Feature Film, Swahili (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

Not Rated | 64 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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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.

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

Votes: 8,018

2. Magic House (2009)

85 min | Horror

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Director: Mtitu G. Game | Stars: Nargis Mohamed, Steven Kanumba, Abdul Ahmed, Hamis Abdallah

3. 40 Sticks (2020)

92 min | Thriller

6.8
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A group of prisoners trapped in a crashed prison bus strive to stay alive when they realize there is a mysterious killer lurking in the shadows.

Director: Victor Gatonye | Stars: Shiviske Shivisi, Robert Agengo, Mwaura Bilal, Cajetan Boy

Votes: 83

4. Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 885

5. Ebola Hunter

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, Francisco Rodríguez Prieto, Toni Rodriguez, Bisaso Dauda

6. White Shadow (2013)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.4
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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, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu, Salum Abdallah

Votes: 371

7. Peponi

Crime, Drama, Romance | Post-production

Young African man trying to escape poverty ends up working in a corrupt and dangerous organization.

Director: Nicholas Marwa | Stars: Ernest Napoleon, Shirleen Wangari, Dickson Micheal, Jolie

8. Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

6.7
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A Kenyan boy goes on a strange journey to return his father's soul.

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer | Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani

Votes: 359

9. Tebaatusasula (2010)

Action

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

Votes: 25

10. Pili (I) (2017)

85 min | Drama

6.7
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In Tanzania, a single mother is offered the chance to improve her circumstances, but the risks she faces have deepening consequences as she struggles to keep her HIV-positive status secret.

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

Votes: 176

11. Sema (2018)

94 min | Drama, Horror

8.6
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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, Serafin Kweka

Votes: 8

12. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 61

13. 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

14. Uradi (2020)

115 min | Thriller

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A university students looks for a way to make quick and easy money and finds out that its not as easy as he imagined.

Director: Kang'ethe Mungai | Stars: Mwaura Bilal, Chris Kamau, Shix Kapyenga, Peter Kawa

15. 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

16. Something Necessary (2013)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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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: Sue Wanjiru, Qdamah Kipchumba, David Kiprotich Mutai, Anne Kimani

Votes: 62

17. The Return of Uncle Benon (2011)

Action

8.0
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Gladwell becomes Madwell and has some badwell guys :)

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

Votes: 166

18. Veve (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.5
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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 their thriving yet unregulated business.

Director: Simon Mukali | Stars: Lowry Odhiambo, Emo Rugene, Lizz Njagah, Conrad Makeni

Votes: 99

19. Stories of Our Lives (2014)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 91

20. Saïkati (1992)

90 min

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The story of Saikati, a young Masai woman who lives within a traditional village in one of Kenya's national parks. Her community has planned her future as wife to the son of the village ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Mungai | Stars: Lynette Mukami Kinoti, Susan Wanjiku, Richard Harrison, Hugh Mainwaring

21. T-Junction (2017)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 16

22. Our Madness (2018)

88 min | Drama

5.9
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Lucy is hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital in Mozambique. She dreams about her little son, Hanic and her husband, Pak who is a soldier at war. In the meantime, a quirky musical ... See full summary »

Director: João Viana | Stars: Hanic Corio, Pak Ndjamena, Ernania Rainha

Votes: 24

23. Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 112

24. Kiumeni (2017)

88 min | Comedy

9.2
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Set in Dar es Salaam, this local comedy juxtaposes poverty and wealth when an affluent young man is obligated to visit his girlfriend's home in a poor neighborhood.

Director: Nicholas Marwa | Stars: Antu Mendoza, Ernest Napoleon, Irene Paul, Idris Sultan

Votes: 16

25. House of Lungula (2013)

77 min | Comedy

6.8
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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: 13

26. It's Us (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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, Ali Mohammed Mlatso, Triza Musimbi

Votes: 28

27. Maisha, Maisha Tu (2015)

57 min | Drama

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Shot in Tanzania, this feature film shows four different life stories - stories of challenges, opportunities and second chances.

Director: Yann Labry | Stars: Ahmed Olotu, Ahmed Zein, Ashraf Lukamba, Ayubu Juma

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. Baby Powder (2009)

Drama

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

30. Tunu: The Gift (2017)

85 min | Drama

9.0
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Who are you without a home?

Director: Jordan Riber | Stars: Ibrahim Osward, Monica Sizya, Jacob Steven

Votes: 6

31. Homecoming (I) (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 13

32. Jongo Love: The Movie (2015)

Thriller

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

33. My X Girlfriend (2019)

60 min | Horror

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A guy falls in love with a beautiful girl and they make a pact to love each other forever even after death. The girl dies before the guy and her ghost begins to haunt him.

Director: Andrew Wagaba | Stars: Mutebi Farooq, Gift Powerz Katungi, Lutakome Tony Konyanja, Yasin Lubowa

34. Taliya (2021)

118 min | Drama, Fantasy

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A poor but ambitious fisherman enslaves a mermaid-like water spirit and exploits her and her abilities for wealth and power.

Director: Arnold Mwanjila | Stars: Olwenya Maina, Mwajuma Belle, Joseph Omari, Brian Ogola

35. Missa Luba

History | Announced

Catholic church in the Congo. Celebration with ancestral rites

36. Glamour: The Reality Behind the Dreams (2011)

118 min | Drama

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This fast paced drama filled with comical moments as well as harsh realities, shows the life of a Muslim Zanzibari girl, who from childhood dreams of becoming a model, posing in front of ... See full summary »

Director: Amitabh Aurora | Stars: Mustafa Hassanali, Eva Issac, Bond Bin Sinnan

37. Oral History (1982)

56 min | Drama

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

38. Sincerely Daisy (2020)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Daisy is a happy high school graduate, whose dreams, expectations, passion and confidence are significantly affected by family and romantic drama

Director: Nick Mutuma | Stars: Ellah Maina, Sam Psenjen, Mbeki Mwalimu, Brian Abajah

39. Kijiji Changu (2019)

105 min | Drama

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Kijiji Changu focuses on the relationship between two very different best friends Makame, a loyal family man, and Saidi, the local playboy.

Director: Steven Lino | Star: Justin Bernard

40. The Revenge (2015)

Action, Horror

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

41. 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: 14

42. 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

43. Aisha (II) (2015)

112 min | Drama

6.0
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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: 9

44. Memories of a Burning Tree (2010)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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Smith arrives in Dar es Salaam to tie up loose ends. He is helped by others on quests of their own.

Director: Sherman Ong | Stars: Raheli Augustino, Khalid Saleh Bilal, Miriam Emanuel, Smith Kimaro

Votes: 16

45. World Tofauti (2017)

71 min | Drama, Romance

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A well to do man comes across a woman from one of Nairobi's ghettos. Their initial enmity thaws in something else as she helps him recover his goods following a robbery in which she participated.

Director: Kang'ethe Mungai | Stars: Avril, Innocent Njuguna, Maureen Njau

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

157 min | Thriller

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47. 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

48. The Dreams of Elibidi (2010)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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Directors: Kamau Ndungu, Nick Reding | Stars: Juma Williams, Sharleen Njeri, Mercy Wanjiru, Krysteen Savane

Votes: 6

49. 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: Gerald Langiri, Charlie Karumi, Lizz Njagah, Ruth Maingi

50. Togetherness Supreme (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 35


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