Most Popular Feature Films With Primary Language Swahili


1. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 371,651 | Gross: $700.06M

2. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

64 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex, hence the title Who Killed Captain Alex.

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Kakule William, Kakule Wilson, Sserunya Ernest, G. Puffs

Votes: 4,033

3. Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

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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: 773

4. 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: 316

5. Tebaatusasula: Ebola

102 min | Action | Announced

Ebola hunters stomp out the Ebola virus while in a third world country.

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Alan Hofmanis, Paco Fox, Bisaso Dauda, Toni Rodriguez

6. Pili (I) (2017)

Drama | Completed

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Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret. When she is offered the chance ... See full summary »

Director: Leanne Welham | Stars: Bello Rashid, Nkwabi Elias Ng'angasamala, Sesilia Florian Kilimila, Sikijua Rashid

7. The Return of Uncle Benon (2011)

Action

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Gladwell becomes Madwell and has some badwell guys :)

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Bukenya Charles, Lutalo, Sserunya Ernest, Ssejemba Kizza

Votes: 138

8. 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

9. Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

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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. Tebaatusasula (2010)

Action

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Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Star: Sserunya Ernest

11. Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

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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

12. Veve (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

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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: 76

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. Kiumeni (2017)

Comedy

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Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania +255656560009

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

Votes: 14

18. Something Necessary (2013)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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SOMETHING NECESSARY is a film about a pivotal period in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya following the 2007 elections, ... See full summary »

Director: Judy Kibinge | Stars: Kipng'eno Kirui Duncan, Hilda Jepkoech, Carolyne Chebiwott Kibet, Anne Kimani

Votes: 56

19. Ni sisi (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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

20. 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

21. Madness (2018)

13 min

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Director: João Viana | Stars: Rosa Mario, Mamadu Baio, Ernania Rainha

Votes: 16

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. Tunu: The Gift (2017)

85 min | Drama

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Who are you without a home?

Director: Jordan Riber

26. Togetherness Supreme (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

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In the midst of ethnic and political strife, a young artist struggles to use his art for change.

Director: Nathan Collett | Stars: Wilson Maina, Geoffrey Jefferson Ong'ong'o, Martha Kisaka, Chrisphine Onyango

Votes: 34

27. Oral History (1982)

56 min | Drama

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Director: Peter Chappell | Stars: Mzee Pembe, Ray Charman, George Hamilton, Njoki Wa Njukira

28. 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

29. Jongo Love: The Movie (2015)

Thriller

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

30. 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: 7

31. Once Upon a Time in the Congo (2017)

157 min | Thriller

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32. 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

33. The Revenge (2015)

Action, Horror

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Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Star: Sserunya Ernest

34. Wrong Plan (2016)

66 min | Horror, Thriller

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Tico with his friends organize the surprise birthday party for his wife in the forest, but after getting themselves trapped in the forest and find themselves fighting for their Survival, they realize that they have made a very Wrong Plan.

Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Salim Ahmed, Esha Buheti, Omary Clayton, Betrice Gudluck

35. 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

36. Saïkati (1999)

90 min

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Director: Anne Mungai | Star: Esther Muthee

37. House of Lungula (2013)

77 min | Comedy

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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

38. Get Some Money (2017)

113 min | Comedy

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Get Some Money is a representation of the biblical story of the betrayal of Jesus Christ. It seeks to put to light the plight of suicidal beings in an effort to advocate for world bodies, to increase awareness and #speakagainstsuicide.

Director: Biko Nyongesa | Stars: Shama Akhmal, Jean Akinyi, Odhiambo Akwa, Dennis Mwangi Dyb

39. Tumaini (2005)

100 min | Drama

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A once happy family in Tanzania is devastated by AIDS. The parents die leaving three young children to raise themselves. One child, Tumaini, becomes a child/woman as she is forced to grow up early and raise her siblings.

Director: Beatrix Mugishagwe | Stars: Avodia Bahati, Msamiru Kaabuka, Godwin Kaduma, Faraja Kiwango

40. Baby Powder (2009)

Drama

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Director: Karabani | Stars: Alphonse A. Lambert Jr., Ladarian Raymond, Edward A. Trader

41. 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

42. 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

43. Single Zero (2015)

63 min | Action

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When Samir discovered that his daughter, Sandra 6, is one of the three most wanted extraordinary children to be put to death by creatures from the fourteenth planet who want to destroy the planet earth by the 2015.

Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Othilia Joseph, Jackson Kbirigi, Tino Muya, Sandra

44. Ta Kimbia (2009)

81 min | Drama, Sport

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A Kenyan boy dreams of running a marathon. But he must give up his hopes to support his family; when he struggles against poverty, corruption and family pressure he finally achieves his dream, at a heavy price.

Director: Noorjehan Bandali | Star: Daniel Kinyanjui

45. 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

46. Nyumbani (2017)

Horror, Thriller

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A man fights to protect his unborn baby girl.

Director: Timoth Conrad | Stars: Dorice Kaizirege, David Masalu, Hassan Daffur, Ramadhani Ndimbo

47. Obohoz 2.0 (2014)

68 min | Drama

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Director: Caroline Odongo | Stars: Paula Kavita, David Lomunyak, Eric Olalo

48. 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

49. Eluding Damnation (2017)

90 min | Crime

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The son of a rich dug lord is left in charge of the narcotics business but ends up driving the business to the ground.

Director: Esir Mmanga | Stars: Ellaine Khamie, Douglas Muigai, Jack Mutinda

50. Somhlolo II (1985)

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