Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Kenya


1. Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama

6.1
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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: 209

2. The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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65 Metascore

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: 24,260 | Gross: $2.72M

3. Sue Na Jonnie (2017– )

Drama

9.2
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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. Jongo Love: The Movie (2015)

Thriller

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

7. 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

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. 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

10. 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

11. Hunted (I) (2018)

Thriller | Pre-production

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12. 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

13. 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

14. 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: 325

15. 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

16. Machachari (2010– )

Family

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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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: Kevin Leslie, Manoj Anand, Mike Mitchell, Lee Nicholas Harris

20. The Wives (2018– )

30 min | Drama

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

21. Neophobia (2017)

17 min | Short, Comedy

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The film, a modern day fairy tale, tells the story of a young woman obsessed with old routine and an unwillingness to try new things. When she unexpectedly finds an appreciation for a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Maina | Stars: Joyce Maina, Brian Ogola, Cate Sidede

22. 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: Brenda Wairimu, Melvin Alusa, Nice Githinji, Audrey

23. 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

24. 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

25. The Captain of Nakara (2012)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Afraid of losing the woman of his dreams, Muntu, a small fry criminal, pretends to own a profitable market stall. His honest attempts to turn his lies into reality fail, due to the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Nyanja | Stars: Bernard Safari, Shirleen Wangari, Charles Kiarie, Charles Bukeko

Votes: 52

26. The Time Is... Now (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime

8.3
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The Makers of this film have spent the past 3 years and traveled to 14 countries interviewing Politicians, Clinical Psychologists from the United Nations, Spiritual Missionaries and have ... See full summary »

Director: Vishal Hiraskar | Stars: Lord Nazir Ahmed, Moses Akaranga, Ashraf Bashabsheh, Aumar Bashabsheh

Votes: 12

27. Subira (2017)

Thriller

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In modern day Africa, an ambitious, young journalist sets out to a remote village to document an untold story of a village girl with supernatural powers.

Director: Steve Ominde | Stars: Whitney Cheruto, Stephen Katingima, Steenie Njoroge, Mike Onen

28. Mali (2011– )

Drama

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Stars: Mkamzee Chao Mwatela, Brenda Wairimu

29. 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

30. 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

31. Fundi-Mentals (2015)

87 min | Comedy

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Joseph and his assistant Moses like to think of themselves as the Best handy men in Kinoo. The entry of a Multinational Company throws all this in jeopardy. They introduce to their customers a new express service.

Director: Alexandros Konstantaras | Stars: Charlie Karumi, Gerald Langiri, Ruth Maingi, Kalekye Mumo

32. 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

33. Imara (2017)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Imara tells the story of an ambitious passionate cyclist whose dreams of being a world champion in the sport live on despite his condition of having one leg left to race with.

Director: Samuel Wanjohi

34. 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

35. 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

36. Soko Sonko (2016)

23 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

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When his wife falls sick, a well-intended dad braves the fires and goes where no man has gone before - the hairmarket - to get his daughter's hair braided before school begins.

Director: Ekwa Msangi | Stars: Chantal Airo, Larry Asego, Ali Hussein, Irene Kariuki

37. 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

38. Slum Survivors (2008)

43 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Director: David Gough

Votes: 5

39. Dangerous Affair (2002)

111 min | Romance

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

40. Monica (2018– )

Drama

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Stars: Joyce Maina, Raymond Ofula, Sision Torome, Brenda Wairimu

41. 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

42. Higher Learning (2010– )

30 min | Drama

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A coming-of-age drama series that follows the lives of 6 university students where the toughest lessons they learn are outside the classroom.

Stars: Melvin Alusa, Lydia Gitachu, Joseph Gitau, Janet Kirina

43. Saints (2011– )

25 min | Drama

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SAINTS is Kenya's first ever medical drama series centered on the intrigues and perils of life as experienced by patients and the medical team at St. Theresa's General Hospital, a fictional Hospital in Nairobi.

Stars: Sarah Hassan, Meghan K. Lees, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey, Nice Githinji

44. Healing By Sharing: A Trip Through Kenya (2013)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.3
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Healing by Sharing is the movie of the Berlin filmmaker Michael Stock, who managed the sexual abuse by his own father in his last film Postcard To Daddy. Defeated a tongue cancer, he is now... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Stock, Carsten Cierocki | Star: Carsten Cierocki

Votes: 6

45. 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

46. Wamba (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Family

4.0
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This story, set in 1990 in Narobi Kenya. A mysterious and frightening disease starts to devastate communities in East Africa. The tradionalist are calling it a 'curse caused by sorcery'. ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Tchouta | Stars: Valentine Achieng, Patrick Kamathi, Brian Kayongo

Votes: 5

47. Uyu ni Mwariguo? (Is this your Daughter?) (2015)

22 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Martin Githinji | Stars: Cindy Kahura, Frank Kimani, Malik Mungai Mbaya, Wanjiku Njoroge

48. Malooned (2007)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Di is 28, beautiful, intelligent, confident, and just the tiniest bit spoiled. From their first meeting, Luther can see that nothing can ever make this woman happy- especially the thought ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Nyanja | Stars: Gabriella Mutia, Godfrey Odhiambo, Charles Bukeko, Patrick Joe Mbugua

49. Sumu la Penzi (2015– )

Drama

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50. To Catch a Dream (2015)

14 min | Short, Fantasy

7.5
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Ajuma - a grieving widow - is desperate to stop her recurring nightmares. In an effort to end them once and for all, she explores a forgotten fairy-tale remedy which leads her to unexpected discoveries.

Director: Jim Chuchu | Stars: Ajuma Nasenyana, Tom Nandi, Rahel Equbay, Paynette Nyawara

Votes: 6



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