Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Senegal
2. Moolaadé (2004)
Unrated | 124 min | Drama
When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
Votes: 3,141 | Gross: $0.21M
4. Xala (1975)
123 min | Comedy
It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the ... See full summary »
5. Hyenas (1992)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former ... See full summary »
6. Ceddo (1977)
120 min | Drama
The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »
8. Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
157 min | Drama, War
In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.
9. Twist à Popenguine (1994)
95 min | Drama
This bittersweet, coming of age story is a kind of African equivalent of George Lucas' American Graffiti, Spike Lee's Crooklyn or Godard's Masculin/Feminin.
11. Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008)
PG | 102 min | Documentary, Music, Musical
Senegalese pop sensation Youssou Ndour has spent the last 20 years in the spotlight as a world-renowned musician and the iconic representative "voice of Africa." At the height of his career... See full summary »
Votes: 108 | Gross: $0.17M
12. Karmen Gei (2001)
86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama
Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.
14. Emitaï (1971)
103 min | Drama
As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray.
18. Samedi Cinema (2016)
12 min | Short, Drama
Two children write letters to get enough money to go to the cinema. Saturday is their last chance to see the ending of the movie. The local city theater is closing down.
19. Tableau ferraille (1997)
Not Rated | 92 min
Tells the story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall. Daam, a well-intentioned but vacillating European-trained politician must choose between two social paradigms exemplified ... See full summary »
20. Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)
Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Drama
In a rural African village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, a teenage girl hatches a secret plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage.
22. Le franc (I) (1994)
Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy
A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »
27. Billo : Il grand Dakhaar (2007)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
A Senegalese boy arrives in Italy in search of fortune, with the desire to work in the fashion world. But life throws in some tragicomic situations.
30. The Revolution Won't Be Televised (2016)
110 min | Documentary
Old men who brutally and relentlessly cling on to their roles as heads of state have become colossally negative images in many countries of Africa, including Senegal. When President ... See full summary »
Director: Rama Thiaw
47. Mere-Bi (2009)
55 min | Documentary
Senegal's first female journalist, 82-year-old Annette Mbaye d'Erneville, has been an active pioneer and campaigner for gender equality since the earliest days of the Senegalese women's ... See full summary »
49. End of the Road (2010)
R | 73 min | Documentary, Adventure
Desperate to dispel the ridicule of their peers, two life-long friends attempt to travel 4000 miles across seven countries and the Sahara desert in a car bought for 100 pounds.