Feature Film, Amharic (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Shaft in Africa (1973)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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Private investigator John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneric

Votes: 2,910 | Gross: $3.18M

2. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,309 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Crumbs (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 68 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

5.9
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Our figurine sized supermen hero embarks on an epic surreal journey that will take him across the Ethiopian post apocalyptic landscape in search of a way to get on the hovering spacecraft that for years has become a landmark in the skies.

Director: Miguel Llansó | Stars: Daniel Tadesse, Quino Piñero, Selam Tesfayie, Mengistu Berhanu

Votes: 707

4. Running Against the Wind (II) (2019)

116 min | Drama

6.7
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In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Ashenafi Nigusu, Mikias Wolde, Joseph Reta Belay, Ferhane Beker

Votes: 309

5. Lamb (II) (2015)

94 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

Director: Yared Zeleke | Stars: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Rahel Teshome

Votes: 745

6. Teza (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Aaron Arefe, Abiye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun

Votes: 570

7. Fig Tree (I) (2018)

93 min | Drama

6.7
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16 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Aalam-Warqe Davidian | Stars: Mitiku Haylu, Weyenshiet Belachew, Rodas Gizaw, Yohannes Musa

Votes: 136

8. Min Alesh? (2019)

84 min | Drama

8.8
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The story is set in Merkato, a sprawling market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, considered to be Africa's largest open-air market, narrating the story of a girl, Selam, whose kindness and ... See full summary »

Director: Amleset Muchie | Stars: Alebachew Mekonnen, Amleset Muchie, Dirbwork Seyifu, Haddis D. Tadesse

Votes: 12

9. 13 Months of Sunshine (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A drama about two Ethiopians who enter a marriage of convenience and struggle to maintain traditional values as they strive toward their dreams.

Director: Yehdego Abeselom | Stars: Sammy Amare, Tsion Fikreselassie, Salem Dawit, Aaron Arefe

Votes: 43

10. Price of Love (2015)

99 min | Drama

6.7
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A young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.

Director: Hermon Hailay | Stars: Fereweni Gebregergs, Kassahun Getatchew, Dawit Gulilat, Eskindir Tameru

Votes: 50

11. Journey to Lasta (2004)

Not Rated | 125 min | Music, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A hip urban reggae film about music, passion, love and devotion! Tsegaye is a driven mucician who leaves his wife and children in California, to search for a long lost childhood friend, Kirubel.

Director: Wondwossen D. Dikran | Stars: Tsegaye B. Selassie, Jessica Beshir, Scott F. Evans, Ras Michael

Votes: 29

12. Triangle (I) (2012)

Drama

7.2
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A film that will span three continents and deal with the issue of illegal immigration to America.

Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Kristos Andrews, Mahder Assefa, Abebe Balcha, Isabella Rain Barbieri

Votes: 16

13. Life in America (2014)

Comedy

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Life in America is an amharic movie based on how Ethiopians live their live and deal with their culture in America.

Director: Zelelame Negede | Stars: Habtamu Abi, Bruk Alkadir, Jossey Gebril, Tigist Negede

14. Rebuni (2015)

113 min | Drama

7.2
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A wealthy businessman tries to buy land for a new factory, but develops a complicated relationship with the young woman who owns the land.

Director: Kidist Yilma | Star: Ruta Mengisteab

Votes: 10

15. Abay vs. Vegas (2010)

Romance

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Director: Theodros Teshome | Stars: Gabrielle Abitol, Mestawot Aragaw, Wolela Assefa, Tesfu Birhanie

16. Lamba (2015)

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Happy families gets the hardships and ups and downs of the family with the illness of their beloved young girl.

Director: Anteneh Haile | Stars: Welela Assefa, Meron Engeda, Girum Ermias, Lidya Moges

17. Ye Wendoch Guday (2007)

Comedy, Romance

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Director: Henok Ayele | Stars: Zerihun Asmamaw, Eden Asmelash, Woyneshet Belachew, Shewaferaw Dessalegn

18. Adera (2009)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of an Ethiopian woman's plight in South Africa as she struggles to earn enough money to support and return to her children in Ethiopia.

Director: Nega Tariku | Stars: Mikael Balcha, Tigist Kidane Gebre Hiwo, Alemayo Kefle, Zelalem Mekonnen

Votes: 16

19. Tumult (1996)

117 min | Drama

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Director: Yemane I. Demissie | Stars: Jima Assefa, Seble Tekle, Eskinder Berhane

20. Zion (2015)

Drama

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Zion is a story of a young man (Martin) who has traveled back to Ethiopia looking for his family roots. Filled with historical settings spanning over fifty years, this movie depicts the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dawit Legesse, Benyam Worku | Stars: George Wondossen, Melat Nebiyou

21. Fre (2017)

97 min | Drama

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Director: Kinfe Banbu | Stars: Feleke Abebe, Betlihem Asnake, Ema Bizunhe, Rahel Girma

22. Simet (2020)

Adventure

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Director: Hildana Belaynh | Stars: Yednekachew Tesfaye, Yared Yilma

23. Ayrak (2015)

134 min | Drama

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Director: Fikreyesus Dimberu | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Mesfin Haileyesus, Michael Million

24. Red Leaves (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

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An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.

Director: Bazi Gete | Stars: Ruti Asarsai, Meir Deseh, Debebe Eshetu, David Getahun

Votes: 41

25. Sewenetwa (2019)

89 min | Drama

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This is a story of young female Ethiopians who fled to Arab Worlds to work as a maid and struggle to stay safe, a heart warming and sad story.

Director: Sewmehon Yismaw

26. The Seed (2010)

101 min | Fantasy

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Fikir, a ten-year-old street urchin, wakes up one morning after dreaming of an angel and finds an orange outside of his makeshift dwelling. After a bully steals his shoeshine rig, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Bee Alafia | Stars: Melaku Barbisa, Wassyehun Belay, Kistet Bogale, Egla Gebreyesus Damessa

27. The Nanny (2003)

142 min | Drama

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In Washington, DC, an aging and spiteful housewife takes her frustration out on her just-hired nanny, a newly arrived immigrant from Ethiopia.

Director: Nikodimos Fikru | Stars: Nafkote Fikru, Hamza Abdo, Hiruy Abdu, Meseret Bekele

28. Ye Wonz Maibel (1995)

80 min

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Director: Salem Mekuria

Votes: 8

29. Two Worlds: Blood Bound (2019)

Action

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When Phil discovers that he wasn't an Orphan at adoption, he risks everything - including his life, to uncover the tortuous corruption between his developing birth-country and the Western World.

Director: Gebrehiwot Cherkos | Stars: Dawit Abate, Abebe Alemu, Alemayehu Belayneh, Sharon Darragh

30. Gouma (1975)

84 min

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Director: Michel Papatakis

31. The 11th Hour (II) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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A family drama set in Addis, revolves around a father struggling to save his only daughter from a heart problem that can not be treated locally

Director: Zelalem Woldemariam | Stars: Solomon Bogale, Bersabeh Melaku

Votes: 20

32. Anelakekem (2014)

Comedy

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Director: Mulualem Getachew | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Solomon Muhe

33. Batmechim Kiterign (2016)

102 min | Romance

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Stars: Seher Abdelkarim, Elias Alomu, Bahrain Kadir

34. Bewoket: By the Will of God (2009)

66 min

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The journey of three Ethiopian boys struggling with their health and identity and the quirky but extraordinary American doctor they live with.

Directors: Andrea Mydlarz-Zeller, Sam Shnider, Andrea Mydlarz Zeller | Stars: Rick Hodes, Abraham Mamo, Sherif Muhammed, Bewoket Sintayehu

35. Dead Weight (2009)

Drama

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With the death of her beloved mother, Hewan, a poster child for the successful, over-achieving immigrant, thought she was going to be able to finally bury her memories of Ethiopia. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Yemane I. Demissie | Stars: Mary Inku, Tewodros Mamo, Getachew Mekasha, Helah Workneh

Votes: 9

36. Sile Fikir (2018)

78 min | Romance

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Director: Yonas Berhane Mewa | Stars: Amleset Muchie, Sibuh Paulos, Alemayehu Tadesse, Meron Teshume

37. Enkoklesh (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Beza Hailu | Star: Tseday Eshetu

38. Amran (2015)

Romance

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Director: Fikreyesus Dimberu | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Samson Kebede

39. Amalayu (2013)

Comedy

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Director: Anteneh Girma | Stars: Haregewine Assefa, Mahder Assefa, Girum Ermias, Tewodros Seyoum

40. Hiwot Ena Sak (2014)

Comedy

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Director: Dawit Negash | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Tariku Birhanu

41. Doka

Drama | Post-production

A young nurse saves a little girl from a deadly conflict zone, then soon finds herself in the center of the conflict.

Director: Kidist Yilma | Stars: Mahder Assefa, Girum Zenebe

42. Chawetaw (2010)

165 min

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Director: Aklilu Gebremedhin Hagos | Stars: Abenezer Solomon, Benain Whib


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