Most Popular Feature Films With Primary Language Wolof


1. Touki Bouki (1973)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop

Votes: 1,668

2. Hyenas (1992)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Ami Diakhate, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mansour Diouf, Calgou Fall

Votes: 600

3. Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

Votes: 520

4. Emitaï (1971)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Andongo Diabon, Robert Fontaine, Michel Renaudeau, Ousmane Camara

Votes: 170

5. Badou Boy (1970)

56 min

7.1
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Sarcastic look at Senegal's capital following the adventures of a somewhat immoral street urchin.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Laminé Ba, Al Demba Ciss, Christoph Colomb, Aziz Diop Mambéty

Votes: 85

6. Le franc (I) (1994)

Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Dieye Ma, Aminata Fall, Demba Bâ

Votes: 170

7. Mossane (1996)

105 min | Drama

7.7
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Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer's son who plans to drag her ... See full summary »

Director: Safi Faye | Stars: Magou Seck, Isseu Niang, Moustapha Yade, Abou Camara

Votes: 60

8. Le certificat (1981)

85 min

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Director: Tidiane Aw | Stars: Abou Camara, Yves Diagne, Serigne N'Diaye, Isseu Niang

9. Parlons grand-mère (1989)

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Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty

10. Ndeysaan (2001)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Mythical story about a fishing village on the south coast of Senegal. Two men in the village are both in love with the same beautiful girl.

Director: Mansour Sora Wade | Stars: Hubert Koundé, Rokhaya Niang, Gora Seck, Alioune Ndiaye

Votes: 89

11. Billo il grand dakhaar (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Laura Muscardin | Stars: Thierno Thiam, Susy Laude, Marco Bonini, Paolo Gasparini

Votes: 30

12. Jom (1982)

80 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Ababacar Samb-Makharam | Stars: Abou Camara, Lamine Amadou Camara, Fatou Fall, Omar Gueye

Votes: 20

13. Xew Xew (1984)

85 min

9.4
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Director: N'Gaido Ba | Stars: Abdoulaye Diop, Djemba Djemba

Votes: 16

14. Kodou (1973)

100 min

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Director: Ababacar Samb-Makharam | Stars: Madeleine Diallo, Fatou Fall, N'Deye Gueye, Dieynaba Niang

15. L'appel des arènes (2005)

105 min

6.7
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Director: Cheikh Ndiaye | Stars: Lea Cartier, Moustapha Gueye, Mohamed Ndao, Aziz Ndiaye

Votes: 14

16. Garga M'Bosse (1975)

80 min

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The farmer Birama and his wife Penda live with their son Aliou and their goats and chickens in a small village. Because of the drought they have to leave and move to the big city.

Director: Mahama Traoré | Stars: Abou Camara, Makhouredia Gueye

17. Ramata (2009)

90 min | Drama

5.8
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Ramata is a spellbindingly beautiful woman in her fifties. She has been married for thirty years now to Matar Samb, a very rich man, a former prosecutor who is now Minister of Justice. They... See full summary »

Director: Léandre-Alain Baker | Stars: Katoucha, Viktor Lazlo, Ibrahima Mbaye

Votes: 12

18. Seye Seyeti (1980)

85 min

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Director: Ben Diogaye Beye | Star: Dieynaba Niang

19. Le cheval blanc (2015)

60 min | Drama

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A polygamous father (with three wives) decides to send all his sons to the daara (informal kornanic school) because he has no more money to feed them.

Director: Adams Sie

20. Reou-Takh (1972)

89 min

9.0
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Director: Mahama Traoré | Stars: Ségolène Royal, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 5

21. Lambaaye (1972)

80 min

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Director: Mahama Traoré | Stars: Makhouredia Gueye, Isseu Niang

22. Colobane Express (2000)

52 min | Drama

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Director: Khady Sylla

23. Sadaga (1982)

68 min

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Director: Momar Thiam | Stars: Abou Camara, Mustapha Ture

24. Taggoo (1975)

60 min

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Director: Amadou Fall

25. L'option (1974)

90 min

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Director: Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Véronique Blin, Gorgui Diop, Nar Sene

26. Diegue-Bi (1970)

90 min

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Director: Mahama Traoré | Stars: Yves Diagne, Amy Diop, Isseu Niang

27. Sarax-si (1983)

Drama

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Director: Mahama Traoré

28. Ken Bugul (1990)

80 min

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Director: Moussa Sene Absa

29. N'Diangane (1975)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Mahama Traoré | Star: Abou Camara

Votes: 8

30. Baks (1974)

90 min

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Director: Momar Thiam | Stars: Omar Mbow, Myriam Niang, Nar Sene

31. Aida Souka (1993)

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Director: Mansour Sora Wade

32. Teranga Blues (2007)

95 min | Musical

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After being discovered illegally residing in France, a young Senegalese musician is sent home with only 20 euros in his pocket. After a series of poor decisions, he falls into an abyss of ... See full summary »

Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Lord Alajiman, Juliette Ba, Yakhara Deme, Zeka Laplaine

Votes: 7

33. Almodou (2002)

85 min | Drama

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A young Senegalese boy in Dakar is entrusted to a Koranic teacher who sends his pupils out into the street to beg and beats them if they return without his daily tribute. The boy flees and gets involved in other activities.

Director: Amadou Thior | Stars: Doudou Guillaume Faye, Ndèye Fatou Dione, Bassirou Diakhate, Die Astou Diop

34. Bul déconné! (2005)

75 min | Drama

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Directors: Massaër Dieng, Marc Picavez

35. Karim (1971)

65 min

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About the amorous adventures of Karim, a young Senegalese Muslim torn between the duties of traditional society and the temptations of the West.

Director: Momar Thiam