Best Films About Africa


The Top TenXW

1I Dreamed of Africa

Brilliant, wonderful, emotional movie. Hugh Hudson's movie is based on an autobiographic book by Italian Kuki Gallmann. A "romantic drama" about a European couples settling in Kenya (in 1972) and their struggles with their new home. Kim Basinger shines here. Filmed on location in South Africa and Laikipia, Kenya. - Irina2932

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Probably the most underrated Africa movie ever. This female version of Tarzan was first put on the screen in 1955 and like Tarzan, Sheena was created as a comic book figure. Directed by John Guillermin and starring Tanya Roberts as the orphaned blond girl growing up with an African tribe. The story takes place in a fictitious African state, but was filmed on location in Kenya. Tanya Roberts was real sex symbol of the 80's - Irina2932


Extremely underrated Adventure-Action-Horror film based on a book by Michael Crichton.
Parts of the movie are filmed on location in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. - Irina2932

4Gorillas in the Mist

Based on the true story of scientist Dian Fossey who settles in the Congolese jungle to study and protect mountain gorillas. Sigourney Weaver stars in this movie, directed by Michael Apted. Filmed on location in Kenya. I still think Sigourney Weaver deserved the Oscar for this amazing role. She was brilliant here - Irina2932


Musical about the schoolgirl Sarafina in apartheid South Africa. Starring Leleti Khumalo as Sarafina and also with Miriam Makeba and Whoopie Goldberg. A film that touched many people and informed well about the apartheid regime. - Irina2932

6Tears of the Sun
7Hotel Rwanda

Steven Spielberg's epic drama about the west African slave Cinque and his struggle for freedom, which takes place in an American courtroom. - Irina2932

9Blood Diamond
10Out of AfricaV1 Comment

The Contenders

11The African Queen

Master of storytelling, John Huston, takes us on a great adventure navigating a small boat through Africa during WW1. Humphrey Bogart is the ever drunk captain who has to put up with the missionary played by Katharine Hepburn. It is no great surprise that they eventually fall in love, but it is great filmmaking as they don't make it anymore. - Irina2932

12District 9

Ghost and the darkness

13King Solomon's Mines (1950)

The best of the Solomon movies. Story is the same: Qartermain falling in love with the woman he is guiding through the wild and dangerous Africa. Starring Deboarh Kerr and Stewart Granger. Good adventure entertainment and quite impressive action sequences for the time. Filmed spectaculary on location in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo and USA. - Irina2932

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