Feature Film Bambara (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

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91 Metascore

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 3,171 | Gross: $0.21M

2. Brightness (1987)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita

Votes: 1,801

3. Genesis (1999)

102 min | Drama

6.3
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The biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keita, Balla Moussa Keita, Fatoumata Diawara

Votes: 155

4. The Wind (1982)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

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Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Fousseyni Sissoko, Goundo Guissé, Balla Moussa Keita, Ismaila Sarr

Votes: 203

5. Baara (1978)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Balla Moussa Keita, Baba Niare, Bubukar Keita, Omou Diarra

Votes: 160

6. Sia, the Dream of the Python (2001)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. When a girl named Sia is the next to be sacrificed, she hides in the house of the village idiot, a man who goes ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sidi Yaya Cissé, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Balla Moussa Keita, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 42

8. Den muso (1975)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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A young mute woman is raped and becomes pregnant, with disastrous consequences within her family. The film also sketches the social/economic situation in urban Mali in the 1970s, ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Dounamba Dany Coulibaly, Gogo Danba, Fanta Diabate, Omou Diarra

Votes: 69

9. Faro, la reine des eaux (2007)

96 min

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Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné

Votes: 85

10. Fire! (1991)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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A young forest ranger who sees that his work holds the key to the future of his country is disgusted at the short-sighted, money-grubbing ways of his superiors.

Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Djeneba Diawara, Mamadou Fomba, Balla Moussa Keita, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 19

11. Nyamanton (1986)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Chaka Diarra, Alikaou Kanté, Maciré Kanté, Koti

Votes: 21

12. Finzan (1989)

107 min | Drama

7.3
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Two women rebel against the traditions of a village society.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Oumar Namory Keita, Koti, Bala Moussa, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 34

13. A Banna (1980)

90 min

5.2
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Director: Kalifa Dienta | Stars: Fanta Diallo, Zoumana Yoro Traore

Votes: 11

14. Min Ye (2009)

135 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sokona Gakou, Assane Kouyate, Badra Alou Sissoko

Votes: 29

15. Haramuya (1995)

Not Rated | 86 min

5.8
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Through Fousseini (a Muslim firmly attached to his faith and traditions) and his family, HARAMUYA draws a picture of Ouagadougou in the traps of modernism and traditionalism. Wealth in a ... See full summary »

Director: Drissa Toure | Stars: Abdoulaye Kaba, Rakieta Kabore, Aï Keïta, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 21

16. Moko Dakhan (1976)

80 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Stars: Fanta Berthe, Lamine Dolo, Tidiane Keita, Awa Lom

17. Falato (1989)

68 min

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Nouman Kante, Barou Koite, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Tshala Muana

18. Cinq jours d'une vie (1973)

50 min

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Falaye Dabo, Myriam Thiam

19. An Be Nodo (1980)

105 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré

20. Desebagato (1987)

90 min

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It's payday and Adama, a factory worker, counts her meager salary trying to reconcile her needs with those of her family back in the village.

Director: Emmanuel Sanon-doba | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Miriam Yago

21. Le médecin de Gafire (1986)

90 min | Drama

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A young doctor named Karunga just graduated from a European university; is sent to a village where a man named Ouba lives. Obua is a healer who his people respect.

Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Merlin N'Diagne, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Hima Amadou

22. Da Monzon, la conquête de Samanyana (2011)

120 min | Drama, History, War

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Director: Sidy Diabate | Stars: Kadidia Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Diabate, Namory Diabate

23. Yèlèma donna kow la nankòròla (1978)

114 min

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Director: Abudulayi Sèk

24. Bamunan (1990)

100 min

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Daily life in a rural village of Mali. Harvest, children's games, a wedding, a theft, the clumsy intervention of the police, and a leper despised by the whole village.

Director: Issa Falaba Traoré | Stars: Mamadou Doumbia, Maîmouna Kone, Marietou Kouyaté, Ibrahima Sory Togola

25. Kasso Den (1980)

82 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Star: Fanta Berthe

26. Kiri Kara Watita (1986)

80 min

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Director: Issa Falaba Traoré


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