Feature Film, Swahili (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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, Salum Abdallah, Riziki Ally, James Gayo

Votes: 344

2. 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: 812

3. 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, Toni Rodriguez, Bisaso Dauda

4. Peponi (2020)

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, Matrid Nyagah, Mpata Ally

5. Pili (I) (2017)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 23

6. Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 333

7. The Return of Uncle Benon (2011)

Action

7.5
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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: 145

8. Tebaatusasula (2010)

Action

9.2
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Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Star: Sserunya Ernest

Votes: 11

9. Sema (2018)

94 min | Drama, Horror

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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, Munira Mlehele

10. Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 84

11. 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: 15

12. The Real Househelps of Kawangware (2014)

21 min | Comedy

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Director: Philip Karanja | Stars: Ester Chebet, Steven Oduor Dede, Kat Kenzie, Timothy Kimani

13. Our Madness (2018)

88 min | Drama

5.7
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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: 18

14. Veve (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 95

15. 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: 86

16. 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

17. T-Junction (2017)

Drama

7.7
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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: 11

18. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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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

19. 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

20. Magic House (2009)

85 min | Horror

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

21. 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

22. Homecoming (I) (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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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: 8

23. House of Lungula (2013)

77 min | Comedy

7.2
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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: 12

24. 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: 6

25. The Revenge (2015)

Action, Horror

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

26. It's Us (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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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

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

157 min | Thriller

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28. Zamora (2011)

95 min | Mystery

7.6
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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. 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: Kipng'eno Kirui Duncan, Hilda Jepkoech, Carolyne Chebiwott Kibet, Anne Kimani

Votes: 57

30. The Envelope (2018)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Directors: Jordan Riber, Jordan Riber | Stars: Ayoub Bombwe, Cathryn Credo, Godliver Gordian

Votes: 9

31. 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

32. 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

33. Jongo Love: The Movie (2015)

Thriller

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

34. Oral History (1982)

56 min | Drama

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

35. 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

36. Dar Noir (2015)

114 min | Drama

7.1
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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

37. Somhlolo II (1985)

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38. 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

39. Untitled African Nile Basin Project

150 min | Adventure | Pre-production

An episodic anthology film, focusing on the harmony between individuals, nature and society in the Great Rift Valley, the birthplace of humanity.

Director: Dami Onifade

40. The Dreams of Elibidi (2010)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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Directors: Kamau Ndungu, Nick Reding | Stars: Ednah Daisy, Sharleen Njeri, Godfrey Ojiambo, Krysteen Savane

Votes: 6

41. 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

42. Togetherness Supreme (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

8.1
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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

43. Tunu: The Gift (2017)

85 min | Drama

8.8
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Who are you without a home?

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

Votes: 5

44. Sita Kimya (2010)

86 min | Drama

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Stars: Zaituni Abdallah, Richard Amwayi, Lilian Awour, Rosemary Awour

45. Nipe Jibu (2010)

120 min | Musical

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Nipe Jibu is a Swahili musical which tells the story of a young woman living in a dream world. Ndoto is an orphan facing one of the biggest decisions in her life: whom she should marry. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadine Louise Feser | Stars: Elizabeth Wangai, Anna Kyungai, Ebenezer Kweka, David Mariki

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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 | Star: Esther Muthee

49. Obohoz 2.0 (2014)

68 min | Drama

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

50. 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: 15


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