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Sharpe Ssewali | Stars: Esther Tebandeke, Lenny Elet

46. House of Lungula (2013)

77 min | Comedy

6.8
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Harrison, overworked and underpaid is looking for money for bride price. A 'business' opportunity presents itself when he gets the keys to the Company house. With the CEO away on holiday, he has access to a vacant fully furnished house.

Director: Alexandros Konstantaras | Stars: Lizz Njagah, Gerald Langiri, Ian Mbugua, Lenana Kariba

Votes: 10

47. Watatu (2015)

Drama

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Yusuf is a young university graduate suffering discrimination, lack of opportunity and is raging against injustice. He slowly becomes seduced by extremist thought, which leaves his family ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Reding

48. Mo & Me (2006)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed "Mo" Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Mills, Murad Rayani | Stars: Leul Abate, Dolly Amin, Farzana Amin, Salim Amin

Votes: 12

49. Music Is Our Weapon (I) (2016)

110 min | Documentary, History, Music

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A film portraying the philosophy, history and fight-for-justice of the most enthralling band in Kenya and their growing influence across the world.

Director: Taye Balogun

50. The Rugged Priest (2011)

Biography

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When violence breaks out in the heart of the Rift Valley, Kenya, an American Catholic priest goes out of his way to shelter and cater for the displaced knowing very well that the clashes ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Nyanja | Stars: Jason Corder, Lwanda Jawar, Oliver Litondo, Serah Ndanu

Votes: 9



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