Films set in Africa

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  1. Films set in Algeria

    Films set in Algeria

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  2. Films set in Angola

    Films set in Angola

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  3. Films set in Benin

    Films set in Benin

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  4. Films set in Burkina Faso

    Films set in Burkina Faso

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  5. Films set in Burundi

    Films set in Burundi

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  6. Films set in Cameroon

    Films set in Cameroon

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  7. Films set in Cape Verde

    Films set in Cape Verde

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  8. Films set in Carthage

    Films set in Carthage

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  9. Films set in the Central African Republic 24 views

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  10. Films set in Chad

    Films set in Chad

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  11. Films set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 75 views

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  12. Documentary films about African politics

    Documentary films about African politics

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  13. Films set in Egypt

    Films set in Egypt

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  14. Films set in Ethiopia

    Films set in Ethiopia

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  15. Films set in a fictional African country 75 views

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  16. Films set in Belgian Congo

    Films set in Belgian Congo

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  17. Films set in Botswana

    Films set in Botswana

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  18. Films set in Comoros

    Films set in Comoros

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  19. Films set in Djibouti

    Films set in Djibouti

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  21. Films set in Gabon

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  22. Films set in Guinea-Bissau 3 views

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  23. Films set in Lesotho

    Films set in Lesotho

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  24. Films set in Mauritania

    Films set in Mauritania

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  25. Films set in Mayotte

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  26. Films set in Réunion

    Films set in Réunion

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  27. Films set in the Gambia

    Films set in the Gambia

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  28. Films set in the Republic of the Congo 6 views

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  29. Films set in the Roman Empire

    Films set in the Roman Empire

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  30. Films set in Western Sahara 1 view

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  32. Films set in Ghana

    Films set in Ghana

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  33. Films set in Guinea

    Films set in Guinea

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  34. Films set in Ivory Coast

    Films set in Ivory Coast

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  35. Films set in Kenya

    Films set in Kenya

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  36. Films set in Liberia

    Films set in Liberia

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  37. Films set in Libya

    Films set in Libya

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  38. Films set in Madagascar

    Films set in Madagascar

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  39. Films set in Malawi

    Films set in Malawi

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  40. Films set in Mali

    Films set in Mali

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  41. Films set in Mauritius

    Films set in Mauritius

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  42. Films set in Morocco

    Films set in Morocco

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  43. Films set in Mozambique

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  44. Films set in Namibia

    Films set in Namibia

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  45. Films set in Niger

    Films set in Niger

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  46. Films set in Nigeria

    Films set in Nigeria

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  47. Films set in Rhodesia

    Films set in Rhodesia

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  48. Films set in Rwanda

    Films set in Rwanda

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  49. Films set in Senegal

    Films set in Senegal

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  50. Films set in Seychelles

    Films set in Seychelles

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  51. Films set in Sierra Leone

    Films set in Sierra Leone

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  52. Films set in Somalia

    Films set in Somalia

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  53. Films set in South Africa

    Films set in South Africa

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  54. Films set in South Sudan

    Films set in South Sudan

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  55. Films set in Sudan

    Films set in Sudan

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  56. Films set in Swaziland

    Films set in Swaziland

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  57. Films set in Tanzania

    Films set in Tanzania

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  58. Tarzan films

    Tarzan films

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  59. The Lion King

    The Lion King

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  60. Films set in Togo

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  61. Films set in Tunisia

    Films set in Tunisia

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  62. Films set in Uganda

    Films set in Uganda

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  63. Films set in Zambia

    Films set in Zambia

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  64. Films set in Zimbabwe

    Films set in Zimbabwe

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  1. The Dictator

    The Dictator (2012)


    The Dictator is a 2012 British-American comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as his fourth feature film in a leading role. The film is directed by Larry Charles, who previously directed Baron Cohen's mockumentaries Borat and Brüno. Baron Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States, stars alongside Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and an uncredited appearance by John C. Reilly.

  2. Gladiator

    Gladiator (2000)


    Gladiator is a 2000 British-American epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final film role before his death), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the fictional character, loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor.

  3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)


    Transformers: Dark of the Moon (or simply Transformers 3) is a 2011 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. First released on June 23, 2011, it is the third installment of the live-action Transformers film series. It is a sequel to 2009's Revenge of the Fallen taking place three years after that. The film is also the first in the franchise without the involvement of DreamWorks, leaving the series to be produced solely by Paramount Pictures. Like its predecessors, Transformers and Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon is directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. This was the last film in the series to be owned by Takara Tomy, as Hasbro assumed ownership of the Transformers films in Japan. This was also the last film in the series to involve the original human characters and last in the series to star Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Jess Harnell, Hugo Weaving and Charlie Adler for the first three films. The film's story is set three years after the events of the 2009 film, with the Autobots, during their collaboration with the NEST (Nonbiological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty) military force, discovering a hidden alien technology in possession of humans, which had been found by Apollo 11 on the Moon 42 years earlier. However, the Decepticons unveil a plan to use the technology to enslave humanity in order to restore Cybertron, the home planet of the Transformers. Returning Transformers includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Wheelie, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Barricade, Brawl, Scrapper, Long Haul, Sideways and The Doctor.

  4. The Lion King

    The Lion King (1994)


    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated epic musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa, and was influenced by William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film was produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. Its original songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, and original scores were written by Hans Zimmer. The film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings.

  5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)


    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 American military science fiction action film based on the G.I. Joe toy franchise, with particular inspiration from the comic book and cartoon series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and co-written by Stuart Beattie, based on a 1998 screenplay by John Paul Kay. G.I. Joe features an ensemble cast based on the various characters of the franchise. The story follows two American soldiers, Duke and Ripcord, who join the G.I. Joe Team after being attacked by Military Armaments Research Syndicate (M.A.R.S.) troops.

  6. Roots

    Roots (1977)


    Roots is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family; the series first aired, on ABC-TV, in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It won also a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third highest rated episode for any type of television series, and the second most watched overall series finale in U.S. television history. It was produced on a budget of $6.6 million. The series introduced LeVar Burton in the role of Kunta Kinte.

  7. Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond (2006)


    Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political war thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world.

  8. Never Say Never Again

    Never Say Never Again (1983)


    Never Say Never Again is a 1983 spy film based on the James Bond novel Thunderball, which was previously adapted in 1965 under that name. Unlike the majority of Bond films, Never Say Never Again was not produced by Eon Productions, but by an independent production company, one of whose members was Kevin McClory, one of the original writers of the Thunderball storyline with Ian Fleming and Jack Whittingham. McClory retained the filming rights of the novel following a long legal battle dating from the 1960s.

  9. The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt (1998)


    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and follows the life of Moses from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. The film was directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner. The film featured songs written by Stephen Schwartz and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. The voice cast featured a number of major Hollywood actors in the speaking roles, while professional singers replaced them for the songs, except for Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Ofra Haza (who also sang her character's number, "Deliver Us", in seventeen other languages for the film's dubbing), who sang their own parts.

  10. Sarafina!

    Sarafina! (1992)


  11. Mighty Joe Young

    Mighty Joe Young (1998)


    Mighty Joe Young is a 1998 American adventure film based on the 1949 film of the same name and directed by Ron Underwood. It stars Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron, and in the film's version, the ape is much larger than in the original.

  12. Hitman

    Hitman (2007)


    Hitman is a 2007 French-American action-thriller film directed by Xavier Gens and based on the video game series of the same name. The story revolves around Agent 47, a professional hitman, who was engineered to be an assassin by the group known as "The Organization". He becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy and finds himself pursued by both Interpol and Russian intelligence. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko and Dougray Scott and was released on November 21, 2007. Though critically not well-received, it was a financial success, grossing $99 million against a $24 million budget.

  13. The English Patient

    The English Patient (1996)


    The English Patient is a 1996 American romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz.

  14. Moonraker

    Moonraker (1979)


    Moonraker (1979) is the eleventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The third and final film in the series to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, it co-stars Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Cléry, and Richard Kiel. Bond investigates the theft of a space shuttle, leading him to Hugo Drax, the owner of the shuttle's manufacturing firm. Along with space scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond follows the trail from California to Venice, Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon rainforest, and finally into outer space to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and to re-create humanity with a master race.

  15. Curious George

    Curious George (2006)


    Curious George is a 2006 American traditionally animated adventure family comedy film based on the book series by H.A. and Margret Rey. It stars Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Dick Van Dyke, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, and Frank Welker as the title character. Matthew O'Callaghan directed (after replacing Jun Falkenstein). It features new songs by Jack Johnson. This project had been under development at Imagine Entertainment for a long time, dating back at least as long ago as 1992 (and possibly many years before this). The screenplay was written by Ken Kaufman, with a story by Kaufman and Mike Werb. Although it is a traditionally animated film, about twenty percent of it takes place in 3D environments that were computer-generated. It was the first Universal Pictures theatrically released feature-length animated film since 1995's Balto, and Imagine Entertainment's first animated film. Due to the success of the film, the franchise was adapted to a TV series on PBS Kids, with Jeff Bennett replacing Ferrell as the voice of the Man with the Yellow Hat.

  16. El Cid

    El Cid (1961)


    El Cid is a 1961 historical epic film, a romanticized story of the life of the Christian Castilian knight Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, called "El Cid" (from the Arabic as-sidi, meaning "The Lord"), who, in the 11th century, fought the North African Almoravides and ultimately contributed to the unification of Spain. The film stars Charlton Heston in the title role and Sophia Loren as Doña Ximena.

  17. Out of Africa

    Out of Africa (1985)


    Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), which was published in 1937, with additional material from Dinesen's book Shadows on the Grass and other sources. This film received 28 film awards, including seven Academy Awards.

  18. The Roots of Heaven

    The Roots of Heaven (1958)


    The Roots of Heaven is a 1958 American adventure film in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color made by 20th Century Fox, directed by John Huston and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Romain Gary and Patrick Leigh Fermor is based on Romain Gary's 1956 Prix Goncourt winning novel The Roots of Heaven (Les racines du ciel).

  19. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)


    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes (1912). Christopher Lambert stars as Tarzan (though the name Tarzan is never used in the film's dialogue) and Andie MacDowell as Jane; the cast also includes Ralph Richardson (in his final film appearance), Ian Holm, James Fox, Cheryl Campbell, and Ian Charleson.

  20. The Flight of the Phoenix

    The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)


    The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. The story describes several men struggling to survive their aircraft's emergency landing in the Sahara desert, and stars Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger and Ernest Borgnine. The ensemble cast includes Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea and George Kennedy as other passengers on the aircraft.

  21. Sahara

    Sahara (2005)


    Sahara is a 2005 AmericanSpanish action-comedy adventure film directed by Breck Eisner that is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz.

  22. George of the Jungle

    George of the Jungle (1997)


    George of the Jungle is a 1997 American live-action film adaptation of the cartoon of the same name. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures with Mandeville Films and originally released to movie theatres on July 16, 1997. It stars Brendan Fraser as the eponymous main character, a primitive man who was raised by animals in an African jungle; Leslie Mann as his love interest; and Thomas Haden Church as her treacherous fiancé.

  23. Zulu

    Zulu (1964)


    Zulu is a 1964 epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.

  24. Mogambo

    Mogambo (1953)


    Mogambo is a 1953 American adventure/romantic drama film directed by John Ford and starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly and featuring Donald Sinden. The film was adapted by John Lee Mahin from the play Red Dust, by Wilson Collison. The film is a remake of Red Dust (1932), which starred Gable, Mary Astor and Jean Harlow, and was set in French Indochina.

  25. The African Queen

    The African Queen (1951)


    The African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor – his only Oscar), and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel.

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