Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Tanzania


1. Chimpanzee (2012)

G | 78 min | Documentary

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A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Star: Tim Allen

Votes: 5,383 | Gross: $28.97M

2. White Shadow (2013)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

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The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions.

Director: Noaz Deshe | Stars: Hamisi Bazili, Salum Abdallah, Riziki Ally, James Gayo

Votes: 317

3. Sema (2018)

94 min | Drama, Horror

A thief finds himself stuck in the house where Mary and her entire family were killed two years ago; Maria's ghost shows him the house's dark past and ask him to tell the hidden truth.

Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Hassan Daffur, Anastasia Exavery, Justine Thomas Jamvia, Munira Mlehele

4. People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe (1988 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Hugo Van Lawick | Stars: Flo, Donald Sutherland, Jane Goodall

Votes: 79

5. Mhuni (2016)

5 min | Short, Action, Drama

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After being released from jail, Jitu decides to change his bad behavior and become a good person.

Director: Dorice Kaizirege | Stars: William Benard, Atilio Chesco, Hassan Daffur, Michael Emanuel

6. T-Junction (2017)

Drama

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After the passing of her estranged father, Fatima makes an unlikely friend at a hospital, Maria. Bound by pain, Fatima keeps coming back to hear Maria's tale of the T-junction where she found love and loss in a ragtag community.

Director: Amil Shivji | Stars: Hawa Alisa, Cojack Chilo, Magdalena Christopher, Aloyce Fungafunfa

Votes: 9

7. Siri ya Mtungi (2012)

28 min | Drama

8.6
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When a big family faces tough challenges, some fall apart and some triumph over what life throws at them. Siri ya Mtungi's cast of colorful characters, related by blood or marriage, or ... See full summary »

Stars: Yvonne Cherry, Godliver Gordian, MacDonald Haule, Betty Kazimbaya

Votes: 28

8. Bahasha - The Envelope (2018)

85 min | Drama

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Bahasha is the story of Kitasa, an elected public official who betrays his family, friends and community when he takes an easy bribe. He learns the hard way and must now find the road to redemption.

Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Ayoub Bombwe, Cathryn Credo, Godliver Gordian

9. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

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An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to ... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill | Stars: Barbarao, Amandina Lihamba, Samahani Kejeri, Waigwa Wachira

Votes: 49

10. She Is My Sister (2007 Video)

Drama

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Director: Femi Ogedengbe | Stars: Yvonne Cherry, Steven Kanumba, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Nkiru Sylvanus

11. Chumo (2011)

44 min | Short, Drama

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Juma is a poor fisherman who loves telling tales. Amina is the girl who loves to hear his stories. They long to be together, but Amina's father, Ali, wants a better life for her. Ali thinks... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Jaffari Makatu, Yusuph Milela, Hussein Mkiety, Jokate Mwegelo

Votes: 5

12. Going Bongo (2015)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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A newly recruited American doctor "mistakenly" volunteers to work in Africa for a month.

Director: Dean Matthew Ronalds | Stars: Ernest Napoleon, Emanuela Galliussi, Ashley Olds, Nyokabi Gethaiga

Votes: 36

13. XBaller

Drama | Announced

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Director: Darious Britt | Stars: Winston Ellis, Ernest Napoleon

14. Kiumeni (2017)

Comedy

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Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania +255656560009

Stars: Antu Mendoza, Ernest Napoleon, Irene Paul, Idris Sultan

Votes: 14

15. Tunu: The Gift (2017)

85 min | Drama

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Who are you without a home?

Director: Jordan Riber

16. Homecoming (I) (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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Abel returns home after graduating and working in the US for 10 years and joins the Tanzanian corporate world where his ethics and morals are tested, and forced to make choices about the person he wants to become.

Director: Seko Shamte | Stars: Doug Bramsen, Godliver Gordian, Hashim Kambi, Daniel Kijo

Votes: 8

17. She is My Sister 2 (2007 Video)

Drama

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Director: Femi Ogedengbe | Stars: Yvonne Cherry, Steven Kanumba, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Nkiru Sylvanus

18. Wahenga (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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Wahenga (The Ancestors) Synopsis John Kitime, an energetic musician in his 60s, puts together a band to revive the dying sound of Tanzanian Zilipendwa, music from the early independence era. Weaving memories of the past and dreams for the future, John and his bandmates revisit the era of gleaming horns and packed dance halls as they struggle to keep the music alive in a passionate argument for "... See full summary »

Directors: Rebecca Corey, Amil Shivji

19. Zamora (2011)

95 min | Mystery

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Shot on location in Zanzibar, the story revolves around Zamora, a well traveled Zanzibar painter/womanizer on a voyage of self discovery. Filled with romantic connotations about the spice ... See full summary »

Director: Shams Bhanji | Star: Riichard Dyle Bezuidenhout

Votes: 8

20. New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story (2015)

55 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport | Completed

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The New Generation Queens is the story of Zanzibar's women's soccer team. On an island where religion bars women from playing soccer, the Queens very existence resists cultural norms and ... See full summary »

Directors: Megan Shutzer, Corey Ohama, Katherine Tygielski

21. A Lot Like You (2012)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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When Eliaichi's retired father moves back to Tanzania, she begins a film project that examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents.

Director: Eliaichi Kimaro

Votes: 38

22. Akili and Me (2016– )

Animation

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Akili is a four-year-old who lives in the Savannah highlands in Kilimanjaro. Every time she goes to sleep, she finds herself in a magic world called Lala Land. With the help of her new best... See full summary »

23. Kilimanjaro (2018)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure | Completed

A cinematic experience of the beautiful and changeable landscapes of this great mountain.

Director: Laurence Hills

24. The Envelope (2018)

85 min | Drama

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Bahasha is the story of Kitasa, an elected public official who betrays his family, friends and community when he takes an easy bribe. He learns the hard way and must now find the road to ... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Riber

25. Dogo Masai (2014)

Comedy, Drama

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Tanzanian film about JAMES (Young Masai) who decides to turn himself into the appearance of Maasai culture, after being abuse by his uncle.

Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Omary Clayton, Tino Muya, James Samale, Julieth Samson

26. Black Head Cow (2017)

12 min | Short, Drama

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In a rural Maasai village in Tanzania, a primary school girl is suddenly confronted by an arranged marriage.

Director: Elizabeth Nichols | Star: Naserian Mzee

Votes: 6

27. White Potion (2016)

76 min | Documentary

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People who seek wealth and success through local beliefs - A documentary on the hunting of people with albinism in Tanzania, where the hunter and the prey speak.

Directors: Oguzhan Cineli, Ash Mswaki | Stars: Rahel Amos, Loyce Daudi, Filipo, James

Votes: 13

28. Fatuma (2018)

85 min | Drama

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A traditional rural woman has always risked body and soul, without reward or thanks, to farm her husband's land and keep the family fed and cared for. She fights unfavourable weather, pests... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Ayoub Bombwe, Cathryn Credo, Beatrice Taisamo

29. Uhuru (2016)

60 min | Documentary | Completed

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Uhuru is not a story; it is a right. A chance for hundred of thousands of voiceless people in Tanzania to have a platform. Here, a group of people with a variety of impairments reveal the conditions that they experience daily.

Director: Tom Gentle

30. Aisha (II) (2015)

112 min | Drama

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A successful married big city pharmacist returns to the village for her sisters wedding only to discover that her first love still pines for her with dire consequences.

Director: Chande Omar | Stars: Godliver Gordian, Juma Madenge, Flora Nicholas, Adarusi Walii

Votes: 6

31. Dhana (2018– )

Drama

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Stars: Neema Kindaki, Omary Kombo, Wally Omar

32. Mkwawa (2011)

72 min | Documentary

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Chief Mkwawa of the Muyinga dynasty, the conqueror of lands, whose royal bloodline gained him favor with Nguluvi, the Hehe God and made him the most superior chief to have ruled the ... See full summary »

Director: Seko Shamte | Stars: Mutaju Isaac Marobhe, Paul Clithero, Doug Bramsen, Godfrey Angelos Augustino

33. Ubongo Kids (2014– )

Animation

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Ubongo Kids is an animated educational TV series from Tanzania, which helps kids find the fun in learning. Join Kibena, Kiduchu, Koba and Baraka as they go on adventures and use their brains to solve problems in Kokotoa Village.

34. Mdundiko (2014)

120 min | Drama

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Mzee Njimba and Mzee Kondo, friends since childhood are also related through the marriage of their children. Unfortunately their children passed away leaving Kondo to look after their ... See full summary »

Director: Jackson Kbirigi | Stars: Lumole Matovolwa, Adam Melele, Tino Muya, Simon Mwapagata

35. Samaki Mchangani (2014)

30 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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On the auspicious day when Godfrey launches the first Tanzanian cellular company, he is involved in a fatal accident. Haunted by his series of choices, our young ambitious entrepreneur reveals more than one face of 'Africa rising'.

Director: Amil Shivji | Stars: Kimela Billa, Deborah Dickson, Betty Kazimbaya, Hassan Kazoa

Votes: 8

36. Weakness (2009)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama

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Nicky, an alcoholic on the road to recovery has a problem. Severely in debt to his belligerent older brother Robbie, Nicky needs yet another loan to tide him over, on this occasion to pay ... See full summary »

Director: Wanjiru Kairu | Stars: Melvin Alusa, Maqbul Mohammed, Chichi Seii

37. Dhaana (2018– )

Drama

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Stars: Omar Kombo, Wally Omary, Rehema

38. Soksi (2016)

5 min | Short, Drama

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A story about student who doesn't care about wearing socks.

Director: Antidius Lambert | Stars: Judith Mwamakula, Michael Mwansembo, Jackson Supakila

39. The Inner Struggle (2016)

Drama

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Via an old storyteller we learn the story about a businessman that have to choose between fortune or a daughter with albinism.

Director: Måns Ahlin | Stars: Marietha Marco, Wambura Mtani, Sasha Wambura

40. Nipe Jibu (2010)

120 min | Musical

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Nipe Jibu is a Swahili musical which tells the story of a young woman living in a dream world. Ndoto is an orphan facing one of the biggest decisions in her life: whom she should marry. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadine Louise Feser | Stars: Elizabeth Wangai, Anna Kyungai, Ebenezer Kweka, David Mariki

41. Shoeshine (2013)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Set in a busy street of Dar es Salaam, a shoeshine boy offers us a conscious and subconscious perspective of the space and people of his city ranging from the local politician to University... See full summary »

Director: Amil Shivji

42. Dar Noir (2015)

114 min | Drama

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A narcotics cop who moonlights as a heroin addict, finds redemption and a future in a sassy working girl who sees the gentle, loving man within, if only he can escape the darkness that keeps pulling him down.

Director: Hamadi Mwapachu | Stars: Ahmed Mbaka Ahmed, Karen Harris, Hatibu Madudu, Khatibu Musa

Votes: 13

43. Tumaini Junior School: Hope for Karatu (2014)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Tanzania has a youth population of over ten million. Only one in four children attend secondary school. In Karatu, a rural village in Tanzania, one school is dedicated to changing those ... See full summary »

Director: Kellen Balla

44. Bongoland II: There Is No Place Like Home (2008)

109 min | Drama

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Juma returns to his homeland, Bongoland, after failing to cope with life in America. He finds that life in Bongoland is not as easy as he thought it would be and discovers his family's dirty secrets.

Director: Josiah Kibira | Stars: Peter Omari, Thecla Mjatta, Ahmed Olotu, Shafii Abdul

Votes: 10

45. Asante Sana (2017)

Drama, Horror

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After completing his education, Ron decides to develop his late father's production company. Unexpectedly, Ron is forced to disclose his father's mysterious.

Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Richard Belly, William Benard, Hassan Daffur, Michael Emanuel

46. Elevation (II) (2008 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

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An exploration of the human spirit.

Director: Devon Chivvis

47. Mwamba Ngoma (2009)

71 min | Documentary, Music

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Tune The Drum: Music, Tradition and Change in Tanzania.

Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Bichuka, Lady Jaydee, Carola Kinasha, John Kitime

48. Twiga Stars: Tanzania's Soccer Sisters (2010)

78 min | Documentary, Sport

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Follow a year in the life of the Twiga Stars, Tanzania's national women's football team, as they come together for their biggest competition ever. Through the gruel of intensive practices, ... See full summary »

Director: Nisha Ligon | Star: Anna Mwalagho

49. Mashairi ya Kuimbana (2011)

30 min | Short, Drama

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What is the place of art in the writing, and rewriting, of history? How does individual experience map onto these complex narratives of national histories? Can poetry create a nation? The ... See full summary »

Director: Muhammed Yunus Rafiq

50. Surrender (2001)

28 min | Short

7.0
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Set in a small fishing village community in Zanzibar, anxiety is boiling in the hearts of three young adults, and the whole community is feeling the heat. Amri is trapped between the ... See full summary »

Director: Celine Gilbert | Stars: Abubakar Mohammed, Issa Ali Said

Votes: 5



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