African Cinema

Master list of African films that I've seen and/or am interested in seeing. To be updated constantly. Focus is on films set in Africa but there are selections which center on African diasporas. Only including films from African filmmakers, with some exceptions when deemed appropriate due to historical/cultural context (jury is still out on whether I want to include Jean Rouch).

Have seen 278/544

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  • The Rose of Rhodesia
  • The Will
  • Mr. Omar
  • The Black Market
  • African Jim
  • Afrita Hanem: The Genie Lady
  • The Flirtation of Girls
  • Shore of Love
  • Gold
  • The Blazing Sun
  • Life or Death
  • A Glass and a Cigarette
  • Our Best Days
  • Fools’ Alley
  • Days and Nights
  • Afrique sur Seine
  • The Leech
  • Les anneaux d'or
  • Dark Waters
  • Sleepless
  • The Thug
  • Girls of Today
  • The Hunters
  • Jamila, the Algerian
  • Lady of the Castle
  • I Am Free
  • Cairo Station
  • The Nightingale's Prayer
  • Struggle on the Nile
  • Come Back, Africa
  • The River of Love
  • Between Heaven and Earth
  • The Beginning and the End
  • There Is a Man in Our House
  • The Sun Will Never Set
  • Chased by the Dogs
  • The Wedding
  • The Ring of King Koda
  • The Wagoner
  • The Last Night
  • The Mother of the Bride
  • Saladin the Victorious
  • The Open Door
  • Hunting Party
  • Niaye
  • Lamb
  • Et la neige n'était plus
  • The Sin
  • Dawn of the Damned
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Women
  • Cairo 30
  • Black Girl
  • My Wife the General Manager
  • Return of an Adventurer
  • Bon voyage, Sim
  • The Winds of the Aures
  • Hassan Terro
  • Soleil Ô
  • The Postman
  • The Revolution of Machines
  • Mandabi
  • Concerto for an Exile
  • Monangambeee
  • Cabascabo
  • The Outlaws
  • City of Contrasts
  • The Woman with the Knife
  • The Night of Counting the Years
  • The Land
  • Opium and the Stick
  • Tauw
  • The Eloquent Peasant
  • Badou Boy
  • Kongi's Harvest
  • The Choice
  • Traces
  • The Polygamous Wazzou
  • My Wife and the Dog
  • Adrift on the Nile
  • Viva Didou!
  • Emitaï
  • My Neighbours
  • The Tam Tams Are Silent
  • Empire M
  • The Sparrow
  • Women Cars Villas Money
  • In the Beginning
  • A Thousand and One Hands
  • Owuama, a New Year Festival
  • Inspector Tahar's Holiday
  • The Charcoal Maker
  • Touki Bouki
  • Saitane
  • Toula, or the Genie of the Water
  • December
  • Sambizanga
  • The Black Wogs, Your Neighbors
  • About Some Meaningless Events
  • And the Dogs Were Silent