What are the best movies set in Africa?

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    #1Hotel Rwanda

    Hotel Rwanda
    The true story of a man who stood up the atrocities in Rwanda and offered his hotel as shelter for thousands of refugees. Over 1 million people were brutally murdered in three months, but this man saved lives one at a time.
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    Kenneth Black
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I'm in love with this film! The storyline is so powerful and compelling. I also think this is one of Don Cheadle's best movies. His acting was superb! "
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    #2District 9

    District 9

    Set in a dystopian Johannesburg, the District 9 is this city's ghetto where aliens are forced to live. Many years before landing in poor conditions on Earth, humans are still treating aliens really bad, something that might change really soon. 

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    Jason Martinez
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "District 9 is an allegory of the Apartheid era in Cape Town, South Africa where non-whites are discriminated. The protagonist transforming into a bug man is a great way to show people what it feels like to become an oppressed minority. They focused more on the racism issue rather than the sci-fi part, which is kinda good."
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    #3The African Queen

    The African Queen

    The African Queen is a romantic adventure and drama movie that features Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and Robert Morley. It was directed by John Huston and was adapted from a novel of C.S. Forester. The film premiered in the USA on 1951.

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    Frances Pierce
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "If you're looking for a good, classic movie that involves adventure and romance, then The African Queen is the one. You have two likable protagonists on a boat, rowing actually in Africa. Everything in this movie is gorgeous."
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    #4Black Girl

    Black Girl
    Borom Sarret is a movie adaptation of Ousmane Sembène's short story and inspired by true events. The movie is about Diouana, a nanny in Dakar forced to leave after her employers relocate to Antibes. Unhappy with her new job, Diouana revolted.
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    Diana Williamson
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "As an aspiring director, Borom Sarret is inspiring. Yes, it's rough and short, but you can feel the authenticity that the director is striving for. Ousmane Sembene showed the social divide at that time."
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    #5Hyenas

    Hyenas
    Hyenas is a movie about a shopkeeper named Dramaan Drameh in Colobane. He is haunted by his past as the young girl from his previous love affair returns in vengeance. The now millionairess Linguere Ramatou bribes Dramaan's neighbors to murder him.
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    Martha Gutierrez
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "At first glance, Hyenas looked like a revenge movie. You know the cast are bad guys, nobody is good. When we watched this movie during spring break, my college friend hinted that the plot was similar to the stage play "The Visit". It's a nice film nonetheless. "
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    #6The Gods Must Be Crazy (Parts 1 & 2)

    The Gods Must Be Crazy (Parts 1 & 2)

    The film series is about the adventures of a Saan native named Xi (or Xixo) who tries to saves his village by traveling to the uncharted Western world. Each part has its own quest for Xi.

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    Jane Reynolds
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "I enjoyed The Gods Must Be Crazy when I was a kid. Seeing the perspective of a native is refreshing since there are too many white male protagonists at that time. If I'll have kids, I would like them to watch The Gods Must Be Crazy."
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    #7Tsotsi

    Tsotsi

    Tsosti is a crime/drama movie in 2005 that earned awards around the globe. The story is about a young criminal named Tsotsi whose life changes after carnapping a vehicle with an infant on board.

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    Hansika Rangarajan
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "If you thought all criminals are bad, then think again. They could be victims of circumstance or poor people. We should stop judging them and instead give them chance to redeem."
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    #8Come Back, Africa

    Come Back, Africa
    The second volume of this documentary series exposed the difficult life in Sophiatown, South Africa in 1957. Lionel Rogosin, his crew, and his cast continued to fight injustice with their risky documentation.
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    Nicholas Mendez
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "This documentary by Lionel Rogosin is thought-provoking and ahead of its time. Although this documentary was made five decades ago, it is still haunting, you can feel its authenticity."
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    #9Legend of Tarzan

    Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan is an action adventure film that follows Tarzan as he is called back from his well-adjusted life in London to the jungle in order to investigate a suspicious mining encampment. It was directed by David Yates in 2016.

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    Han Lin
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "This is another retelling of the classic Tarzan which I'm totally not a fan of :( It's entertaining SOMEHOW but it was just okay. I think the writers overlooked the classic story? or they just want something new to the eyes of the viewers. Moreover, I only watched this because of Margot Robbie. "
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    #10Africa: The Serengeti

    Africa: The Serengeti

    Africa: The Serengeti is a documentary chronicling The Great Migration across the Serengeti Plain. This documentary captured scenes of more than two million animals traveling 500 miles. 

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    Aanya Jayaraman
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "The animals looked very majestic! I wish we can protect them from hunters and the changing weather. I am an animal lover and we must save them from extinction."

Summary

Best What are the best movies set in Africa
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Hotel RwandaMovies 24 Paid
2District 9Movies 19 Paid
3The African QueenMovies 17 Paid
4Black GirlMovies 15 Paid
5HyenasMovies 12 Paid
6The Gods Must Be Crazy (Parts 1 & 2)Movies 12 Paid
7TsotsiMovies 9 Paid
8Come Back, AfricaMovies 6 Paid
9Legend of TarzanMovies 4 Paid
10Africa: The SerengetiMovies 2 Paid
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